November 18, 2017

Easy Do It Yourself Wood Pallet Signs


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


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 […]

Tips for Buying Second Hand Furniture from Thrift Store/Yard Sales


As yard sale season approaches, I am continually asked for my tips and tricks of the Garage Sale Guru trade, so I thought I’d break down the process of what I look for specifically in a furniture purchase. We all […]

DIY: Old Headboard Into New Welcome Sign


Living in the country has a slew of pros and cons. The obvious highlight is the breathtaking beauty we experience every day coming down our winding driveway. The leaves haven’t reached their peak yet, but in another two weeks, this […]

Amazing Color Pop Hutch Transformation


A few weeks ago, I shared open shelving ideas and inspiration for kitchens, as well as a sneak peak at my own kitchen solution for open shelving. I encourage you to check out that post because it allowed me to […]

Sneak Peak at my Kitchen Make Over Solution for Open Shelves


If you were following along with me on my Facebook page yesterday, you know that I dove head first into a fun DIY painting makeover project, and you all had so many questions. I’ll answer them, but you’ll have to […]

Trash to Treasure: Ten DIY Projects Using Old Jewelry


For years, I’ve walked by baskets filled with tacky, old lady  vintage jewelry at yard sales. Since I vaguely remember hugging my grandmother, and always having to dodge the metal objects that were pinned to her chest, somehow memories of […]

Trash to Treasure Spring Decor in Minutes


I’m not in my Spring Cleaning mood yet (I’m waiting patiently for that to hit), but when the spring air hit this week, it sure did get me in a Spring spray paint kind of mood. I went on a […]

Balancing the Budget with Pottery Barn Taste


As we come to the end of the first week of Balancing Beauty and the Budget, we’ve tackled some thought provoking, and necessary topics, this week. While my favorite thing here on this blog is to encourage women with fun, […]

5 Minutes, $5 Mantel Decor Redo


Embracing a “Trash to Treasure” mentality encourages so many creative juices for me.  Someone else may have chosen to discard the item for a few dollars at a yard sale, but to me, I see a world of new possibilities. […]

DIY Desk: Adding some Style to an Old Desk


As part of my new blog design, I have added a “Submit Guest Post” feature at the top of my site. It offers readers the opportunity to submit an original DIY Project (as well as original recipes and frugal living […]

My Home Decor Yard Sale Treasures Week


Today’s yard sale outing scored me some extra fun home decor Trash to Treasure finds. Our daughters’ bedroom is a slowly evolving Pottery Barn Inspired room. In fact, I have all the pictures loaded for a post addressing this, and […]

$1.50 of Pure Turquoise Happiness


This winter, I really took a step back from my typical thrifting. (Something to do with jam packed storage, and no space for more treasures until I de-clutter some more.) Yet when I wandering into a tiny, unpretentious thrift store […]

How to Buy at an Auction


A live auction experience is just pure entertainment. At twenty years old, I was drawn into my first auction with no knowledge of what to expect. Knowing that I needed furniture for my sparse, college apartment, and this college town […]

Do You Decorate Above Your Doors?


As I stumbled across this 1949 picture on, it conjured up so many feelings – a time when life was more simple, when boys were content to play with one truck on the floor, and when Family Managers focused […]