Abstract Tropical Sunset Painting

Our summer has been busy so far and filled with lots of fun adventures.  My husband and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary with a two week trip to Italy, the kids went to the mountains with their grandparents, and we just got home from a   beach trip with our family. My heart is so full, traveling is such a wonderful way to make extraordinary memories with the ones you love.  I can still hear my kids laughter ringing in my ears as I watched them crash through the waves. I … [Read more...]

Bee Fingerprint Teacher Appreciation Gift

It's no secret that Teacher Appreciation is on of our favorite things to celebrate around here. From my DIY Thanks for Helping Me Grow flower pots to homemade baked goods I love a good excuse to spoil our teachers.  I come from a long line of school teachers and I have the utmost respect for the men and women who teach our children.  Teachers are special people, and having a teacher that believes in you, encourages you and motivates you is truly a gift.  So this year, we are … [Read more...]

Hand Painted Love Word Art Canvas

I am so excited about the arrival of spring.  The warmer weather has me itching to spruce things up around our home.  After a long dreary winter, spring is the perfect time to freshen up your home decor.  Whether you are just giving it a good spring cleaning, adding pops of color with DIY spring decor or redecorating, spring is the perfect season to focus on transforming your space. I recently re-decorated my tween daughter's bedroom and created a gallery wall with lots of DIY … [Read more...]

Decorative Floral Easter Eggs

Flowers are blooming and spring is in the air.  I'm giving my house a fresh new makeover and adding a touch of spring to brighten things up. These Decorative Floral Easter Eggs are the bright and colorful and the perfect spring touch for my neutral farmhouse mantel.   My DIY shiplap wall in my living room is one of my favorite things about my house, but I'm still trying to figure out how to decorate our mantel.  I fell in love with my mantel at the Farmhouse Metallic Decor at … [Read more...]

DIY Gold Leaf Photo Holder

A picture is worth a thousand words, but the memories are priceless.  I am all about celebrating and making memories and in today's digital world it's easy to instantly capture all of the fun in a photo.  The only problem is sometimes I forget to print and display the photos of all the fun we have.  This year I've made it a goal to print our photos and put them on display. I think this crafty DIY Gold Leaf Photo Holder will be a stylish and easy way to instantly display some of our favorite … [Read more...]

Painted Conversation Heart Boxes

I don't think there is anything more iconic when it comes to Valentine's Day than cupid and conversation hearts.  Those sweet little candies have been a Valentine's Day cliche since 1902, and their witty messages have been making Valentine's Day sweeter ever since. This year sweeten up your Valentine's Day with Painted Conversation Heart Boxes. I am personally not a fan of conversation hearts, I would much rather have chocolate, but my kids love them.  I found these little heart shaped boxes … [Read more...]

DIY Painted Copper Leaf Christmas Ornaments

There are thirty-nine days, yes 39, until Christmas. Have you started decorating yet?  I can't wait to transform my home into a magical wonderland for the holidays.  This year my theme is all about metallic ornaments, farmhouse trends and a touch of glam. I have partnered with DecoArt to share these easy DIY Painted Copper Leaf Christmas Ornaments that will help complete my glam metallic farmhouse Christmas tree and holiday decor. I remember visiting my great grandma's house during the … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Spice Pecans in Pumpkin Jars

November is all about giving thanks for the many blessings we have in our lives.  We try hard to keep a thankful journal all year long so we can always count our blessings, but during this time of the year I'm particularly diligent in talking about and modeling gratitude with my children.  We have so many people in our lives to be thankful for and one of the ways we show them how much we appreciate them is with simple acts of kindness or gifts.  These Pumpkin Spice Pecans in Pumpkin Jars are the … [Read more...]

25 No Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

October is all about pumpkins galore! From fall to Halloween, we love seeing how pumpkins are decorated and displayed. Add some spirit to your Halloween pumpkins with some of these 25 No Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas! Get creative when it comes to decorating them. The imagination is amazing- It’s so much fun to come up with cute and spooky ideas that allow you to skip the carving. It really does not matter if you use real pumpkins or faux ones. All these ideas can be used on either. Dip … [Read more...]

DIY Metallic Bar Cart

Every time I walk in Target I get all googly eyed over the metallic bar carts.  I stand and stare at them, and when I get close to putting one in my cart I end up talking my self out of it.  You see I already have a vintage metal bar cart I purchased for our Murder Mystery Dinner Party and I have another wood and metal cart in my kitchen, I don't REALLY need a new metallic bar cart, and especially not at such a steep price. When my friends at DecoArt asked me to create a project using the new … [Read more...]