Fishnet Wrapped Mason Jar

Mason Jar Crafts: Fishnet Wrapped Mason Blue Mason Jar

Sometime in mid-June I lapsed into vacation mode. Which was odd, because I wasn't on vacation.  That was still over a month away.   But somehow ... inexplicably ... when the kids finished school, I clicked into island time.   I'm lucky if I make my bed each day. And feed the … [Continue reading...]

Wrigley Field

Mason Jar Craft: Baseball Uniform Mason Jar

My son has been hard at work looking for a part time job this summer. To earn some cash for college.   And when I say working hard I really mean his mother has been prodding and poking and pestering him to walk the streets handing out resumes, and submitting online applications to the big … [Continue reading...]

Cutting Board Collection

Wood Cutting Boards - Rustic, Wood, Small Cutting Boards

  I’ve never been a collector of things.   Okay, that’s not entirely true. I’ve amassed quite the collection of dust. And dust bunnies.   I’m also very skilled at collecting dirty dishes in the sink. And shoes in the foyer.   And at varying times … [Continue reading...]

The Making The Bed Experiment

Blue white brown bedroom

I read somewhere that making the bed each morning will make you more productive. The single act of accomplishing a task that, for many (myself included), is less than desirable can get your day off on the right foot. The productive foot.   Which I think may be the right one. … [Continue reading...]

Tool Box Herb Planter

Rustic Tool Box Planter

A miracle has happened.   And I don't mean a parting-the-sea-turning-water-to-wine variety of miracle.   Mine is much more humble. Though, life and death was involved. ;)   In my little corner of the universe, this was a truly monumental feat. Something that has … [Continue reading...]

Beach Blues & A Giveaway!


You can take the girl out of Jersey, but you can never, ever take the Jersey out of the girl. :)   After 22 years in Chicago,  I still identify as a Jersey girl. Those roots run deep. Especially at this time of year.   You see, I'm not just a Jersey girl. I'm a Jersey shore … [Continue reading...]

Pomp & Circumstance

Molly Braden - Blaine 8th Grade Video

This week isn't about paint or crafts or diy or mason jars.   It's about caps and gowns and fancy dresses and khaki pants and button down shirts and ties. It's about processions and diplomas and pomp and circumstance. And parties.   Oh, and tears. Lots and lots of … [Continue reading...]

How To Paint and Distress Mason Jars

How To Paint Distress Mason Jars: Chalk Paint Mason Jars in Pink, Grey, Greige, White

For those of you who are regular visitors here at Paint (thank you!), you probably scratched your head when you saw the title of this post in your newsfeed. Or inbox. Because you know I've been painting and distressing mason jars ... and selling painted and distressed mason jars ... for 2+ years … [Continue reading...]