Archives for April 2017

Needs, Wants, Unique Finds, Great Photography Tips & Best Easy Recipe

Needs, Wants, Unique Finds, Great Photography Tips & Best Easy Recipe Whew!  That was a mouthful, but it’s fitting because I have a smorgasbord of things to share today. I don’t usually go out of town three weekends in a row, but my husband and I are celebrating our 28th anniversary tomorrow, so we decided to get away for a few days.  We’re not doing anything fancy – just enjoying a few days of continental breakfast and maid service, which {Read More}

“Why Didn’t I Think of That?” |15 Upcycled & Repurosed Thrift Store Makeovers

“Why Didn’t I Think of That?” Upcycled & Repurosed Thrift Store Makeovers! Discover fabulous tips and creative ideas to turn that cheap thrift store find into something amazing for your home.

How to Age Gracefully (Using Antiquing Wax on Thrift Store Finds)

I love white paint.  It’s so crisp and clean looking and it’s my go-to color, but sometimes even white paint needs a friend to help it out.  For today’s project, that friend is antiquing wax.

Farmhouse Flower Garden, Repurposed Chair Gardening Display + More Talk of the Town #67

I have some incredible spring projects to show you today, including favorite picks for a farmhouse flower garden,   a repurposed chair gardening display, a birdhouse made from a shutter, and more! Welcome back to Talk of the Town! First, let’s take a look at what you may have missed from your party hosts! Weekend Getaway Chicago Road Trip Farmhouse Style Pillows You Can Make or Buy Weekending Engagement Photos, Tree Hugging, and Killer Views Industrial Spool Table Building More Relationship {Read More}

Engagement Photos, Tree Hugging, and Amazing Views

When my son asked me to come visit him and his fiancée to take engagement photos, without hesitation I agreed. I’m not a people photographer, so I was a little nervous.  But if they weren’t too picky about how they turned out, I was willing to try. Here’s a quick collage to give you an idea of the photos I shot. If you want to see more photos and hear about my “adventure” taking their photos, you can see more below. {Read More}

Weekending & $50 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway Winner Announced

I don’t normally bite my nails, but I’m in full blown nail-biting mode right now.` Tomorrow my husband and I are meeting the parents of my rock climber son’s fiancee.  I hope my hubby doesn’t pop any off-color jokes, and I hope I don’t talk one hundred miles an hour.  That’s what I usually do when I’m nervous. But I got my hair cut and eyebrows waxed, and bought a new shirt to wear.  So hopefully I’ll look calm, cool, {Read More}

Farmhouse Style Pillows You Can Make or Buy

I’m on the road right now for a weekend I’m so excited about.  I’ll tell you more about it later, but today I’m sharing some of my favorite farmhouse style pillows. Several of them are DIY pillows you can make in just a few minutes, and the rest are all really affordable ones that I found – most for under $10, including shipping.  

Weekend Getaway Chicago Road Trip | Rt. 66, Museums, Mummies and More

My weekend getaway to Chicago, plus some money-saving Chicago travel tips My daughter and I have been planning a weekend getaway for months. She graduated from college last May, and rather than buy her a gift, I wanted to give her a weekend getaway instead so we could relax and make memories together.  I just didn’t realize at the time that it would take us over ten months to actually get away. She’s a 911 call center dispatcher with an {Read More}

Ikea Hack, Pottery Barn Inspired Wall Clock and More | Talk of the Town #66

We have some really creative features this week at Talk of the Town including an Ikea hack with maps, a rustic initials DIY flower vase centerpiece, a painted media console with image transfer, a Pottery Barn inspired wall clock, easy paint chip beach art, and more! I had a busy and fun-filled weekend, which I’ll be sharing more about tomorrow, but today I have five outstanding and creative DIY projects to show you, including an Ikea hack, a Pottery Barn inspired wall clock, the {Read More}

Dog Treats Storage with Leash Hanger | Share Your Birth Order Story

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, MARS Incorporated. All opinions are mine alone. #PedigreeMoments #CollectiveBias A rustic farmhouse style leash hanger with built-in storage for dog treats that you can customize with your dog’s name. And it’s dedicated to everyone who is a baby of the family … like me! I have only one sister, and I’m the baby of the family. My big sister is a typical firstborn.  She was a very academic, self-disciplined, {Read More}