Creating a Coffee Station

Coffee.  I love it.  I need it.  So why shouldn’t it have it’s very own special station?  Why shouldn’t this tiny part of my home feel like it could be part of a quaint bed & breakfast or a cute little coffee shop? There is no reason it shouldn’t!  I covet the full walled, elaborately amazing coffee stations that I have seen on Pinterest, but I

DIY to Try – A Belted Shelf

For a while now, I have been thinking of different ways to install some sort of shelving in our small bathroom.   We have very limited space around our sink, and our toiletries are usually covering every inch.  Well today I had enough, I decided I was going to change that, I knew even the smallest shelf would free up some space!  However, I did

The Silver Lining – A Desk Makeover

As many of you know, I love a good makeover project! Especially if the makeover involves taking an old beat up piece and turning it into something beautiful and functional.  This is exactly what I set out to do with this old sewing desk that I picked up at a Habitat for Humanity ReStore, for only $40!  I decided to glam up the piece with some

What’s Your Sign – Home Is Wherever I’m With You

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! I spent some time working on more Valentine’s Day gifts, including this hand painted wooden sign!  I decided to use a lyric from one of my favorite songs “Home” by Edward Sharp & The Magnetic Zeros. I started by using a long basswood plaque that you can find from your local crafts store.  I then sketched out my

2013 – Top Posts

Since it is officially 2014, and since I am officially back from vacation I thought it was time to take a quick review of the top blog posts from the past year…scratch that..from the past 5 months!  Can you believe it has only been just over 5 months that this blog has been around?  I can’t!  Looking back at the statistics and comments has really

DIY To Try – Paper Bag Gift Wrap

“Brown Paper Packages Tied Up With Strings”…these definitely are a few of my favorite things!  And a great way to describe my gift wrapping style this Christmas!  Today I will show you how to gift wrap your presents, with items you already have in your home! Mainly, brown paper shopping bags!  It is inexpensive and a great way to “go green”! Ok so this isn’t

Guest DIY Blogger Series: Styles by Holly

Wine is a pretty big staple for the holiday season, it warms you up from the cold, it gets served with meals, and gets gifted for parties.   With all that wine going around it helps to have wine charms to identify people’s glasses….ok and they are really cute and fun too!  They also make a perfect hostess gift!  With today’s DIY tutorial I will

Branch Out This Christmas!

You have about one week left to branch out this Christmas!  That is, if you haven’t already, branches and twigs have become quite popular over the past few years, especially this time of year!  And why shouldn’t they be?  They bring a rustic yet simple element to your holiday decor, and many of the ideas I will show you today are easy and oh so

Home For The Holidays – With Holly & Craig

A few days ago my sister and her husband invited Jim and I over to their apartment for a pre-Christmas get together of food, drinks and games.  But I think they just wanted to show off their beautifully decorated apartment. Ok, I know that’s not the reason.  Still, I couldn’t help but feel as though I was stepping onto a Christmas movie set!  A fire

Christmas Gifts With Mason Jars

Handmade gifts are my favorite kind of gifts to receive, as well as give.  And handmade gifts that involve mason jars are just that much better, and frankly more adorable than most wrapping paper.  The list of mason jar gifts below can be in addition to your holiday gifts this year, or they can stand on their own as they are both thoughtful and creative.