Spring Mantel Decorating

  Phew. The last few weeks have been so crazy rushed and busy.  Now that my daughter’s play  is over, time has opened up some.  However, most of the time has been consumed by a Sap Tsunami!  The sap didn’t run, didn’t run, and now – it is … [Read more...]


It is Not Always About the Big Leap

  Our previous pastor used to hand out simple gifts for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.  One time it was a pen, there was a calendar, a devotional, and one time it was a keychain.  Not a very pretty one really, but it held Proverbs 3:5-6.  And … [Read more...]


Simple Christmas Mantel

  When I sit in front of the fire and look up on our simple Christmas mantel, I can't help but think back on my childhood Christmas celebrations.  I so hope we are creating great memories for our girls that they can look back on.  One memory … [Read more...]


Christmas Mantel Ideas

  This will be my fifth Christmas season blogging.  That is so crazy to me.  I have a secret to tell you.  I actually have started to really like getting all of my holiday decorating done early.  You see, I can cheat a little bit because we … [Read more...]


Updating My Summer Mantel

Every year I freak out this time of year while reading social media.  The rest of the country seems to be in full swing of purchasing school supplies, first day of school outfits and planning for the first day of school. Us?  We are just getting … [Read more...]


Baseball Bat Flag Tutorial

  Hello Sweet Friends. Today, I am so excited, honored and giddy that this fun flag we made two years ago is competing in the Ultimate Summer Bash at this week.  Did I really just say that?  Pinch me now please! I am going up … [Read more...]


DIY Rustic Wood Letters and My Valentine

Usually, when I share about a DIY project on here, it is something that Hubby and I do together.  But this one, I mentioned I wanted to try and figure it out how to make some rustic wood letters – and he just went and did it. Actually, he made two … [Read more...]


Christmas Mantel & Easy Chalkboard tutorial

 Today, I thought I would share a little more on my “Believe” Christmas mantel. This Christmas, I am trying to believe in a lot of things… ….the spirit of Christmas ….Santa …that hard things are possible …and in the true meaning of Christmas, … [Read more...]


Beach Decor – Reclaimed Wood Whale Art

I realize it is very late in the season for a summer mantel. But this is really not about a mantel. It is about several stories coming together and resulting in a  reclaimed wood whale. And this whale is special.  She even has a name. Glenda the … [Read more...]


Stenciled Barnwood Tutorial

Last week I shared my spring mantel, and today I wanted to share a tutorial on how I made the stenciled barnwood.  It is actually a pretty simple project.  There are also a lot of variations that could be made to customize it as well. … [Read more...]


Stenciled Barnwood Spring Mantel

The sun is finally shining and it feels so good.  So I felt it was time to make the inside match the outside and put together a spring mantel. Actually, the whole family room needed a few spring touches, a little brightness. … [Read more...]


Simple Mantel Decorating Ideas: Winter

There is so much inspiration and so many ideas when we decorate for Christmas. But then, when all of the decorations are put away – do crave simplicity for a little bit? I do. But I couldn’t just leave my mantel empty... So, I was trying to come … [Read more...]


2 Years of Mantels

I recently came upon my two year “blogaversary”. As with all markings of time we look back and reflect. One of my favorite projects to work on in my house is my mantel.  My head is spinning (when I should be sleeping – hence the dark circles!) for … [Read more...]


Enchanting Fall Mantel

Putting together a fall mantel seems to be one of my favorite things to do.  It is actually the first real project I ever did her on my ol’ blog – I’m just sentimental like that. Plus, like so many of us, I just love the fall.  My oldest daughter … [Read more...]

Trust In the Lord and Do Good

A New Painting from The Old Post Road

Before I start my regularly scheduled post, just a quick note to my email subscribers.  I am so pleased I finally figured out how to change the template to reflect the new blog design.  However, my apologies that the last two posts were delivered … [Read more...]


Summer Mantel 2012

Who’s ready for summer? I know I am!  My kids only have seven more school days and I am counting down just as much as them! So as the lazy days of summer get closer, I thought I would bring a little summer cheer into our home and I update our … [Read more...]