Valentine's Day Pillows with Dollar Store Hearts

Dollar Store Inspired Valentine’s Day Pillows…

Decorating for the season and for holidays is one of my favorite past times.  Not only do I enjoy decorating my home, I also like to decorate my porch.  Felt hearts purchased from the dollar store inspired me to make two Valentine’s Day Pillows to use on my enclosed porch. Usually I use drop cloths […]

Best of the Weekend Link Party

Best of the Weekend…

Welcome to Best of the Weekend! This is the first full week of school that we’ve had since the beginning of January and let me tell you that I’m more than ready for the weekend! Amy, Ginnie, Jenna, Cindy,and I enjoy hosting the Best of the Weekend Party each Friday night at 8pm.   If […]

Upcycled Flatware Box - Painted and lined with a Virginia map

Flatware Box Makeover…

  A few months ago I stumbled across a flatware box at Goodwill and couldn’t resist buying it for just $2.  I had admired flatware boxes that my friends Christy from Confessions of a Serial-Do-It-Yourselfer and Nancy from Artsy Chicks Rules had made over and I was eager to see what I could do with […]

Stitch Fix Review for February 2016

February 2016 Stitch Fix Review (Fix #32)…

My latest Stitch Fix arrived just after the big snow that we recently received.  It was due to arrive on Tuesday and to my surprise, arrived a day early.  When I find a Stitch Fix box at my door, it doesn’t matter what I am doing, I have to stop to open the box and […]

Best of the Weekend Link Party

Best of the Weekend…

Welcome to Best of the Weekend!  We are glad that you are starting your weekend off with us. Amy, Ginnie, Jenna, Cindy,and I enjoy hosting the Best of the Weekend Party each Friday night at 8pm.   If you don’t already follow us in some way, we’d love for you to do so. Amy, Ms. […]

Make beef stew the easy way, in your crock-pot or slow cooker!

Crock-Pot Beef Stew…

In the winter I love to use my crock-pot for evening meals.  I’ve made crock-pot beef stew weekly since the first of the year.  We love this and it’s not at all difficult to make.   I’m lucky to have a source for local farm-raised beef.  My friend at school farms and I buy a […]

Cedar Chest Makeover - A handmade cedar chest gets a makeover without the use of paint.

Cedar Chest Makeover…

  Last week I shared with you an update on our Smith Mountain Lake house and promised to give you details on the cedar chest that we are using as a coffee table in our living room.  Our friends weren’t using this handmade piece and generously gave it to us.  Giving this cedar chest a […]

Best of the Weekend Link Party

Best of the Weekend…

Hello everyone and Happy Friday!  This has been a great week for me because we only had school two days and both of those days we went in two hours late.  I’ve enjoyed the snow today and it’s still coming down here.  We’re wondering just how much of the white stuff that we’ll get. Let’s […]

Coffee Table Makeover - A Goodwill coffee table gets a new look with paint.

Coffee Table Makeover – Themed Furniture Makeover Day…

Today is the first Themed Furniture Makeover Day for 2016.  If you are new here, each month my friends challenge each other to make over a piece of furniture using a theme.  This month the theme is “Shades of White.”  My coffee table makeover didn’t follow my original plan but I love the end result. […]

Smith Mountain Lake House in Winter

Smith Mountain Lake House Update…

It’s been over two months since I gave you an update on our Smith Mountain Lake house.  The house was completed at the end of November and we finally spent the night there this past weekend.  We got a fun surprise when we woke up on Sunday:  snow!   We have had a lot of […]

Best of the Weekend Link Party

Best of the Weekend…

Happy Friday!  I know I’m glad that it’s the weekend and I’m especially glad because it’s a three day weekend for me since Monday is a holiday. Let’s get this week’s Best of the Weekend party started!   Amy, Ginnie, Jenna, Cindy,and I enjoy hosting the Best of the Weekend Party each Friday night at 8pm. If you don’t […]

Rustic Key Organizer Made from a Russian Ammunition Crate

DIY Wood Crate Key Organizer…

There’s something about January that makes us want to get our homes organized and in order.  I don’t know about your house but at mine we have a lot of keys.  For this month’s Power Tool Challenge, our keys got organized thanks to our DIY Wood Crate Key Organizer. I love seeing what my Power […]

DIY Rope Art - Use rope to form a word. Unique art that's a great gift. Get the full tutorial at virginiasweetpeacom.

DIY Rope Word Art…

My niece recently had a birthday and I wanted to make something special for her.  She’s a dancer, so I thought she might like something she can hang in her room that expresses what she likes to do most in the world:  dance. The DIY Rope Art I made for her can be customized for […]

Best of the Weekend Link Party

Best of the Weekend…

Can you believe that it is already the first Friday in January?  I hope your first full week of 2016 was a good one. Now that everyone is back into the swing of things, we are ready to host our first Best of the Weekend party for 2016. Be sure to visit each hostess as […]

Learn how to make a DIY wine rack that displays both wine bottles and glasses.

DIY Wine Rack – Display Your Favorite Wines…

A former student who is now a friend asked us to make a wine rack for her sister as a Christmas gift.  After seeing the inspiration picture, Mr. SP designed his own version and we built two wine racks in a few hours. Why did we build two?  We figured if we were going to […]