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…

Simple DIY Ideas

Welcome back to Inspiration Monday Party! How are you guys doing?  I’ve been busy with a few DIY home projects including this $20 DIY Wood Window Box… This week IMP is all about DIY, so lets get started with the features… This week’s features were chosen by Debbie From Refresh Restyle How to Make a…

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…

Back to School Ideas & Tips

 School is officially in session at Inspiration Monday Party! We still have 4 weeks of Summer vacation left up here in Michigan, but we are beginning to prepare for the big day, so I decided to feature some of the “Back to School Ideas & Tips” from last weeks party. There were a ton of…

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…

5 Frozen Summer Treats

Is it still hot where you live? It’s cooling down a little in Michigan, but it’s super dry.  We need rain, badly.  Why am I talking weather, you ask?  Because Inspiration Monday Party is all about cooling off with some frozen treats this week.  Yum! Before we get to that though, how about a stroll…

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…

Inspiration Monday Party

Who likes Farmhouse decor? I think I just saw 5000 hands go up. Inspiration Monday Party is featuring everything Farmhouse today! This weeks features were chosen by Meegan from What Meegan Makes.   Farmhouse Style Leather Chair by Making It in the Mountains How To Build a Farmhouse Hanging Lantern Tutorial by Worthing Court Tips…

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…

Ideas to Freshen Up Your Home

  Ideas to Freshen Up Your Home… All coming to you from Inspiration Monday Party!   This weeks feature’s were chosen by Christy from Our Southern Home.   Blue and White Kitchen Table by Starfish Cottage Bedroom Comfort by Simple Nature Decor   12 Tips for Decorating a Room on a Budget by Houseful of Homemade Creating…

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…

6 Refreshing Summer Drinks

Hi guys, and welcome back to Inspiration Monday party. Before we get to the party, I wanted to let you know that I have a generous pain/stain giveaway going on. Click our DIY Sidelight Rustic Shutters for more details! This weeks feature’s were chosen by Laura from Inspiration for Moms. Refreshing Blackberry Lemonade by Alisha…

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…

10 Summer Garden Recipes

It’s time for Inspiration Monday Party! Are you lucky enough to have a garden?  Our vegetable garden is very tiny.  It consists of 2 huge tomato plants and some herbs I planted under our kitchen window in a window box.  I would love to have a large garden, but the deer & many shady trees…

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…

DIY Summer Ideas

Happy Fourth of July! Lets PARTY! This week’s features are sure to inspire summer entertaining.   Chosen by Debbie from Refresh Restyle DIY Outdoor Pallet Bar – On Sutton Place Summer Home Tour – Cherished Bliss Blue and White Kitchen Table – Starfish Cottage DIY Beverage Cart – Simply Designing Vintage Garden Tool Wall –…

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…

7 Summer Salad Recipes

Summer is heating up even in Michigan right now.  91 and thunderstorms today.  They are calling for warmer temps than usual this season, and that means we will want to do less oven cooking.  I have 7 Summer Salad Recipes here from last weeks Inspiration Monday Party that will surely knock your Winter socks off….

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…

Inspiration Monday Party

Hi guys, and thanks for stopping by Inspiration Monday Party… Summer break has finally began here and I am ready for it.  If you are a blogger, link up below and be featured on all 7 of our IMP blogs… or, If your’re here to be inspired, lets do just that… This week’s features were…

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…

Inspiration Monday Party

Welcome back to Inspiration Monday Party everyone! Things are slowing down around here for Summer break, but I still have a few projects planned (can’t wait to show you).  Until I get to those, I hope you’ll stop by and view our exciting magazine feature in: Detroit Home Magazine! Now, lets get to the party…

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…

Inspiration Monday Party

Hi everyone… It’s been a super busy week at our house due to a garage sale.  Holy moly am I glad THAT is over.  We made $516.00 so it’s all good, but it was a lot of work.  If you are interested in some of my favorite garage sale tips I have used for many…

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…

Inspiration Monday Party

Happy Memorial Day weekend! All the features are red, white & blue this week. How cool is that? This week’s features were selected by Laura from Inspiration for Moms. Patriotic Burlap Wreath How to Make a Burlap Wreath Cherry-Stuffed Oreo Truffles Premeditated Leftovers Patrotic Flag Mason Jar Lanterns Uncommon Designs Homemade Patriotic Ice Cream Growing…

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…

Inspiration Monday Party

I am completely inspired by this weeks features. Lets’s get this party started… The name of the game for this week’s features is SUMMER! Last week’s party had so many fun ideas to usher in summertime with a bang. Here’s just a few faves. This week’s features were selected by Kristi from I Should Be…

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…

Inspiration Monday Party

Hi guys! It’s cold, cloudy, and rainy in Michigan this weekend.  I am craving Spring weather so badly.  It just doesn’t seem to want to warm up. So…I think I will sit by the fire my husband just built and wait for you to link up. Let’s get this party rolling! One of my favorites…

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…

Inspiration Monday Party

Happy Mother’s Day! All of us from “Inspiration Monday Party” wish you a very happy, relaxing, joyous Mother’s Day! Yippee!!  It’s my turn to pick the features. It’s time for Inspiration Monday and I hope you get INSPIRED. It was so difficult to just pick 10.  I wanted to pick more. Here’s today’s hosts…  …

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…

Inspiration Monday Party

Welcome back to the party spot!        This week’s features were chosen by Kristi from I Should Be Mopping the Floor: Fresh Flowers Stencil Knick of Time    How to Make Your Own Rusted Gate Making it in the Mountains    Antique Hutch Makeover Life on Kayderos Creek    Farmhouse Front Entry Worthing…

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,…

Inspiration Monday Party

It’s time to party! Even though the weather has been all over the place these last few weeks I still have spring on the brain (and so does everyone else it seems if I were to guess based on last week’s link ups!) This week’s features were chosen by Jamie @ Scattered Thoughts of a…

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…

Inspiration Monday Party

What are you guys up to today? I am soaking in the sun because Spring has just arrived here in SE Michigan. I need vitamin D so badly, how about you?  I hope you enjoy this weeks party! This week’s features were chosen by What Meegan Makes     Up-cycled Window Herb Planter by Pillar…

Thrifty Mirror Makeover

Welcome to my fun “Thrifty Mirror Makeover”! It was a huge show room full of thrift store items and I spotted this large beveled mirror in the corner hanging up with several other large wall art pieces.  When I walked up closer I noticed the fair price and the details in the wood.  I lifted…

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