Learning to enjoy entertaining

Boxwood Wreath

Last week on Instagram, I shared a short post about how we learned to have faith in timing. More specifically it was about the fact that I had grand ideas of entertaining friends, when we really didn't have any. I know that might sound a bit shocking coming from a girl who's basically lived her whole life in one house, but it's true. We just didn't … [Read more...]

more issues than vogue {free printable}

more issues than vogue free printable

I adore free printables. I like to share them quite frequently here on the blog, because if I'm making them for myself, why not share? Today's freebie was inspired by my buddy Jenna at Rain on a Tin Roof. Her "More Issues Than Vogue" printable in her bathroom was so amazing, but I wanted a little more bling in the mix, so I decided to make my own … [Read more...]

Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts {Gluten-Free}

apple cider doughnuts

Hi there Shabby Creek friends! It's Laura from Inspiration for Moms back to welcome you to the first day of October with a sweet Fall dessert recipe. These apple doughnuts are the perfect way to enjoy this colorful new season. To me, nothing says Fall quite like sweet, apple cider. It's the star ingredient in my Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts. … [Read more...]

20 ways to use old doors

20 ideas using old doors

Old doors can be found pretty easily, often on the side of the road. Their size and sturdiness makes them a great candidate for repurposing them into something new, often with very little work. So this collection of ideas is all about doors and what to do with them. Whether you're buying one new, or finding one for cheap or free - these ideas will … [Read more...]

Dream Rooms vs. Real Life (how to win the battle)

shabby creek living room

In my dreams, I live in a house filled from top to bottom in dreamy Scandinavian style. All that black and white appeal, with warm wood touches. Impeccably clean and seriously minimalist. And I'd survive there for about five minutes before I started missing all my aqua and gold leaf goodness. About a year ago, I woke up and realized that my house … [Read more...]

Turkey Club Panzanella

Sherwin-Williams-Paint-Store

Hey there Shabby Creek friends, it's Christine again, from First Home Love Life, and today I'm going to switch it up on you and share a super easy summer recipe! Did I ever tell you, I went to culinary school? No? Well I did... When I went to culinary school, I thought at the time I wanted to start up a catering business. Garde Manger (which … [Read more...]

20 summery starfish projects

starfish projects

Summertime decorating around here usually involves a nod to the beach - and accents with starfish are always a great way to go. Because I'm a DIY girl, it makes me want to find interesting starfish projects so I can get my craft on. From two minute projects to more complicated ones, here are 20 starfish projects to help you get your summer game on. … [Read more...]

Summer Tour of Homes 2014 (Day Two)

handmade home

Welcome to the Summer Tour of Homes Day Two. If you're just joining in, yesterday we started with my home plus four gorgeous tours from some amazing bloggers, so be sure to go back and check it out. If you're returning for more awesomeness, today is not going to disappoint! Get ready for some major drool mopping after checking out these … [Read more...]

Freezer Meals: Make Your Own Homemade Frozen Pizza

homemade frozen pizza

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gro-ables for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. About six months ago when I shared my freezer meals, I had no idea that so many people would find it interesting, and 5 million hits later I'm still in shock. I've had requests daily for another batch of freezer meals, so today I'm going to … [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...]