Frank Lloyd Wright Homes in Oak Brook, IL

Frank Lloyd Wright Homes in Oak Park, IL

Earlier this week I shared some fun Goodwill finds that I had to leave behind when we recently visited Chicago for a weekend.  One of the highlights of our trip was a tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright home and studio in Oak Park. I purchased a photographer’s pass which allowed me to photograph the […]

I’m Featured on Remodelaholic Today!

DIY Wooden Crate Tutorial by virginiasweetpea.com

Today the DIY Wooden Crates that Mr. SP and I designed and built for our pantry are being featured on Remodelaholic. If you’ve never visited Remodelaholic, you’ll want to.  It’s full of DIY inspiration! We built the crates to store Sherman’s dog treats and essentials.  Since he is spoiled rotten, his things were starting to […]

Chicago Goodwill Finds that Got Away

Chicago Goodwill Finds

Last weekend we traveled to Chicago for our good friend Jeff’s 50th birthday party.  I was a bad blogger and forgot to take pictures at the birthday party but I did take photographs to share from the many Goodwill stores that we visited. I know that normal people when visiting Chicago would head downtown, but […]

Rabbit Door Hanger and 24 DIY Projects

Burlap Rabbit Door Hanger

  Winter is over and spring is finally here.  Hurray!   I’m welcoming the season with a rabbit door hanger that I crafted for my front entry and that’s not all, I’m also helping to host a Best of DIY party where 24 of my blogging friends are sharing a project that is just to inspire you […]

Table Makeover with Typography (Themed Furniture Makeover Day)

Table Makeover with French Typography

  It’s time for another Themed Furniture Makeover Day! Each month is assigned a theme and the participants makeover a piece of furniture to fit the theme.  This month’s theme is distressed. You may remember earlier this year that my friend and teacher assistant kindly let me have some family treasures that belonged to her […]

Easy Spring Centerpiece

Easy Spring Centerpiece with Violas by virginiasweetpea.com

A group of friends recently gathered at my house for dinner to celebrate the birthday of a dear friend.  I set the table with my best china and designed an easy spring centerpiece for the table that I think is quite pretty.  Since this centerpiece doesn’t contain cut flowers, it will last for a long […]

Welcome New Neighbors with a Softsoap Gift Basket

Welcome a New Neighbor with a Gift Basket

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FoamSensations #CollectiveBias How do you welcome a new neighbor?  My standard delivery is cookies but not everyone enjoys sweets.  Since moving can be dirty work, I thought I’d gift my new neighbors with Softsoap for their bathrooms and […]

Easy Spring Wreath

Easy Spring Wreath

Who is ready for spring?  After this very long winter, I think most of us are more than ready for warmer weather, being outside, and the beauty that spring offers.  Even though spring doesn’t officially begin until March 20, I decided to welcome it a few days early with an easy spring wreath that I […]

Rocksbox :: Jewelry You Can Try Before You Buy

Rocksbox- Jewelry You Can Try Before You Buy!

  Many of you know that I’m addicted to Stitch Fix for clothing.  Each month I get five items of clothing chosen for me by a stylist based on a style profile that I completed on Stitch Fix’s website.  For a gal who hates shopping but loves clothes, Stitch Fix is a great way for […]

Sharing My St. Patrick’s Day Pillows on TV!

St. Patrick's Day Pillows - Sharing on WSLS TV in Roanoke, VA

One of my snow day projects this winter was making St. Patrick’s Day pillows.   Imagine my delight when Lindee Katdare, host of Daytime Blue Ridge on WSLS in Roanoke, asked me to share my project on her show. Of course I agreed to be on the show, and headed to Roanoke on Monday to share […]