How Pinterest Helped Me Find My Style

How Pinterest Helped Me Find My Style

For the longest time, I never really knew my style. I like old, new, modern, vintage, and country.  Throw in touches of white paint and I’m a shabby hodge-podge of style.  My decor ends up looking more like a community yard sale than a well-thought collection of things that reflect my personality, but for girls like me, it’s hard to nail down just one style

DIY New Year’s Eve Party Decorations

DIY New Year's Eve decorations

I’ve never decorated for New Years before, but my daughter is getting older and she loves a good party.  Besides, my brother-in-law and his family are coming to ring in the New Year with us, so we decided to make things festive, because our house wasn’t festive enough with Christmas decorations and birthday balloons everywhere.  {???} I know the whole idea of hanging a wooden

Some Make it Beautiful: DIY

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SOME PEOPLE LOOK FOR A BEAUTIFUL PLACE OTHERS MAKE A PLACE BEAUTIFUL Isn’t that so true? Now, granted, some of us do a better job making our places beautiful than others.  Beauty is in the eye (and pocketbook) of the beholder.  I do not do nearly as good a job as most people, but I am working on it, one mediocre project at a time. 

They Spoke to Me

Red Flower Plates

I have a weakness for kitchen stuff. It’s quite ironic really, because I’m just not that fond of the kitchen. Perhaps that’s why I enjoy pretty-ing the place up. If I can’t love cooking, at least I can love the room I cook in. When I was in Georgia, these dishes and bowls screamed my name from across the store. I danced through aisles yelling

Home Improvements Make Me Happy (& Crazy)


It’s Friday.  I’ve been out of the blogging loop for so long (yes, two weeks is really long in blog time) that I don’t know where to begin.  I do know that a contractor just left my house after installing a new chimney and wood stove.  I can’t wait to get burning and make my house feel like a summer day.  I may even get

A Different Kind of Summer

All photos via Pinterest

Are you doing anything differently since it’s summer? We are.  I know that just because the calendar turns a page and the sun shines strong doesn’t mean everyone gets time off from work.  That stinks.  I think an eight week mandatory paid vacation should exist for all non-essential jobs.  Or maybe only the winter lovers can work during the weeks of July and August…don’t you

What’s Black & White and Pink all over?


My baby is growing up and I’m not really sure if I like it.  That’s the truth. She thought her yellow room, full of pastels and fluff, was too babyish. But there were butterflies flying on her walls! I didn’t care if she had her flowered sheets since she was two.  Once upon a time my little girl picked out the baby pink fabric with