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...]


Sharpie Art Coffee Table

So, things have stalled a bit in our office.  End of school and life changes have kept us pretty busy these days.  But that is okay, this week we are going full steam ahead! In the meantime, I am still enjoying the one corner of our office we have … [Read more...]


Tutorial: How to Plan a Gallery Wall

When I put together the gallery wall in my guest bedroom, I kind of just went for it.  But, when I put together the wall in my kitchen, there were several conditions that required it to have a little more planning – a limited defined space and two … [Read more...]


Vintage Wicker Chandelier Tutorial

I shared with you earlier this week our screened porch as part of Takin’ It Outside Week. Today, I thought I would share with you how I put together the chandelier. First, I was lucky to find this enormous wicker shade at a vintage shop locally.  … [Read more...]


Spring in Paris Painting

I have been wanting to tackle a painting for some time and the other day I shared how I “picked up my brush” and tried my hand at painting. I wanted to have something fun and bright this Spring, that reminded me of our trip to Paris. The original … [Read more...]


Embroidered Valentine

So far I have shared two Valentine projects that can be found here and here. Today, I want to share a new one. I guess I have been on a bit of an embroidery kick this week.  First, I shared my love for a towel that was embroidered and then I … [Read more...]


Crayon Watercolor

Last week I shared a project I did with my daughters, a Crayon Valentine,  this week I am sharing a new Valentine project. We used essentially the same techniques as the Crayon Valentine. After we finished that project, we had another idea.  We … [Read more...]

Photoshop Tips

Photoshop Elements & Christmas

Over the last several months, I have been trying to improve my photo editing skills.  I was gifted Photoshop Elements 7 some time ago, but I had always been very intimidated by it.  A few months ago, I decided it was time to finally figure the darn … [Read more...]


Summer Wreath How-to

Last week I put together a Summer Wreath while I was working on my summer mantel. And today, I am going to share with you how I put it together. I started with a square vine wreath but a circle would work just as well. Step 1: I began by … [Read more...]

Button Tree

Button Tree Tutorial

When I started this project, I had all the supplies in place and a plan to make this… This is the Mariana tree from Ballard Designs. it is covered in Mother of Pearl buttons which are very expensive.  So, started looking for an alternative and … [Read more...]

new ornaments look vintage

Make New Ornaments Look “Vintage”

Last night I FINALLY hung a wreath that has been five years in the making, literally.  Here is a sneak peak… I was unable to get any decent pictures today because we were out hunting down a Christmas tree when the light was right.  Look for … [Read more...]

Mummy Wreath Tutorial

Here is the wreath from my front door. I was pretty happy with how it came out and it was easy as pie! Step 1: Find a wreath. Almost any wreath will work. I worked with a straw wreath but if I were to do it again I would use Styrofoam because they … [Read more...]