Easy Game Day Ideas

football party table ideas

WE ARE …   Oh, wait, those bowl games are over.   Though, I’m glad they finally changed up the rules and pitted winning team #1 again winning team #2. I never understood how the bowl line-ups were determined …   and why one bowl decided which team would be national … [Continue reading...]

Purple Mason Jar Giveaway

purple mason jar giveaway

Just popping in on a Sunday morning to let you know I’m giving away two cases of purple mason jars on the other blog, Mason Jar Crafts Love.   One winner will get a six-pack of pints (above); the second will get a six-pack of quarts …   Click here to enter … Linda … [Continue reading...]

Paint’s Chips

mason jar mugs

I still have some remnants of Christmas in … and outside … our home.   A Santa head here. A red pillow there.   But my biggest .. most shameful … and most visible indiscretion is right outside our front door. For all our neighbors and passerby’s to see …   Green … [Continue reading...]

Weight Watchers Soup Recipe

weight watchers recipe

I need your help. Your wisdom. Your guidance.   You see, I need to instill self-confidence in my teen daughter. Only problem: I had zero self-confidence when I was a teen. A problem only exacerbated by my six-foot-tall-model-thin-chiseled-cheeked-beauty of a best friend.   Who, … [Continue reading...]

Etsy Shop Interruptus

valentine gift idea

I had a master plan for the blog. A plan that forced me to sit down and think about what types of posts I would create each month. Like the Saturday Paint’s Chips musings and bi-monthly Paint This! round-ups.   I also thought I would take one day each month to cross-promote my Etsy shop. … [Continue reading...]

Clothespin Heart Wreath

valentine craft idea wreath using clothespins

I was looking through my "draft" posts and came across a Valentine's Day project that I never published here ...   and I got so excited!   I'll equate my excitement with the feeling you get when you wear your winter coat for the first time in a new season and reach into your … [Continue reading...]

Cake Banner for Valentine’s Day

valentine day cake banner

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Mike and I are regulars.   Modern-day Norms.   We truly like to go to places where they know our name.   Sure, our regular haunts have evolved over the years, as our lives have evolved.   As well as the lives of … [Continue reading...]

Paint This! Chalkboard Walls in Office Spaces

chalkboard wall ideas

Sources (from top to bottom, left to right): Icing on The Cake | It All Started With Paint | Design Sponge | Jones Design Company | House Seven | No. 29 Design | Country Living | Inspired By This | Smitten Studio | 1 Kind Design   I wonder if my love of chalkboard walls stems from my love … [Continue reading...]

Mr. & Mrs. Forks

Valentine craft ideas

I may or may not have a full set of forks with various stages of stamps and scratches. An "M" here and a faint "MR" there. And maybe an "M" and an "R" followed by an upside down "S" ...   And when I say may not, I really mean may.   Just another example of a project that, in my … [Continue reading...]

How To Hang Shutters … Indoors

how to hang shutters

In what feels like a million years ago, I pulled a pair of shutters out of my next door neighbor’s garbage.   Okay, it’s not like they were inside the garbage can covered in cat food and used tissues. They were leaning up against the garbage can. Leaning in a way that said take me, I’m … [Continue reading...]