I have always loved to paint, especially Faux finishes on walls and furniture. I have used latex paint, Old Village paint, and Milk paint, but I had never heard of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint or had any idea what it really was, when I stumbled across it two years ago. To me, chalk paint was something you painted onto a surface and it became a chalk board. But this was something completely different and interesting to me. I watched many, many YouTube how-to videos about how to use it, and I found a ... Read More about Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
2014 was quite a year. As I look back to reflect on everything I find things that bring me great joy and some that cause my heart to break all over again. January-was an exciting month as my baby girl went off to Liberty University. I can hardly believe she left me ; ) but I am happy for her! February-brought almost unbearable pain, when we got the call in the middle of the night that my oldest daughter lost a baby to a stillborn death at 37 weeks. You can read her ... Read More about A Year In Review
For anyone who loves to decorate for the holidays, now is the time to get out there and look for some bargains. I prefer to add just a few new things each year, but in order to blend the new with the old, whatever I do purchase, I purchase in multiples. I decorate my mantle and staircase, kind of like one big arrangement. The base is garland and then I use dozens and dozens of Christmas pics to build it into a full arrangement. Adding sugared fruit, feathers and lots and lots of ... Read More about After Christmas Sales
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! It all flew by so fast, as usual, and I am already thinking about taking everything down and packing it all away. Sitting in the living room this morning, I was taking a look around and remembering all the activity from just 24 hours earlier and all the wonderful memories that were made. Certainly I don't want to forget the beauty and reason for the season, and I don't want to forget how pretty everything looked, so here are a few pictures from ... Read More about Christmas Home Tour
Here are some tips I've picked up over the years, through much trial and error. I hope they are helpful.....now lets get wrapping, its CRUNCH TIME! Pick two or three coordinating papers-wrap everything going under the tree in the matching papers. Lets face it some presents are carried to work or opened at a family members home, those packages don't need to be wrapped to match the rest. Purchase cloth ribbons-again pick ribbons that will match whatever papers you purchase. They will last ... Read More about Quick and easy ways to present pretty packages!