Make A Spring Eucalyptus Wreath


Hey there friends! Can you believe Mother’s Day is just next weekend? If you’re still searching for that special mother’s day gift or maybe just a little something to freshen things up around the house for springtime, here’s a simple eucalyptus wreath that you can make! The great thing about eucalyptus is not only is it aromatic, but it can also repel bugs or fleas in your home.

Tips to Get Your Swimming Pool Ready for Summer

Hey there friends! I don’t know about you but I am MORE than ready for some warm weather! I’ve been daydreaming about sunshine and swimming pools! So today, I want to introduce you to Carol Atkins. When Carol Atkins decided to take on writing articles freelance, her friends knew she would be a success at […]

Silhouette Project Magnetic Brag Board

silhouette project

Hey friends! I’m back in the ring again. Yes, I took a couple of weeks off for some much needed time to myself. The first of the year is always a busy time of regrouping, planning, goal setting, and even budgeting. But I’m happy to say that after the last two weeks, I’m back in the swing of things again and ready to get to work on my goals for 2014!! So let’s kick it off with a fun craft project shall we?

One of my newest and most favorite toys is my Silhouette Portrait machine. While I’m still learning all the amazing projects that you can create with the Silhouette machine, I did use the Portrait machine and some vinyl to create a gift for a very special Nana! You can use this idea for anyone that might enjoy a little “brag” board. I think it would make a fun magnetic board for even a teenage girl’s room! I’ll show you how I made it and even share a free cut file for you to make your own!

silhouette project

Favorite Posts & Projects of 2013

favorite posts projects of 2013

Happy New Year everyone! I’m wrapping up the year with all of your favorite posts from 2013. It’s exciting to look back over the year and see what’s been accomplished, and it gives even more inspiration for what’s to come in 2014! I’ve already been planning out my goals for the new year and I’ll be sharing more on that later on but for now, let’s see what inspired you the most in 2013!


Gold Metallic Garland

gold metallic garland

Happy New Year!! Doesn’t it seem like as soon as you get everything ready for Christmas, it’s time to pack it all away and ring in the new year? I don’t usually do much in the way of decorating for the new year, but this time I have some gold glitzy garland that I hung for the holidays and it works great for the new year celebration. All you need is some twine, some shiny scrapbook paper, glue or tape and a hole punch. [Please click to continue reading…]
gold holiday garland


The Cure for Dry Winter Skin {Homemade Lotion Recipe}

cure for dry skin

One of my biggest problems with winter weather is that it wreaks havoc on my skin. I end up keeping a small bottle of lotion on me at all times and no matter how much I use I inevitably still end up with dry, itchy skin. Have your hands ever been so dry that they hurt? Maybe even crack and peel? I’ve finally found a cure for even severely dry skin that I can’t get enough of. Even those with cracked dry skin will see a huge difference with just a few applications of this homemade lotion recipe. And what’s even better? It’s easy to make, only takes a few minutes to whip up, and perfect for even sensitive skin types.


Wintertime Mantel

wintertime mantel

Christmas is just a couple of days away and the mantel  is ready and awaiting the arrival of good ol’ St. Nick! I’ll share the wintertime decorations with you and show you an easy way to take  a plain holiday wreath and dress it with a little flocking to make it just right for a snowy theme. Best of all, these decorations can stay up even after the holiday! [Please click to continue reading…]

flocked holiday wreath


Holiday Home Tour 2014


Finally, here it is less than a week before Christmas, the holiday home tour! Hey, better late than never, right? Yeah, I’ll go with that. I cleaned things up around here a little (and what didn’t get cleaned, got shoved out of camera site!) to get things ready for the holidays! Let’s take a looksie shall we at the holiday home tour of 2014.


Frosted Holiday Centerpiece

frosted glass votives

Merry Merry Christmas! Just a couple of weeks ago (has it been that long??), I showed you my front door holiday decorations I made using some ice skates and faux snow. That was just a hint into my holiday decorating theme this year. Did anyone guess what it is?? Let’s just say everything is frosty for the holidays in this creatively southern home. To get ready for the holiday feast, I dressed up the dining room table with a frosted holiday centerpiece.



Holiday Gift Tag Freebie

printable freebie tags

Yippee skippy!! My Christmas shopping is done! Now that the shopping is done, it’s time wrap these pretties up. To help you get your goodies wrapped and under the tree, I’m gifting you a little freebie of some holiday gift tags! ;) To get these free printable holiday gift tags, just click on the image at the end of this post, print them out, cut, and tie them on. You get 12 tags on one 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of paper.

printable freebie tags


Homemade Soap Gift Idea

homemade soap idea

So, who is done with all their Christmas shopping? Yeah, not this girl! I’ve got just a few more things to get and then it’s time for some homemade gift giving.
Usually I’m spending these days baking up chocolatey goodness in the kitchen, but this year I’m trying something different. I found a great little recipe for some homemade soaps and decided to try my hand at it.

homemade soap gift idea

Holiday Front Door Decorating With Ice Skates

holiday decorating with ice skates

Happy Holidays!! It’s after Thanksgiving so I can say that now, right? For crying out loud, it’s after December 1st already! Can you believe it?? I think I missed a few days… must have been the turkey coma. All of the sudden Christmas is 23 days away!! Did that just send you into a head spinning panic whirl?? I’m right there with ya!

I’ve been feverishly trying to get all the holiday decorations up and thankfully I think we are ready. Well, maybe. In any case, I got up some holiday front door decor so for anyone that is just passing by the house it looks like we totally have it all together. Nevermind the chaos that is going on behind that closed door…

DIY Vintage Metal Storage Bins

diy vintage metal storage bin

Do you ever have a “oops” project that just “accidentally” turns out to be fabulous? Well, okay maybe not fabulous, but this was sort of an experiment that turned out way better than I expected! I took a plain old fabric storage basket and turned it into a DIY vintage metal storage bin! diy vintage metal storage bin

Wanna know how to make this yourself? I tell ya, this one take some careful techniques and a very special product to get this look… Pffft!!!

Nah… all you need is a little spray paint and about 5 minutes! My kinda DIY!!

Here’s how it all started out. After I got my bookcases in the home office, I realized I needed to some space for Ms. Bree’s toys. Lots of toys. Lots. Everywhere.

I already had these fabric storage baskets, but they didn’t blend with the new decor in the office so I set out on an experiment to pretty them up. [Please click to continue reading…]

Thanksgiving Tablescape

fall tablescape

It’s only 8 days until Thanksgiving! This year for the Thanksgiving tablescape, I wanted to keep it simple. I like things simple, don’t you? I’m still sticking with my neutral holiday color theme this year but I did add a little shimmer and shine to the Thanksgiving table this year. Another element I added this year is Thanksgiving placecards. I don’t usually do placecards, but this year I decided to think out the box a little on these. [Please click to continue reading…]


Easy Winter Snow Globe

easy snow globe winterscene

Hey there! How was your weekend?? I managed to keep the Christmas decorating urge at bay for one more week, but I’ve got to say that maybe there were a few decorations that found their way out of the attic this weekend. And perhaps there are several boxes and bags of crafty holiday glitter and shine that are hiding in the corners of the house just waiting to come out and play. :)

I’ve got some ideas already for the holiday home decor, and this easy winter snow globe is just the perfect little decoration to inspire some wintertime fun! [Please click to continue reading…]