Dollar Tree Anniversary Celebration and a DIY Tablescape

Dollar Tree Anniversary Celebration and a DIY Tablescape
Bonus Buys at Dollar Tree (I'm thrilled to be partnering with Dollar Tree to share their special Anniversary Event Bonus Buys with you today!) I love shopping at Dollar Tree! I love that everything's a buck. I always find something that I turn into unique home decor, like my easy DIY pumpkin . And I love finding inexpensive cleaning products that really work! Dollar Tree is having an Anniversary Celebration Event now through October 11! This is a great opportunity to get special Bonus Buys throughout the store! With many products offering 58% more for the same low price, you'll save money with every purchase! These are some of my favorite products at Dollar Tree: Totally Awesome - an amazing spray cleaner for just about anything. Laundry stains, carpets, counter tops. My favorite use - baseboards! That sticky, icky residue doesn't stand a chance with Totally Awesome! Party Supplies - from tabletop coverings, plates, napkins, plastic u


How to Antique a Mirror

How to Antique a Mirror
When I stumble upon mirrors at the thrift store for a good price, especially if the mirror itself is beveled , I love to pick them up. Mirrors are one of those decorating gems that can be used in so many ways! Hanging, leaning, even flat on a coffee table, they reflect light and make a room appear larger. If the mirror's frame has a few dings and scratches, it doesn't deter me. When you paint the frame, all of those 'deformities' become much less noticeable. And if your goal is to antique or distress the mirror, dings and gouges work in your favor! This mirror started out as a plain, boring, dark wood mirror with several gouges. Marked down to $8.99, it was a great buy because the beautiful, beveled glass was in great shape. After cleaning all the dust, grease and unknown grime off it, and taping off the mirror, I painted it with two coats of DIY chalk paint in my favorite vintage white, 'Cotton Whisper' by Behr . It's like an 'instant face lif


Shabby Pumpkins

Shabby Pumpkins
Make a Crop of Sweet Shabby Pumpkins   Good morning sweet readers. I want to take a moment to say a huge THANK YOU for hanging out with me each week! I've seen my page views more than double in the last couple months...and it's all because of you! I absolutely adore pumpkins! Real ones and fake ones alike! I've made my share of DIY pumpkins, but this time I wanted to do something a little out of the box.


Getting Organized

Getting Organized
Lately I have been feeling completely overwhelmed by all my 'stuff' and desiring a calmer, clutter-free space. I have begun the de-cluttering process around my home. One of the first places I focused on was the space where I create. Because we don't have an extra room where I can have a dedicated craft space, I am using a wall in our bonus room.  This is the room where we watch tv, hang out, use the computer, exercise....and where I craft. It's definitely a  multi-purpose room and so I need to try to keep my area clean and clutter-free. This is the bigger picture of my craft space...   And a close up of my desk area... You can see how any clutter and mess can make this room look and feel chaotic! I found that having specific zones helps me be better organized and more efficient because I know where to find things, and where to put them away.  (Disclosure ~ this post may contain links to  my affiliate partners. When you make a purch


Chicken Burritos (in the Crock Pot)

Chicken Burritos (in the Crock Pot)
This meal comes together almost like magic because the chicken is prepared in the crock pot!


DIY Abstract Painting

DIY Abstract Painting
To a DIYer, an estate sale is even better than shopping at say, the Mall of America. So much promise, so much possibility. So imagine my chagrin when I sent Mr DIY out for bread and milk one Saturday... And he comes home a couple hours later and tells me that he went to not one..but two estate sales... ...without me!


Fall Decorating Projects

Fall Decorating Projects
Do you love Fall as much as I do? Cozy sweaters, apple cider, changing leaves and crisp air are what I'm dreaming about lately! The weather has NOT been cooperating  and we've had a massive heat wave that makes Fall seem like it will never arrive!! I'm still dreaming about it ...and starting to decorate my home in spite of it. Here are 5 of my Favorite Fall DIY posts from last year...


Barn Wood Sign

Barn Wood Sign
 DIY Barn Wood Sign If you live in middle Tennessee, you will find an old, dilapidated barn...it's just down the road and around the bend, up one hill and down the other, through the canopy of trees and along the creek, past the cows. The barn is barely hanging on. Pieces of old barn wood have fallen off the structure and lay where they've fallen. I considered it my duty as a responsible citizen to remove a couple of pieces that had fallen off and were {almost} lying in the road.... wink . I didn't want anyone's tires to pop...out there in the middle of nowhere...with only the cows to see. I brought my barn wood pieces home and decided to make a sign.


30 Minutes or Less DIY Pumpkin

30 Minutes or Less DIY Pumpkin
5 Steps to a Thrifty Burlap Pumpkin (in 30 minutes or less!)  A trip to the pumpkin patch has been a family tradition ever since our kids were tiny.  My boys would always pick out the biggest pumpkin they could find...my daughter would choose the tiniest, cutest little one!