5 Ways to Make a Pillow for Valentine’s Day


If you’ve been a reader for very long, you know I have a thing for pillows. Being able to switch out the pillows on my couches and chairs to add a different color or a touch of holiday decor is one of my favorite decorating strategies. Pillow covers that can be removed are incredibly easy to store; they don’t take up much room, and they can simply be folded into a bin or basket when no in use. The bulkier pillows live on my couches, and it’s easy to switch covers according to changing seasons or my tastes. It’s almost as easy to make pillow covers–not quite, but almost–and you can definitely have a lot of fun embellishing them. Enjoy these 5 Ways to Make a Pillow for Valentine’s Day!

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5 Ways to Get This Look: Elegant Outdoor Dining

Backyard Dining Collage

When it comes to outdoor dining at my house, we keep things pretty casual.  But that doesn’t stop me from oohing and ahhhing when I see an al fresco tablescape like this one at The Sweetest Occasion.  I selected five elements of this pretty tablescape and found tutorials by other bloggers that you can follow if you want to recreate the look for less.  Follow their instructions, and you’ll be well on your way to being known as the hostess with the mostess!

The Sweetest Occasion backyard dinner party

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Decorative Corkboard Memo Board


Carmel from Our Fifth House is back showcasing a little thrifted find turned one-of-a-kind art display for her guest bedroom.  I love going thrifting and finding unexpected items to upcycle into something wonderful.  The only thing better than that is finding it on the side of the road.  I think this little project does qualify as some Roadkill Rescue, don’t you think?

Decorative Corkboard Memo Board


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Simple Burlap Lampshade

burlap lampshade (1)

Thank you to those who took time to comment so sweetly on my French Provincial Nighstand Refab.   It so means the world to me. I am so pleased with how the space was lightened up with the two toned nightstand.   Yesterday I mentioned that I needed to rework the lamp. The green shade {…Read More…}