January 26, 2015

Retro Valentine's Day Charm Bracelet and Some Deep Thoughts

retro Valentine charm bracelet

There's a new item in my Etsy shop today: a fun, retro vintage
Valentine's charm bracelet, for you or someone you love!
It's only $8.00 so be sure to check it out.  
I'm sure some of you are saying, "Etsy shop? Since when has she had an
Etsy shop?" Well, I've actually had one for five years or so. It's the reason I

January 25, 2015

A DIY Chalkboard and a Free Valentine's Day Chalkboard Printable!

Valentine's Chalkboard Printable

First off, I really need your help.

 I have an awesome chalkboard
and it's Brand. Spanking. New.

Never been used. It was originally an oval mirror I picked up at a thrift
store. I turned it into a chalkboard for my jewelry show at The Festival
of the Vine in Geneva, IL. But it didn't sell so I got to bring it home with
me. Here's the before shot taken in my garage.

January 22, 2015

Mixing Old and New: Vintage and Modern Decor Together

Example of how to mix modern and vintage decor

It seems that with every new year comes the urge to shake things up
from a décor standpoint, at least in my house. Do you ever feel that
way? Maybe it happens for you at a different time of year.  I know the
change of seasons can do it for some people, myself included. But right
now I'm just plain wanting and needing a change now that the holidays
are over and everything seems so bare.

As much as I love being able to decorate our foyer, I also dread it. You see, I'm

January 21, 2015

Get The Ultimate DIY Bundle ~ Time is Running Out!

If you're reading my blog, I'll bet that you love the feeling you get when you create something yourself – and you know that sense of accomplishment and fulfillment is pretty hard to match. The great thing about DIY and crafting is that there are so many avenues to explore! You may have

January 19, 2015

Mudroom Sneak Peek and An Amazing Offer

There's a great way for you to get a head start on all those new projects you've been meaning to try now that the new year is underway. Read on for a sneak peek of our "mudroom" and I'll introduce you to something great at the end of the post that I think you'll really LOVE hearing about.

January 16, 2015

Friday Finds Vintage Edition: 1978 Vintage Wall Map

Vintage Russian Wall Map

As a tried and true junker, it's no surprise to me that vintage maps can
 be a unique alternative to more traditional wall art. And I'm sure that most
of you have seen this decorating trend on blogs and in magazines over
the past few years. Instead of using thumbtacks and a bulletin board, just find

January 12, 2015

Canvas Ottoman Styling Ideas

Don't you just love it when you make a great find at a great price, and then
see it elsewhere for a ton more? It's what I live for. Seriously. Here's a look
at my latest.

January 1, 2015

Marquee Letter/Monogram Wall Art

One trend that I don't see going away any time soon
is the marquee letter/monogram wall art trend. It's in catalogs
and magazines, on blogs and Pinterest. Have I fallen into the trap?
You bet.

I recently purchased a large galvanized vintage-inspired monogram letter
to hang on our family room wall. It was on sale for half price at Hobby
Lobby, so I swept in and got it before our initial was gone. Our last name


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