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How to Transfer Quotes to Wood

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in painted furniture | 22 comments

How to Transfer Quotes to Wood

I love little chairs.

My house is full of little chairs that used to be sat in daily…and now they sit empty most days unless a little friend visits.

I miss my little people sitting in their little chairs.  I miss my little people being little.

Like on Monday I went into Chick-fil-a and they had remodeled…the booths were different…the way you stood in line was different…the play place was different…

…and I cried.  Real tears.

Not because the remodel was frightening.  It was actually quite lovely.

But I cried because my Chick-fil-a had remodeled and I never knew it had happened.

You see, when my girls were younger, we spent a lot of time in that Chick-fil-a.  We were there every Monday.

That was Chick-fil-a Monday for our family.

I would sit and talk with my sweet David and the girls would eat and play.

We would meet friends there for lunch. And me and my friends would talk while the kiddos played.

Those were sweet times.

And I realized that those sweet times at Chick-fil-a were over.

{And here go the tears again.}

And even though this little chair will never be sat in by my little people, I still couldn’t resist it!

Here is how I made this chair over and how to transfer a quote to wood:

painted childs rocking chair 2

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Tips for Organizing Your Pantry

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in organization | 9 comments

Tips for Organizing Your Pantry

I’m not an organized person.

I wish I were. 

It seems like such a nice thing. Organization.

I mean I like organization…and I like the thoughts of organization…and I like to look at beautifully organized spaces…and shop the organizing aisles at Target.

I just have a hard time sticking with organization.

There is no follow through.

I organize a space and buy all of the right organizing bins and labels and baskets.

And I proudly show my family the newly organized space and explain the processes of what needs to be done to keep this space organized.

But then life gets busy and I {we} don’t take the extra 30 seconds to put each item in it’s appropriate home…

…and the next thing you know…

…it looks like something exploded in what was once a beautifully organized space.

So here are a few tips for organizing your pantry:

pantry organization

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Be Brave

Posted by on Oct 8, 2014 in Uncategorized | 22 comments

Be Brave

So the other day I shared about my fake picnic and how that changed everything.

And since that post I’ve had more text messages and FB messages and comments that have been a blessing to my soul.

And I was reminded of why I joined the wonderful world of blogland to begin with.

I like you people. Like really like y’all. And I don’t want to leave y’all.

But I also don’t want to waste your time with fake posts about empty crafts and projects.

{Although I do have some fun projects that I’m planning!}

I want to share my real life with you and my real projects with you.

Just as you have inspired me…I want to inspire you. {Not breed discontentment!}

So this morning as I sit here on this balcony overlooking the ocean…I realize I have something I want to share.

I LOVE stories of brave people. I think I love reading them so much because I’m not a brave person.

I have no desires to jump out of an airplane or bungee off a cliff or ride Space Mountain. :)

And if you’re thinking about doing one of these things…I probably have a story of a friend of a friend who knows someone who tried that very thing and it didn’t end well for them. My brain tends to hold on to these sorts of stories. {I’m armed and ready for when my children come to me and want to do something hair-brained.}

Although those are really not the kind of brave things that I’m thinking about this morning.

lets all be brave

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The Fake Picnic that Changed Everything

Posted by on Oct 2, 2014 in fall | 52 comments

The Fake Picnic that Changed Everything

So today…I almost quite blogging.  I was all set to write my farewell post and call it a day.

It all started with a typical afternoon. My girls were jumping on the trampoline after rushing home from school and I had about 15 minutes before we had to be to the next event of the day and I was setting up a picnic…that no one was ever going to sit down to. It was a fake picnic with no food and no people. I didn’t have time for a real picnic. It was just for the blog. And as I decided which candlesticks looked the best and whether I should include the white owl or run around to the front porch to borrow the mums…I couldn’t help but wonder if this was really how I should be spending my time.

I’m right in the middle of raising 3 girls. Girls that I am humbly trying to raise to love the Lord and love people.

This is not an easy task. It doesn’t just happen. It takes time and training and prayer. But I know that it’s my greatest mission in life currently.

I’m getting ahead of myself…I need to back up…

{And yes, you are going to have to look at these fake picnic pictures…I couldn’t waste them…They took too much time! }

Fall Picnic Ideas

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Fall Front Porch Ideas

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in fall, front door, front porch | 5 comments

Fall Front Porch Ideas

I’m tired…you probably can’t relate. :)

I’m probably the only one running ninety to nothing.

The only one with kids to get to soccer and cross country.

The only one who has children who need to dress up like Disney characters tomorrow and didn’t tell me until we were getting home… at 8:00…with the costumes needed in the morning…really?

I’m probably the only one who had exactly 20 minutes to cook dinner…pack it in a cooler…and rush out the door to the game.

The only one who could use a bit of a break.

The only one who needs to take a few minutes to count her blessings.

A few minutes to be reminded how good life is…what a blessing those children are…what a blessing that there is food that can be ready so quickly and easily…a few minutes to take a few deep breaths.

And when I know that I need those few minutes…my porch is the perfect place to go!

Fall Front Porch @ DaisyMaeBelle

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How to Make a Fall Sign

Posted by on Sep 28, 2014 in art, fall | 2 comments

How to Make a Fall Sign

So if you have 10 minutes and a garage full of randomness

…this is the project for you.

And if you don’t have that garage full of randomness…maybe you are lucky like me and you have a friend with that perfect stash who is willing to share!

My garage is certainly full enough. {Don’t judge. There are amazing treasures in there. Honestly.}

So I had this idea that I needed a new Fall sign made with all fun letters…so I headed to my garage.

But I couldn’t find what I needed.

So I headed to the antique stores with friends and I put everyone on the hunt for random letters to spell “Fall.”

I came up dry. {Although I did score a few other treasures.}

So later that day my friend called me up…she had searched her stash…and had come up with a plan!

And it’s even more perfect that what I even had in mind!

How to Make a Fall Sign:

Upcycled Fall Sign

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Welcome Fall Home Tour – Day 5

Posted by on Sep 26, 2014 in fall home tour | 15 comments

Welcome Fall Home Tour – Day 5

There are some things that I just never want to come to an end.

Like our beach vacation last year…it was 10 days of paradise.

No to-do lists…no alarms…lunch by the pool every day…my family together all day every day…

…and I cried when we drove away. Real tears. All the while talking to myself to remind myself that I would be back. That there would be another beach trip next year. That I needed to count my blessings for such a treat as a beach trip. And that I just needed to get a grip for crying out loud!

And although I don’t think I’ll cry real tears when this Welcome Fall Home Tour is over…

…I sure am sad to see it come to an end!

But there will be another one next year!

{Just like I’ll be packing again in the next few days for another 10 days of paradise!}

So today I bring you the final day of the tour…

And a HUGE THANK YOU to my co-host Sonya from At Home With the Barkers!

Fall Home Tour @ DaisyMaeBelle

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Welcome Fall Home Tour – Day 4

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in fall home tour | 0 comments

Welcome Fall Home Tour – Day 4

So are you enjoying this week as much as I am?!

I mean..for real…these Fall Home tours have been SPECTACULAR!

I’ve gathered so many ideas from these amazing ladies…

…my Fall Pinterest board is exploding with new ideas!

I already can’t wait for next Fall when I get to decorate my house again! :)

Like for next year there will be baskets of green apples…candles in clear vases surrounded with pecans…white pitchers full of sunflowers…potted plants surrounded by pinecones…

I could go on all day!

So grab a cup of coffee and go gather the inspiration that is waiting…

Fall Home Tour @ DaisyMaeBelle

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Welcome Fall Home Tours – Day 3 and a DIY TV Cover

Posted by on Sep 24, 2014 in crafts, fall home tour | 3 comments

Welcome Fall Home Tours – Day 3 and a DIY TV Cover

Well, it’s Wednesday…Hump Day itself.

But there will be no just “getting through the day” attitudes around here!

Because today I’m going to be sharing 5 of the most AMAZING home tours you’ve ever seen!

Like seriously be prepared to be wowed!

So forget Hump Day…this is SUPER FUN FALL HOME TOUR DAY!

{And if you scroll to the bottom of this post…I’ll show you how I made this real quick:}

DIY Television Cover

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Welcome Fall Home Tours – Day 2 {and a GIVEAWAY!}

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014 in fall home tour | 3 comments

Welcome Fall Home Tours – Day 2 {and a GIVEAWAY!}


It’s here!

The first day of fall!

Pull out those flannel shirts and boots.

Build a fire and cozy up with a good book.

Rake up those golden leaves and jump in.

And go get some fall inspiration with these amazing fall home tours!

Also, make sure that you scroll all the way down to the end of this post so that you can enter for your chance to

win one of 2 $250 Visa gift cards!

Just a little way to celebrate this first day of fall!

Fall Home Tour @ DaisyMaeBelle

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