A Sentimental Junker’s Dream

I recently had a reader find a picture of a gift I made using the wood I found in this story.  He reached out because the company printed on the wood was his family's company.  It reminded me how powerful things that connect us to our family can be. … [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...]


Fall Decorating: Updated Kitchen Garden

The reality is, this year, our garden challenged us greatly. We battled too much rain and an attack of squash bugs. When I started to think about our fall decorating, I knew I wanted to take the few pumpkins and gourds that made it and display them … [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...]


DIY Backyard Kitchen Herb Garden

Every year I have grand gardening plans.  But then as the weather gets hot and sticky and buggy – I start to loose interest somewhat.  But this year, with Hubby around, he has taken the lead on the garden and it is doing really well.   Our garden is … [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...]