I never knew that Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups that look like hearts talked.

Until yesterday.

I was walking through the grocery store yesterday….

….and they called out to me from the center aisle.

They told me I had enough broccoli and that I could only just eat one and it wasn’t even close to swimsuit season yet and I could always eat healthy…..


So I took a deep breath and clutched the handle of the cart and pushed past quickly and clicked my heels together and told those Reese’s….

….that tomorrow is here. :)Continue reading

Ten Minute Decorating Idea For a Farmhouse Bathroom

Ten Minute Decorating Idea For a Farmhouse Bathroom


farmhouse bathroom

A long time ago in a land far away when I first started writing this blog….

… farmhouse bathroom was featured on a really really big website.

I couldn’t believe it.

I was so excited and told anyone who would listen and called my mom and my sister-in-law and several random neighbors to tell them the news.

It was the best thing to happen since sliced bread….

….and spray-on self-tanning lotion. :)Continue reading

Five Easy Painted Projects

Five Easy Painted Projects


five easy painted projects

Yesterday my eleven-year-old daughter asked me if I had ever heard of Pinterest.

“It’s this site, “ she told me in an excited voice.

“You won’t believe it.  It  has cute hairstyles and ideas for gluing stuff onto an iPad and Fourth of July ideas for desserts and posters you can make with from candy and sayings like “You are a Lifesaver” and “Don’t Snicker….but I think You’re Great.”

And then she paused mid-sentence.

And stared.

And I could almost see the light bulb going off over her head.

“Mom,” she said with wide-open eyes.  “You could totally get some ideas off there for your blog.”

I didn’t say a word.

I just laughed inside and then smiled a smile that let her know her whole Pinterest idea was brilliant…..

….and I wish I would have thought of it first. :)

Here’s five easy painted projects I’ve created…… (and pinned, too) . :)


Painted Dresser



Monogrammed Welcome Mat



Painted Table Runner



Painted Wall Treatment



Stenciled Concrete Pavers

How to Build a Sofa Table:  The Easy Way

How to Build a Sofa Table: The Easy Way




Did you wonder what I found on the 400 mile yard sale?

It wasn’t deer antlers.


I was hoping find some and paint them orange.

Maybe next time.

But I found something I wasn’t even looking for.

A sofa table.

Well… wasn’t a sofa table at first.Continue reading

5 DIY Furniture Projects

5 DIY Furniture Projects


Happy Saturday!

I missed you yesterday. :)

We were painting and cleaning and patching and taping and sweeping over at the gatehouse.

And I loved every minute of it.

I can’t wait to show you everything….but in the meantime…..

…’s 5 diy furniture projects for the weekend.

Happy day to you!Continue reading

How to Paint a Dresser With Numbers

How to Paint a Dresser With Numbers


I spent part of last week figuring out how to paint a dresser with numbers.

It’s been on my to-do list ever since last fourth of July when I first painted it gray and distressed it and put it in the upstairs playroom.

It never really looked right.

It looked….well….it looked….gray.

Gray with red numbers is so much better.Continue reading

How To Stencil Dot a Table Top

How To Stencil Dot a Table Top

How To Stencil Dot a Table

Yesterday was “Valentime’s Day” at our house.

At least that’s what the twins have called it for the last seven years…..

 …..“Valentime’s Day.”Continue reading

Hanging Shelf Project

Hanging Shelf Project


Hanging Shelf

Just in case you are wondering…..I’m not really cool or hip.

I try.

Really.  I do.

I mean….I wear red lipstick and sunglasses and amazing earrings and blinged out sweaters and cute flip-flops and colored jeans.

And I know colored jeans are in this year.  Kelly and Luke from 90210 told me so in that Old Navy commercial.Continue reading