My parents bought a “new” house last year and have been making it a home ever since. I absolutely love everything about their new place. One of the best parts, I’ve been able to help my mom with lot’s of the decorating. Which in turn, ultimately, means spending a ton of time together. Who doesn’t love that?! Through this journey together we are always keeping our eyes out for the perfect decor pieces that would look great for her home, be it old or new.
Well, it’s finally 2016! With a new year brings new plans. Currently, the blog is undergoing some changes and improvements. I am learning a lot and working on lots of new details. While this takes place, I thought it would be a great time to reflect on 2015. Writing this post actually brought back some of my favorite recipes to cook this week. Let’s check out the top 9 Easy Peasy Pleasy blog posts of 2015.
My mom loves all things coastal but she lives no where near the beach. Her home is completely landlocked. Dilemma…How do you add that coastal beach feel without going overboard? I’m always leery when adding decor that doesn’t quite fit the region where I live. I think it can be done as long as you use an editing eye. Since we were needing to feel a blank spot in her family room, I decided this bench would be the perfect way to add a little of that beach vibe.
This is Mrs. Hannah. She was the original owner of this piece and has since handed it down to her daughter in law. Let me give you a little background on this piece of wicker.
Mrs. Hannah, who mind you, has recorded everything in her life tells us this piece is called a Davenport. She also tells us that she purchased this piece…wait for it… on May 27, 1971. I ask myself, how in the world can a person remember exactly when they purchased a piece of furniture that dates back 44 years? Well, I have found out since that Hannah’s husband owns a business and they have always kept ledgers of purchases. I thought this was the neatest thing. How amazing to be able to pull out a notebook from so many years ago and know exactly what you were doing at that time based on purchases. Mrs. Hannah purchased this Wicker Davenport (I sound so debonair) from a store in the little town of Shirley that was run by the Hackett’s. She bought it from Ivy Hackett for, get this, only $20. Hannah believes the piece to actually have been made in the 1920’s. It held it’s place of prominence in Hannah’s home for a number of years and then was moved to her front porch. Continue reading
It’s time for another Feature Friday with Family and Friends post!
When the boys are away this is how us girls play. When the men leave town, my girlfriends and I always come up with some fun way to get down. This particular weekend we decided to get our DIY on. When a friend is in need it’s time to roll up our sleeves and get our hands dirty. There’s nothing like good company, good food, and good crafting! Turning a table into an ottoman couldn’t be easier and painting furniture without sanding first is the icing on the cake! Continue reading
I have been knee deep in DIY projects lately. I finish one to start another and finish that one to start again. I love it though! I like to keep the creative juices flowing. Plus, when my family or friends need a helping hand, I just can’t refuse! I have posts coming soon about all these DIY projects. I’ve been giving little sneak peaks on Facebook and Instagram, so check those out if you want to see what’s coming up. During these big DIY projects, I did squeeze in a couple smaller projects I want to share you. This project is so easy! If you have a sewing machine, you can whip this up in an hour. Continue reading
Hi all!! Happy Friday! It’s been a crazy busy week for me!
I’ve come up with an idea! I have so many talented family members and friends that are always cooking up something delicious, doing some really cool DIY projects, or throwing some fun event. I’ve decided to do a post called Feature Friday With Family And Friends! Sometimes I will have my hand in the cookie jar on these posts and sometimes I will be elbow deep. Other times it will be a spotlight on that particular family member or friend and strictly showcase how talented they are! I thought this would be a great way to show off the fun, cool, and creative things that I get to see and you wouldn’t because these folks don’t have a blog. Continue reading
The time had come to make out my meal plan for the week and get my grocery list underway. I keep a magnetic notepad on the fridge where I write down any items I run out of or realize I need during the week. I went to grab this notepad to write out my list and noticed it has a picture of a snowman printed on all the pages. Winter is over and the snowman is no longer relevant “refrigerator decor” for at least the next 8 months. There has to be at least 40 or 50 pages left on this notepad. Hmm…with a little finger tap to the chin…I start thinking, I could always buy a new notepad but that’s an item I usually just happen to stumble across during random shopping trips. So, instead, I decided I would make up a cover page to add to the front of the notepad with some cute graphics that translate to anytime of the year and not just one particular season. I figured while I was at it, I could make up refill sheets and never have to stumble across those little notepads during shopping again! While I’m at it, I might as well share these printables with you!
First, let’s start with the heart strings cause mine are pulled and my funny bone has been tickled too! Let me just say, I have the most amazing brother in the world who married the most amazing woman in the world in the most hilarious wedding ceremony in the world! Continue reading
Dr. Seuss’s Birthday was Monday and our school throws down big time for that man! The whole week is a huge event! The PTO holds a costume contest, decks the school out from top to bottom, and gives out Seuss style snacks. The Second Grade puts on a special Seussical Musical and the school staff put on an amazing spirit day in honor of Dr. Seuss! It’s a huge event and I love it! This is one of my most favorite activities for the whole school year! I got to thinking what should Garrett be this year??? Continue reading