Patriotic Summer Decor

Patriotic Summer Decor Red, white, and blue can carry you Memorial Day through Labor Day. One of the reasons I love decorating for the summer is I know that once I have my home all decorated I can leave it up for a long time. If you break out all of your red, white, and…

Easy and Elegant Easter Place Settings

Let's get real for a minute here: You're probably not hosting Easter brunch for a magazine shoot. Your place settings don't have to look like the Easter Bunny couldn't decide what to buy, so he bought one five of everything. There are several reasons why I like to feature simple, but elegant place settings.First, hosting friends…

Crafts to Make with Hymnal Pages

//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.jsYesterday I listed several vintage and antique hymnals in my Etsy shop, and I had a friend ask, "but what would someone do with an old hymnal...?"Besides simply enjoying looking through it and being reminded of many of the traditional hymns that are no longer sung at church services, there are many wonderful ways you…

Dressing with Southern Class (& a little bit of sass!)

//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js1. Pearls go with everything. A nice, quality set of pearls is basic piece in every southern wardrobe. Pearls can be worn everywhere from work or a wedding to a baby shower, church, or picnic. Pearls never go out of style and can be passed down through generations. Pair your necklace or earrings with a…

Once You Go Black: The Dirty Details on Painting Doors

A few days ago I posted some before & after pictures of my painted black doors. I love how it looks. It's completely changed the feel of the rooms. Despite how much I grumbled about it, I'm glad I did it.I've gotten mostly positive feedback. It was a little funny when my mom commented, "What made you…

Southern Ladies D.I.Y. it Better

We're having so much fun on Pinterest that we wanted to invite you to play with us! There is now a group board for D.I.Y. and craft projects that everyone is invited to join.Why? Because Southern ladies are take charge and innovative. If we want it done right, bless your hearts, we'll do it ourselves.http://pinterest.com/thebellenbeau/southern-ladies-diy-it-better/Please…

Basic Tools You’ll Need for Repurposing & Upcycling

I've always been fiercely independent. It drives my husband nuts. He is a "helper." Which is sweet. Really, it is. But I can do it myself, thank you very much. I'm not going to wait for someone to hang the picture frame on the wall when I can do it myself. I think this also…