Fall Decor with a Bell Jar


Contents Under Glass   The cloche, or bell jar, was developed by the French to protect a new garden plant and help it to mature. Made of glass, a cloche is used today in home decor in unlimited ways. They come in various sizes and shapes, but traditionally are bell-shaped. I tend to refer to […]

Twirl & Take a Bow Party ~ #12


Party Time!   We had some great link ups at the party last week! Thanks to everyone who joined in on the fun! You all are so talented and creative! You make it look easy! Check out some of my favorites… ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This DIY vintage desk organizer from Bullfrogs & Bulldogs is so cute and […]

Kitchen Hutches are Hot & Happening!


Add Personality to Your Home   A beautiful kitchen hutch is one of my favorite pieces of furniture in a home. It provides your space with not only some great storage but also gives it some great personality! The great thing about a hutch is that they come in all shapes, styles, sizes and colors! […]

DIY Keepsake…a Special Thanksgiving

DIY Keepsake

Make Your Own DIY Keepsake   Sometimes we need to take it upon ourselves to create a keepsake…to help us hold onto a special memory. That’s what I did with this DIY project, representing a special time for my family. Several years ago, my husband’s job took us overseas. We spent a year living in […]

Bedroom Inspiration Board

Bedroom Inspiration

A Girl Can Dream…   I’m in a bit of a “bedroom inspiration” mood. I would love to do a makeover on my bedroom, but I can’t right now. So, I’ll have to settle for creating a visual makeover… I began my bedroom inspiration with the bed. Canopy beds are so gorgeous and I love […]

How To Arrange Fall Flowers

Fall Flower Arrangements

Leaves, Mums & More   This Saturday, my church is hosting a Ladies Inspirational Day and I have been working on the Fall flower arrangements for the tables. Since I was already at work, I thought I’d share my steps for arranging flowers. Keep in mind, I am not a florist and I’ve never taken […]

Twirl & Take a Bow Party ~ #11

DIY party

Fun Features   Another party and another week of great features! Thanks to everyone for the great link ups! Here are a few of my favorites from last week’s party. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Do you need a great centerpiece for Halloween? Look no further than this Pick your Potion centerpiece from Kim at Made in a Day. […]

Decorating Pumpkins…We’re Not Just Carving Anymore!

Decorate Pumpkin

Pimp My Pumpkin!   Decorating pumpkins is a hot trend right now! I love all the amazing pumpkin decorating ideas out there! They can be found on Pinterest, blogs and decorating websites. You could spend hours browsing! This past Friday, our church held a Fall Festival for the community and I had to share a […]

Terrific Ideas for the Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving Tables

Giving Thanks in Style   This idea for place cards from HGTV is too cute for words. The design is so clever and I love the use of items from nature in your Fall decor. The white pumpkins are the perfect size and great for your guests to take with them. It looks as if the name tags […]

Star Light, Star Bright

star wall art

Star Wall Art   Sometimes, you just never know what you’re going to find…remember when I found the burlap sacks at Tractor Supply for my burlap pillows? While I was there, I found a piece of wall art! Seriously? Tractor supply?!?! I always thought it was just grass seed and lawn mowers! I guess you […]

Office Inspiration Board

Office Inspiration Board

Inspiring in Black, White & Aqua   As you know, I’ve been working on an office makeover for myself. I’ve been working on a few things, like adding some stripes to a bookcase, re-doing a chair and personalizing some cute boxes for organization. I decided I should create an office inspiration board with some of […]

Twirl & Take a Bow Party ~ #10


10 Parties!!!   I can’t believe we’re on our 10th Twirl & Take a Bow linky party! Where has the time gone?!?! We’ve had 10 weeks of amazing ideas and inspirations shared with us! This week’s party was great!…good food, creative crafts and awesome DIYs. Here are this week’s features~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This witch silhouette wreath […]

Spooky, Eerie Outdoor Halloween Decor

Halloween Decor

BOO!!!   Halloween is such a fun time of year! We get to dress up, eat candy and scare each other! Ok…maybe getting scared is not all that fun, but you get the idea! For me, one of the funniest parts of Halloween is the decorations! It’s a holiday that you can go all out, and […]

Vacation’s Over…Back to Reality

Beach Vacation

The Party’s Over!   On this 14th day of our 31 Days to a Beautiful Home, I’m saying goodbye to our beach vacation and hello to alarm clocks and school lunches. As my father would say, at the end of EVERY vacation, “…the party’s over!” Not to worry…we relaxed, had some fun and enjoyed the […]

Flea Market Finds

Flea market

…Another Man’s Treasure…   Yesterday, I was able to do one of my favorite activities on earth…I got to scour the local flea market! I love to walk the rows and rows of junk and treasure! There is always some junk…but there’s always some treasure…at least treasure to me. I think I scored! I found […]

Fall Decor at the Beach

Fall Decor at the Beach

Sun, Surf, Sand and a Pumpkin!   This past week has been Fall break for my kids, so we hightailed it down to Florida. We were welcomed by sun, surf and sand…and my lovely dining room… Over the summer, I worked on the dining area of our vacation home. I wanted to make it light […]

Inspiration Board For Your Living Room

Mood Board

It’s Navy, Baby!   Today is Day 11 of our 31 Days to a Beautiful Home and I have created a navy & creme inspiration board for your living room. I’ve chosen pieces from 3 of my favorite places to shop…West Elm, Ballard Designs and Ikea. I love the color navy. It’s such a great […]

Map Your Way Around the World


Navigation’s the Key!   On Day 10 of our 31 Days to a Beautiful Home series, we’re looking at how maps and ships can be used to make great home decor! Over the summer, I found a great, old wooden ship at a local flea market. I fell in love with it and two of […]

Twirl & Take a Bow Party ~ #9


Party Time!   Another week, another party! Last week’s link ups were awesome! Be sure to check all the great ideas and inspiration from last week’s party here. There is a bit of Halloween, a bit of Fall and a bit of everything else we all love! Here’s a sampling of some great posts by […]

Every Once in Awhile…Let It Be

let it be table

No, I’m not Paul McCartney   Do you ever just …let it be? I will admit that more often that not, I don’t. I feel like I have to go one step further, even though I know it’s great the way it is. I can’t leave well enough alone. Then, inevitably I look at it and […]

Stenciled Boxes

Stenciled Boxes

Fun to Label!   Storage is a precious commodity around this house and with stencils, paint, paintbrushes, needles and thread, I had to find a great way to organize and store everything. So, on this Day 7 of the 31 Days to a beautiful home, I re-invented some storage boxes that had been in my […]

Revival of an Office Chair

Office Chair

Re-Do of a Chair Re-do!   Day 6 of 31 days to a beautiful home and another step done in my office makeover…the office chair. Several weeks ago, I showed you this chair re-do. I intended for the chair to be used at our vacation home, but I have since decided that it would be […]

It’s A Wonderful Life

Wonderful Life

Enjoy Every Day   The air is crisp, the leaves are changing and it’s time for Fall break! Yeah!!! We need a break…a Fall break! I know my kids are wearing thin from school and so am I! I’m tired… But on this 5th day of the 31 days to a beautiful home, I need […]

Bookcase Bonanza

Office Bookcase

Zebras Aren’t the Only Ones with Stripes   It’s Day 4 of the 31 Day Series of making your house a beautiful home and today I’m showing you one of the first steps in my office makeover…my bookcase. I love stripes, so I decided to add a little to my space. What do you think? […]

Window Shopping WOW ~ Fiesta Dinnerware

Window Shopping

WOW! What colors!   It’s Day 3 of the 31 Days to a beautiful home. Yesterday I did some window shopping and WOW did I find some beautiful Fiesta Dinnerware! Kohl’s has a wide selection of gorgeous Fiesta dinnerware in some amazing colors. Plus…it was on sale! Always a plus!!!! I am loving this turquoise! […]