My Nine Favorite Online Classes and a Little Lifechanger

My Nine Favorite Online Classes and a Little Lifechanger

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Have you ever heard of Skillshare before?

I just discovered it.

And just between us  it’s a little life-changing.  It’s kind of like the first time you used your DVR.  You were about to watch the Real Housewives of Somewhere and your friend calls to see if you want to go out to dinner and you really want to, but you also want to see if one of the housewives figures out that the other housewife has been talking about her before their trip to another country and then you remember out of the blue that you can PAUSE LIVE TELEVISION.

It’s that kind of life-changing.

Skillshare is full of class after class of the most amazing things.  Like cake decorating or crafting or felting or drawing or painting or sculpting or taking pictures with your iPhone.

And the best part?

Are you ready?

Are you sitting down?

Want to try it out? You can click here to sign up today and get your first 3 months for just $0.99.

See what I mean?  Totally, utterly and completely life-changing.

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How to Paint a Wood Floor With Diamonds

How to Paint a Wood Floor With Diamonds

Before room staircase pictures

Just for sake of conversation, let’s say that you are making over a blank slate into an imagination room.

And let’s say the blank slate has gray wood floors.

What’s a imagination room maker to do with all that gray wood?

Paint it with diamonds, of course.

But not just ordinary diamonds.  Not the kind that look like two triangles put together.  Because why in the world would you put simple diamonds on the floor when you can create jewels like the kind Marilyn Monroe wore?

And then what if you took the diamonds that look like jewels, not ordinary diamonds and transformed them into a pattern to look like flowers?

Could it happen?

Would it be possible?

Why not?

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DIY Reclaimed Wood Monogram

DIY Reclaimed Wood Monogram

reclaimed wood

This entire project started with this wood.

I saw it and I had to have it.

I know I live in the country and we have barns that are falling down and old wood scattered around and pieces like this by the side of the road.

But I didn’t get it at any of those places.

You will never guess where I got it.


It came from HOBBY LOBBY.

Can you even believe it?  I saw it in the wood section already cut in a nice bundle called Wood Pile and it was only $4.99 for an ENTIRE BUNDLE.  I’m sure its a cousin to the barn around the corner.  And wait for it….just wait for it….I used my 40% coupon from my phone and got it for 40% off of that.

And then of course, I had to make something with all that amazingness.

So I made this.

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Easy Closet Organization Tips

Easy Closet Organization Tips

This post was written in collaboration with Home Decorator’s Collection.

simple closet organization tips

Ideas for fun when you have been snowed in for eight days with four children and the sun is scheduled to come out next Saturday…..

1.  Build an igloo in the woods and come to the realization there’s enough snow left over to build an igloo metropolis.

2.  Cheer enthusiastically when you can actually see the see the sidewalk to get to the mailbox.

3.  Make your 347th cup of hot chocolate.

4.  Play games and tell stories and make brownies and think up new braided hairstyles and paint a dresser….

….and decide make-up is totally over-rated.

5.  And when all else fails….organize your closet. 🙂Continue reading

To Paint or Not to Paint….That is the Question?

To Paint or Not to Paint….That is the Question?


Wooden Chairs with Brick Wall

So I went to an auction.

Don’t you love a post that starts like this?

It sounds like a really good country song.

Or a Dr. Seuss poem.

Or an updated version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

But I digress.  So I went to this auction where I planned on buying a bed and a hutch and a table….

….and I came home with a filing cabinet and these chairs.

Of course I did.

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If a Box Could Talk and I’m BACK

If a Box Could Talk and I’m BACK

Wooden Box Ideas


That was tough.

Do you know how hard it is to write a blog with the comments not working?

Especially when you get to visit Joanna Gaines shop and you get the bargains of the century and all I want to do is discuss it all in the comments and talk about how amazing she is and ask if anyone saw the latest episode where Chip eats a cockroach.

Can you see why we need to talk?
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What I Found Under the Christmas Tree

What I Found Under the Christmas Tree


book page projects diy ideas

Over Christmas break I bought a pair of velvet red pants.

I know….right?

I’m kind of all about myself.

Oh….and I said “I Do” again to the same set of twinkling brown eyes.

And was on Channel 8 News in Dallas.

And as thrilling and amazing as all that was…..

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Top Ten Reader Favorites from 2014

Top Ten Reader Favorites from 2014



2014 was amazing.


Like I can’t believe it’s over and I’m still pinching myself and how in the world did I ever get lucky enough to write a blog like this and get to drink coffee and create projects with all of you everyday amazing.

But the best part?

I know that 2015 is going to be even better.

There’s so many incredible things in the works that I can’t wait to share with all of you.  Fun collaborations and videos and projects and trips and shows and conferences and room makeovers and…and…and…and….

…and I need to buckle my seat belt because we are off and running.

But for today I wanted to take a look back at the year that was.

Here’s the top 10 reader favorites from 2014 according to Google analytics.

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