diy geo styled coffee mug

There are seriously so many possibilities when it comes to spray paint. Never underestimate the transformation those little cans of colored mist can do! I was recently sent a pin on Pinterest that inspired me to take a few minutes to create my own geo-styled coffee mug. Here's the original inspiration, thanks to our adult daughter, … Continue reading diy geo styled coffee mug


glass diy projects

I recently took a trip to the local Goodwill and was once again stricken by the realization that Goodwill is a major supplier for us DIYers! I mean, aisle after aisle of merchandise screaming to be painted, glued, sequined and the like. I generally start in the furniture aisles and always look for the colored … Continue reading glass diy projects

bargain hunting tips & tricks

If you've been around me any length of time, you know by now that I cringe at the thought of paying more than $20 for just about anything. The difference between being cheap and being a bargainista is simply this: quality. Cheapsters are all about spending as little as possible simply to save a buck. … Continue reading bargain hunting tips & tricks

summer mantle round-up

Summer is officially here! This year we've determined we're going to host a few summer socials at our house. It's just a time to invite people over to grill, swim, play games and enjoy summer together. I have grown to love the summers in the south, although it took me the first few years to … Continue reading summer mantle round-up

top 10 easy decorating tips

If you've been to my home more than once you know that I love to decorate, and re-decorate, and then decorate again. I appreciate change, particularly changing season to season. So it's no surprise that this comes out in my home decor style as well. I don't consider myself an expert like that super tall … Continue reading top 10 easy decorating tips

diy sunburst mirror

I love the new sunburst mirror trend. It's versatile because you can make it work with more than one decor style, and it instantly upgrades a space from bore to more! And, once again, Goodwill is where it's at for turning plain ol' stuff into a little bit of awesomeness for your home. I had planned … Continue reading diy sunburst mirror

diy craft paper candles

I am loving spring. It's sunny, somewhat breezy, all the flowers are blooming like crazy and the pool opens this weekend! So much to enjoy and look forward to. I've been doing quite a bit of crafting the last several weeks, as you may have noticed. I feel like a kid in a candy shop … Continue reading diy craft paper candles

diy paint dipped planting pots + utensils

I hope y'all had a wonderful Mother's Day! I was so surprised that my hubs had my three adult adopted-daughters come over before church yesterday for a yummy and super special Mother's Day breaky. I am so thankful to be a mom-in-the-Spirit to these young women. They are such a joy! I also got to … Continue reading diy paint dipped planting pots + utensils

diy cake plates

Mother's Day is just about here. Are you ready to dote on your mama? I am! I've also been working on some mother's day gifts that are on the hush-hush since my mom might see them here (but I'll share next week over on my diy page!). Another great idea for mom's day is to … Continue reading diy cake plates

diy jewelry tray

I am a sucker for a great deal, especially when it comes to jewelry. I love shopping at Forever21 and Charming Charlie for jewelry, both for me and for gifts for friends. I think I like these costume jewelry shops because, a) they're ridiculously affordable, and b) I change up my jewelry with frequency. Plus, I … Continue reading diy jewelry tray