The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Make a Farmhouse Barn Quilt Block Sign with Step-by-Step Tutorial

Do you remember when I wanted a barn quilt, but I soaked in my bathtub while my son drew all the painting lines for me? And do you remember the time I had to patch 100 screw holes in my kitchen because I had drilled so many screws into the walls? Both of those stories illustrate something I’m embarrassed to admit …      I can be kind of lazy. But sometimes laziness pays off when I figure out an easier way {Read More}

How to Make Easy Stenciled Farmhouse Style Flour Sack Kitchen Towels In 10 Minutes or Less – Instant DIY Kitchen Cuteness Project!

Kitchen towels … can you ever have too many of them? Most of mine are pretty grungy from everyday use, so I don’t display them.  But every so often I treat myself to a pretty new one. I decided me and my kitchen were worth it.

Farmhouse Kitchen Decorating Stenciled Wooden Sign and Spring Flowers

Last week I was in the mood to do a little farmhouse kitchen decorating. I made a new sign, did some rearranging and cleaning, and then the most wonderful thing happened.

50th Birthday Thoughts & DIY Burlap Farmhouse Shopping Bag

Today is my 50th birthday. Wow … that’s just weird to say. It seems like yesterday I was half that age, full of youthful energy and busy with a toddler. It would be easy to make jokes about aching knees, failing eyesight, and sagging “girls,” but I won’t. Of course, all those things are true, but instead I prefer to focus on what I’m grateful for. I’m grateful to have two legs that take me where I want to go. My knees {Read More}

Bespoke Wooden Totes & American Farmhouse Style

My daughter has a word-of-the-day app on her phone.  Most of the words are ones that are seldom used and neither of us know what they mean, but the one she told me the other day was bespoke. It’s an old word that dates back to the 1500’s and is rarely used in normal conversation, but  it’s become a somewhat trendy word today. According to Merriam-Webster, bespoke refers to things that are ordered before they are made. My husband and {Read More}

Flower Shop Rusty Metal Farmhouse Bucket Makeover

Visiting a flower shop in the dead of winter is a bit like crashing a slumber party full of preteen girls when they first discover makeup. If a little color is a good thing, surely every shade on the color wheel must be better. We’ve all been there, right?

Laundry Room Sign Stenciled on Salvaged Wood Shelf

Well, hello 2017.  It’s so nice to meet you! If you’ve followed Knick of Time during the last year, you know that 2016 was a kinda’ rotten year for our family.  So I hope the door smacked it in the rear on its way out! 🙂 Between losing my mother-in-law in January, losing my dad in March, and my mom getting diagnosed with cancer in the midst of all that, getting inspired to work on projects was hard to do. But… it’s {Read More}

Top 10 Posts of the Year & My Personal Favorite

I studied the data in Google Analytics to find the top 10 posts from 2016. I discovered that my readers unanimously like old stuff, but not just any old stuff…

Farm Fresh Milk New Stencil Design

Would you think I’m a grouch if I said I’ll be a bit relieved when Christmas is over and things get back to normal (or as normal as things ever get in my house)? I love Christmas.  I really and truly do. I’ve tried to wish every bell ringer and cashier I see a “Merry Christmas,” I baked (and ate) a ton of chocolate kiss cookies rolled in sugar sprinkles, I put fresh evergreens in every nook and cranny in my house, and {Read More}

Glowing Mason Jar Luminaries DIY Christmas Tote

When I was a little girl, one of my favorite things to do at Christmas time was to lie underneath the Christmas tree and stare up at the glowing colored lights. Nine times out of ten, I’d drift off to sleep lying there, while visions of kiss cookies and Christmas presents danced in my head. I’m too big to get under the tree now, so I came up with two easier ways to enjoy Christmas lights around the house. Remember {Read More}

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