Sad News, but Don’t be Sad

I always want this blog of mine to be a place of joy, but I'm afraid I have some very sad news. Unbeknown to us, one of our kitties was very sick when we got her. I took them both for their first well-check yesterday morning and although there were very few signs that were apparent to us, it turned out that Lucy was very anemic and had jaundice. We were cautioned by our vet that this indicated a very poor prognosis and that we may have a very difficult decision ahead of us. We took her … [Read more...]

The Best Birthday Gift Ever and an Awesome Giveaway!

Happy Tuesday, amazing friends!! Who's up for a fantastic GIVEAWAY?? This giveaway is open to my friends in the US and CANADA!! But first, I want to share what made my birthday weekend one of the best ones ever!! If you've followed me for a while, you may remember our beloved kitty, Holly: She was my baby...total lapcat. She was the sweetest ever and lived to be 20 years old! Sadly, we had to say good-bye to her in March of 2017 and it broke my heart. I knew we would eventually have … [Read more...]

How to Make Sweater Pumpkins from Sleeves

Happy Thursday, beautiful friends! Today I'm backtracking a bit to share the final piece of my last haul, and I have a super simple Fall DIY project to share as well: sweater pumpkins made from the sleeves of sweaters! I had several questions on how I made my little sweater pumpkins after staging them with my Fall arrangement not too long ago. I shared how to make striped sweater pumpkins out of thrift store sweaters a few years ago, and I made several smaller pumpkins out of the leftover … [Read more...]

Grandma’s Footboard Repurposed

Who's ready for some trashy makeovers?? It's Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday and my friends and I have FIVE fun before and afters in all for you today! Amazing friends, I am so excited because I also have a brand spanking new haul of goodies to unveil today! I'm calling this one my Fall Haul: SO many goodies, right?? Many of these pieces are new and I was still able to pull several things from my storage room! I actually still have a basket left from my last group and I will be back with … [Read more...]

$10 Yard Sale Chair Makeover

Hello sweet friends!! Welcome back! As always, I am so grateful when you stop by! Today I'm sharing this chair that I picked up at a yard sale last Summer for $10: I often find desks or dressing tables that need a chair to go with them, so I picked this one up just in case I needed one, but I haven't done anything with it in a year, so it was time to go! I've included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love. I decided to go darker on this one... Better, … [Read more...]

Thrift Store Hatbox Makeover

Happy Tuesday, amazing friends! The boys went back to school today...I now have a fourth grader and a Senior! How that even happened is crazy! I know the house it going to be a little too quiet today, so I am always happy to have you guys to keep me company! ( I honestly only feel that way the first day, then I'm good ha ha!) I'm continuing through the second group of items I pulled from my storage room, and I have two items to share! The first is this hatbox I found at the thrift store … [Read more...]

Mirror and Table Makeovers

Sweet friends!! How lucky are we that we get to hang out THREE times this week?? I seriously wish I could post every day! If you missed me yesterday, I was touring with my friends in the Fall Seasonal Simplicity Series sharing a project I created using this basket from my current haul! And today I am back with two more pieces from this same group! I told ya'll I wanted to move through these quickly because my booth is in sad shape after a busy Summer and needs replenishing!  I've included … [Read more...]

99¢ Thrift Store Basket turned Fall Arrangement

Hello, amazing friends! Has anyone else experienced a cool-down this week? It's crazy that just a week ago it was sweltering here. That makes it so much easier for me to share my project today! I'm joining the Fall Seasonal Simplicity Tour, hosted by my lovely friend, Krista of The Happy Housie. My friends are sharing lots of DIY Fall inspiration as well so be sure to look for their projects at the bottom! You may remember last year I joined this talented bunch with my fabric … [Read more...]

$7 Vintage Picnic Basket Makeover

Beautiful friends, thank you for stopping by today! I'm always so thrilled when ya'll visit! I am continuing to work through the second small group of pieces I pulled from my storage room. On Thursday I shared the first piece, a night table I had painted back in 2013 that was in need of an update, and today I'm sharing what I did with this vintage picnic basket I picked up for $6.95: Ya'll know I am a sucker for baskets, but picnic baskets are my favorite! This thang looked like it … [Read more...]

Night Table: Take Two

Welcome back, sweet friends! Today I'm joining my Furniture Fixer Upper crew! That means not only do I have a new furniture makeover to share, so do my talented friends! And let me tell you...they found some good stuff, ya'll, so be sure to check out their makeovers at the bottom! Here is what I'm giving new life to today: I made this night table over way back when my blog was just a baby back in 2013. This color is Provence by Annie Sloan I believe. It lived in our master bedroom at … [Read more...]