How to Make Coasters From Wine Corks

Having a husband in the wine industry means we have A LOT of corks lying around. No, it's not from all the wine we drink (I promise), but it is pretty cool. I mean, think of all the project possibilities! Today, we attempted our first cork project, ...more

5 Scarves You Can Make at Home

Every year finds me dragging my feet into autumn. I never like how the temperature drops, but I do find things to love about fall. I love how the tree leaves burst into a brilliant display of color before dropping to crunch beneath my feet. We start ...more

3 Ways to Improve Your DSLR Photography

I learned a few things right off the bat in my time with Loretta. (That's my camera's name, after Loretta Lynn.) I thought I'd share, so you can enter into DSLR World with a head full of knowledge! It can be rough, turning on the camera for the first ...more

How to Create a Vintage Jewelry Wreath

Have you ever wondered what to do with old costume jewelry? Or seen vintage jewelry at an estate sale or antique store and wished you had an occasion to make good use of it? Sarah Ives, Designer at Upscale Downhome has designed a welcoming wreath ...more

How I Finally De-Cluttered Every Room in the House

My life/stuff was driving me crazy. CRAZY! So I took care of it, and made my life and home a whole lot more functional and organized. Each area I organized taught me an important organizational lesson that I needed to have under my belt before ...more

Wino! DIY Coaster Made From Wine Corks

Having a husband in the wine industry means we have A LOT of corks lying around. No, it's not from all the wine we drink (I promise), but it is pretty cool. I mean, think of all the project possibilities! Today, we attempted our first cork project, and I will say these coasters came out pretty cute! So if you want to give it a try (I am sure you have some corks lying around after the holidays, right?), here is how we did it. ...more

4 Super Simple Tips To Clean Up The Holiday Clutter

Merry Christmas! Now that you've unwrapped all the presents you carefully chose and purchased over a series of months, you get the joy of... cleaning it up. Yay? Don't fret. The following simple tips will help you organize the mess in quick fashion, leaving you with more time to sit and enjoy the rest of your holiday. ...more

6 Hacks for Gift Wrapping

It doesn't take much time on Pinterest to find works of art when it comes to gift wrap. You'll see beautiful bows, magically coordinated papers, and perfectly folded corners. As much as I love to ogle these gorgeously wrapped presents, gifts look a little different under our tree. Family interests (superheroes, pirates, Tinkerbell) determine our paper choices, not the latest Pinterest trends. Our corners usually aren't perfect. And usually, we don't even have bows! ...more

A Christmas Present - St. Cloud, MN Area Photographer

It was really fun to be asked to do a photos for the adult children of a family, sans grand babies, as a present for the brothers' parents. It is rare to get to shoot only adults and even better that one of them is my niece, love ya! Thanks for being asked to be included in a fun photo shoot this winter ....more

Top Posts of 2014

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What a Fabrulous Christmas

I had the most wonderful Christmas. ...more

All Is Calm...All Is Bright!

Operation Tradition Restored was a success! We had a wonderfully blessed Christmas...more

Yarn Report – Week 52, 2014

Here we are . . at the end of 2014. You know that one of my goals in 2015 is to use way more than I purchase so . ....more

Books This Year

Somewhere around mid year I noticed a little feature on Goodreads where you could post your goal for how many books you wanted to read for the year.I knew that I had lost quite a bit of time earlier in the year when I got sidetracked by watching all 7 seasons of Stark Trek: The Next Generation in a row, so I randomly figured I could read 30 books by the end of the year....and I did! There are a few in there that I didn't tell you about on any Tell a Tale Thursday posts. ...more

Hungry Cat

Was he hungry or just being a devil cat? At the beginning of every week, with my menu in hand, I head over to the shop where I retrieve the frozen food and jars I will need for a few days. It helps not to open the freezer every day and it keeps me on […] ...more

Blog and Studio Closed Until Monday

Seasons Greetings. I hope you're enjoying your holiday, home and family time. The Yellow Cape Cod blog and design studio will be closed today through Monday, December 29th ....more

Feathered Nest Friday

Welcome to Feathered Nest Friday! Hope everyone had a relaxing and blessed Christmas. I am moving a little slow and indulging in an extra cup of coffee this morning before getting going on a busy weekend CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.. ....more

Beautiful Room Makeovers

Hi Friends, I have some beautiful room makeover for you today that caught my eye from Inspire Me Monday. ...more