Vintage Bedside Table Makeover (No Paint!)

Vintage Bedside Table Makeover

When I moved into my first college apartment in 1989, my grandmother gave me a bedside table to use.  I used the table through college and then it was used in various places including its last home, a beach rental cottage.  Over the years the bedside table suffered dings, scratches, and water damage from glasses used without coasters.  When my … [Read more...]

Cooling Off with Iced Tea After a Long Doggie Walk

Cooling Off with Keurig Brew Over Ice  #BrewOverIce #BrewItUp

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Our dog, Sherman, requires a lot of exercise.  He gets at least a two hour walk in the morning and sometimes a walk that long in the evening.  It takes a lot of time but the exercise is good for all of us.  July in Virginia is hot.  … [Read more...]

An Enjoyable Charleston Getaway

Charleston SC Getaway by virginiasweetpea

  Since we were in Atlanta for the Haven Conference, Mr. SP and I decided to take a side trip to Charleston before heading home.  We visited Charleston a number of years ago with two good friends and have been itching to go back.  A Charleston getaway is perfect for anyone who loves history and especially for those who love old … [Read more...]

Win $650 in a Summer Giveaway!

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Could you use some cash this summer?  How would you like to win $650 in PayPal cash?  I know I would!  There is a lot of summer left and plenty of time to spend $650 on fun. Perhaps you would like to take a second vacation, or maybe you’d like to treat yourself to a fun shopping trip, and you could always be boring and spend it on your … [Read more...]

2014 Haven Conference Fun

Haven Conference 2014

This past weekend was the much anticipated Haven Conference in Atlanta.  If you aren’t a blogger and don’t know the purpose of Haven, it’s a conference for DIY and home bloggers.  Haven gives bloggers who rarely get to meet face-to-face a chance to socialize in person. Haven also offers DIY classes and classes to help improve your blog.  … [Read more...]

My Latest Vintage Furniture Finds

Vintage Furniture Finds by virginiasweetpea

This month I’ve had great luck finding several vintage pieces of furniture that I love.  I really don’t need any more furniture, but if I see something I like at the right price, I can’t resist buying it.  Thank goodness we have a basement!   My favorite find this month is a vintage lab stool.  A metal tag on this chair is … [Read more...]

Sherman’s Summer

Handsome Sherman Skulina

In case you’ve been wondering, Sherman is having a wonderful summer.  He has enjoyed having me home with him all day and as an extra bonus, Mr. SP has been home a lot this summer, too.  He’s had his usual long walks in the morning and evening and has lounged by the air conditioning vent during the day when it’s been especially … [Read more...]

Decorate a Locker with LockerLookz

Decorate your Locker with LockerLookz

This post is sponsored by LockerLookz.  All opinions are truthful and my own. One of the first questions I get asked every school year by my 7th grade students is “Where is my locker?” Like a child’s room at home, a locker at school is their special spot for the year where they can keep their things and even decorate.  Decorating a … [Read more...]

Living Room Update :: New Curtains

New Living Room Drapes

One thing that I really wanted to accomplish this summer was to make new curtains for my living room.  I searched for fabric on and off all winter and spring and researched how to sew pinch pleat drapes.  Since there are four windows in my living room, sewing curtains for this room is not a small task.  The material is expensive and it takes a … [Read more...]

It’s Our 20th Anniversary!

Our 20th Wedding Anniversary

  20 years ago today Mr. SP and I were married.  How quickly the time passed by!  The day I met Mr. SP at the YMCA was my lucky day, this guy is a keeper!   I was a daddy’s girl and you can see that I’m his mini-me.  He would have been 74 yesterday. We had a birthday cake for him at our rehearsal … [Read more...]