Tour Through Blogland

So I know I hate on our little apartment a lot but it’s been a great home for us for the past 3 years. And the one thing I’m going to miss terribly is our porch. I wouldn’t have been able to do hardly any of the furniture makeovers I have without that amazing space. It was the perfect home for my backdrop (which yes, I’m taking with me; all 100+ pounds of it). And it allowed me to take… Read more »

Pregnancy Announcement with Your Dog

I’ve got some news! Our little family is expanding and we’re expecting a little babe in January! I’m so excited to finally be able to share this with you guys. I’m a little over 14 weeks and feeling pretty great now that I’m in my second trimester. I had some serious exhaustion later on in my first trimester, which led to absolutely no desire to do anything when I got home from work each day. Do you remember that one… Read more »

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Hey friends! Just wanted to drop in and let you know that I’m over at Bloom Designs today sharing these pretty Gold Foil Cork Coasters. Bet you’d never guess they came from the dollar store 😉 Head HERE to check out the full tutorial. I also wanted to talk about Periscope. If you haven’t heard about it yet, it’s a new video sharing app that’s becoming super popular amongst bloggers. It’s a great way to share live video of what’s… Read more »

Faux Card Catalog Makeover

I’m super excited about this month’s theme for Themed Furniture Makeover Day guys. Industrial. I had the perfect piece that fit the bill and for once had my idea planned out way in advance. That doesn’t mean I didn’t procrastinate though. I still totally photographed and wrote this post last night 😉 For those who are new around here, every month I get together with a super talented bunch of furniture flippers and we all create a piece based on… Read more »

5 Ways to Use Purple in Your Home

I honestly don’t think we have much purple in our home, and it’s not because I don’t like the color. I do. In small doses. And the right shade. I gravitate more towards a lighter lilac which I think can be so pretty. Especially when paired with my two favorite colors; mint and navy. I started thinking about purple home decor because of the current project I’m working on. An old sewing table I turned into a desk that’s getting a… Read more »

Don't Stop Get It Get It Free Printable

I don’t know why but this week felt like the LONGEST week ever. I’m so glad it’s Friday. Especially because I’m going to visit my friend who just had a baby on Monday! Wee I can’t wait to meet the little peanut. And then I have lots of furniture to paint 😉 Today’s freebie would be perfect to hang in an office. And I hope you aren’t sick of my watercolor letter freebies. ‘Cause they’re just so fun to make. Print… Read more »

20 Easy Summer Crafts

After I posted my Easy Painted Frames last week, I got to thinking that all projects should be that easy. Especially in the summer when we would all rather be spending our time enjoying the beautiful weather outside. But of course we all still love to craft and love keeping up with the current trends. So today I’ve got 20 Easy Summer Crafts you can make and still have time to enjoy your summer 😉 1.) DIY Painted Driftwood Hanger 2.)… Read more »

DIY Easy Painted Frames

It’s honestly a miracle that I got this project done in time. We got home Monday afternoon after an amazing weekend in NY and a fun little stay at this place in Ithaca for our two year anniversary. All I wanted to do was crash on the couch and savor the last hours of my long weekend and watch some terrible TV (aka the Bachelorette). But I really hate sitting out of challenges so I whipped up the fastest DIY… Read more »

Happy Fourth of July

Oh hey there 4 day weekend. I don’t know about you but I am so ready to celebrate America’s birthday and have some fun over the next few days. Even though I’m freaking out a little because I don’t have any posts planned for next week and we have a Monthly DIY Challenge on Wednesday. Womp womp. I’m going to do my best to not think about the blog and if an amazing idea comes to me, great. If not,… Read more »

Free Fourth of July Drink Stirrers

Fourth of July is definitely up there as one my favorite holidays. I mean how can it not be with cookouts, cocktails, fireworks and the lake. Plus it has even more meaning now since our anniversary is on the 7th. We’ll be heading home to NY to spend the weekend boating, and enjoying the sunshine, then we’ve got some fun plans to celebrate our 2 year! And of course where there is a celebration, there are drinks. And what drink is… Read more »

Drink Up Drink Tags

This weekend I’m setting up shop at a craft show at a local winery, ah! I’m kinda nervous. What if no one buys anything? At least there will be wine to drown my sorrows in. I’ll be selling my gift tags and drink accessories and some matted prints too. I’m also going to bring a couple smaller furniture pieces with me. Wish me luck! And don’t forget you can shop my stuff online HERE  I’m also over at Tiny Sidekick today… Read more »

Rustic Rolling Cabinet Makeover

Hey friends! It’s time for another Themed Furniture Makeover Day. I took the month off last time so I’m excited to be participating again! Although this piece gave me a little trouble here and there too, I got it done just in time 😉 So this month’s theme was Rustic. There are so many ways you could interpret this and I have so many pieces on my porch right now I had to choose from. A lot of them are… Read more »

How to Line Furniture Drawers

I’ve gotten asked this question a bunch of times, so I figured it was time to share my secret on how to line furniture drawers! Lining the drawers of my furniture is something I’ve started doing a lot more recently and has become one of my favorite parts of the whole process. Much like picking out the perfect knobs, picking out the perfect paper or fabric for the drawers is like accessorizing a piece, and who doesn’t love accessorizing? I… Read more »

You're My Main Squeeze Free Printable

I don’t know about you guys but it’s definitely not feeling like summer around here. It was pretty toasty for a while, but I’m back to wearing jeans and cardigans to work every day. What gives! I need a tan. Maybe the official first day of summer this weekend will bring on a heat wave. And I’ve got the perfect printable to help welcome summer! I was inspired by a giant bag of left over lemons my friend gave me… Read more »

Tavern Green Shabby Chic Desk

Oh hey friends! I’ve got a super fun makeover for you today as part of The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest. It’s a group I recently joined and each month there is a new theme and new sponsor. This month was Shabby Chic Storage and our Sponsor is The Old Fashion Milk Paint Co. The winner goes home with a prize package from OFMP and of course some bragging rights 😉 I knew this little desk I got for $5 during… Read more »