DIY Jute Clay Pot Wreath

Jute Clay Pot Wreath cover

Happy Hump Day, y'all!  We're still battling rain showers here daily, so my paint projects are lagging as they have all summer... ugh!  I know there are parts of the world that are parched, so I hate to complain, but it's become too much of a good thing this summer.  But the silver lining is that I've been able to complete a few "rainy day projects"! Like this wreath... This is such an easy DIY, but I love it for summertime and it … [Read more...]

It’s the Little Things (and NYC Recap)

Ikea pillow cover

The weekend already?  Jeez, time flies in the summertime... Thursday I journeyed down IKEA with my daughter to do some apartment shopping for her.   That place never ceases to amaze me, and I shopped IKEA in Northern Virginia back in 1989 for MY first apartment!  It was pretty cool then and it's even more so now... so of course I picked up a few little things for me, too. :) Like this $4 pillow cover for an insert I already … [Read more...]

DIY Paint Stirrer Herb Markers

paint stirrer markers cover

Remember how I said I wanted a garden?  How much I enjoyed eating fresh in the summertime?  And how some generous friends shared their bounty with us?  And then there was this amazing drink and this tasty side that called for fresh herbs? Well I abandoned my other projects to put together my own little herb garden on my back deck complete with DIY herb markers... made from paint stirrers and a little chalkboard paint. This is a … [Read more...]

Happy Fourth of July!


Ours looks like a wash out for outdoor fun, so we'll be having dinner with friends indoors later on... That's okay, though... we'll still be thanking God for our blessings and our troops for protecting our freedoms. Hope you have a safe and blessed Fourth! … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed It {June}

June collage

I'm having a hard time believing we're in July now!  My summer is flying by... and I really want it to just sllllooooowwww down a bit!  We were on the go in a major way last month, but I still squeezed in quite a few projects.  Hopefully I can get to even more in July -- and there are some fun things in store here on the blog in the next few weeks! In the meantime, here's a recap of June here at Decor & More... 1. Guest Room … [Read more...]

Family Room Tour and To-Do List

fireplace chair

Happy Friday, everyone!  I can't believe we're already wrapping up June... *sigh*... why do the summer weeks seem to fly by the fastest?  I'm looking forward to fun weekend IN TOWN, if you can believe it!   My "baby" boy leaves for Spain and Portugal with his church youth group in less than two weeks, so I'll be working on getting him ready to go, hopefully finishing up a booth project or two, and relaxing with some special girl friends (I'll … [Read more...]

Driftwood Heaven


Happy Hump Day, y'all, and Happy 15th birthday to my baby! Doesn't he have the greatest smile??  That man-child is such a source of joy... he's growing up too fast! This week I'm taking advantage of some time at home to catch up and spruce up!  Yesterday, I straightened and zhushed my family room. And I couldn't wait to show you this... A super awesome piece of driftwood I found up at Lake Rabun in May.  While I scored … [Read more...]

6 Ways to “Go Vintage” (A Guest Room Makeover)

6 ways collage

Happy Friday!  We're off and running toward another busy weekend -- we don't let grass grow under our feet during the summer!  I was working in my booth yesterday and had a customer ask how to incorporate a vintage piece into their decorating and it got me thinking someone else might need similar suggestions.  So today I'm sharing 6 ways to "go vintage"  in your home decor, courtesy of my recent guest room redo! When I embarked on the … [Read more...]

Thrifted TV Stand Makeover

graphite shelf after

You know those chunky TV stands you see in all the thrift stores??  Most of us have crossed over to flat screens or wall-mounted TVs making those sad pieces look like the plump boy in the corner at the 7th grade dance. I was in search of a smallish bookcase for a corner of my Mom Cave when I stumbled upon this neglected guy... The size was right, even though he weighs a ton, so I thought I could make him a little more suave to fit into … [Read more...]

DIY Burlap Flag Bunting

flag bunting cover

Good morning, friends!  I actually had a fairly relaxing weekend and am ready to enjoy another busy week -- how about you?  I spent time with my kids and a sweet neighbor poolside, got workouts in both days, enjoyed catching up on some reading and blogs, and worked on finishing up the console table.  Last night we took in two kids for the night while their parents finished up moving out of their house and into an executive apartment while they … [Read more...]