Fall Decor – Table Centerpiece with Leaves and Pumpkins

Fall Table Decor

You can't serve Pumpkin Pie Dip on a plain ol' table now can ya?  I'll show you how taking some very affordable Fall decorations can turn a table from drab to fab. And I ain't got much decor sense about me either, but even I can do this. One of the big reasons I don't decorate a whole lot, is because it can get expensive.  I've decided to … [Read more...]

Fall Decor – Simple Pumpkin Candy Dish

Pumpkin Candy Dish

How many of you have your grandmother's candy dishes? You know, the emerald green depression glass?  I love them by the way but they don't always go with the season.   I picked up a simple pumpkin candy dish the other day and I love it. I knew I wanted candy corn in it but I my husband saw this bag of Brach's Autumn Mix, with the little … [Read more...]

Summer Serenity for 3

Summer Serenity for 3

I love my kids but let's face it, we moms need a break during Summer when they're home ALL the time.  I'll be the first to tell you that I'm not much on decor when it comes to hosting others for entertaining purposes but while I was in Bentonville, I was totally inspired by Walmart's home decor team.  They had a house beautifully setup for us and … [Read more...]

I Won $3000 To Spend at Gallery Furniture!


Many of you already know this but for those that don't, I won a Gallery Furniture Pinterest contest of $3000.  That means mama gets some new living room furniture!   From afar, mine might not seem bad, but well, it's pretty bad. The most obvious, aside from stains, is the huge dip in the middle.  The thing is, this might look like a … [Read more...]

Better Homes and Gardens Planter – A Quality, High-End Look Without the Price

bhg planter

As I have said before, I have a hard time keeping anything alive. If it wasn't for my husband, all my plants would have died already. I have improved my green thumb over the past year and am determined to have more houseplants.  They just make us happy having them in the house. When Better Homes and Gardens sent us this planner, I had no … [Read more...]

DIY: Vase Makeover Using Rust-Oleum and Rubberbands

abstract art vase makeover

If you're like me, you have clear vases stashed everywhere.  Clear vases are usually pretty cost-friendly but not always eye appealing.  This very simple DIY makeover takes less than 10 minutes and only uses two supplies, bringing the cost to less than $5 bucks if you already have a vase.  And if you don't have a clear vase, no worries.  The … [Read more...]

DIY 4th of July Table Centerpiece for $8

We love Independence Day for many reasons but in light of recent events, I have to say, I'm glad there won't be any fireworks this year. It's so risky with how dry things are around here. I asked around for ideas to create a DIY 4th of July craft and had lots of replies but decided to go with 2 very easy & budget friendly ideas; Candy Filled … [Read more...]

2009 Holiday Gift Guide

Amazon.com  Dyson DC17 Animal Cyclone Upright Vacuum Cleaner  Home & Garden

First let me say that I was overwhelmed with all the gift ideas I received this year which makes it extremely hard to narrow it down to just a few but I did get it done.  I chose items based on uniqueness, functionality, style, and practicality.  I think with the economy like it is, most people are looking for items they can use to get the most … [Read more...]

Sears Home Design Summit

I had the honor of attending the Sears Summit in Chicago to meet with the Kmart Design team and see the fun and beautiful new collections already out and set to launch.  I have to the most uncreative person ever so you can imagine how exciting it was for me to walk in and see the home designs, offered by Sears and Kmart,  all prettied up!  To see … [Read more...]

Entertaining with Southern Living at HOME Decor


Have you noticed some of the platters I've been using in my photos? They are from Southern Living at HOME.  I have to say, I was quite surprised by the beauty and quality of these pieces.  I've never had much for entertaining purposes and while these can be used anytime, I enjoy bringing them out for my photos or when company is over. You'll be … [Read more...]

Help Me Makeover My Bathroom in a Frugal Fashion!

This is our bathroom and it just got a new tub!  I have not done anything in here and need your help!  I want to make it over in a WESTERN/COWBOY/COWGIRL theme and in a frugal manner since I am trying to be more frugal in 2009! As you can see, it needs tons of TLC so please help me make it over!  All suggestions are welcome from paint to curtains … [Read more...]