A Little Bit O’ Photography

Life has a way of throwing curve balls every now and then. Lately, I’ve been thrown a few changeups as well. The tale is too lengthy and too overwhelming to write about at this point, but basically my parents have both been deathly ill over the last three weeks ....more

A Day in the Life

I’ve been gone for a really long time. It’s not that I don’t love my blog. I do ....more

A Painted Step Stool

Believe me when I say I’m well aware that a toddler’s little step stool is usually not cause to write a blog post. But when it takes 18 months to get around to it, I’m gonna celebrate. I don’t even remember where I got it, but I had always meant to paint it, as you can see from the one layer of scruffy black paint on top. I had started one thin coat of Chalk Paint® in Graphite before I ...more

Pinterest is Making Me Fat.

Look, it’s not my fault. I joined Pinterest as a way to remember all the cute crafts, gorgeous interiors, and Chalk Paint projects I had come across. In the beginning, most of my pins included bookcases, double apron sinks, home accessories, or painting tutorials of some kind. But when I found out I was pregnant with what would become this little mountain of fat rolls… ...more

We’re Debt Free!!! How We Paid Off $26,000 of Debt in 13 Months

I know discussing money can be taboo. It was when I was growing up. I remember asking my mom how much she and my dad earned in a year and receiving a gasp that would make you think I’d slapped her across the face. In our house, leaving the price tag on a gift was akin to not sending thank you notes (a mortal Southern sin) and asking someone how much their house/shoes/video game/toothbrush cost would get you in trouble ...more

DIY Art and Marble Countertops

I’m glad I finally have the energy to write, since I don’t have the energy to do much else these days. Being a full-term pregnant lady has kinda put a damper on all my creativity. I have been working for Tawnya at C’est Moi quite a bit, so that’s filled my time sufficiently. I’ve been creating ads, writing for their blog, and trying to put together their new website, all without any professional experience whatsoever. You learn as you go, right? ...more

My DIY Zinc Tutorial is Being Featured at Remodelaholic!

Yup. Cassity at Remodelaholic was nice enough to feature this tutorial over at her place. Thanks to the nice folks (hey Mary!) I painted it for, I also got some new photos of the bar once it was in place in the attorney’s office it now calls home: ...more

Avocado Chocolate Pudding: Bust or Must?

I guess it’s pretty obvious from the title that this blog post is most definitely not about furniture, although I’ve had quite a bit to work on lately. I even redid a piece for my Mom and Dad for Christmas, which I completely forgot to photograph before we left Mississippi. We’re dropping off a desk on Saturday, though, and I have six, yes SIX pieces to paint this month. I’m already tired thinking about it. But let’s forget furniture and ...more

Playing Catch Up

You know what’s difficult? Blogging without a computer. For the second time in a month and a half, the mother board on our computer has needed to be replaced. The first time was thanks to Jackson. This time, it was Jared’s big steel toe boot (I won’t be blaming his foot that was in the boot that stepped down on the cord and ripped it out.) Thank goodness for warranties! I don’t know what we’ll when it expires in February; ...more

Pinspiration: Christmas Centerpiece Ideas

I love Christmas decor. All of it. Simple, rustic, glitzy, or glam; it doesn’t matter to me. And I can’t wait until I have a dining table big enough that I can actually put something on it besides four plates and glasses. (Even that’s a squeeze!)  Last year I wrote this post about my favorite Christmas table settings I had found on Pinterest ....more