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Happy Memorial Day!  I hope you have had a great weekend celebrating and that you enjoy Memorial Day Monday.  While we enjoy the company of friends and family today, let’s all remember the true reason that we celebrate, to remember  those who have died in service of the United States of America. My Old Glory […]

Best of the Weekend

Best of the Weekend…

  Happy Friday!  Here’s to the unofficial start to summer and to a three day weekend.  I’m glad that you are here and that you are starting your weekend with our Best of the Weekend party. Amy, Ginnie, Jenna, Cindy,and I enjoy hosting the Best of the Weekend Party each Friday night at 8pm. If […]

A drop leaf table gets a makeover with paint.

Drop Leaf Table Makeover…

It’s Themed Furniture Makeover Day!  This month our theme is red, white, or blue.  Isn’t that perfect since it’s almost Memorial Day weekend?  I purchased a drop leaf table at an estate sale a few months ago and gave it a makeover in white. This table was owned by our former neighbor, a Hellcat pilot […]

Best of the Weekend

Best of the Weekend…

Welcome to Best of the Weekend!  We are glad that you are here and so much enjoy seeing everyone’s projects each week. I’m a happy camper because school is nearly over for the year.  My students have just seven more days left and I have nine.  Happy dance!  The great thing about being a teacher (other […]

Yankee Doodle Patriotic Party

Yankee Doodle Party! Get Inspired by Red, White and Blue…

  Happy Friday!  In honor of all the patriotic holidays coming up and the fact that this is an Olympic year, I’ve joined with a few of my Best of the Weekend buddies to bring you a special party to share your patriotic posts.  Our Yankee Doodle Party starts today and continues through July 4. […]

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DIY 2×4 Bench…

It’s once again time for the Power Tool Challenge Team to share project made with power tools.  Last month our theme was “Repurposed / Upcycled” and I shared a tennis racket table.  This month the theme is “Patios and Porches” and for it I’m sharing how to make a DIY 2×4 bench.   Mr. SP […]

Patriotic Vases - Red, White and Blue

Patriotic Flower Vases – Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge…

Last month a group of bloggers joined together for a monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge. Last month I shared how I gave a wooden knitting basket a makeover.  This month I’m sharing Patriotic Flower Vases made with three florist vases. Each month we will create a new home decor piece from an item found […]

Smith Mountain Lake House Guest Room with Americana Decor

Guest Room Decor at Smith Mountain Lake…

Earlier this week I shared the window wall art that I made for a guest room at our Smith Mountain Lake home.  Today I’m sharing the rest of that bedroom’s decor. This guest room will primarily be used by my father-in-law, a retired engineer and veteran.  The room’s theme is Americana and I’ve tried to […]

A vintage window is used as a frame for magazine covers

Window Wall Decor with Vintage Magazine Covers…

I think it is safe to say that just about everyone is currently loving farmhouse style.  Farmhouse style might make you think of the style made popular by Chip and JoAnna by way of their show, Fixer Upper, or you might be like me and when you think of farmhouse style think of your grandmother’s […]

Best of the Weekend Feature

Best of the Weekend – We Have a New Look!…

Happy Friday, everyone!  After a long week of testing at school, I am more than happy that it is the weekend.  I’ll be busy working on a few projects to share with you next week and also attending a graduation party for my cousin. Best of the Weekend has a new look.  What do you […]

Best of the Weekend Link Party

Best of the Weekend – May 6…

It’s Friday night which means it’s time for the Best of the Weekend party.  I’m busy with a May Market sale this weekend at the shop where I have a booth.  If you are local, come on out to The White Brick House to join us.   Amy, Ginnie, Jenna, Cindy,and I enjoy hosting the […]

A vintage wooden shelf gets a makeover

Three Tiered Shelf Makeover…

A few months ago we purchased some vintage things from the estate sale of a former neighbor.  One item that I purchased with the intent of putting in my shop was a three tiered wooden shelf.  Now that I’ve given this shelf a makeover, I’ve decided that instead of selling it, I will keep it […]

May 2016 Stitch Fix Review

May 2016 Stitch Fix Review (Fix #35)…

How quickly a month goes by!  It seems like I just shared my April Stitch Fix box and now it’s time to share what I received for May. This month I requested a dress, casual tops for summer, and a skirt with a shirt to match.  My stylist, Brittany H., does a great job of […]

Best of the Weekend Link Party

Best of the Weekend…

It’s Friday night which means it’s time for the Best of the Weekend party.  Have you had a good week?  It’s been a long one for me as my allergies have been killing me.  It’s been all that I could do to make it through each school day.  I’m hoping that the pollen will soon […]

Make a table base using six vintage tennis rackets.

How to Make a Vintage Tennis Racket Table…

The Power Tool Challenge Team is back to share projects made with power tools.  Our goal is to encourage ladies to get in the workshop and to use power tools.  This month our theme is repurposed and I am excited to share how I used vintage tennis rackets to make a table base.   I […]