Wednesday, April 29, 2015


Time to vote for Country Living's Makeover Takeover...  Master Bedroom.  Follow this link and help us vote for key design elements.  It really needs it! 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Country Living's Makeover Takeover

How lucky are we that our family was selected by Country Living Magazine to be their first ever Makeover Takeover?  As many of you know, I have been a vendor at the Country Living Fair in Columbus for many years and I have read Country Living since my mother first got it.  I still covet old copies with dog eared pages of inspiration and my dream house can be found in one of those old magazines as well.  We have lived in my house for 9 years now and when we moved here the girls were babies.  Now they are 13 and 11 and with two girls this age our needs have drastically changed and I feel like we are busting at the seams.  They need their own space to hang with friends and Brian needs his own bathroom! We have only 1 shower which we all share and no master bath.  We were going to be remodeling and when Country Living asked if I would be interested in involving them and their readers, of course I said yes!  You will have the chance to vote on your choices for our room and help with certain design elements.  First up is our family room (pictured below) that readers voted on via Facebook on the color choices for the built in's we had constructed to hold our TV and catch all of our coats and shoes.  Check Country Living's Facebook page today or tomorrow to vote on our added master bath color and soon after that our master bedroom will follow.  The story will first appear in the June/July issue and will be in 2 more times throughout the year ending with our kitchen/laundry remodel in the December Issue!

So glad to say "Goodbye" and "Hello" to NEW DECOR! Dos our white kitty does stay!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Vintage Inspired Christmas Decor

I find my favorite Christmas Decorations are the ones that are either vintage or vintage inspired because they remind me of my house and my Grandma's at Christmas growing up. My Mom and Aunt were crafters and my Aunt used to make my Mom a set of ornaments every year.  My favorite were handmade Peanuts Character's - and of course Snoopy was my all time favorite!  I wanted to share with you some of my own Christmas decor that I cherish this time of year.  I wish you all Merry Christmas and hope you are enjoying making your homes merry and full of memories this holiday!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

DIY Starbucks Costume

Edie actually let me make her a costume this year... Usually, She needs to look pretty or cool so it has been store bought for her!  So much fun to make this costume and really not hard at all.  The "tricky" part was the iron on transfer Starbucks logo.  Lila helped me with that which we got the logo from the internet and printed it from our printer at home onto transfer paper found at JoAnn.  It is fleece and could be no sew if you wanted to do it even more simply by using fabric glue.  The batting was glued and the lid and batting were also glued onto a simple white headband also found at JoAnn. I took a marker and drew the back of the sleeve and Starbucks gave us the lid and stir.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Tickled Pink - Dorothy Amling

This post is so long overdue - I want to give a very special THANK YOU to my friend, Dorothy Amling (the owner of Tickled Pink) who was such a huge help to me at my spring barn sale and with whom that night, I would have really been in a pinch without her.  I met Dorothy many years ago at an event in Bexley, OH and really just liked her from minute one.  Dorothy is so talented and I love her big signature flowered pins she makes that she is wearing in the photo.  Dorothy sets up in Springfield, OH at the Extravaganza and at the Country Living Fairs.  Check her out! Photo Credit: Besserina

Owl's New Home

A few years back, I made this owl for the barn door at my sale out of recycled materials.  One of my customers from that sale had always admired it and shared with me at the Country Living Fair a few weeks back that she loved the owl and bought it from me.  Here it is hanging at it's new home.  Thank you for sharing Jennifer.  It looks wonderful!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Country Living Fair

Come see me at the Country Living Fair Columbus, Ohio at Ohio Village Sept 12-14.  

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Country Living Fair

Yesterday, Judith and I played in the barn in preparation for the Country Living Fair! This will be the best year ever; we are coming back refreshed and very excited! The Homegirl Shop will be participating in the COLUMBUS Country Living Fair; September 12-14, 10AM-5PM. Buy a ticket and come visit us! Also, this year we will not be in our usual space, we have moved locations, so be on the look out!

Friday, June 20, 2014

DIY Butterfly Wreath

-Grape Vine Wreaths
-Ribbon with Wire
-Burlap Ribbon with wire
-Faux Flowers
-Large Stick with Antennas (that can easily be found in your backyard!)

Lay out your grape vine wreaths. I put the larger size on the top and the smaller size on the bottom, to better imitate butterfly wings. Using wire, connect four wreaths together. Take a trek in your back yard to find a perfect stick with antennas! I wrapped the body of  mine in wired burlap ribbon. Using wired ribbon, I tied the stick to the wreaths, connecting in two locations, top section and bottom section. When your butterfly is complete, you can embellish with your favorite faux flowers! A friend of mine made burlap felt flowers, so I snuck two of those on my butterfly as well! Feel free to get creative!

All supplies can be found at your local craft store. There are many different Grape Vine Wreath sizes; I ended up making 3 different butterflies. One large, one medium, and one small. They worked perfectly as visual displays for my Barn Sale!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Great Sale!

Thank you to all who came out to our sale! Especially those that came early to stand in our longest line ever! I really appreciate your support and I was so happy to have such wonder vendors who also contributed their talents and goodies!  It was so gratifying to me to have a small introduction to my line there and I am so greatful that you allow me to do what I love everyday!  What an AMAZING three days of sunshine weather and phenomenal sales! Hope you are happy with your Homegirl finds!