DIY Candlesticks Using Upcycled Bedposts

I am thrilled with my latest DIY project! Back in June I spotted a few bedposts in a trash pile that were quite pretty.  I used those bedposts to create candlesticks holders for our lake house fireplace. Today is our monthly Power Tool Challenge, so be sure to check out the projects that my friends […]

Guest Room Decor at Smith Mountain Lake

Earlier this week I shared the window wall art that I made for a guest room at our Smith Mountain Lake home.  Today I’m sharing the rest of that bedroom’s decor. This guest room will primarily be used by my father-in-law, a retired engineer and veteran.  The room’s theme is Americana and I’ve tried to […]

Window Wall Decor with Vintage Magazine Covers

I think it is safe to say that just about everyone is currently loving farmhouse style.  Farmhouse style might make you think of the style made popular by Chip and JoAnna by way of their show, Fixer Upper, or you might be like me and when you think of farmhouse style think of your grandmother’s […]

Smith Mountain Lake House – February 2016 Update

Hello, friends!  It’s been a month since I’ve given you an update on our progress at our lake house.  We’ve been able to spend several Saturday nights there and have really enjoyed it.  When we make a trip to the lake we load our trailer and vehicle with things that need to go there and […]

Smith Mountain Lake House Update

It’s been over two months since I gave you an update on our Smith Mountain Lake house.  The house was completed at the end of November and we finally spent the night there this past weekend.  We got a fun surprise when we woke up on Sunday:  snow!   We have had a lot of […]

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 […]

Building Our Lake House – Part 3

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 […]

Building Our Lake House – Part Two

Back in June I shared that we are building a house at beautiful Smith Mountain Lake.  A lot has happened since June and I’m excited to share our lake house progress with you. June’s lake house progress was all about the basement:  the walls were poured; plumbing work completed; and then the floor was poured.  […]

Building Our Lake House – Part One

I’ve been keeping a secret since last fall and I’ve been about to burst to let the cat out of the bag.  If you’ve been reading my blog, you know that we have property at Smith Mountain Lake.  After planning, planning, and some more planning, we are now in the process of building a lake […]