• A $10 Yard Sale Tray Turned Into Something Spectacular!

    I have been going to yard sales, estate sales and thrift shops for years and I love what I can find for my home on a budget! I love vintage items and have a mix of them in my home. I have many vintage collections to include, Christmas ornaments, cameras, handbags, baskets, Santa cups, Pyrex, old books, toys, and milkglass just to name a few! A few years ago I found a round metal tray at a yard sale for $10. This tray has 5 sections to it and I have used it at Christmastime to put vintage ornaments in and other Christmas things. But for the most part, it…

  • Not Your Typical Ceiling Fan

    How do you know when it’s time to update your ceiling fans? I made a TikTok video asking this question and one of the responses was “when it stopped working.” When it stops working, you know it’s time! My husband and I knew it was time to update our ceiling fans because we’ve lived in our home over 15 years! These fans are OLD. First I want to tell you something about my husband, Darren. He has been working from home since March 2020 due to the pandemic. I thought I would die when that happened—him working in the house all day, wandering around and in my business occasionally. Anyone…

  • Revealing My DREAM Wall with DuraDecor

    After peeling and sticking lots of DuraDecor vinyl planks to the wall, the bonus/media room is COMPLETE! It really is the dream accent wall I was hoping it would be, and I could not be happier with the final result! Here are the things that I did to update this space: Added DuraDecor Peel and Stick Vinyl in Iced Barn (available exclusively at The Home Depot ) Painted the walls Replaced the old shutters with blackout curtains Replaced the 15-year-old ceiling fan Added a new couch BEFORE PHOTOS FINAL REVEAL PHOTOS The hardest part was measuring the wall and planning it out beforehand. After that, it was so easy to…

  • Drab to FAB with DuraDecor

    We have lived in our home for 15 years and there’s one room we have never changed. . . our bonus/media room. I’m talking never painted it or anything. It is still the original yellow color from when we moved into the home. Time for some changes! I am taking the wall in this room from drab to fab using Peel and Stick Vinyl Planks from DuraDecor! This room is mainly used by my husband, who spends time playing video games and watching his favorite TV shows. Occasionally, we will have family over to watch a movie. The Plan Here are the things that I plan to do to update…

  • OREO HALLOWEEN JARS: FUN FALL IDEAS

    I got to team up with my daughter Jenna over at @jonathanandjenna for a fun Halloween idea with OREOS! Here is an easy and fun idea you can do at home with your kids and if your kids like cookies, then they are going to LOVE this one! It’s just stacking in a jar, one on top of the next. Sound easy? Let’s get started! I used Oreo Cookies but you can use whatever you like! Candy or anything you have on hand. Just be creative. I also had this jar in my home. This same jar can be found at Walmart for $8.97. Any jar with a wide base…

  • Baking a 3-Tier Cake!

    My youngest daughter turned 21 this past month, and you know what that means . . . CAKE! I have the recipe down below if you want to try it out! SO EASY! I found this Funfetti Cake recipe on Pinterest, but I was worried! I’ve only made a multi-level cake once before. I’m more of the 9×13 cake person. I love Cake by Courtney and the cake decorators who make AMAZING creations! Check out this STOP-MOTION animation of my process! It took about 3 hours to make the whole cake, from start to finish! That’s including cooling, but I also only had ONE baking pan to work with. This…

  • Showing My Easter Table + Fun Family Traditions

    When my kids were little we would hide plastic eggs in our backyard and let them go hunt for the prize inside, which was normally candy of some sort. One year we put chocolate inside and soon realized that the sun had melted the chocolate. Lesson learned. Another fun thing we would do was dye eggs and then we had fun decorating them. We would dip an egg halfway in one color for a few minutes, then turn the egg over and dip the other half in another color. The kids thought that was cool! We would use crayons, glitter, stickers, and just have so much fun with all of…

  • Step Into Spring!

    If you have just come from @worthingcourtblog WELCOME!  Suzy’s home is gorgeous! We really love how she has incorporated spring into her beautiful home! So many beautiful ideas! SPRING HAS SPRUNG Teri and I live in Southern California and it’s been raining A LOT! You know what that means? When it rains…..everything gets so green and flowers are blooming everywhere! We live right where all of the poppies are blooming they call it the “super bloom.” With this poppy super bloom, traffic is a nightmare because everyone wants to come and get pictures with the poppies. It really is an amazing site to see! Well worth the drive and traffic.  How…

  • Eat, Drink, and Be Merry!

    If you’re coming from Gratefully Vintage, welcome! We always come away filled with great inspiration when we visit Kellie’s beautiful home! Love what she has done for the holidays! There are 21 days until Christmas! 3 weeks people!  And if you love the holiday season like we do, you probably look forward to the lights, the Hallmark movies, and the FOOD! There’s usually always some great food involved this time of year.  It’s nice to make things extra special around this time of year, and creating a beautiful table is one of the ways to add something extra to our homes for the people we love.   Instead of a separate…

  • Christmas tour, holiday tips, decorating,

    Welcome to our Christmas home tour! If you have just come from Sara Sofia Productions, we hope you are enjoying the tour so far! We have decorated some favorite spots in our homes and want to show you around today!   This is Sue’s entryway with a King of Christmas 9-foot flocked tree in the corner and next to it is this beautiful lace teepee adorned with Christmas pillows and gifts! Wouldn’t the teepee be a great place to keep the gifts this year? Teepee is from @tindylandus and can be found on Amazon.   The Merry Christmas Garland is from krumpetshome.com and it’s so cute!!! This is what you will see on the other side…