2022 Christmas Giveaway

I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving! This was a tough one for us after the recent passing of my mom. I know I am not alone in missing special loved ones, especially over the holidays. I'm keeping busy decorating our apartment for Christmas… Read More

Our Cozy Luxurious Apartment Master Bedroom

We fell in love with our apartment master bedroom the very first night we stayed over in our "new pad". We honestly didn't know what to expect because after all, it is an apartment, and we haven't lived in an apartment in 30 years. Well,… Read More

How to Bake the Easiest Dutch Apple Pie Ever

If you're searching for the easiest Dutch apple pie recipe, you found it. My dad who is in his late 80's makes this sweet, yet tart apple pie several times a year, and doesn't even need to look at the recipe anymore. We make it… Read More

How to Create I Miss Mom Thanksgiving Tablescape

I would love to be able to pretend everything is okay over the holidays, but it's just not possible, especially as a menopausal emotional redhead. I wear my heart on my sleeve, and of course my sweet family will understand. I'm still grieving over my… Read More

How to Create Fall Hydrangea Trinket Leaf Bowls

I wanted to give our grown kiddos a gift they could cherish from their "childhood home" that would remind them of the years they spent imagining, growing, & playing in the yard together. When my talented friend posted a tutorial on how to make a… Read More

How to Decorate a Cozy Fall Corner

I'm discovering in our new apartment "experiment" that it really doesn't take much space to create a beautiful, warm nook for myself to unwind and relax. We owe it to ourselves to have that space in our home that is waiting for us when we… Read More

Our New Modern Apartment Accessories

I'm happy to tell you guys that we are all moved into our new temporary apartment, and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT. Now, although we are moved in, that does not mean we are unpacked πŸ˜†. We still have a ton of organizing to do, but… Read More

How our New Apartment Looks Before Decorating

It's official! Our house is now in the hands of the new owners πŸ™ŒπŸ». Many folks seem to be shocked that we decided to take a break until we build again, in an apartment. I will tell you though, I am enjoying the simplicity and… Read More

Fall Floral Ombre Wreath Giveaway

Hey, guys! I know many of you probably know that we recently sold our beloved home and are in the process of moving out, and preparing it for the new owners. We have split the move into 2 moving days, so we are about half… Read More’s House is for Sale!

Today's the day! Rick and I have poured our hearts and soul into our home here in Michigan, but our little birdies have flown away to build their dreams, so it's time for us to find a smaller nest. Wouldn't it be fun if one… Read More

How to Make Beef & Peppers in the Crockpot

Everyone is struggling right now with food prices, so I decided to hold up on the decorating this week and share one of the best recipes I make that goes a long way (and is also inspired by my DAD). My husband absolutely drools-I mean… Read More

10 Simple Summer Picnic Party Ideas

Welcome to the "Thrifty Style Team" monthly series, where this month we are focused on "Simple Summer Picnic Party Ideas" just in time for the holiday in both the USA & Canada πŸ™ŒπŸ»! As a special treat, not only are we sharing affordable home decorating… Read More

Where We Escaped for a Quiet Romantic Beach Getaway

I think we may have found the cure for everything. If you desire RELAXATION, PRIVACY, and just found it. BONUS: it happens to be located directly on the ocean with your very own private panoramic ocean view. You see, my husband and I recently… Read More

Our Simple Patriotic Front Porch Tour

Good morning, my friends! Redhead here sending you best wishes for a peaceful, restful, long Memorial Day weekend. I hope you enjoy sifting through our "Simple Patriotic Front Porch Tour" which was delayed last week due to 2 baby birds living in the previous wreath… Read More

How to Create a Simple Patriotic Beach Hat Wreath

I am completely guilty of creating patriotic decor that ends up looking a little over the top. In other words, tacky 🀭. Sorry, I said it, but please know I adore and respect our beautiful American flag-in fact, that's my point. The American flag is… Read More

How to Create a No-Cost Mother’s Day Table

Rick and I were so very blessed to witness an immediate connection between our moms through the early years of our marriage, and when our children were young. Sadly, my beautiful mother-in-law is no longer with us, so I try to bring her memory alive… Read More

How to Create a Thrift Store Milk Glass Flower Tower

If you're searching for a unique, affordable spring centerpiece for a family gathering, or a special occasion, you are going to flip when I tell you how simple it is to "Create a Thrift Store Milk Glass Flower Tower". When you're family sees the tiers… Read More

The Best Vacuum I ever Owned

Okay friends...we have not one, not two, but three rescue cats, and I am not messing around with you when I say, this is "The Best Vacuum I ever Owned"! I've been around for almost 53 years, was a maid at the Holiday Inn at… Read More

Take a Beautiful Spring Tulip Tour

Are you ready to "Take a Beautiful Spring Tulip Tour" with me? Tulips make me happy, and I know we all need a big dose of happy right now. As hard as it is to be happy in such a sad time in history, it's… Read More

Redhead Can Decorate’s 2022 Home Tour

Hi there, from Rick and Julie! Welcome to Redhead Can Decorate's 2022 Home Tour... Rick and I have been married since 1994 after meeting in our college dorm β™₯️. Welcome to our home tucked in the woods here in Southeast, Michigan. It's hard to believe… Read More

Black Paint Magic Makeover in the Kitchen

Our "Black Paint Magic Makeover in the Kitchen" turned into quite the magical transformation, even more so than expected. I admit that I was a little nervous about the lighting in the room, and how things might disappear on the double dark built-in shelves. Surprisingly,… Read More

10 Shocking Before and After Room Makeovers in One Home

Inspiration just might strike by clicking through all "10 Shocking Before and After Room Makeovers in One Home" for the most popular DIY projects from our dated home here in Michigan. We've updated every single room in our home using affordable do-it-yourself ideas that anyone… Read More

How to Create a Rose Petal Heart Ceiling Tile

Beautiful home decor doesn't have to cost a million dollars to impress me. In fact, I like to brag about how little I paid for things instead of how much it was. Money does not impress me guys, and I bet if you follow our… Read More

How to Create a Salty & Sweet Valentine’s Day Charcuterie Board

When it comes to creating a Salty & Sweet Valentine's Day Charcuterie Board I have a secret tip for you πŸ‘‰πŸ»πŸ‘‰πŸ»πŸ‘‰πŸ»USE WHAT YOU HAVE! This little love nugget of information will help you create the least expensive Valentine's Day treat with the most WOW factor!… Read More

How to Make the Best Butter Pecan Cake

Here's a helpful review of my own experience making "The Best Butter Pecan Cake" ever! If you are here to grab the recipe and go, you may want to take the time when you have it to read my experience first. I never knew "Butter… Read More

How to Make Healthier Antipasto Salad at Home

Happy New Year! Don't let the word "healthier" in my title up there scare you away. The exact antipasto salad you see belowπŸ‘‡πŸ»in the photo was made by me last summer on a date night, gone bad 😲. I'll spill all the drama details, as… Read More

Lemon Garlic Scallops with Greek Yogurt Mashed Potatoes

There's no better time to start eating healthier than RIGHT NOW. Why wait until after Christmas? Well...okay fine, have those Christmas cookies πŸ˜†, but you'll also have my "Lemon Garlic Scallops with Greek Yogurt Mashed Potatoes" to help get back on track when you're ready.… Read More

How to Create a Fresh Pine Christmas Centerpiece

I can't believe it, but here we are at the very last Thrifty Style Team projects for 2021! Us TST ladies really enjoy bringing you guys our thrifty projects every month, so we hope you will continue to follow our affordable series throughout 2022 as… Read More

Santa Themed Built In Shelves & Wreath Giveaway

Welcome to this years beautiful fresh Christmas Wreath Giveaway, with a special debut of our "Santa Themed Built In Shelves" coming straight from our kitchen. Let's take a little sneaky tour of the Santa shelves first, and then I will fill you in on how… Read More

18 Thanksgiving Recipe & Table Styling Ideas

Did you get your turkey yet? It's Thrifty turkey-time over here at and 9 of us gals from the Thrifty Style Team put our heads together and came up with this years Thanksgiving Recipe & Table Styling Ideas that will surely help you and… Read More

Our New Black Mailbox with Flower Box

Introducing "Our New Black Mailbox with Flower Box" reveal! The Old Mailbox Mailboxes really don't get enough credit, and they are often over looked when folks update their home. Our mailbox is no exception, and was getting extremely old. Our home was built in 1994… Read More

Easy Chicken Pineapple Sliders

These irresistible "Chicken Pineapple Sliders" slid right into our lives by complete accident. I have to be honest and admit that I have never made sliders before. I always wondered why folks would want a smaller hamburger πŸ˜†. Well, now I know why. The answer… Read More

Affordable Fall Ornamental Cabbage Window Box

Our "Thrifty Style Team" is back this month with 12 home decorating ideas for October πŸŽƒ. My contribution is all about using what you have in your yard, and spreading the love into your window box. I ended up creating an "Affordable Fall Ornamental Cabbage… Read More

How to Make Rick’s Homemade Italian Bread Recipe

Rick's Homemade Italian Bread is simple, yet has incredible flavor with a hint of olive oil. It's soft on the inside, and has just the right crusty exterior. Use this bread for everything from salads, soups, meatballs, subs, and especially toast, garlic bread, or buttered… Read More

3 Thrifty Fall Planter Cover Ideas

Β  You better get a big ole warm pumpkin spiced latte because it's time for the Thrifty Style Team again, and I have over 14 ideas that will help you decorate for fall without spending a ton of cash πŸ˜‰. Β The first 3 ideas come… Read More

Central New York Half-Moon Cookie Recipe

If you happen to be here searching for the authentic Central New York "Half-Moon Cookie Recipe" you have definitely come to the right place 😊. On the other hand, if you happen to be one of my sweet subscribers, you've hit the cookie jackpot my… Read More