We don’t really get the four seasons where I live in Arizona, so every year at this time, I pull out my huge bin of “Fake Fall” decorations – the contents of which make me so happy. In it are plastic pumpkins, ceramic pumpkins, and paper mâché pumpkins. Then there’s leaf garlands, burlap, and sunflowers. This year, however, when I put them all up, something about my fall decor didn’t feel right. And it came down to one question. Is White the New Orange?
There’s nothing like a fun Thrift Store Furniture Flip…and to me, this cheap little side table just screamed “Guitar Pick” from the moment I saw it. My daughter is actually the one who bought it at Goodwill for just $6. She shares my love for redoing beat up old wood furniture. The only problem was, this table…while having wooden legs, was topped with cheap veneer. And it was in really bad shape, to boot! Continue Reading →
Here, in Arizona, we like to joke about having only two seasons: Hot and Hotter! The last couple of months of “Hotter” were particularly brutal. So, you’ll have to excuse me for putting up my Fall 2020 Decor early. With things so off-kilter this year, the moment the temperature dipped below 100º, I guess I got excited. That said, I may have gotten a little carried away with all the pumpkins… especially those I painted masks on! But I figured you can still draw inspiration from it all, and I’m even including a fun Time-Lapse video that’ll show you how to paint pumpkins. Continue Reading →
I’m usually pretty good about starting and finishing projects in a timely manner. But for some reason, this cute little dresser that my mom found for me at a thrift store has sat neglected in my garage for years. I thought it was so unique with all it’s intricate detail, but I just didn’t know what to do with it. It wasn’t until I was contacted by Beyond Paint, that I decided to tackle this Thrift Store Furniture Makeover with Beyond Paint. Continue Reading →
It’s almost 4th of July and, for me, that means Stars & Stripes Forever. No, really. My birthday is on the 4th of July, and forever people have been giving me gifts with stars & stripes. You wouldn’t believe how many red, white & blue, knick knacks I own. I’ve got old glory on platters, bowls, cups, serving spoons, place mats, table cloths, salt shakers… I really could go on about Stars & Stripes Forever. But, hey, I’m not complaining. I actually really love it. In fact, I decided I’d add to it this year with a little patriotic painting of my own. These projects are so fun, I hope they inspire you to pull out your craft paints. Continue Reading →
In 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 →
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 →
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 →