New IKEA Finds

IKEA Greenhouse

On Saturday we took a little road trip to IKEA. I just love walking through the showroom. So many great ideas!

Here are a few of the goodies I picked up.

I’ve had the greenhouse but we picked up some plants this time. I love having a little tropical feel in the house.


John has been asking for a way for me to leave him notes as to what school work still needs […]

Living Room Makeover

From Living Room to Library and Music Room

We’ve lived in our split level home for almost 15 years and are finally getting close to finishing all the major home improvement projects we had planned or envisioned. I previously shared pictures of our kitchen makeover. Today, I’ll take you on a tour of our most recent project, the library/music room.

Our realtor took the following three pictures of our home at the home inspection. (This […]

Easter Basket Garden Centerpiece

I love decorating for the holidays. Here’s a super easy way to create your own Easter Basket Garden Centerpiece. I also posted some pictures of other Easter decorations we put up throughout the house.


basket reindeer moss hot glue gun & glue plastic insert or pot plants & bulbs dirt Spanish moss decorative chicks, eggs, bunnies… (optional)

1. Cover the basket with reindeer moss using the hot glue gun.

2. […]

Mantle Makeover – Nature Theme

Mantle After

After Christmas, I was ready for a change from my usual winter mantle display. After a web search, I found the perfect inspiration at Better Homes and Gardens. I was instantly attracted to all the nature objects.

Here’s the empty canvas.

Here’s the recreated version of my mantle inspiration.

Here’s how it all came together.

I used two pictures I had previously purchased at TJMaxx. I found the driftwood at a pet store […]

How to make Decorative Moss Balls

Moss Ball, finished

I’m working on a mantle makeover project that requires moss balls. They were super easy to make and I was pleased with how they turned out. Don’t feel like making your own? You can purchase Moss Balls here.

Supplies needed:

styrofoam ball Reindeer Moss hot glue gun

Just glue on the Reindeer Moss.

Finished project, a beautiful, natural, puffy green ball.


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