DIY Santa’s Workshop Wood Sign

I love love love the holiday season! I want to decorate all the things, bake all the cookies, and buy all the gifts for people I love. But, I would be lying if I said the holidays didn’t stress me out a little bit. When I am stressed, I like to be creative and build things…sometimes I make things for friends, other times I make things for myself, like this DIY Santa's Workshop Wood Sign.   I was feeling the stress of the season and life recently, and I just felt like I *needed* to … [Read more...]

Colorful Painted Feather Thanksgiving Place Cards

When you love to entertain you usually get put in charge of hosting major holidays like Thanksgiving. I have been hosting Thanksgiving at my house, for both sides of our families, for the past several years.  I love having our home filled with family, laughter and good food...but I'll be honest my favorite part of hosting Thanksgiving is decorating the table.  I've started working on the kids table, and I'm almost certain everyone is going to want a seat at this colorful Thanksgiving … [Read more...]

DIY Vintage Farmhouse Style Fall Baskets

We are soaking up the last days of summer before the kids head back to school next week.  This summer has been full of adventure with a trip to Italy, our annual Frio River trip, lots of lazy days spent by the pool, ice cream parties and so much more.  But, I'm ready to say Goodbye to Summer because that means fall is coming!  I can't wait for cooler weather, boots and all things pumpkin.  Since it's still a little too early to deck out my front porch with pumpkins I'm going … [Read more...]

Girls Painted Back To School Shoes

I'm not quite ready for summer to end, but reality is looming and a new school year is almost here.  One of the best parts of a new school year is shopping for back to school supplies and new clothes.  Everybody wants to have the latest and greatest back to school trends and it's even more fun to create your own, like these painted back to school shoes. Turn ordinary canvas shoes into fun kawaii inspired shoes that are perfect for back to school.  My oldest daughter has … [Read more...]

My Story Stones: Painted River Rocks

Every summer my family takes a trip to the Frio River, it's a vacation that actually started with college friends 15 years ago and it is a highly anticipated vacation for everyone in the family, I guess you could say it's our happy place. One of my kids favorite things to do, other than tubing down the Frio, is to collect river rocks. We have quite the collection of rocks that somehow make their way home, get scattered around the yard and house, and occasionally even end up in the wash. … [Read more...]

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...]