A Tiny Table Goes Glam & We Have a Giveaway!

Feature Tiny Table

This little table is all dressed up in classic black and gold! But she wasn’t always this pretty. She’d been spray-painted silver a few years ago to go in my daughter’s bedroom. It was a hard few years for a tiny table, and she was covered with nail polish, glue and glitter, scratches and mystery […]

Renew an Old Coat for less than $20!

Renew an old coat

Have you ever had a really great, comfy coat? Me, Too! I and I just hated to get rid of it. But as I was sewing one of the buttons back on, I realized my favorite coat was eight years old. I bought it when I was on a green kick. And I remember a […]

Simple Living: But what does it MEAN?

Simple Living: What does it mean?

Today I am enjoying a little bit of down time. OK, after looking at the clock, rather a lot of down time for me. I’ve opened up all the doors and windows to let in the sunshine and the breeze, after a week of icky weather, and I’ve sat here on the couch and caught […]

An Upholstered Wall Treatment (in less than an hour!)

Upholster a wall

I really wanted a nice dresser. And shortly before we moved into our current 1940’s bungalow, I had found one at an estate sale; so new the knobs still had plastic on them, and TEN drawers for me and dear hubby; big enough for everything we need to put in it! But it didn’t fit on […]

Repair a Foundation Corner

Corner pop feature

A Mason I am not. But when my Realtor hubby asked me to help him repair a foundation corner pop, I figured I could probably handle it. A “corner pop” is when the corner of a house’s foundation cracks, and pops off. This isn’t usually a structural issue, but it can cause a few problems. […]

On Being Less Busy & My New Bullet Journal

Be less busy and more productive with Bullet Journaling

On of the main tenets of Simple Living is to live life at a reasonable pace. In the theoretical, I get that, I really do.  I just have trouble putting it into practice.  So around October, I found myself busier than I could really handle, and the last three months have been brutal. I launched […]

Oh, Christmas Tree! Holiday Blog Hop

Oh, Christmas Trees! Blog Hop

Thanks for stopping by our Holiday Blog Hop!  If you’re looking for inspiration for your tree, DIY ornaments, or just want to see some really gorgeous, fun, and creative  Christmas trees, then you’ll LOVE the hop, “Oh, Christmas Trees!” Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to follow the links at the end of the […]

Mercury Mason Jars in a Rustic Tray

Mercury Masons Jars and a Rustic Tray

Welcome to the 4th Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! A few years ago we were looking online for handmade gift ideas and thought it would be great if there was a resource dedicated JUST to handmade gift ideas. Enter the Handmade Holidays hop! We’ve gathered over 100 of our creative blogger friends in the craft industry […]

A Christmas Chalkboard


A Chalkboard for Christmas I love the hand-lettered look of a chalkboard. They are just too cute, and there is so much you can do with them. Fortunately, Thanks to Picmonkey, Paint Shop Pro,  and white graphite paper, making a chalkboard is super-simple! The trick is tracing the design, rather than trying to draw it […]

Project 333: Right-sizing a Wardrobe

Project 333, simplify your wardrobe

I want to start living a simpler life. Perhaps the easiest way to start is to get rid of some of the excess “stuff” in my life.  Now let me mention that I intially thought this would be a pretty simple project because I don’t consider myself my packrat. I was wrong.  I needed some help. […]