A New Leaf: Mason Jars

The Monday after Easter and I was already taking the decorations down. Looking for a fun quick project to fill the void, I decided to pull some old Mason Jars out of the closet and see how I could jazz them up. To make these vintage gold “mercury glass” inspired mason jars you will need […]

Wholly Pants!

Ah, Spring is in the air. The weather is warming up and in Chicago, the parking lot glaciers are but a thing of the past. As the great outdoors gets is annual facelift. I am busy cleaning, donating and organizing the indoors. Now, I don’t know about you but I have a 5 year old […]

The Hutch Unveiling

I found this beautiful hutch and knew instantly it had to be mine. It was apparent it needed some love but I didn’t realize exactly how much love until I got it home and started to pull it apart. The back leg was damaged at one point and someone decided to repair it by drilling […]

Spring Has Sprung in this House

We have made it half way through March and as far as I am concerned it’s Spring. I am so tired of snow and cold that 40 degrees makes me want to question pulling the sandals out and flinging the windows open. Check out my cute tribute to Spring. Normally I don’t make a huge […]

Succulent Wreath

Spring is in the air and if you live in the Midwest you know how excited I am. Seeing the temperature reach 50 degrees makes me want to dig out the flip flops that have been buried in the back of my closet and splash in the puddles from the melting glaciers. Who am I […]

Paint the World in Chalk

I was feeling so inspired after yesterday’s Chalk Obsession post that I felt the need to finally take a crack at this globe I have been sitting on for over 3 years. We have two actually in our home. One of the globes belongs to my husband, who continually reminds me that the Soviet Union […]

Chalk Obsession

I have many obsessions in my life. It comes with the territory being an artist and crafter. Chalkboard signs happen to be one of those obsessions. Over the years I have attempted to hone in my skills in typography and chalk technique. I have used basic children’s chalk to expensive chalk board sign markers. I […]

Refinished Half Round Barn Table

How many of you remember this table from my visit to the barn in Sheboygan, WI? This is the table I feel deeply in love with. Now with the Valentines day ciaos over, I was finally able to sit down and clean this baby up. I won’t lie…this was a HUGE project. The table was […]

14 Days of Valentines: Day 14 Shake, Mix and Drink

Well, we made it! 14 days have passed and it is officially Valentine’s Day. Seems like a fun idea to have my last post be a romantically themed drink menu. Sometimes that special drink can make a simple event seem that much more special. Mimosa’s can take a bagel from boring to exciting. Add some […]

14 Days of Valentines: Day 13 Love Letter

Nothing says “love” like taking the time to write an old fashion letter. But after all that effort are you going to stick it in some ordinary security envelope? Here’s a great idea you can do to dress up any letter, whether it’s a love note or even a gift card. I hand wrote the […]

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