9/26/2016

Chalk Painted Jars, Barn Wood and Flowers...

As my daughter's wedding is drawing near...Oct. 7,

9/09/2016

Just a little bit of Check!

I love creating my own version of MacKenzie Childs style.  It's not that hard since it's just squares.

9/03/2016

The REST of the Story...

This post was written from my heart to my son.
                      This is about his family,
                                                 his ties,
                                                          his family history.

And...
            It's about these quilt blocks! After you read this initial story posted in Feb. 2014, I will tell you the REST of the Story!

8/27/2016

Stunning Jewelry Art

My friend, Gail is not one to 'rest on her laurels' as the saying goes! She is always on the move, helping others and creating beautiful things.

8/23/2016

From Boring to Crazy Cool Light Fixture

Okay, so I have been MIA again.
I have a good excuse...I have been working on a surprise for my daughter-in-law's baby shower, but I can't share that with you yet...
And helping my daughter start her Etsy account full of cool stuff she (with my help) has made...but I can't share that with you yet either!
And playing with my granddaughter, Isla Rose...
But the biggest thing, is helping my daughter get ready for her wedding Oct. 7! That's right, she had the baby first and now Isla's Mommy and Daddy are getting married! I am making the wedding dress so I will share that with you when it's done.

7/22/2016

A Tisket A Tasket...

A Wire Basket!
You know, when you get bored of looking at the same old thing...

7/14/2016

High Quality Wood Look Wallpapered Wall

I have partnered with Walls Republic to bring you an honest opinion of their wallpaper products. Plus, directions on how to hang wallpaper! Yeah

7/08/2016

Garden & House Tour - Part 2

We continue on Part 2 of the Garden & House Tour...you can see Part 1 HERE if you missed it.

7/04/2016

Garden & House Tour - Part I

 I just went on a garden tour and wanted to take you along. I also got pictures of some great old houses...

6/26/2016

Front Porch Changes

We just had our roof re-shingled. Plus the gutter guys are coming next week, so changes are happening. My young and cute, handy dandy handyman can really do ANYTHING! He and his crew tore the old off and put the new shingles on. As usual, I had more on my list for him to do...

6/22/2016

The Olive Bucket

Everyone, including me wants one or has one. I was lucky to go to HyVee and find this now on sale out in their garden area for 50% off. It was only $20 for a very large size.

6/10/2016

A New Sun Tunnel & Granddaughter

My little granddaughter, Isla (pronounced Eye-La) recently turned one and luckily I have a cousin that has a creative eye and wonderful camera to capture some very precious pictures of her.

5/16/2016

It's a Marriage of Pieces

This is a marriage of a cute table,


Paired with my sweet vintage ice cream chairs...



And I think they look great together!




5/10/2016

Working in the Gardens

Several followers wonder why I take breaks more often than I used to...

I have slowed down on projects since I closed my antique mall booth...

And am enjoying life more at this slower pace.

I still keep very busy...

And this time of the year, you can find me in the gardens slaving away at all that needs to be done.

Here are examples of what hubby and I have been up to the past two weeks...

In the fall of last year, we purchased a new arbor for the honeysuckle growing on the back fence row. This year, we have added a gate.

4/26/2016

Sweet BoHo Baby Girl's Room

The fun decorating continues...




This time with my granddaughter's bedroom.





They rent this home, so we were limited with how creative we could be with the walls.


This is looking in the room from the doorway...




4/20/2016

Cute-A-Fying a Rental Kitchen!

Recently, my daughter and her family of three moved into a 'new-to-them' rental.

She wondered, "How do I make this place look cute and homey?"

We were not allowed to paint, and though the kitchen is a very small galley kitchen (saved by a roomy pantry), it has new cabinets, appliances and flooring.

And...

This bungalow house also has very high 10ft ceilings throughout. All nice features.

So what do you do when you are renting and want to cute-a-fy a space?

4/15/2016

Fun Chalkboard Buffet Runner

My friend Amy, graciously is allowing me to show you this project that she did for an informal gathering.  Beware, you are going to drool!
 Amy used this Chalkboard Vinyl Surface purchased for $7.99 from Hobby Lobby...then

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