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25 June, 2022

Pottery Barn Inspired Paper Star wreath

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pottery Barn Inspired 3-D Paper Star WreathHi everyone! We are really into summer here and that just says red, white and blue for me! Can you believe that the 4th of July is only a few weeks away? Sooo…I can’t wait to share this one with you! I am really pleased with the way it turned out, too! It’s my Pottery Barn Inspired 3-D Paper Star Wreath!  And it is sooo much cheaper than theirs and fun to make, too!

18 June, 2022

DIY Mini Herb Garden with Chalkboard Plant Markers

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Mini Herb Garden with DIY Chalkboard Plant MarkersSummer is almost officially here and one of the things I love about it is being able to cook with fresh herbs.  Sooo….. I decided that this year I would have my own little garden with all of my favorites! That way I don't have to make a run to the grocery store when I need herbs...and you know that now just going out has become an ordeal! So while I was at it, I thought I would make it cute and fun and use some more of my favorites…galvanized goodies and chalkboard touches!

11 June, 2022

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!

01 June, 2022

8 Ways to Get Farmhouse Summer 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!

22 May, 2022

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!

15 May, 2022

Ten Fun and Easy Ideas in Red, White and Blue

Now that May has rolled around, I am starting to think in red, white and blue! With Memorial Day only two weeks away, closely followed by Flag Day and the 4th of July, it's time to get my patriotic mojo going! And just in case you are like me and want to get a head start, I am sharing my most popular projects!

08 May, 2022

Happy Mother's Day!

A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them. ~Victor Hugo
Wishing a very happy Mother's Day to each of you! Enjoy your special day!       
                      


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03 May, 2022

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.