Archives for May 2016

Picket Fence Pet Gate

If you have an indoor pet – this post is for you. If you have a toddler who lives in, or visits your home – this post is for you. If you have neither an indoor pet, nor a toddler – I hope you like picket fences. 🙂 So, here’s the back story.  I know I’ve mentioned before that we have a lot of pets. 2 horses, 4 dogs, and 2 cats to be exact.

Dahlias Decor & More Flowers

I’ve always loved the simplicity of daisies, and up until last week, they were my favorite flower, but when I went shopping for snapdragons to put in my Farmhouse Window Box, I passed some dahlias, whose blooms where stunning. It  was less expensive to buy the bulbs than the plants, so I bought a bag of them. Given my track record with flowers, I’m not holding my breath that I’ll end up with plants with these beautiful blooms, but it can’t hurt {Read More}

seed packet printables & shop talk

In between working on several new projects on Monday, I kept running out to the mailbox – waiting to see if the mailman had brought some beautiful antique seed packets I ordered. If there was a “who has the brownest thumb in the world” contest, I’m pretty sure I’d be a top contender, but I still adore flowers and anything with flowers on them, so I had to buy these seed packs. They are originals from an early 1900’s seed store, and the images {Read More}

Summer Loving Projects: TotT #19

I love springtime, but it’s usually pretty rainy and wet where I live, so I’m looking forward to summer, when it dries out a little and we can spend more time enjoying the fresh air and sunshine. I hope you are in the mood for some summer inspiration, because we’ve got lots of it today! Welcome back to Talk of the Town! There were SO many links I loved at last week’s party!  If you missed it, you can see {Read More}

Pegboard Kitchen Command Center Organizer

Last month I wrote a guest post for My Repurposed Life, showing my kitchen wall that I added a pegboard to.  For that post, I styled the pegboard as a kitchen organizer.  As much as I love it, I have other spots in my kitchen for the tools, but I use this area as a small home office nook, so what I really need is a kind of command center – a place to hang a calendar, and keep pens, notepads, and other things I {Read More}

a Bridal Shower, a Quick Trip, and and Mother’s Day

This weekend was a total whirlwind.  Actually, the entire week was! My daughter’s best friend is getting married in a few weeks, so today we hosted a bridal shower at our house for a small group of her friends. I spent the early part of last week doing a house purge to get all my in-progress projects hidden away, which was a huge job, but they’ve been best friends since they were in kindergarten, so I was more than happy to do {Read More}

Glass Door Cabinet Makeover + Tips!

I just finished a new project, and while I’m sharing it, I thought I’d give some tips on how to spray paint a design on glass with stencils, because it opens up so many more possibilities of ways to use your stencils. A few weeks ago, my husband and I went to a neighborhood yard sale, where I picked up this little cute little cabinet.  I found it at the first stop we made, and loved the curved top around the glass {Read More}

Window Flower Box for the Guest House

There are things we know we should never, ever do.  Things we’ve known since we were young. Things like: Never cross the street without looking both ways first. Never interrupt someone while they are talking. And whatever you do, never, ever, ever go shopping on an empty stomach, because if you get to the store and it’s the day they are offering free samples, you’ll get home, unpack your groceries, and realize you bought 10 pounds of amazing raspberry cheddar gourmet cheese, a 48-count case {Read More}

French Country Deck, Garden Arbor Bench + More: Talk of the Town # 18

With the nicer weather, I finally feel like I’ve shaken off the winter “blahs”, and am “blooming” with new ideas!  I know many of you are too, and you’re gonna fall in love with the French country deck, garden arbor, and other great features we have this week to inspire you! Welcome back to Talk of the Town! Features: French Country Deck, Blooming Decor in a Greenhouse, Hand Painted Dandelion Dresser, Garden Arbor Bench, Crock Pot Ravioli & Wooden Crate Shoe Rack {Read More}

Cheese Dome Upcycle + Grade School Flashback

I’m a sucker for glass cloches, so a few weeks ago when I spotted this little cheese dome at a thrift store, I had to buy it.  How could I pass up such a cute little glass top and pretty wood base?  But there was one thing about it that I just didn’t like…