Ballard Inspired Acorn Ornaments

Hi all!  Well, the Christmas decorating may be coming to an end soon but I have still been working on decorating my tree.  My latest project is inspired by a precious silver acorn ornament that I saw in a Ballard mag several weeks ago.  Unfortuantely I cannot find it online but here’s my version! I {…Read More…}

Cotton Pickin’ CUTE!

Hey guys!! Happy Saturday to all of you!!  I spent all most of my morning cleaning Hurricane Gainer.  In the process I also did a few small revamps around the house.  I wanted to share this one with you guys because I am so excited with the outcome:)!  I went shopping with my youngest sister {…Read More…}

Shanty Photo Art

So with 7 days to go I finished my LAST Christmas gift today… WOOHOO:)!  I am usually so last minute and find myself at Walgreen’s on Christmas Eve picking up at least 2 that I forgot but this year I finally had my act together.  All of the siblings draw names for Christmas and I {…Read More…}

Shanty Tree Topper

I have learned never to turn down FREE items!  I may not have a vision for it yet but if it sits in the garage long enough and idea will follow!!!  This is how I ended up with my tree topper this Christmas! My mom changes her tree decor a little every year so she {…Read More…}

Garage Sales Tracker!!!!

Calling ALL Garage Sale and Flea Market Lovers!!!! Garage Sales Tracker is your new Never Thrift Without it Website!!! You know the drill: ~Drive up and down the main strips looking for garage sale signs ~Annoy fellow drivers as you slow down to a near stop to read the faded address on the sign ~Wander aimlessly {…Read More…}

Whitney’s Birthday GIVEAWAY!!

Hey guys! So… Today is my birthday!!! WOOHOO!!  In celebration of my BIG 28 we are doing a little Shanty giveaway! Leave us a comment on this post and we will select one of you to receive a party favor!!  It will be a few of the Shanty Sister’s favorite products!!!  Thanks for coming to {…Read More…}

Stackable Christmas Sayings… Too Cute!!

Hey Guys!! So… Another FUN project… super cheap, cute, easy and so fun for the kiddos!  Here is how they work… These are vinyl sayings you can make on your machine and a block of wood… All you have to bring to the party… paint and some sand paper! Woohoo… how easy is that? I {…Read More…}

Whitney’s Photo Frame Ornament

Wow… I feel like I have so much to pack into just a few weeks!  I love Christmas decorating and I love any excuse to display pics of the kids so this next project was a hit for me.  I have seen so many photo frame ornaments but I am not about to drop $6 {…Read More…}

A Simple Winter Wreath

So, after making our Shanty Wreath Hangers we had to pair them with shanty wreaths as well!  Which brings us to my Simple Winter Wreath Tutorial! Here’s how it started… 1 medium sized grapevine wreath at Hobby Lobby (1/2 off only:)… spray painted with Rust-Oleum Metallic Spray Paint Snowflakes are a favorite of mine (among {…Read More…}

Ruffled Drop Cloth Stockings!!

Hey guys!! Thanks to all of you who left sweet comments on my drop cloth tree skirt HERE.  Now I want to show you what I made with the rest of my drop cloth…. I made my stockings to match my tree skirt! Here’s how I did it… I started by using a stocking I bought {…Read More…}

Jute Twine Monogram

Hi all! We had so much fun exploring all of your wonderful Rust-oleum Revamps! If you didn’t get a chance to check out all of the fun projects linked up you can scroll down a little to explore! So, moving on…I’d like to share with you all my Jute Twine Mongoram. I just love jute {…Read More…}

You girls make it so hard…..

… to highlight only a few!! These were so fun to look through and we had such a hard time picking our features.  Thanks so much for all of you who linked up.  Now let’s go check some of these out… Monogrammed Vases at Homebody A fun take on Canvas Silhouettes at Bringing up Burns {…Read More…}

Whitney’s Walnut Wreath Tutorial

Hey friends!  Hope you are all having a great day!  Let’s go NUTS!  We recently told you about a spotlight we were asked to do for the Gorilla Glue company HERE.  We loved our wreath hangers and had to adorn them with cute wreaths as well.  I went with a nut and pinecone wreath and {…Read More…}

Rust-Oleum Revamp Link Party and Giveaway!!!

It’s Here!!! We’re so excited to bring you our first Rust-Oleum Revamp Link Party and Giveaway! Just a few simple rules to follow: ~You must link a project that you have made with a Rust-Oleum product! ~Specify which Rust-Oleum product you use and include a picture of the product for proof! ~You must link back {…Read More…}

Are your Revamps ready??!

Hey guys!! Just a quick reminder to meet us here tomorrow for the Rust-Oleum Revamp!!  We will open the MckLinky at 9:00 pm central time.  We are so excited you see what everyone put together! If you still need some more info you can click the button on our sidebar.  Thanks so much and we {…Read More…}

Whitney’s Drop Cloth Tree Skirt

Hello guys!! Hope everyone is having a great Friday.  We have had a fun week… It actually snowed here. Because this only happens about once every two years we were a bit excited!  Now to my project… I finally got sick of staring at the base holding my tree up.  I have had this planned in {…Read More…}

No one does it like Mom!

UPDATE~ We will be linking our mom’s tree up here… Peanut butter and jelly, macaroni and cheese, banana pudding….you name it but no one can make them like your mom right!  It never fails, you can use the same ingredients, same technique and spend even more time on it and it still tastes better when your {…Read More…}

You helped Saved our Shanty… Thank You!!!

Hey guys!! Just wanted to give you all a BIG thank you!! I recently received word that I am a finalist in the Michael’s Handmade Holidays Contest.  You helped save one of our shanties!! We were’t kidding when we brought out our big guns!  Thanks so much to all of you who have voted… You guys {…Read More…}

Shanty Wreath Hangers

Hi all!  So, we have been dying to share with you a fun project that we created for our friends at Gorilla Glue.  Last month they asked us to create a fun winter project, with a tutorial, to share with their Tough Team Members.  It is now up for viewing on their Tough Team Page HERE but {…Read More…}

Whit’s Cheapo Jute Twine Ornaments

Hey guys!! Sorry for my brief break… I have been out of town with the fam for Thanksgiving.  I have spent the last week or so getting the tree up and planning how I would dress it.  This year I am in love with silver.  I have it all over the tree…  and I have {…Read More…}

Ashley’s Candy Cane Display

I will be linking this to Hooked on Houses Holiday Party  Hey guys! So, I’m still decorating for Christmas and still loving it!!!! Thought I’d share my latest creation with our blogging friends!!!! I love candy canes almost as much as I love snowflakes so I had to make this as soon as I thought {…Read More…}

Ashley’s Thrifty Ornaments

I will be linking this to:Hooked on Houses Holiday Party! Hi everyone!  Hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving!  I just wanted to share a quick, thrifty ornament with you!  It’s easy, cheap and so cute!!! I started with a 6-pack package of square glass ornaments purchased at Hobby Lobby (50% off of course), a {…Read More…}

Whitney’s SOS and more…

Good morning guys!!  So, we want to thank all of you that voted for Ashley’s apothecarys we posted at the Michael’s craft contest.  It is that time once again… for us to bring our big guns!  I have entered my JOY plaques and would love for you guys to click on the button below to vote {…Read More…}

Countdown to Christmas…

Hey guys!! So… a fun new product… well, products to share with all of you!  Check out this great, super cute Christmas Countdown… Want to make one yourself?? Here’s the great news… It’s one stop shopping!  This is a great project kit from Scribble It!  Everything you need minus a little paint and glue comes {…Read More…}

New Link Party and Giveaway ~ December 6, 2009

Hi all!!!  We are so excited to announce that our wonderful friends at Rust-Oleum have decided to sponsor our next Link Party and Giveaway ~ Rust-Oleum Revamp! Simple Rules: ~You must link a project that you have made with a Rust-Oleum product! ~Specify which Rust-Oleum product you use and include a picture of the product {…Read More…}

Shanty Christmas Advent Calendar

Hi all!  Hope you all are enjoying your Saturday!!!!  So, we mentioned a few weeks back that we were asked to guest blog on Kari’s fun site, Ucreate!  We were so honored and thrilled to share our Advent Calendar with her friends over there and now we would like to share with you all ~ and {…Read More…}

Ashley’s Snowflake Ornament

Hi all!  First off, I want to say thank you to all of you who rated our project online today!  Wow!!!!  You guys are really helping us out!!!!  Thanks so much!!!!!  Now for my latest project!  I’ve mentioned that early Christmas decorating is a family tradition going way back!  We have always put the trees {…Read More…}


Hey guys!!!  The Shanty Sisters need your HELP!  We have entered a sweepstakes to win a trip to NY to see the Martha Stewart Show!  We entered the Christmas Apothecary Jars this week and a panel of judges will pick the winner based on several different criteria.  This is where you, our loyal follwers come {…Read More…}

Whitney’s Tin Ornament

Hello everyone!! Hope everyone is having a great week!!  It finally dropped below 80 hear in Texas so it is officially time to start preparing for Christmas:)  I don’t quite have my tree up yet but I am in the process of making and revamping ornaments for it.  My first one… this super cute baby {…Read More…}

Ashley’s Corner Hutch Shanty

Hi all!  Hope you are all fantastic!  I haven’t posted much in the past week because I have been pouring my blood, sweat and tears into this piece!!!   It may be hard to believe but it once looked like this! This is a piece from our game room.  There is nothing wrong with it but {…Read More…}