Entryway Shelf


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

Fall Front Porch


I'll be the first one to tell you that for Christmas I start decorating Thanksgiving weekend.  But for fall, I typically just put out a wreath and a pumpkin or two.  My mom is usually the one to spruce up the front of her house with fall decor. But this year I thought, "I should totally decorate my house !  I love the season, so why haven't I decorated the previous years?" I knew I wanted to incorporated mums, pumpkins, and hay into my ... read more

Creamy Thai Carrot Soup


I am always on the hunt for recipes that are healthy and tasty.  The foods I eat must be flavorful and easy to make in order to stay successful on my weight loss journey. This Creamy Thai Carrot Soup is packed with unbelievable layers of flavor.  In addition to the great taste it is also very healthy.  I found the original recipe on Weight Watchers (of course) and changed it up a bit to my taste. [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:8]The grated fresh ... read more

Fall Tablescape with a Touch of Turquoise and Copper


When I decided to do my Fall tablescape this year, I knew that I wanted it to be different from years past - I wanted to bring in a little color.  My dining room is very neutral so I knew I needed a pop of something so that it would stand out and not blend in with everything else in the room.  I decided to use turquoise and copper.  I have a bit of  turquoise in other rooms of my house and I love how copper shimmers and compliments the bright ... read more

This little piggy…

Finished Piggy

Had to come home with me!  I found this amazing deal on a recent trip to St. Augustine in a great little antique shop.  The minute I saw it, I knew exactly what I was going to do. It had been used as a cutting board, but I thought it would be even better as a chalkboard to go in my kitchen.  The first thing I had to do was sand it down to get the coat of polyurethane off. Then I had to tape the sides to make sure that the ... read more