This ‘n That Tuesday

My school year is rapidly drawing to a close (how did THAT happen??!) and soon I'll be welcoming both the college one and our oldest back into the fold -- busy times afoot around here!  And I lost a little ground battling that nasty head cold last week and through much of my weekend. Hence, this post. :) During my latest thrifting adventure, I stumbled on these old alphabet flash cards.   A couple of the cards were missing, but I thought … [Read more...]

DIY Chalk Paint Easter Eggs

Happy Monday, friends... getting back in the swing of things today -- and of course, it's a rainy one.  Boo. We enjoyed a pretty awesome weekend, including celebrating this lovely gal's 21st birthday!! She's becoming such an incredible young woman... we're so very proud of her!  Excellent grades, strong work ethic, an even stronger sense of self and fairness, and a love of family and the Lord.  I give Him (and her!) all the glory … [Read more...]

DIY Watercolor Shamrock (EASY!)

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Hopefully you've got something fun planned for the day and are wearing green so you won't get pinched. :)  If you've never spent St. Patty's Day with Littles and a leprechaun, well you're missing out!  We're enjoying Leprechaun Pies, looking for four-leaf clover, and building a trap for our little mischief maker. I had a few questions about the watercolor shamrock on my spring mantel, so I thought I'd share this super … [Read more...]

It’s the Little Things (and a Big Thing)

Ever notice how something little can make you warm and fuzzy on the inside? Something little like organizing a kitchen drawer, tulips in a vintage silver pitcher, or this... A citron green chevron rug for my kitchen.  It also prompted me to wipe down my kitchen cabinets.  Yowza.  Needed to be done. :) Yes, thank you HomeGoods! I'm making little changes for spring (oh, spring, where ARE you??) and it's feeling pretty good. … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed It {February}…

After all the stress and angst of last week, God granted me a wonderful weekend of peace!  I was so blessed to spend Saturday with a dear friend, watching her daughter (my god daughter) play in a volleyball tournament and catching up.  Don't you love it when it's as if no time has passed since you last saw one another?  Sunday was warm and lovely and after church I spent a few hours in my yard, clipping, raking, and bagging debris from the … [Read more...]

DIY Burlap Moss Vases {a Dollar Store Project}

I love the Dollar Store.  A brand new one just opened up near my house and I could get lost finding great deals in there.  It was my first stop when I was preparing for my preschool Moms' Tea -- on the hunt for those simple glass cylinder vases.  I had a vision for this project... These were a big hit with my moms, especially since three of them got to take one home. :) Here's the how-to! Supplies you'll need: glass cylinder … [Read more...]

Spring Mantel Tweaks… I Couldn’t Resist

Howdy hoo, y'all -- another busy week rocking and rolling around here!  So far this week we've celebrated two birthdays in my preschool class, Earth Day plus caterpillars (!), and then yesterday a puppet show.  I'm whipped by 2pm every day! I'm still working away on the guest room, but I took a few minutes to freshen up my spring mantel since Easter is now behind us... It all started with a quick trip to "Junk Day" at the Woodstock … [Read more...]

Spring/Easter Mantel (the Full Monty)

TGIF, friends!  After a week that culminated with my son's 18th birthday (!) and an Easter Egg hunt with 14 crazy little people, I'm very happy to see Friday!  And just in time for Easter, I'm finally sharing my spring/Easter mantel with you patient people... A few things remain... my mirror, my sconces, my antique open frame and my sheet music candles... The hydrangeas in my DIY mercury glass vase are actually ones I cut last … [Read more...]

Spring Mantel Sneak Peek and a GIVEAWAY!

*This giveaway is now closed and the winner has been announced here.*   I don't care that it's only 48 degrees outside -- I'm putting up my spring mantel!  It's still in process, but here's a little sneak peek... You knew I'd work some silver in, right? ;-) I spent most of the weekend still catching up from our trip (paying bills, organizing tax information, laundry) and spending time with the boys but I did squeeze just a … [Read more...]

Just a Little Happy…

To get you ready for spring...   Source: via Heidi on Pinterest Hope you've had a great week! … [Read more...]