How to Update a Deck with Paint

Friday, October 30, 2015

I'm sharing the steps for how we gave our "EW" deck a fabulous new makeover, rather than replacing it!

Halloween Snack Mix

Monday, October 26, 2015

I'll be the first to admit that I'm one of those parents who raids their kids candy stash every year. Yep, coming clean here!


I've got a sweet tooth...and a salty tooth (is that a thing?). It's always a toss up whether I'd prefer something sweet or something salty. The truth of it is, I'd really prefer to have both!

This Halloween snack mix satisfies those cravings for sweet and salty.

How to make a Leather and Lace Bracelet

Friday, October 23, 2015


leather and lace bracelet

(This post first appeared on Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body)

If you're a 'DIY-er', I'm sure you've spotted something in a store before and thought, "I can do that!".

That happened to me this past spring when I was at the Country Living Fair. I found this amazing leather and lace bracelet that was so cute. I loved it but it was too expensive, so I set out to recreate it even though I'd never worked with leather before!

Easy Thanksgiving Garland with Chalkboard Tags

Sunday, October 18, 2015

We are back from Florida and had a relaxing, wonderful, sun-filled fall break! It's going to be a little difficult to get back to 'real life'!

However, Thanksgiving is around the corner and (gulp), I am hosting this year!

My home is decorated for fall, and I kept it fairly stress-free. I love to create and I enjoy decorating...but I felt my home just needed one thing more...an easy Thanksgiving garland to hang across my mantle!

Thanksgiving garland with chalkboard tags

9 Fabulously Spooky DIY Halloween Ideas

Monday, October 12, 2015

Hey y'all...I'm spending the week in sunny Florida for fall break! It's our first time to Destin and we are enjoying the weather, the beach, and the time to simply unwind and relax...together!

fabulously spooky DIY ideas

So I relied on a little help from some of my blogger friends for today's post. And they did not let me down! Below, you'll find some fabulous DIY Halloween inspiration, and you are going to love what these talented gals have come up with!

Printed Burlap Pumpkin

Friday, October 9, 2015

Today it's all about pumpkins and I have two fabulous new projects to share. I'm over at Ella Claire Inspired today, sharing a tutorial for my painted pumpkin pillows.

painted pumpkin pillow

You've no doubt seen beautiful painted pumpkin pillows on Etsy and craft fairs. Well guess what, here is your chance to learn how to make one! I encourage you to head to Ella Claire for that tutorial (click here)...but then come right back here because I've got a simple yet stunning project that I'm excited to share with you! I'll be waiting, I promise ☺

Oh hey there, welcome back!

I like to think outside the box and get creative when it comes to decorating my home, because I like things that are unique and different. This certainly applies to seasonal decorating, when items will be on display for such a short time. I'm including affiliate links for your convenience. My full disclosure policy is available here. 

printed burlap pumpkin

Pie Crust Cinnamon Pinwheel Cookies

Monday, October 5, 2015

Happy Monday!

I don't know about you, but I'm in the mood for something sweet, delicious and easy!

pie crust cinnamon cookies

Easy as pie...Pie Crust Cinnamon Pinwheels, that is!

Affordable and Stylish Desks

Friday, October 2, 2015

If you're a blogger or someone who loves crafts, you may already have a fabulous desk to work at. Many of you likely work at your dining room table. That's what I did for many years too!

WOW! 14 stylish and affordable desks for your home! Get the sources at diy beautify blog!