Painting Tips

My first paint project was the dresser turned entertainment center shown in the last post.  The second was the coffee table also shown in the last post.  I recently painted a dresser for my son’s room and I learned several things about getting a smooth finish.  Sorry I don’t have a pic at the moment. […]


See the hand print on the glass? I realized they are getting higher and higher.  A woman told me when she was a young mother she was complaining about all the handprints on the window  she recently cleaned.  Her mother gently reprimanded her and said that one day there wont be any more little hands […]

Living Room Before and After

When my son was born, six years ago, we had only lived in our house about 2 years.  I really truly believe it takes at least 5 years to really get ‘settled’ in.  I had little organization going on, especially how and where to store toys, I’m horrible with paperwork but getting better, and had […]

Fall Display on Sofa Table

  Just wanted to show a little fall inspiration.  This is our living room, where we hang out.  I will show the before and after pics in another post.  Since I discovered decorating blogs, I have been braver. and this room has really started to transform! Blogging is a whole new world for me, just […]

Organized Entry

We have a very open front entry.  The door coming from the garage is very close to the front entry door so we don’t have a mud room, you come in from the garage right into the front of the house, and what do people do when they come in from the garage???  They DUMP!  […]

Carrot Tops!

I saw this idea, I think, from a magazine.  I knew I had the carrots, but my hydrangeas weren’t quite there yet.  So I was finally able put this idea together, and it worked pretty good.  It even lasted for a few days and was very pretty and unusual. All I did was stuff in some […]


I have debated about blogging my adventures of ‘all things home’.  I am a stay at home mom, who loves to be at home, decorate, do DIY projects,  loves to cook, garden and loves to help at church, and runs a preschool in my home as well.  I have a full plate and will keep my trying to […]