Stitch Fix for September 2016 - Sneak Peak Video

Stitch Fix #39 – Sneak Peek…

My September Stitch Fix box came earlier than I anticipated. After I received my Fix each month, I check out online and then send what I don’t want back to Stitch Fix.  After my check out is complete, I usually change my next shipment date to the end of the next month.  When I checked […]

Best of the Weekend

Best of the Weekend…

It’s the weekend and I’m more than ready for it.  This was the first week back to school for my students and this teacher is tired!  It was a great week for me and I hope that my sweet 6th graders feel the same way.  I’m glad that you are here for our weekly Best […]

glue gun holder

How to Make a DIY Glue Gun Holder…

If you do any crafting at all, a glue gun is most likely a tool that you own.  Glue guns come with a built-in metal stand that I’ve found doesn’t work well; It’s annoying to be in the middle of a craft project using a glue gun that won’t stay upright.  A few years ago […]

Make an easy burlap and lace table runner embellished with a sweet ruffle. This project can be made in under 30 minutes! virginiasweetpea.com

Easy Burlap and Lace Table Runner…

Can you believe that summer is winding down?  Say it isn’t so!  I’m back at school and even though it is still summer, I feel like it is over now that I’m back at work.  August can be a decor challenge since it’s too early for fall but many are tired of summer.  Over the […]

Best of the Weekend

Best of the Weekend…

Welcome to Best of the Weekend.   It’s back-to-school time here in Virginia and I was a busy bee all week getting ready for a new school year.  I met my students last night and look forward to spending the year with them.  Before the craziness officially starts, I’m going to relish every second of this […]

BLT Salad with a Twist - Shredded baby spinach repaces the lettuce giving this salad a unique taste.  virginiasweetpea.com

Delicious BLT Salad with a Twist…

In the summer we love to grill, especially when we are at the lake.  A pasta salad is a frequent accompaniment to whatever we happen to be grilling.  For a recent lake weekend, I tried BLT Salad from Melissa’s Southern Cookbook (affiliate) but changed the recipe by substituting shredded baby spinach for lettuce.  BLT Salad […]

Vintage Monday - Sharing Unique Vintage Things

Ahalt Whiskey Bottle…

  I’m back with another Vintage Monday, this time sharing my newly acquired Ahalt whiskey bottle.  My maiden name is Ahalt, not so common in Virginia, but quite common in Maryland. My paternal grandfather, Paul Edwin Ahalt, left the family farm in Middletown, MD,  to attend Roanoke College and stayed in Virginia.  My father, Paul […]

Best of the Weekend

Best of the Weekend…

It’s Friday!  Normally I am happy when Friday rolls around but this time I’m a bit sad because it’s the last weekend of summer vacation for me.  Teachers in my county go back to work on Monday and the kids start the following Monday.  I’m going to be non-stop busy and I’m going to miss […]

farmhouse style coffee table makeover

Farmhouse Style Coffee Table Makeover…

I love killing two birds with one stone and a favorite thing to do on Saturday mornings is to combine a run with shopping at yard sales.  I don’t run with money, if I see something I want, I ask the homeowner if they will save the item or items for me and I’ve never […]

Stitch Fix Review for August 2016 #stitchfix

August 2016 Stitch Fix Review (Fix #38)…

  It’s Stitch Fix time!  It seems like I was just sharing my July 2016 Fix with you and now it’s August and I’m sharing another fix, this time #38!  I did something new for this fix and shared an unboxing video, so if you caught that, you know what I received.  Now it’s time […]

Best of the Weekend

Best of the Weekend…

Hello and Happy Friday!  Welcome to Best of the Weekend!  Can you believe that this is the last Friday in July?  It’s been a great week for me as I’ve entertained out of town guests this week at the lake.  In fact, I just got home after being at the lake for a week, my […]

Get a sneak peek at my August 2016 Stitch Fix box.

Stitch Fix #38 – Sneak Peek…

I truly can’t believe that July is almost over.  Sob!  My Stitch Fix box came at the end of last week and I thought I’d try something new, sharing the items I received with a Stitch Fix sneak peek video.   I used to share exercise videos on my blog (click here to find them […]

15 bloggers make over thrift store items sent to them by other bloggers.

Thrift Store Throwdown – The Results…

Two weeks ago I shared what I received from Courtney at All Things New Again for a Thrift Store Throwdown Challenge.  15 bloggers were assigned the task of shopping for another blogger at a local thrift shop for items that could be repurposed.  Today we are sharing the results.   When I pulled this purse […]

Best of the Weekend

Best of the Weekend…

Welcome to Best of the Weekend!  The weeks are flying by all too quickly this summer and I’m enjoying each and every day of my summer break.  I’m not going to depress myself by thinking about how few weeks are left.  It’s been such a good summer and I’ve been able to catch up on […]

A former sewing cabinet is now an outdoor bar and serving area.

Sewing Cabinet to Outdoor Bar…

It’s time for another round of Themed Furniture Makeovers with my DIY Furniture Gals.  Each month we challenge each other to make over a piece of furniture with a theme.  This month the theme is outdoors.  My mom’s friend picked up this sewing cabinet from the curb knowing that I would enjoy making it over.  […]