Diamond Candles {A Girl’s Best Friend} & a GIVEAWAY!

The past few months have been conflict-ridden and tough tests driven.  I'm really not so great at taking time to pamper myself in little ways when  things are crazy and stressful.  But I'm trying to get better about that... and I'm learning that sometimes it's exactly the little things that make me feel better.  So when I was contacted by Katelynn at Diamond Candles about doing a product review and giveaway, I was immediately drawn to the idea.  … [Read more...]


I had so much fun hosting my Happy Birthday Giveaway!  Y'all have some amazing projects on your To Do Lists and now I don't feel quite so bad about my own! I intended to have a furniture makeover for y'all today, but we're now having to make up all those high school soccer games that got rained out last month, so I'm spending time in the bleachers instead of finishing my project. Sorry, darling... I know you're a work in progress, but I … [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...]

Thrifty Find Stencil Makeover

Howdy!  We're still socked in with gray skies and SNOW FLURRIES here in Atlanta, but I've got a thrifty find makeover that has me ready for spring -- and I think it took about 10 minutes tops! This was one of my February DIYs that had been waiting since about November, when I scored this wooden handled bin at the thrift store for a couple of dollars.   I used it in my booth through the holidays to hold books and holiday … [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...]

And the Winner Is… :-)

Well, looks like I stumped you ALL on this one!!  But before I share which item I purchased, let's get to the winner of the $10 Starbucks gift card... Thanks to Random.org, the winner is comment #6: Hmmmm. I would say the votives! And kinda sorta maybe not yet! Laura from Top This Top That Woo hoo -- congratulations!!  I've sent you an email, Laura... happy sipping!  Will it be Pumpkin Spice or Gingerbread latte?? Not one of you … [Read more...]

Friday Happy: Catalog Finds {Ballard Designs} & a Little Giveaway

Confession:  I'm ready to decorate for Christmas. Maybe it's because I've got some Christmas things I've been working on for the booth.  Or maybe it's the cold mornings and fires in the fireplace.  Or the fact that gingerbread lattes have finally arrived at Starbucks??! Either way, I know my family will revolt if I break out the Christmas tree and decorate the mantel right now, so I'm holding off. So today, we'll go surfing through the … [Read more...]