A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To My New Sink

June 12, 2018

Big, white, workhorse style porcelain sinks have always been my favorites. They remind of old farmhouses, my grandmother's comfortable kitchen and the kind of character filled homes I have always loved.

White Porcelain Farmhouse Sink

When we added our kitchen, about fifteen years ago, apron front/ farmhouse style sinks were just starting to show up in main stream magazines and I was smitten. While I had no plan regarding cabinets, appliances or flooring, I was certain that I would have one of those dreamy throwbacks like grandma had.

I mean, how hard could it be, it was just a sink.

Ten Cheap And Easy Ways To Decorate With Flowers

June 10, 2018

Cheap and Easy Ways To Decorate Wth Flowers
When I was a little girl my mom shared a story about a friend who had fresh flowers delivered to her home on a regular basis. She was rather well off and her home was her haven, so she would drop several containers off at the florist each week and they would return them to her brimming with color.

I always thought that was the coolest thing. 

Easy To Open Kitchen Sink Skirt

June 8, 2018

I have a secret and I've been keeping for a bit. It's about my brand new kitchen sink skirt, but today I'm ready to spill the beans. Are you ready?

Easy To Open Kitchen Sink Farmhouse Skirt

I've always loved the look of a skirted farmhouse sink. It's reminiscent of a simpler time and adds so much charm and character to a cottage style kitchen. It's been on my decorating bucket list for as long as I can remember. 

Unfortunately, when we replaced our faucet, we discovered that apron front drop in sinks for laminate countertops were no longer being manufactured. Grrrr.

Monkey wrench...

Trash To Treasure Table Makeover

June 5, 2018

Trash To Treasure Table

My living room has looked exactly the same for over a decade. It's super pretty and the red has always made me swoon, but this weekend after we made some changes in the kitchen, painted our  patio and replaced the front door, the room looked a little tired.

You know how that goes. Renovation and remodeling tends to be contagious.

Farmhouse Style Without The Farmhouse Sink

May 30, 2018

For as long as I can remember, I've always wanted a farmhouse sink. It fits my cottage style aesthetic and there's really nothing more charming.

Pfister Farmhouse  Sink Faucet

*Pfister Faucets provided me with this beautiful faucet, but all opinions expressed here are my very own.

Unfortunately, for me, it just never seemed to be in the cards. When we moved into this house and renovated, my husband and contractor both conspired against me citing cost, construction and leaks, so I abandoned the battle.

Well, sort of.

Fan Blade Hello Sign

May 23, 2018

Whip up a warm and welcoming sign for your front door with an old ceiling fan blade and some dollar store flowers. 
Fan Blade Hello Sign DIY

I've always been a huge fan of simplicity. Whether it's my wardrobe or home decor, fussy has never been my style. In my closet, you'll find jeans, white t-shirts and little black dresses that I pair with a single strand of pearls.

In my kitchen, there are vases and wreaths filled with all the same bloom, no mixed bouquets, and my rooms are decorated with a pairing of one color and white. 

So it makes perfect sense that when I decided to make a new fan blade sign, I went with sweet and simple sentiment.


Embroidery Hoop Decor

May 18, 2018

Create a unique piece of home decor with an embroidery hoop and a placemat doily.

Lace Embroidery Hoop Decor

Sometimes when I go to the thrift store, I find items I like, but have no idea what I'm going to do with them once I get them home. That was the case with this embroidery hoop. 

It caught my eye because it was unusually large. Huge actually, so I picked it up.

Dollar Store Daisy Wreath

May 16, 2018

Whip up this cheap and easy Dollar Store Daisy Wreath in no time. 

Yellow Daisy Wreath

So spring has finally shown up, unfortunately the sun has not. It's been raining here for several days and the forecast doesn't look any different for the next week or so. Bummer.

That's ok, I decided to make my own sunshine...and for about six bucks. 

Thrift Store Fashion Challenge

May 10, 2018

Thrift Store Shirts

So I've been talking a lot about thrift stores and my fun finds lately. Hunting for treasure and then displaying it in my home or transforming it into something new has become somewhat of a passion. I enjoy browsing and I love every square inch of my thrift store. I dig deep into each and every corner.

Well, almost every corner. True confession? I stay far, far away from the fashion.