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DIY

Elements of a Teen Girl’s Room

She’s been asking for her own room for more than a year.  She’s always shared a room with Elea and they’ve been so close over the years that they’re almost like twins.  I couldn’t stand the thought of them being separated.  So, I put her off for a while. And I put her off some […] Read more…

DIY Large Photo Prints

DIY large photo prints?  Sort of.  I suppose all in all, this isn’t so much of a Do It Yourself project as it is a Let Hobby Lobby Do It For You project.  But, let’s not argue over semantics.  I had to coordinate this project and it’s pretty cheap— so I’m calling it a DIY. […] Read more…

DIY Chalk Paint Placemats

DIY Chalk Paint Placemats You have GOT to make these.  They are all kinds of fun! Ruth and her family are here visiting this week and we’ve already had a ball.   She and I are co-teaching a workshop on Hospitality this weekend at the Becoming Conference. We’re brainstorming about all this fun stuff we’re gonna […] Read more…

{ditto} DIY:: Disco. Disco Trash

Welcome to the August {ditto} DIY challenge! Once a month all summer long, ten very different bloggers have been hosting this challenge to recreate in our own homes a project or design element inspired by a haute couture design. The idea is to inspire everyone to incorporate fine design elements into your own home in […] Read more…

Raspberry Tart with Pastry Cream

This is one of my favorite dessert recipes for summer!  It’s easy to make, absolutely delicious, AND the ingredients tastes so fresh and light—despite the fact that it’s pretty decadent. It’s the perfect addition to your Memorial Day festivities and you’ll be all french and fancy with your tart making skills. We’ve got dance dress […] Read more…