Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Fake Mantle DIY

In this house we do not have a mantle, which I really miss! I have been seeing these cute electric heaters everywhere and the idea was born!

The heater's "hearth" is actually an old headboard that we (Johnny) cut down to the right size to fit the heater.

 For this project you need:
3  1x6
Wood glue or liquid nails
old pallet
2 shelf brackets

Cut 2 of the 1x6 to the height you want your mantle
with the other 1x6 cut it to fit the top, where you shelf will sit, attach it flush with nails. Save the other piece you will cut this for your shelf.
 Next, we attached the pallet slates to the backside of the frame with liquid nails, after the glue dries (24hrs) cut the pallet ends off.
 add your shelving brackets and attach your shelf
 I choose to paint mine white but it would look great stained too
 I have to say I'm in love with it! It makes our den feel so cozy and warm!
Whatcha' you think?

If you have any questions please leave a comment!


Thursday, October 1, 2015

Halloween Decor

My favorite holiday is Halloween, I just love every thing about it!
This year I decided to keep everything very neutral

of course I had to include my book pumpkin

I was finished decorating until I decided to take a trip to the dollar tree (big mistake) so course I had to pick up this skull for the mirror

Have y'all decorated for Halloween yet? Leave a comment I would love to see!!!


Sunday, September 13, 2015


I had an awesome birthday! 41 is going to be a good year I think

the husband got me some wonderful yoga gear
the kids left me goodies when I woke up
 Johnny cooked me a great meal and cheese cake to boot, this weekend we watched football

 and relaxed

the weather here in Georgia this weekend has been fabulous, I feel fall in the air and I am loving it!

Here's to a great week!


Monday, August 31, 2015

Photo dump

 I know lately all my post have been photo dumps but I swear I am going to get on a schedule at some point lol, anyway lets go
 I got this super cute salt and pepper shaker set from a friend (I have great friends)
 we (Noah) got a bearded dragon and I have started doing yoga, which btw I looooveeee
 Spending lots of time on this porch 
 the cats are all doing great as you can see
 Hello Kitty surprises are the best

I love my new to me car (its the cutest)
Library fundraiser is coming up, so I am crocheting a blanket for it

I am planning a blog schedule right now please hang in there!


Thursday, August 13, 2015


Summer is coming to an end (well in Georgia we probably have about 2 more months to go)
Johnny's grandmother passed after a long beautiful life, and the family gave me this wonderful Nativity scene that belonged to her, I was so honored 
we have explored the parks near by

I am about to be the proud owner of this sweet little car

we had a wonderful after summer reading party with the library staff (yeah I am the one without shoes always)
the cats have loved the hot weather and its been hot
so all and all its been a pretty good summer, we have lost and gain a lot this season

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

In The Garden June

 I am so proud of our little garden!

 this is the first time that we have started every single thing from seeds

 so far we have been enjoying squash, green beans and corn
 we did not plant zucchini this year but a friend gifted me some, so of course I had to make zucchini bread

If you have never made zucchini bread, you need to, its so easy and so yummy!


Monday, June 1, 2015

Summer Reading 2015

had a relaxing weekend preparing for what was about to  come
 summer reading...
 this year's theme is Every Hero Has a Story aka super heroes!!!!
Summer reading is a lot of work but also a lot of fun
 and our library is lucky to have supportive patrons and staff that work really hard to give the kids memories of the library that will last forever
but at the end of the day 
we are tired but it is worth it!

Bring it on summer reading we got this