How to Makeover Flower Pots with Paint

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

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 […]

Tuscan Urn Sneak Peak

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

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 (Fix #24!)

May 2015 Stitch Fix Review by virginiasweetpea.com

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 (Themed Furniture Day)

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

  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 […]

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

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 […]

Are You Ready for Pitch Perfect 2?

Pitch Perfect2 #pitchperfect2

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 […]

Smooth Skin with St. Ives® for Spring

Sherman Skulina at Smith Mountain Lake

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 :: 12 Bloggers Run 200 Miles!

American Odyssey Relay 2015

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

Rocksbox for May 2015

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 […]