Never Ever Buy Bisque Appliances

May 16, 2016

Why You Should Never Buy Bisque Appliances

The call came in as I was walking out of the ice cream shop. I was balancing a $40 cake I had just picked up for my daughter's 18th birthday, while fumbling to answer the phone.


It was my husband. He wanted to let me know that our refrigerator had just died and he was not happy. While the timing wasn't great, I didn't have anyplace to keep that pretty pink cake, I wasn't really that upset.

I was actually smiling.

Using Subtraction To Update A Room

May 10, 2016

Updating a kitchen

Change is not really my thing. Once I decide I like something, I stick with it, especially when it comes to decor. I'm not into trends and or fads, I like the classics. So once I decorate a room, it stays that way, for a good long time.

Or about 15 years.

I Don't Speak The Language: Teens And Social Media

May 3, 2016

Teens and social media

The other day my husband was texting with my daughter when he asked me a question.

"What does i-g-h-t stand for?"

I couldn't picture the letters in my head so I walked over to him to see them in black and white. He was busy trying to figure it out on his own.

Your Chance To Win A Prize And Easy DIY Mother's Day Gifts

April 29, 2016

This year All Free Holiday Crafts has included my book page magazine hanger on their list of Top 10 Mother's Day Crafts!

And...they are having a comment contest ~ Woo hoo!

Replacing A Soap Dispenser In The Kitchen: Super Easy DIY

April 26, 2016

How To Replace A Soap Or Lotion Dispenser

A couple of days ago, I mentioned to a friend that the soap dispenser on my kitchen faucet was broken and I needed to swap it out. She was surprised that I was so calm about it. You see, she thought I was going to have to get a brand new faucet ~ big money, lots of work. When I explained to her that I was just going to replace the soap dispenser piece she was shocked.

"I didn't know you could do that."


Thinking In The Shower

April 22, 2016

Lately, I find myself starting conversations with the phrase, "So I was thinking about you in the shower today."

It's odd right...and probably not a great way to start a conversation with your best girlfriend, your dentist or child's guidance counselor, is it?

Don't Register For China

April 19, 2016

Don't Register For China

I have two older sisters. When I was born, they were in junior high and growing up, I completely idolized them. They were beautiful and popular. They had great clothes, listened to fun music, and once married, had fabulous homes. It makes sense that when they gave me advice, I listened.

For example, during my engagement when they told me not to register for china, I didn't.

Garden Flag Door Hanger

April 15, 2016

Typically, in April I dress my home to welcome showers with a really cute tulip stuffed rubber boot. With May on the horizon however, I'm ready to ditch any thoughts of rain and snow and move on to flowers. Unfortunately, my yard hasn't started to bloom yet, so I am adding them to my front door with a sweet garden flag. A little bit of alteration, turned it into a fabulous door hanger.

How To Remove Water Stains From Wood

April 11, 2016

removing water stains from wood

I have mentioned before that I am kind of a selective perfectionist when it comes to decor. Uneven seams on my hand sewn curtains or painting without priming? Eh. No big. Wrinkles on my bed or crooked pictures on the wall? Big deal. You can imagine how I felt about a having water stains on my wood furniture.

They were a huge deal ~ a real thorn in my side.