Forcing Bulbs – Winter Centerpiece

How to force bulbs indoors

Thanksgiving is tomorrow and I've got turkey on my mind (and one of the most gorgeous fall centerpieces I've ever seen). Once I've eaten my share of carbs, I'll be focused on decking my halls and sometimes a little planning is in order to get blooms in time for Christmas. Since I can't force my kids to clean their rooms (without lots of … [Read more...]


Feather Mask Pumpkin Vintage Dress Form

Make a feather mask

Pumpkin head. That was my mom's nickname for me as a baby. In honor of my apparently enormous head, I've created my own little mini me ... and she's a diva. Here she stands, tall and proud of her ginormous head that I love sitting atop my vintage dress makers form! How to Make Feather Masks Supplies for Mask: white mask … [Read more...]


How to Make Plastic Pumpkins Look Real!

How to make fake pumpkins look realistic

Remember when I shared my deep, dark hatred for plastic pumpkin pails. Well, that hatred has been brewing inside of me for years and it's finally trickled down to the lowly fake pumpkin ... or funkin as it's called.  Not that there's anything fun about them. So instead of seething with anger any longer, I decided to turn those pumpkins … [Read more...]


Free Vintage Pyrex Watercolor Printable (and more)!

Vintage Pyrex Free Printable

It was fate. I found a set of three vintage Butterprint Pyrex mixing bowls at the thrift store for a few dollars. Alas, the fourth bowl was missing - but I took that incomplete set home with me anyway. Then, like I said, fate stepped in a few months later when I spotted a lone, small Butterprint mixing bowl at an estate sale.  There it … [Read more...]


Fall on my Mind and Embossed Metal Leaves

Festive fall centerpiece with DIY embossed metal leaves

Just a few more days until September. Which means fall! Which means fall decorating! I'm busily preparing for my third annual Eclectically Fall Home Tour (15 amazing bloggers homes decked out for fall) so I've got all things fall on my mind. Since I love bling and shiny things, I was happy when my pal Martha sent me this slew of … [Read more...]


How to Distress Furniture with Vintage Decor Paint

DIY Distressed Paint Mirror

Kelly's public service announcement of the day ... it's smart to hang a mirror near your door so you can check your teeth for spinach before you head out in public.   So while I love having a mirror in my mudroom right by my back door, I was not loving the dark finish. The before ... Now before you get all hot and bothered … [Read more...]


How to Create Printables the Easy Way (& a Free Printable for You)

How to Make Printables the Easy Way

You know all those cute printables floating around Pinterest? Guess what - you can make your own and wow your friends, family and random strangers with your mad printable skills.   I'm going to let you in on a little secret. It's called GraphicStock and it's the place to download over 250,000 fabulous pictures and art that you can … [Read more...]


Rustic Spring Mantel and a DIY Garland

Rustic Spring Mantel and DIY Carrot Garland

Spring is in the air ... tomorrow is officially the first day of spring and I'm celebrating the warmer, longer, happier, brighter and all around better days with a fun mantel. Remember my egg garland that I made a few years ago? This is my 2015 version made from little carrot eggs from the dollar store and some clear fishing twine. It's … [Read more...]


Brightening Up the Kitchen – DIY Window Treatment

Make a DIY Dish Towel Window Treatment

You know I love my white kitchen but sometimes white can use a shot of color. What better place to go colorful than on my kitchen window so I can be cheered up every time I scrub pots and pans.   When I spotted these New Jersey state dish towels at a nearby shop, I scooped them up. Yes, I'm Jerseylicious and proud of it! Instead … [Read more...]


It’s a Cinch – Spring in the Dining Room and a DIY Banner

Make a DIY banner from any paper

  You know my mantra ... simple ideas mean more time for cocktails. So when I wanted a festive spring banner but couldn't find anything that I loved in the store, I whipped up my own in minutes. How To Find your favorite paper - I used a 10 pack of thank you cards - but you can use scrapbook paper, music sheets, book pages ... … [Read more...]