10 Upcycle DIY Ideas

10 Upcycle DIY Ideas…

Why throw something out when you can think of a way to repurpose it to make something useful for your home? This month the All Things Creative Team is bringing you 10 Upcycle DIY Ideas.  From a bedside table turned planter, to a child’s play tent whose top is made from men’s ties, we’ve got […]

Best of the Weekend Party

Best of the Weekend…

Welcome to Best of the Weekend!  We are glad that you are here and are starting your weekend with us. Amy, Ginnie, 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. […]

DIY Outdoor Project Ideas

DIY Ideas for Your Outdoor Spaces…

It’s summer, the time that we all enjoy being outdoors.  This month the Power Tool Challenge Team collaborated to bring you DIY Ideas for your Outdoor Spaces. From potting tables, to window boxes, to planters, we’ve got ideas for things that you can make for your outdoor spaces.   Click on the links below to […]

Sunset at Smith Mountain Lake

A Summer Weekend at the Lake with Sherman…

We have really enjoyed spending time at the lake this summer. I don’t want to forget these wonderful summer days, so I thought I’d share a few pictures from a recent lake visit. Sherman loves to ride on the boat and his favorite spot is beside Mr. SP.  He loves to feel the cool breeze […]

How to Remove Rust from Tools

How to Easily Remove Rust From Tools…

Have you ever accidentally left a tool out in the elements to rust?  I knew I had a pair of red handled clippers but had not seen them for a long while.  A few weeks ago, while digging out compost to apply to my vegetable garden, my clippers appeared in the compost. Hurray for finding […]

Best of the Weekend Party

Best of the Weekend…

Welcome to Best of the Weekend!  We are glad that you are here and are starting your weekend with us. Amy, Ginnie, 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. […]

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Easy to Make Frozen Dog Treats (Copycat Frosty Paws)…

If your dog is anything like our Sherman, then he or she loves treats.  Sherman enjoys a Frosty Paw almost every evening.  (Yes, he is spoiled rotten!  And we love spoiling him!) I don’t mind buying Frosty Paws for Sherman, the problem is that our local Kroger, where I almost always purchase my groceries, has […]

DIY 2×4 Porch Swing…

Can a porch swing be made with just eight 2×4 pieces of lumber?  It sure can! DIY 2×4 Porch Swing I’ve been wanting a porch swing for our new patio at the lake.  Instead of buying a swing, Mr. SP and I challenged ourselves to build a swing using these plans from Jay’s Custom Creations. […]

Best of the Weekend Party

Best of the Weekend…

Welcome to Best of the Weekend!  We are glad that you are here and are starting your weekend with us. Amy, Ginnie, 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. […]

Vintage Patriotic Decor

Vintage Monday – Patriotic Decor…

Happy 4th of July week!  I hope you are off and doing something fun with your family. For this week’s Vintage Monday, I’m sharing Vintage Patriotic Décor.  My last Vintage Monday post was about Vintage Oyster Tins. If you missed it, you can see it here. 48 Star Flag I love Americana décor and decorated […]

Best of the Weekend Party

Best of the Weekend…

Welcome to Best of the Weekend!  We are glad that you are here and are starting your weekend with us. How in the world is this the last day of June?  I am looking forward to July and all of the summer time activities that it brings, especially since that means lots of time at […]

Crock-Pot Chili with Chicken and Hominy is an easy to prepare and tasty meal. Get the printable recipe at virginiasweetpea.com

Crock-Pot Chili with Chicken and Hominy…

Who doesn’t love a crock-pot meal?  It’s so nice to set up the crock-pot in the morning, forget about it, and then enjoy a great dinner in the evening. I’m always looking for a new recipe to try and we really enjoyed Crock-Pot Chili with Chicken and Hominy.   A jalapeno, chili powder, and a […]

10 Mason Jar Ideas

10 Amazing Mason Jar Ideas…

Mason Jars have been hot for decorating and crafting for a few years now.  Even though Mason Jars have been an “in thing” for a number of years, I still like them, and I enjoy getting ideas for different ways to use them. I am lucky to have a collection of mostly blue Mason and […]

Best of the Weekend Party

Best of the Weekend…

Welcome to Best of the Weekend!  We are glad that you are here and are starting your weekend with us. Amy, Ginnie, 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. […]

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A Visit to Maymont in Richmond, Virginia…

Greetings, friends!  Before I share my recent visit to Maymont in Richmond, Virginia, I want to share a bit of good news.  Last Wednesday I had my second set of scans since my January cancer diagnosis and I am happy to report that my tumors are much smaller than they were in January.  My doctor […]