Archives for March 2017

Farmhouse Projects That Multi-Task

Are you a multitasker?  If multitasking was an illness, then I’d have a terminal case of it.  I’m always doing two things at once, and I try to make my farmhouse projects do more than one thing, too. No lazy projects in my house – they all have to work hard to earn their keep. Does this rustic shelf look familiar? Well, it started out as the prototype for the base of my DIY rustic handled crate. It was just a dry {Read More}

Spring Garden Decorating in the Farmhouse Guest Room

It’s less than a week until the first day of spring, so I removed all traces of winter from my guest house and decorated with a fresh spring garden theme. I loved my woodland winter theme, but I’m so over winter!

Talk of the Town #63

Even though we got a really cold streak the last few days, I have spring fever and have been decorating my guest room this week.  I can’t wait to share all the changes tomorrow, so be sure to come see them, but now it’s time to see what others have been working on!

I’m the Keeper of First Moments

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc., and its advertiser, Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #YourTaxCash #CollectiveBias The first smile, the first tooth, the first steps. As parents, we remember those important first moments in our children’s lives. We remember the first time they stayed all night with a friend, then wanted to come back home. We remember the first time they tried to roller skate and had to hold our hands to stay upright. {Read More}

How to Make a Rustic Farmhouse Wooden Drawer Centerpiece Tray Out of Pallet Wood

Over my years of being a junker, yard saler, and flea market shopper, a lot of old wooden drawers have passed through my house.  Each one was different, but I loved them all. There was the big wooden drawer that I turned into a farmhouse cabinet. There were the drawers that I turned into storage shelves for craft supplies. And the really messed up drawers that got repurposed into fabulous wall bins. And the one I turned into a shelf {Read More}

Walking On Sunshine Spring Cleaning

My oldest son’s fiance is coming to visit this weekend, so I needed to dig in and get started on my spring cleaning. I don’t deep clean often enough, but company is a great motivator!

Bath Spa Gift Basket with Repurposed Soda Bottle Bubble Bath

I made a quick trip into the grocery store last week for just a few things. Somehow when I wasn’t looking, a bath spa gift jumped into my cart.

Talk of the Town #62

I want to take a minute to thank everyone who left such loving comments about the loss of my daughter’s dog Jake, and for sharing your own stories of your beloved dogs. Dogs truly are members of our families, and losing them hurts. I really find that sharing their story helps, and so does hearing others’ stories.  So thank you again so much!

He Wore a Blue Bandana, Freckles, and a Smile

  Years ago when my daughter was just a little girl, she was going through some tough times in her life. Her beloved dog had gotten very sick and died, then she had surgery and was laid up for several weeks, then she found out her best friend was moving away. It was hard to watch her go through these tough times and not be able to do anything to make it better. But God knew exactly what she needed. His name was Jake.

DIY Salvaged Wood Quilt Block Coasters & Ceramic Tiles

I think small things aren’t getting the attention they deserve. For example, Starbucks got all fancy with their “Grande” and “Venti” size drinks, but then they just called the small and medium drinks “short” and “tall.” What, there’s no fancy way to say “short and tall”? They want you to think bigger is better with the fancier names, but the coffee is just as good in the small size as the Venti. So today, I’m going to show  you why {Read More}