How to Turn Your Old Jean Jacket into a Jean Vest

Let me start off by telling all of you how much I hate my jean jackets. My mom would buy me one to wear every year for school, and they would sit at the back of my closet because I hated them that much. ...more

Upcycled Barn Wood Deck

We like to refer to our house as "Chateau Travolta" because when we bought it as a bank foreclosure, it hadn't been touched since it was originally built in 1977. We really loved the backyard and the large deck. ...more

Restoration Hardware-Inspired IKEA Console Hack for the Entryway

Hello! Last weekend I completed one of my biggest DIYs and I am so pleased with how it turned out. I took a $79 IKEA Tarva Chest, stained it and added new hardware to achieve a Restoration Hardware Printmakers Console look for a lot less! ...more

How to Make Colorful DIY Crayon Lipstick

Hey guys!Okay, I know what you're thinking ... did she really say crayon lipstick? Seriously? ...more

How to Throw an Overnight Party

Over the weekend we hosted our third annual summer party - - a two-night epic extravaganza that includes watching the sun come up, laughing until your face hurts, and dancing in the barn. The only rule: No Kids Allowed. We didn't keep track of ...more

Make Your Walls Pop With Colorful DIY Birch Tree Art

I was challenged to recreate one of my blog friend's DIY wall art.  So, I took inspiration from her birch-tree-painted wall and created colorful, dimensional birch tree canvas art.  This was probably the easiest DIY art I have ever created!...more

DIY Singer Sewing Machine Desk

True confession: I am a garbage picker. It's a bit of an issue ... okay, maybe I am exaggerating slightly but 'tis true that this time when my neighbor was throwing out an old Singer sewing machine, I had to have it, just had to. ...more

Add a Statement Piece: How to Make a DIY Jeweled Clutch

I am addicted to statement pieces. Seriously, when something speaks to me I drop the cash and leave my logic at home. I’m beginning to understand that spending big money on pieces I am only going to wear on occasion is irrational....more

How To Design a Room Using a Color Palette

One of the first steps in designing a room is choosing a color scheme. The internet is full of color palettes with real paint colors ready for anyone to use, but once you choose a palette, what is next? It can be difficult to transform a swatch of colors into a real room. Lucky for you, today I am sharing my easy 4-step plan to help design a room using a color palette. ...more

Sunday Verses


Crockpot Baked Apple Recipe

I’ve got fall on the mind. And I have apples in the house. So put two and two together and you have my crockpot baked apple recipe! ...more

Shells, Music, and an Anniversary

I don’t profess to know...more

DIY Double Shower Curtain & Liner Tutorial

I am always asked how I do a double shower curtain & liner, so I thought I would do a complete step by step tutorial of my latest one. ...more

Back to School Organization with Birch Lane

As the summer comes to an end and school gets ready to start we've been doing lots of organization around our home. We partnered with Birch Lane and added a new piece of furniture to our entryway ...more

French Accents

Today is normally the Sunday that four of us share French Country style decor and ideas with y'all, but this series has come to an end because Anita, the host, is just a tad bit busy these days and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...more

A Diamond in the Rough that Will Have to Wait

One of my blogging besties (Jamie from So Must Better with Age) and I have been talking for months about doing a collaboration together. ...more

Charming Home Tour ~ Shades of Blue Interiors

Have I got a treat for you today! I’m thrilled to show you the beautiful home of Rachel from Shades of Blue Interiors. Not only is Rachel super talented when it comes to home decor and painting furniture, but she’s funny and caring and I absolutely love her bubbly spirit! ...more