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07 August, 2022

Five Easy Accents That Just Say Farmhouse

I admit it...I love farmhouse style! But I have one 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.

30 July, 2022

A Little Summer Antiquing

We are well into summer here in Georgia with sweltering heat and humidity so it's time for my favorite indoor sport...antiquing! lol So my friend Linda and I headed out to our favorite spot, the Queen of Hearts in Alpharetta, to see what we could find. The change of seasons always guarantees some fun new finds and we were not disappointed!

23 July, 2022

Christmas in July...15 Super Easy Ideas

It's miserably hot over most of the country right now and I find myself dreaming of cooler weather and staying glued to the Hallmark Channel's Christmas in July! I will admit to walking around Hobby Lobby and checking out this year's decorations as they are putting them out.  And, yes, I have already started thinking about how to decorate my mantel! lol So just in case you are doing the same, I would like to share some of my favorites from previous years. And if you know me, you know that they are all easy and inexpensive!

16 July, 2022

Farmhouse Candlesticks...from the Toy Aisle

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT DIY Farmhouse CandlesticksI love adding farm animals to my d├ęcor! There is just something so serene and peaceful about them! And…I have been eyeing some candlesticks made using animals and birds painted white as the base. So the other day while I was shopping in the toy aisle for my grandsons an idea hit me…why not make my own? As it turns out, it was super easy and inexpensive!

09 July, 2022

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!

02 July, 2022

DIY Patriotic Firecracker Decor

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT DIY Patriotic FirecrackersHi everyone! Can you believe it’s almost time for celebrating the 4th of July? Summer is flying by! I am working on a patriotic mantel and one of the elements is my DIY PATRIOTIC FIRECRACKERS! I am really excited about this one! They were so easy and fun to make! And a trip to Dollar Tree netted me most of what I needed!

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!