• DIY

    Dresser Makeover / Chalk Paint Tips

      Last week I found a vintage French Provincial dresser for only $40.00. 🤑 I knew immediately it was meant to be for my bedroom. Here’s how I fixed it up!! Deep Clean A lot of times these older pieces have been in storage sheds or garages, so they’ve collected many years of dust and dirt. 😷 I usually remove the handles and spray my furniture really well with Mrs. Myer’s All Purpose then allow it to sit for a few minutes. (Mrs. Myer’s does most of the work.) Paint I use several different types of chalk paint but for this piece I used my favorite, Old White by Annie Sloan.…

  • Items I Love

    My Find of the Week / Helpful Hint!!

    I’ve gotten soooo many questions about my vintage metal laundry basket. If you watch my Instagram stories, you know I found another one today at an antique store. 😍 Of course I fell in love and had to buy it. I’ve only seen two for sale in my life and I bought both of them. 😳 Here’s the one I bought today along with a few other treasures.  There is so much you can do with these babies.. 1- Blankets and pillows. (This is how I use mine) 2- An actual laundry basket. (Who said laundry baskets had to be plastic and boring?) 3- Plant stand. 4- Porch “catch all”…

  • Items I Love

    Friday Favorites!

    Yep, it’s Friday, so that means time for Friday favorites!! 🤗 Here’s three items I’ve really been digging recently. Remember for more details on these favorites you can always click the underlined name and it’ll take you straight to Amazon.. 😜Which just so happens to be my favorite store. Ps- I’m a true book lover nerd, so you can almost guarantee there’ll be a good book on here almost weekly. 🤓 No worries, I’ll only highlight my favorites. 😊😉 Mrs. Myer’s Cleaning Products Cleaning is certainly NOT my favorite job, but Mrs. Myer’s makes it much better. No lie, her all purpose cleaner makes counters sparkle like none other. I…

  • DIY

    DIY Open Shelving

    Finally, I convinced my husband open shelving in the kitchen was a good idea .😏 Open shelves add adorable farmhouse charm!! This project can be done in a bedroom, bathroom or anywhere!! So, I’ll get down to the point – Here’s how we did it! 😉  Determine the type of wood It’s no secret I’m a huge fan of repurposing! I fell in love with some old hardwood floors we found at an antique store for dirt cheap, so that’s what we used.🤤 You can use old fence wood or pallets… really any kind of wood! Attach the wood to metal brackets This is the moment you should determine the…

  • DIY

    When a Picker Finds French Provincial

    As a picker, I never know where the job will take me or what I’ll find. Last week we found ourselves in a small shut down factory town, and we hit a French Provincial goldmine in someone’s shed. Yes, someone’s shed. Midmonth is not usually when I stock up on inventory but I couldn’t pass up this darling dresser. I handed the owner some cash, loaded that baby in the truck and brought her home for some TLC. Like many of you, I’m a fan of French Provincial furniture. 😍 No doubt, it makes my heart beat a little faster. (You can totally imagine my emotions during the movie Beauty…

  • Lifestyle

    Our Easter Without Children

    During holidays such as Easter, it’s easy to feel like something is missing when you don’t have children of your own. As I walk through Target I see the fun bunny goodies and beautiful Easter dresses. 🐣🐇 On the radio I hear about huge egg hunts (One was a swimming pool egg hunt.. How cool is that??) Many of these wonderful events are geared to families with children. So, if you are childless or even an empty nester, this blog is written for you! Here are a few ways I made Easter special for my family of two. 👫 It’s not too late to use these ideas. Special Breakfast Typically…

  • Items I Love

    Good Friday Favorites!

    Happy Easter weekend, dear friends! (Yep, I consider you friend by this point 😉) It’s Good Friday, so let’s talk about Friday Favorites! One can never go wrong with a moisturizer, book and canister set. Hempz Body Moisturizer This non decor related item is on point! I’ve been lathering it on my skin for three years now because it’s the perfect moisturizer. Each scent is amazing. 😍  Triple Moisture  and Age Defying are my favs!   Small Great Things Months ago I read Small Great Things Small GreatThings by Jodi Picoult. Let me just say, my ol heart is still in knots from this deep story. Warning – it’s not a little…

  • Decor

    4 Farmhouse Finds from the Thrift Store!

    Many of you know I am a picker! I am going to let you in on a few secrets of the trade. 😉 You can sometimes spot really awesome finds at a thrift store. I’ve heard people say they like the idea of thrifting but don’t know what they are looking for. Well, I’m here to help!! 😃 Here’s five farmhouse treasures you can often find in a thrift store. White Blankets Yep, nearly all of my white throw blankets have come from thrift stores. Blankets are nearly a guarantee find. I spot the ones with neat textures such as hand knit or quilted. Since I always go for white,…

  • DIY

    DIY Stair Rail Painting

    Staircase, you make such a small statement in a big way! Before we knew much about stain (and our knowledge is still limited 🙄) my husband stained the handrail and balusters of our staircase. 😩 Let’s just say, the stain turned out to be extremely dark. If you follow my insta, you know I love wood but this was not a pretty color. It was time to do something… 🤔 I painted it plain-Jane white in three simple steps and it looks beautiful! Also, Everything I used I found in my broom closet. Step 1 Clean the entire surface. Don’t skip this easy step! Why? Getting dust and dead insects…

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