Fabulous Front Porch Makeover

Colorful Outdoor Porch Decor Tips

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of World Market. All opinions are 100% mine. One of my favorite things about our new house is the front porch.  I've always loved the idea of having a front porch; it reminds me of simpler times where neighbors visited with each other, communities came together and life moved at a slightly slower pace.  And I absolutely love having a space that instantly greets people when they arrive, it's our home's welcome center.  Today I'm showing you some … [Read more...]

DIY Chalky Finish Nightstand Makeover

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I'm excited to share this DIY chalky finish nightstand makeover I recently did for my daughter's bright and bold bedroom makeover.  I have partnered with DecoArt to show you how you can refurbish those hand-me-down pieces of furniture that just don't fit in with your decor.  I love the Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint, it's so easy to use and the results are always amazing! I picked up this little nightstand from a garage sale for $25.  It's a great piece of solid wood furniture, but … [Read more...]

Bright and Bold Girls Bedroom Makeover

Girls Bedroom Makeover_Bright and Bold

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of FrogTape® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. A little over a year ago we moved into a new house and much to my dismay it's been a slow process of making it our home.  Schedules are always jammed packed, work gets in the way and then there is the issue of agreeing with my spouse on which project to tackle first...and let's not even discuss design dilemmas! But, I recently talked my sweet hubby into tackling the kids rooms and we are … [Read more...]

DIY Spring Wall Hanging Tutorial

diy spring wall hanging

Hi, I'm Rachel! I blog at R & R Workshop about diy projects, crafts, printables and more. I'm happy to be here today and to share a tutorial for a DIY Spring Wall Hanging! I found this cute tea towel at TJ Maxx and it didn't take me long to figure out what I wanted to make. It is really long so I thought it would be perfect for a wall hanging! I will admit that the polka dots and scallop edging are what really drew me to it ;) We don't have very much spring decor, so this was the … [Read more...]

Craft Resolutions with Michaels and Organization Tips

Office Gallery Wall

I am so excited about this month's Michaels Makers Challenge, it's all about getting organized for the new year!  This month we were challenged to share our creative work spaces and organization tips and it motivated me to do something I have been wanting to do for a very long time...redecorate my home office! My One Little Word for 2015 is Focus & Shine (ok, that's two words but I couldn't decide) and I need a creative, organized space to help me achieve my goals this year! We moved into … [Read more...]

Chalky Finish Painted Christmas Sleds

Let it Snow Vintage Window and Sled

This post is sponsored by Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint.  As always all ideas, projects and opinions are 100% my own. I’m having so much fun decorating my new house for Christmas this year.  I keep finding new spots to add a little extra Christmas cheer and lots of excuses to go shopping and create new things!  My new vintage window vignette with these adorable chalky finish painted sled has me singing “let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!”  While we aren’t likely to get much snow here … [Read more...]

Top 10 Reasons to Own the Cricut Explore

Deluxe Starter Set Explore Bundle

By now I am sure you know how much I love my Cricut Explore, it is my favorite craft tool and I use it almost daily.  I've been a loyal fan of Cricut since the very first machine made it's debut on the HSN, thanks to my mom who made an impulse purchase and bought one while she was home sick from work.  And while I've always been a fan, the Cricut Explore changed my world.  Simply put, this machine is awesome and I think everyone should own one.  Which is why I've put together my Top 10 Reasons … [Read more...]

Ruffled Burlap Garland Tutorial – Michaels Dream Tree Challenge

Assemble Ruffle Garland

I recently participated in the Michaels Dream Tree Challenge and created what I liked to call my Rustic Reindeer Christmas Tree.  This tree features everything that I imagine you’d find in the reindeer’s barn at the North Pole.  From snow balls and jingle bells to wooden logs and Rudolph’s shiny red nose. This sophisticated yet cozy tree is the perfect mix of natural elements with just the right amount of glam.  One of my favorite elements of my Dream Tree, which by the way was also featured … [Read more...]

Holiday Entertaining Tips for Your Thanksgiving Table

Giggles Galore Thanksgiving Menu and Table Setting

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays.  I love that we have a day set aside just for celebrating the things we are thankful for and spending time gathered around the table with loved ones.  And while we should count our blessings daily, there is just something so heartwarming about families gathered around the table together to celebrate their blessings.  Plus, I’ve always believed that the best conversations happen when family and friends are gathered together around the table with good … [Read more...]

Transforming Old Chair with Chalk Paint

Happy Fall Yall Sign

This post is sponsored by Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint.  As always all ideas, projects and opinions are 100% my own. I may be a little late to the game, but I just finished my first project using chalk paint, and I'm in LOVE!  I had this old chair that was sitting outside and taking a beating from the elements outside and wanted to give it new life. I wanted something bright and cheerful and decided on this gorgeous color from Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint.  It's called … [Read more...]