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13 July, 2024

10 Best Beach Inspired Projects

Woo hoo! It’s almost the middle of July and those long, sunny days of summer are in full swing! For me, my thoughts turn to…what else?…THE BEACH! Sooo....since I don't usually head that way until fall, I am adding some beachiness to my home! I’m sharing my top ten favorite ways to do just that!

06 July, 2024

5 Easy Accents That Just Say Farmhouse

I admit it...I love farmhouse style! But I have one problem...my home just doesn't lend itself to full-blown farmhouse and a major reno is not on the horizon any time soon! Plus I am not so sure that I can abandon my love of Country French for shiplap and open shelving. So I have discovered a way to infuse that farmhouse look without a total commitment. I add decorative elements that suggest a farmhouse. Here are my five favorites.

29 June, 2024

8 Easy Projects for the Garden

My favorite time of year has arrived and so has my favorite occupation...getting my yard in order followed by loooong spells of what I call patio sitting! It's time to hit the gardening center and fill my favorite containers with fresh flowers and herbs! So I am sharing eight ways to display flowers and plants...including a little bit of the unusual plus a few unexpected ways to dress up the ordinary.

22 June, 2024

Patriotic Farmhouse Mantel

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Patriotic Farmhouse MantelThe 4th of July is almost here and I have decked out my mantel to celebrate! It's a simple farmhouse design with lots of galvanized goodness, paper stars, rag balls and garlands in stars and stripes!

15 June, 2024

10 Fun and Easy Summer Wreaths

I have a confession..I love wreaths! If you are a regular reader, you have probably already figured that out! ;-) I have one on the inside and outside of every exterior door in my house! And this is my favorite time of year for creating them with so many fun holidays and iconic images that just say summer! Sooo....I thought I would share my ten favorites with you!

08 June, 2024

8 Ways to Get Summer Farmhouse Style

June has arrived and summer weather is definitely here in Georgia! It's time for me to start adding some summery accents to my home. I love the simplicity of farmhouse style because it just seems to lend itself to the ease and slower pace of our summer lifestyle. And the good news is that you don't have to spend a fortune to do it! I am sharing eight ways to create that look and still go easy on your budget!

01 June, 2024

Five Favorite No-Sew Summer Projects

Woo hoo! June has finally arrived and the early months of summer are here! I love this time of year when we can move outdoors and enjoy the beautiful weather...before the sweltering heat and mosquitoes set in! ;-) It's time for those traditional family get-togethers that roll around...graduation, picnics and end of the school year celebrations! So I am sharing my favorite easy-to-make projects to add a personalized touch to the festivities!

25 May, 2024

5 Ways to Bring Provence to Your Patio

Traveling to France is not on my to-do list right now so I've decided to bring France to me! Several years ago I spent a few wonderful weeks touring France to celebrate my retirement, the highlight of which was a stay in an old farmhouse in Provence. It had a charming patio that welcomed us each time we came through the gate. I would love to be able to come home to that feeling every evening but I have to be realistic. I just don't have that house to work with as a backdrop! So I have come up with five very easy ways to add that charm without the price of an airline ticket!