Handmade Sock Angel Ornament

October 13, 2017

Handmade Sock Angel Christmas Ornament

Ho Ho Ho Friends! Christmas is my favorite time of year, and even though it's still a few months away, I say it's never too early to get a jump on those holiday crafts. I love creating my own gifts, decor and of course, ornaments, like my latest and greatest, a darling handmade sock angel.

She's a mini version of the sock angels I made last year.

Elegant Dollar Store Pumpkin Makeover

October 10, 2017

Elegant Dollar Store Pumpkin Makeover

Several years ago, when I first started blogging, I noticed that once September rolled around, everyone started featuring the cutest little white pumpkins. Darling Baby Boos. I had never seen this variety before or come across them at any of the farms we went to ~ our pumpkins patches were strictly orange ~ but once I saw these elegant tinies in decor shots, I had to have them.

And I Said This Would Never Happen....

October 6, 2017

Snowman Snow Globe Ornament

It's official. I have become my mother.

I knew it was coming, I mean it happens to everyone at some point, doesn't it? I guess I just never expected that it would happen to me.

Or rather in quite this particular way. A gesture or a saying, sure, but this? Totally unexpected.

Cottage Style Fall Decor

October 3, 2017

Cottage Style Fall Decor

Hello friends! Well, despite my best efforts to hold on to summer, it looks like Mother Nature's generosity ended this weekend. My extended week of warmth and 90 degree temps is over and the fall chill has rolled on in. Perhaps she knew that I was participating my friend Kristi's Welcome Home Fall Tour today and I needed a little motivation to dress my house for autumn.

Or perhaps it was just time. I mean it is October ~ this little beach cottage needs to snuggle up and get cozy. It's a season my home wears well and I'm excited to share it.

Meat And Vegetarian Taco Pies

September 29, 2017

Vegetarian And Meat Taco Pie Recipes

Every time I share a recipe, I feel the need to state, for the record, that I am not a cook. At all. I actually hate cooking, especially when I am cooking for meat eaters, vegetarians and the occasional vegan. Nothing is easy, there's a lot of thought involved, a lot of modifications and a lot of mess. I would rather make a bed, do laundry or clean a toilet than prepare a meal.

And I'm not even remotely kidding.

Ceiling Fan Blade Wooden Door Tag Sign

September 24, 2017

Hello Fall Ceiling Fan Blade Craft

Last year, while I was checking out Pinterest for something fabulous to put on my fall front door, I came across pins for the cutest wooden tags. Of course, I fell in love immediately and knew that they'd be a perfect way to add some charm to my entryway, but alas woodworking is not an easy DIY.

Since I am a lazy crafter and my idea of a power tool is my glue gun, I quickly abandoned that idea and made a wreath instead. Well, lucky me, this year, my sweet neighbors offered me a few ceiling fan blades and I knew I was back in business.

Vintage Tartlet Tins Giveaway

September 21, 2017

Vintage Tartlet Tins Givewaway

Tomorrow is the first day of fall and while I am super sad to see summer go, I thought we should celebrate ~ it eases the pain a little ~ and what better way to do that, than with a giveaway!

Back in July, my husband and I were shopping at a church yard sale and I came upon a few really neat treasures. It was one of those great fairs where things were tossed in a box and labeled a dollar. I had to dig, but it was so worth it. It's where I found the Better Homes and Gardens book I gave away this summer and it's where I found the vintage tartlet tins I'm giving away today.

Thrift Store Cutting Board Makeover

September 19, 2017

Wooden Grateful Table Setting Decor

Hello friends! Well, it looks as if autumn is on its way despite my best efforts to thwart it. Can't fight Mother Nature, so I decided to get into the spirit and make a few new fall crafts yesterday. I started off with these thrift store cutting board makeovers. I don't really know what to call them...wooden sign, wooden cake or cupcake stands, wooden servers, trivets? 

Well, whatever they are, they are super sweet and I am totally smitten. Not really enough to fall in love with fall, but it's start. 

Creating Custom Placemats

September 15, 2017

Rustic DIY Placemats

This morning, as I was cleaning out my craft closet, I unearthed my favorite stencil, a farmhouse chicken. I love this little lady and over the years I have used her to create numerous crafts, including one I have yet to feature here ~ stenciled placemats.

You may have caught a glimpse of her in some of my other posts, as an uncredited player, but today, I am going to give you a brief overview of how I made her.