Hey there! I am beyond blessed to be the wife of Mark Andrew and the stay-at-home-mommy of Quinn and Morgan! I love to decorate, create things, and generally make life more beautiful! Come join me, and let's see what we can make today!

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Faux Fireplace

Bustle Dress


DIY Tutu

Boys Room Makeover

Glazed Cabinets

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Mixed Media Art

I attended my first art class EVER yesterday, and it was fantastic! Sweet Jackie Lauger of Fat Jak Originals hosted a workshop at Relux Vintage (my new favorite shop in downtown Geneva!), and I cannot tell you how much I loved it. What I CAN tell you is that if you have an opportunity to take one of her classes, do it!  If you are not local, find an art class in your area, step out of your comfort zone, and just go!  

Yesterday's class was focused on mixed media art.  I have made a number of pieces that qualify as mixed media art, and I have shared some of them with you, but the techniques and tricks I learned yesterday will take my art to an entirely new level, and I am excited about that!

Here is the piece I made yesterday.


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Tuesday Tips and Recipes #10

Today's post is going to be a bunch of randomness, but I will start with a tip. (You remember, right? OCD self cannot post on Tuesday without a tip or recipe. So...)

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Tuesday Tips and Recipes #9

I usually like to get my posts out in the morning, but since there was no school again today, I just hung out with my kiddos! And, who I am kidding? You guys are used to going weeks/months/AGES without seeing a new post! I often marvel at how many of you are still hanging around...:) Thanks for that!

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LOVE board

I posted this teaser yesterday, and many of you were excited to see the final product.



Back in May of 2013, I created these numbers.

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If you have been stopping by here for awhile, you know that the entire purpose of creating my faux fireplace was to have a mantle to decorate.

I change my mantle vignettes about once a month, and because I change it so often, I forget to take pictures.  And when I do take pictures, I forget to share them.  So, I am going to show you what is on my mantle today, along with a few of the mantles over the last couple of months.

After Christmas, I like a very clean mantle.  Not too much fuss.  Not too much color.  

Very simple.  It helps the room feel calm amidst the Christmas clutter, which is FINALLY all gone.  

This is another, simple vignette for winter that is in my kitchen.

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