best painted furniture makeovers

Best Painted Furniture Makeovers…

  A little TLC and paint are all that some pieces of furniture need to go from drab to the star of a home.  There’s nothing like finding a piece of furniture on the curb or at a thrift shop and then transforming it into something pretty and useful for your home. All Things Creative […]

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. This week had a very high point for me.  On Wednesday I had my first scans since starting treatment for my cancer.  I was so afraid of getting more bad news, but my scans showed […]

DIY Farmhouse Style Tray

DIY Farmhouse Style Tray…

A tray is not only decorative, but also useful.  On a coffee table, they can corral magazines and remotes.  On a table, they can be base of a centerpiece or seasonal vignette.  And of course, they are good for their intended purpose, to transport items from place to place.  For this month’s Power Tool Challenge […]

Spinach and Blue Cheese Burgers

Spinach and Blue Cheese Burgers…

Do you like spinach or blue cheese?  We like both and a favorite meal is Spinach Blue Cheese Burgers. The combination of spinach and blue cheese is so good that you forget that this burger is missing the meat.   Spinach is combined with onion, garlic, Italian bread crumbs, an egg, salt and pepper, 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. Can you believe that it is Easter weekend?  We are looking forward to spending time with my mom and Mr. SP’s dad.  I’ve dropped heavy hints that I want my mom to fry chicken for […]

No Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Squares - This recipe uses pretzel crumbs in the crust instead of the usual graham cracker crumbs. The combination of salty and sweet is irresistable! virginiasweetpea.com

No Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Squares…

Who is hoping that the Easter Bunny leaves some Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups or Eggs in their basket?  I have always loved that candy. For years I have made my grandmother’s recipe for Peanut Butter Bars that taste like a Reese’s Cup.  This recipe is a family favorite!   Recently I tried a variation that uses […]

Vintage Easter Decor

Vintage Monday–Easter Decor…

Welcome to Vintage Monday!  Today I’m sharing some of my Vintage Easter Décor. If you missed last week, I shared my dad’s 1942 copy of The Tale of Peter Rabbit.  You can see all of my Vintage Monday posts here. Can you believe that Easter is on Sunday?  Even though Easter is later in April […]

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. This is the 200th Best of the Weekend party!  I joined in as a hostess well after the party began and am so glad that I did.  I really enjoy looking through the projects each […]

Stitch Fix Review for April 2017

April 2017 Stitch Fix Review–Fix #46…

I’m back with another Stitch Fix review!  I was late posting my March review and my April review is following it just a few days later. This month I requested spring tops and like always, a dress.  (I love Stitch Fix dresses.)  My stylist remembered that I requested white pants in March and was able to […]

Vintage Copy of The Tale of Peter Rabbit from 1942

Vintage Monday–1942 “The Tale of Peter Rabbit”…

Welcome back to another week of Vintage Monday.  I love sharing my vintage items with you.  Today I’m sharing my dad’s 1942 The Tale of Peter Rabbit book. Recent Vintage Monday topics include several farmhouse finds and a unique laundry gadget.  (So glad those are no longer needed.)  You can read all of my Vintage Monday […]

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. Today was a rainy day here in Virginia but tomorrow the sun shines for Saturday.  I am looking forward to spending the day with my husband and dog.  I hope that you have some fun […]

Stitch Fix Review for March 2017 - virginiasweetpea.com

March 2017 Stitch Fix Review–Fix #45…

Yes, March is nearly over and I am just now sharing my Stitch Fix box with you. I intended to write my review when my items arrived at the beginning of the month, but the timing did not work out. I kept three out of the five items sent to me, and now that it […]

Kentuck Knob is a home in PA built for the Hagan family and designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Kentuck Knob…

A few weekends ago we had the pleasure of touring Fallingwater, a Frank Lloyd Wright designed home in the Laurel Highlands area of Pennsylvania.  After touring Fallingwater, we drove to another Frank Lloyd Wright house in the area, Kentuck Knob. Kentuck Knob was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the Hagan family who owned a […]

Vintage Clothes Agitator - This Hibbard clothes agitator was used for laundry before washing machines were readily available. virginiasweetpea.com

Vintage Monday–A Unique Farmhouse Laundry Gadget…

I’m back to share more vintage with you.  Last week I shared some vintage farmhouse items that my neighbor passed along to me and today I’m sharing another vintage item from the same neighbor’s collection, a laundry agitator. This laundry agitator is from Iowa, like many of the other items that were passed along to […]

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. […]