Metallic Painted Antique Settee

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Metallic Painted Antique Settee I found this antique settee when I was shopping in Canton, Texas last fall.  I fell in love. The bench was beautiful but in desperate need of some tlc. I updated my settee using this Gold Metallic Paint and Anna Maria Horner Fabric. After removing the old trim, I used my staple gun to addRead more

25 Ideas for Fall Decorating

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Today I am sharing 25 Ideas for fall decorating. Some of these decor items are nearly free and can be made with things you already have around your home and / or yard. Happy Fall! Here’s what’s happening in my neighborhood: If you are interested in making a wreath with things you can find inRead more

How to make a Magnolia Wreath

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How to make a Magnolia Wreath Last time we were playing in our neighbors driveway we found lots of magnolia buds. I loved the look and shape and decided to make a wreath out of them. *Not to mention I love free stuff and these were buds were destined for the trash. Magnolia Bud Wreath SupplyRead more

10+ Easy 4th of July Projects


I am really looking forward to the 4th of July!  I have always loved fireworks. My favorite 4th of July project (which I leave out all summer long) is my American Flag Pallet Artwork. If you are looking to spruce up the house for the 4th – here are ten easy decorations. Easy 4th ofRead more

DIY Riding Horse Toy Knockoff

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Before and After Riding Horse Toy Today I have another round-up of knock offs for you.  Knock off tours are the best because you can learn how to create budget friendly versions of the things you love! See my Land of Nod knock off.  And my knock off storage solutions. I always wanted this Riding Horse forRead more

How to Display a Collection on a Wall

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I love a sneak peek into other people’s homes so I’ve been looking forward to this post! Today, I am joining several talented bloggers to show you what we collect.  I’ve shown you what I do with plates. Now I am going to show you how to display a collection on the wall. If youRead more

How to make a Fabric Rag Wreath

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Fabric Rag Wreath Today I am participating in a spring fling!  Make sure you check out my friends post AND other great ways to use up fabric scraps at the end of this post. Today I will show you how to make a beautiful wreath with fabric remnants. I am a sucker for beautiful fabric!Read more

Morel Mushroom Dinner

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Morel Mushroom Occasionally I am invited to things and I think how did I get here?  That’s how I feel about the morel mushroom dinner I attend every year. Have you ever heard of the morel mushroom? Morel mushrooms are very rare and hard to find in the wild.  I had no idea they were thisRead more

April Google+ Link Party

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Are you looking to GROW Your Google+ Circles? Do you want to improve your SEO and increase your blogs exposure? You’ve come to the right place! Before we get to the party… How to paint Fabric Look Like Leather is my latest DIY.  Use this tutorial to transform secondhand chairs. Now that April is here IRead more

How to Make a Toiletry Bag

Jacinda from yellowcloth is here to show you how to make a toiletry bag.  This bag is made with oil cloth. Jacinda is going to show you how to make the greatest toiletry bag ever.  This is a good sewing project for the confident beginner. *this post contains affiliate links* How to Make a Toiletry Bag This isRead more

How to Start a BookClub

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As I mentioned here I am in a book club.  I have been asked several times how I got involved in this book club and the answer is simple, I started it. If you are interested in being a part of a book club, I highly recommend it.  You can make new friends and you’ll read and enjoy all kindsRead more

Five Panel Door turned Towel Rack

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I love doors – especially old doors. Ever since I found an old door in the alleyway behind my home my passion for doors has grown (and grown). A few weeks ago, I was on the hunt for (buried) treasure and I found a discarded five panel door. I was especially intrigued by the door (evenRead more

How to make a Chocolate Souffle


Hi everyone!!  Sabrina from Loulousucre is back to teach you how to make a chocolate soufflle. After you see how Sabrina made this delicious  chocolate souffle you’ll may wish you were eating at her table tonight! Chocolate Souffle’ in Red Sweetheart Bowl  (slightly adapted from Zen Can Cook this post contains affiliate links) 2/3 cup half andRead more