Book Storage Solutions

My kids really love to read and they enjoy our weekly visits to our local library. However, I have had some challenges with keeping track of their library books as they often get lost from room to room. I went on a Home Goods shopping trip today and found a great solution for storing my…

Kitchen backsplash ideas

Caption: Picture taken from Better homes and gardens. This kitchen is absolutely adorable. White kitchens are trending and more popular than ever. I love the accent colors used on this kitchen and the lively rustic backsplash gives this kitchen a lot of character. Are you having a hard time picking out the right backsplash for…

Outdoor Patio Makeover

Summer is my favorite time of year, and it is important to protect your patio and furniture from harsh weather during off seasons. This is what my patio looked like a week ago: The sitting wall got beat up pretty bad by the rain and snow and caused a lot of mud to settle along…

An old dresser gets a makeover…Wow

A few weeks ago, I visited my mother-in-law to take a look at a dresser that she planned to give to me.  The dresser was white with great bones, and a french provincial look. So, being the DIYer that I am, I was ready to take this piece home, and change it into something beautiful for…

My First Estate Auction

Today was one of my first visits to an Estate Auction. I am so glad I finally made it to one. This was by far a great experience. There were  lots of antique furniture, jewelry, pictures, silverware and more. I had a set price on what my max bid would be for the auction, so…

Brass fireplace update…

I recently posted a picture of my fireplace. One of the things about my fireplace that I’m not too keen on are the brass accents. Brass fixtures and accents can make a home appear to be outdated and old . I decided to give my fireplace a face lift this weekend. I am so happy I…

Artichokes Napkin Rings

Artichoke Napkin Rings I went to Williams Sonoma to shop around during one of their store closeout events.  I arrived pretty late and a lot of the items were already sold out. I ventured to the back of the store and came across these cute artichoke napkin rings.  I have never cooked artichokes and would…

Fireplace Mantle Decor

FIREPLACES I love fireplaces! Displaying personable items on your fireplace mantel is a perfect way to add your personality to a room. I arranged a few items on my mantle, all which represent something personal for me. I included my wedding cake topper (monogram B), as well as baby pictures of my kids, a travel…

Shabby chic side table

Today while thrift lunching I was invited to go to the back of the store, yes the inventory room. I was so excited. There was a lot of great pieces back there, but this one caught my eye. It was a shabby chic white side table with a drawer and glass knob. It was in…

Thank you to a girl named Erica…

A Fun Hunt… I really love kid art. Kids paint about the good things in life. They are free-spirited, innocent, simplistic and creative. Displaying kids art is a great way to decorate any room in your home. I was inspired to share this article with you based on one of my goodwill finds. If you…

Something borrowed…Something blue

The Blue Chair I am so happy to reveal my next Goodwill find. While thrift lunching, I scanned over items in the goodwill center and nothing caught my eye. As I was leaving the store, the back door opened and I heard some workers putting out more items on the floor. When I turned I saw…