Boy does summer get busy! I intended to write this a couple of weeks ago but apparently I've had other things to do. I love sitting on my deck, aka my Happy Place. It's my favorite spot to spend time. During the summer anything I can do from eating to working, I do out on … Continue reading Happy Place Upgrade
Dreams sometimes need to be re-imagined or reinvented.
Last year I bought a couple of inexpensive but really cute tables at a store called 5 Below. Everything in the store is, you guessed it, 5 dollars or less. I still really like them, but the great outdoors was not very kind to them and left them looking faded and a bit rusty. I … Continue reading Patio Table Project
It's amazing what a little paint, contact paper and elbow grease can do for a space.
My house is bursting at the seams. Currently we are sharing our living space with my daughter's family, and that can make even a large farmhouse seem a bit small. Under normal circumstances it's challenging to find a quiet space to craft, write or read and things just got even more difficult. I have a … Continue reading Appreciating Tight Spaces
My entryway has been a room I have struggled with for quite some time. It just never seemed to function the way I wanted it to; there was never enough storage, the layout always seemed awkward and it was dark and gloomy (The gloom could have been caused by the burgundy paint, lol...I went through … Continue reading Entryway Up-Cycle
Lately, I have been focusing on planning and product design and have not done very much making. I enjoy all of the facets of the creative process and embrace the importance of each; but the hands on actual making is my favorite part and I think I may be going through withdrawals. (Maybe I should … Continue reading Planning & Dreaming & Learning, Oh My!
Now that the hubbub of the holiday season is behind us, it's time to get back in the swing of things and start writing and creating on the regular again. I haven't done much writing, but I have been creating because Santa (my hubby) was really good to me this year. I got new tools! … Continue reading New Toys For Christmas
This has been one of the most challenging and most rewarding projects I have taken on to date. I turned an old entertainment center into a play kitchen for my granddaughter. (Thank you Pinterest for the inspiration!) I had been gathering supplies for quite some time and I finally found a suitable entertainment center at … Continue reading Kid Kitchen Up-cycle
I am currently on a cross country adventure, but I thought I'd quickly share a project I finished before I hit the road. I'm not a seamstress. This will not be a sewing tutorial; you do not want to learn how to sew from me! That being said, I'm pretty proud of this finished product. … Continue reading Sew Proud