How To:  Chalkboard Calendar

How To: Chalkboard Calendar


How to make a chalkboard calendar in 12 easy steps.

Around here….I think they have my number.

It’s 1-800-she-brakes-for-trash.

And it’s toll-free.


Sanford and Son called and they want their truck back.Continue reading

A Shutter Wall

A Shutter Wall



 Make a shutter wall

Did you ever wonder what happened to those shutters?

I mean….really.  It was kind of like a cliffhanger.

I was all about those shutters.


I talked about the shutters and the watermelon and the car hood.  And then I went on and on about how I wanted you to be there and how I was so excited when I found them and we were all talking about shutter projects and what we would do with shutters if we ever found them.


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Burlap Pumpkins and a Little Yada Yada Yada

Burlap Pumpkins and a Little Yada Yada Yada


I know you’ve seen burlap before.

And you have probably even seen a burlap pumpkin.

You read blogs.

You’re a little jaded and underwhelmed.

I get it.

You’ve seen it before…..a burlap pumpkin with a cute fall tag…..photographed next to some dried hydrangea.

Yada yada yada.

And all that :)Continue reading

Compass Ceiling Medallion

Compass Ceiling Medallion



Are you right-brained or left-brained?

Or just in-the-middle brained?


I need to know.

It’s really important.

Because if you happen to be left-brained…..I just wanted to be clear at the beginning……that this may not be the project for you.Continue reading

How To:  Mercury Glass Pumpkin

How To: Mercury Glass Pumpkin


I really think that when I look back on my life…..I will decide that yesterday was the perfect day in the country.

It was crisp and cool with just a hint of fall in the air.

The swirling leaves hinted at their incredible autumn colors.

The clouds drifted lazily overhead and the sun beams danced across the back pasture.

It was truly beautiful.

So beautiful that I decided to overlook the fact that cows are my next-door-neighbors and there is not a drive-through fountain diet coke or a stop light in the entire county and or a Target within 75 miles…..and instead…..

……rejoice that I live in the country.Continue reading

The Month That Was August

The Month That Was August

Fall is in the air and summer is slipping away.

And even though August was amazing…..

I have a feeling……September is going to rock! :)


Here are just a few of my favorites from the month that was August:


How To Add Trim To a Sheet Thistlewood Farm silver stamped spoon bracelet Thistlewood Farm Cherry Cheesecake In a Jar Thistlewood Farm

Vintage Number Growth Chart Thistlewood Farm Simplest Tip Grapic Thistlewood Farm Numbered Picnic Basket

Desk with English chairs Fresh Picked Corn Carved Rock Necklace

How To Stripe Steps My Do Not Buy Words Fresh Smelling Sheets



PS Here’s to a wonderful fall!

Leaving Your Mark

Leaving Your Mark

Railroad Sign Hallway

I always thought it was a hallway.

You know.

The kind you walk down.

You’ve heard of hallways before…..right?

They are a staple in most homes.

Traditionally people have used them to get from point A to point B.Continue reading

Shimmer Pops

Shimmer Pops


Theater at Epidarus


What type of snacks do you serve when you are having a party to build a scale model of the Greek Theater at Epidaurus…..

….completely from popsicle sticks?


Because those popsicle builders are a hungry bunch.

Greek Couscous?

Greek Souzoukaklia?

Greek Saganaki?

Greek salad?

As tasty and appetizing as all of the above snacks sound….I’m sure that Alexander the Great would have gone all after-school-special with…..


shimmer pop

….Shimmer Pops.Continue reading