Archives for June 2016

Talk of the Town #26

Welcome back to Talk of the Town!  We’ve selected some wonderful features for you this week that we think you’ll love! First, let’s take a look at what you may have missed from your party hosts! 10 Projects Made from the Recycle Bin Country Living Inspired Flour Sack Stockings Montana Bison Sign Inspiring Verse Large Chalkboard Shelf DIY with MRL – Episode 7 Flashcard Photo Display Clipboard DIY Driftwood Sign Vintage Political / Campaign Button Patriotic Wreath Here’s what we’re {Read More}

Country Living Inspired Flour Sack Stockings

Months and months ago,  I spotted some farmhouse style Christmas stockings via Country Living that were the picture of farmhouse Christmas perfection to me, and I’ve been wanting some like them ever since, and I finally have them!

Talk of the Town #25 – Refreshment from the Heat Wave

Is there a heat wave where you live?  I’m still in New Mexico, helping my mom after the surgery she had last week, and it’s hotter than heck here. It’s been a bad season for fires, and there’s been an awful fire  on the other side of the mountain, which I think it may have burned down the pretty mountain cabin we lived in when my oldest son was a toddler- such a bummer! Okay,enough about me – the heat wave doesn’t seemed {Read More}

Grocery Store to Gorgeous Recycle Bin Projects

When your a crafty creative person who loves to make your own home decor, you can spend a small fortune on supplies , so I’m always thinking up cheap and free project ideas that keep my costs under control. With some creative thinking, a lot of the packaging our products from the grocery store come in can become beautiful home decor, and best of all, it doesn’t cost any extra money, since the packing comes with the food. Some of my {Read More}

Vintage Bench Makeover & Boring Blog Post Titles

Vintage Bench Makeover. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz … I know that’s the most boring blog post title in the world, right? I kinda miss the good old days before I knew  it was important to include very specific words if you wanted Google to find your blog post. Basically, forget everything you ever learned in school about writing an interesting title, because Google won’t find it.  Google Smoogle What I really wanted to title today’s post is The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the {Read More}

Farmhouse Totes – Farmhouse Friday

If I asked you to name one piece of decor in your home that not only looks great, but is functional as well, what would your answer be?  #1 on my list has to be totes. They are hard-working and can be used in any room in the house, from the bathroom, to the kitchen, to the craft room – even the garage. You can buy vintage totes, upcycle a thrift store tote, or make them from scratch. My favorite {Read More}

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Rustic Farmhouse Patriotic Pennant Banner

If you recall, last month I teamed up with an awesome group of bloggers for our first Farmhouse Friends  event. We had so much fun, we decided to make it a monthly event through the summer, and I’m excited to show you the rustic farmhouse pennant banner I made for this month’s event!   A few weeks ago, I shared my newest barn quilt, and I felt it needed a little something to give the display a more finished look. So I {Read More}

Talk of the Town #24 and Traveling Again

Over the weekend my youngest son and I rode the train once again to New Mexico.  The first time was in January, when my mother-in-law passed away, the next time was in March, when my dad’s health got worse, and he passed away, and I’m back again because my mom is having surgery this week. I feel as though I’ve spent almost as much time away from home this year, as I’ve been at home, but I’m glad I’m able to {Read More}

Happily Ever After Mini Dresser Makeover + New Quilt Block Stencil

I think all the best stories start with “once upon a time” and end with “happily ever after, and I have a good one for you! First, let’s meet the damsel in distress… I found this small dresser at a thrift store with a big “FREE” sign taped to the top. I’m a sucker for pitiful pieces like this, so I couldn’t just leave it sitting there. The drawers were broken, but I figured that even if the dresser couldn’t be saved, at least I {Read More}

Country Boy Song & Thrift Frame Makeover for Dad

I’ll never forget the Christmas I received a John Denver album as a gift.  I loved all the songs on it, but my favorite was the Thank God I’m a Country Boy song. I’d crank the record player’s volume up, and belt that song out at the top of my lungs, replacing “boy” with “girl”. I was a country girl back then, and I’m a country girl now, and I still love John Denver. 🙂 With Father’s Day coming up, {Read More}