Strawberry Cake Recipe

Strawberries will be in season soon here in Michigan, so I started researching strawberry recipes on Pinterest. There are many, but this one stood out as one of the easiest. What also attracted me is that it uses real strawberries (fresh or frozen), and doesn't… Read More

Single Basin Kitchen Sink & Faucet Update

My husband didn't want to do it. He said, "No, I'm not doing it, Julie. I hate plumbing!" probably 25 times within a 2 week period during the beginning weeks of the current pandemic. I believed him for a little while πŸ˜‚, but then things… Read More

Repurposed Hobnail Milk Glass

A couple days before we decided it was time to quarantine ourselves, my son and I visited the thrift store searching for more crap, I mean bargains πŸ˜‚. All kidding aside, I fell deeply in love with these 3 "Repurposed Hobnail Milk Glass" sisters sitting… Read More

Pandemic Family Resource Guide

Hi, everyone ❀️! Welcome to our "Pandemic Family Resource Guide" which is packed full of over 100 tips from us blog moms (see all blog moms below) to help you and your family get through a pandemic. I am on day 25 quarantine in Michigan… Read More

Cita’s Corn Salad

Cita's Corn Salad is the perfect mix of sweet, and salty. This beautiful crunchy salad pairs well with my tender chicken recipe (or any protein really), and a side of mashed cauliflower, or mashed potatoes which take it to the next level. The best part… Read More

Porch Planters with Faux Ferns

My sweet friend, and colleague, Paula, from Sweet Pea brought 16 of us DIY home decorating bloggers together, so we can celebrate spring in style. I have to admit, if it wasn't for these lovely ladies (see remaining 15 blogs below), I don't think I… Read More

Cinnamon Bread Recipe

Hey, guys! My husband, Rick, and I, along with our 2 children (20 & 17), and even our 3 cats, have hunkered down here in SE Michigan and plan to stay this way for at least another 3 weeks (quarantine). I plan to continue to… Read More

Rustic Romantic Bedroom Makeover

I definitely need a break from all of the pandemic news, how about you? Of course, before I get to my "Rustic Romantic Bedroom Makeover", I want you to know how thankful I am to have you as a friend following along here at… Read More

10 Alternatives to Toilet Paper

As I slowly watch our toilet paper stash dwindle (and even offer a couple rolls to neighbors), I am busy using my creative juices to think up clever ways to, you guessed it, wipe. It's scary, it's sad, and it's quite embarrassing, but I think… Read More

Repurposed Vintage Clutch Purse

Raise your hand if you have a gorgeous "dress-up" clutch purse sitting in your closet that you used once for a wedding that you don't even remember πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ . You don't remember, not because you drank 1 too many Manhattans, but because it was 30… Read More

Bunny Canvas Giveaway

Every year there's this one rascal rabbit who nibbles all the bottom leaves off of my big gorgeous 25 year old hostas πŸ˜–. They end up looking like celery stalks! I get so mad, yet I still love to collect ceramic bunnies. Isn't that ridiculous?… Read More

Broccoli Casserole

Did you know that it is absolutely possible to eat healthier and actually enjoy it? I'm not sure why so many cultures make us think that if you aren't putting a big glob of cheese on something, it won't taste good πŸ™„. It frustrates the… Read More

My Gorgeous Thrift Store Mirror

Ironically, "My Gorgeous Thrift Store Mirror" has found it's new home above our living room mantel at a time when I have had to make some very important decisions in my life. The irony is... I've literally had to look at myself in the mirror… Read More

Message in a Bottle Valentine

Valentine's Day is coming up fast 😳, so I have 2 sweet ideas for you that won't break the bank, and will really show your favorite peeps how much they are loved. The first idea "Message in a Bottle Valentine" can be used as a… Read More

Romantic Rose Mantel

It's finally time for some ROMANTIC DECORATING β™₯️ ! Valentine's Day is coming up soon, so I thought you may like a few simple, inexpensive, romantic ideas. I am just so flipping' excited about this "Romantic Rose Mantel" I swear I could do back flips… Read More

Repurposed Thrift Store Shot Glasses: Pasta Shots

Shots for everyone, I'm buyin' 😳! Okay, all kidding aside, I don't do shots. At least not the kind they're serving up at the local tavern tonight. I did my share back in college, but now my "shots" are way cooler, and cheaper. Pull up… Read More

Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup & Cookbook Giveaway

If you missed last week's "Butcher Block Cheese Board Giveaway", no worries because I decided to have another giveaway this week (woot woot!😎), only this one is all about an amazing recipe/cookbook. Not only am I sharing a wonderful recipe from my new cookbook, but… Read More

Butcher Block Cheese Board Giveaway

The holidays are over, the winter blues have settled in, and our darn Christmas tree is still up πŸ˜‚...sounds like it's time to have some fun! Well yes, I could be taking the tree down, but why do that, when instead I can give my… Read More

Redhead Can Decorate 2019 Top 10 Ideas

Happy New Year! Welcome to "Redhead Can Decorate 2019 Top 10"! 2019 is officially in the books, but that doesn't mean we have to forget all of the creative DIY, repurposing, and recipes from the last 12 months. In fact, I think it's a great… Read More

10 Amazing Appetizers You Should Try

Happy New Year, to all! I was just telling my sister how 2019 has been an emotional rollercoaster for our family. We've had some of our lowest lows, but also many of our highest highs. I know this holds true for most families because that's… Read More

Wood Snowman Family

Merry Christmas from all of us here at including my partners in crime, Rick, our 2 children, and our 3 rescue cats. I hope you enjoy my last Christmas post of 2019 which really comes at a perfect time because it centers around my… Read More

Dollar Store Olive Appetizer Wreath

This very thrifty affordable appetizer idea literally cost $7, and I'm calling it my "Dollar Store Olive Appetizer Wreath". Welcome to this month’s Thrifty Style Team post, where I love to share affordable decorating ideas along with my very talented thrifty blogger friends. This month,… Read More

Holiday Housewalk Christmas Home Tour 2019

Welcome to my very first "Holiday Housewalk"! If you've never experienced an online Christmas parade of homes before, you are in for quite a treat. Jennifer Rizzo created this virtual Holiday Housewalk 10 years ago, and it has grown to be quite popular in the… Read More

Reusable Christmas Tile Gift Tags

Yowsa! It's getting very busy over here at Red's. Christmas is in full swing and not only do I have a full 6 room Christmas home tour coming up for you on December 6th πŸ‘πŸ», I also have a fresh cedar wreath giveaway going on… Read More

Christmas Wreath Giveaway

Man oh man, am I beat! I've spent the last 3 weeks decorating our home head to toe for an exciting Christmas home tour online "housewalk" I've never been in before. It's been an enormous amount of work, but I literally can not sleep at… Read More

Peppermint Frosted Candle

I am a busy little redheaded elf over here decorating up a {winter} storm for a very large Christmas tour I am included in this year {yippee}, and this darling "Peppermint Frosted Candle" made from dollar store supplies fits in beautifully! In fact, it looks… Read More

Maple Pecan Butternut Squash Recipe

This Maple Pecan Butternut Squash Recipe will steal the side dish show on Thanksgiving, or any day, really. First, the gently roasted butternut halves all sliced so perfectly like a top chef barged into your home, and had his best knife in hand. Then, the… Read More

Perfect Roast Beef Recipe

When I asked our oldest child what she wanted for Thanksgiving dinner, she said, "Roast Beef" 😲. What you say?? Well, I honestly can't blame her one bit. You see, a few weeks ago I made my "Perfect Roast Beef Recipe" and she has been… Read More

Repurposed Pillowcase Scarf

It has turned brutally cold up here in Michigan πŸ₯Ά and was even snowing today! While I was growing up in Buffalo, NY my mom always begged me to wear a scarf to school. I hated scarves to the max, man! I was cool...I wasn't… Read More

Italian Horn Cookie Recipe

I told my husband I wanted a Christmas cookie recipe from his side of the family to share with you all for this huge cookie hop Dometically Speaking was hosting (be sure to sift through all the cookies at the very end of this post).… Read More

Ruggable Runner Rug Review

Try sayin' Ruggable Runner Rug Review 5 times fast. Trust me, it's impossible, but who cares, right? These runners ROCK. Seriously, I absolutely LOVE my "Ruggable" runners and I have been wanting to share this information with you for a while. This is not a… Read More

Fall Halloween Tree

Remember last February when I told you our kiddos talked me into keeping up our Christmas tree ALL YEAR LONG 😳. I said I thought it was a "cute" idea πŸ™„. Well, I wouldn't exactly call it cute 9 months later. The words that come… Read More

Halloween Bonfire Skeleton Display

I'm in the mood for a little fun, care to join me 🀭? I honestly feel like a kid at times when I'm decorating for holidays, and Halloween is no exception. After all, that's when decorating usually begins, when we are young, right? In fact,… Read More

Thrifty Spooky Halloween Corner

Uh oh! There's a dude in our window, and I'm not referring to the skeleton in our "Thrifty Spooky Halloween Corner" photo below. No, I'm talking about a real life painter dude that is in the middle of painting the exterior of our house (I… Read More

Dollar Store Hanging Jack-O’-Lantern

Boo! I was petrified my "Dollar Store Hanging Jack-O'-Lantern" wouldn't work. I actually almost gave up before I even started πŸ˜–. Sometimes that self doubt comes rolling in like a dark Halloween fog and makes us feel weird, ya know? Well, I'm happy to say… Read More

Beaumont’s Free Breast Cancer Risk Assessment

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Beaumont. All opinions are 100% mine. It's that time of year where we are all anticipating the approaching holiday season (well, maybe not all πŸ˜‰). In fact, I was researching faux Christmas trees today,… Read More

Avocado Shrimp Wrap

I need all the energy I can get right now, you guys πŸ’ͺ🏻! Our garage is packed full of everything I purged from our house (here's more on that situation). When I say packed full, I mean PACKED FULL. Kind of like this Avocado Shrimp… Read More

Save Money Buying & Selling on Facebook

Welcome to part 1 of my new life changing series I'm calling "Operation Home Purge". That's right folks...I'm PURGING everything our family no longer needs or uses. I mean EVERYTHING, top to bottom 😳. I begin this very informative & helpful series with my tutorials… Read More

DIY Refinished Butcher Block Kitchen Island

There's something about a shiny piece of wood that makes me feel very happy. If I was able to have you over for cheese & crackers, I could take you through the house on a shiny wood tour. Wouldn't that be fun? Most folks think… Read More

Dollar Store Fall Ombre Wreath

Am I ready for Fall πŸ˜–? Are you ready for Fall? My answer is, "Absolutely not! I will hang on to summer as long as I can. I guess it really does depend on where you live though, right? I know many areas have been… Read More

Affordable DIY Wedding Vow Renewal Tips

Welcome to the final part of our "DIY Wedding Vow Renewal" series. This is the finale! First, I must disclose that I am definitely not an expert on wedding vow renewals. What I am, is just a redhead that renewed her wedding vows with her… Read More

DIY Rose Wedding Bouquet

The older I get, the more I feel capable of doing things my DIY way instead of how society makes me feel I should. I took matters into my own hands last week (literally) and created 2 very simple little red DIY Rose Bouquet(s) for… Read More

Modern Minimalistic Condo with a Private Terrace/View

I am so excited to share this Modern Minimalistic Condo with a Private Terrace/View with you! This 3 part series I'm dedicating to describing how I pulled off probably the best vacation of my life while also DIYing our 25th wedding anniversary vow renewal ceremony.… Read More

5 DIY Wood Plank Decorating Ideas & Giveaway

5 DIY Wood Plank Decorating Ideas & Giveaway is all about transforming a space with affordable stained wood. I hope you enjoy all 5 of my DIY Wood Plank Decorating Ideas and then top it all off with a fabulous giveaway at the end for… Read More

Weight Loss Tips at 50 Years Old

I haven't been completely upfront with you guys 🧐. A lot is going on around here right now that I don't talk about publicly because it's just too personal, too difficult, and I really try to keep my personal life separate to a certain degree.… Read More

Tomato Appetizer Plates

I'm not sure if I selected the right title for these "Tomato Appetizer Plates" πŸ€”. I'm beginning to feel like flower, pinwheel, or spiral needs to be thrown in that title somewhere, but I'm not quite sure how to fit that in. I guess the… Read More

Blueberry Banana Bread

Hey-wasn't there a children's book about a mouse that ate a blueberry pie and left blueberry foot prints all over the counter πŸ€”? I remember having that book as a kid and craving that blueberry pie so badly. I'm hoping I can get you to… Read More

Watermelon Cake

I told my family I wanted to make a "Watermelon Cake" while we were on vacation in Florida. No one gagged, or even asked why, or how, they just said, "Okay." πŸ˜‚ Then they saw the 2 medium sized seedless watermelons arrive to our destination… Read More

Indoor Outdoor Tabletop Fire Pit

Happy first day of summer, my friends 🌞! Finally...oh my goodness, I never thought I would dust my favorite flip flops off ever again. I'm happy to report that I have them on (and I hope you do, too), and I even got a mini-pedicure… Read More

Patriotic Bird House Makeover

Rick the "Brick" is in the house! very handsome husband stepped up to the plate this week and is taking over for me. It's kind of mischievous of me though, don't you think? I mean...Father's Day is Sunday and here he is doing the… Read More