Win a Pillow of Your Choice from Studio Smithson


Meet Kristi Smithson of Studio Smithson. Kristi was my neighbor back when I lived in the DFW area. She helped keep me sane when our kids were little. I loved going next door and eating potstickers while the little ones played. We always hung out at her house because mine was always a mess (honesty is the best policy!) and hers was always lovely and beautifully decorated. If you check out her backstory on her site, you'll see why. She's made it easy to bring her eye for beauty into … [Read more...]

Try your hand at hand lettering


In the last two or three weeks, I've been playing around with hand lettering. I mean, it's all the rage, right? It's everywhere you look and it's only gaining popularity along with typography. Most artsy-craftsy fads come and go and by the time they've run their course, we're sick and tired of it (puff-painted sweatshirts, anyone?). Good riddance, right?! However, I feel like hand lettering is an art that deserves all the time it can get. It's one that has been around for ages. We've all … [Read more...]

Milk Paint Giveaway Winner…


So, here we go! I'm back and I've got a winner! But first, can I ask you guys a favor? It includes the photos of the red coffee table that I promised. However, I didn't get my side tables done. I'll be sure and post photos of those as soon as I can. So, here's the coffee table after I took the doors off and sanded it a tad. Being as Abbie-like as you can imagine, I forgot to take photos before I began prepping it. Are you surprised? Uh-huh, that's what I thought. So an in-process, crooked … [Read more...]

Adventures in Milk Paint….Part2


Welcome back! It's time for the second installment of Adventures in Milk Paint and I gotta tell ya...this one is full of success and ends in an opportunity to win supplies for a milk paint project of your own. That's right!  A giveway full of goodness. Aw yeah. Let's see. Where shall we start? First, if you haven't already, skim through Part 1 and get caught up. So, we left off with my dresser stripped of its first milk paint makeover and waiting patiently for another … [Read more...]

Raffle for the Cure *WINNERS CHOSEN*


The winners have been drawn!  Here's Elliott pulling them from the bowl! Those of you whose names were drawn, send me your address and I'll ship them to you. To everyone who donated, thank you so much for your generosity! Every bit was so appreciated! Today, I'm posting a slightly different kind of contest that I think you'll love for several reasons: A) It's in our female blood to want to save the boobies. We like 'em. … [Read more...]