Archives for May 2018

Talk of the Town 123

Last week we traveled from Illinois to Arkansas to New Mexico and back to help our middle son and his wife move.  He landed a graphic design job at a large church fresh after graduating from college (yippie!).  His wife was accepted to graduate school (another yippie!).  As a mom, it’s so good to see their lives coming together.  I’m so proud of both of them and couldn’t be happier!  God is so good!  I’ll share more about my trip {Read More}

My Plans for a Secret Garden Patio in Unused Yard Space

My Plans for a Secret Garden Patio in Unused Yard Space It’s a good thing the back of our garage isn’t visible to anyone except us, because it’s an embarrassing sight. It’s a junk storage zone, complete with two huge antique windows, a gas can, a broken bike, a broken storm door, some sheet metal, two kayaks, and lots of trash. If you stand on the side of my guest house, right in front of my garden with my vintage {Read More}

Mother’s Day Dixie Belle Giveaway

Happy Mother’s Day to everyone!  To celebrate, I have a great giveaway for anyone who loves painting or DIY projects. The kind folks at Dixie Belle Paint Company have provided a bunch of products that one lucky winner will receive. Here’s what’s included (post includes affiliate links):

Farmhouse Pedestal Table: Downsizing for a Smaller Household

Farmhouse Pedestal Table: Downsizing for a Smaller Household Our household is much smaller now since my older sons both got married and my daughter bought a new house last year.  My youngest son still lives at home.  I love my big farmhouse table but knew we could gain a lot of space if we downsized to a smaller one. As luck would have it, I found a pedestal table at a thrift store for only $25.

Talk of the Town #122

Welcome back to Talk of the Town! First, let’s take a look at what you may have missed from your party hosts! 10 Delicious Blueberry Recipes Patriotic Tin Can Planners Farmhouse Style Red Barn Birdhouse How to Repair a Garden Hose Kitchen Island with a New Table Top and Reclaimed Window   Black Stenciled Bird Coffee Table Makeover DIY Outdoor Water Wall Clear Monogrammed Bag DIY Free Scripture Printable Remember Your Fear Here’s what we’re talking about from last week’s {Read More}

10 Delicious Blueberry Breakfast Recipes You’ll Love

If you’re tired of same thing for breakfast day after day, try these 10 Delicious Blueberry Breakfast Recipes you’re sure to love!

Patriotic Tin Can Kitchen Herb Planters

Patriotic Tin Can Indoor Kitchen Herb Planters Make these patriotic kitchen herb planters as a tribute to the good ole’ Red, White and Blue! My obsession continues with tin cans.  My project ideas seem to be as never-ending as my supply of cans! Supplies I Used: Empty tin cans Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Barn Red, Fluff, and Yankee Blue Satin clear coat Lace trim (optional) Herb plants Foam paintbrush Directions: Paint the cans using a foam paintbrush.  I {Read More}

DIY Farmhouse Style Red Barn Birdhouse

DIY Farmhouse Style Red Barn Birdhouse The birds will be singing for joy when you make this DIY Farmhouse Style Red Barn Birdhouse for them! Inspired by my favorite red barn! Supplies I Used: Natural Wood Birdhouse – I got mine at Hobby Lobby (50% off with the app, but this one is similar) Weathervane Pick Dixie Belle Barn Red Chalky Finish Paint  Paintbrush How I Made It: I had to paint my birdhouse red if I wanted it to look {Read More}

Talk of the Town #121

Happy May Day friends!   It’s a beautiful day in my neighborhood and I hope it is in yours too. If you’ve been waiting for some more bathroom remodel updates, don’t think I’ve forgotten.  We took a short break from it to work on yard and garden projects.  Then we’ll be helping one of our sons and his wife move to New Mexico.  We’re so happy about that, because they’ll be very close to extended family again and I can see {Read More}