An adorable pin cushion made from a vintage Easter egg cup is a great gift for someone who likes to sew. And it’s a great way to use up scrap fabric and ribbon. I went shopping the other day and bought a dozen vintage-style egg cups because I thought they were adorable. But no one […]

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of World Market, but all opinions are my own. #WorldMarketTribe Read my full disclosure policy here. If you’re on the hunt for vintage Easter decorations, you might want to skip the thrift stores and yard sales and head straight to World Market to check out the amazing […]

“Porch sitting” is one of my favorite pastimes. There are few things more relaxing than kicking back on the porch with a cold drink in your hand, shooting the breeze with friends and watching the world go by. Growing up, I wiled away many hours rocking on our porch swing. Now, the porch is one of […]

My mother has given me some pretty amazing gifts throughout the years. And I’m not just talking about the tangible things. She has given me her love, unconditionally. A safe and happy home. The encouragement and confidence to pursue my dreams. The belief that anything is possible. Kind words when I needed them (and reality checks […]

Some love stories are epic. Some make headlines. Ours is quieter sort, a story of a love that grew day by day, month by month, year by year… No headlines here. It’s just an ordinary love story of boy meets girl, boy dates girl (with a bit of a twist), boy marries girl…happily ever after. […]

In all my trips to the beach, I’ve never found a piece of sea glass. But I have searched and I will continue to do so.. …because I love the idea of beach glass. I love that something once considered trash, like an old jar or bottle, can transform into something beautiful. I love that […]

Today, I’m taking a little bit of a break from my normal furniture befores and afters, crafty projects, recipes and room reveals to share a little bit more of myself. Dorrie of Simple Southern Charm, another North Carolina furniture painting gal, invited me to participate in the Blogland Tour where I get to talk about […]

Today’s post is one I shared first over at seven thirty three, but in case you missed it there, I thought it was worth an encore. Like William Morris, I love it when a home decor project is both beautiful and functional. I certainly think these shadow box frames that do double duty as jewelry […]

Meet “The Bling Bandits,” the father and son duo who broke my heart over and over again this weekend! Wink, wink! They may look sweet and smiley, but this pair are shrewd junk collectors and pickers. (I’ll tell you more about those heartbreaking moments later.) Kevin O is a picker who travels all along the […]

I thought I was finished with my Fourth of July decorating… But then I happened upon these red-white-and-blue, stars-and-stripes and polka dot fabric swatches… …on the remnant table at my local fabric store. $5, 5 minutes and some rope, and I whipped up this quick and easy patriotic bunting. I lucked out by finding fabric […]