Sunday, June 28, 2015

Country Living Fair 2015 - Rhinebeck, NY {A Milk Glass Tale}



A couple weekends ago I had the opportunity to go to the Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck, NY with my friend, Carol.

What a glorious day it was! 

The whole drive down, I knew just what I wanted....milk glass. I was bound and determined to hunt it down.

And wouldn't you know it after about the first tent of vendors I stumbled upon the most perfect nubby milk glass lamp! And it was only $15. And the owner of the shop was a doll.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Chicken Wire Photo Frame


My husband recently built us a raised vegetable garden in our front yard.

He up-cycled old pieces of wood, our wonderful neighbors gave us some dirt that was left over from their front yard project, and we bought some chicken wire to keep the deer out. Then we all went and picked out the fresh, organic veggies....beans, watermelon, strawberries, lettuce, cucumbers.

{Oh, I can't wait to have strawberries and lettuce!}

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Dress up Kid's Rooms with Hometalk


Hey, friends! If you have ever been stuck on how to decorate the playroom or the bedroom, then come on over and check out this board!  Maybe you will even have an idea to add to it.



Enjoy!











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Monday, May 25, 2015


My husband is the best. When I give him a list of things to fix or create or do for me around the house he is pretty agreeable about doing it.  I love that man.

So when we took our picket fence out of the backyard, I had a ton of ideas of what to do with the wood. 

And when I posted my February mantel here, I got a lot of emails about the backdrop. Funny, how so many people loved on it and my husband, although he gladly made it for me, very much disliked it.

OK....he despised it.
Oh boy, did I hear the complaints. 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Dresser Makeover with Annie Sloan® Chalk Paint


How grown up do you feel?

It is a tough question to answer especially when we do not really ever want to grow up. 

I think, for me; even over getting married, starting my teaching career, or having children... the moment I knew that I had grown up when I had a knock-down-drag-out week of debate with our gas company over a major mishap with our bill. And it was a mishap on their end, I might add....but isn't it always?

I know what you are thinking....that isn't glamorous. at. all.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Guest Bedroom Makeover: From Playroom to Relaxing Retreat




We love spending time with our family, especially since we are spread out all over the state and country. We love to have everyone come visit at the holidays and last year was no exception. 

The problem though?  We didn't have a proper bedroom for my brother and his new wife.
And my brother and his new wife are now expecting their first baby. We couldn't be happier for them, but that is a dilemma.  

How could we have them sleep on an inflatable mattress for 4 nights?  

No question about it...we just couldn't. 

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