December 18, 2014

Clutter Countdown: Parting with Sentimental Objects

how to declutter sentimental objects

Howdy, howdy! My name is Katie Clemons; I’m the storycatcher and journal crafter behind the much beloved-writing prompt journals at I’m going to be joining you and Jen here twice a month to talk about intentional living and crafting […]

Trash to Treasure Weekend Finds

Fun trash to treasure finds

It’s that time of year again when yard sales are in full force. Yes, it’s definitely my favorite time of the year. Not only does it remind me that beautiful weather is on the horizon, but it’s when I purchase […]

DIY Foaming Hand Soap ($1 for an entire year of soap)

In 30 seconds and for $1, create hand foaming soap for a year

During a fit of panic,  I discovered this amazing trick.  I anticipated a large group of people any minute and went to touch up the guest bathroom. I realized that the bar of soap had been mauled by our children […]

Defying Your Age: Hair Tips for Looking Younger

Back of hair after cut

These are some of my best friends – all over 40 and 50, but they look better now than when I first met them. Our third son was just four months old and I was juggling having three boys in […]

Finally Fall – Home Decor Ideas

Fall centerpiece

For years, our home was the place to be during the fall. With lots of land and a huge bon fire pit, hay rides, bon fires and s’mores welcomed our fall guests with all that autumn has to offer. With […]

Painting an Ugly Brass Lamp & Making It Beautiful

How to paint a brass lamp

I know, I know. It’s hard to believe that those are the same lamps, but they are. Even my husband dropped his jaw and said, “I can’t believe  it.” A total transformation with just a little bit of paint and […]

8 Ways to Look Younger Now

8 Ways To Look Younger Now!

Hi ladies! I’m Cyndi, and I blog at Walking in Grace & Beauty. I love to share fashion & beauty tips with women over 40, as well as reminders that true beauty begins on the inside. I’m excited to be […]

Ultimate Girls Get Away Weekend – Join Us

becoming join me 2013

I can guarantee that you do not want to miss this weekend. It’s for you… Women are arriving from all over the US, and we couldn’t be more excited. It’s only three weeks away, but that’s just enough time for […]

Easy Do It Yourself Wood Pallet Signs

Do It Yourself Sign from a Pallet @beautyandbedlam

If you stroll through any craft  or home decor store lately, I know you’ve eyed the beautiful typography and wood signs that line the aisles. I just love them and have picked up quite a few myself over the years,  […]

30 Minute, $3 DIY Bench Re-do

Painting an old bench @beautyandbedlam

Why, oh why, do I let myself think that tackling a DIY project is going to take all afternoon? It’s a lie, I tell you, a lie. Every single one of you can transform an ugly, old $3 yard sale […]

Framed Fabric Art in Minutes: Ditto DIY

Dollar Store Framed Fabric craft @beautyandbedlam

Welcome to the July {ditto} DIY challenge! It’s another month for our Ditto DIY challenge and this one packs a punch of such versatility and ease. Each month, my sweet friends and I  are challenged to recreate a project or […]

30 Second “Pony Tail Rut” Buster

30 second Up Do via @beautyandbedlam

Last week, I posted on Facebook and Instagram this super quick 30 second braided “bun” that I literally created while I was sitting at the computer reading, and you all wanted to know how to do it. I almost feel […]

Saturday’s Thrifted Treasures

thrifted china vase

It’s been pouring rain for what seems like weeks here, and I just wasn’t sure if yard sales were going to make it or not, but they did, some of them. I got a late start to my yard sale […]

Simple Summer Beauty Tips

Simple Summer Beauty Tips via @beautyandbedlam

 As summer lurks around the corner, I’m stashing my sweaters in lieu of sundresses and packing up the boots for my favorite sandals. I love the thought of summer months, but the reality of hot temperatures and humidity reeks havoc […]

Creative, Purposeful, Frugal: Becoming Conference

Maison Blanche painted dresser

Two years ago, I had the desire to bring the creative topics of my blog to real life.  I didn’t want to just write about things and have you read them over a screen. I wanted to meet you and […]