When printing my wedding invitations I went back and forth on how I wanted to write the envelopes.  I thought about printing them with our laser printer, but I eventually decided that hand-lettering the envelopes would give a more personal touch.  Fortunately, I have always been blessed with artistic ability and relatively good handwriting so I decided to give it … Continue reading

DIY Burlap Overlay

This project was definitely inspired by necessity… The need for affordable linens for our wedding.  I’ve already shared that our wedding theme will be rustic chic and we are embracing it wholeheartedly.  Burlap and lace are going to be all over the place (lol) so why not include some DIY Burlap Overlays. Easy to make and less than $7.00 per 48″ … Continue reading

Rustic Wedding Inspiration

The past few months have been involved some hardcore wedding planning and tons of DIY projects to keep costs down.  I have utilized Pinterest to catalog all my hearts desires and I wanted to share with you some of my most favorite rustic wedding inspiration photos. I’m sure most brides can relate to the fact that the wedding can become … Continue reading

Easy Curtain Idea {and an ETSY update}

Seriously, this is the easiest curtain fix ever…It was like a light bulb epiphany moment.  This week has been crazy busy for me personally, so I apologize if any of you reading this are a little bored by my *genius* curtain solution.  I do however, have an announcement that I will share at the end of this post, which should also … Continue reading

Pond Update: The Battle of Spring Algae

Last summer I shared my pond building adventure and I am happy to report that I did finish the pond and the fish are thoroughly enjoying it!  It’s still a work in progress and I need to make a trip to the local water garden supply for some more plants, but all in all I am super happy with how … Continue reading

Stylish Office Window for a Friend

After learning that a friend of mine had to undergo a double mastectomy, I wanted to do something special for her.  Her office has two large windows that let in a ton of natural light.  However, this was becoming a curse for her since the chemo made her very sensitive to heat.  While she was out recovering from surgery I … Continue reading

Dumpster Dive Garden Bench Made from Chairs

Driving home one day I spotted two dining chairs out by someone’s curb, ready for the trash.  I wanted to stop and get them, but I kept driving because I felt really dumb dumpster diving on my own street.  I mean, what if the neighbors saw me?  Embarrassing…  Well, I got home and I couldn’t stop thinking about all the … Continue reading

Painting Patio Furniture

painting patio furniture

Last week I spent some time updating our patio cushions.  To go along with the new cushions I also gave the furniture a much needed make-over.  The patio furniture is cast aluminum and it has held up really well over the last 6 years.  There were, however, a few chipped areas on the arms and back.  As a quick-fix I … Continue reading

Patio Cushion Covers Made from Drapes

I love our back patio.  It’s tranquil and quiet; it’s a nice place to sit by the pond and watch the fish.  However, our patio cushions were in need of some love.  I didn’t want to spend $20, $30, or even more on new cushions or custom covers. The actual cushion pad was in decent shape, it just needed a … Continue reading

Installing Front Door Glass

On the journey to a newly painted front door, one of the panels of leaded glass decided to break.  Fortunately, they were tempered glass so there are no injuries to report (and I secretly wanted to replace them anyway…). After some diligence and some plywood to cover the hole in our door for a week, I was able to install … Continue reading