Happy Monday and welcome to the 103 All About Home Link Party! It’s my very last Monday off before turning to work for the new school year, (how is that even possible???) so I really want to just sit back, relax, and enjoy the party here with all of you. With the return to work and uncertain times once again on the horizon, this party and connecting with each other is so important. As usual, I am looking forward to the inspiration this week! Read more
Happy July and welcome to Thursday Favorite Things! I am so excited to be co-hosting this fabulous party with Katherine of Katherine’s Corner and a fantastic group of bloggers for this inspiring weekly link party for bloggers and blog readers! Read more
DIY Strawberry roses are beautiful and easy to make! Create an elegant and edible strawberry roses bouquet for a unique centerpiece at any special event or to to give as a gift to a strawberry lover.
Enjoying fresh strawberries is one of the highlights of summer! Since strawberries are in season, it’s the perfect time for several blogging friends and I to share some delicious (and even nutritious) strawberry recipes for July’s Pinterest Challenge! *This post contains affiliate links. See my full affiliate disclosure policy for details.
Do you love French Vintage treasures? Here are some of my favorite junkin’ finds of Summer 2021!
Hey there friends! Today I am sharing a quick round-up post of some of my favorite French vintage treasures that I have scored on my summer junkin’ adventures. I haven’t styled any of these beauties yet, but you are sure to see all of them featured in upcoming posts and on my seasonal home tours. Enjoy! Read more
Hello friends! How is your summer going so far? I just returned from vacation which is always a bit of a bummer, but it was so awesome to be surprised by our “almost” finished mini-mudroom entry when we came home! As soon as we walked in the door the whole family was oohing-and ah-ing over the drastic changes that my brother had made to the space over the week we were gone. Here is how the mudroom entry looked when we left last Saturday morning: Read more
Hello vintage lovers! I am so excited to be joining my friend Cindy of County Road 407 and several other talented blogging friends for July’s vintage “Lifestyle of Love” blog hop! The Vintage Lifestyle of Love group periodically gets together to share ideas all about vintage treasures, antiques, repurposing items and all things related to the vintage-loving “lifestyle.” Today’s subject is one of my favorites…architectural salvage! Read more
Welcome back to my Pin Away Wednesday series! In just a few days our family will be at the beach for our annual vacation and I can hardly contain my excitement! I thought today would be a perfect time to share highlights from my Coastal Style and Beach Cottage Decor Pinterest Board. Because I am a beach lover and dreamer of coastal dreams, (one day we plan to retire near the beach) this is one of my favorite boards. If you love beautiful beach decor and vintage coastal treasures too, get ready to pin away!
One of my favorite decorating styles is French vintage coastal, or at least that is what I call it. Bascially it’s a combination of coastal treasures and vintage shabby chic, brocante and vintage French found objects. There is something so romantic and magical about this style! Read more
Hello crafty friends! Today I am sharing how to give a book a new look by creating an easy scap paper DIY book cover and ribbon book mark. This was a totally impromptu craft inspired by a free book that I found on the library “free books” cart when I went to check out my new classroom today (Yay! My middle school choir students are getting an actual classroom! No more teaching on the stage in the auditorium! I digress…) Read more
Hello there friends, I am excited to share another DIY dollar store hack with you today! Yesterday I gave a plastic “ho-hum” hummingbird garden stake from Family Dollar a DIY faux copper makeover using paints I had on hand in my craft stash. Recently I started creating a small hummingbird garden, so when I saw a plastic hummingbird garden stake for only $1.00 I figured it was worth a try to give it a quick makeover. I had originally intended to make it look white-washed and chippy, but it turned into an experimental project where I just kept trying different colors that led to a faux copper patina ( you will find all the details toward the end of the post.) I love how it turned out! *This post contains affiliate links.
Summer is here and for many of us that means more time spent relaxing at home (or playing in the garden!) If you are looking for summer home and garden inspiration then you have come to the right place. Today I am so excited to be joining 29 other fabulous bloggers for the Blogger’s Best Summer Home Tours hosted by my sweet friend Kelly of The Tattered Pew!Read more
Summer is here and that means it’s time for gardening, thrifting, and cooling off with refreshing citrus fruits and drinks! All of these fun summer joys have influenced the cheerful summer kitchen refresh that I am excited to share today. I am honored to once again be participating in the annual Summer Home Tour hosted by my friend Marty of A Stroll Thru Life! Read more
Happy National Garden Week everyone! I actually didn’t realize until today that it is National Garden week, but it works out great since I have a few garden posts in the works for the days ahead. For today’s post I am sharing some new information that I discovered after doing some research about some common “weeds” and “bees” I noticed in our yard and garden. Read more
After weeks of chilly and rainy weather, Spring seems to finally be in full swing and summer is just around the corner! What better time for an easy and stylish spring-to-summer decor refresh in anticipation of warmer and sunnier days ahead? Today I am sharing how I easily refreshed my dining room and living room for spring and summer with some beautiful new decorative items from Birch Lane. Take a look!*This post is sponsored by Birch Lane. All opinions are my own.Read more
Hello friends and welcome back to my Pin Away Wednesdays series! Spring is here and I am loving every minute of it! We have some nice days, allowing me to get outside to enjoy some early spring planting and garden clean up. On cooler days I have been getting my gardening and flower fix from a couple of my favorite garden-themed boards on Pinterest. Today I am sharing highlights from my Country Cottage Garden Style Pinterest board. If you love flowers and vintage junk garden style, get ready to pin away! Read more