Bring the Living Room Outside!

My patio has become my favorite room in the house. It’s the perfect spot to have coffee in the morning, read a book or just relax at the end of the day. Today, we have some amazing gardeners showing off their Outdoor Living Spaces and giving you some great ideas. Please check out Mary Ann … Continue reading

Repurpose Ladder into Birdhouse Stand

Last weekend I was lucky to find a FREE old wooden ladder on the side of the road. I have wanted one to create a bird house setting in my garden. Thankfully I had red paint and some old bird houses.        It’s at the edge of my back yard and I love seeing it … Continue reading

Framed Kitchen Towel

The Lily Pad Cottage Blog inspired me to make a new sign with a kitchen towel from Cost Plus World Market. Here is my version: World Market also has this sign that I put in my kitchen window: Have a happy weekend. xo Marie  

Happy 4th of July!

Emily from The Wicker House Blog made this cool 4th of July candle jar. Her is my version: Sunblock Central: Happy Celebrating Today! xo Marie

Animal Topped Mason Jars

This is a fun cute idea for doggie treats. Lindsay made this and it is so nice to keep the treats fresh and designate them as dog food, not people food. She saw the idea on Pinterest and just spray painted the plastic doggie and the lid, then super glued it to the top. You can get … Continue reading

Holiday Wreath

My daughter, Lindsay made a beautiful wreath for her front door.   I love all the different bulbs she used. She followed some excellent instructions on the Living Artfully Blog. She said it was fun and easy. The supplies are a green wreath from Michaels and lots of bulbs and a glue gun. I hope … Continue reading

Repurpose a Starbucks Glass Bottle

The glass bottles from Starbucks clean up nicely and easily with a little hot water and soap. I spray painted the lid white and added one of my favorite licorice candies from World Market. It’s also nice for Fall decor with candy corn. I hope you have a nice day! xo Marie

Fall Branches

The Finding Fall Home Tour feartured 16 homes and was filled with lots of inspiration. My favorite was Jennifer Rizzo who made these colorful Fall fruit branches that look so natural. I found some branches in my yard and bought some Fall garland. Then I used my glue gun to add the bulbs to the branches. Have … Continue reading

Welcome Sign

My backyard porch has a new Welcome sign. This idea is from Amy who has a nice blog called Home Happy Home I started with a piece of wood that I found in the woods at our cabin. It was from an old circular planter. I painted it white with the same paint we just … Continue reading

Thank you Card for Free

This week my awesome friends at work took me out to lunch for my birthday. I emailed them all this Thank you card that I got for free at Shutterfly. I just loaded the photo to “my pictures” and edited it to include the “Thank you” border. There are several choices, but I picked this … Continue reading