Hello!  I hope you all had a great holiday weekend.  We had a wonderful, relaxing, fun time spent with family and friends.  I don’t know about you, but I am increasingly thankful for time, time with family.  I am so richly blessed!  One of the highlights of the weekend was going to see The Peanuts Movie …

I just want  to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope you have a wonderful time being with family and friends. Also, I wanted to share with you a more contemplative thankful list.  Coming up on Thanksgiving, and ending the year, I find it’s a time of reflection of all the gifts we’ve been …

Hello everyone.  Today I wanted to share a simple, 10 minute sewing project that could make some great little Christmas teacher gifts, or coffee or tea drinker gifts, or you could just update the coasters in your home.  These are very quick and easy to make, and I think even someone who qualifies themselves as …

I have loved antiques for as long as I can remember.  As a girl and teenager, I loved buying antiques and vintage clothing.  I would love visiting my grandparents in Wisconsin and combing through the basement full of treasure, toys, artifacts, photos, all with a history.  Over the years, my Grandpa and Grandma gave me sweet …

Today’s post I am highlighting my favorite room in our home and participating in The Inspired Room giveaway (I mean, who wouldn’t want a $300 Anthropologie gift card?) and Melissa Michael’s newest book launch. Her book,  which is also called The Inspired Room can be purchased at Amazon or Barnes and Noble. When I think about …

Hello, everyone.  And Happy November!  I cannot believe we only have two months left this year!  Before I get started on today’s tutorial, in keeping with the theme of the month, I want to share something I’m thankful for.  I hope that being thankful has found it’s way into your life more than in the month of November.  We …

My furniture posts are quickly becoming fewer and farther between.  We don’t have a heated garage, and so living in Alaska, that greatly inhibits how much of the prep work I can do on furniture pieces that need a substantial makeover.  I tried stripping a night stand about a month ago in the 40 degree …

October is birthday month at our house. Half of our family have birthdays in this wonderful month of autumn.  And while birthdays mean parties and people and big celebrations to some, there are others who rather a much more subdued and intimate get together.  There are people who love spending half the day alone, and …

Hello, all!  Today I wanted to give you all some hints on how I go about very affordably accessorizing my furniture with one of a kind throw pillows.  My throw pillow posts have been some of the most popular, so I thought I’d give some further hints, if anyone out there cares for advice. As …

I don’t know if it’s just in Alaska or everywhere, but furniture at thrift stores usually is not such an incredible steal anymore.  Like they caught on to the DIYers and want to make them pay more for putting extensive blood, sweat and tears into a broken down piece of furniture.  For that reason, I don’t …