4th Wedding Anniversary Linen Pillow

October 24, 2014

Apologies if the site looks a little wonky today - I have my web guy on it and it will be remedied soon enough. My choices for a fourth wedding anniversary present for Matt were floral, silk or linen. He can’t name 90% of the flowers in our yard and he’s not a silk kind of guy, so linen it was. You can read a little bit about the before process here but I ended up making him a “Game of Thrones” themed linen throw pillow.

#Crafts #Gifts

A Quick DIY Nursery Mobile (For Under $7!)

March 11, 2014

When I set out to make a mobile for the nursery, I didn’t exactly set out with any real idea of what I wanted. Sure, I checked out a few DIY options online before heading out to the store, but in the end, I found my inspiration perusing my local Michael’s Arts and Crafts store. I came home with a flat flower hoop, some all-purpose acrylic, non-toxic craft paint, and nine random wood shapes.

#Nursery #Crafts #DIY #Decorating

Candlestick Dessert Tray

May 10, 2013

I know I don’t have the greatest track record when it comes to crafting. I’m no Martha Stewart, and I know that. Believe me. That being said, I have a new project that’s sort of crafty I wanted to share with you guys! Last month’s issue of Real Simple had a tidbit about creative uses for old things featuring candlesticks. This is a shot from their magazine where they repurposed candlesticks as bud vases.


Hanging a Wreath Over a Mirror (After Painting It)

December 11, 2013

This is my first post this week because yes, I missed another Sunday Cookin’ post. Oops. Maybe I should aim for every other Sunday instead of every Sunday. I did, in fact, cook. I just didn’t take pictures and blog about it. Actually, I took one picture, since I thought the table looked festive and pretty. Matt and I hosted a small brunch for his mother’s birthday and we served (among a few store bought things…) eggs, pancakes, bacon and fruit.

#Crafts #Decorating #Christmas

How to Make a Custom Clock (Sort of)

September 24, 2014

Did you notice the “sort of” in the post title? I added it to let you know I didn’t quite make a custom clock. I modified an existing clock to make it cuter. So that kind of counts, right? We started with this bad boy.. ($9.98 - Amazon)… …and ended up here. When I told my mom that I was “making a clock” for Harrison’s nursery, she promptly replied: (in an impressed tone) “Wow, that sounds involved.

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I'm No Seamstress: Attempting Nursery Curtains

January 16, 2014

As a general rule, when I need curtains, I ask my Nana. Last year, she made the beautiful valance for the quaint window in the bathroom. She also made the three valances for the three kitchen windows. Over the sink: Above the back window: On the back door: I know, she rocks. Please ignore that back door. It needs paint so desperately. If there was a word in my vocabulary that meant “even more desperately than desperately,” I’d use it for that back door.

#Sewing #Crafts

My Favorite $14 Christmas Update

November 30, 2013

I know it’s November 30th, but I hung my favorite Christmas decoration. Obviously it’s my favorite. It’s the first. I haven’t even taken out the Christmas bins from the attic yet. There will be more favorites to come. I popped by Trader Joe’s to grab a fresh boxwood wreath that I saw advertised for $10! I couldn’t believe the price. I feel like a local nursery would charge $30-$40 for the same thing.

#Christmas #Crafts #Decorating

So I Tried To Make Some Art...

January 7, 2013

Smack dab in the middle of my to-do list (that turned out to be a fail) for late Fall sat a little nugget about DIYing some art for the guest room. So yes, on my to-do list was to make my own art. Crazy? Maybe. I’m really trying to put my own little touches on things as opposed to going to a store and buying something I like. We know I do enough of that.

#Art #Crafts #Decorating

Valentine's Day Craft Fail (Plus, a shot at redemption!)

February 12, 2013

Before we get to my hot mess of a Valentine’s Day craft idea, let me give you some background on my artistic history. My great-grandfather was an amazing, accomplished, painter. My nana swears I have some of his talent, but she’s my nana, so she’s supposed to say that. I mean really, doesn’t every grandmother believe their granddaughter is the next great thing? Speaking of my nana, she’s quite crafty. She’s an unbelievable quilter and knitter.