I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Plaid Crafts, Michaels and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.   DIY Decorative Wood Tray :: Wall Art for Spring with Hope Quote   I love birds!  This time of year, backyard feeders are busy with countless songbirds feasting. Just like me... I'm sure our feathered friends cannot wait for spring!  But, until spring comes, we can have fun creating beauty for our living spaces with Spring Wood Surfaces from Michaels.   Recently I was blessed to be selected to participate in the Plaid: Michaels Spring Wood Run Challenge. … [Read more...]

Today I'm partnering with Dollar Tree to share their special Anniversary Bonus Buys with you. I love celebrations.  Especially when they help me get more for my money.   My pocket book is going to LOVE Dollar Tree's Anniversary Celebration.  Many name brand favorites will still be $1...but they'll be available for a limited time in larger sizes...up to 58% more FREE for each item.  Ca Ching!     I've been wanting to create a fall table arrangement using a glass vase.  So when I learned that Bonus-Sized Glass Vases would be a part of Dollar Tree's Anniversary Celebration, I started to do … [Read more...]

When I was growing up I spent a lot of time looking in the mirror.  You too?  Each time I glanced at my reflection I hoped that my appearance would improve.  Maybe it was because we had some pretty big mirrors in our house, or maybe it was because as a tween, my parents sent me to charm school at the local department store, but between there and home, I got the message that my physical appearance as well as the way I carried myself were important. At charm school, we learned how to sit and stand and even model pretty outfits for the store's style show.  We learned about fashion, the best name brands, how to … [Read more...]

This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Blueprint Social and the wonderful people at Plaid Crafts who sent me FolkArt® Home Decor™ Chalk to use for this furniture makeover and provided compensation. The tutorial and opinions are all mine.     Remember when it was below freezing and the snow was driving sideways and the drifts were rising an inch and hour?   Way back then, my friend Alice asked me if I would be willing to help her paint her antique washstand.  We live in the same area and there was no way I wanted to drive a half an hour in the crazy winter weather we were having … [Read more...]