Category Archives: DIY / Tutorial

 I started using essential oils about 2 years ago when my dog, Gigi, started getting ticks – – a lot of ticks.  She was on Frontline but it just wasn’t working.  Knowing I couldn’t add more Frontline to her, I searched for alternatives and came across the wonderful world of essential oils. Today I’m going […]

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Slowly but surely I have been turning my outdated 1950’s colonial into a rustic, industrial inspired home.  While it’s been a slow process, it has also been exciting to learn new skills and discover new capabilities within myself.  I think that’s what I love most about DIY.  Do you ever surprise yourself?  Do you ever […]

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Let me start by saying I fully know I seem like a total crazy lady – – a total crazy dog lady.  I kind of am, but I do realize it, so that makes it  better, right?  No? Today is my Boxer, Gigi’s, 3rd birthday.  Each year I say I’m going to make her a cake, but somehow I never get to […]

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I did it!!!  Ok, let’s back up – – Welcome to the third week of the One Room Challenge, hosted by Calling it Home.  This is week 3 of my dining room remodel where I’m making simple changes to add rustic, industrial farmhouse style to my space.  If you’d like to catch up, you can […]

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It’s December…Christmas Season!!  I love Christmas and the whole month of December.  I love decorating, wrapping presents, baking, parties – – there is just no other season quite like the season of Christmas.  To start off the December countdown to Christmas, I made a DIY pallet wood Advent tree topped off with grain sack inspired bags.  […]

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