DIY Wood Clock (Power Tool Challenge)

Make your own wood clock

Have you ever thought about making your own clock?  This is a project that I’ve been wanting to attempt and after making two clocks, the verdict is that a DIY wood clock is something that you can do. I’m sharing my DIY Wood Clock as part of this month’s Power Tool Challenge.  Last month I […]

How to Make Fall Ornaments from Clay

How to Make Fall Ornaments out of Clay by

Did it feel like fall over the weekend where you live?  It did here in Virginia.  Yesterday the skies were clear, the sun was warm, and the air was chilly.  It was the perfect day to be outside.  Now that it is feeling like fall and the calendar is approaching the actual first day of […]

Best of the Weekend

Best of the Weekend

Happy Friday! This four day work week flew by and I’m glad that it is once again the weekend. This school year has been a great one but as you may have noticed, it’s been a bit quiet here around the blog. I have a lot of projects that I can’t wait to share with […]

Home is Where the Heart Is Stenciled Sign and Giveaway

Home is Where the Heart Is Stenciled Sign "How To" and $50 stencil giveaway

Home is Where the Heart Is…Is this true as much for you as it is for me?  When I saw this wall quote stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils, I knew that I wanted to use it for a project. This stencil is intended for use as a wall quote but right now I don’t have […]

Easy and Delicious Semi-Homemade Pizza

Easy and Delicious Semi-Homemade Pizza from

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EffortlessMeals #CollectiveBias One thing that I look forward to each night is a nice meal with my husband.  Since we both work full-time and enjoy after work activities, it isn’t always easy to prepare a made-from-scratch meal each […]

Stitch Fix #27 – August 2015

August 2015 Stitch Fix review by

My monthly Stitch Fix box arrived last Thursday and like always, I couldn’t wait to open it to see what was inside. If you are new to the Stitch Fix concept, you fill out an online style profile and then based on your preferences, a stylist picks five items to send which can be clothing, […]

Goodwill Desk Makeover

A Harmony House mid-century desk discovered at Goodwill gets a pretty makeover with paint.

One of my favorite Goodwill finds of the summer was a desk at Goodwill.  Even though the finish was is rough shape, I was immediately drawn to it because of the pretty scrollwork on the front and also because of the unique design of the drawer pulls.   After giving the desk a good cleaning, […]

Dog Themed Child’s Chair

This dog themed painted child's chair is charming!

  Another month has rolled by and once again it is time for Themed Furniture Makeover Day.  The theme this month is animal and I found the cutest child’s chair to makeover using a canine theme. I was so excited to give this chair a makeover that I forgot to take a “before” picture of […]

Building Our Lake House – Part 3

We are building a lake house at Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia. Slowly but surely progress is being made.

Can you believe that until yesterday we hadn’t been to the lake since the end of July?  Poor Mr. SP has been down for the count with a tick disease and is just now starting to feel better.  A Sunday trip to the lake was his first time out of the house other than going […]

How to Use a Jigsaw to Make a Sign

Use a jigsaw to make a cut-out wooden sign. It's actually not difficult to use this tool to make fun projects like this one.

I’m back at school and have a fun project to share that I made for my classroom door. I used a jigsaw to make a sign in the shape of a dog.  After painting the sign with chalkboard paint, I used a chalk marker to label it with my name.  I meet my students today […]