Setting The Holiday Table

gold dinner plate

This is a week to remember.   And not because this is the week I finally got my holiday home tour up on the blog. Which I did.   And not because this is the week I finally moved my Etsy shop out of my dining room into a dedicated space. Which I did.   And not because … [Continue reading...]

A New Space in Which to Create

industrial look office

For as long as we’ve lived in this house, the dining room has been pulling double-duty. No, I take that back. Make that triple-duty.   Or maybe it’s quadruple duty …   or quintuple?   At this point, I’ve lost count.   There’s the dining “duty” part of the … [Continue reading...]

2014 Holiday Home Tour

red-white-christmas-decor

Did any of you see that Big Lots commercial where the woman is dancing around her house and singing about how she nailed it this Christmas?   I so wanted to be that woman this year.   And my plan was to be the first link up at my friend Jenn Rizzo's annual Holiday House Walk … [Continue reading...]

A Gift for My Blogger BFF

camera strap

This post brought to you by Groupon Gift Shop. The content and opinions expressed below are that of It All Started With Paint.   Blogging has been a lifeline for me …   No one really talks about his, but being a stay-at-home mom can be a very lonely job. Especially when my … [Continue reading...]

Sister-in-Law Gift Ideas

christmas craft idea

This post brought to you by Groupon Gift Shop. The content and opinions expressed below are that of It All Started With Paint.   There should be a sister-in-law hall of fame. I’m not sure what non-profit group would organize it. Or if it should be a physical place – the the Rock and Roll … [Continue reading...]

Family Room Makeover

something's gotta give room remodel

“I’m awesome.”   That’s the message I left for my husband at work last month after finishing up the family room remodel.   It wasn’t a commentary on the room itself. Though, I really do think it turned out pretty awesome, if I do say so myself. It was actually a … [Continue reading...]

Groupon Date Night for Christmas

mason jar gift

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Groupon Gift Shop. All opinions are 100% mine.  It’s time to reinstate date night.   There was a time when we went out every Saturday night. Friday nights too. With a Thursday night thrown in here and there. Dinner and drinks. … [Continue reading...]

How to Paint A Diamond Pattern Porch Rug

painted porch rug

I’ve never been an obsessive check the weather forecast kind of person. I never planned my days based on weather. I’m a realist. Weather is fickle. Weather is tricky to forecast. Especially when trying look ahead three or four days. I just take it day-to-day.   But that all changed in … [Continue reading...]