Saturday, September 26, 2015

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Vanity Makeover

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Hello! Sometimes you have a regular old maple vanity in the bathroom and it works. It does the job of holding your toothpaste and hairbrush and razor. Then you realize that something may be missing, besides the mascara or toothbrush.

It's missing a real personality. 

I lived with that lackluster-no personality-did its job only-vanity for 11 years.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

My Birthday Present from Magnolia Market

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Usually, birthdays are amazing, exciting moments for me. Last month my boys made me beautiful cards and put them on my pillow so that I would see them when I woke up. My parents and in-laws sent my mad money to buy something special. My hubby asked and asked and asked what I wanted for my birthday dinner.

However; this year I had no clue. In fact, I really wasn't hungry.

I'm not sure what it was, but this year, I really wasn't into the whole birthday celebration.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Serving Tray Makeover using 2 Colors of Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan®

Do you think that Chip and Joanna Gaines ever argue? I don't mean a little bickering. I'm talking about voice raised-red faced-teeth clenched shouting? They live together. They work together. They raise 4 kids together. That is a lot of....together.

I would never wish this on anyone. Truly.

They just seem too good to be true...a fairy tale for sure.

Don't get me wrong. I am not complaining. HGTV's Fixer Upper is my favorite decorating show.

In my mind, they can do no wrong.

Just like this tray I had.

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.


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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. 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

One Day App and a VISA Gift-Card Giveaway

Like many moms out there, I have thousands of photos and videos of my two sons.  

All of them are tucked away in photo albums.....kidding....who has time to scrapbook anymore? They are all tucked away on my computer and sometimes my boys and I will cozy up and watch the funny moments from when they were little.

So when I was asked to review a new app called One Day (IOS and android available), I jumped at the chance to try a new way of recording my kids.

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