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Cow Canvas Giveaway

  Well, wouldn't you know it the cow came home, but I couldn't find a spot for him.  That's the honest to goodness truth.  My daughter and I were at Hobby Lobby a couple weeks ago (which is quite a hike for us) and I… Read More

Comforting Low Carb Chicken Dinner Feast

I don't know about you, but I have definitely come down with the "Winter blues".  Oh, there's no need to worry about the redhead, I'm not in a deep depression or anything, but I do feel lazier than usual, hungrier than usual, and just down… Read More

Master Bathroom Before Photos & Makeover Plans

Yippee!  It's all about our master bathroom makeover plans today.  Does that make me the master of the bathroom?  I think so! :lol:   Well, at least I hope it does.  I've put a ton of thought into this project, and it really is a… Read More

Ruby Red Nail Polish Painted Jar

My older sister Carolyn painted her nails constantly.  If she wasn't on the phone with her boyfriend, or baking him brownies, she was on her bed painting those very long nails.  She is 7 years older than me, so you can imagine how I would… Read More

Love Pie

Can you keep a secret about this "Love Pie"?  It was "BK"----> before kids, and my husband and I lived in our second apartment.  I'm guessing about 1996, so I was 27.  I had become acquainted with the pretty Southern gal across the hall who… Read More

All Things Hearts with the DIY Housewives

Ready for a twisted story from the Redhead?  Last Sunday, I was staining some shelves in our garage for our upcoming living room built-in(s)/fireplace makeover and I was dreaming about what I wanted for lunch.  Well, while I had garlic bread and soup dancing around… Read More

Thrifty Lamp Makeover with Spray Paint

Hi guys...this is going to be short, but very sweet.  It's a cold Friday night here in Michigan, and my husband and I have a nice fire burning after a long day of work and chores.  I am ready to chill, and do nothing, how… Read More

redheadcandecorate.com Amazon Shopping Page

Hi guys!  I have very exciting news.  Today's post is a little bit different from my usual DIY home improvement decorating before & after posts (don't worry I have several projects completed and will be posting one this weekend) due to the fact that I… Read More

Silver Platter Wall

It was just time for change :roll: .  That's the only reason I have for why I felt the need to take down the original "Thrift Store Silver Platter Wall".  I just simply grew tired of looking at the same design day after day, night… Read More

Chicken Loretta

I made Aunt Loretta's chicken last night and I just can't resist taking the time today on my day off to share it with you because it was just so incredibly moist, tender, and flavorful. Oh, and EASY!  You see, Aunt Loretta is a fabulous… Read More

Repurposed Snowman Shutter

Have you heard the big news?  I now have a redheadcandecorate.com DIY Home Decorating & Cooking Group on Facebook and it's grown into a really nice place to visit (click blue link to join).  However, now that Christmas is over, everyone is rather quiet in… Read More

3 Clever Household Storage Clean-up Tips

The holidays are long gone and it's time to clean up, guys.  I know it's sad, stressful, and even painful, but once we get it done we can have fun again.  Maybe you'll even think my clean-up tips are fun?  Welcome to my "3 Clever… Read More

Michigan Tree Thinning Home Makeover

First, let me start by saying, "I love trees."  In fact, I think I may have even been a tree in a different life :mrgreen: .  So, please don't be upset and call me names because I had some of our trees cut down.  There… Read More

Home Organization Tips

Welcome to the DIY Housewives first 2018 edition "Home Organizing Tips".  Okay, tell me.  Is your tree down yet???  This is the first year EVER that I our tree and decorations are down before the kids go back to school.  It is seriously a miracle.… Read More

Lobster Salad Appetizer Toasts

As I sit here watching our new kitten climb up the haggard Christmas tree, I can't help but feel sad that the holidays are coming to a close.  I stepped on the scale this morning and was shocked, my house is a disaster, I have… Read More

Merry Christmas Video Tour

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from my family, to yours!  We are going to enjoy a very intimate, quiet Christmas here in Michigan and hope for a little snow.  We are thinking about making some homemade pasta on Christmas day-doesn't that sound yummy?  My husband… Read More

Upside Down Vase Santa Claus

This is for the kiddos!  Looking way back, I remember my Mom had a glass candy jar that had a "felt" Santa outfit glued on it, and I remember playing with it as a little girl.  This "Upside Down Vase Santa Claus" is the larger… Read More

Appetizer Cube

First, there was the ice cube-that was genius.  Then, there was the "Rubix Cube"-remember that?  More recently...the "Fidget Cube".  But NOW!  Today...here on Julie's little blog is the best cube of all.  The "Appetizer Cube" 8-O !  Time to think outside the box. Are you… Read More

New Kitchen Glass Pendants

It's been almost 10 years 8-O  since we hung our very popular fancy chandelier pendant light fixtures in our kitchen.  I NEVER would have thought that I would want to change them, but guess what?  I wanted to change them.  What can I say, except… Read More

Gift Bow Wreath & Last Minute Gift Guide

I bet if you go look in your holiday wrapping stash right now you have a few of those pre-made gift bows left over, don't you?  You know...the ones that have a sticky backing on them and you just match the bow to the paper… Read More

Cotton Candy Cane Christmas Tree

Hi guys!  Welcome to this year's Christmas tree reveal.  I'm calling it our "Cotton Candy Cane Christmas Tree".  Did I just say cotton candy cane?  Why yes, I did :lol: .  You can blame my Dad, Bob for this one.  Let me explain... when I… Read More

All Things Christmas Trees

I've had a few folks tell me that they are excited to see what our Christmas tree looks like this year.  I hope the title "All Things Christmas Trees" didn't trick them, or you into thinking that this is my Christmas tree reveal.  I hate… Read More

Dollar Store Christmas 3-Tier Tray

Uh, oh...I went to the dollar store again 8-O . My oldest daughter (my accomplice) helped me create a "Dollar Store Christmas 3-Tier Tray" before we had to pick up my youngest at practice.  Ladies were looking at us very "peculiar-ly" as I switched out… Read More

Candy Cane Door {Christmas Tour Part 1}

The candy cane was always the last thing we would get to put on our Christmas tree when I was growing up in the 70's, how about you?  It was right after the tinsel  :-) .  Maybe that's why I am so drawn to red… Read More

Homemade Warm Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!  I recently posted my Thanksgiving Recipes on my redheadcandecorate.com Facebook page and a friendly reader mentioned that her favorite Thanksgiving "side" is cranberry sauce.  I replied back and told her that I love my cranberry sauce warm.  She said she had never… Read More

Blue & Gold Christmas Staircase

Okay I admit it.  I have started decorating for Christmas and I honestly don't think there is anything wrong with me that :-D .  I think we should all just do what makes us happy because life is short.  Decorate when you want, how you… Read More

Roasted Acorn Squash

Welcome to my Dad's "Roasted Acorn Squash" recipe.  Let's play "find the acorn squash" shall we?  Come on now...don't be cranky. Did you find it?  It's up there on the left by the silver owl in my "Rustic Hutch Makeover".   Here's another one that… Read More

Thrift Store Stained Glass Wreath Makeover

Hey guys!  Not only is this probably the easiest makeover I have ever done, it also is my very first Christmas post for this year, yippee!!  I can't wait to tell you all about this "Thrift Store Stained Glass Wreath Makeover", but first I want… Read More

Our New Gas Cooktop

I enjoy cooking mainly on the weekends, how about you?  I love making soups, pizzas, and tomato sauce with chicken meatballs .  In fact, I've shared many of my favorite recipes on this blog :lol: .  If interested you can find them all here: Redhead… Read More

Cozy Decorating Ideas with The DIY Housewives

As I write this...the temperature is falling to 32 degrees 8-O .  We all complained about a warm Fall.  Uh oh.  I want to get cozy now, and I am so ready to switch over to Christmas decor.  I know you are scratching that snowflake,… Read More

Our Built-In Fridge Fiasco

Are you ready for the craziest story I've ever written?  I hope so because this gets really wonky.  Almost like there's a spell on me wonky.  There IS a ghost in our house you know, he's usually friendly, but I think he was acting up… Read More

Bone Broth Recipe

Bone Broth 8-O ?  What in the world is Julie doing with "Bone Broth"???  To be totally honest with you, I have been wanting to post about Bone Broth for years, but you know how time sneaks away.  I promise this isn't just some Halloween… Read More

Colorful Family Room Reveal

We have a chameleon in our house and I am not talking about a colorful cute lizard, although Sylvia the cat would LOVE a pet lizard I am sure  8-O .  The chameleon I am referring to is actually a room adjacent to our kitchen.… Read More

Indoor Fern Growing Tips

I think I have an insecure thumb.  I am an awful gardener, and I never really feel like I know what I am doing with indoor plants, but surprisingly my indoor fern has become so lush and gorgeous I think I better start flaunting my… Read More

Cozy Fall Porch

I want you to imagine that I ran into you at the dollar store 8-O .  You see me in my leggings and sweatshirt with no make-up and you are not sure if it's really me until you hear me say out-loud to myself, "Oh… Read More

Cute & Clever Pumpkin Ideas

I definitely think we could all use some cheering up.  It's been a very difficult week so far for all of us and I think a little Fall pumpkin fun is just what Mom ordered.  Fall is in full swing here in Michigan (leaves are… Read More

10 Minute Outdoor Fall Chandelier

I almost didn't post this easy chandelier idea because I was worried you may think it's a little "too easy" and things that are "too easy" don't really take much thought, or effort and you might think I'm becoming a slacker dude.  Then I thought… Read More

Exterior Cedar Shutters (the reveal)

Welcome to "Cedar Oak Cottage".  You got that right.  I named our house.  I think it's about time, don't you?  My husband was up on the ladder hanging these shutters and we had a discussion on it.  I chose the word cedar, due to the… Read More

Exterior Cedar Shutters (Part 1)

Are you ready for a cedar shutter shocker?  Okay, how about just part of one?  You see, I began to write the full reveal (update: see full reveal here)and DIY Exterior Cedar Shutter reveal including the before, during, and after, but it got to be… Read More

Whiskey Barrel Hoop Fall Wreath

Welcome to this month's "Thrifty Style Team" September edition.  You better hang on to your cowboy boots for this one.  There are 14 of us this month!  You're about to read the story about our cozy DIY "Whiskey Barrel Hoop Fall Wreath", so pour yourself… Read More

Cheese & Apple Butcher Block Tray

I'm feeling a little cheesy this morning  8-O .  Okay, so maybe not exactly cheesy, but who doesn't love cheese? And apples?  Especially in Fall, when apples are at their peak in the North and cheese slides in as a savory partner.  I never quite… Read More

Super Easy Fall Decor Ideas

I don't know about you, but lately I haven't been able to catch up.  I mean, I always have a few loose ends around the house, but right now I have about 25 loose ends 8-O .  I could actually make some Fall garland with… Read More

Decorate with Leaves

I hope you "leave" this "Decorate with Leaves" post feeling like you are ready to jump into a big pile of leaves and decorate, decorate, decorate! I can just walk outside in my PJ's and pick Fall leaves off of the trees come September and… Read More

Budget Friendly Mahogany Wood Front Porch Makeover

I've been hiding something from you.  Parts of our front porch have been in a state of DIY emergency 8-O !  Welcome to our "Budget Friendly Mahogany Wood Front Porch Makeover" story & tutorial.  I'm spilling the bricks beans like I'm in therapy so buckle up.… Read More

Redhead’s Home Tour 2017

Well guys, it's taken us about 9 years to get our dated Michigan home to a point where we are either ready to sell it, or stay here forever. To be honest with you, we have been searching for land to build a smaller home… Read More

Door Knob Hooks

I've been hooked on "Door Knob Hooks" (especially the glass ones) since the very first time I saw them.  They are just so cute, and versatile.  Do you know the ones I'm referring to?  They look like little antique door knobs with a victorian vibe.… Read More

Tea Cup Cat Food Bowl

About 5 years ago we lost our yellow lab, "Dude" to a sudden heart attack.  It was one of the worst days of our lives.  He was healthy and we were in pure shock.  After about 2 weeks of mourning and adjustment, I decided to… Read More

Black & Gold Bathroom

Welcome to our "Black & Gold Bathroom" makeover.  Sit back and enjoy the stroll through memory lane before I share the final reveal.  I am very pleased with the chic new look, and I hope you are, too! I first walked into this 1/2 bathroom… Read More