Don’t bother me, I’m pinning!

Nowadays, I spend more time on than any where else online. It’s like a digital bulletin board that lets you “pin” and organize eye candy from online. For creatives like me, it’s quite the addiction! It’s an awesome way to gather, save, and share ideas across all kinds of topics: handmade crafts, home decor and remodeling, food recipes, and more. Find me on Pinterest and my bulletin boards here:

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Here’s my latest Pinterest love:

Farmhouse bathroom with gray and white tile and galvanized tub

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Red, White, & Blue, and Handmade Too!

It’s been too long since I had some “me” time, so tonight I’m treating myself with blog hopping. I wanted to share the inspiration, so here’s tonight’s top picks!

Firecracker 4th of July cake @ The Bakery Spot


Silverware organizer converted to shelf @ Going Home to Roost


Enjoy The Ride pillows @ 36th AVENUE


Garden Markers @ Michelle Not Shelly


DIY Painted Bottles @ Beach House in the City


Porch Makeover @ A Beach Cottage


Milk Paint Tutorial @ Miss Mustard Seed


And with that I’m literally falling asleep! Guess that’s all for tonight.


Thanksgiving Mantel Decorations

I came across this beautiful fall mantel decor on the blog It’s the Little Things. What a neat way to decorate your fireplace for Thanksgiving!



A big detail that sets it off are these cutesy letters that spell “Happy Thanksgiving.” I probably would have used a uniform font and it wouldn’t be as cute as hers!


I love how she spares no attention to details.


Even the wood is incorporated into the design!



I think another favorite is this whimsical grapevine that wisps across the mantel. And the family has tied paper leaves that display what they’re thankful for.



Very cute! Check out her blog for more ideas.



Our Very Own Sister Appears on Desperate Housewives


So yes, I’m blatantly bragging. My husband’s step-sister has been an aspiring actress since a young age. I remember in high school how excited she’d get about being a thespian down to modeling for local schmocals.  Now we all had someone like that from our hometown, right? And how many of those aspiring actors actually make it somewhere?

Well, she is making it somewhere. Last week she was featured on the Desperate Housewives episode, “Truly Content.” She’s coined as the pretty blonde that young Parker Scavo is trying to flirt with. And she’s beautiful. Although it’s just a quickly panning scene, she steals the spotlight–even if it only lasts a few seconds.

We’re extremely proud of her. Here’s to following your dreams, no matter how distant they may seem at the beginning!


New Home, Awesome Realtor

Finally…we’re moved into our new home!!! And I finally got our internet working. I’m bummed that I didn’t have much time to post this past month, but believe me – I have so many projects to share that I’m sure I’ll make up for it!!!


Jane Mellinger, Century 21

But first, I must give kudos to our awesome real estate agent, Jane Mellinger. Any buyers debating if they need professional help shouldn’t think twice about it – Jane made the process a piece of cake for us. She explained every single detail to us first timers and provided an answer to every crazy question I asked. Jane is so respectful of the buyer’s wishes, especially when it comes to tastes and budget. She didn’t once force any opinions on us but respected every single one of ours and always stayed within our buying budget. Jane comes highly recommended in our book!

We’ve already started so many projects on the new home, but none are finished yet. I made sure to take “before” photos to post with any “afters”! Now back to work.


Awesome Furniture Before & Afters


$60 set of used table and chairs turned into a rustic farm table at Little Bits of Bliss blog.

I’ve happened across some amazing blogs lately as I’ve ventured into the topic of home projects. I’ll be sharing many of them! Here’s one with amazing before and after photos along with instructions for refinishing the projects. Little Bits of Bliss offers great inspiration on how you can take something outdated and make it into a piece that looks like it belongs in a magazine!

Check out the kitchen before and after:





What a beautiful update to an average kitchen! The blog walks through all the details so that you can pull off this grand makeover too!