Wednesday, November 27, 2013

God is Great Prayer - Paper Mounted on Wood

God is GREAT and this year I have so much to be thankful for.  I count each of you that take the time to read my little 'ole blog as a blessing!  So thank you, thank you, thank you....

I was recently contacted by a client who asked me to create a chalkboard print sign for her using the prayer, "God is good, God is Great..."  I wanted to share with you the process I used to do this. 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

A DIY Christmas Ornament Round - Great Inspiration!

I love the preparation and time leading up to Christmas just as much as the actual day itself.   

One of our family traditions is making ornaments together each year.  What better way to get into the ornament making mood than a round up of some great DIY  ornament projects.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

I'm CO-HOSTING - Fluster's Creative Muster Linky Party #46

So remember the UPcycled Cable Knit Sweater  I shared with you last week?  Well, it is being featured this week at Fluster Buster.  
I'm thrilled that Robin asked me to co-host this week's link party!   

Welcome to week 46 of Fluster's Creative Muster Linky Party!

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All of the views have been tallied from last weeks party and the link with the most views goes to Dorothy Sue and Millie B's Too. Last week Suzie shared part 1 of her Upcycled Cable Knit Sweater and created 2 jar cozies. She has plans on using the same sweater to create, pillows, wine bottle wraps, some ornaments and a cowl scarf. Be sure to follow her blog for the details.

Creative Muster #46

(begins every Tuesday at 6pm EST and end Sunday at midnight)

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By linking to this party you are giving Fluster Buster and the co-host permission to use your photos in featured posts and on social media.
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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

TRUE LOVE Was Born in a Stable - FREE Printable ART

I'm excited for the rapidly approaching holiday season!
Each year, with the commercialism of Christmas coming at us from every possible angle, like many others, I struggle to keep the true meaning of the holiday at the forefront of my thoughts.    So today, I've created this cute chalkboard printable as a reminder for my family and I where our hearts and thoughts should be centered.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

UPcycled Cable Knit Sweater - Part 1


Last winter I was loving all the sweater-covered home accessories I was seeing. 
With the days getting shorter and colder -  and winter fast approaching, I set out to find some sweaters at Goodwill that I could upcycle.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

The Happy Camper Dresser Makeover


I've been wanting to paint a piece of furniture green for some time, but haven't really been inspired with the right piece. 

That was.....until I found this antique dresser last weekend.  I went to Home Depot to check out the selection of green paint and fell in love with Behr's "Happy Camper" green....

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

My First Giveaway! - WIN 2 Weekend Passes to the Country Living Fair in Atlanta, GA (Oct 25-27)

Today I will be hosting my very FIRST GIVEAWAY
courtesy of 
Country Living Magazine!! 
Enter below to win
2 Weekend Passes to the Country Living Fair in Atlanta  Oct 25-27, 2013!!!

Monday, October 7, 2013

UPcycled Tahoe Blue Media Center

Just finished this little beauty over the weekend.

I get the best feeling when a project comes to life EXACTLY as I envisoned it would.   In blog-land, this vintage dresser-turned-Media Center doesn't seem like all that much of a stretch....but now that I'm working with Mr. Fix-It on projects....I have a lot of convincing to do.  He is a carpenter by trade - even though he doesn't do that for a living - and I am a visionary - with no carpentry skills.... So, together we make a good team.  I just have to say "trust me" - a lot! 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

DIY Bridal Shower & Wedding Decor - Part 3

The other day I shared 
from my oldest daughter's wedding.
  You can see that post HERE if you missed it. 
Today I have some fun pictures of DIY Bridal Shower and Wedding Decor from my 2nd daughter's wedding, which just happened to be 3 months after the first....
That was ONE BUSY YEAR for me!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Vintage 1950's TV Cabinet UPCYCLE!

I found this Vintage 1950's TV Cabinet at Goodwill last spring for $99.99.   I fell in love with it...but $100?  C'mon.... Someone's pricing was WAYYYY off - because it didn't look like this when I found it!

The top was completely destroyed.  The veneer on the doors was in decent condition, but the hardware was damaged and although it had been gutted on the inside, it had a huge hole in it!

A week later it was still sitting there - but now it was marked down To $19.99 and I jumped on it!  I literally jumped on it in the store and hollered "Woo Hoo... This SHALL BE MINE!".    (Okay, well that's how it went down in my head, anyway!)

Friday, September 27, 2013

DIY Wedding Decor - PART 2

Two years ago, my two daughters got married "DIY-style" within 3 months of each other.  A while back I posted many DIY Wedding Decor photos from the two BIG DAYS!  If you didn't see it, you can go HERE to check out that post! 
I recently came across some more pictures that I took as items were made for the first wedding - a pink and orange beach wedding...

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Halloween Tour of my Aunt's home....

Today I want to share pictures of my Aunt's home in California,  along with some of her Halloween decorations.   Her home is so cozy and inviting.... I love it there!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Scrappy Sea Horse Silhouette on Burlap

I decided to challenge myself by "shopping" my own craft see if I could make something...anything....for FREE......  A big thank you to Laura at The Turquoise Home for this awesome "Scrappy" Idea!    Only using what I had on hand I was able to put together this cute piece of wall art for my powder bath.  A "Scrappy Sea Horse Silhouette" on burlap and mounted on a piece of scrap wood.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

GUEST POST - Christine from "Little Brags" HOME TOUR

Today I'm THRILLED to have Christine from Little Brags as a guest poster..... I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE her home and she's agreed to post a home tour for me!  So grab a cup of coffee, sit back and enjoy!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The BEST Chocolate Chip PUMPKIN Bread.....EVER

This past weekend my daugter and I (let me stress the "I" part!!!)
made our Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread....Fall was definately in the air and the smell of this baking in the house was heavenly......

Monday, September 16, 2013

U-Pick Pumpkins Hand Painted Sign - and the story behind it....

Every year at this time pumpkin patches start advertising with their U-Pick signs....  And every single year those signs remind me of  the year we had a pumpkin patch in our backyard. 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Old Rooster Coffee Co. Sign

I originally published this post a couple of months ago, but wanted to share it again...since it's one of my favorites!

I finally pulled out my Silhouette Portrait over the weekend to complete this little project I've been planning for weeks now. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

FRESH Dresser Makeover BEFORE & AFTER

I recently found this old dresser and knew right away I'd be able to give it a quick fresh update with some gray chalk paint. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Monday, September 9, 2013

Dorothy Sue and Millie B's too - The Liebster Award

Oh, this is an exciting day for me, indeed....
A lot like the day I received my first comment on my blog and realized that other people actually READ this thing!
I have been nominated by
for the Liebster Award!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

My Goodwill Fall Tablescape for under $10

Fall was in the air a few days ago... We had thunder, lightning, rain and cooler temps.... But, today it's back up into the mid-80's and low to mid 90's are in the forecast for the rest of the week.   This was definitely a very good summer, weather-wise,  up here in the Pacific Northwest and it's not over yet....
but I REALLY, REALLY want fall to come....

Sunday, September 1, 2013

National Honey Month - FREE QUEEN BEE Printables

Happy 1st Day of September.... Where did the summer go?

Did you know September is National HONEY Month????
Neither did I until recently... I read about it here.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

How to Paint a DIY Checkerboard Coffee Table

DIY Checkerboard Coffee Table - and a "how-to" paint it.

This is a repost of a cute make-over that I wanted to share again, now that people are actually reading my blog!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Dining Table - Take Two!

I had previously written about finding this great table at a garage sale for FREE.... Yes. Absolutely stinkin free!  Nada, zip, nuttin! 
I actually had a table exactly like this about 15 years ago. So who knows, perhaps this is my old one. Regardless, lately I have found myself on the lookout for a pedestal table "just like the one I used to have"......

Thursday, August 29, 2013

No Sew Burlap & Muslin Table Runner

Today I'm sharing a no-sew table runner that I made recently.  They are quite simple to make.  You just need to iron two pieces of fabric together with stitch witchery.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Fall Container Gardening Inspiration


I love me some container gardens.  Always have.  Over the years I have moved quite a bit and they provided me the satisfaction of creating and nurturing a garden - which I love - at times when I didn't even have a yard.  

Friday, August 9, 2013


My son.... sometimes I feel like a broken record around him.
"Wash your hands" must come out of my mouth 100 times a day.  At least that's how it surely feels to both of us!  So, I created this adorable PRINTABLE wall art for his bathroom.  This is a HUGE hit with that 10 year old!
I hope you like it too!   

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Thursday, August 8, 2013

God Bless Texas - Subway Art - Silhouette Portrait Project #8

My 10 year old son wanted to do an "art project" with me.  He told me didn't care WHAT we did..... AS LONG AS HE COULD USE THE CUTTER.... The Silhouette Portrait - that is. 
I've been wanting to make some Subway Art - so we combined his love for all things "TEXAS" with the "CUTTER" and here's the result.  This was almost a FAIL....but in the end, we saved it.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Tips & Tricks for the BEGINNING Silhouette Portrait User


When I set out to create something, I like to get the biggest bang for my buck, so to speak.  You could say I'm thrifty.  Or frugal.  Or you could even say that I am fiscally responsible in these matters.  But that all sounds like the equivalent of putting lipstick on a pig.... So, I will just put it out there and call it as I see it -

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Clever, Crafty & Creative Linky Party #5

Link up your Clever, Crafty & Creative home decor, DIY, recipes, projects, tutorials, etc.

Thanks to everyone who shared their creativity last week!  You all inspire me with your creative ideas, recipes and home d├ęcor!  Here's a quick look at the three most popular links last week...
All features will be linked to my  CCC Pinterest Board! 

Monday, August 5, 2013

FREE No Soliciting Chalkboard Printable

This makes me smile every time I see it! We get a lot of people knocking on our door selling this or that and it gets old... But I would NEVER turn away a GIRL SCOUT!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Halloween sign from scrap wood!

Every time I look at the sign I can literally hear the voice of the Wicked Witch...
and I LOVE it!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Thursday, August 1, 2013

DIY Wedding Decor

In 2011, within three months of each other, my two oldest daughters got married DIY-style.  I thought  I would share a few of my favorite pictures of the DIY items from their weddings.
We made all the flowers for this wedding by hand.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

General Store Sign - Silhouette Portrait Project #5

I made this General Store sign using my Silhouette Portrait.
This is not how it started out...but this is how it ended up!


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Clever, Crafty and Creative Linky Party #4

Link up your Clever, Crafty & Creative home decor, DIY, recipes, projects, tutorials, etc.

Thanks to everyone who shared their creativity last week!  You all inspire me!  Here's a quick look at my three favorites for the week.  These will also be posted to my  CCC Pinterest Board! 


Friday, July 26, 2013

A Table's Tale - From Drab to FAB!

A couple of months ago I picked up this little table at the Salvation Army "Boutique". I knew as soon as I saw it I wanted to make it into something FABULOUS for my mom. 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Rolling Underbed Storage

Rolling Underbed Storage
A couple months ago, I picked up a drawer at a local re-building center and 4 casters for $3 -  to make an underbed storage container for my son's room. 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Clever, Crafty and Creative Linky Party #3

Link up your Clever, Crafty & Creative ideas here. Home decor, DIY, recipes, projects, etc.

Last week was my 2nd EVER CCC Linky Party and I want to thank all of you who shared. Although I had fewer entries than the first week, I really loved all the projects, ideas and inspirations.  Here's a peak at my favorites for the week!


Monday, July 22, 2013

Audrey Hepburn Quote - Silhouette Portrait Project #4

Have I mentioned lately that I am in love with my new Silhouette Portrait!

I made this inspirational mirror for my daughter's lovely black/white & pink French inspired bedroom.

Silver Dipped Stools with a Sweet, "TWEET", Seat!

Look at the cute Silver Dipped Stools I painted over the weekend using my Silhouette Portrait!

I've been debating what to do with these stools for some time now.   They are much needed and highly functional for our space - but they were completely dated looking.  

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Clever, Crafty & Creative Linky Party #2

Please stop by each week to share your Clever, Crafty and Creative Ideas.

Last week was my 1st EVER CCC Linky Party and I want to thank all of you who shared.  Everything was amazing!!  I wanted to share a few of the projects that I fell in love with and have inspired me!