About Gina Luker

Gina Luker is a writer, photographer and lover of all things quirky. She's usually found with a drill in one hand and a cocktail in the other while blogging along the way. She's addicted to coffee, polka dots, rock stars, Instagram, and everything aqua.

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...]

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...]

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...]

10 Amazing Grilled Dinners


The days are getting longer, and the outdoors are begging us to stay outside.  Whether it's a picnic in the park or a family barbecue, summer is made for grilling! Not only does grilling keep the kitchen cleaner, and you outside where the fun is, but it also adds a layer of flavor that you just can't recreate indoors. Here are 10 Amazing Grilled … [Read more...]

Free Patriotic Quotes Printables

Free Patriotic Printables (8x8 prints)

Hi everyone, it's Andrea from The Cottage Market and I am visiting Gina's fabulous blog today with some free printables with a little twist. All four of these Patriotic Quotes can be printed in their fun 8X8 square format...they are fun to decorate with especially during the festive Summer Time but they are absolutely fabulous for you to use for … [Read more...]