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Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy

easy peasy lemon squeezyIn need of a quick pick-me-up? The answer could be Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy.  It’s amazing how adding a few lemons here and there can brighten up the place and leave you feeling just a little bit happier.  Maybe it’s because lemons are the color of sunshine, or maybe it’s because they’re chock full of Vitamin C and contain all sorts of health benefits.  What I know for certain is, lemons aren’t just good for consuming, they’re great for decorating…and they may even inspire you to paint. Continue Reading →

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Sew Inspired

Sew Inspired

I’ve spent the last couple of days doing something I never, in my wildest dreams, imagined I’d be doing…sewing face masks.  But, as I pulled out my 1937 Singer, rolling it’s squeaky wheels across my bathroom floor in order to sew where the lighting is best, the same sentimental feelings washed over me.  The reason?  There’s a fantastic story behind my sewing machine.  It’s one of sacrifice, love, & God. Continue Reading →

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Kids Table & Chair Set

Kids Table & Chair Set

This hand painted Kids Table & Chair Set is just one example of how productive I’ve been during this Covid-19 quarantine.  I finally got around to painting it yesterday.  It was another one of my thrift store finds that I bought with my great niece in mind…two years ago! Thankfully, she’s still young enough to enjoy it.  Continue Reading →

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Pet Station

If you like to spoil that furry family member of yours, then you may want to make this one-of-a-kind Pet Station your next project.  This one is complete with a comfy bed, doggie artwork, and a drawer for storing toys, treats, and a leash.  It was made from a beat up old dresser I found at the thrift store.  Click the video above to see how it all came together.  Or, if you prefer photos and a step-by-step tutorial, read on. Continue Reading →

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Quirky Quarantine Time Garden

Quirky Quarantine Time Garden

You don’t need me to tell you, these are some strange times we’re living in.  The Coronavirus wasn’t even on my radar a couple of months ago, and now as I write this, I’m doing my part to “flatten the curve” and am adhering to quarantine guidelines.  I pray all of you who follow my blogs are staying healthy and being safe out there.  We’re all in this together.  The way I see it, there’s no room for panic.  Just arm yourself with the facts, use wisdom, and choose faith over fear every time. Continue Reading →

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Simple Fall Touches

Simple Fall Touches

I love Fall.  I didn’t always.  But now that I live in Arizona, where the weather is glorious this time of year, I absolutely love it.  And so, I tend to get a little carried away when it comes to Fall decorating.  In my opinion, you can never have too many pumpkins or fake leaves.  Don’t judge.  The leaves don’t really turn here.  So, if we want to see those gorgeous yellow, orange, and brown hues, we have to embrace the fake.

After adding some Simple Fall Touches to my kitchen, I thought I’d share a few pictures so you can see how easy it is to make your home feel warm, inviting, and seasonally festive.  As a bonus, I’ll throw in the world’s simplest recipe for pumpkin muffins with a brown sugar streusel top.  They’ll make your home even smell like Fall! Continue Reading →

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Sports Themed Playroom

This Sports Themed Playroom is scoring big thanks to a personalized wall mural and a few inexpensive touches. It’s also a perfect example of how being surrounded by the things you love, can turn a mundane room into one of the most used spaces in your home.  Be sure to check out the video tutorial by clicking on the picture above.  I’m also including a written blog with pictures below. Continue Reading →

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Garden Retreat

Garden Retreat

I wish I could say this Garden Retreat is in my own backyard, but it’s not.  It belongs to my sister who lives in Silver City, New Mexico.  This past week, I visited for a couple of days and was able to soak in the scenery while sipping on a glass of iced tea.  It was fantastic, although short lived.  That’s because the rest of the time I was helping my sister gather rocks for a walkway, shovel dirt, and paint what she hopes will be her future “she shed.”  It was hard work making her Garden Retreat picture perfect, but we laughed through the sweat dripping down our foreheads and into our eyes!  So, I hope you enjoy this blog and are inspired by all the pictures I’ll be sharing. Continue Reading →

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Painting children's rooms, exterior murals, exterior paint, faux finishes, interior murals, canvases, holiday canvases, wooden plaques, beds, cabinets, dressers, furniture, party decorations, props, and other DIY crafts!