get this look: budget eat in kitchen nook

eat in kitchen

Seeing dreamy space in magazines is a love/hate kinda thing for me. I love to look at them, yet hate to think about how much money it took to create that look. After getting so many sweet comments about our eat in area in our kitchen, I wanted to share how to get this look (and for much less money than you'd think!)   This is one of … [Read more...]

how to paint a ceiling {without getting a crick in your neck}

the mess free way to paint a ceiling

If you've ever had to paint a ceiling, you're probably laughing at the title of this blog post. Because you've been there. The mess, looking up for ev-ah and you've experienced the agony of painting a ceiling. Or at least I have. It's one of the things I hate the most about giving any space a makeover. But if I'm going to give the walls a fresh … [Read more...]

15 pretty polka dot projects

polka dot projects

There's just something about polka dot projects that makes me smile inside like a giggly fifth grader. Maybe because they can be whimsical, yet timeless, or that the combinations of colors, layouts, sizes, and even shapes are endless. These projects all feature the pattern I'm crushing on hardest these days - and there's some serious cuteness to be … [Read more...]

a small apartment with big style

new orleans rental

Last week I shared that I went to New Orleans with my bestie Roeshel. Don't throw rocks at me, but I saved the best for last, y'all. Although the city itself is gorgeous, the small apartment we stayed it took my breath away all on it's own. If I were a betting person (which I'm not), I'd say the entire space was only about 250 sq ft (if that!) You … [Read more...]

make this: industrial style paint can planters

paint can planters

This post brought to you by Gro-ables. All opinions are 100% mine. Being born without a green thumb, I'm pretty much the worst person to try to plant stuff. I think I may have even killed a fake plant or two in my life. So when Miracle-Gro reached out to ask me to share their new Groables, I was a little skeptical. They guarantee … [Read more...]

Chilaquiles Mexican Crock Pot Chicken Soup

Chilaquiles Mexican Crockpot Chicken Soup

Hello again, my sweet Shabby Creek Cottage friends, and very happy Spring to you all!  It's me, Claire, from A Little Claireification here to bring you your monthly installment of slow cooker deliciousness and today we are going a lil' South of the border with this amazing Chilaquiles Mexican Crock Pot Chicken Soup. I haven't had time to … [Read more...]

picky cats and pate

sheba cat food

As a blogger, I get a ton of requests to do product reviews. I've gotta admit, 99.9% of them just don't fit my content. But, even if they don't fit, every now and then I get an opportunity to review a product that I actually use. When SHEBA® brand reached out to me to talk about cat food I was all like, "Whaaaa?!?" Cat food? But then I thought … [Read more...]

20 silhouette projects & ideas

Silhouette Projects

Have a Silhouette machine or dreaming of buying one? I bet you're probably gathering ideas (because we all do it!) Today I'm sharing 20 Silhouette projects you can make - some easier and some a little more complex - but all are great ideas to gather inspiration from for your next craft adventure. From pillows to signs, table runners to planters, … [Read more...]

beautiful art for the non-DIYer

beautiful art

A couple of weeks ago y'all were so awesome and took a reader survey for me - and oddly enough I saw a recurring them that while you love the inspiration, not a lot of you have time for down and dirty DIYs. I get that - I really, really do! You want to have a pretty space, but don't have a lot of time or money to devote to embracing your space. So … [Read more...]

Beignets + The Big Easy

high school in the french quarter

When I started blogging, I never in a billion years realized it would open up a whole new life for me. I never thought I'd quit my job to write full time (it's a dream, y'all). Or fall in love with my online community (that's you!) Or learn that my very best friends on earth would be other bloggers. When I met Roeshel online, I instantly liked her. … [Read more...]