Archives for August 2013

Shelf Swap. Like Wife Swap but better.

You guys, I am checking in today with some earth shattering decorating. Prepare to be blown away. Are you sitting down for this? I have been trying to get my daughter's furniture to work in her bedroom, but the furniture was purchased for her previous room and it just would not work. Every time I walk in there I'm like, "Urgh. Uck. I can't stand this room." Well, yesterday I had an epiphany and it involved these bookshelves I stuck in the kitchen. Somehow having you guys look at everything on my shelves is making me feel really vulnerable. Yes, I own Twilight and Sisterhood of the … [Read more...]

Hookin Up with HoH #163 (& an invite to a group pinterest board)

Holla everyone. Glad you are here! I have a fun invite for all of you. I created a group Pinterest board and I would love for you to be a part of it! It's called the DIYs Crafts & Recipes group board and it's for all DIY, craft, lifestyle, and recipe bloggers. Right now it has just under 20k followers, so it's a great way to help you promote your stuff. If you would like an invite, simply email me your email address and a link to your pinterest profile to with the subject line, "PINTEREST GROUP BOARD". I'll get an invite over to you right away. ** So, are you … [Read more...]

Old is the new new. Family Heirlooms and why they are so special.

This is a sponsored post for True Value Hardware. All opinions are my own. Do you have any furniture that you've inherited? I have inherited two pieces of furniture from my grandparents. My piano and my bedroom set. (So I guess technically that would be 4 pieces of furniture.) When I was a little girl I learned how to play the piano on this piano. My mother learned how to play on this very piano when she was a little girl as well. And now my children are learning to play the piano on the same piano. When my mom was a child she wanted to take piano lessons so my Papa (my … [Read more...]

{Guest Blogger} Roman Numeral Photo Clock by Micki from Confessions of an ADD Housewife

I'm  Micki and I blog at Confessions of an ADD Housewife. To answer your questions...yes, I do have ADD. I also have six children (ages 16 to 4), and two years ago my husband and I moved in to our dream house (DH says it's his nightmare). It's a 104 year old American Foursquare and needs a lot of work. We're slowly working on the house because we're doing this all on a cash budget! My plan is to transform one room at a time. This year my goal was to work on the grand foyer. Don't worry, it's not nearly as fancy as it sounds... I mean, up until this past February, it had 2X4s nailed … [Read more...]

The sod saga in House 2

It's been three months since we moved and I realized I never shared a few last minute updates on our previous house (henceforth to be known as House2). Once we found our dream house (House3), we had to list House2 at lighting speed. We had about a week to work through a huge to-do list, and there were many nights we were up until 1am working our tails off. One major thing on our list was the side yard. It was a mess when we bought the house, and pretty much continued to be a hot mess for the following three years. We knew if we didn't take care of the grass issue, we'd never sell the … [Read more...]

Hookin Up with HoH #162

Guess what this week is? It's the last week of summer before school starts next week. Sniff. I love having the kids home, but let's be honest here... Momma needs some alone time to paint and blog! ** So, are you new here? I throw the Hookin' Up with HoH Party every week to give all of you a chance to find other awesome blogs to read. Below you will find several hundred mini links to other people's blog posts. Have fun browsing through the links in search of new ideas. Also, if you are a blogger, please feel free to add your own links to the list! Please refrain from posting … [Read more...]

Home State Canvases by Emily from Love, Pasta & a Tool Belt

Today I have Emily from Love, Pasta & a Tool Belt here to share some custom artwork she created! ***** Hi HOH readers! My name is Emily and I am so excited to be guest posting here today. I blog over at Love, Pasta and a Tool Belt. I write about DIY crafts, recipes, home decor and improvement projects. A couple of my favorite posts have been my Honey Garlic Pork Chops (yum!), my Master Bedroom Makeover, and my favorite of many wreaths, my DIY Burlap Wreath. My husband and I have been married for a year and are right now embarking on a new adventure moving from Virginia to Tennessee. … [Read more...]