Paper Towel Holder

Paper Towel Holder Complete with Chalkboard Front

I was recently in the cute town of Eatonton, Georgia near Lake Oconee, doing some antique shopping with my mom.  We stumbled across an antique/auction store and we knew we were bound to find some treasures and boy did I!  I found this shelf for only $3...it was a deal I couldn't pass up. At first I wasn't quite sure what to do with it, but then it hit me!  I have no paper towel holder for my kitchen and this would make a cute ... read more

Wish I were here…St. Augustine, Florida

AiA South - St. Augustine, FL

A few weeks ago we were fortunate to travel to the Sunshine State and visit St. Augustine.  This is one of our favorite travel destinations and we try to get here at least once a year if not more.  The sandy white beaches are beautiful and the area is fun to visit.  We never run out of things to do or see - except time.  St. Augustine is also rich with history as being the first city discovered when Juan Ponce de Leon set foot on this unclaimed ... read more

Grandma Shirlie’s Monster Cookies

Fall colored M&M's and chocolate chips for monster cookies

With Halloween upon us, it is time to make one of my favorite treats from Grandma Shirlie...Monster Cookies.  Not only does the name scream Halloween, it is also delicious.  How could you not like a cookie that has peanut butter, chocolate chips, oatmeal, and M&M's? First step is to mix the sugar and butter together... Then you add an egg and mix this in... Next comes the fun part of adding the oats, peanut butter, ... read more

How to Make Skeleton Leaves

The skeleton leaves are drying

Today, I wanted to share with y’all how to make skeleton leaves. When I was about 12 years old, I got to visit my grandparents for two weeks.  During this particular visit grandma and grandpa took me on a picnic lunch at an isolated spot on the St. John's River. While exploring I found a pretty leaf that I wanted to keep but wasn't sure how I would get my treasure home. Once back at the house my grandfather handed me a bible and told me to put ... read more

Entryway Shelf

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I found another great find recently that I just couldn't pass up. I've been looking for something to go in my entry because for quite some time now it has been bare and looks sad. So when I saw this great shelf at an antique store, I knew I could make it my own.  Plus it had recently been reduced from $45 to $15! The first thing I had to do was prime it because painting over the red would be difficult.  I also wanted to take the backing ... read more