Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Create a Home


Okay, so in my last blog post, Springtime Musings, I promised to share with you what I’ve been up to the last half year that’s kept me from blogging on a regular basis.

First,I apologize for not sharing this sooner, but I admit I jumped the gun a bit upon announcing that I have a surprise, since the “surprise” hasn’t been working out quite like I’d hoped, but oh well, so goes.

So, that being said, I am excited to let all you DIYers out there know that I designed a book filled with some of the things we all love to do! Instead of listing all the topics I covered, I will show you a picture of the table of contents…




So you get the idea?

I, of course don’t have the answers for all decorating, painting and repurposing needs, but I do feel the urge to share with people what has worked for me. It may not always be the best way, but I can guarantee it’s probably the thriftiest!

Working on this book has been one of the best things that has ever happened to me. I totally enjoyed every minute of it. I felt my way through a new program (for me), Adobe Indesign. I am blown away by this program! Definitely the best ever!

I enjoyed it so much, that I felt almost saddened when I was finished. I’m already contemplating future books. :)

There’s still a slight chance that it won’t happen, due to some things I’ve been running into, but I’m trying to stay positive!

The title of the book is “Create a Home” The phrase under the title says “Thrifty, do it yourself ideas to turn any house into a home using a shoestring budget”

It starts out with a tour of our home, complete with marked projects and the page number where you can read about it. I also inserted little vintage tags throughout that section with tips on them that have worked for me.

I also stuck some pictures of the nature I love throughout the book, along with inspirational little messages that fit the photo. (just because I couldn’t help it!)

I made sure every single picture in the book was taken by me, so I am sure it will be easy to tell they weren’t professionally taken, but I needed the feel of the book to be simple, just your average homemaker taking pictures of things she loves to do.

Okay, I will stop the raving now and if everything turns out the way I hope it will, you will have a copy of “Create a Home” in your hands soon! (and if not, it wasn’t meant to be)  After all, there’s still nothing better, to me, than  physically holding a book, perhaps curled up on a swing underneath a willow tree, with a cold glass of garden tea, birds singing all around… you get the drift… :)

I am also bursting with a few new things I tried that I want to share on my blog. My days right now consist of wood,saws, drills and paint. I am daily making things for the upcoming vintage fair June 27th. I will post more about that in a few days. I also have a friend’s gardens and home that I took a few pics of and would like to share with you all soon!

If any of my sentences aren’t making sense, it may be due to the fact that it’s 1:20 am! Why do I enjoy blogging the most in the wee hours of the morning?! Surprised smile




  1. Can't wait to see the book

  2. I am thrilled for you and excited to buy this book, so I hope it all comes together beautifully! I love your decorating style and inspiration!

  3. Oh I am so very happy fo you, this book will be wonderful I'm sure....I can't wait...
    Hope to see some pks for the vintage sale, who knows you might get sales from far and near. I sure missed you!!!