Goodwill Table Makeover

Goodwill Table Makeover…

In the past year I have really grown to enjoy giving furniture a makeover with paint.  I’m constantly on the lookout for pieces to paint even though I really have no place in my home for them.  (I think someone needs a shop!)  I  enjoy the process of transforming something from ho-hum to spectacular. Earlier […]

Collegiate Confetti Scarf Giveaway

Collegiate Confetti Scarf Giveaway…

School pride is a big thing around here and it probably is in your area as well. When my friend Sally’s daughter went off to college, she noticed that the majority of fan gear was casual:  ball caps, t-shirts, sweat shirts and sweat pants.  Wanting something more fashion forward, Sally put her art skills to […]

Easy St. Patrick's Day Pillow

Dollar Store Decor to St. Patrick’s Day Pillow…

  A snow break from school gave me time to complete a few projects including two St. Patrick’s Day pillows. To be honest, I don’t particularly like celebrating St. Patrick’s Day but I do like decorating for it. My decorating started this year by making two pillows embellished with a felt clovers found at the […]

Rocker Makeover with Paint by virginiasweetpea.com

Themed Furniture Day – Rocking Chair Makeover…

It’s time for another Themed Furniture Makeover Day and this month’s theme is chairs.  During an after Christmas shopping trip, my mom and I found a solid and in great condition rocking chair at Goodwill for just $14.95.  After sanding and a paint job, this rocker is ready for pleasant evenings spent rocking on my […]

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Chicken Corn Chowder…

It finally snowed in my area of Virginia.  Snow gets tiresome if it comes too often but it’s nice to have some at least once a year.  We love soup any time of the year and it’s particularly nice on a cold and snowy evening.  I first made Chicken Corn Chowder in December of 2002 […]

St. Patrick's Day Free Printable

St. Patrick’s Day Free Printable…

Did you have a nice Valentine’s Day weekend?  We did but it sure was so cold.  I’m off from school today because of the threat of snow and hoping that my area finally gets some of the white stuff. I don’t know about you, but I love printables.  I find myself pinning them frequently and […]

Plant Stand Makeover with Velvet Finishes Paint

A Crazy Plant Stand Gets a Makeover…

Many thanks to Velvet Finishes for providing the paint for this project.   Have you ever seen a crazy plant stand like this one?  I certainly hadn’t until my mom bought this one at her church’s annual sale.  Mama didn’t need it and passed it on to me for a makeover. This plant stand had […]

My Latest Vintage Finds

My Latest Vintage Finds…

Most of you know that I love antiques and anything vintage.  Last week my teacher assistant asked me if I would like some things from her aunt’s house.  The family has been working hard to clean out her home and they had all taken what they wanted.  I could hardly wait until school was over […]

DIY Wooden Crate Tutorial by virginiasweetpea.com

DIY Wooden Crates…

  Last week when I shared tips for pantry organization, I showed you the DIY wooden crates that Mr. SP and I made to hold Sherman’s medicines, new toys, and treats on a shelf in our pantry.  It’s so nice to now have Sherman’s things contained by these crates and not randomly shoved onto one […]

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Tips for Pantry Organization (+ Other Home Organization Ideas)…

Have you been working to get your home organized for 2015?  For me it is an ongoing process! My pantry is now as organized as it is going to be and I’d like to share a few tips that work for me for keeping things neat and easy to find.   My pantry wasn’t terribly […]

Sweet Gum Wreath for Winter

Sweet Gum Wreath for Winter…

I am delighted to be a part of A Celebration of Winter blog tour hosted by Barb of The Everyday Home.  Today I’m sharing a Sweet Gum Wreath for Winter that I made for our front door. Making a wreath from the seed pods of a sweet gum tree is a project that I’ve intended […]

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Pinterest Inspired Vintage Valentine Wreath…

It’s time for another Rock Your Knock Off Tour!  This time the projects shared are Pinterest inspired.   My wreath was inspired by one that I pinned from Plow and Hearth Catalog.  You can find the pin here and if you aren’t already a follower on Pinterest, I invite you to do so.  (I love […]

Low Calorie Hot Chocolate by virginiasweetpea.com

Low Calorie Hot Chocolate…

What is it about cold weather that makes me crave hot chocolate?  It’s so warm and chocolaty good yet can be so bad for the diet, particularly post Christmas where most all of us did our share of overindulging. I’ve tried low calorie hot chocolates from the grocery store but haven’t been all that thrilled […]

Winter Dry Skin Relief Giveaway by virginiasweetpea.com

Winter Dry Skin Relief Giveaway! 3 Winners!…

Has it been cold enough for you?  I don’t know about you, but this gal is ready for warm weather. The combination of cold air outside and dry air inside makes for dry winter skin.  This time of year I can’t seem to use enough lotion. O’Keefe’s contacted me offering to give a prize pack […]

Easy Salsa Chili by virginiasweetpea.com

Easy Salsa Chili – Great for a Weeknight Meal…

  Whew!  It’s the first week back to work in 2015 and I’m already exhausted.  Two weeks off spoiled me and made me forget how tiring it is to get up early and to be on my feet all day working with young people.   When I finally get home in the evening I not […]