Gilded Mason Jar Vase ~ Fun in the Sun Blog Hop and Giveaway

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Gilded Mason Jar Vases ~ an Easy to Make and Elegant Way to Display Your Summer Flowers It's that time of year again ~ time to celebrate summer with the Fun in the Sun Blog Hop!  Where I live there's only a limited time that flowers are growing and blooming in my yard and I like to make the most of it.  I {really} like Mason Jars and Jars in general and often use them as vases.  Rather than just … [Read more...]

Summer Bedroom Refresh and Tips on How to Choose Bedding

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This is the perfect time of year to update your home with changes that while simple certainly pack a punch!   Welcome to My Summer Bedroom Refresh This is my bedroom before ~ very dull and boring.  I used to decorate with a passion ~ there was nothing safe in my path but 4 years ago life changed drastically for me and a re-prioritization of things became necessary.  Decorating went to the bottom of … [Read more...]

Easy No-Paint Furniture Refresh

Vintage Dresser Refresh #Rockler

I love all of the painted furniture redo's out there.  I see so many on the blogs of friends and on pinterest and they always leave me oohing and ahhing (is that how you spell that?) but alas, I am not so talented.  I have painted furniture in the past pre-blogging and it turned out okay {iffy at best!} and so I like to do Furniture Refresh-ing.   I have an antique oak dresser that I bought at one of … [Read more...]

How to Take Any Wall from Drab to Fab

Take Your Walls from Drab to Fab with FrogTape® Shape Tape™ #FrogTape #ad #shapetape

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of FrogTape Brand Painter’s Tape for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. My house was built in the 1970's and other than a few upgrades I am dealing with the house 'as-is'.  Painting has been something we have undertaken but up to this point the painting has been solid and safe colors.  In my living room {yes, you may gasp now}, I have a wall that is … [Read more...]

How-To Make a Nest from Twine

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How-To Make a Nest from Twine  I am smitten, smitten I tell you with twine.  It's utter simplicity is appealing.  Something about the symmetrically wrapped up ball screams my name.  I have, in the past, been known to buy said balls of twine and just keep them....do nothing with them...just 'put' them in my craft area and look at them.  I'm strange...I know...but sometimes I hate to disrupt … [Read more...]

Polka Dot and Glitter Banner

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Oh how I love polka dots, glitter and these easy-to-use Mod Podge Rocks Peel 'n Stick Stencils from Plaid part of the Mod Podge Rocks line from Amy Anderson {THE Mod Podge Rocks Gal!}.    I'm still spring-ing it up around here and this Polka Dot Banner is the perfect addition to my decor. Supplies: Mod Podge Rocks Peel 'n Stick Stencil ~ Dot Pattern  Mod … [Read more...]

Be Inspired – 21 Easter Ideas

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Easter is less than 2 weeks away ~ here are 21 Easter Ideas to Inspire You!  Stenciled Burlap Bunny Plaques from View from the Fridge Easy Easter Bunny Bunting from The Happy Housie Glittered Easter Eggs from Virginia Sweet Pea Carrot Treat Bags from Sum of their Stories Burlap Easter Bunny Canvas from The Life of a Craft Crazed Mom Peeps Houses from Yesterfood Easter Bunny Spring Wreath from The Happy … [Read more...]

Gilded Honeycomb Pitcher {Easter Crafts and Decor Showcase}

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Have you seen all of the touches of gold and gilding that are coming back into vogue?  I remember years ago doing some gilding with those little sheets of gold leaf.  I actually just donated my 'stuff' a year or so ago and now here I am buying it again ~ don't you just love when that happens?  I try so hard to de-hoard and then I end up re-hoarding.   I started with a white pitcher (new but it … [Read more...]

Spring Decorating with Antiques

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I started to do some spring decorating and while I know I'm late to the party I'm glad that I at least got started.  So far I've done a dresser in my living room that I consider my mantel {I don't have a mantel so this is as close I can get for now} and I decorated one corner in my living room.  I started with an antique soda pop crate {I have books stored in it to hold it down and to double up on its use}. … [Read more...]

Spring Peat Pots and Succulents ~ Shabby Chic

Peat Pot Succulents and Shabby Chic Spring

Spring is a week away and I can hardly wait for it to arrive.  The other day it was almost 70 degrees and I could barely contain myself.  I threw the kids in the car {not really...they got in willingly}, tossed my husband in there as well {him, I really had to toss} and we headed out to run some errands, windows down on the highway, hair blowing in the breeze {the boys desperately needed haircuts so their hair … [Read more...]