Small office nook tucked next to stairs with butcher block desk and plank wall

Rustic Office Nook Progress

Our basement office nook is finally coming together!  It's starting to feel like a real space and I couldn't be more excited!  The latest progress is the addition of the built in desk and shelves.  Oh, and the wall is still blue, but it's a bit darker now.  I'll get to that! My husband gets most of the credit for the desk and shelves.  I think we came up with the general idea together way back when we were starting to plan the space, but when … [Read More...]

Get Your Craft On! - Inspiration Gallery Features

Get your Craft On – Inspiring Crafts to Try

We had so many great projects linked up to the Inspiration Gallery this week!  It's so fun to look through them and see all of your great ideas!  And then get to share our favorites with you every week!  This week we have lots of fun crafts to share!  I might need to try some of these myself! DIY Antler Pillow from Maison de Pax Welcome Pumpkin Wood Slice Sign from View from the Fridge Glitter Cardboard Pumpkin from Purple Hues and … [Read More...]

Inspiration Gallery Link Party

Inspiration Gallery Link Party 10/16

Welcome back, friends!  I hope you're all having a great week!  We've been visiting with my mom and mother-in-law, shopping, and playing today!  It's been a great day! If you're new to The Inspiration Gallery link party, here's how it works.  When you link up here, your projects will also appear on Craftberry Bush and Design, Dining, & Diapers.  3 for 1 isn't too bad, right?!  Plus, every Sunday we post our favorites from Thursday's party, … [Read More...]

Shutter Gray armoire makeover with white planked back | via www.thegoldensycamore.com

Entertainment Center to Armoire Makeover

I should have known I'd get into furniture painting eventually.  When my husband and I were first married, we did a few painting projects.  We mostly used old furniture from his parents and just spray painted it, but it was still better than what we started out with!  This old entertainment center is one of those original pieces.  We had always planned on doing an armoire makeover on it, but never got around to it.  We kept it in our basement for … [Read More...]

Creative Pumpkin Ideas

Creative Pumpkin Ideas – Inspiration Gallery Features

Pumpkins aren't just for carving anymore!  The creative possibilities are really endless!  Today we're sharing 10 creative pumpkin ideas from the Inspiration Gallery.  What fun things have you done with pumpkins?         Rustic Bookpage Pumpkin   Fur Covered Pumpkin   White Party Pumpkins   Painted Pumpkins  Sweater Sleeve Pumpkin  Mint Green Pumpkin  Pumpkin Refresh     String Art Pumpkins  Wool … [Read More...]

DIY vintage bushel basket

DIY Vintage Bushel Basket

So, I might be kind of obsessed with baskets.  Like, I have to practically run through the basket aisle at Target or I'll stop just long enough to allow one of them into my cart!  But then I'd be broke and have a house full of baskets.  Which is why I run!  But I was at Hobby Lobby the other day looking through fall decor and I found a basket I really loved for a great price.  The shape was perfect, but it was way too "new" looking.  I just … [Read More...]

Inspiration Gallery Link Party

Inspiration Gallery Link Party 10/9

Welcome back, friends!  I hope you're all having a great week!  I'm bringing a load of furniture, accessories, and paint products to my booth today.  I'm excited to spruce it up and get it looking nice again! If you're new to The Inspiration Gallery link party, here's how it works.  When you link up here, your projects will also appear on Craftberry Bush and Design, Dining, & Diapers.  3 for 1 isn't too bad, right?!  Plus, every Sunday we … [Read More...]

Fall basement living room

Fall Home Tour – Bonus Room

I finally have a bonus room!  Okay, it's not actually finished.  We still need trim on the top and bottom of the walls, a tv and console, closet doors, shelves installed in my office nook, a total makeover of the stairs, and doors to close the room off from the storage side of the basement.  See, not really done.  But the fact that it's semi-liveable has me in the mood to add it to my fall home tour and decorate it anyway!   If you're visiting … [Read More...]

Delicious Fall Recipes to Try

Delicious Fall Recipes – Inspiration Gallery Features

I have a bunch of apples I need to use, so I'll definitely be checking out some of these delicious fall recipes!  Check out even more yummy recipes and fun crafts and projects at the Inspiration Gallery! Milky Way Crumble Bars via Kleinworth & Co. Chocolate and Pear Turnovers via Happy and Harried Perfect Organic Pear Tart via I Gotta Create Spiced Pumpkin Bundt Cake via Keep It Simple Sweetie Strawberry Apple Pie With … [Read More...]

80+ Fall Chalkboard Ideas

80+ Fall Chalkboard Ideas

If you haven't noticed by now, I love fall.  Kind of to a state of obsession.  It's just so perfect!  I also love chalkboards!  There's just something about them that adds a rustic, worn look to a space.  And since I love fall and chalkboards, I thought I'd share my favorite fall chalkboard ideas with you.  I'm not going to lie...all these chalkboards are making me want to bust out the chalkboard paint right about now! PS - some of these are … [Read More...]

The Inspiration Gallery Link Party

Inspiration Gallery Link Party 10/2

Welcome back, friends!  I hope you're all having a great week! If you're new to The Inspiration Gallery link party, here's how it works.  When you link up here, your projects will also appear on Craftberry Bush and Design, Dining, & Diapers.  3 for 1 isn't too bad, right?!  Plus, every Sunday we post our favorites from Thursday's party, so be sure to come back to see what inspired us! Here's what the ladies and I have been up to this week … [Read More...]

DIY rustic plaid embroidery hoop art

DIY Vintage Camera Embroidery Hoop Art

When I do DIY projects, they usually seem to become all long and drawn out.  I don't mean to make them difficult.  It's just in my nature to be detailed and over think everything.  It's a disease, really!  But today is different!  This embroidery hoop art is easy, I promise! If you know me, you know I love photography.  I kind of half started a photography business before I started blogging.  It didn't really go anywhere, so I kinda quit, but … [Read More...]

Autumn Inspiration

Autumn Inspiration – Link Party Features

Do you call it "autumn" or "fall"?  Either way, here are some beautiful, inspiring features from the Inspiration Gallery! Simple Fall Decor from My Fabuless Life DIY Autumn Sign from Curly Crafty Mom Fall Mantel Decor from I Don't Know How She Does It Cork & Feather Place Cards from Homework DIY Fabric Tape Pumpkin from Upcycled Treasures Vintage Fall Mantel from Sondra Lyn at Home Fall Mantel & Pumpkin Chalkboard … [Read More...]

Rustic fall dining room

Fall Home Tour – Dining Room

I'm back today with another great group of bloggers for even more fall home inspiration! Today is part two of my fall home tour.  Yesterday I shared my entryway and living room and today I'm on to the dining room! I kept the dining room fairly simple.  I left my freshly painted corner cabinet mostly the same, with a few fall touches.  I went super simple and inexpensive with my table, too. I don't like to spend a ton of money on … [Read More...]

The Inspiration Gallery Link Party

Inspiration Gallery Link Party 9/25

Hi guys!  I hope you're all having a great week!  It's been busy here this week, but I've had fun decorating the house for fall.  And tonight I made chili for dinner.  So, basically it's fall now!  Haha! If you're new to The Inspiration Gallery link party, here's how it works.  When you link up here, your projects will also appear on Craftberry Bush and Design, Dining, & Diapers.  3 for 1 isn't too bad, right?!  Plus, every Sunday we post … [Read More...]

Cozy fall decor with oranges and blues

Fall Home Tour Part 1 – Entryway & Living Room

I couldn't wait to decorate my house for fall.  It's my favorite season and it seriously can never get here fast enough.  So, when I was asked to participate in "An Autumn Welcome" fall home tour series with some of my favorite bloggers, I jumped at the chance! This year, I started decorating in the entryway.  I wasn't really planning on decorating the entryway this way, it kind of just progressed over time.  That really is my favorite way to … [Read More...]

Celebrate Fall

Celebrate Fall – Link Party Features

We've been seeing so many great fall projects and ideas linked up to the Inspiration Gallery lately!  It's so fun seeing them and even more fun being able to share our favorites with you every week! Decorating my living room for fall Coastal themed pumpkins DIY fall chalkboard sign Fall flower box  Fall house tour Fall mantel Eclectically fall house tour  Shabby coffee … [Read More...]

The Inspiration Gallery Link Party

Inspiration Gallery Link Party 9/18

I hope you're all having a great week!   If you're new to The Inspiration Gallery link party, here's how it works.  When you link up here, your projects will also appear on Craftberry Bush and Design, Dining, & Diapers.  3 for 1 isn't too bad, right?!  Plus, every Sunday we post our favorites from Thursday's party, so be sure to come back to see what inspired us! Here's what the ladies and I have been up to this week in blogland . . … [Read More...]

How to updated your plain door into a sliding paneled door

DIY Paneled Sliding Door

So, a couple weeks ago I showed you our basement sliding door.  It was pretty boring, I know, but I knew it would be a while for us to figure out what we wanted to do with it and I wanted to show you where we were at the time. And now I get to show you a little before and after, which makes me happy!  :) Okay, so here is how the door looks now!  I am so happy with the bright white!  It really looks clean and crisp! Here is what it looked … [Read More...]

Fall leaf embroidered pillow cover

Fall Leaf Embroidered Pillow

I started thinking about this embroidered pillow last week.  I was lying in bed, trying to rest while the kids napped, and the idea just popped into my head!  So, I got out of bed, headed downstairs to my computer, and started looking for the perfect leaf. I thought it would be a pretty simple project.  Maybe a few hours and I'd be done.  I could finish it that night and take pictures of it in the morning and I'd be good to go! Well, not so … [Read More...]

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