Historic Homes Tour in Lynchburg, VA

Historic Homes Tour in Lynchburg, VA by virginiasweetpea

Sunday was the Lynchburg Historical Foundation’s annual historic homes tour.  I love a home tour and this one is my favorite of the year because it focuses on historic homes in my area.  My mom, aunts, and cousin joined me for this year’s tour.  You’ll want to visit my recaps from the 2009, 2010, 2011, […]

L L Bean Knockoff Adirondack Chairs

DIY Adirondack Chair

  It’s time for another knockoff tour!  Back in the spring a group of my blogging friends decided to challenge each other to knockoff a project from a popular design store or catalog.  My project for was a knockoff of Plow and Hearth’s Chevron End Table.  For this fall’s second knockoff tour, I was inspired […]

Themed Furniture Makeover Day – Two Tone Lane Cedar Chest

Two Toned Painted Furniture Makeover by virginiasweetpea.com

It’s Themed Furniture Makeover Day!  This month the them is two tone.  I had to think a bit before I came up with an idea for this project.  After a tiny bit of persuasion, Mr. SP agreed to let me give the Lane cedar chest that he purchased in the early 1990’s a two tone […]

Caramel Apple Pound Cake

Caramel Apple Pound Cake by virginiasweetpea.com

It’s finally fall, the perfect time for a dessert with one of fall’s food pleasures, apples.  Caramel Apple Pound Cake gets its caramel flavor from brown sugar in the batter.  Granny Smith apples and plenty of butter make this a super moist cake that I honestly can’t get enough of! After the batter is made, […]

Fall Into Cash Giveaway – Win one of two $250 Visa Gift Cards

Fall Into Cash $250 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

Can you believe it?  It’s finally fall!  Are you ready for cooler temperatures and the beauty of the changing leaves?  Here in Virginia the temperatures are already cooler and last night it was almost chilly.  Cool night temperatures are definitely a fall favorite for me. In celebration of a new season, I’ve joined with blogging […]

Best of DIY Linky Party and My Favorite Projects

#BestofDIY Linky Party

Most of you know that one of my passions is DIY.  I truly think doing it myself is in my genes.  I watched my mom and dad make improvement after improvement on their home and my grandparents did the same thing.  I married a handy man and we continue the DIY tradition. Mr. SP and […]

Maple Vanilla Chip Cookies

Maple Vanilla Chip Cookie

  We love cookies at our house.  A recipe for Maple Vanilla Chip Cookies has been in my files for many years.  Like my mother and grandmother, I like to write notes beside my recipes when I serve them for various occasions.  The first two notes by this recipe are marked, “6/22/01 – Beach” and […]

New Fall Wreath and a Fun Announcement

Fall Wreath by virginiasweetpea.com

When I stop to think about it, my front door has seen a lot of wreaths over the years.  I get so much enjoyment out of making wreaths to adorn my door.  A preserved gourd wreath crafted from gourds that I dried and stained graced my front door in 2012 and then again in 2013.  […]

DIY Faux Acorns

DIY Faux Acorns

Fall is in the air and it’s time to decorate our homes for the season.  It’s always nice to decorate with the real thing, but for for the crafty types, it’s also fun to make a DIY version of an item found in nature.  Acorns on the ground are a sure sign that fall is […]

Classroom Organization :: DIY Pallet Caddy with Office Max Supplies

Classroom Organization with Office Max #inspirestudents #teacherschangelives #Pmedia #ad

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Office Depot, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #inspirestudents http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV Now that we are well into September, students are back to school and adapting to the new school year.  This is the fourth week for my students […]