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 is so pretty I forget what it’s made out of!…

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 this year because we won’t be hosting.  I admit, I…

Lasagne

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 time until I finally substituted a few ingredients.  Now my…

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 stressed out. That’s why I’m here today to share the…

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.  Here’s what it looks like now… It’s cute, and all,…

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 direction if they need help finding something.  My husband knows…

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, up and down, right and left (you get the idea),…

Rattan Tray Fall Centerpiece

Wilma called and said that they can’t host the Fall dinner party because Fred was fired by Mr. Slate and he’s really crabby.  You know what that means.  It’s up to you, Betty and Barney to get the house in tip top shape because you will now be hosting.  Don’t worry, Betty…the centerpiece you were…

Home Depot Workshop Virtual Party

[This post is sponsored by The Home Depot.] Exciting news!  I’ve teamed up with The Home Depot to bring you guys the cutest Halloween project EVER.  They call it the “Home Depot Workshop Virtual Party” where several DIY bloggers build a project that The Home Depot supplies, and then we all share our finished project…

Pallet Spider Web

A couple years ago I made a “Pallet Christmas Tree” that was a huge hit.  After I realized how much everyone enjoyed it, I vowed to make something out of a pallet for Halloween one day.  Our girls LOVE Halloween.  I enjoy seeing them excited & happy, so I mainly do this for them.  Our…

12 Inspiring Master Bedrooms

The DIY Housewives are sizzling this month! This could be the best edition of the DIY Housewives yet!  We are moving on to the master bedroom with “12 Inspiring Master Bedrooms”, and you won’t want to miss these beautiful rooms.  We also have some new members of the DIY Housewives who you will meet below……

Cozy Fall Home Tour

When folks comment on my decorating style, I hear the word “cozy” often.  I really love that because sometimes when you decorate too much it can become “stuffy”, or “cluttered”.  Our home is cozy all year, but as soon as September rolls around, the cozy is amplified.  By November, you can pretty much find me…

100 Ways to Stencil Anywhere

Welcome to this month’s edition of All Things Creative…”100 Ways to Stencil Anywhere.” I remember the day well when I decided to take matters into my own hands, literally  😆 ,and write memories all over our beautifully painted white kitchen bench.  I was terrified at first, but once I got going, it was a blast….

My Favorite Faucets

I counted how many faucets we have in our house yesterday and we have 9.  That is just crazy.  Who the heck needs 9 faucets?  It may sound nice to have 9 faucets, but honestly, they can be expensive when you have to replace them.  I am not a big spender when it comes to…

Pecan Pie Bars

I was craving pecan pie last night so I went on Pinterest and looked up “Pecan Pie Bars” and a recipe from Just a Taste came up.  I didn’t have everything her recipe required, so I ended up adjusting it a little. OH MY GOODNESS these were so good at 11:30pm last night, and even…

Dairy Farm Cow Sign

Well I’ll be darned.  The cows came home and they are mooing in my kitchen. Okay, maybe they aren’t mooing, but they are in my kitchen.  How do you like our new DIY Dairy Farm Cow Sign?  Are you eyeing that cute little pink cow creamer next to it, too? (see details below) *** Some of…

Fall Red Painted Bench

Fall Red Bench

I’ve always wanted a red door, how about you?  I just don’t think it would look right on our house.  Our house is painted periwinkle so it would match beautifully, but I feel it would take on too much of a “traditional” look.  As in “stuffy traditional” because of the other traditional elements in our…

12 Living Room Updates

The DIY Housewives are at it again folks.  This month’s DIY topic is all about updating your living room, or family room without spending a fortune (click here to subscribe to the DIY Housewives for free).  These 12 living room updates are sure to inspire no matter what size, shape, or condition your present living…

Wall Mounted Pencil Sharpener

Happy Labor Day weekend, everybody.  You know what that means… BACK TO SCHOOL.  I have mixed feeling about that.  Sad, happy, excited, sad again.  Mostly, I get sad.  I love having our girls home over Summer break, and I will miss them. Looking back on Summer while we were up North renting a get-a-way, I…

Affordable Fall Home Decor

Is it time to get your fuzzy slippers out for Fall cozy nights?  Well, I wouldn’t go quite that far, but we are heading that way again, aren’t we?  This Summer has flown by faster than a squirrel chasing his best friend!  So, with that being said, the 10 of us from the All Things…

Cottages & Bungalows Fall Home Tour

It was the week before Thanksgiving 2015 and I received an e-mail from the editor of Cottages & Bungalows.  Her name is Jickie Torres & wow is she a sweet lady (and yes it is spelled with an i).  She’s very pretty & smart, too.  You’ll see her photo on the inside cover when you…

DIY Wood Window Flower Box

We have this really pretty window on the left side of our house that is actually the window over our master bathroom tub.  Our cat, Sylvia LOVES it there and spends a lot of time there waiting for her friend to come over from across the street.  True story!  The only thing is, it was…

Salt & Pepper Shelf

There I am every morning in my skivvies, at my stovetop, cooking my fried egg.  About 1/4 of the way through, I look at the egg and it looks very unfinished.  Without even thinking about it, I open the cabinet to the right of our cooktop, and I grab one of which seems to be…

Vintage Picnic Basket Centerpiece

Vintage Picnic Basket Centerpiece Remember the days when picnics were packed inside picnic baskets like this one?  Fried chicken… potato salad…  raspberry pie…? Well, to be totally honest, I don’t remember it either, but I think there was a time when folks did things with out plastic coolers, right?  It sounds lovely, but we better…

Garden Lantern

One of the reasons I hoard love lanterns is because they are so versatile.  I use them all over the house, in every room, inside, outside, for holidays, for parties, for no reason at all.  They are affordable, easy to move around, and they make everything look prettier.  Lanterns are perfect for when you want…

100 Printables & Graphics

I have something really cool going on here today. 10 of us from the All Things Creative team joined together to bring you 100 Printables & Graphics.  By printables, I mean something you can actually PRINT OUT if you have a printer.  We have everything from printable recipes, holiday images, inspirational quotes, graphics, etc.  The…

Lemon Themed Tablescape

How rude of me.  I have this tiny little bistro table on our side porch, and I ignore her.  She really is so pretty. Shame on me. Well, today’s the day for her debut.  I dusted off all of the spider webs (we have a ton from our trees) and I dressed her up all…

DIY Sidelight Wood Shutters

{This is a sponsored post for CeCe Caldwell’s Paints and don’t miss the *giveaway at the bottom of this post.} Shut the front door. I can’t believe it, but we now have front door DIY Sidelight Wood Shutters (all for under $75)! For years I’ve been wanting to add a sliding barn door somewhere in…

Vintage Lamp Rewired

There’s this beautiful vintage lamp in my life I’ve never told you about.  Welcome to “Vintage Lamp Rewired”… I fell in love with it as a little girl in the 70’s.  My Mom bought it from “Kelly’s Country Store” on Grand Island, New York.  That’s were we lived and the store (which is still there)…

Pokemon Go Safety Tips

I am a Mom.  The safety of my children will always be my biggest priority.  Although this article has nothing to do with decorating or cooking, I felt this impromptu post about Pokemon Go Safety Tips was necessary not only for the benefit to my family, but for the benefit to other busy families as…

Olive & Celery Salad

During vacation a couple weeks ago everyone went fishing, but I stayed behind because my youngest daughter was ill.  While she watched a movie, I decided to start dinner prep.  I had a menu planned (yes, I am a meal planner when we camp), but I was rather bored with what I was supposed to…

Deck & Patio Maintenace

Welcome back to the 4th edition of the “DIY Housewives“.  I hope your Fourth of July weekend was relaxing.  I think I ate the largest chocolate ice cream cone I have ever had in my entire 47 years.  I told my husband I could eat one of those every day.  This was my daughter’s a…

Homemade Salsa

Happy Fourth of July weekend! Our tomatoes are not even close to being ready to pick, but time flies in tomato land and I know I have seen some beautiful Michigan tomatoes at the farmer’s market, so we better get ready.  My kids and husband LOVE this “Homemade Salsa” recipe.  It’s not spicy unless you…

Spray Paint It.

Spray paint is my GO-TO quick fixer upper best friend.  When in doubt, spray paint it. From tables, to sticks.  I spray everything.  I have an assortment of colors ranging from sparkly ruby red, to mint green.  I have loads of black, and hey, we even spray painted our refrigerator. View over 100 spray paint…

Teak Table Makeover

Teak Table Makeover

I have been wanting to do this “Teak Table Makeover” for weeks, but life gets crazy (see why here).  I purchased the products I needed, but after they arrived they sat outside on our deck for weeks.  Finally, my husband was able to help me get this done.  He ended up doing the majority of…

New Kitchen Runner & Foyer Area Rug

Summer break has officially begun for us!  It’s been a crazy crazy couple of weeks for me so this post is going to be straight to the point.  Besides…the quicker you know about these cute rugs the better. The first rug is this dark navy striped 100% wool runner.  I fell in love with it…

Mammogram Call Back

Last week was one of the scariest experiences of my life.  It should have been one of the best weeks of my life after being featured in Detroit Home Magazine.  However, it quickly changed after 1 dreaded phone call. I feel compelled to share what happened because I think (and hope) it will bring some comfort to…

Romancing the Rustic

We are super excited and honored to have our DIY made-over home in Detroit Home Magazine this Summer!  If you missed the “Detroit Home Photo Shoot” that featured a lot of the behind the scene photos, you can view that HERE. The best part about this magazine feature, is that they actually wrote the story…

Our Florida Home is for Sale!

Hi everyone…our beautiful, custom designed, by yours truly, Jacksonville, Florida home is currently up for sale.  We built this home in 2007 right before my husband was transferred back to Michigan.  It was a bitter sweet time in our lives because we loved our new home and friends in Florida, but we also knew we…

Top 12 Home Improvement Ideas

It’s time for the DIY Housewives to get together and inspire you try one of their Top 12 Home Improvement Ideas… I chose one of my favorites from a couple years ago when we decided to refinish our hardwood floors using a non-toxic, no-mess, no-sanding technique.  Here’s the after photo, and below that you will…

DIY Refinished Dining Table

Lets just take a moment to think about all that your dining room or kitchen table has done for you over the years…from chowing down some Chinese eating on it, to making Christmas cookies, to discussing what college your kids will attend…it’s been through a lot.  At least ours has. Boy if that thing could…

BBQ Recipes & Picnic Ideas

I am so ready to sit in the sun, eat ribs, and rub butter on my corn.  How about you?  My husband turns 50 on Memorial Day so we will be having some great fun & food this weekend. Of course, Memorial Day isn’t about BBQ’s, but it’s our country’s way of celebrating the freedom…

Summer Deck Style

This post is bitter sweet. You see…my 81 year old parents Bob & Joanne recently had to move back to NY, where we all are originally from.  It’s kind of a long story, but basically what it came down to is that we couldn’t find them senior living apartments close to our house here in…

Detroit Home Magazine Photo Shoot

This post is sponsored by BloomsyBox.com. It was 6am and Sylvia the cat had just scratched my side of the bed to let me know it was time for breakfast.  I quickly grabbed my phone to check my e-mails and I noticed there was a message on my redheadcandecorate.com Facebook page.  It was Megan, the…

Vintage Mason Jar Lamp

Big news! Eight of us have formed a new style team called the “Thrifty Style Team”…be sure to check out all of our thrifty styling at the bottom of this post. I have a sweet memory of lying on my Mom & Dad’s bed as a young girl watching my Mom “get ready” in front…

Teal Console

I was in the middle of preparing for the “Detroit Home Magazine” home tour shoot, and something, or someone spoke to me. They said, “Julie.  You need color.  Get in your car, go to Home Depot and buy a quart of paint to paint your beloved black console.  It’s time, Julie.  Don’t be scared, Julie….

12 DIY Summer Projects

This post is sponsored by Belgard, and all opinions are my own. About 2 years ago my husband’s brother & family were visiting and a dangerous storm came through our part of Southeast, Michigan.  It was so bad that I yelled for everyone to take cover in a storm room down in our basement.  After…

Hand Photo Card

Psst!  Mother’s Day is May 8th this year.  As a Mom for over 16 years, I want you to know a secret.  The best gifts are the ones that are homemade.  Forget about spending all of your savings on Mom, and take a few minutes to create something for her from your heart instead.  That’s…

All Things Flower Pots

I was walking into Kroger today with my 14 year old and I said, “Wow!  Look at all of those beautiful flowers.”  Her response was, “Sooo…it’s just flowers.”  She knew that response would get a rise out of me.  She knows how much I love flowers!  Oh, teens…they are so funny.  She finally admitted that,…

Repurposed Tea Kettle

If the tea kettle fits.  Use it.  Re-use it.  Repurpose it.  Like me. How do you like this little “Repurposed Tea Kettle”? I hoard go through a lot of tea kettles.  I keep 0ne on my cooktop, and it tends to get splashed with food so they all get crappy looking from all of the…

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