Easy and Delicious Semi-Homemade Pizza

Easy and Delicious Semi-Homemade Pizza from virginiasweetpea.com

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EffortlessMeals #CollectiveBias One thing that I look forward to each night is a nice meal with my husband.  Since we both work full-time and enjoy after work activities, it isn’t always easy to prepare a made-from-scratch meal each […]

Stitch Fix #27 – August 2015

August 2015 Stitch Fix review by virginiasweetpea.com

My monthly Stitch Fix box arrived last Thursday and like always, I couldn’t wait to open it to see what was inside. If you are new to the Stitch Fix concept, you fill out an online style profile and then based on your preferences, a stylist picks five items to send which can be clothing, […]

Goodwill Desk Makeover

A Harmony House mid-century desk discovered at Goodwill gets a pretty makeover with paint. virginiasweetpea.com

One of my favorite Goodwill finds of the summer was a desk at Goodwill.  Even though the finish was is rough shape, I was immediately drawn to it because of the pretty scrollwork on the front and also because of the unique design of the drawer pulls.   After giving the desk a good cleaning, […]

Dog Themed Child’s Chair

This dog themed painted child's chair is charming! virginiasweetpea.com

  Another month has rolled by and once again it is time for Themed Furniture Makeover Day.  The theme this month is animal and I found the cutest child’s chair to makeover using a canine theme. I was so excited to give this chair a makeover that I forgot to take a “before” picture of […]

Building Our Lake House – Part 3

We are building a lake house at Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia. Slowly but surely progress is being made. virginiasweetpea.com

Can you believe that until yesterday we hadn’t been to the lake since the end of July?  Poor Mr. SP has been down for the count with a tick disease and is just now starting to feel better.  A Sunday trip to the lake was his first time out of the house other than going […]

How to Use a Jigsaw to Make a Sign

Use a jigsaw to make a cut-out wooden sign. It's actually not difficult to use this tool to make fun projects like this one. virginiasweetpea.com

I’m back at school and have a fun project to share that I made for my classroom door. I used a jigsaw to make a sign in the shape of a dog.  After painting the sign with chalkboard paint, I used a chalk marker to label it with my name.  I meet my students today […]

Goodwill Paint-by-Number

Paint-by-number score from Goodwill. virginiasweetpea.com

Can you believe that someone donated this pretty paint-by-number to Goodwill?  I almost missed it but at the last second decided to check the picture section to see if there were any good frames available. I love everything about this picture:  the colors, the cabin, the adirondack chairs by the water,  and especially the dogs […]

End Table Makeover

A found at Goodwill end table gets a makeover with paint and wax. virginiasweetpea.com

About a month ago I lucked upon an end table at Goodwill early on a Monday morning.    The end table is a Drexel and in great condition other than some wear and tear on the finish on the top.  I immediately knew that it would be a great candidate for an end table makeover.   […]

Antique and Vintage at Blue Sky Cottage

Blue Sky Cottage in Madison Heights, VA.

Yesterday I introduced you to Blue Sky Cottage where my mom and I recently opened a booth.  Today I thought it would be fun to share the booths from some of the other vendors. Every single vendor that I’ve met at Blue Sky Cottage has been so nice.  I’ve met several and look forward to […]

My Booth at Blue Sky Cottage

Blue Sky Cottage in Madison Heights, VA.

Blue Sky Cottage:  Isn’t that a great name for a shop?  I’ve enjoyed browsing Blue Sky Cottage since Michele Hayden opened it in 2013.   Blue Sky Cottage oozes with charm.  The building formerly was a loan office and now each individual office is a booth.  Doesn’t it look welcoming?   Come on in and […]