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.  […]

Nightstand Makeover with Velvet Finishes Paint

Nightstand Makeover…

I have the best husband ever.  Would your husband go thrifting with you on a beach vacation and then be willing to make room for furniture in an already crowded vehicle?  Sometimes I wonder how my man puts up with me.  🙂  We found this nightstand at an OBX thrift shop and boy-oh-boy did it […]

Best of the Weekend

Best of the Weekend…

Hello and welcome to Best of the Weekend. What are you doing this weekend?  I’m a part of an antique and vintage pop-up sale on Saturday and I’m hoping to empty out my basement of all of those projects that I’ve been hard at work on.  If you are local, come on out to Millstone […]

This is a great idea for displaying post cards.

Antique Post Card Display…

I love using the antique post cards that I mostly inherited as a part of my decor.  Over the years Mr. SP and I have collected many post cards from Lynchburg and Central Virginia but we’ve never displayed them so that they could be enjoyed.  I’m joining my Farmhouse Friends group to share my antique […]

How to make an easy bird feeder. Get the step by step instructions. virginiasweetpea.com

Easy Bird Feeder…

Has a month already passed by since the Power Tool Challenge Team shared our outdoor themed projects?  It must be being off from school that makes the time pass by so quickly for me in the summer.  Our theme for July is “Anything Goes”, and I can’t wait to see what my friends share.  I […]

Thrift Store Challenge - 15 bloggers spend $15 at the thrift store, send items to each other with the challenge to repurpose them.

Thrift Store Challenge…

I’ve joined in on a fun thrift store challenge.  15 bloggers were assigned the task of shopping for another blogger at a local thrift shop for items that could be repurposed.  The budget for the items was $15 and they were to be sent by July 1. I was lucky to receive my items at […]

Best of the Weekend

Best of the Weekend…

Hello and welcome to Best of the Weekend.  Since Monday was a holiday, this week seems to have flown by quickly.  I’ve been busy in the yard this week and also with getting projects ready for my July 16 pop-up sale in Madison Heights at Millstone Mercantile.  It’s going to be a very hot weekend […]

Goodwill Shelf Before Makeover

Thrift Shop Shelf Makeover…

Before school ended I found this shelf at a local thrift shop and thought it would be fun to give it a makeover.  This ended up being an easy but time consuming project. I started by sanding and cleaning the piece thoroughly.  The holes on the front were filled with wood filler and then sanded […]

Spicy Smoky S'mores Bars are a real crowd pleaser. A touch of heat gives these s'mores bars a different taste.

Spicy Smoky S’mores Bars…

We had some friends come to the lake for dinner on Saturday and like always, my friends volunteer to bring a dish to share.  When Nicole asked what she could bring, I immediately thought of the Spicy Smoky S’mores Bars that she’s made for a few other parties.  These are chocolatey good with a pleasant […]

Best of the Weekend

Best of the Weekend…

Hello and welcome to 4th of July weekend!  I’m ready for some sun, fun, and cookouts.  How about you? Amy, Ginnie, Jenna, 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. […]

July 2016 Stitch Fix Review

July 2016 Stitch Fix Review (Fix #37)…

It’s time for another Stitch Fix review.  It seems like a just showed you my June Fix and now it’s time to share what I received for July.  June was a great fix where I kept all five items and this one is almost as good.  To tell you the truth, since I’m on summer […]