Style Files: 20 Ways to Rock a Maxi


If you stopped by my house unexpectedly one day, you would probably find me in my comfy clothes and my hair in a messy bun.  I’d either be wearing yoga pants and a t-shirt or my painting clothes.  You wouldn’t guess that I used to work at Nordstrom or that I used to wear stylish [...]

Aubusson Blue Demilune Table


My husband says I paint everything white.  Well not everything, but I do tend to stick with neutrals most of the time.  And if you read my March in Review post, I promised to use more color this month.  Are you happy now, honey?   I bought this gorgeous Aubusson Blue paint from my local Annie [...]

Treasure Hunting


This weekend there was a huge indoor yard sale at our county fairgrounds.  Twice each year 100+ people rent spaces and bring in their lovely, weird, wacky, and wonderful items to sell to treasure hunters (or junk hoarders) like me.  I thought it would be fun to show you some of the things I saw [...]

Superhero Birthday Party


April is almost like Christmas around here.  Our boys’ birthdays are only a week apart, so there’s lots of celebrating going on practically all month by the time you factor in the official party (with out-of-town family coming to visit), dinner and a mini party on their actual birthdays, and other fun events (we usually [...]

$500 April Showers Cash Giveaway


Hi friends, I have a big giveaway starting today!  How does $500 cash sound? I could do such many things with $500 right now.  Buy my airline ticket to the Haven conference, spruce up my home and my wardrobe for spring, replenish our savings account after all the presents we’ve bought for the boys’ birthdays [...]

Decoupaged Bottles for Spring {Plus a Coupon and a Giveaway}


This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and All You Magazine, but all my opinions are my own.  #pmedia #lifeforless Hi there, how was your weekend?  My Saturday was a bit crazy since we had our boys’ birthday party (I’ll share some pictures later this week), [...]

Advice and Steps for Doing a Chair Makeover


Hi friends, today I have some tips and general advice for doing a chair makeover all on your own.  The typical chair makeover can be done in less than a day and without a lot of headache.  Read the guidelines below and you’ll have pretty much all the information you need to redo a chair, bench, [...]

March in Review


Holy cow, I can’t believe it’s April already – it’s going to be a fun and busy month!  I kind of slowed things down just a little around here in March, did you notice?  But with spring here I have lots of ideas – and hopefully the time to get them all done! Here’s what [...]

Spring Inspiration from Celebrating Everyday Life Magazine


If you’ve been longing for evidence that winter’s over but you’re still seeing the occasional snowflake fall outside (like we are in Indiana), then you could probably use some spring inspiration. Thankfully spring is already in full bloom inside the newest issue of Celebrating Everyday Life with Jennifer Carroll, and I had the pleasure of [...]

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