Outdoor Extravaganza Paint Project Picks

Aqua Vintage Drink Cart

Happy Monday! Can you believe it's June already? We had a late start to spring, but I'm happy to see everything is finally greening up. I always look forward to this time of year when our crabapple tree goes into bloom. So pretty! A big thank you to everyone who shared their Outdoor Paint Projects at the Outdoor Extravaganza last week. So many inspiring ideas! Today, I thought I’d share some of the most popular projects. Vintage Metal … [Read more...]

Outdoor Extravaganza- Share Your Outdoor Paint Projects!

Weathered Chippy Bench Makeover

It’s the final installment of this year’s Outdoor Extravaganza, paint projects! Finally, the weather cooperated this past week and I was able to put in some good hours outside. At the end of each Outdoor Extravaganza I can’t believe how much progress everyone has made! Sometimes all it takes is a little accountability to finally get projects crossed of the to-do list, wouldn’t you agree? Yesterday, I showed you what I did with the bench I salva … [Read more...]

Weathered Bench Container Garden

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A couple summers ago, I discovered two weathered benches in an old shed at my parents' farm that I decided to bring home with me. I managed to paint the larger one a bright yellow color for the Outdoor Extravaganza last year, and it eventually made its way to our front porch. The other smaller sized bench ended up being shoved under our deck and somewhat forgotten about. Last week, I finally pulled it out in an attempt to give it new life as part … [Read more...]

Easy Garden Themed Hostess Gift with Jar Printable

Easy Garden Themed Hostess Gift

With May Long Weekend  just around the corner, I thought it was a good time to put together a hostess gift for one of the outdoor parties we'll be attending. After feeling cooped up inside for far too long, I'm praying the weather finally allows us to kick back outside and enjoy some much-needed sunshine! Aside from the usual bottle of wine, I find it's always nice to show up at a party with something that makes the hostess feel greatly … [Read more...]

Create Your Own Seed Packets

Saving Lupine Seeds

Throughout summer, I deadhead most of my flowers to encourage re-blooming. However, once the calendar turns to September, I allow many of them to go to seed, usually resulting in new plants popping up the next year. My lavender garden, for instance, started with one tiny plant that now fills an entire section of our front flower bed. That's what I love about these self-seeders. With that being said, there are some plants I only want a select … [Read more...]

Container Herb Garden Ideas

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With warmer weather finally arriving, I've shifted my attention to outdoor decorating and gardening as much as I can. Over the weekend, we were able to rake the front lawn and clean up the perennials in the front flower bed. Thankfully, my son is home from his first year of college and was a big help. I remember when he used to get out his little plastic gardening set as a toddler and get down to business (I think making more of mess than … [Read more...]

DIY Roman Shade Using Spoonflower Fabric

Spoonflower Fabric Projects Collage

When we first moved into our current house more than 10 years ago, I had lofty ambitions to create custom window treatments for every room. I managed to sew drapery for our living room, kitchen, and dining room, and even sewed a roman shade for our bathroom. Then, the busyness of life got in the way and those plans came to a halt. For years, I've wanted a patterned roman shade in my office, but paying the hefty price for a custom one was … [Read more...]

Nature Inspired Easter Tablescape

Nature Inspired Easter Tablescape with Peat Pots

Easter is just around the corner, and I thought it would be fun to create a new tablescape for our family gathering. After this long harsh winter, nothing makes me happier than seeing the freshness and vibrancy of green mixed with natural elements of Spring. This year's table is all about embracing simplicity. Putting a tablescape together for Easter can be cheap and cheerful. I always like to mix the old with the new in any decorating … [Read more...]

Vintage Key Art + Pot of Gold Giveaway!

Vintage Key Art- Gold Gilded Shadow Box

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, and although we typically don't do much around here to celebrate the Irish tradition, I thought it would be fun to join a group of other Canadian bloggers in hosting a "Pot of Gold" giveaway! I'm sure you'd love to get your hands on $300 worth of Paypal cash! (More on that in a bit.) In the spirit of today's giveaway, each of us were asked by Tara from Suburble to create something gold. Of course, I … [Read more...]

Sewing Must-Haves {Fynes Designs}

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I started sewing when I was very young. We're talking pillows and blankets for my barbie beds (which I happened to construct out of shoe boxes), hair scrunchies (they were an 80's thing in case you don't know) and, eventually, I worked up to pillows and curtains for my own bedroom. In our previous homes, I always had my sewing machine set up, ready to make something. When we moved into this house almost 10 years ago, I sewed most of our window … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Treat Bags with Iron-on Transfer Printables

Valentine's Day Iron On Transfers for Treat Bags

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and I thought it was the perfect time to make some treat bags. Around here, we keep it simple on February 14. With both of our birthdays being in January and the holidays having just passed, we forgo expensive gifts or dinner out. However, I do cook something special and I like to put a little something together to show my husband and son how much they mean to me. These little bags are perfect for holding … [Read more...]

Decorating the Christmas Tree {Our House}

Red, white and silver Christmas tree | Satori Design for Living

Well, Christmas is one week from today. My son returns home from college tomorrow, and I'm thrilled to spend some much-needed quality time as a whole family! As promised, today I'm sharing a look at our Christmas tree and how I wrapped up all the gifts.   It's definitely a departure from the light, bright and simple Christmas decorating scheme I tend to go with. But, after Pottery Barn sent me a box of mostly red ornaments, I was … [Read more...]