DIY Furniture Projects

When I first started blogging, my plan was to share about decorating ideas.  As time went on, I found myself inspired more and more by other bloggers who were doing DIY projects.  My perspective changed and I began looking at things in a whole new … [Read more...]


Painted Canvas: Mod Podge Photo Transfer

Since so many of us our facing cold and snowy weather, I thought I might share one of my favorite projects from the past that are perfect for a day at home... Our place, as a family – is Long Beach Island in NJ.  There is just something about being … [Read more...]


Desk Organization with Lucite Trays

  Truth time.  I have been feeling quite overwhelmed lately. I have several long to-do lists in multiple areas of work and life that it has almost left me paralyzed.   Which leads to feeling more overwhelmed because I am getting nothing … [Read more...]


Repurposed Galvanized Side Table

  I have been wanting to replace the side table in our family room for a while now.   It was slowly starting to warp and the planks were separating, so it was time for a change.  I kept looking through catalogs and seeing what was out there.  … [Read more...]


Dear Valentine’s Day Projects,

(DIY Valentine's Day Wax Seal) Dear Valentine's Day Projects, There was a time when a whole day would be dedicated to you.  My girls would put together cards for all their classmates while I worked on a new project.  Remember that year when we … [Read more...]


Getting Your Sports Equipment Organized

  I just shared about the overall process of how we organized our garage and the steps we used to get there.  You can also find all of the before and after photos as well as the specifics on everything we used to get here on The Home Depot … [Read more...]


Garage Organizing Tips

Seriously, this is one for the books.  Our garage was a disaster.  And the space was so poorly used that every time we went in there I felt overwhelmed.   It took a lot of work, but with the help of The Home Depot, we tamed that beast!  You can find … [Read more...]


Creamy Mapletini Martini

  It has long been known that we are crazy for maple syrup.  We make it.  We sell it.  We eat it.  We drink it. My hubby’s family has always makes “sugar on snow” which is just what is sounds like – hot maple syrup poured over fresh snow … [Read more...]


Quick & Easy 10 Minute Decorating – Fur Garland

  Welcome to the holiday edition of 10 minute decorating ideas!  Today I am sharing my fabulous faux fur garland.  If you follow me on Instagram, you saw the picture I shared of Peanut’s dress and jacket for my sister’s wedding.   We found … [Read more...]


Easy No Sew Burlap Advent Calendar

I am sharing this project again - because it is time!  If you are going to have an Advent calendar ready for December 1st, its time to get to it!  This project is so simple - you just need ribbon of your choice!  Have fun! Every year, I have the … [Read more...]


Decorating With Books – Art Covers

  Today was a gray and overcast day and I needed to bring in a bit of brightness and color.  The timing was perfect because Ashley and Jamin of The Handmade Home challenged me and a group of bloggers to take art from their amazing books and … [Read more...]


Maple Cidertini

  I  have just returned home from a fun weekend away at The Chapel Market (more on that soon!).  It was so fun and my first chance to introduce our maple syrup face to face  with people (shopping coming real soon, I promise!).  It only seemed … [Read more...]


Yardstick Ruler Craft Ideas

  Are you going to Chapel Market?  I am and I am so excited!  I am sharing a booth with my partner in crime - the ever amazing KariAnne of Thistlewood Farms!  Even if you don't come by to make any purchases, we will be sure to entertain you! … [Read more...]


Vintage Bottle Tree

  Today I want to share a fun project with you – a vintage bottle tree.  I first saw one on vacation this summer and I was so smitten by them.  Then, after doing a little bit of research, I discovered that they are a southern tradition for … [Read more...]


Garage Entry Fall Makeover

  Recently, Wayfair challenged me to complete a DIY makeover on a front entry.  Actually two of them - first spruce up the whole area, and then freshen it up for fall.  I knew right away I didn't want to do my front door.  That area has had … [Read more...]


30 Minute Pumpkin Challenge – A House Pumpkin

  Hello friends.  I am kicking' it old school and carving a real pumpkin today as part of Clinton Kelly's 30 Minute Pumpkin Challenge.   Yes, that Clinton Kelly.  The one from What Not to Wear.  He has a new lifestyle blog and he asked a … [Read more...]


Halloween Paper Medallions

This post is being share with as part of my partnership with Command Brand   It is official, it is October, so I can totally start sharing Halloween projects!  I have always loved Halloween, but the last few years I have not used much … [Read more...]


Vintage Doorknob Pumpkins

  I am hoping you will be tolerant of me - lots of exciting stuff going on around here!  So, I haven't had much time for new projects - but this is one of my all time favorite fall projects, so I thought I would share it again! Grab your … [Read more...]


Wood & Burlap Natural Fall Wreath

Since this is one of my all time favorites, I thought I would share it again!  Happy day to you all! Sometimes there is nothing better than a project that is easy and simple and that you love in the end. That is the case with my wood and burlap … [Read more...]


Craft Table Organization Tips

This post is written as part of my partnership with Command Brand .   It is that time of year.  Kids are either back in school or mere days from being there.  With that comes busy schedules, homework and projects.  Now, we are past … [Read more...]


Back to School Decorating – Photo Banner

This post is brought to as part of my partnership with Command Brand   It seems the country is on staggered starts for schools – so some of your are already in and some of you are like us – and hanging on tight to the last days of … [Read more...]