Decorating

Thrifty Thursday: Vintage Landscapes & Thrifty Decor

Thrifty Thursday: Vintage Landscapes & Thrifty Decor

Each week I make it a point to drop in my local thrift stores and browse for treasures. Sometimes I find pieces that speak to me and sometimes I come out empty handed. I always decorate by heart—meaning I buy what I love if it’s […]

Vintage Pickin’ Spring Barn Sale: What You Need to Know

Vintage Pickin’ Spring Barn Sale: What You Need to Know

Eric and I went to the Vintage Pickin Barn Sale last September and had a blast! The spring sale is coming up this weekend, May 4-5 so I wanted to do a recap of our experience in case you’re thinking about going. I took lots […]

GUEST ROOM ON A BUDGET

GUEST ROOM ON A BUDGET

Empty bedrooms.  For years there were more kids than bedrooms and then I blinked. I never thought I’d see the day I’d have a dedicated space for guests. But I’m thrilled to finally reveal how I pulled together a guest room on a budget. A […]

DIY ROUND COFFEE TABLE

DIY ROUND COFFEE TABLE

Sometimes a piece of furniture has served its original purpose and it begs for a makeover. Such was the case with a round table that Eric and I purchased many years ago at a second-hand store when we lived in Tennessee. Many family dinners have […]

THRIFTY CHRISTMAS DECOR {Home Tour}

THRIFTY CHRISTMAS DECOR {Home Tour}

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” ― Norman Vincent Peale A softer and more beautiful world. I vote for that, how about you? But a few of my Christmases have felt hard and ugly mostly […]

MONDAY FUNDAY: CHALK PAINT PROJECTS AND YUMMY RECIPES

MONDAY FUNDAY: CHALK PAINT PROJECTS AND YUMMY RECIPES

I’ve been painting furniture for years using latex paint and sometimes spray paint for certain projects. My furniture painting friends kept telling me I needed to try chalk paint and I finally took the plunge. Want to see some pics of a few of my […]

LIFE IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR {April, May, June}

LIFE IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR {April, May, June}

One of the best ways to make yourself happy in the present is to recall happy times from the past. Photos are a great memory-prompt, and because we tend to take photos of happy occasions, they weight our memories to the good. –Gretchen Rubin Recalling […]

DIY PAINTED ARMOIRE + DECORATING BY HEART

DIY PAINTED ARMOIRE + DECORATING BY HEART

Our homes should be a happy haven and I believe that’s easily achieved without a lot of money or design expertise. But it took me years to settle into my decorating style. Notice I didn’t say “settle on” but “settle into” because for years I […]

An Outdoor Spring Garden Party

An Outdoor Spring Garden Party

We like to party and by party I mean hang out at home with friends and family and eat. Home is our favorite place to party and since indoor space is limited we decided to take advantage of the mild weather and gather outside. Our […]

For When God Redecorates The Heart

For When God Redecorates The Heart

I really enjoy reading blogs dedicated to DIY home décor/design. I’ve learned so much and have been inspired to make my home a beautiful haven for my family. But I’m not a DIY home décor/design blogger. I’m a faith blogger. I feel certain you don’t […]