A Sweet-Smelling Thank You

Tomorrow is my children's last day of school. It also marks the beginning of one of the busiest times of the year for my family. Both boys have early July birthdays (within 7 days of each other) in addition to both a dating and wedding anniversary for Paul and I in the same 10-day period... Continue Reading →

Front Porch Refresh

I’m excited to share the big accomplishment of the season thus far - my updated front porch! Talk about thrifty: with a $13 can of Vintage Coral paint, Paul and I brightened all of our porch furniture and flipped an unused door into a bright vertical planter table. Raiding our Trash Day loot pile, we added a... Continue Reading →

Thrifty Thursdays: The Mother Haul

As I mentioned previously, I scored: Big. Time. during Burton Garbage Day. I promised a rundown of all the loot, and here it is! 2 lovely sections of white picket fencing complete with finials (look for them in my upcoming spring front porch reveal!) A gorgeous and very large paneled hardwood door  (which will someday... Continue Reading →

Rose-Colored-Potential-Goggles

Confession: I spent Mother’s Day stripping. And: I liked it. It was a glorious day - just me and Paul, gettin’ dirty in the basement with a giant jug of Citristrip, scrapers, and this diamond in the rough:   But I’m jumping ahead. Lemme back it up a bit. Burton Trash Day, or Burton Tree Lawn... Continue Reading →

Crafty Green Shenanigans

Top o’ the day, friends! Here is a brief, life-of-Alison recap: It is now March, and probably colder than it was in January It snowed today. Again. Always. Groundhogs are fuzzy little liars (even Chuck from my hometown in Staten Island, who I am highly partial to). In the world of my “day job” every... Continue Reading →

Gone With the Wind Curtains: Part II

I’m excited to share my thrifty window hardware hacks and the big reveal of my GWtW - inspired parlor curtain project with you today! In the Hobby Lobby clearance section, I picked up these gorgeous antique-y cast-iron cabinet pulls for .99 cents apiece: I decided this would be perfect to hold curtain tie backs. Check out this... Continue Reading →

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