• Simple Rustic Fall Living Room Decor

      Happy First day of Fall!! It is officially the fall season and to celebrate the start of the season by making pumpkin shaped sugar cookies with the kids. They coated them in sprinkles, candy eyes and frosting. I am thinking that this may be the start of a new tradition for us. After cookie decorating we headed outside to enjoy the beautiful fall weather that we were having here in Minnesota. Those days often seem pretty rare as it tends to get cold here pretty quickly. After our time outside I came into the living room to do some reading before I needed to start dinner. I am currently…

  • Under the Sea Table Makeover

    The planning and designing for my daughters room is finally underway. The theme for her room is going to be a mermaid, under the sea theme. She loves mermaids and is so excited to get her room all put together. When Deco Art approached me about trying out their Metallics line of paint I knew it was going to be just what I needed to get started on her room! You can now find the Metallics line of Deco Art paint at your nearest Hobby Lobby! Yet another reason to shop at Hobby Lobby! After looking through the different shades of metallic paint I decided on Pearl. I had a hard…

  • How to Make Farmhouse Candlesticks

      Do you ever have an idea that just comes out of no where and you ask yourself, “How have I never thought of this before?!” That happened to me the other day when I was browsing though a thrift store. I was half paying attention to the items in front of me, half keeping one kid happy and occupied in the shopping cart, while partially making sure that they don’t break anything and half keeping an eye on the other kid, who was insisting we go back to the toy aisle. I know that’s to many halves, but that is how motherhood goes. You know what I am talking about. While…

  • DIY: Faux Birch Sticks

    Do you love the look of birch in holiday decorations? I sure do! Unfortunately there are no birch trees any where near my house that I could borrow from to add to my decorations. Buying birch logs at the the craft stores can get a bit pricey. So I was excited when I found this Embossed Birch Gift Wrap! I knew that I could make my own DIY faux birch sticks.   Here are the Supplies that you will need to make the Faux Birch sticks. Birch Embossed Gift Wrap sticks of varying sizes glue paint brush   Take your stick and place it on top of the inside of the wrapping paper.…

  • Easy Halloween Table Runner

      Today I am going to share with you how to make an EASY Halloween Table Runner.   This DIY project is so quick!   It just has one step!   I got these adorable spider web towels in the Halloween section of T.J. Maxx. They have more of a canvas feel then a towel feel. They are similar to a tea towel, but are a little thicker then the traditional tea towel. You are going to want to wash them first to reduce any chance of them shrinking on you later when you go to wash your table runner. If your house is anything like mine, it will get food thrown…

  • DIY Pumpkin Sign

    Hey Friends! I am sharing one of my first DIY home projects that I did when we are newly married. Ya know how it can be when you are first married and money is tight. In the small town of Little Falls, Minnesota each September they have this wonderful Craft Fair that literally fills the downtown streets with vendor booths and more people then you can count. It was like the kick off to the fall season there and was a highly anticipated event for us. Oddly I only have one picture from all the years of going. It is from the year that we made and sold homemade caramel corn…