Kids Say the Darndest Things

Even at 10 years old, my son still comes up with things that crack me up. The other night at dinner, we were talking about the upcoming Superbowl. If you don't follow football, its down to the 49ers and the Ravens.  Both teams'  head coaches are brothers. We were talking about how it would be harder to enjoy the win if it were against your brother.  After much consideration,  my beautiful, very smart son says. "Well, technically if they share a room, they can share the trophy!"  He was so … [Read more...]

10 Tips to a Better Closet

When I was laying out the plan for my Master Closet Makeover and looking to create a new closet space for my husband, I did a lot of homework.  That's the fun kind where you get to dream about all the possibilities of a new space by looking through tons of pictures.  I made notes of what I liked about some of the closets that I saw so I could incorporate those ideas into my own. After completing both new spaces, I thought it might be helpful to share what I learned along the way as well my … [Read more...]

Master Closet Makeover (Part 2)

  When I shared my Master Closet Makeover (Part 1) last week I promised to show you what I did with all my husband's clothes.  Ladies, if you ever get the chance to have the closet to yourself, take it!  Just be sure your honey's clothes find a new home. Here's my husband's new closet: Do you know where this space came from? If you read about my master bath redo, you might already know. Here is what this space used to be:   It was where our old vanity was … [Read more...]

Master Closet Makeover (Part 1)

Want to see my favorite spot in the house? Come check it out: Now it would be really difficult to appreciate this master closet makeover without seeing how it started out. Take a look:       Had enough? Me too! Gross, huh? My husband and I both shared this closet and there was a lot of wasted space.  That's when I dug out my graph paper and pencil and got to work measuring, creating the perfect space. This closet is pretty dinky for a master … [Read more...]

Free Pillow!

How about: I made this pillow for free! I was looking for a pretty white cotton pillow as the finishing piece for my bed but I had a hard time finding  just what I wanted.  Bed  Bath and Beyond wanted $49.99 for one I sort of liked.  Not in this lifetime! Then I remembered, "Oh yeah, I can sew!" I have mad sewing skills y'all.  I found a twin flat sheet that I wasn't using anymore and got to work. Here's what I came up with: Cute right?  It's not what I had in mind when I started … [Read more...]

How to Make This Adorable Pillow

The pillow I made was 20" wide X 16" tall.  Any measurements included in these instructions are based on this pillow. I made my pillow form about an inch smaller all the way around. It's bulk will still fill the finished pillow in nicely.  If you prefer to use a ready made form, just skip those steps.     Now just turn your pillow right side out and insert your pillow form. Voila! Pretty...and FREE!   … [Read more...]

Top 10 Project Wish List for 2013

They say if you want to accomplish a goal, you need to write it down. With the new year just getting underway, I thought I would share the projects I hope to cross off my list in the coming year. If publishing said list to the world isn't enough to light a fire, nothing is, right? Here goes...in order of  "This would be nice to have done" to "I really really really really really REALLY want this done!!"   Top 10  Project Wish List for 2013: 10. I would like to replace this … [Read more...]

How I Destroyed and Rebuilt My Sectional

How many of you were so excited about finding just the perfect sectional only to realize that once you got it home or lived with it a while, it was not the perfect seating choice after all?  Pick me, pick me (as my husband always says when he has the answer), me! I shopped for what seemed like forever for just the perfect sectional sofa, and I thought I had found just the one. I imagined we would all be lounging around on it together in our jammies under blankets watching movies.  The reality … [Read more...]

Townsfolk of Christmas Towne are Missing!

I am about to start packing up my Christmas Towne but before I do I thought I would share what the townsfolk have been up to or rather the journey they took to Brennanville.  That would be the town in which my two year-old, Brennan is the Mayor. First, here is a look at the very snowy but peaceful Christmas Towne.         Ok so life is pretty good in Christmas Towne. But quite often the townsfolk mysteriously disappear... ...to … [Read more...]

What should you do with your old gate? Don’t throw it away!

Last Summer, my neighbors were having a new fence put up.  One day while the installers were working, I happened to head out to the mailbox just as they were leaving for lunch.  They had left a huge pile of old fence parts at the end of the driveway.  And there it was...just gleaming in all its glory...this beautiful gate: I had to think fast. I grabbed my son who was nine at the time and had him help me haul it into the garage. I had no idea what I was going to do with it ( I was … [Read more...]