easy DIY backpack hooks

easy DIY back pack hooks

Apparently the schools of the south tend to start back sooner than the rest of the country, and since we're smack dab in the middle of the south, our kiddos start back in less than a week. I'm going to miss summer something fierce, and I'm not looking forward to backpacks being strewn all over the place. So I decided to try to head off the problem … [Read more...]

One Bowl Flourless Chocolate Cake

Hi there Shabby Creek friends! It's Laura from Inspiration for Moms back to give you another fantastic desert recipe. If you love chocolate, don't walk away from that computer. Pull up a chair and sit down because I'm about to share with you a recipe you're going to want to memorize! My One Bowl Flourless Chocolate Cake is a chocolate lovers dream … [Read more...]

DIY vinyl mount faux taxidermy

DIY vinyle faux mount taxidermy

In case you don't know, I kinda have a thing for quirky animal heads. I want them to stand out and grab your attention, and maybe even make you laugh. Yeah, I know it's weird, but I'm cool with that. Back last winter I bought a silver faux deer head, because I wanted it for my Christmas decor. Now it's six months later and it's still hanging … [Read more...]

DIY color block plant stand makeover

plant stand makeover

Anyone want to explain to me why it's almost impossible to find a pretty plant stand? I looked in several places, and all I could seem to find was cheap, wonky ones. Nothing that made the decorating dork in me all giddy. While I could have DIY'ed one from scratch, I found an easier option that only took a few minutes of work but turned out pretty … [Read more...]

Butcher block countertops (tips and tricks)

butcher block counters

Although it's been a few weeks since I shared our kitchen makeover, I still occasionally get questions about our new counters. So today (while I'm trying to wrap up all of the lingering projects before starting to share more about my friend's house), I thought I'd talk a bit about our new butcher block countertops, what we used, how we did it, … [Read more...]

Seven Free Dingbat Fonts

free dingbat fonts

Every now and then, right in the thick of a project, I'll realize that some sort of graphic is the key taking it from ho-hum to ah-freaking-mazing. And while there's something to be said for making everything from scratch, I've found that using a great free dingbat font can actually save me tons of time and usually gives me a better result than if … [Read more...]

How to make horizontal striped curtains

horizontal stripe curtains

There's two patterns that I will never, ever tire of: stripes and polka dots. I've done everything under the sun polka dot, but very few things have I made that were striped - until now. My old living room drapes were horizontal stripe curtains, too, but the color wasn't what I wanted, nor was the size of the stripe. I made them from some material … [Read more...]

Learning to just say no (so you can say yes)

you are what you love not who loves you

Have you ever walked into a room full of people and realized that you just don't fit in? Like you felt like you did once upon a time, but you have changed to the point to where you aren't in the same headspace you once were? You've either gotten older or wiser, or maybe you've just realized that life is too short to spend it trying to impress … [Read more...]