Category Archives: Home Sweet Home

Chalkola – Chalk Board Markers w/ discount code

The very kind folks from ChalkOla sent me these free chalk board markers to try out and review. I have two doors in my home painted with black chalk board paint, so of course I jumped at the chance to check … Continue reading

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TBT: jungle room from 2003

In the spirit of #tbt (throw back Thursday) I thought I’d post these old pics I stumbled across today. They are from 2003, when we lived in Dallas. I had painted my oldest’s room with a jungle theme. He was … Continue reading

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Studio Tour part 3

A final look at my studio space to share a few more new updates. The flooring in my studio is a painted and etched concrete. We had them done professionally about 6 years ago when we moved in. These floors … Continue reading

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Studio Tour Part 2

Welcome! For those of you who missed my studio tour and those of you who live far away, here is a little virtual tour for you. Some of you may have seen pics of my room already, but there were … Continue reading

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Big reveal::Chair Makeover

Ta-da! It’s done. It’s funny because when I first saw this chair, I wasn’t sure I wanted to take on the project. I passed it up at $25, but then my friend saw it a week later for $15.  She … Continue reading

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chair in progress

Boy! What a project this has been. I think I drove to the fabric store 3 times today. Fortunately, it’s only a mile away. But still! The painting of the chair was completed on Thursday, but I wanted to make … Continue reading

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ink sketches in blue

I haven’t been painting much recently, in a bit of a funk. So, I thought I’d do a little ink sketching.  I had grabbed a piece of plain paper and the closest ink pen. A quick, no stress practice with … Continue reading

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painted glass and table

I made a few accessories for our patio clean-up. Some Moroccan style mason jars!  I saw these and was inspired to make my own. I used this tutorial to paint the insides. I had tried the Martha Stewart glass paint, … Continue reading

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Tire stools for the fire pit

We finished our tire stools last weekend and have been enjoying them very much. We’ve already had two different sets of friends over to try them out. We were inspired by THIS and THIS. They just seemed perfect for our … Continue reading

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autumn door wreath

I really love hanging wreaths on the front door because it really spices up the look of our simple, cozy home. Since we don’t have a lot of trees with changing leaves, and it is still too hot to really … Continue reading

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