It has been three years since the loss of my grandmother, Violet – but we called her Nunu. Three years and I’m really wondering when it is supposed to get easier. How do you cope with the loss of someone who played a huge role in your life? I had her for 27 years, but I always thought it would be longer. But then all of a sudden she was sick, and three months later she was gone. Read More
We’ve lived in our home for going on three years now. One completely neglected area of the house is the upstairs hallway. Oops? Since we’ve moved in, our bedroom and bathroom have been downstairs, with only the two older boys upstairs. Until the baby came along, I never had much of a reason to go up there! Decorating that hallway has been up pretty high on my to-do list lately, and this week I finally made some progress with some easy spring decor for my hallway makeover!
It’s that time of year where Easter is just about to sneak up on us! Is it just me, or does that happen to everyone? Where Easter ends up a week away and you realize you are so far from ready? Well one thing you can’t miss is the baby’s first Easter photo! If you have waited too long, an easy way to still get that great shot to treasure is to take it yourself!
My nephew just turned 4 years old, and this boy has been obsessed with Godzilla for a while now. I don’t mean new Godzilla, we’re talking old, Japanese Godzilla from the 1960’s and 70’s with English overdubs. So of course when we started asking him what kind of birthday he wanted – guess who he chose! We were left to figure out how to throw a Godzilla themed birthday party.
This week, my nephew turns 4 years old! He has always been a fan of dinosaurs, but lately he has moved on to a very strong Godzilla obsession. And we’re talking the old, Japanese Godzilla. I have no idea how a boy his age sits and watches something like that, but he will over and over again. For his Godzilla themed birthday party coming up, I really wanted to crochet him a Godzilla hat. Do you know how many Godzilla patterns are available? I found about 2, none for free. What I did find were tons and tons of adorable dinosaur patterns though! I ended up having to take bits and pieces of patterns for his hat (more on that later), but here are 10 of the great dinosaur crochet projects that are available for the dino lover in your life!
If you have littles in your home, I’m sure you understand the constant struggle of trying to keep their toys at bay. I also know most of us would like our homes to show that grown ups still live here as well. That’s why one day I decided to make over our “cleaning closet” into a toy storage space – to save both my living room and my sanity.
Seems like St. Patrick’s Day has snuck up on us already! No judgement from me if there are still hearts and pink around your house… Trust me on that one. So if we are going to decorate for St. Paddy’s – and if you’re Irish you really do HAVE to – this weekend is the time! Take a peek at my 10 favorite ideas I found this week and will be using as inspiration myself!
Hey there! On this edition of Friday Finds I have a super easy for anyone idea for a lightswitch upgrade! I did this in my neice’s room. We went with a feminine, Victorian theme. You can see the pretty purple walls, she also has a lovely purple gem chandelier and some touches of light blue scattered around the room. For a little extra touch, we decided to upgrade the lightswitch. Read More
If you have kids, think waaay back to the days where your house was always spotless. Or at least to the days where you knew exactly where a mess came from and you were just to lazy to clean it up. And that was ok because after your full night of sleep you could just clean it up tomorrow and no one would know and no one would care.
Or maybe you don’t have kids and that is your life right now.
Back in those child-free days, did you ever find yourself over at a stay at home mom friend’s house wondering “Why is this house so out of control messy? Isn’t she home all day??”
Or maybe even now as a working mother, possibly with a small, immobile infant, you wonder the same things about mom friends who stay home.
Here on Friday Finds I plan to share with you an array of my latest thrifty finds turned projects or inspiration and products from others I’ve found over the past week. I’m so excited to get this started!
Hitting the thrift stores at least once a week is a must! People are constantly getting rid of things – thanks Marie Kondo. Searching the aisles for discarded vases, knicknacks and who knows what is how I find the majority of my little projects.
What I’m sharing with you today is a set of three vintage milk glass vases I picked up at the Salvation Army for cheap! I was really drawn to the pattern in the glass. While it looks so dated, I really wanted to see how it would look distressed.
As for color, I went back and forth trying to decide. It just so happened I had some black chalk paint out for a bookcase I’ve been working on, and I just decided to go for it.
Honestly, I love black. But I have NEVER chosen to paint something black. Even that bookcase I mentioned is for my nephew’s pirate room – not in my house. I’ve got to say, these vases just might be the turning point for me.
Black was the perfect color choice to modernize these dated pieces. It does a lovely job of showing the original patterns in the glass. So excited with how these came out – truly all thanks to my sister not painting her own bookcase….
You can find this Set of Three Modern Milk Glass Vases in Black for sale in my Etsy Shop because for some reason nothing in my house is black to match! Although after all the fun I had with these maybe I should change that.