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

Cool Gardening Ideas

The DIY Housewives went into the garden and they came out looking pretty darn cool.  Now I'm not referring to their make-up or their outfits :lol: .  I'm referring to their "Cool Gardening Ideas". I don't know about you, but I like being the "cool"… Read More

Wooden Salad Serving Set Makeover

My husband bought me this beautiful wooden salad serving set from Pottery Barn many years ago for Christmas.  They came with a beautiful big wooden salad bowl, but I will get to that later.  First, lets talk about these poor worn out wooden utensils that… Read More

Top 10 Repurposed Projects

Nothing brings me greater joy & peace in the decorating world than repurposing does.  First, the thrill of the hunt for something thrifty (sometimes I like to search my basement or closets first).  Then, the brainstorming.  That's the REALLY fun part for me.  It actually… Read More

Easy Chocolate Pudding Pie Recipe

I think it is absolutely ridiculous that I haven't shared this family favorite "Easy Chocolate Pudding Pie Recipe" with you yet.  I have been making this simple delicious pie for over 25 years and my entire family FLIPS OUT when they see it in the… Read More

Vintage Style Outdoor String Lights & Giveaway

"Vintage Style Outdoor String Lights & Giveaway" is sponsored by, and all opinions and ideas are honest and mine (the redhead). You thought I was just sipping iced tea out on the deck in my flip flops all Summer long, didn't you?  Ha!  Well,… Read More

Thrifty Vintage Brass & Glass Coffee Table

They took one look at it and said, "No, way."  Of course I completely ignored them all (I'm referring to my 2 teens and husband), and circled this "Thrifty Vintage Brass & Glass Coffee Table" at our local thrift store until I felt dizzy.  Don't… Read More

DIY Home Improvement Guide

I was talking to my partner in crime (my husband, Rick) a few days ago about how we really have accumulated quite a few DIY home improvement tutorials on (subscribe HERE) and I really need to sort them all out for our readers and put… Read More

Patriotic Master Bedroom

Displaying our beautiful red, white and blue American flag in our home is very, very important to me.  I'm proud to say that I don't just fly "Old Glory" on Memorial Day, or the Fourth of July.  No way, uh uh, not me.  I do… Read More

Mason Jar Mania

It's all about the Mason Jar today, yippee!  I love my jars and I love learning new ways to use them, don't you?  You may remember a few of these ideas from the jar archives, but I'm thinking you probably missed a few because… Read More

Thrift Store Rainbow Ombre Glass Display

Monday (June 26th) is my 48th birthday 8-O .  This post is not about me and my 48th birthday.  Thank goodness, right?  I wouldn't do that to you, ha ha.  It is about something I LOVE though.  RAINBOWS.  I completely freak-out when ever I see… Read More

Spinach & Artichoke Dip

"Do you want me to make "Spinach & Artichoke Dip" this weekend?"  That's what I occasionally say to our 2 teens in the grocery store.  Let me tell you-their faces light up like it's Christmas and I get a big long, loud "YES!!!"  They absolutely… Read More

Thrifty Nightstand Turned Flower Planter

Welcome to now one of my most favorite makeovers to date..."Thrifty Nightstand Turned Flower Planter".  This is a good one folks, and I am very excited about it, but first I want to tell you something.  One of my sweet followers (I consider you all… Read More

Free Paint Stick Garden Markers

What's the deal with free sticks?  Is it written somewhere that all sticks must be free?  You can get free tooth picks at most restaurants, right?  Then there's free coffee stir sticks at coffee joints.  Hey, how about all those free chop sticks!?  What the… Read More

Dollar Store Solar Lights

Julie finally got smart after years of denial.  Julie bought 12 Dollar Store Solar Lights, for yep, you guessed it, $12.00 dollars.  Julie is happy now.  Be like Julie.  Here's the scoop... About 10 years ago I (I am Julie) spent a small fortune on… Read More

Simple Summer Picnic Recipes

If you watch the television show the "Housewives of Orange County", you have probably noticed when these gals have a party, or a "picnic" outdoors they always have it catered by the pool.  Yah, they may have their husband over by the grill with a… Read More

Vintage Mailbox

When I was a little girl in the 70's in New York, we had a post lady that would walk down our street with the mail in a big bag on her shoulder and she would put the mail in the mail boxes up by… Read More

9 Gorgeous Outdoor Spaces

Good morning friends!  Boy oh boy it took the "All Things Creative" team some extra time this month to make sure we were bringing you the very best ideas from our internal stash.  I was worried for a bit, but we narrowed it down to… Read More

Dollar Store Patriotic BBQ Picnic Wreath

Every year when it begins to warm up I like to repurpose something unexpected into a patriotic American flag themed decor piece, and this year is no exception!  However, this year, I brought some new dollar store friends with me, so be sure to check… Read More

Laundry Room Makeover (Part 4 the Final Reveal)

Hey guys!  Have you subscribed to my free weekly newsletter yet?  If not, CLICK HERE.  Welcome to the "Laundry Room Makeover (Part 4 the Final Reveal)" which is honestly one of the longest posts I have ever written 8-O , so hold on tight.  What… Read More

Dated Brass Pot Makeover

You can just call me "Brassy Lassie" today.  Well, maybe my personality doesn't quite fit that persona, but I can't get enough of brass or gold lately, how about you?  I'm even beginning to wear my old gold jewelry again 8-O .  So, I hope… Read More

Wood Projects with the DIY Housewives

Well, the wood sisters, I mean DIY Housewives  :lol: are back this month with one of my most favorite elements to decorate with...WOOD.  This "Wood Projects with the DIY Housewives" is surely going to get you in the mood for playing with wood.  I hope.… Read More

Redhead’s Skinny Salad

Hi guys!  This morning when we woke up the first thing I asked my husband was, "How does this sound?  Cucumbers, olives, tomatoes..." for a salad recipe.  He loves all salads so he was interested immediately.  Then we started discussing what I should call it.… Read More

Blue & Green Bottle Decorating

One of the worst days turned into one the best days.  My two teens and I were at the local thrift store and I was on the search for anything pretty.  ANYTHING.  You know..."speedy thrift store eye skimming" at it's best.  I've gotten very good… Read More

9 Painted Furniture Rescues

I just finished painting 2 cute thrift store chairs for our laundry room makeover and I can't wait to show you guys.  I'm getting close to the reveal, but until then I am working with the fabulous All Things Creative team bringing you our very… Read More

How to Replace Garage Doors

How many times do you open and close your garage doors in one day?  If you're like our family, we do it on average about 8-10 times a day.  It's something you really don't think much about, but these guys are crucial to our survival.… Read More

Healthy Drive-Thru Fast Food I Love

My family and I recently traveled across the country driving to our Spring break destination (Michigan to Florida) and we sometimes spent 10 hours in the car.  I was very well prepared :roll:  and packed several healthy snacks and drinks, but when you're traveling for… Read More

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