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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Baked Dry Rub Chicken Wings

I’m on a low carb diet right now and I’m allowing myself to have wings once a week.  I love our authentic (we are from Buffalo) Buffalo Wing Recipe, but I didn’t have any hot sauce so I had to “WING” it.  In other words, use what I have.  In addition…I am tired of clogging my…

Wall Art I Love

I was recently browsing through a local furniture store catalogue and I came across the most beautiful canvas painting I had ever seen.  To be honest, the furniture they styled with the wall art piece didn’t compliment the painting what so ever, and I wondered why in the world would they match up such a…

12 DIY Bathroom Projects

The DIY Housewives are at it again.  This time they are all meeting in their bathroom’s with 12 AMAZING DIY Bathroom Projects.  You’ll notice that some are big projects, and some are small…there is something for everyone. I chose to include our DIY Wood Planked Wall which may seem like a huge project, when in…

Most Popular Posts from 2016

Happy New Year, friends! 2016 has been a very exciting and successful year for redheadcandecorate.com.  From having our home tour featured in a national & local magazine, to working with top brands like Home Depot, I feel very blessed and honored.  I know it’s nearly impossible for you to read every post I write, so…

Organize & Clean in Clever Ways!

Sorry guys, but we need to put the decorating on hold so we can “Organize & Clean in Clever Ways”!  It’s that time of year where after we take down the tree we feel like cleaning and organizing…right?  Well, the girls from the “All Things Creative” team are here to help… Sift through all of…

Christmas Light Post Makeover & My Nativity Scene

Merry Christmas Eve, Eve! I have 2 sweet DIY Christmas project stories for you today, and then I will be signing off to celebrate Christmas with my family! First up, is this cute “Christmas Light Post Makeover”.  My Dad texted me a photo of this rather dated old light post last Summer, and I wondered…

Balsamic Green Bean Recipe

You are going to be green bean with envy.  You have got to try this “Balsamic Green Bean” recipe.  I kid you not…they are the best green beans I have ever had.  I have been making them for a while, but I made them over Thanksgiving at my parents and everyone was eating them out…

Christmas Hutch

You didn’t think I was going to let Christmas 2016 slip by with out decorating our built-in hutch in our kitchen, did you?  NO WAY, MAN!  “Christmas Hutch” is in the Christmas books and I had a lot of fun doing it.  If you have a hutch, or a shelf/mantel that you are decorating for…

Christmas Ornament Ombre Rainbow

Christmas Ornament Ombre Rainbow My kids laugh at me often.  In fact, many people laugh at me, often 😀 .  You see…I sometimes get words mixed up, and I also stutter, and to be honest I really don’t care.  I just keep on talking, or trying to talk.  Then when I realize the mistakes I’ve…

Christmas Window Flower Box

BIG NEWS! Even if you don’t have a window box to make a “Christmas Window Flower Box”, this can work for you, too.  Urns, large pots, baskets, buckets, even an old bathroom trash can that you spray paint can work.  Where there’s a decorator…there is a way! What I’m trying to say, is that you…

12 Easy Christmas Ideas

Are there 12 reindeer or 13?  I always get that mixed up because of sweet Rudolph coming and going.  Well, either way, I do know that we have 12 DIY Housewives and today it’s all about Christmas.   So, let’s just make it “12 Easy Christmas Ideas”, shall we? You’ll find that each DIY Housewife…

Fiato Soup

I made this delicious, healthy soup last night and knew immediately I would need to share it.  I’ve been using vinegar in my tomato dishes after my video broadcast with Chef Emeril Lagasse.  He adds vinegar to his tomato soup, and holy tomatoes does it bring out the flavors. My youngest daughter & I decided…

Christmas Tree 2016

This year’s Christmas tree 2016 is different.  If you’ve been following along for the last 5 years you know that I won’t get anything but a fresh real Christmas tree.  In fact, if you would have told me I would be decorating a faux Christmas tree even 2 years ago, I would have told you…

Colorful Christmas Table

I’m having a little fun over here at redheadcandecorate.com this week. Not only am I decorating for Christmas, but I’m also hosting several giveaways which always makes me feel wonderful because I enjoy giving back to my followers.  Especially this time of year.  (SEE ALL GIVEAWAYS AT BOTTOM OF POST) Before we get to the…

100 Holiday/Party Recipes

100 Holiday/Party Recipes Anybody hungry? It’s that time of year that we usually indulge a little for the holidays and I can tell you, I recently went passed the “indulge a little” stage and went straight for the “I want to eat everything in sight” stage.  It happens every year as soon as it begins…

Christmas Gumball Machine

Gumball machines caught my attention at an early age when my big brother had one on his dresser.  I remember it being very big, and I couldn’t reach it because I was very small, but I liked to look at it.  Today, I often wonder what happened to that big red authentic gumball dispenser that…

Christmas Front Porch

Uh oh.  I am the earliest I have ever been with Christmas decorating.  Not something I’m really boasting about, because honestly I don’t want to rush you, or me.  I usually don’t get started until after Thanksgiving, but when I received an e-mail from CommercialSilk.com. and I went to their website, I knew I might be…

Jord Wood Watch Giveaway

UPDATE ON JORD WATCH GIVEAWAY: Kelly Sull. is the winner. Congrats, Kelly!  This post is sponsored by Jord Wood Watches. I am so very excited to be able to offer you a free gift today in return for all of your support.  I have teamed up with Jord Wood Watches and actually have 3 generous…

White Console

Sometimes you just have to take a risk and try it to know that it’s not for you. That was the case here, with this stereo console I made over AGAIN.  You see, I originally painted it black.  I loved it, but I always wondered “what if”.  So, I tried a teal color.  I liked…

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