Archives for December 2018

2018 Year in Review

In this post: A 2018 Year in Review I’ve got to admit that 2018 has probably been one of the toughest years of my life.  I spent the first few months going to therapies after my stroke.  In other ways, it was a really good year. Now on to a round-up of my posts and projects. In January, I shared a Repurposed Window Stocking Hanger that I wasn’t able to share in December due to the stroke. I also shared {Read More}

Repurposed Tape Measure DIY Projects

In this post: Repurposed Tape Measure DIY Projects One of the things that I keep my eye out for at antique stores is old tape measures.  They usually come on spools with a small handle on the side that winds the tape measure inside the spool.  I’ve come across a few of them and always buy them if the price is reasonable. The projects below are actually a repost that I did quite a few years ago. When I updated my {Read More}

Tea Towel Display Shelf Christmas Upcycle

In this post: A Tea Towel Display Shelf Christmas Upcycle We’ve been cleaning out the living room in preparation for the crowd that will be here for Christmas.  One of the things that went away with the purge is my antique piano turned into a desk.  Honestly, I wasn’t using it as a desk because I do almost all of my work in my bathtub on my bathtub tray table or the farmhouse kitchen table.  Don’t be shocked, but I asked my husband {Read More}

Talk of the Town #154

Happy Tuesday evening to all of you!  I’m always impressed with the amazing projects and recipes you all share each week, and this week is no exception.  I think you are going to love the features we picked this week!

Deck the Halls with Handmade Christmas Signs!

In this post: Deck the Halls with Handmade Christmas Signs! I’ve been a busy little bee the last week.  I only have a few days until my mom arrives.  My oldest and middle sons will arrive with their wives and dogs a few days after that.  That means we’ll have six indoor dogs at our house on Christmas day!  I’ll be so happy to see Pico again.  I’ve missed him so much.

20 Creative DIY Christmas Lanterns

In this post :20 Gorgeous DIY Christmas Lanterns Christmas is a favorite holiday for many of us and decorating for the season is definitely a pleasant way to get into the Christmas spirit.

Talk of the Town #153

Happy Tuesday!  Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet?  I’m almost done.  Just a few more gifts and stocking stuffers to get.  December is flying by with so much to do. It’s nice to take a break and see what others are working on. With that said, it’s time to party! Welcome back to Talk of the Town! Last week’s party was amazing with so many great links to choose from. First, let’s take a look at what you may {Read More}

Reversible Farmhouse DIY Wood Tray

In this post: A Reversible Farmhouse DIY Wood Tray or Sign The beauty of making a tray that is reversible is not only that you can display either side, but that you can make it whatever size you want as long as the image you select fits on the wood. There are multiple options for embellishing your tray. You can use an adhesive stencil as I did, a regular stencil, or vinyl. What you’ll need to make a Reversible Farmhouse DIY {Read More}

Talk of the Town #152

Happy Tuesday, everyone! It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, isn’t it?  I love it!

Christmas Jingle Bells Shadow Box

In this post: A DIY Christmas Jingle Bells Shadow Box Last week, I was at the dollar store and spotted bags of gold, red, and green jingle bells.   I had no idea what I would do with them, but rather than ignore them and move on, I knew I just had to do something with them.  I bought the red and green ones.  They had more green than red, so I got three sizes of the green and just one {Read More}