DIY Deck Renovation


As mentioned in Tuesday’s post (DIY Mason Jar Lanterns) my husband and I spent some time renovating our backyard deck over the weekend. We’ve been in our house for almost 8 years and haven’t taken full advantage of our backyard. We thought, what better way to kick off the first weekend of summer (unofficially) than to turn our deck into an oasis that encouraged us to spend some time outdoors. Oh, and the husband tempted me with a trip to Ikea so … that happened! Continue reading

DIY Mason Jar Solar Lamp

IMG_1083.JPGOver Memorial Day Weekend my husband and I spent some time revamping our deck and if y’all know me well enough by now then you know that I don’t revamp a space without throwing in a little personal touch in the form of a little tender-loving DIY. This weekend’s DIY were some Mason Jar Solar Lamps.

The idea started with Creative Cain Cabin’s DIY Solar Lamps. I of course took the idea and put my own spin on it. The project didn’t cost very much, I got six outdoor lights out of the deal, and they add a beautiful light to our new outdoor oasis. Continue reading

Wedding Dress turned Baptismal Gown

gown(photo on left by Megan Kime Photography)

I’m not sure where I first got this idea but as soon as I heard about ladies turning their wedding dresses into baptismal gowns for their kids, I knew I’d be doing that also. I’m not into preserving a dress I’ll never wear again or trying to find space to keep it. It’s been hard enough keeping it this long in a closet! About six months into pregnancy I asked around and found a seamstress, Christina from Istina Designs, that was willing to make the transformation.

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