The Easiest Way to Water Your Garden

I recently shared a very detailed post on how to create a landscape from scratch.  I wanted to talk about watering your garden in a separate post so I could go into a bit more detail. I can't stress how important it is to provide your garden with the water it needs to stay healthy. We are all guilty of purchasing plants or flowers in a feel good moment the minute warm weather declares  it's here to stay, only to neglect them once the real heat rolls in...when they need us the most. My … [Read more...]

New Life for Outdated Frames

  You see, I have this problem. It's with my car, actually. Every Monday, after my cleaning is done (Monday is my cleaning day), I sit and make a quick menu of what we are going to eat for the week. Then I make a list of what I need to buy and head to the grocery store. But instead of heading right to the grocery store, my doggone car keeps taking a detour into the Food Lion parking lot (this is not the grocery store I am aiming for)...which just happens to have a Good Will next … [Read more...]

DIY Under-the-Cabinet Docking Station

Hello friends! I've got a great organizational idea to share with you today! Yesterday I was attempting to get the house in some type of order and I came across my kitchen counter where we house all of our charging apparatus.  It was so frustrating to see cords and phones and iPods strewn everywhere! If you know me, an idea is a dangerous thing.  I woke up this morning and right then I knew what was on the agenda for today! An under-the-cabinet docking station:   This is … [Read more...]

From Bumper Pad to Pillow

I've got something really cute to share with you. See this sweet-as-can-be pillow? I made it out of the bumper pad that was in Brennan's crib! {Cute story}: We transitioned him to a big boy bed a couple of weeks ago (he's two and a half). His crib was still up in his room because really, I think we just didn't want to let go!  Well, the other night I put him down in his big boy bed and said my good nights.  When I went to check on him after he was asleep, he was not in his his bed!!  I … [Read more...]

How to Transfer Letters Old School Style

I love to create signs and add graphics to my furniture pieces.  Today I'm sharing with you how I do it. There are a lot of ways to add words/graphics to a project with all the awesome cutting machines and fancy stencils circulating out there.  When I want to add a little something extra to my pieces, I have to use what I have on hand which sadly, does not include awesome cutting machines or fancy stencils.  So,  I transfer them old school style. Transferring to Lighter Surfaces: Step … [Read more...]

Finally, a Solution to My Messy Spice Cabinet!

What started out as a plan to get my spices in order steamrolled into an entire day of kitchen organization. You see, my husband and I have our own spice cabinets. Sound crazy? Well, yes it is.  When we combined households we just kept them separate for some unknown reason. Something needed to seriously change! I couldn't take digging through these cabinets any longer: Hers:  His: Trying to find what I needed between these two messy cupboards was so frustrating.  The closest I … [Read more...]

The Cutest $5 Table

I found this little table at an estate sale this summer for five bucks.  I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it so it sat in my garage. I recently purchased a cabinet that I was thinking of painting a teal color.  The paint I'm interested in using is Annie Sloan chalk paint (ASCP) in Provence. If you don't know about the wonders of chalk paint yet (not to be confused with chalkboard paint), it is awesome because it adheres to just about any surface with NO sanding or priming … [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...]