The Aggravation Board


Growing up, I was a tad competitive.  I had to be – with 2 sisters and 2 brothers and more cousins than I can count, I definitely I had to hold my own. They expected it.  There was no mercy for me. And it didn’t matter what we were doing. Playing basketball, a card game, or a pine cone fight at my grandma’s barn, it … [Read more...]

DIY: Family Gift Exchange 2013


Happy Monday! How was your weekend?  Ours was busy – John, Cassidy and I spent all day yesterday painting down at the store.  I am going to love having fresh surroundings for my spring inventory. Although our nights have been cold, our days have been sunny which has made it easy to think spring with regard to retail. Back … [Read more...]

11 Of My Most Popular Posts In 2013


Happy Friday! Two days into 2014 and I’m kind of missing 2013.  Well, not really.  I’m not that sentimental. But it is a good excuse to look back at some projects that generated a lot of emails and pins.   I went bold with this mid-century credenza and the responses were “poppin’” so to … [Read more...]

How To Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick!

dont give up

Good morning everybody!  Welcome to 2014! So a new year begins which for almost everyone, means some type of “new” start.  Whether it be personal or professional goals, the lists are made and the planning begins. As we all know, it can be difficult to maintain the momentum of change as the year goes on.  Sometimes we … [Read more...]

Oh Christmas Tree(s) Oh Christmas Tree(s) With Squirrels, Snowshoes and Wooden Skis


Good morning! Is there anything better than a Christmas tree?  Growing up, we would ALWAYS go up into the woods and cut our own.  We would NEVER buy a tree.  I remember wanting to go into town and buy a tree so badly – to have the “perfect” tree instead of those uneven, untrimmed trees that came “from the wild.”  … [Read more...]

Per Your Request: The Thanksgiving Trivia Printables


Hey! Well, if there is anything that is telling me Thanksgiving is just around the corner, it is the amount of emails I’m getting asking me to send the questions I used last year on my Thanksgiving Trivia Napkin Rings.  Not to mention the increased pinning. I will admit – I was caught a little off guard by how … [Read more...]

Five Ideas To Jump Start Your Holiday DIY Season


Hey there! I’m over at Debbie’s today sharing a few of my popular holiday season DIY’s from the past. Five of them to be exact.  If you want to join in with the fun, click over to Debbie’s to see what’s what! Have a great day today! Be inspired, … [Read more...]

The Lava House, The Weekend, The Family

Happy Labor Day Monday! What do you have planned for today?  We kicked off the holiday weekend with some high school football Friday night, and Duck football on Saturday.  The weather was spectacular.  Not too hot.  Not too cold.  Just a perfect 80 degrees with a breeze.     Eryn, Me, Shannon (My … [Read more...]

Our Chow Bell, Rubber Boots & Memories


Happy Friday everyone! Right outside our sliding door to the backyard, almost within arms reach, is our chow bell. I purchased this chow bell from a roadside shop on the way to the coast when the girls were little – about 16+ years ago.  But it seems much longer than that. As we have bought, sold and built, … [Read more...]

DIY: Americana Pom Florals


Hey there - Thanks to all for the kind comments and emails about my furniture reveal – Countryside – on Monday.  To all of you who emailed me with questions, I’m doing my best to get back to all of you as quickly as possible! Today I thought we’d do a little prep for the 4th of July holiday. Something simple for your … [Read more...]