Secret Garden Ladies’ Luncheon and Craft

Secret Garden Ladies’ Luncheon and Craft

Planning and preparing for this secret garden ladies’ luncheon and craft was a complete joy. Half-way through setting up the luncheon space I received an email from Cottages and Bungalows Magazine promoting a tablescape design contest. I considered the tablescape I already had planned and decided it would be worth submitting it to the magazine contest. I’m still blown away that I was selected as one of the ten finalists. Even though I wasn’t even…

Simple Birthday Decorations on a Budget

Simple Birthday Decorations on a Budget

Our first-born daughter, Sawyer, is the sweetest 16-year-old you could ask for. Don’t get me wrong, she has her moments and has a little sass in her too, but she blesses our family beyond measure. She never asks for much and didn’t want anything special this year, so her 16th birthday was a little tricky. It made me think about why the 16th birthday is such a special year, and to be honest I couldn’t…

Simple Decorating Ideas for the 4th of July

Simple Decorating Ideas for the 4th of July

Do you decorate your home for the 4th of July? I usually don’t, but I did this year and really enjoy the reminder of our country’s freedom – all around the house. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money or get too crazy, but the thing about using a few simple pieces and finding things around your home is that it can make a big impact. Several years ago, I purchased a huge…

DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Vase

DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Vase

There are several ways to upcycle empty food jars, but I hope you will love this new way that is inspired by Pottery Barn earthenware. Anytime I can get the Pottery Barn inspired look with furniture or decor, for less, I’m happy! This technique is so easy, it’s paintable, and requires no prep to the glass jars. Just wash your jars but no need to remove labels. There is something so unique and pretty about…

Boho Farmhouse Bathroom Wall Treatment

Boho Farmhouse Bathroom Wall Treatment

Our girls share a bathroom. Fortunately, they are eight years apart and have done well sharing the small space. Our sophomore in high school doesn’t spend a bunch of time primping, and our seven-year-old prefers my shower over her bath. When we built the home, our teenager selected the shower and floor tile. We all loved the way it turned out and it was a nice neutral modern farmhouse style which has made it easy…