Worn flower pots get a makeover with paint. virginiasweetpea.com

How to Makeover Flower Pots with Paint…

Earlier this spring I pulled out the pots that I use on my deck for herbs and noticed that they were looking really worn.  These pots are inexpensive ones that I purchased at Dollar General years and years ago.  For $7 pots who have stayed out in the elements for at least eight years, they […]

Two Balsam Hill Tuscan Urn Planters are going to look great filled with flowers on my deck.

Tuscan Urn Sneak Peak…

Next week I’m joining 23 blogging friends for a Welcome Home Summer Tour featuring beautiful products from Balsam Hill. Today I’m giving you a sneak peak of the Tuscan Urn Planter Pots that I’ll be filling with flowers for decor on our deck.  It was so exciting to come home from school one afternoon to […]

May 2015 Stitch Fix Review by virginiasweetpea.com

May 2015 Stitch Fix Review (Fix #24!)…

Sometimes I wonder if Stitch Fix keeps a record of how many “fixes” each customer has received.  I have a feeling that I am one of their top loyal customers as I just received my 24th shipment. I love getting an email letting me know that a “fix” is on the way.  I wasn’t expecting […]

End Table Makeover with Velvet Finishes Paint...The end result does feel as smooth as velvet. Love this color. virginiasweetpea.com

End Table Makeover (Themed Furniture Day)…

  Another month has passed and it’s time for another round of “Themed Furniture Makeovers”.  Each month a group of friends challenge each other to makeover a piece of furniture with a theme.  This month’s theme is small tables. In February my teacher assistant kindly gave me some of her aunt’s vintage things that other […]

Win $200 Cash + A Runner's Kit

Giveaway! Win $200 Cash + A Runner’s Kit…

It’s giveaway time!  In case you missed it, a few weeks ago I joined 11 ladies for the American Odyssey Relay, over two days we ran 200 miles from Gettysburg to Washington, DC.  Being a part of team Bloggin’ & Joggin’ was an experience that I’ll never forget and ranks as one of my favorite […]

Pitch Perfect2 #pitchperfect2

Are You Ready for Pitch Perfect 2?…

I enjoy watching movies at home but rarely go to see one in the theater.  Pitch Perfect 2 is coming out May 15 and I want to see it on the big screen.  In fact, just Friday night, my friend Elsie and I discussed going to see it.  You can click on the picture to […]

Sherman Skulina at Smith Mountain Lake

Smooth Skin with St. Ives® for Spring…

This past weekend it felt like summer even though it was only the second weekend of May.  After a long week of teaching and tennis, I was more than ready for a day of relaxing at the lake.  (I’m playing on two USTA teams and had four matches this week, two of which started at […]

Antique Fish Platter Collection

Antique Fish Platter Collection…

I started collecting things at a young age with Trixie Belden books and coins.  I now collect all sorts of things including vintage canisters that I use in my pantry; vintage pots that I use for decor or organizing; antique post cards that I display seasonally; antique Thanksgiving platters with a turkey motif; Swarovski snowflake […]

American Odyssey Relay 2015

American Odyssey Relay :: 12 Bloggers Run 200 Miles!…

This past weekend I joined eleven other bloggers for the American Odyssey Relay, a race that starts in Gettysburg, PA and ends 200 miles later in Washington, DC.  Our team of twelve was divided divided into two groups of six to complete the race.  Van one completed the first six legs and then van two […]

Rocksbox for May 2015

Rocksbox Jewelry #3 (Try It Before You Buy It!)…

In March I first tried Rocksbox, a jewelry subscription service similar to Stitch Fix.  A Rocksbox stylist sends three pieces of jewelry based on a style profile and wish list that you complete when you sign up.   After the jewelry arrives, you wear it as often as you’d like for a month.  At the end […]

April 2015 Stitch Fix Review - My 23rd "Fix"!

Stitch Fix for April 2015 – My 23rd Fix!…

It’s been a year since I’ve shared the contents of my monthly clothing shipment from Stitch Fix.  For those of you who haven’t heard of it, Stitch Fix is a service where a stylist picks out five items of clothing and/or jewelry or handbags that match your style profile.  The styling fee is $20 which […]

Pottery Barn Inspired Media Console Makeover

Pottery Barn Inspired Media Console Makeover…

It’s time for another Themed Furniture Makeover and this month’s theme is Pottery Barn knockoff. I’ll have to admit that this theme was a tough one for me.  I spent a lot of time on Pottery Barn’s website waiting for inspiration to strike and then I saw this:  the Bowry Reclaimed Wood Media Console.   And […]

Easy Stenciled Pillow Cover

Easy Stenciled Pillow Cover…

  I am happy to join a group of blogging friends to share spring projects.  You’ll find links to five more spring projects to enjoy at the bottom of this post. Last week was spring break and I enjoyed having time to decorate both inside my home and on my porch.  A fairly new addition […]

Late 1960's End Table with Slate Top

Family Room Update with Late 1960’s Furniture…

Thanks to my mom, our family room now has three new-to-us pieces:  two late 1960’s end tables and a coffee table. My mom and dad were married in 1968 and purchased matching furniture for their living room which included a sofa, two end tables, a coffee table, a side chair, and an easy chair.  When […]

Mid Century Chair Makeover

Mid-Century Chair Makeover…

  Last summer I shared some of my vintage furniture finds, one of which was a mid-century chair that I purchased in downtown Lynchburg from Estates Revisited. I loved this chair’s design but the upholstery….not so much. I’m never one to make a decision quickly and it took me nearly a year and a half […]