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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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,… Read More

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.   :lol: I mean...just look at this pretty in pink… Read More

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,… Read More

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… Read More

$100.00 Cash Giveaway

    I can't believe it, but it's been 5 years since I created  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.… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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,… Read More

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  :lol: If you've been following… Read More

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… Read More

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,… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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 &… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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 8-O .  We each had our own little nook to do what we wanted.  My nook was neat, organized,… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

Most Popular Posts from 2016

Happy New Year, friends! 2016 has been a very exciting and successful year for  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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

Christmas Ornament Ombre Rainbow

Christmas Ornament Ombre Rainbow My kids laugh at me often.  In fact, many people laugh at me, often :-D .  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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

Colorful Christmas Table

I'm having a little fun over here at 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… Read More

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"… Read More

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… Read More

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 and… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

Crib Mattress Spring Christmas Tree

I've been planning this magnificent "Crib Mattress Spring Christmas Tree" for a couple years, now.  I first thought of it when I was completing the "Crib Mattress Spring American Flag" that you'll see below... Lets take a look and then I'll fill you in.  She… Read More

Thanksgiving with the DIY Housewives

Thanksgiving with the DIY Housewives
I feel like I just finished the dishes from last year's Thanksgiving dinner, how about you? Now, here it is November 2, 2016 and we have about 3 weeks left to prepare our Thanksgiving feast.  Well, sort of.  Things are a little different for us… Read More


I've got Lasagne down to a science.  Just ask my Italian husband. It took me years to figure it out.  It just never felt right to me.  It was either dry, or spicy, or just not good.  I actually stopped making it for a long… Read More

Clever & Cute Christmas Ideas

It's never too early, right? In 61 days I will be in my furry slippers listening to Bing Crosby, while sprinkling nutmeg in my eggnog.  So, with that being said, now is the perfect time to prepare early for the holidays, so I don't get… Read More

Laundry Room Makeover Plans

I'm turning the tables today.  And I don't mean I'm turning them upside down to paint them.  I mean I'm turning them over to you. I want to make some some BIG changes in our laundry room and I need your help figuring it out.… Read More

Wicked Witch Door Hanger

[This post is sponsored by The Home Depot.] If you guys only knew how often I visit The Home Depot you would seriously laugh out loud.  I can recognize every worker at all of the stations, and I can even point customers in the right… Read More

Prettiest Light Fixture Ever

I can honestly say that I have found the "Prettiest Light Fixture Ever".  I have been so excited to share this light fixture with you for a couple weeks now, and today is the big reveal! I have searched far and wide, near and far,… Read More

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