Every Ordinary Day Is Truly An Extraordinary Day

July 28, 2015



A few years ago, a girlfriend called to tell me that she had just heard the most wonderful sermon at church. It was an usual phone call, because church, religion, prayer, they weren't part of our normal conversations, but she was so taken by the priest's words that day, she just had to share. Apparently, the big news was that every ordinary day was truly an extraordinary day.

Easy Wooden Sticker Sign

July 24, 2015




I have been making these pretty wooden signs using wall art stickers for quite a while and yet, I am always amazed when I am finished. They are so perfect and so pretty! They cost almost nothing and can be whipped up in a matter of minutes. I love projects like this. I get to cheat!

A Super Sweet Pillow Tutorial

July 20, 2015




I made the sweetest pillow this weekend and I am so excited to share. 

I recently refurbished a chair in my kitchen. It's just delicious in every way, except, it desperately needed a pillow. You see, to me, in the ice cream sundae of decorating, pillows are that ripe, red cherry sitting on top! 

Custom Upholstered Chair - Easy DIY

July 16, 2015




A couple of years ago, I got it in my head that I needed an upholstered chair in my kitchen. Of course, like everything else in this little cottage, it had to be the right size to fit. After an exhaustive search, I found one on Ebay for a song, but let's just say you get what you pay for. It has ripped so many times, I've lost count. It is hard to replace because of its size. So over the years I have patched it and partially slipcovered it, but today, I think I've finally fixed it for good and in the meantime, ended up with a gorgeous custom chair, if I do say so myself. 

Want to make your own? Don't sew? No problem. Just follow along, it's an easy DIY, I promise. This is Exquisitely Unremarkable, remember?

Painted Milk Can Planter

July 14, 2015




When I was little and my mom would ask me to do a chore, I remember protesting. My brother and sisters did it, too. I guess that is nature of kids, more fun, less cleaning. If my old Uncle Dominic was around to witness this, he would always say, "It takes longer to talk about it, than it does to do it."

Screened In Porch~ Our Bug Free Sanctuary

July 10, 2015




Our first home was tiny, but that never bothered me. I love cottage living, small rooms full of character and old world charm. What really prompted us to move, was the yard. It was a 40 x 100 foot lot and most of the free space was driveway and a small patch of grass in the front. It was cute, but not really conducive to relaxing in your pjs on a Sunday morning.

Jamberry Nails and A Giveaway!

July 7, 2015




I am a total girly girl. I always have been. I love make up, high heels, even if I can't really wear them anymore, and jewelry. I never feel completely dressed until my hair is done and my mascara is on. I may not be a perfectionist when it comes to DIY, but when it comes to my appearance, I like everything to be just so.

Fourth of July Memories and Cute Candy Crackers

July 3, 2015




When I was a little girl, there was always a lot of talk among the kids in the neighborhood about "what you were". It was the early 1970's and many, if not most of our parents, including mine, were first born in this country and where you came from was big news. 
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