Garden Hose Wreath

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in crafts, outdoors, wreaths | 4 comments

Garden Hose Wreath

Have you ever had a yard sale…and had a car drive by slowly…trying to decide if your junk was worthy of stopping for…

…only to have the car keep driving.

**Humbling.**

I mean, you don’t want the stuff any more…but it hurts somehow to have someone else not even think your stuff worthy of stopping for.

I typically try to stop at every yard sale…or at least not make eye contact with the host as I drive by.

I must admit that me and my crew did several “drive-bys” this weekend.

But when I saw this garden hose rolled up…I knew we had to stop!

I knew it would make the perfect summer wreath for my garden shed!

How to Make a Wreath out of a Garden Hose

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Giveaway from Wall Quotes

Posted by on Apr 21, 2014 in Anna Belle's Room, art | 11 comments

Giveaway from Wall Quotes

**Belvedere Designs provided the vinyl for me to complete this project and they are supplying the $50 of shop credit!  But all opinions are mine. :)  You can read my full disclosure here.**

I’m so excited to be hosting a give-away today!

Wall Quotes is offering one of my readers a $50 shop credit!

They have so many amazing products…or they will work with you to create your own!

Here is what they helped to create with me. :)

My middle daughter always has bits and pieces of things that seem to collect in piles all over her desk.

Works of artthe latest photosnewspaper clippingsnotes from friendsetc.

If you have a child…you know what I’m talking about!

So with the help of Belvedere Designs, I came up with a fun way to display some of this randomness!

Make sure you look at the end to see how you could win!

Wall Quotes

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Luckett’s Green Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in bathroom, milk paint | 11 comments

Luckett’s Green Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint

Do you ever get a bee in your bonnet?

Well I got one in mine…yesterday.

And even though I needed to buy groceries…and do the laundry…and mow the grass...

…that bee was there.

And that bee needed to have the girl’s bathroom redecorated.

I’ve been thinking about changing things up in there.

Three girls share one super tiny bathroom.

Storage is an issue.

And I don’t like the color.

Or the shelving.

Or the light fixture.

Miss Mustard Seed Luckett's Green

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Easy Outdoor Projects

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in backyard, front porch, outdoors | 7 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 | 18 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 | 24 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 | 8 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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