Easy Outdoor Projects

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in backyard, front porch, outdoors | 2 comments

Easy Outdoor Projects

Every year at this time…it’s the same thing.

A precious bird builds her nest on our column on the front porch.

Right above my rocking chair.

And every year I don’t have the heart to remove her nest.

I just let her build away and hatch her babies right there beside my front door.

It makes my rocking chair a very dangerous place to sit for a few weeks…

…but I’m ok with that.

{Click on any picture to see the “how-to” or details!}

Vintage Front Porch

{Spring Front Porch}

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Floral Monogram

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in crafts, Oh My Word Would You Look At That, wreaths | 16 comments

Floral Monogram

We Southern ladies love our monograms.

Our mama’s are monogramming our sheets and hair bows from the day we’re born.

It’s just a Southern thing!

So when some of my fellow Southern bloggers decided to start getting together once a month for a series…

…{the “Oh My Word Would You Look At That!” series}…

…well it was just natural for us to start with MONOGRAMS!

So I’ll start with this monogram project,

but don’t forget to check out the 4 more that are listed at the end of this post!

How to Make a Floral Monogram

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Craft Room Tour

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 in crafts, playhouse | 20 comments

Craft Room Tour

When I was a little girl…

…and I wanted to have a friend over to play…

the rule was always the same.

I had to clean my room first!

It was a really sneaky way that my Mom had for making me clean my room quickly without complaining.

I’d run up the stairs and have the place spotless in no time.

Even to this day, sometimes I invite people over just to make myself clean my house!

So when Angie from The Country Chic Cottage asked me to be a part of her craft room series…

…I kind of felt like my Mom had just told me that I could have a friend over…

…but I’d have to clean my room first! :)

Craft Room Organization

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Easter Table Ideas for Kids

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in crafts, easter, outdoors | 6 comments

Easter Table Ideas for Kids

I remember hunting eggs when I was a kid.

We hunted the good old fashioned hard boiled eggs.

No plastic candy filled eggs for us.

We’d hide them and hunt them until they were rotten.

And there were always a few that we could never find…

…until several days later…

…when we would be retrieving a ball from the monkey grass and the smell would knock us over.

Or my Dad would hit it with the lawn mower…that never went over well.

Ahhh…the memories! :)

Easter Table Ideas for Kids

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Metallic Egg Wreath

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in crafts, easter, wreaths | 4 comments

Metallic Egg Wreath

I want to meet the person who invented the glue gun…

…and I want to give them a hug.

A Great Big Thank You hug!

I think they’re a genius.

A crafting genius.

And thanks to the glue gun inventor…

…this wreath was ready in no time.

How to Make an Easter Egg Wreath

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How to Make a Wreath for Spring

Posted by on Apr 6, 2014 in front door, wreaths | 15 comments

How to Make a Wreath for Spring

For those who’ve said a prayer for my MomTHANK YOU!

She’s healing up quite nicely…PRAISE THE LORD!

My family just spent the past several days at my folks house.

We cooked and cleaned and…

…made a wreath.

It was only natural.

I learned my wreath making skills from my Mom…

…who ALWAYS has a wreath on her front door.

But this time as we topped the hill on their driveway…an EMPTY door awaited.

It just didn’t seem right.

How to Decorate a Grapevine Wreath for Spring

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Carrot Placemats

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in crafts, easter | 7 comments

Carrot Placemats

Carrots hold a special place in my heart.

I’ll never forget when I was about 6…

…my friend Kelly and I were playing restaurant in her backyard.  We were pulling up various weeds and making “salad” out of them. The goal was to pull up the weeds roots and all.  On occasion there would be a tiny onion on the end of one of those weeds.  Those were very valuable in the “salad” world of a 6 year old!

But one timeone time we pulled up an actual carrot

…and that my friends is gold in the salad making world of a 6 year old and I will NEVER forget it.

Carrots have held a special place in my heart every since. :)

How to make carrot placemats

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How to Make Felt Chocolate Bunnies

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in crafts, dining room, easter | 32 comments

How to Make Felt Chocolate Bunnies

Back 2 years ago when I started this blog…

…I knew nothing of camera settings and photo editing.

I’m still no professional, but I have learned a bit.

{And I still have A LOT more to learn!}

But I’m going to pull 4 pictures out of the vault…to show you how to make these chocolate bunnies.

Be kind. :)

How to Make a Felt Chocolate Bunny

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How to Make a Mini Easter Basket out of a Cupcake Liner

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 in crafts, easter | 9 comments

How to Make a Mini Easter Basket out of a Cupcake Liner

I haven’t been around much for the past couple of days.

My sweet mama had surgery on Monday.

4 1/2 hours of surgery.

She’s going to be ok.

She’s a trooper.

But more than that…the Lord is good.

And if you want to add someone to your prayer list…her name is Gloria.

I shared their home a while back…and shared how my parents were a lot like the Cleavers…and we look forward to her being about her normal “June” ways soon! :)

You can see their home HERE.

But for today I will share a super quick, fun Easter project.

How to Make a Mini Easter Basket

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How to Make a Bunny Wreath

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in burlap, easter, wreaths | 13 comments

How to Make a Bunny Wreath

I was pulling out my Easter decorations today when I came across this wreath.

It will always hold a special place in my heart.

It was one of my first posts when I started blogging about 2 years ago.

{I can’t believe that I’ve been blogging now for 2 years…where does the time go?!}

So I thought I’d share it with you again today…

…because “Hippity-Hoppity, Easter’s on it’s way!”

How to Make a Bunny Wreath

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