Ashley’s "Smile Room"

Hi gals! I hope everyone is having a great weekend! It has been pouring ALL weekend here and I love it….good crafting time! So, as I have mentioned in my past blogs we just moved and I am constantly decorating! I wanted to share my first room that I have finished (well, finished for now {…Read More…}

Ashley’s Vintage Looking Dice

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day Weekend! My latest project is a few antique looking dice! This was such a fun project from beginning to end! I have been wanting large dice for some time now and well, when you can’t find exactly what you want you create it right? Their {…Read More…}

Whitney’s Highboy Turned Hutch!

Yeah for more hand-me-downs!!! This weekend I hit the jackpot over at my father-in-law’s storage building. I went for one piece and came back with about 6! Woohoo! I will get to the rest later but I decided to start with my favorite piece first. He had this shanty highboy dresser he wasn’t using anymore. {…Read More…}

Whitney’s Lantern Makeover ~ A Weekend Whatnot

We had another fantastic day of shanty shopping… Ashley and I decided to spend the 6 precious hours we have from drop-off to pick-up of the kids at school trolling the local HomeGoods and Marshalls stores. My youngest was still with us but I will say that 1 was quite easier than 5. Our trolling {…Read More…}

Ashley’s Shanty Thrifty Find

Hi Friends! I HAVE to blog about the thrifty find I made yesterday! I really don’t like the mirrors in our bathrooms but I have been patient in changing them out because I wanted to replace them with framed mirrors (for a more custom look) and that can be costly! Well, I said it CAN {…Read More…}

Whitney’s Shanty Shutters turned Headboard!

Hey girls! So I have been “gettin’ her done” today! I spent most of yesterday playing musical chairs with my kids beds. The result… I was finally ready to tackle this project today. My kids rooms have been at the very, very back of my mind since we moved in a few months ago. I {…Read More…}

Ashley Wonderful Wednesday Whatnot ~ Wine Box Transformation

My Wonderful, Wednesday, Whatnots are my two wine boxes. I have had these wine boxes for years and I just got tired of looking at them. They have been sitting on top of my refrigerator and they were pretty but I wanted to add color up there. So, I painted them with 2 coats of {…Read More…}

Whitney’s Shower Curtain ~ Drab to Fab!!!

I am learning quickly that blogging is encouraging me to get my projects done. My latest project is one I have been putting off since we moved in. I haven’t shared many sewing projects yet so I decided to finish this one… finally… and share. When we built the house I decided to go with {…Read More…}

Ashley’s Wonderful Whatnot ~ Cracked Vase rehab

Hi all! My Wonderful Whatnot for the day is my cracked Hobby Lobby vase! I watched Whitney’s kid’s while she ran to Hobby Lobby. She promised to bring me back something shanty and she did just that! She came home with a metal/glass vase that had a huge piece missing…fortunately for me she still had {…Read More…}

My Ballard Inspired Pears ~ Whitney’s Weekend Whatnot

So I had another lucky day at Home Goods… LOVE that store. Like many of you, I too have been eyeing those Ballard pears and wanting some of my own. I wasn’t able to find an exact match but I do love my new wannabes! I found the 2 smaller ones for $3.99 a piece {…Read More…}

Whitney’s Wall Art Makeover!

On to my latest shanty… I made a trip to Hobby Lobby last week while Ashley kept all 5 of our kids. It was so nice to walk through the store without listening to screaming… or having to scream myself. I was able to find lots of goodies but this one had to be the {…Read More…}

Ashley’s Wonderful Whatnot ~ Bathroom Accessory

So, I have slowly been decorating the boy’s bathroom in a mature, rustic/cowboy theme. The towel bar was the last addition to the bathroom and that was some time ago so I decided that I needed to address their bathroom once again. I just wanted something cute and colorful to put on their counter tops {…Read More…}

Ashley’s Faux Hall Tree

Hi all! It’s back to school week and although I miss my boys dearly I now have more time for projects! The project I’m sharing today is my Faux Hall Tree. I have wanted a hall tree for my entry/dining room since we moved into our new house. I scoured Craigslist daily but could not {…Read More…}

Whitney’s Mantle Makeover!!!

I had stared at it long enough… It was time to make some decisions. When we finished our home a few months back my kitchen mantle was one of my favorite places. I don’t have a mantle in any of my other rooms so I knew that I wanted one over my stove. I love {…Read More…}

Ashley’s Wonderful Whatnot ~ Clock Transformation

Hi all! I haven’t posted any projects this past week ~ to say it has been a crazy week would be an understatement ~ but, on with the projects! My newest Wonderful Whatnot is my clock transformation! I was inspired by the clock that Kim did on her blog Twice Remembered! Her clock transformation turned {…Read More…}

Whitney’s Pressed Tin Makeover ~ A Weekend Whatnot

Good Morning! My youngest sister is getting married today. It has been a crazy weekend already but I did manage to squeeze in a small blog… another whatnot that is. I have had this piece of pressed tin I bought at Hobby Lobby about a year ago sitting in my daughter’s room. It was $7 {…Read More…}

Whitney’s Revamped Vase ~ A Wonderful Whatnot

I had good intentions of sharing some of my larger projects this morning but decided to go with another whatnot… I love how this little one turned out! Ashley and I were rummaging HomeGoods last week. That’s where she landed her super cute tea set for nothing. I was checking out the garden section when {…Read More…}

Ashley’s Tea Set ~ A Thrifty Find!

Latest thrifty find: A cute tea set! I have recently redone a hutch for my dining room and I have been trying to find nick knacks to decorate it with on a budget and it has been so fun! Whitney and I went out and about in search of bargains on Saturday and we ran {…Read More…}

Ashley’s Candle Holder Redo ~ A Wonderful Whatnot

My latest Wonderful Whatnot turned out to be a favorite of mine! I now have an obsession with painting everything insight! As I walk around my house something catches my eye and I am immediately on a mission to paint it! That’s where the story starts with my candle holders. They were just the basic {…Read More…}

Whitney’s Wonderful Whatnot~ Thrifty Birdhouse

So my latest whatnot… this AMAZING birdcage planter. Ashley and I were out running errands on Saturday. I mentioned that I needed to run into Lowe’s and get some spray paint. I left her in the car with the kids and ran in to get only what I was going for. That was until Lowe’s {…Read More…}

Ashley’s Towel Bar

So again, I have been wanting to replace the ugly standard towel bar in the boys bathroom ~ badly! I am decorating it in somewhat of a cowboy theme, Not a youth cowboy bathroom but it will have a cowboy feel to it. So, Whitney and I went rummaging through her left over trim in {…Read More…}

Whitney Beautified her Barstools!

Ok… so it was time to beautify my barstools. I found these cute stools last Christmas at World Market. Both Ashley and I love the look of saddle barstools. We were both looking for the perfect one and we found these. They were just a step up in detail from a typical saddle stool. Originally {…Read More…}

Ashley’s Mod Podge/Decoupage

Good morning all! Project of the day ~ Mod Podge! So, as I have mentioned, we have moved into a house that is substantially larger than our previous home and with that comes A LOT more wall space! Whitney has done many Mod Podge projects so I asked her to teach me the process. I {…Read More…}

Ashley’s Wonderful Whatnot – Shanty Shutter Makeover

Hi all! I just love shanty “Whatnot” makeovers! They are quick, easy, one-day projects and they are often nick knacks that you already have in your house! My first “Whatnot”, I am excited to share, is my Shanty Shutter Makeover! So, I just love shutters and I also love the little antique store downtown (it’s {…Read More…}

Ashley’s Wooden Bench

Hey Guys! Most recent “project”: Turning a shanty headboard into a wooden bench! I just loved this project from beginning to end. I have been wanting a wooden bench for some time now so I have been scouring Craigslist day after day trying to find the “perfect” bench at the “perfect” price to no avail. {…Read More…}

Whitney’s Dining Table Do-Over

So I mentioned I have a great fam that passes on goodies often… another one of my latest redos is an awesome dining table my father-in-law found for me at a Dillard’s clearance store. It was in their “scratch and dent” section and they pretty much gave it to him for free. I had a {…Read More…}


Hi all! This is Ashley! A little about myself: Whitney has always forced my hand into new hobbies, and although I moan and groan about my lack of time, I always give in and quickly become addicted! Our latest venture – making our new houses our homes! My family also recently moved into a new {…Read More…}


Hey guys~ Whitney here… A little background about me and what started this whole process… I would definitely call my style a mix of things. I love cottage, country and a bit of traditional as well. I have attempted (not always achieved) almost any craft. I have found along the way that I love, love {…Read More…}


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