30 Inspiring Summer Projects

30 Inspiring Summer Projects

Can you believe that August is just days away?  There is still plenty of summer left to enjoy and time to complete a few more summer projects.  Today I’m sharing 30 Summer Projects that are sure to inspire you to decorate, DIY, or craft. Scroll through the projects below and click on each one to read all of the details.  If you see a … [Read more...]

Tequila Mojito

Tequila Mojito

Every now and then I like to enjoy a good cocktail.  Years ago I found a recipe for a Tequila Mojito and have made this cocktail at least once every summer ever since.  The key to making a great Tequila Mojito is having fresh mint.  Two pots of mint have grown on my deck for years and years.  I learned from my mom that mint must be grown in a … [Read more...]

Chair Makeover 3.14 {Themed Furniture Makeover Day}

Themed Furniture Makeover - Pi

It’s time for another themed furniture makeover!  Each month of group of blogging friends challenge each other to make over a piece of furniture with a particular theme.  This month the theme is numbers.  Since I have taught math, am the daughter of a math teacher, and have an engineer for a husband, Pi is my number of choice. Earlier this … [Read more...]

Preparing for a New School Year

Classroom #GREATLIST

I’ve been hard at work in my new classroom.  After teaching 7th grade for 23 years, I’m moving to 6th grade which requires a room change.  Switching classrooms is very similar to moving from one house to another.  At the end of the school year, I packed my things in preparation for the move.  The move was made a bit more challenging as the … [Read more...]

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!

Summer Cash Giveaway Graphic3

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...]