• create,  tutorial,  vintage

    how-to: vintage jewelry stands

    Earlier this week my mom asked me if I wanted to get together and of course I said “yes” and suggested we go antiquing so that I could be inspired. And boy was I inspired! I love, love, love old things. Especially if they have chippy paint and rust. I was so smitten when I saw these butter dishes. Before that day, I had never seen these teeny tiny dishes anywhere (or never noticed them). I snatched them up for a great price and knew exactly what I wanted to do with them. By now, you’ve all seen the tutorials around about gluing a candlestick to the bottom of a…

  • create,  networking,  tutorial

    dress up your drawers {with guest Elise}

    Hi! My name is Elise, and I blog over at Sunday Charm. Thank you, Amy, for letting me take over your lovely blog today! I’m thrilled to be sharing a quick decorating fix with you. Earlier this summer, my husband and I scored the most fantastic dresser off Craigslist. I mean, look at it… We moved this one-of-a-kind piece into our apartment…and then noticed the smell. The Craiglist sellers found it at a garage sale, stripped it, repainted it and tried to get rid of the nasty scent. Unfortunately for us, the scent was stubborn. I whipped up a little DIY for anyone else struggling with a similar problem, or…

  • scrapbook,  tutorial

    remembering all of the bits of 2013

    At the end of 2012, I stumbled upon this post by Jessi (Naptime Diaries). She recapped her 2012 and I quickly came to realize that without looking in my Project Life album, I couldn’t really tell you all of the sweet bits of 2012. My memory is horrendous (scarily bad sometimes…like forgetting how old I am) and my journaling track record isn’t much better. But then I stumbled upon this artist and her work inspired me so much that the next day (December 31st!!!) I went to the store and got a Smashbook and set out to create a 2013 journal to record the good, the bad and all of…

  • create,  tutorial

    Craft Tuesday {cigar box refashion}

    Happy Craft Tuesday! A few weeks back my mom called me from Goodwill. She said they had a plethora of cigar boxes and wondered if I wanted any. I asked her if they were old (because I like anything old and junky) and she said she didn’t know, so I packed Ethan up and we headed to Goodwill. They weren’t old, but I did have a vision for them.