Military foot locker makeover turned farmhouse style trunk

Summer is moving right along. Already August and I'm wondering where the heck our time to relax, play, and refresh went? I missed July's Pinterest Challenge but am back for August's. The purpose of this Pinterest Challenge is to motivate all the participants of this hop (and you too) to not just pin, but to make it happen! This month, I chose to makeover an old olive green military footlocker. My pinspiration came from Angie over at Knick of Time (She has some fun vintage projects that I couldn't help but get lost in and now want to make a few.).

11 stunning and easy container gardening ideas using rain gutters

It's spring and with spring it's time to prep and plant the garden. I do enjoy fresh vegetables and pretty flowers. What I don't enjoy is the cost of fancy containers or the battle with the slugs here on the Olympic Peninsula. So if there's a way where I can save money and make gardening a wee bit easier...I'm all for it. Hence this round-up of some pretty cool ways to re- purpose rain gutters into containers.

DIY scrap wood wall decor project

Have you ever completed something that just didn't quite sit with you? Like you liked it but eh.... This handmade sign was one of those. At the time I was looking for some color and something that added some character to our wall decor and didn't cost a small fortune. My go-to was to make a sign. I really enjoy the process of making free hand signs which you can see some of them here

Valentine special: 12 affordable ways to say I love you

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and, as usual, I feel unprepared. Full disclosure, I am really not a red -n- pink heart, candy kinda gal. Don't get me wrong. I like flowers and chocolate (especially the dark kind), but the idea of Valentine outfit(s), perfume, a Hallmark card, expensive dinner, staged romance...STRESSES me out!