Welcome to Sweet Pea!
I’m Paula and I started this blog in 2009 as a way to share my projects. I love to be domestic and think that there’s no better place to be than home. I enjoy DIY, decorating, crafting, cooking, gardening and being active.
I taught middle school for 26 years and retired in 2017 due to my cancer diagnosis. My mom was a teacher as was my grandfather and many other relatives. I think that my love of teaching transfers over to my blog where I enjoy sharing the “how to” behind projects be it a recipe, craft or woodworking project.
Having cancer is horrible. I don’t often mention my cancer on my blog as it is depressing and I try to live like a normal person. I definitely enjoy every minute of every day!
I love to decorate and especially love to decorate using vintage that I inherited from both of my grandmothers.
My husband and I enjoy completing DIY and woodworking projects together.
We made this tennis racket table using tennis rackets that we sourced from thrift shops. It’s always a conversation piece when people see it in our lake house bedroom. If you like this project, don’t miss our DIY tennis racket basket.
A DIY projects that I use every single day is a DIY under bed storage drawer. Our 1950’s home has small closets and not a lot of storage.
I’m glad that you are here! See my project galleries at the top of my page to explore all of the projects that I’ve shared on my blog.