Huge Nutcrackers for your porch

Happy Holidays my friends! As you've probably figured out already, I love nutcrackers, especially brightly painted ones! I found some pretty ugly huge plaster nutcrackers at Home Depot on sale for black friday and just had to pounce on them. Of course, I couldn't display them as-is; I had to paint them first. Check out this post for a step-by-step of the process. Here's the original nutcrackers I bought. I actually bought one at first, but then I ran back to Home Depot and picked up a 2nd one. They were only $19.98! Seriously. They are HEAVY and are plaster. These guys aren't … [Read more...]

orange color-backed decor bowls tutorial

The dining room is getting tinkered with again. What I really want to do is finish those chairs (!!!) but that requires W-O-R-K which is kind of a turn-off for me. Ten chairs = very overwhelming. (Can you tell I've been painting them though? hint hint) I still want this room finished though, and I've got this big ol' blank wall staring me down mocking me. I've been trying to figure out what to put here, but all my ideas seem to compete with the curtains, which I want to be the star of the room. I don't want anything on this wall that will distract from the curtains. … [Read more...]

Adding vinyl to candles for a custom look

Here's a fun easy project I made recently with my Silhouette machine: I showed you this new shelf the other day: Did you notice my new candle? Looks expensive, hua! Nope. It's a WalMart candle that I added vinyl to cut from my Silhouette Machine! I found this cute letter and square around the letter at the Silhouette store. I just downloaded it and cut it out. It took me about 5 seconds. And it's darling and looks like I bought it at some overpriced upscale store. I also found a flourish at their store and added it to these two candles on my … [Read more...]

Front Yard Holiday

Ya, Casa de Hepworths is pretty LAME this year when it comes to Holiday decorating & the front of the house. Well, the lights on the house (or lack thereof) is pretty pathetic, but I did do a few things to spruce up the front of the house so the neighbors don't think Scrooge is living next door. I was totally going to make the cutest Dollar Store wreath for Christmas (I was going to 1up my Dollar Store Fall Wreath that was so popular!), but I just got lazy and never made one. Instead, I opted for a soft purdy wreath from IKEA and attached a big Dollar Store star on the front. I … [Read more...]

16 hours (but who’s counting?)

Guess what happens in 16 hours?! (1:30pm Friday) CLOSING on our house!!!!!!!! Woo Hoo! In 16 hours, this is all going to be m-i-n-e. bawahahahahaha (Well, er, the kids and van are already mine, but now I get the house too!) And in addition to these two very adorable kids, this will also be mine! I will officially be a slave to the bank. Yippie???!! After we sign our life away we can finally be a slave to the man also to earn enough money to decorate this place. We already ordered a black french-door freezer-on-the-bottom refrigerator but unforch it … [Read more...]