Rockin Robin Christmas Tree & a Glowing Snow Village

Love this festive bird and plaid themed Christmas tree

She rocks in the treetops all day long Rockin and a boppin and a singing this song Rockin robin, tweet, tweet, tweet ... Well, technically a flock of cardinals have taken roost in my Christmas tree but I don't know any songs about cardinals. My living room tree is all about family ornaments we've collected over the years so that means I … [Read more...]


Countdown to Christmas – Personalized Grain Sacks

Make Personalized Grain Sacks

  Only 5 Fridays til Christmas! Every Friday through Black Friday, five talented friends and I are sharing easy projects to get you in the holiday spirit. I love wrapping gifts - sometimes the shiny package is better than what's inside. With cookies to bake, carols to sing, turkeys to cook and wine to drink, sometimes it's easier … [Read more...]


A Christmas Classic and Free Printables

Free Christmas Elf Movie Printables

It's the most wonderful time of the year. Snuggling under a warm blanket and watching Christmas movies. From Rudolph's red nose leading Santa's sleigh to Heat Miser doing a little jig to the Abominable Snow Monster with a heart of gold. Elf is a family favorite too.  Who doesn't love a candy cane eating, maple syrup drinking enormous … [Read more...]


Countdown to Christmas – No Sew Upholstery Webbing Table Runner

No Sew Upholstery Webbing Table Runner DIY

  Only 6 Fridays til Christmas! Every Friday through Black Friday, five talented friends and I are sharing easy projects to get you in the holiday spirit. In case you missed it, see what I created over the past few weeks -  Oh Deer, Add Christmas Effects to Photos, Wreath Decorating Ideas, Easy Art Update. When I got married, my … [Read more...]


Cleaning Junk Finds – Ryobi Pressure Washer

Vintage Pepsi crate

You know I can't drive by a pile of junk without screeching to a halt. The dirtier, rustier and crustier the better! But those cool finds you see in my house usually come to me looking like this - brace yourself! How do you go from this? to this? My secret to turning my finds squeaky clean is my Ryobi Pressure Washer. Just plug it … [Read more...]


Eclectic Home Tour – AKA Design

Cottage dining room

  Today's Eclectic Home Tour takes us to Canada and the cozy (1,350 sf) home of Shannon of AKA Design. Can't find a barn door lying around?  Build your own rustic barn door from pallets. Love these knockoff Restoration Hardware industrial shelves - they saved over $4,000 by building them themselves. Cute little bar … [Read more...]


Countdown to Christmas – Easy Art Update

Simple Art Update

Only 7 Fridays til Christmas my little elves. So we can relax in front of a roaring fire in December, let's get as much done now as possible!  My friends and I are bringing you creative Christmas ideas every Friday until the day after Thanksgiving. If you missed my week 10, week 9, or week 8 projects, be sure to check them out. I love … [Read more...]


Creatively Christmas Book

Santa Sack Wreath - great idea in the Creatively Christmas book by Jen Rizzo

  I can say I knew her before she was famous. My friend, Jen Rizzo, wrote a book.  A hugely popular book that has already sold out it's first printing (in less than a month)! The Creatively Christmas book is 272 jam packed pages filled with eye candy - beautifully decked out rooms like these ... and 35 unique crafts with step … [Read more...]


My Thanksgiving Table and Elastic Waist Pants!

Fall Thanksgiving Table

  I'll be donning my elastic waist pants, whipping up a big Tom turkey and carbo loading up a storm this Thanksgiving. Best part - family. Second best part - (besides all those carbs) an excuse to set the table in a fun way. Make sure to check out my house all decked out for fall. Twenty five fabulous friends are sharing their … [Read more...]


Eclectic Home Tour – The Picket Fence Projects

The Picket Fence Projects Eclectic Home Tour

  Today's Eclectic Home Tour belongs to Caitlin of The Picket Fence Projects who is a girl on a mission to transform her house into a beauty on a budget. A vintage icebox greets all who enter. A cozy place to sit with a glass of wine and watch the cook. The world's most organized pantry. The rustic stone fireplace takes … [Read more...]