“Deck the Entry Hall” with Martha Stewart Living Holiday Collection


By now, most of you should know that Mr. Woodsy and I LOVE to decorate for the holidays. Typically, by Christmas we are exhausted from the house-wide decorating that goes on for Halloween. But since we didn't decorate like crazy people this Halloween we are kind of decorating like crazy people for Christmas. Our home is officially decorated for Christmas! We finished over the long weekend. … [Read more...]

{Inspiration Board} Decorating for the Holidays

World Market Christmas Decor

We are in full holiday mode in our house. I know that Thanksgiving is THIS WEEK, but we have already started decorating. I think this is because we aren't mentally and physically drained from all the crazy Halloween decorating this year. Maybe it was a good thing to take a year off from extreme Halloween decorating. Then again--I feel like I'm doing some extreme Christmas decorating (you'll see what I've been up to in the coming weeks)! I spent a good part of the weekend doing some virtual … [Read more...]

Design Inspiration Sessions

havertys accessories

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Havertys Furniture for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. This past weekend I attended an inspiration session at Havertys. This months theme was Winter Colors (designing to incorporate winter colors). Havertys offers the highest quality furniture, a vast array of styles, and excellent value so that your goal can easily become a reality. Havertys inspiring design tools, seasoned staff and 125 years of experience will help translate … [Read more...]

{Decorating Dilemmas} Our Living Room

fabric inspirations for decorating our living room

I had no intentions to redecorate our living room anytime soon. That was until Mr. Woodsy scored all that furniture last month during his morning walk with our dog. I fell in love with the entertainment stand and knew that I wanted to redo it. Paint it bold, remove the tacky particle board on the back, give it some sexy new legs... you know. RE-DO IT! Plus I loved these pictures... I wanted to use them in our house, and the only place I could think about incorporating them was in our … [Read more...]

Outdoor Living Room Reveal + Michelob ULTRA Light Cider

cost of the outdoor living room

Today, we are taking a break from our Master Bedroom Revamp Projects and revealing a little side project we completed in less than a half day. What goes best with a brand new outdoor living room? Cider of course! A few weeks ago Mr. Woodsy sent me a series of text messages asking if I wanted an outdoor furniture set. Upon reviewing a few photos I immediately said yes! It was a used set but with a little TLC I knew we could make it our own and make it better! The going price tag was … [Read more...]

{Tutorial} Fall Painted Table Runner

Fall Table Runner

I've been on a painting kick. Ever since receiving my big box of Martha Stewart Crafts™ premium acrylic paints I've been painting a lot more than I normally do! Actually, I take that back.... I've never painted this much in my life. I'm in love with this product. This paint has changed my crafting life! I wanted to make an inexpensive table runner for our always bare dinning room table. I've seen others use drop cloths and I felt that this would be the perfect material to make a table runner. … [Read more...]

Double Ruffle Pillow {Tutorial}

Everyone has been making pillows--ruffled pillows to be exact in blog land lately. Not that I want to copy the trend, but I do love me some accent pillows, and the fact that we don't have any accent pillows on our new comfort in our bedroom meant that I could start creating. This is the first of many pillows that I plan to create. It all started with a yard of black linen fabric for $2.70 and a throw pillow! That's all it took for me to start dreaming up what I wanted to do with this … [Read more...]

Tutorial: Fabric Bulletin Board {revamp}

A really good friend of mine gave me a beige on beige fabric bulletin board last summer. I knew I wanted it, but I also knew that the beige on beige was going to have to go! For months I looked for fabric, and thus I found this beautiful black and off white print. I scoured the ribbon aisles at Michaels Crafts and fell in love with this turquoise. Thankfully, Mr. Woodsy helped me with this project. I have the begining stages of arthritis in my hands, so gripping a nail gun is out of the … [Read more...]

Laundry Room Signs {Wash, Dry, Fold}

I started these laundry room signs back in September, and they sat... for months. Until finally, I was tired of looking at them in my guest bedroom. I had finally decided how I would display them and what color scheme I was going for in the laundry room. I originally got the idea from CraftOManiac, and with some pre planing aka browsing the internet, I knew how I wanted to make these signs my own!I purchased the same plaques from the dollar store, removed the ribbon, and began painting with a … [Read more...]

Heart Shadow Box {Tutorial}

Back in October, I made Creepy Critter Boxes that I used as part of my Halloween decor. When I made them I wanted to make sure that I could take the creepy critters out and use the shadow box for something else. I was recently cleaning and found my shadow boxes again! *Yes, our house has been quite a disaster the past few months with the finishing and now completion of the craft room! I started brainstorming a variety ideas when this project came to mind. Ultimately, I'm very pleased with … [Read more...]