Christmas Craft Ideas

Christmas Craft ideas

I have a burning question on this chilly November morning: What’s with all the hacks?   Life hacks. Food hacks. Furniture hacks. Parenting hacks. Have we become the hack generation? And should we brace ourselves for some Christmas hacks? And if so, what would -- or could -- they … [Continue reading...]

Fall in the Family Room

Blue and Brown Fall Decor

  I feel like I need to come clean with you all.   Hopefully you'll see the irony.   Because ....   well ...   even though this blog is about my home, I'm not feeling the love for it anymore.   The home, that is. Not the … [Continue reading...]

Christmas in October

Red White Christmas Ornament

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of At Home for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.   I know what you’re thinking.   You wake up on a crisp autumn day. But it’s not just any autumn day. It’s a rare Saturday Halloween day.   A day destined (weather … [Continue reading...]

Martha’s Spider Wreath

Halloween Craft Ideas: Spider Wreath

  Halloween and I had a bit of a falling out this year.   I'm not sure why.     Perhaps because my trick-or-treaters are too old for tricks and now stay home with me to hand out treats?   Or maybe it's because we're down one treater-hander-outer … [Continue reading...]

Top 25 Posts of All (My) Time


I’ve never been much for anniversaries.   In fact, there were a couple of years when my husband and I both forget our wedding anniversary. We know the month. We would even talk about going out to dinner on the weekend nearest the date. But when the 21st rolled around, we would forget. And … [Continue reading...]

Deep Thoughts & Paper Pumpkins

How To Make Paper Pumpkins

Pumpkin.   P-U-M-P-K-I-N.   What a funny looking word, right? And as I typed up this post I kept looking at it again and again. Thinking that it looked wrong. Like it couldn't possibly be spelled that way.   So I Googled 'how to spell pumpkin.'   And it … [Continue reading...]

Drum Table Makeover Part 2: Liming Wax

Whitewash Wood With Lime Wax

Remember yesterday when I was working on part 1 of my drum table makeover and I shared how I was told by the creative genius who is Amy Howard to put down the sandpaper when painting furniture?   Well, today I'm picking it back up. In 60, 120 and 220 grit.   But it's not to … [Continue reading...]

Paint This! Painted Fall Wreaths

Fall Wreath Ideas with Paint

Is it just me, or does it feel like Halloween marks the end of fall?   I don't know why, but I'm feeling the pressure to get my fall projects done now. Now. NOW. N.O.W.   I feel like the countdown is on. And  if I don't get this painted fall wreath round-up post up soon it will … [Continue reading...]