Looking Forward to Spring Weather

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Spring Fever is High!   This week’s journal prompt from Folk Magazine’s Community Journal Challenge requires me to explore what I’m looking forward to the most. One word… Spring!   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I have it. My kids have it. A lot of us have it….Spring Fever! We are in need of some Spring weather. This Saturday […]

Valentine’s Day Bowl Full of Cherries

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Don’t You Just Love Cherries?!   Ok, so it’s not really a bowl, but a vase and the saying is “Life is a bowl full of cherries” but for today, we’ll pretend that it’s “Love is a vase full of cherries.” It’s my version of a Valentine’s Day Bowl Full of Cherries! I found these great paper […]

Twirl & Take a Bow Party and Features ~ #25


It’s Party Time!   Today is the 25th Twirl & Take a Bow linky party! I can’t believe it! It’s so great to see all the great ideas and inspirations shared by such talented bloggers! Be sure to check out last week’s links. I’ve highlighted a few of my favorites, but there were so many more […]

Baby Shower Ideas

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Get Updated When House on the Way Has A New Post.  Subscribe by email. ~Elcie’s Baby Shower~   I’m so excited to share pictures of a baby shower that I hosted yesterday, for a very special little girl! The mommy-to-be is a young woman who I’ve known for too many years to count. In fact, I […]

Fabulous Feature Walls

Fabulous Feature Wall

Some Feature Walls to Catch Your Eye   The last few days, I’ve been thinking about my office/craft room makeover. I’ve been thinking…colors…paint…fabric…and feature walls! I need a fabulous feature wall! Take a look at the guest room that I’m converting to my office and you’ll see the wall I’m referring to. It’s the first […]

My American Story

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It’s My American Story and My Kentucky Story   As you know, I’m participating in Folk Magazine’s Journal/Blogging Challenge. This is the fourth journal entry and since Monday was Martin Luther King, Jr Day, the theme of this week’s writing prompt is:   Appreciating the authentic American story of another hinges on understanding your own […]

Twirl & Take a Bow Linky Party ~ #24

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It’s a Great Party!   I’ve got to say that I think last week’s linky party was one of our best! There were so many great links that I have a few more features than usual. I couldn’t narrow it down to only three or four. They were all great! Take a peek at some […]

Priming Furniture Tips

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Preparing and Priming Furniture Tips Making Life A Little Easier   In my last post I told you about my new project. I’m turning my guest room into my office and craft room. I have some furniture that I can use, but I’m going to have some spend some time priming and painting. While I’m […]

Bye, Bye Guest Room! Goodbye

Guest Room

Guest Room Conversion Let’s Make My Space   I have a guest room. It’s a nice guest room. It’s a comfortable guest room. It’s also a guest room that rarely sees a guest. Do you see where I’m going with this? I have a room that is used once or twice a year. So I […]

Colored Glass Bottles

colored glass bottles

Great Colored Glass Bottles ~ What a Deal!   Don’t you just love those days when you walk into a store and unexpectedly stumble across an amazing deal?! I do! And yesterday was the day.  I stopped by Michael’s craft store to check out some of their stencils. While I didn’t find what I was […]

It Was A Long Time Coming…But I Did It!

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College Graduation   This is week 3 of January 2013, which means it’s also week 3 of Folk Magazine’s Journal/Blog Challenge. This week’s writing prompt is:  What are some things you have done but previously thought you could never do?  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Attending college was always my intention. It was just never my intention to do […]

Twirl & Take a Bow and Party Features~ #23

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It’s Party Time!   Another week has passed and it’s time for another party and some great party features. It’s one of my favorite days of the blogging week! I love to see the ideas and inspirations shared by all the talented bloggers out there! It’s such a pleasure to have a peek at such […]

Tissue Paper Valentine Crafts

Valentine Crafts

Get Updated When House on the Way Has A New Post.  Subscribe by email. Lots of Love Valentine Crafts   Valentine’s Day is starting to creep into our minds. Our thoughts are turning to Valentine’s parties and decorations. Our mouths are watering over thoughts of chocolates and candy hearts. Today, I’ve steered my thoughts toward two […]

Pottery Perfection

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Perfect Pottery Placement Makes Me Smile   I arrange… I re-arrange… I stand back… look… and smile. It’s that moment when I like it. I’ve arranged it just right. The perfect placement of your favorite pieces will give your home character and warmth. It will give you satisfaction. The satisfaction that your home speaks to […]

A Pretty Pom-Pom Idea

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Pom-Poms Make Us Cheer!   Have you jumped on the pom-pom bandwagon? Yes…I have! For me, it began with a great wreath from It’s Overflowing. Aimee did a great knockoff of Anthropologie’s pom-pom wreath. Next, I fell for Kelly’s  flowers at Eclectically Vintage. Both talented ladies used a fork to make their creations. You heard right…a fork! […]

Twirl & Take a Bow Party ~ #22

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Let’s Party!   January seems to be moving fast and we’re on the 22nd Twirl & Take a Bow party! Let’s keep the momentum going and make this week’s party a great one! Link up and share your best project, DIY, recipe, decorating advice or tip. Party features will be shared next week, so be […]

Goals for the Year 2013

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Journal Entry #2 Goals for the Year 2013   I mentioned last week that I’m participating in Folk Magazine’s Journaling Agenda. Last week, I had to write a letter to my 2012 self about lessons learned last year. This week, I need to think about short-term and long-term goals for the year 2013. I googled […]

Emerald Green ~ Color of the Year

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The Color of the Year My mother is going to love this… The Pantone Color Institute has chosen the color of the year. And the winner is…Emerald! Green (of any shade) is my mother’s favorite color. She uses it throughout her home and it looks gorgeous. She’ll be glad to know that her favorite color […]

New Mantel

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New Year…New Mantel Decor   Is everyone else as glad as I am to have the Christmas decorations down?!?! After a couple of days, I have FINALLY gotten the Christmas decorations down and packed away! Now, I’m on to putting the house back together again. Usually after the holidays, I try to jazz things up […]

2013 Journaling & Blogging Agenda

Journaling Agenda

Journal Entry #1 Folk Magazine has a great project going…a 2013 Journaling/Blogging Agenda where they give a writing prompt for every week of the year. Each week I will write a journal entry. I think it’s an amazing idea and I’m jumping on the band wagon! Here is the journaling agenda for January 2013. For […]

Twirl & Take a Bow Party ~ #21

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A New Year’s Party!   What fun! This week’s Twirl & Take a Bow party falls on New Year’s Day! I think that’s a good sign. A sign that 2013 will be full of inspirational and creative DIY projects. Sorry that today’s party is up late, but I’ve traveled home this morning so it’s been […]