Spinach & Artichoke Dip

“Do you want me to make “Spinach & Artichoke Dip” this weekend?”  That’s what I occasionally say to our 2 teens in the grocery store.  Let me tell you-their faces light up like it’s Christmas and I get a big long, loud “YES!!!”  They absolutely love it.  I mean I think they could seriously live…

Thrifty Nightstand Turned Flower Planter

Welcome to now one of my most favorite makeovers to date…”Thrifty Nightstand Turned Flower Planter”.  This is a good one folks, and I am very excited about it, but first I want to tell you something.  One of my sweet followers (I consider you all friends) left me a comment on my recent post about…

Free Paint Stick Garden Markers

What’s the deal with free sticks?  Is it written somewhere that all sticks must be free?  You can get free tooth picks at most restaurants, right?  Then there’s free coffee stir sticks at coffee joints.  Hey, how about all those free chop sticks!?  What the heck?  I mean seriously…sticks are free people!  So, I decided…

Dollar Store Solar Lights

Julie finally got smart after years of denial.  Julie bought 12 Dollar Store Solar Lights, for yep, you guessed it, $12.00 dollars.  Julie is happy now.  Be like Julie.  Here’s the scoop… About 10 years ago I (I am Julie) spent a small fortune on expensive solar lights for our garden.  After about 3 years…

Simple Summer Picnic Recipes

If you watch the television show the “Housewives of Orange County”, you have probably noticed when these gals have a party, or a “picnic” outdoors they always have it catered by the pool.  Yah, they may have their husband over by the grill with a beer in his hand, but you just know that he…

Vintage Mailbox

When I was a little girl in the 70’s in New York, we had a post lady that would walk down our street with the mail in a big bag on her shoulder and she would put the mail in the mail boxes up by our front door.  I swear, I can even remember what…

9 Gorgeous Outdoor Spaces

Good morning friends!  Boy oh boy it took the “All Things Creative” team some extra time this month to make sure we were bringing you the very best ideas from our internal stash.  I was worried for a bit, but we narrowed it down to one of the most beautiful collections I’ve seen.  I hope…

Dollar Store Patriotic BBQ Picnic Wreath

Every year when it begins to warm up I like to repurpose something unexpected into a patriotic American flag themed decor piece, and this year is no exception!  However, this year, I brought some new dollar store friends with me, so be sure to check out their dollar store projects at the end of this…

Laundry Room Makeover (Part 4 the Final Reveal)

Hey guys!  Have you subscribed to my free weekly newsletter yet?  If not, CLICK HERE.  Welcome to the “Laundry Room Makeover (Part 4 the Final Reveal)” which is honestly one of the longest posts I have ever written 😯 , so hold on tight.  What I’m going to do is review the entire process quickly,…

Vintage Turquoise Rug (Laundry Room Makeover Part 3)

Welcome to our Laundry Room Makeover Part 3 (with part 4 the big reveal coming up next Friday)!  If you missed Part 1 & Part 2 you can find those here: “How to Strip Wallpaper” and “DIY Wood Tongue-and-Groove Siding“.  I guess I give the third part away in the title: “Vintage Turquoise Rug”, don’t…

Dated Brass Pot Makeover

You can just call me “Brassy Lassie” today.  Well, maybe my personality doesn’t quite fit that persona, but I can’t get enough of brass or gold lately, how about you?  I’m even beginning to wear my old gold jewelry again 😯 .  So, I hope you enjoy this “Dated Brass Pot Makeover” today which includes…

Wood Projects with the DIY Housewives

Well, the wood sisters, I mean DIY Housewives  😆 are back this month with one of my most favorite elements to decorate with…WOOD.  This “Wood Projects with the DIY Housewives” is surely going to get you in the mood for playing with wood.  I hope. Here’s my wood project.  Do you remember this log candle…

Redhead’s Skinny Salad

Hi guys!  This morning when we woke up the first thing I asked my husband was, “How does this sound?  Cucumbers, olives, tomatoes…” for a salad recipe.  He loves all salads so he was interested immediately.  Then we started discussing what I should call it.  After several names we finally settled on “Redhead’s Skinny Salad”….

Blue & Green Bottle Decorating

One of the worst days turned into one the best days.  My two teens and I were at the local thrift store and I was on the search for anything pretty.  ANYTHING.  You know…”speedy thrift store eye skimming” at it’s best.  I’ve gotten very good at it, how about you?  I can skim a thrift…

9 Painted Furniture Rescues

I just finished painting 2 cute thrift store chairs for our laundry room makeover and I can’t wait to show you guys.  I’m getting close to the reveal, but until then I am working with the fabulous All Things Creative team bringing you our very best painted furniture projects.  You are going to flip when…

How to Replace Garage Doors

How many times do you open and close your garage doors in one day?  If you’re like our family, we do it on average about 8-10 times a day.  It’s something you really don’t think much about, but these guys are crucial to our survival.  Even when we are away on vacation our neighbor feeds…

Healthy Drive-Thru Fast Food I Love

My family and I recently traveled across the country driving to our Spring break destination (Michigan to Florida) and we sometimes spent 10 hours in the car.  I was very well prepared 🙄  and packed several healthy snacks and drinks, but when you’re traveling for days (6 total), there are only so many meals you…

DIY Dollar Store Gold Chargers

Happy Easter everyone!  I’m back from Spring break, and I’m looking forward to sharing Easter brunch with my family this Sunday using these beautiful DIY Dollar Store Gold Chargers under the thrift store plates I scored a few weeks ago.  You may recall I shared our “Thrifty Golden Easter Table” with you?  Well, the only…

Light Fixtures with The DIY Housewives

Those housewives don’t just sit around eating bon bons you know.  They keep busy and you can usually find them updating something in their home.  For example…their light fixtures.  We all know that light fixtures are like “accessories” for your home that will occasionally need updating.  Now, although the light fixture that I am sharing…

How to Strip Wallpaper (Laundry Room Makeover Part 1)

If you’re looking to learn how to strip wallpaper, you have come to the right place.  We are making over our laundry room (slash mud room), and removing the wallpaper is the first task on our list.  Stay tuned for several parts to this “Laundry Room Makeover” series, this one being first.  I have many…

Amazing Brunch Recipes

I was just mentioning on my Facebook page how I lost 7 pounds and brought my cholesterol down 50 pts. by decreasing saturated fat, sugar, and of course exercising more.   It may also surprise some folks that I eat an egg every single day.  Yep, I do!  The versatility eggs offer in the morning, and…

Pink Tulip Wreath

Okay, I admit it.  I am addicted to tulip wreaths.  There…I said it.  Are you happy now?  I am.  Do you want to know why?  Well, it’s because my Pink Tulip Wreath arrived.  That’s why.   😆 I mean…just look at this pretty in pink posy wozy.  Isn’t this Pink Tulip Wreath just GORGEOUS?  Is…

Gold Fireplace Screen

Sylvia the kitty decided she wasn’t ready for you to see the new “Gold Fireplace Screen” quite yet.  She thinks all of this decorating is taking away from her lap nap time and she has decided to block you from seeing it.  So pardon me, while I gently scoot my partner off of her perch……

Thrifty Golden Easter Table

It’s actually quite comical that I’m sharing this “Spring” tour & GIVEAWAY today because it is snowing like crazy and the kiddos almost had another snow day today.  I think I might have things a little backwards you guys because it was warmer when I wrote about my Christmas designs 😯 .  Well, the good…

$100.00 Cash Giveaway

    I can’t believe it, but it’s been 5 years since I created redheadcandecorate.com.  Those 5 years have been the fastest (and most exciting) years of my life.  Running a blog which is a small business takes an enormous amount of time & dedication.  Every single second has been worth it, and I wouldn’t…

Easter Egg Boxwood Topiary

The “Thrift Style Team” is back again, but before I show you how to make this very simple “Easter Egg Boxwood Topiary” I have a funny story about foil chocolate eggs that I hope cracks you up.  No pun intended. My mom had this kelly green sofa in the 70’s that I would lay on…

Italian Recipes & Inspiration Monday Party

Ciao! Welcome back to Inspiration Monday Party! Warning: These “Best Italian Recipes” are going to make you drool…and crave Italian like they did me. This week’s features were chosen by Julie from Redhead Can Decorate. {Please pin from original sources only.} Italian Wedding Soup by Simply Stacie Buffalo Chicken Calzone by the Kittchen One Pot Cheesy Italian…

Children’s Bedrooms with the DIY Housewives

The DIY Housewives are at it again, can you believe it?  It’s like these ladies never rest.  Oh wait, that means me-ha ha.  This time it’s all about the kiddos & the theme is “Children’s Bedrooms”.  Hey, even if you don’t have little ones, maybe there are a few grandchildren in the family?  I have…

Cute Spring Decorating

Welcome back to the “All Things Creative” round-up where 8 of us do-it-yourself bloggers are sharing our cute Spring decorating ideas.  Here’s how it works… If you scroll to the bottom, you can sift through all of the Spring images that are ready to be clicked to be viewed.  You’ll find many ideas including affordable…

Inspiration Monday Party & Green Features

Are you Irish?  I am (obviously!). Well, even if you are not Irish, St. Patrick’s Day which is coming up soon is a nice day to celebrate green.  So, we hope you enjoy our GREEN features today… This week’s features were chosen by Jamie from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom. Using Green in your…

Grommet Panel Curtains for Living Room Entrance

Remember when I told you that I preferred our windows to be naked, or at least not covered up with curtains?  Well, that didn’t necessarily mean that I wouldn’t find another spot to hang curtains!  Come on now, you know me better than that.  So, what do you think of “Grommet Panel Curtains”?  You never…

Inspiration Monday Party

        Are you ready to be inspired at Inspiration Monday Party? This week’s comforting features are from Meegan at What Meegan Makes. Edwardian Octagon Table Makeover The Interior Frulalista Repurposed Vintage Farmhouse Candle Holders Raggedy Bits Blush Pink Tones For The Living Room Starfish Cottage Making a Window Shelf From an Old…

Office Makeover

Finally!  My office makeover is complete and I can relax.  Oh wait, no I can’t because we are still working on the laundry room makeover.  Well, at least I can share it with you and hopefully give you some ideas  😆 If you’ve been following me from the beginning (March 2012), you may remember when…

Black Credenza Makeover

I’ve been patiently waiting for this day to arrive.  There is no better day than Valentine’s Day to share this beautiful “Black Credenza Makeover”.  Even though it’s black, it is SCREAMING Happy Valentine’s Day, don’t you think?  It must be all of that pink beside it.  So, Happy Valentine’s Day! A couple weeks ago I…

DIY at Inspiration Monday Party

Welcome back to Inspiration Monday party! It’s so cold here in Michigan that the ice cracks on our ceiling and sounds like the roof is popping out of joint or something.  The kids look at me and I just say, “It’s just because it’s cold, relax.” So, I am definitely ready for Spring, which means…

Cherry Maple Syrup Pancakes

[*SEE FREE GIVEAWAY AT BOTTOM OF POST] My husband came home with not a bottle of wine, but a bottle of cherry juice.  Yep.  Cherry juice.  I asked him what it was, and he said, “Cherry juice.”  I said, “Oh, it looks good.”  He said, “It is.  It’s also good for you.”  Okay, so my…

Thrifty Heart Jewelry Box

Today the “Thrifty Style Team” is back being thrifty and we have a new member, so be sure to check out all my blog friend’s ideas at the very end. Valentine’s Day ideas are saturating the internet right now, but no one is talking about what to do with all the left over chocolate.  Wait….

Low-Carb Strawberry Cheesecake

So what if this is the second cheesecake I have made in 2 weeks.  Maybe I like cheesecake, don’t you???  I was actually craving strawberry cheesecake last week when I made the “Peanut Butter Cheesecake“, but I was so busy figuring that one out, I kind of forgot about it until today.  I looked up…

Valentine’s Day Treats & Inspiration Monday Party

  Valentine’s Day is coming!  Uh, oh…I’m on a low carb plan right now  😯 Well, maybe I’ll take a break on Valentine’s Day for crying out loud, or I will by crying out loud if I don’t.   Welcome to Inspiration Monday Party features including 6 Valentine’s Day Treats…yum!!       This week’s…

Black & Pink Chair Makeover

Remember when Danny wore black & pink to the prom?  I fell in love with him it THEN.  I was 10 and my Mom & Dad took me to see the movie “Grease”.  Danny was so smooth, and charming.  Add a little romantic chic & feminine and BOOM…you have my “Black & Pink Chair Makeover”….

Entry Ways with the DIY Housewives

We have to get into the house, one way or another, right?  I mean, we aren’t coming through the window or through a secret trap door, right?  Whatever that entry area is for you- in your home, it tends to not only get used a lot, but it get’s judged a lot 😥 .  Oh…

Getting Rustic!

  Welcome back to this month’s All Things Creative edition!  This months theme is all about being rusty.  Ha ha…I mean rustic.  Let me tell you, this topic of “Getting Rustic” is anything but rusty. Rustic home decor has been popular for years, and for me, never goes out of style.  What’s nice is that…

12 Valentine’s Day Crafts & Inspiration Monday Party

Calling all Valentine’s Day lovers! It’s time to feel the love at Inspiration Monday Party…       Today’s Valentine’s Crafts Features were chosen by Kristi from I Should Be Mopping the Floor.   Check out all of this LOVE-ly inspiration below. Please pin from original sources, please. Heart Mug Cozy Hello Creative Family  Painted…

My Teal Blue Velvet Sofa

Introducing my new Teal Blue Velvet Sofa “Naked Nelly”. This all began when I moved our sectional into the kitchen for my “DIY Kitchen Coffee Lounge“.  We needed a new sofa for our living room and I wanted it to be unique.  I think I nailed it. When it came time to style “Naked Nelly”,…

Low Carb Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Happy birthday to my sister, Carolyn who turned 54 today! I’m back on the low carb wagon again and I feel good about it.  I seem to notice results quickly when I stop eating bread, noodles & potatoes.  It also helps that I stopped sucking down tons of sugar in cookies and chocolate.  It’s been…

Inspiration Monday Party

Welcome back to Inspiration Monday Party! If you’re in the mood for a cup of coffee before the party, I hope you’ll stop over … DIY COFFEE LOUNGE IDEA by Redhead Can Decorate This week’s features were selected by Debbie from Refresh Restyle. Please Pin From the original source.   DIY Upholstered X-Bench from Twelve…

DIY Kitchen Coffee Lounge

It was 1979 and I was 10 when I shared my bedroom with my 2 older sisters.  Once in a while my brother moved in, too 😯 .  We each had our own little nook to do what we wanted.  My nook was neat, organized, fully decorated top to bottom (not joking).  My sister’s nooks…not…

Inspiration Monday Party

  Hello from Inspiration Monday Party!   While browsing through last weeks party, I couldn’t help but notice all of the healthy YUMMY looking food.  It was perfect timing because I am actually on a healthy diet and I was in need of some fresh ideas.  I hope this week’s features come in handy for…

DIY Stair Runner & Gallery Wall

I am so excited to share our “DIY Stair Runner & Gallery Wall” with you today!  First, I need to give a little history, then I’ll share the two big reveals, a full DIY Stair Runner tutorial, and a mini section on how to create your own “Gallery Wall” easily. Here we go… A couple…

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