Best of the Weekend

Did you shop until you dropped today?  No shopping for me but I did enjoy spending the day with my mom, aunt, and cousin.  We drove out to the lake to look at the house and shopped around at small stores in the area. Let’s get this party started!  I’m looking forward to seeing your […]

Popsicle Stick Ski Ornament

    ‘Tis the season to decorate the tree.  Even though I’ve been collecting ornaments most of my life and have more than can fit on one tree, I love to craft new ones. We haven’t started decorating for Christmas, but when we do, an addition to this year’s tree will be a popsicle stick […]

November 2015 Stitch Fix Review (Fix #30)

30 Stitch Fix boxes?  Wow!  You can tell that I love Stitch Fix! If you aren’t familiar with Stitch Fix, after filling out a style profile, five items are sent to you that your personal stylist thinks that you’ll like.  I request to only receive clothing but you can also receive jewelry and hand bags.  […]

Best of the Weekend

Happy Friday! What are you up to this weekend?  I’m hoping to get a start on Christmas decorating.  I don’t like to start until after Thanksgiving but since it’s so late this year, I’m going to make an exception. Let’s get on to the party! Amy, Ginnie, Jenna, Cindy,and I enjoy hosting the Best of […]

Russian Rifle Crate to DIY Workbench

It’s Themed Furniture Makeover Day!  This month the theme is storage and organization. Each month a group of blogging friends challenge each other to make over a piece of furniture with a theme.  I love seeing what my friends share each month! I didn’t exactly makeover a piece of furniture this month but my project […]

DIYer’s Delight Giveaway and Introducing a New Site to Enjoy

Who doesn’t love a giveaway?  I know that I do! My friend Jen from Girl in the Garage has the knack for making over furniture.  If you haven’t visited her blog, you really should.  I’m always inspired by her projects. Just to give you an example of Jen’s work, one of my favorites is her Gold […]

Cottage Style Coffee Table Makeover

Just before I went back to work in August, I scored a coffee table at a yard sale for just $5.  The lady was in an apartment, moving to Georgia, and was very eager to get rid of this piece.  When I heard the price of $5, I couldn’t load it into my truck fast […]

Best of the Weekend

Hello Friday night!  I’ve been looking forward to you all week. I’ve been busy after school this week at Blue Sky Cottage getting my booth ready for our Christmas open house next weekend.  I’m finally happy with the way my booth looks and I hope my customers will like the Christmas goodies that I’ve filled […]

Building Our Lake House – Part Four

  The construction of our house at Smith Mountain Lake, VA, is taking a long time but the good news is the house is almost complete. You can see how our construction has progressed here:  Part One, Part Two, Part Three.   Exterior Let’s take a look at the exterior of the house and then […]

Best of the Weekend

This week certainly flew by!  It’s been absolutely beautiful here but the rain is coming into town for tomorrow.  I’m not going to complain about the rain but I do wish that it would visit during the week when I’m trapped inside at work. I’m looking forward to spending the weekend at home working on […]