Save yourself a lot of hassle with this spray painting tip

As most of you know, I love spray paint. I will spray paint anything and everything! Nothing is safe in my home from a can of good 'ol spray paint. :) With summer almost here I want to share a spray painting tip with you. Hopefully it will help you to not make the same mistake I made last summer. I decided I wanted a bunch of picture frames painted white for my gallery wall. It was August in Texas at about high noon which translates into at least 100 degrees outside with bright blue skies and lots of direct UV rays. Pretty much hotter than hell outside. ;) Perfect … [Read more...]

Crappy Cones. Literally.

I apologize in advance if you have a sensitive stomach or are easily squeamish. But this was too gross and too awesome not to share. Last month my son T turned 10. For his birthday he wanted me to make Cupcake Cones: T decided he wanted colored cones and chocolate cake and icing. No problem. Everything went as planned and they were actually starting to look pretty cute. Until the icing. Then things went horribly wrong. Do you see what I see? Are you simultaneously laughing and throwing up in your mouth a little? Every cupcake looked like a dog … [Read more...]

Poor acorn wreath & cactus. Two FAILS in one post, lucky you.

I saw this wreath over on MADE several months back. It was love at first sight. And I don't know about where you're from, but in these here Texas parts, we have acorns coming out the wazoo. So I paid my kids to gather acorns. And boy did they come through for me! I could have made 10 of these huge wreaths! I followed Dana's tutorial. I washed them all, then I baked them. And then they cooled off and were ready to glue! So I glued, and glued, and glued. And then I glued some more. Next time, {there won't be a next time!} I'll use a wreath that isn't the size of … [Read more...]

How an Epic Fail turned into a Win; and why my Entry Table is now green with envy

Before I dive in and show you guys my awesome entry table transformation, I have to take a minute to give a big huge {Thank You!} to Sarah over at... As some of you know, I'm a HUGE FAN of TDC. Her's is my favorite blog and one of the very first blogs I started reading 'back in the day'. On Friday Sarah did a feature about House of Hepworths. I had no idea she was going to feature me, and when I saw it I had to remind myself to breathe and my husband almost had to give me CPR to get my heart pumping again. Sarah didn't only tell her readers that she likes me, she gave an … [Read more...]