This is the first year that my girls attended “school”. It was a pre-school program for 2-year olds but I was amazed at how much they learned and grew during this past year. Not only socially, but academically, as well. While I try to teach them new things everyday, I am NOT a teacher. I have no idea what is age-appropriate material and sometimes lack the patience necessary to follow through with a lesson. Read the rest of this entry ?
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This Sunday is Mother’s Day, and while I always rack my brain to come up with something for Mom, she always tells me the same thing, “I just want your love.” Now that I am a mom, I understand more what she means by that. While bling is nice, I would much rather have something that was made from the heart. Read the rest of this entry ?
The other day I told you about the beautiful paper flowers I saw at the stationery shop across the street from me. Paper flowers are too cute and a great way to add a little spring ( with no possibility of killing them) to your home, but did you know that you can also make faux flowers from fabric? And I’m not referring to the plastic and fabric ones that remind me of a funeral home. If you love fabric rosettes, you’ll love decorating with these!
My fabulous friend Melissa, made a beautiful burlap floral arrangement for her sister this past holiday season, and she was kind enough to offer some tips Read the rest of this entry ?
I was planning on redecorating my girls’ bedroom dresser this past weekend, but unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans. Since she decided to water my strawberries instead of giving me appropriate weather to decorate outside, my dresser reveal post will have to wait until next week. Which I guess is okay, because it gave me a chance to do a little more researching on DIY dressers and totally changed my idea. I am amazed at how creative some people are! Read the rest of this entry ?
Finally! It feels like SPRING! Once the weather gets nice like this, my family like to spend most of our time outside, soaking up the sun and the fresh air. This is when I start my planting and my “outdoor decorating”. Since I try to repurpose anything and everything, my goal is to not purchase any new pots this year and instead, think “outside the container”. Not only will it save money, but The Micro Gardner points our 10 other benefits to using repurposed planters here. Read the rest of this entry ?
A thrifted piece of furniture is like a cat. It has many many lives. The two busted up bookshelves shown below have lived at least as many lives as the most curious cats! The pair was purchased at a thrift store (the small NC town I lived in then didn’t have a Goodwill – can you believe that!?!) over twelve years ago! They were originally a mahogany color and housed our CD player, some books and framed photos in our apartment living room. They traveled with us to a few more apartments until Read the rest of this entry ?
So, a couple of weeks ago, a pipe burst in our attic. Water gushed out for about 12 minutes until we were able to shut it off. The ceiling caved in over our girls room and thankfully, no one was hurt. But their room was significantly damaged, as well as some damage to the hallway. That night, we called a disaster team in, checked into a hotel room and have been dealing with the repairs ever since.
Unfortunately, this has left me with NO time to complete any of my weekend projects… Fortunately (there is always a silver lining!), we now have new carpet in all the bedrooms, and hardwood in the Read the rest of this entry ?
LOVE is in the air! Okay, well, physically it’s on the bookshelf, but these little Valentine’s Day frames definitely make my heart smile! And they were oh-so-simple to make (and free using supplies I already had – Bonus!)!
Almost everytime I go shopping at Goodwill, I grab a frame (or two) to add to my stash, and those purchases came in handy with this project! I was inspired to add a some Valentine’s Day cheer to my home on a recent trip to Target – their Read the rest of this entry ?