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...]

Cookies and Cream Poke Cake

cookies and cream poke cake

I frequently get the question: How did you think of that? Well the post I'm sharing over on Tidy Mom today for Cookies & Cream Poke Cake wasn't really my idea at all - it's was my girl Jamie's. She comes up with some of the tastiest treats - so I snagged this idea from her (with permission, of course!)   So if you'd like the full … [Read more...]

how to dye slipcovers {without losing your mind}

rit dye slipcovers

As a girl who lives near one of the last remaining hippie communes in the country, you think I'd know a thing or two about tie dye. And you'd be dead wrong. Yeah, I've used it a time or two, but I'm pretty much a dyeing idiot. So I have these two reallllly comfortable chairs, with slipcovers that I made while I was still on a vintage vibe, and then … [Read more...]

Frozen Strawberry Lemonade Cocktail

strawberry lemonade cocktail

When you want something sweet and refreshing, nothing seems to do the trick like a good glass of strawberry lemonade. So, because my cocktail crazy brain likes to play with flavors, I played around with my favorite summertime drink and turned it into an adult version of the sweet and tangy drink. My Frozen Strawberry Lemonade Cocktail is everything … [Read more...]