Monday, August 11, 2014

The Summer Market 2014

Had a GREAT time at the Summer Market in Avon Lake, Ohio.  This was my first year there and I hope to be there many more! Great location, vendors, & customers.  
I focused on my hand stamped stone coasters and trivets but also brought along some of my other home goods.
Here's a look at my booth.....
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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Summer 2014 Events

Here is a look at the items I delivered to the Homegirl Barn Sale......

Next Up....
Summer Market July 25-26
Pics to come in July

Friday, March 7, 2014

I recently redecorated our living room and here are a few of the easy DIY projects I did.  
These easy projects are a fun and personal way to add your personal style to a room.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies (Cake Mix Cookies)

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies (Cake Mix Cookies)
I love baking from scratch but there are times when I love a good shortcut and this is a really good one!  Out of the blue today my little guy told me that he wanted to bake cookies so I hit the Pinterest boards in search of an easy cookie recipe and I came across one that used a box of cake mix.  I had 2 boxes of mix, classic white and red velvet, so I decided to change it up a bit and try it with the red velvet and boy am I glad I did....YUM!!

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies (Cake Mix Cookies)

1 box of Red Velvet Cake Mix (18.25oz)
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup white choc chips
1/2 cup milk choc chips
Mix all together and drop rounded spoonfuls onto cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
Bake at 350 for 12 min
Makes about 3 dozen

I also recommend a cute little helper to make it even better :)

Monday, March 18, 2013

Create keepsake art from your child's artwork

Art from Art
If you are anything like me I have a hard time parting with all the wonderful artwork that my son creates.  I wanted to do something with his finger paintings that were accumulating.  I would rather see them in another form instead of hidden away in storage so here's what we did......(have your child help too for a fun family project)

Supplies used:
12x12 canvas
Mod Podge
Circle Punches (3 sizes)
Foam Brush

Start by punching out circles from the artwork.  I used 3 sizes of punches with the largest being 2".  I did some to start with and then as I assembled it I punched as I needed once my piles ran out. 
Next I started in the bottom right of the canvas and applied mod podge to a small area of the canvas and mod podge to the backs of some circles and placed them on the canvas.  I then used a foam brush to spread some more mod podge over the circles.  I wanted a gradiant look so I continued with this process and spread out the circles more as I moved toward the top left corner.
I used a 12x12 canvas but you could change the size if desired.
Once dry I hung it up in my son's room so we can admire it everyday :)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Wooden Crate DIY Projects: Side Table and Storage Bench

BEFORE...a plain wood crate that was an estate sale find

  • HOW I DID IT: 
  • added 4 casters to the bottom for ease of movement (attached the casters to separate pieces of wood then attached the wood pieces to the crate in order to keep the screws from coming through the surface of the crate)
  • Had a local glass guy cut a piece of glass to protect the top
  • PERFECT storage for items I wanted to keep handy while outside and also a great place to rest a drink while relaxing on the porch :)

BEFORE....a plain wood crate that was an estate sale find


  • HOW I DID IT: 
  • Cut a piece of MDF to the same size as the crate top
  • Used spray adhesive to attach a piece of foam to the MDF
  • Wrapped fabric around the foam and MDF and then attached the fabric underneath with a staple gun
  • Screwed the seat onto the crate top from inside the crate
  • A great addition by the back door where we can toss our shoes and take a seat while putting our shoes on

Saturday, September 1, 2012

I'm back.....

So it's been too long since I've posted but now I'm back at it :)  The last few months have been crazy (but good!).  We are expecting our second child so I spent some time not feeling very well but it has now passed and I'm starting to feel "normal" again...well as "normal" as a pregnant chick can feel.
With summer passing us by and fall right around the corner I've been trying to spend some time creating new items and finding new vintage treasures for my etsy shop and also for some fall events I have planned.  Here is a sneak peek at what I made today....
These will be available in my etsy shop soon....