Christmas Crafting

Christmas Antler Wreath - the domestic fringe

I’m blogging – It’s a Christmas miracle and it’s not even December yet! I got on a paper crafts kick this month and I’ve been going wild with a glue gun, scissors, and assorted sheets of paper.  I think it’s safe to say that I’ve fallen in love with paper crafts. Wish I could say I thought up each of these projects on my own,

Bedroom Makeover Inspiration

Bedroom Makeover Inspiration

Top Left:  DIY Tree Slab Side Table – You guys, I’m making two of these for our nightstands.  Won’t that be cute?  Except, I’m thinking about removing the bark from the edges and painting the edges a color and then staining and clear-coating the top. Bottom Left:  Gold Polka-Dot Wall – CozyWallArt.com sent me a whole bunch of gold polka-dots. Top Right:  Contemporary Cabin Pillow

DIY: Hand-Painted Linens

Hand Painted Linens - DIY

Ever since I saw Emma and Elsie paint napkins on A Beautiful Mess, I’ve been itching to try my hand at painting linens. It takes me some time to get around to things, but the other morning, I woke up feeling crafty.  I think it was the sunshine and the slightly warmer temps, because I zipped up my sweatshirt, threw on a pair of flip-flops

Chalk Paint: How does it hold up?

Chalk Paint: How does it hold up? An honest review by a novice DIY'er.

I want to give you a little update on the desk I painted with a homemade chalk paint mixture.  I had not previously used this method and I was more than a bit skeptical.  I mean, it seems weird to mix paint with plaster.  Add the final step of waxing painted furniture and it sounded downright insane and kind of messy. Some of you may

A Creative Boost

A Creative Burst - Scrapbook kit

I’ve been low on creativity.  Actually, I’m at below empty in the creative department.  I’ll go ahead and pass the blame – too long of a winter and a month spent in Georgia has messed with my mind.  Every time I think of an idea, it just kind of floats around in my head and goes no where. I need a fresh start, a creative

The Traveling Lamp

Desk Lamp - Like the Pixar Lamp - from Lamps.com

I live in a small town, a very small town.  Small towns have many advantages, especially when it comes to raising kids; however, sometimes it gets freaky close. I didn’t grow up in a small town, so this way of trustworthy living is all new to me.  Things are still done on a handshake around these parts.  People know where you live, where you work,

Washi Tape Ideas & Inspiration

Washi Tape Ideas and Inspiration

source:  garland /candles / collage – unknown / tree / flowers – unknown / cards / house Washi tape is transforming our world one piece of sticky tape at a time, at least that’s what Pinterest has lead me to believe.  So, when my son asked me what I wanted for Christmas, I said “Washi tape.” God bless the poor men in my life, because