Red and festive Christmas mantel with DIY lit canvas

One of my favorite places to decorate (and share with you!) is my mantel!  And I just love my Christmas mantel this year. I usually sort of already have a mapped out plan in my head of what I want to do way ahead of time but this year I really had no clue except […]

Invest in Lovely Linens (31 days to Love the Home You Have)

This post is part of a 31 day series – 31 days to Love the Home You Have.  I am blogging through the 31 day challenge in the back of the book “Love the Home You Have” by Melissa Michaels of The Inspired Room.  You can read all the posts in the series so far […]

Laundry Room Makeover (plus a giveaway for 3 gallons of Behr paint!)

This post sponsored by Behr paint.  All opinions expressed are solely mine. Oh I am SOOO excited to share this makeover with you today!  Yes, my laundry room has undergone a pretty major makeover over the last few weeks including new paint, removing wallpaper, installing wood shelving and a cabinet, and all new décor.  It […]

Rustic Fall Mantel with DIY Wood Pumpkins & DIY Barn Wood Shutters

My fall mantel is usually my favorite mantel of the entire year and this one is NO exception!  I LOVE how it turned out and I had some much fun adding some DIY wood building projects to it this year to give it lots of character. I built the rustic wood pumpkins too (tutorial here) […]

Decorating ideas for old windows

I LOVE old windows and use them all throughout my home.  In fact I picked up this 9 pane big old woo window at the Habitat for Humanity Restore last week (it was $10) and it got me thinking where I was going to put it and what I was going to do with it.  […]

Shopping at a Habitat for Humanity Restore

Have you ever shopped at a Restore?  I thought I would take you on a tour of one and hope that you can find one near you that you can check out soon.  It is like a home improvement outlet store and thrift store combined in one!  So you know I was loving it! You […]

When sometimes trying to be frugal turns out to be a big fat FAIL

DIY, decorating, being a homeowner,  and trying to be frugal isn’t always easy.  And sometimes it just fails…  I don’t want to give you this rosy picture that I buy Pottery Barn furniture at yard sale prices to furnish my home and it looks like a catalog and is always perfectly neat and tidy at […]

House tour: Molly from Pennies’nGrace

I love a good house tour, don’t you?  And especially a house tour where I feel like I feel like the style and furnishings is attainable for me.  While I love taking a peek at fancy, expensive homes – that just won’t ever be in our budget or lifestyle and isn’t even my style.    So […]

Thrift store shopping spree in Charleston, SC

If you followed me on facebook or Instagram this weekend you know I did a massive thrift store shopping trip and you all begged to see my finds so I thought I would share them with you today.  My husband and I went to visit some friends this weekend that live outside Charleston, SC – […]

Friday Frugal Finds: thrift store finds–shoes, kitchen décor, throws, and more

Today I have a mix of frugal finds to share with you from various trips to thrift stores over the last few weeks.  I picked up this heavy, nice candlestick for $1.01 at Value Village.  On my next trip to Value Village (yes, the cashiers really do know me by name ), I picked up […]