July 2015 Stitch Fix Review (Fix #26)

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Oh my goodness!  It’s hard to believe that I just received my 26th box from Stitch Fix.  I haven’t missed a month since I started using Stitch Fix two years ago.  I obviously like this service since I’m on box #26! If you aren’t familiar with Stitch Fix, after filling out a style profile, a stylist […]

Summer Wreath

A front door always looks better with a wreath. This one came together quickly and would also look pretty for spring. virginiasweetpea.com

After the 4th of July I took down my patriotic wreath and challenged myself to make a summer wreath without spending a dime.  I use my wreath forms over and over and after I tire of a wreath’s look, I remove the decorations, saving the florals that still look good, and of course saving the […]

DIY Industrial Table (Vanity Bench Makeover)

A vanity bench becomes a side table with paint and the addition of a pallet wood top. virginiasweetpea.com

It’s Themed Furniture Makeover Day.  Each month a group of blogging friends challenge each other to make over a piece of furniture with a theme.  This month’s theme is industrial. This theme had me stumped until I spotted a project from Unique Junktique;  she transformed a piano bench into a a patriotic table.  After seeing […]

Jord Wood Watch Review

Have you ever seen a wooden watch? This maple beauty is by Jord. #jordwatch

Disclosure:  I was provided with a complimentary watch for this review.  All opinions are truthful and my own. When Jord watches approached me about reviewing one of their wooden watches, I knew from the minute that I opened their website to investigate that the answer would be yes. I had no idea that a wooden […]

Vintage Drum Table Makeover

A vintage drum table gets a makeover with paint. virginiasweetpea.com

Back in February I shared with you the antiques that my teacher assistant passed along to me from her aunt’s estate.  A drum table has been patiently waiting in the workshop for its makeover and it is now complete. Two of the legs were loose and one was out of position making the table lean […]

Cheese Slaw – A Favorite Summer Dip

Cheese Slaw is a delicious shredded swiss cheese dip with a kick. It's a crowd pleaser no matter who you serve. virginiasweetpea.com

Cheese Slaw – Sounds strange, doesn’t it?  I discovered this recipe in the Oh My Stars! Junior League of the Roanoke Valley cookbook and have made it many times. The real name of this dip is “Lib Wilhelm’s Cheese Slaw.” Lib Wilhelm was a well-known and much loved caterer in Roanoke for over 40 years.  […]

Two Makeovers: 1960’s Lamp and 1980’s Cargo Tables

A 1960's lamp purchased a Goodwill get a makeover. virginiasweetpea.com

I’ve got two makeover to share today:  a Goodwill lamp and Cargo end tables.  The lamp is my favorite, so let’s start there. A few weeks ago my mom and I stopped at a Goodwill where I spotted a lamp that I really liked.  My mom thinks that it is from the 1960’s, but you […]

Tour a Moved and Renovated 1946 Nags Head Beach House

Tour a 1946 Nags Head beach cottage that has been moved and renovated. virginiasweetpea.com

I recently spent a week at Nags Head with my mom and niece and admired this home every time we drove past it.  I could tell that it had been moved and I wanted to see and know more.   It was close to the cottage that my mom rented for us, so one day […]

DIY Carpet Installation – Mini Porch Makeover

Installing new carpet on our porch was a DIY that I did all by myself. The color chosen will camouflage muddy paw prints.

Do you have projects that you’ve thought about doing for years but never taken action to complete?  Please tell me that it is not just me… Our house has a side porch that we use as our main entry.  It has Plexiglass panels that cover screens so it’s almost like a sunroom making it usable […]

Thrift Score Thursday – I’m Guest Hosting!

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I’m delighted to be back with the Thrift Score Thursday gals to guest host.  They graciously let me guest host back in April when I was on spring break and I enjoyed it so much.  Now that I’m on summer vacation, I’m hosting again. If you aren’t familiar with Thrift Score Thursday, Brynne from The […]