Staircase Frame Collage & a WINNER

HAPPY FRIDAY! I have a winner of the beautiful garland that was featured HERE earlier this week. Drum roll please…. the winner is Jennifer Schmitz Congratulations to Jennifer! Jennifer is actually a blogger too. Lucky you!  Thank you all for reading my blog and leaving a message. I wish all 60 of you that entered could…

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas & a Giveaway

Aaaaawh! I am so ready to cheer up this house in twinkle lights, pine and get on with making some memories! This year I have a railing in the foyer to decorate. Yippee! It’s so fun to be able to use some of my old stuff in new ways. I love natural garlands, trees and…

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Natural Cedar Wood Accent Wall

When my family and I lived in Connecticut we had several cedar trees in our wooded backyard. A few of them died and my husband cut them down. The smell of cedar is heavenly. I brought some branches into the house to display on our fireplace hearth because of the beauty and natural scent.  So…

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A Spool Table and a Winner!

My neighbor brought home a few old spools and pallets for me the other day. It felt like Christmas! Now one of the spools is an end table in my family room. Did you grow up with these as end tables? I did! We used to walk on them turned side ways around the backyard…

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Welcome Contrast and Color

What is more beautiful than fresh flowers in spring? The fantastic colors wake up from a long winter nap. It feels to me like I do too. The sun is bright and the days are longer. (the words in red are links to click on) I love the natural energy spring brings. Even my kids…

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6 Painting Tips, a Winner and Thank YOU!

First of all I want to give a huge thank you for the sweet comments on the Saturday Spotlight post by Must Love Junk. I feel so lucky to know such a sweet group of readers and I appreciate every one. A heartfelt thanks to all of you! You make the time I put into…

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Mismatch Wall Hooks for the Foyer

All our jackets and bags need a new home. Expecting the boys to hang up their coats with a hanger in a closet is a little unrealistic here at our house (I feel like I have said that in a post before). Using only two pieces of wood and all the hooks I could find,…

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