DIY Mason Jar Canisters

DIY Mason Jar Canisters I am stopping in today to share a quick project with you all. Earlier this week I shared that I am currently recovering from a surgery I had on Monday. I knew that for Valentine's Day I would be in bed resting and unable to really go anywhere so I took some time the previous week to put together a fun craft that I could also use to give the kids for Valentine's Day.

How I Style Shelves using Vintage Items

I wanted to pop in and share how I styled my dining room shelves using vintage items and my favorite formula for decorating. Awhile back I shared this office area of our basement. In the post I shared the formula I use when putting together most areas of our home. Colorful vintage item(s) + a white or neutral item(s) + a wood tone item(s) I also tend to put together an area by adding the items in groups of three.

DIY Faux Mercury Glass Bottles

I also spent a few days in January getting the rest of my Christmas decor put away and "quieting" the surfaces in our home. As much as I enjoy decorating for the Holidays I always love the freshness of our home after things are put away following the Holidays. I keep a few winter decor items out here and there, but try to keep the decor mostly simple. I chose to keep my faux mercury glass bottles out as part of my Winter decor and thought it would be fun to share how I made them.

What I Read in January

Have I shared with you how much I love to read? I have a whole drawer of my nightstand dedicated towards storing books that I would like to read in the future while also having a stack on ones I am currently reading on my nightstand. I usually have 3 or 4 books started at once. I usually find more time to read in the Winter, but I also like to end my day reading before I fall asleep each night.

Chicken Pot Pie Freezer Meal

One of my favorite things about Winter is taking a Sunday afternoon and cooking up a few freezer meals. One of my family's favorite make-ahead meals is Chicken Pot Pie. Making a big batch of the Chicken Pot Pie filling and freezing it ahead of time is a big time saver for us too. I typically take the pie filling out of the freezer the night before we would like it for dinner and place it in the fridge for it to defrost overnight.

A Simple Way to Clean Vintage Silverware

I while back I shared a favorite project of mine... {these} stamped silverware. Before starting the project all the silverware my mom had collected for me was really dirty and needed to be cleaned. I thought a large portion of the silverware would need to be thrown away because of how dirty it all was. I was hoping to salvage enough pieces to use in various projects so I got to work trying to find the easiest way to clean it all.

20 Things I Look for at Thrift Stores

Even though I spend a lot of time at home in the Winter one thing I still love to get out and do on a regular basis is visit my favorite thrift stores. When searching for items I am usually looking for items to buy for decorating my own home, for supplying my Etsy shop, and for prepping for a local vintage sale. Throughout the entire year whether I a shopping at a thrift store, yard sale, or flea market I tend to gravitate to some of the same things.