Five tips for outdoor decorating

outdoor decorating

Thanks to Kirklands for partnering with me on this post.  Outdoor decorating can seem overwhelming. You have a small (or large) area, that not only acts as a living space to your family, but also affects your curb appeal. While I try to create spaces that flow seamlessly from inside to out, color and style really aren't the most important parts of … [Read more...]

the secret to a flawless furniture finish

secrets to a flawless furniture finish

*Thanks to HomeRight for partnering with me on this post. This post contains affiliate links* If you've ever painted furniture and were less than happy with the results, then maybe I can help. I've confessed before about my secret weapon to painting almost anything. If you want the convenience of  spray paint, but want to save money (plus the … [Read more...]

Citrus Glazed Poppy Seed Bread

Citrus glazed poppy seed bread

Hello again, it's Emily from The Benson Street! I am a big fan of breakfast and brunch. It is almost like I can get away with eating something sweet and dessert like in the morning. One of the best things to have in the morning is a fresh baked loaf of sweet bread. Citrus Glazed Poppy Seed Bread is a wonderful way to start out the morning. The … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Fire Pit

Easy DIY fire pit

Ever wanted to build an outdoor fire pit? Who doesn't? I can dream of s'mores and chilling on a cool fall evening with a beer and great friends.... yes, fire pit = awesome idea. Want to make one yourself? They're pretty simple - and you only need a few things to create one yourself in about an hour. Here's what you'll need: Stones - I … [Read more...]

Coke Float Ice Cream Recipe

coke float ice cream recipe

There are certain memories as a kid that you just never forget, especially growing up in a small town. I remember going to see my grandparents, and when my granddaddy got home from running his sawmill, he would take me to our small hometown square to stop by the little local pharmacy to get a Coke Float. To this day, I still remember him sitting … [Read more...]

12 IKEA hacks: billy bookcase makeovers


Last week I showed you my IKEA hack: Billy bookcase into mini-mudroom entry in the HomeRight* Bookcase Challenge (you can still vote here until July 16th). This week I am back with 12 IKEA Billy bookcase hacks to inspire you before your next trip to IKEA. It is truly amazing what you can do with a simple bookcase! Like these awesome IKEA … [Read more...]

Margarita Cupcakes

margarita cupcakes

Hi there Shabby Creek Cottage readers, it's Laura from Inspiration for Moms. One of my favorite summer drinks is a classic margarita with good tequila and sugar on the rim. Pair that with some excellent Mexican food and I'm one happy lady! If you love margaritas too, keep reading because this fun cupcake has your name written all over it! My … [Read more...]

IKEA hack: Billy bookcase to mini-mudroom

easy ikea hack: billy bookcase to mini-mudroom

Who's ready for a super easy Ikea hack? With all the great buys in that place, Ikea hacks are an awesome (and budget friendly) way to get your DIY on. So when my buddies at HomeRight asked me to join in on an Ikea hack challenge, I was all "heck yeah!" And then I proceeded to try a half dozen attempts that all went up in smoke. It's all good … [Read more...]

Gold Polka Dot Printable Bunting

free printable bunting set

*this post is in partnership with 3M* One of my daughter's life long friends is getting married - and so we want to throw her a bridal shower. She's a crafty kind of girl who loves handmade things, so we're putting together the shower with lots of handmade love. This set of free gold polka dot printable bunting was created so that we'd have it … [Read more...]

DIY Tie-Dye Pillow

DIY tie-dye pillow

Hi everyone! It's Colby from Love Joy Glitter, and I am back again and so excited to show you how to make your own tie-dye pillow. It's super easy, fast and looks great on any bed or couch! Let's get started! You will need: Tulip Mini Tie-dye kit Pillowcase Saran wrap Water Bucket/container that you won't use again {Full … [Read more...]