Watercolor – Beach Inspired


Beach Inspired Watercolor I have watercolor on the the brain!  I've seen them everywhere. You know me, I went out and bought a  pallet of watercolors. I tried painting this and that and well it looked nothing like Carmella's! So I did some cheater watercolors and I'm very happy with them.I don't mind if you download and use them for … [Read more...]

Pottery Barn Ceramic Bunny Look for Less

Pottery Barn Ceramic Bunny

Free makeover, the Pottery Barn ceramic bunny look for less! When I get a Pottery Barn catalog in the mail, it's time for a cup of coffee and brainstorming session.  I don't think they ever come up with anything that I don't love, well except the price.I spotted this bunny and knew that I had a container just waiting for some spray … [Read more...]

Free Chalkboard Printables for Birthday and Welcome

Free chalkboard printables

Free Printables! I created a couple sets of chalkboard tags for you and me :) Chalkboards are my favorite and there are a couple of birthdays coming up and we have new friends moving in to the neighborhood, so here you go! Use card-stock to print them on.  Punch a hole in the corner and your ready for gift giving!Click here to … [Read more...]

Rain Boots Refreshed

Rain Boots Spring Door Decor

Goodwill Rain Boots can now be checked off the list! I keep this extensive list of treasures that I'm always on the lookout for. And these have been checked off the list:I shopped the house for the white tulips, originally bought at Hobby Lobby, I know they were bought at 50%.  Not that my memory is good, but because I never pay full price … [Read more...]

Washi Tape Dispenser

Washi tape organizer

Today I want to show you what I came up with to keep my washi tape under control. Washi Tape Dispenser/Organizer Office supplies are one of my weaknesses and when they come in the form of pretty colorful tape, I must have it!After a few online searches, I found that washi tape dispensers can be a little pricey.  I decided to refresh … [Read more...]

Gold Glass Cloche

Dollar Tree Cloche

Make any cupcake a celebration with this Gold Glass Cloche.Cloches have been around for a few hundred years and my guess is they will be around for a lot more. They come in all shapes, sizes, price ranges and are used for many things.I made mine from 2 glass candle holders and glass bowl from Dollar Tree.Before I glued the the two … [Read more...]

Personalized Message Board using Mod Podge Photo Transfer

Mod Podge Supplies

I wanted to make something for the boys, and nothing is cuter than their new puppy Jack.  And if Jack could leave messages he would, so I thought I'd give him a little help ;) Jack's Personalized Message board using Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium.The first thing that I did was paint my board with craft paint, which is optional.  I think it … [Read more...]

How to add Ribbon to Pinecones

Ribbon on Pinecones

On Monday, I baked my pinecones and on Tuesday I added some sugar and silver spice (post coming soon). Last night I dressed them up! Here's what I used:Drill / with drill bitEye HooksAwesome pinecones I used a drill bit that was the same diameter as the threaded area on the hook.  Pre-drill the end of the pinecone, about … [Read more...]



 At 52, I am finally admitting that I have issues.  I love baskets!If I see a basket, cute, sturdy, small, large a little damaged, it doesn't matter.  It's ok with me. I'm not a basket snob, I pick up almost every one that I see.If it's a little plain, I add some chalkboard bling.I got this one on … [Read more...]

Mod Podge Tabletop

Mod Podge Tabletop

I bought this table at an estate sale.  Solid wood, but the top was worn.  I used Mod Podge and wrapping paper to makeover the top.  Or you could use a map like I used here: Summer EntertainingSupplies Needed: Paper Mod Podge Rolling pin  Matte Poly Paint Purdy Paint BrushI cut the paper just a little larger than the top of the … [Read more...]

Anthropologie Knock-Off by Life As A Thrifter

Holly from Life as a Thrifter

I have a special treat for you today!Hello! I'm Holly from Life as a Thrifter, and I can't wait to share this SUPER easy Anthropologie knock-off with you guys today!A little while ago I was dying to get my laundry room in order. The walls were bare and there wasn't a bit of character anywhere to be seen...I started with plain … [Read more...]

DIY Banner


Easy, peasy, no sewing required. It's my first, so I know you can make one!On this day, the sale items at Goodwill were the yellow tags. Love getting all this fabric for half price! I found just what I was looking for :) Directions I made a paper template and used my pinking shears to cut out triangles. (no picture of this) I created a 1 … [Read more...]

Summer Entertaining

Mod Podge and Plaid

I received a box of amazing craft supplies from Plaid and it included a shopping card from Walmart.I couldn't wait to go shopping and find something to create. Have you seen all the Plaid craft supplies at Walmart?  The craft department is filled with tons of options! They had everything that I needed to create a fun summer tablescape: Mod … [Read more...]