Decorating for Halloween

I love decorating for the season and with Halloween coming up, it is no exception! I'm not really one to go over the top with Halloween decor because I feel like fall shall reign forever, however I think I successfully married fall with Halloween and I'm in love. I've been looking for a magical excuse … Continue reading Decorating for Halloween

$3 Trader Joe’s Eucalyptus for the Floral Crown Win

Floral crowns are a trend I'm fully embracing with open arms.  The first floral crown I fell in love with was at my dear friend Molly's Adirondack wedding. I was a bridesmaid in the wedding and was lucky enough to witness her mom's floral wizardry skills. She arranged all the flowers, including Molly's floral crown … Continue reading $3 Trader Joe’s Eucalyptus for the Floral Crown Win

Wedding Gown Repurposed into a Beautiful Baptism Dress

A lot of girls dream about the day they get to wear their dream wedding dress on their big day. I did and enjoyed every minute of it to the infinite max. Admittedly, I was a bit sad when my wedding day was over because that meant I wouldn't have another reason to ever wear … Continue reading Wedding Gown Repurposed into a Beautiful Baptism Dress

Safe, Easy and Stress-Free Way to Remove Paint from Hardware

Sometimes the best of us make the worst of mistakes. Mistakes like thinking its a good idea to glob paint over functioning hardware expecting it to last and look good. No beuno. I have to think that the previous homeowners did this with the best of intentions but alas, its time to say see ya … Continue reading Safe, Easy and Stress-Free Way to Remove Paint from Hardware

A Day for Upping DIY Skills with The UpSkill Project

This post is sponsored by Lowes. The thoughts and opinions are my own. Have you ever worked on a DIY project and found yourself stuck on a step? Or maybe there was a tool necessary to complete your project, but you were just too intimidated to use it? I can speak from personal experience that … Continue reading A Day for Upping DIY Skills with The UpSkill Project

The Upskill Project Comes To Buffalo, Making DIY Dreams Come True

If you could win an opportunity to bring a DIY project to life right in your own home with help from professionals AND a $2,000 gift card to Lowe’s to make it all happen, would you enter? Well that’s exactly what took place with The UpSkill Project Contest and let me tell you, the contest entries were nothing short of amazing. Five local residents were selected and got their DIY dreams to come true with The UpSkill Project. The results? Nothing short of incredible.

Dog House to Be Auctioned Off at SPCA’s Hounds and Heroes Event on June 2

I've built a couple of dog houses in my day, but I have to say this one very well may take the cake for the most famous, special, and philanthropic. Say what? Here's why! I originally built this dog house for my friends over at Valu Home Centers from nearly 100% reclaimed materials. They filmed a … Continue reading Dog House to Be Auctioned Off at SPCA’s Hounds and Heroes Event on June 2