Raising up Rubies craft room for Picture Perfect 6 – SNS 141

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Welcome to Saturday Nite Special #140, the multi themed DIY link party!  * Home Decor / Gardening  * Crafts, / Sewing / Recipes / Printables / Blog tips * Theme of the week Every Fri 7pm  to Sunday 11 pm Pacific.Welcome to another edition of those ever amazing Picture Perfect full room makeovers! This weekend […]

My resource for happiness? Simple pleasures.

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My own personal resource for happiness doesn’t come from any book. My happiness stems from simple things. REALLY simple things. Things that are obtainable right now. For free. Like flannel shirts and well worn jeans. Pretty views down quiet county roads. Making silly stuff that makes me laugh. 🙂 My own special hideaway. Being true […]

Permission from a passport

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For some odd reason, this week started out different than most for me. I felt ‘good’. As in, really good. It’s summer, stress is lower, my work is slower and I can hang out with my boy, so lots of pressure has been off. I felt so good in fact that I deemed Monday to […]

My home photo studio reveal

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At long last, I can finally use this little spare room as a real live photo studio! before This area resides under our back patio that was closed in to create an extra room. With loads of windows, it had great bones but just needed to find a useful existence rather than a messy office. […]

Cool, not cute! (the making of a boy’s teen room)

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This week, my son and I will be working on a special feature wall in his teen bedroom remake. With him gone over the weekend, I decided to roll up my sleeveless summer sleeves and dig in DEEP, morphing his room from cute to cool. It’s quite a process, this age leap.  No box, drawer, […]

Patriotic projects for SNS 140

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Welcome to Saturday Nite Special #140, the multi themed DIY link party!  * Home Decor / Gardening  * Crafts, / Sewing / Recipes / Printables / Blog tips * Theme of the week Every Fri 7pm  to Sunday 11 pm Pacific.… continued …Patriotic DIY projects are a wonderful way to honour where we live. This […]

Don’t be in such a rush

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There was a time that I moved into a brand new home. While that was an incredibly exciting time in my life, I soon found how tricky it was decorating it to feel ‘done’. Builders grade is not exactly character filled. Being there for several years, I went through two phases. Pink (seriously, I even […]

Herb garden, old kettle style

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old kettle herb garden

Growing a small indoor herb garden has intrigued me for awhile. So last time I picked up a few plants for the garden, a few fragrant herbs made their way into my basket as well. Where to put them? Didn’t have a clue. I just dug around in my junk storage stash and came up […]

7 junk styled bulletin boards – part 1

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… continued … In my church, there’s a really lovely area downstairs called the Soul Cafe, with the neatest sage green walls. In between each window that lines the main wall is a nice sized section of wall, begging for some attention. The idea of creating bulletin boards for each ministry was implemented. The idea […]

Instagram Update #2

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Ready for another riveting random episode of Instagram fun? Here we go! … continued … The comforts of home 1. I feel a need to take a shot at fresh fruit and yogurt every single time I eat it. It’s just so beautiful! And yummy. 🙂 I watch friend Inspired by Charm’s Michael bake amazing […]