No Bake Energy Bites

No Bake Energy Bites

“This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Post Pebbles, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #PostWalgreens http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV” Are you a cereal lover?  I am and I come by it honestly.  My mom and I both could eat cereal for every meal and be happy as clams.  Not only … [Read more...]

Thrifted Stool Makeover

Stool Makeover with Metallics

  Who doesn’t love a good before and after makeover project?  I recently gave a thrifted stool a new life with paint and a fun stenciled top. Let’s take a look at this stool’s before picture.  The stool had never been painted and had a slightly warped top, but since it was quite sturdy, I couldn’t pass it up for just a few … [Read more...]

Easy Easter Centerpiece (Southern Living Copycat)

Easy Easter Centerpiece

Last weekend I had so much fun pulling out my Easter boxes and decorating my home for the season.  My kitchen table was one spot that didn’t get a decoration over the weekend.  I knew I wanted to do a centerpiece for my table, but I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do.  While browsing the latest Southern Living on Sunday night, I spotted a … [Read more...]

PetBox Review and Giveaway

PetBox Review and Giveaway

I recently was the winner of a PetBox for Sherman at one of my favorite blogs, Serenity Now.  When I entered, I had my fingers crossed because I knew Sherman would love to receive a box like the one Amanda’s dogs enjoyed. What is PetBox?  It’s a monthly subscription service that delivers a box of goodies to your dog each month.  You can … [Read more...]

Striped Easter Eggs

Striped Easter Eggs

  Have you started to decorate for Easter?  This weekend I pulled out my Easter boxes and got a good start.  After the cold winter we’ve had, it’s nice to make the house look like spring even if it is not quite warm outside.  Even though I have boxes of Easter things, I still enjoy making new things to use for my Easter decorating.  … [Read more...]

Vintage Aprons

Vintage Aprons by virginiasweetpea

Do you wear an apron?  I don’t for simple meal preparation but when I’m really cooking, as in a multiple dish meal, I love to pull out one of my many aprons.  I have fond memories of my mom in her cute aprons and also of both of my grandmothers wearing aprons as they cooked. My mom’s friend Mary recently sent five vintage aprons to me in … [Read more...]

Plow and Hearth Knockoff Chevron End Table

Plow and Hearth Knockoff Chevron End Table by virginiasweetpea.com

Catalogs are a great inspiration for home décor.  Who doesn’t enjoy browsing for ideas and future projects.  A group of my blogging friends challenged each other to knock off a project from a favorite catalog.  It took a while before I found my inspiration, but the moment I saw Plow and Hearth’s Magazine Storage End Table, I knew without a … [Read more...]

Gym Tips to Help you Shape Up with a Giveaway!

10 Gym Tips to help you Shape Up for Spring

  Is shaping up one of your spring goals? Gyms notice a rise in usage after Christmas and in March. If you are like me, you are hitting the gym this time of year in an effort to get in shape for spring. I’ve been going to the gym for many years and find the following  gym tips to be helpful. 1.  Make a plan before you go to … [Read more...]

Painted Easter Bunnies

Handpainted  Bunny Rabbits

Have you started decorating for Easter?  I haven’t but plan to do so soon.  I love Easter decorations and like to enjoy them for many weeks before the big day.  The newest addition to my Easter collection of decorations is a handsome pair of hand painted bunnies.  Are they not the cutest? I found this pair in a shop in Vermont when we … [Read more...]

Easy Vegetable Soup

Easy Vegetable Soup

  This has been the winter that’s gone on and on.  What’s better for a winter meal than soup?  To me, it doesn’t have to be winter to enjoy a good bowl of soup.  In fact, we enjoy it year round!  My vegetable soup is easy to make and is quite tasty.  I can’t believe that it’s taken me 20 years of cooking on my own to finally … [Read more...]