I’ve lived in my house for more than six years, and I’ve been stumped by my split level living room the entire time. I’ve had nothing but time lately to sit and stare at my living room, plotting how to fix it, and I think I’ve finally done it.Continue reading “Split Level Living Room Refresh”
Late last year, I was strolling through an antique store and spotted this gorgeous, turn-of-the-century fireplace mantel, and I had to have it. It was chipping and in pretty bad shape, but I knew I could bring it back to life. Of course, that meant I’d likely have to deal with removing lead paint.Continue reading “Safely Removing Lead Paint from Furniture”
Living in a house that floods often, we understandably ignored the basement for the first few years we lived here. What’s the point in crafting the perfect aesthetic when it’ll be washed away in a year or two? But there was something about the laundry room remaining unfinished that felt yucky.Continue reading “Fixing Laundry Room Problem Areas”
When it comes to flooring, there are several options that can make your kitchen both functional and beautiful. Tiles arranged in an intricate pattern, durable hardwood, or sleek concrete. Nearly any choice you make will be the right one.
Except if you choose carpet, like the previous owners of my house did.Continue reading “Updating Your Kitchen Floors: A Review of Style Selections Laminate Flooring”
Back in the ‘80s (or ‘70s or whenever my kitchen was first remodeled), I’m sure they thought this drop-ceiling and giant fluorescent lights were the coolest additions to the room. Of course they wouldn’t think it was ridiculous to drop the entire ceiling by almost two feet, forever making the room feel like it was caving in.
Good thing I know how to convert a drop ceiling.Continue reading “How to Remove and Convert a Drop Ceiling”
It’s that time of year again, friends, and if you thought that you could get this far into October without me going a bit overboard, then you have no idea who you are messing with! We are halfway through the most glorious time of the year (the 31 day celebration of Halloween), and it’s time to get some serious spook on.
This year, I’ve decided to take on Halloween from a hostess’ point of view, and I’m going to give you a couple of different suggestions on how to make the most of your scare-tastic celebrations. I’m calling this series Hosting Halloween, and it’ll have ideas on decorating schemes, drinks, activities, and of course, treats. So let’s get started with some brunch!Continue reading “Hosting Halloween: Halloween Brunch”
I promised I would adapt (adapt being a strong word) this for milk hot chocolate, and I did!
It’s getting chillier around here. Well, as chilly as it can get in Kentucky in November. But I am already in the holiday spirit of things.
It was my sister’s 25th birthday the other day, and I decided to make her a very special cake this year. She loves fairy tales, always has, but especially gnomes. I guess she gets a kick out of their personalities. There’s so much sass crammed into those tiny creatures!
I’ve been wanting to do a stump cake for a while. They went viral not too long ago as part of a lumberjack cake, but I’ve seen these cakes floating around for years. They make an exceptionally adorable “Where the Wild Things Are” cake.Continue reading “How-To: Tree Stump & Gnome Cake”
I’m a sucker for vintage arcade games, and no game keeps me as entertained (and frustrated. Curse you, Pinky!) as Pac-Man.
Pac-Man celebrates it’s 36th birthday this year, very close to my own birthday. I was going to put this recipe up in late May, but I couldn’t wait. These cute little guys were just begging to be shown off!Continue reading “How-To: Pac-Man Cake Pops”
Christmas may be over, but in Kentucky, the winter months haven’t even started yet!
Today, it’s a nice 60 degrees, one of the colder days so far this month, and it’s raining cats and dogs. So while it may not be cold enough for hot chocolate, it sure is dreary enough!