DIY Chevron Deer Head Wall Decor

Well, THAT title is a mouthful, isn't it!?  Happy Friday, y'all!  Today I'm sharing a fun new project that has me swooning and ready to deck the halls... well, sorta.  What I love about this is that you could use it year round in your decor.  Think "rustic chic" for holiday and everyday. :) I spotted these unfinished wood deer heads online at Unfinished Wood Company.  If you haven't heard of them, click immediately over to their website.  … [Read more...]

This ‘n That Monday

Monday?  I have been all off my schedule and routine with our snow days last week, furlough days at the end of the week, and now a holiday.  While I've enjoyed the time off, it hasn't felt like a real 'vacation' so I've bumbled around from project to project, watching the Olympic games way too much, and finding myself a little at loose ends. And so, on we go... I can't even imagine the mess that my lesson plans will be this week!  #yikes I … [Read more...]

January Recap {In Case You Missed It}

February??  Wow... not sure how that happened.  For a month that's supposed be of the "slowing down" sort that I love, January sure sped by.  We had such an enjoyable weekend and I cooked up a storm for our little Super Bowl party yesterday.  Got a new crock pot recipe to share soon, so stay tuned! I was looking back at my posts last month and while there were definitely projects, there was lots of "other"... thoughts, goals, reads.  That's my … [Read more...]

DIY Heart Canvas

Well, I caved a little on my "no decorating for Valentine's Day" stance over the weekend. You see, I had a vision.  Does that ever happen to you? And my paint brushes were beckoning.  And, after all, didn't I say that painting more was on my personal goals list for 2014?   So I got a little bit busy. :) I already had everything on hand for this project (yay!) and this Christmas inspiration piece had been tickling my mind for a couple … [Read more...]

I <3 You...

T.G.I.F.   What. a. week.  Parent conferences are not for the faint of heart, I have to say.   Maybe someday I can document all the interesting challenges I run across with parents, but for now -- God gives me the weekends to regroup. :) We are in the deep freeze here in the Deep South... and while I know you hardy folks from Northern parts think we are big wimps. when you're used to January temps in the 50's and not the teens it's quite a … [Read more...]

Freshening Up: The Winter Mantel

Whew, my week is busy busy with student evaluations going on, lots of appointments and doings for the family, and trying to finish up a new furniture makeover.  Thanks so much for the awesome feedback on my Small Space Project!  I'm eyeing the spaces that will be my victims this weekend!  Don't forget to send me your own before and after organization projects to share! I've also shared some tips over at Mohawk Homescapes blog on keeping your New … [Read more...]

My Winter Mantel {2013}

Confession: I did my winter mantel three days before I took down and put away all the Christmas decor.  Once the stockings were emptied, I was so impatient... so I just cast them aside, along with my Santa canvas and the berry garland and got busy! If you follow me on Instagram, you might know that a trip to Trader Joe's jump-started the whole thing...I mean, who can resist a bouquet of seven creamy white roses with eucalyptus for only … [Read more...]

New Additions

Remember when I said how much I loved my winter decor?  I mean, I l-0-v-e-d the look.  Famous last words because I'm a perpetual tweaker. :)  And a few new additions have me loving my winter look even more. I posted about my One Kings Lane finds a few weeks ago.  Well, when they arrived I could hardly contain my excitement.  And promptly added them to the mix in the family room. Recognize the round vintage botanical?  How awesome is … [Read more...]

Fresh for Winter

I'm loving my winter decor this year!  Last year, I just couldn't seem to hit it exactly right, though that could have been attributed to being in the midst of a somewhat daunting Refresh the Family Room project.  Truth be told, THAT project is still on-going (still need things like slipcovers and a fresh crop of wall art), but I feel like I am much closer to truly enjoying my space.  Yay for progress!! You've already seen my … [Read more...]

More Winter Decor {Family Room Pillows}

It goes on and on, doesn't it?  Refreshing decor, I mean.  And I'll be crushed the day I'm no longer inspired to keep changing things up! One of my latest tweaks to the family room (part of a year-long refresh project, I might add) are some fabulous new pillows.   The brown beast is hard sometimes to freshen up, but this year I got incredibly lucky! Kim from Savvy Southern Style was hosting a Pillows by Dezign giveaway back in … [Read more...]