…dress up your table with freebies

Thanksgiving Printables Kit 2

Hosting Thanksgiving or a dinner party this season? I'm jealous!  We travel during the holidays, so hosting won't be on my list anytime soon. Instead, I'll help you with your holiday planning by creating free printables and I'll live vicariously through you -- and if you're a subscriber, you'll have access to all of my freebies. I'd love to see what you do with these...so if you do, in fact use them, please send me a picture...I'd love to see! Each 8.5" x 11" sheet will produce: (1) 5" x 7" Count Your Blessings Art (12) Thank You Cards (12) Round "Thankful Tree" Tags (2) Menus that you can customize     To subscribe (for instant access) to all of my printables! A color printer (that is also a copier) White cardstock (8 1/2" x 11") A hole punch (for ribbon … [Read more...]

…a free “coffee” printable

Coffee Quote

In this post I'm celebrating imperfection...so I wish you "Happy Belated National Coffee Day". Apparently it was six weeks ago. Another silly, made-up holiday...missed. Not to be confused with -- "I missed my coffee".  That's a very different context. NEVER, would I miss my morning coffee. Even if I do have to have it in a plain, red cup from Starbucks. My morning meanderings through my Instagram feed brings me to a few very fun places on the web, so I simply HAD to share this Instagram account. Please take a look at Sociality Barbie - it's a hipster Barbie account, and will totally bring a smile to your face and put in perspective all the "perfection" we are witnessing on our feeds these days. Sadly, she's quitting Instagram.  Apparently, Darbie, the creator of Socality Barbie, … [Read more...]

…my birthday gift (and one for you)…

Free Printables Library at SnazzyLittleThings

Today I have had the best birthday. I can't remember a November 6th when I had my windows open and the heat off in my house. And last night, my daughter and I walked around the high school track with no coats on. What a gift! But tonight, my family surprised me with something I've been wanting for a very long time--a brand new camera! Here is a glimpse, my affiliate link if you're interested in purchasing the a6000. It has a lot of bells and whistles, so it will take some time to get used to it. My husband and I are both in IT, and tend to do an inordinate amount of research on technology before we invest...and this was my husband's pick for me. Ok, so now I'll let you in on my little secret -- for the last three years, this entire website has been photographed with an iPhone … [Read more...]

Gift Guide for the World Traveler

Gift Guide for the Traveler

+ travel tips to make life easier on the road   Today I've assembled quite a "wish list" of products that will make my life easier while traveling (and I'm secretly hoping my husband is reading this). And at the bottom of this post, you can continue shopping and getting ideas for all of those hard-to-shop-for people on your list. Enjoy the convenience of early, online holiday shopping...and discover new items that you might not have otherwise found (especially while fighting crowds on Black Friday!) For your shopping convenience, affiliate links are included throughout this post.   Scarf  $16 |  Purse Hook $8 | Bluetooth Headset $25  |  Universal Adapter $16   Map Pillow Cover $6  |  Logitech Keyboard $55  |  Kate Spade Canvas Bags |  Hardsided Carry On     If you … [Read more...]

Reader Room REVEALS! #30DayFlip


#30DayFlip Room Reveals {by Sue from "A Purdy Little House"} For the October #30DayFlip Challenge, the goal was to do a Room Refresh for a space that needed a little TLC. The group, hosted by Jeanette from Snazzy Little Things and Meredith from Arts and Classy, offers a monthly challenge that bloggers, DIY enthusiasts, and fellow creatives can partake in. The month of October was a busy one, but many of the participants plowed through and completed their rooms with some serious style. We start our tour with Susie from The Chelsea Project who transformed her sunroom in a spectacular space. I want to come over and curl up to read a book in there. It's so warm and inviting. Susie's sunroom began this dark burgundy tone; but was brightened up using a creamy white paint. Way to go … [Read more...]

Coffee table build + free plans

RH Knock Off SnazzyLittleThings.com

Coffee Table Build + Free Plans Back in July, I had the opportunity to meet Christian and Haden from Osborne Wood Products, and they were so helpful as we discussed our plans to start making more furniture, and posting our designs here on the blog. You can see from the picture below why I was completely drawn to their booth. We are ready to take our woodworking skills up a few notches, and Osborne Wood Products definitely fits the bill. What a gorgeous inventory! And we are finally getting around to finishing our kitchen island as well as our bar. So if you're thinking about upgrading vanities, islands or adding sconces under your cabinetry...you won't be disappointed by the quality and variety of products to choose from. Above: Osborne Wood Products booth at the Haven … [Read more...]

Furniture Flips: September #30DayFlip REVEALS!

September #30DayFlip

Welcome to the September #30DayFlip Challenge! This month we are featuring road-side or thrift store finds. My readers have successfully (and beautifully) updated a piece of furniture for this challenge, and below are the reveals. Hosted by Jeanette from Snazzy Little Things, Meredith from Arts and Classy and Sue from A Purdy Little House. Want to join our next flip? Sign up here.  Sue from A Purdy Little House is our monthly contributor of the #30DayFlip.  Sue has been an active participant in our flip challenges, and I absolutely adore her projects. Welcome, Sue! *** It's been a thrill to be part of this group and to see the amazing transformations that other members have worked on. The group has grown exponentially over the last couple of months, and I am honored to now … [Read more...]

How we “fixed” falling drywall tape…

Hand Hewn Wood Beams Square by SnazzyLittleThings.com

How to DIY Hand Hewn Wood Beams (and make them look authentically old)  I'm convinced that we live in a house of cards. I think our builders stacked a bunch of drywall side-by-side--then taped it all together. Don't laugh, because in our sunroom...we were right. No studs exist at the peaks of this ceiling which is why it was coming apart...literally at the seams.  Glue or spackle wasn't fixing the problem either. As the house settles, the seams would reappear over time. We talked about covering the ceiling with planked boards (painted white), but that's still under consideration. It finally occurred to us that -- we could add reinforcement to our ceiling by installing our own DIY rough hewn wood beams. And, we could finally give this room more character. So here is the … [Read more...]

Making old art beautiful again…

3 Easy Steps to Repurposing Wall Art

Affiliate links included throughout this post. Today I'm going to show you how I repurposed old 1960's reproduction art into a rustic farmhouse display that fits into my decor. And I'll also show you how my repurpose is multi-functional -- I can still display the original seascape by removing my distressed wood background. You can easily do this with most any piece of canvas art in your home. A great idea if you like to change your vignettes each season, and you want some versatility with your artwork.  You probably spotted this in my fall home tour yesterday. But like most pieces that I repurpose...there's always a backstory. I give vintage pieces a chance before I paint them. I evaluate a piece by moving it around in different vignettes just to see if it could work. Then I … [Read more...]

Keep your face…towards the sunshine…

Walt Whitman Sunshine & Shadows Printable by SnazzyLittleThings.com

So excited to share today's free printable.When a quote has meaning to me personally, I try to find the right way to express it artistically so that I can share it with you. I love (and needed to hear) this sentiment from Walt Whitman. In this post I'll share a bit more about what's been going on behind the blog - life certainly isn't a bed of roses (or daisies) around here all the time, even though it might appear that way sometimes. On the DIY front, I'm learning how to edit video with some new (and complicated) software. Soon we'll have a tutorial on how we made distressed wooden beams that are now in our sunroom. They look so amazing, my husband did such a great job, (you can see a glimpse of them in my fall home tour). I'm also drafting up new ideas for a craft room, thinking about … [Read more...]

Fall Home Tour 2015

After Repurposed Art by SnazzyLittleThings.com

"We create beautiful things. Sharing craft, DIY, decor & woodworking tutorials. Tips & tricks that make your creative conquests a little easier." "Fall Home Tour: 5 Days, 30 Bloggers" Happy Labor Day! First off, one of my favorite bloggers precedes me on this tour, so I'd like to thank Sarah from Life on Virginia Street - she's a sweet gal and I actually got to meet her in person at the Haven bloggers' conference in Atlanta.  If this is your first time here, welcome! I'm so excited to have you here and I'd also like to thank Marty from A Stroll Thru Life who once again, invited me to join her blogger home tour series! Be sure to stop by all week to visit all 30 of us, our full tour schedule is listed at the bottom of this page. *** I'm going through storage … [Read more...]

Putting a little French in my farmhouse

Amazon Farmhouse Round Up

Affiliate links included throughout this post. The other day I asked my husband, "are we too farmhouse? I mean...we live in a subdivision. I don't want to get too crazy with the farmhouse. Just touches." His reply, "not too much. Well? Nah, we're more industrial."  My interpretation? I NEED MORE FARMHOUSE. Kind of like Christopher Walken needs more cowbell...and I definitely had a fever. (Thanks Amazon, for scratching that itch) ;-) Operation: Dining Area My house is open design. One little change seems to throw the whole room off. Well, I've made a few changes, and now my brain has been on "tilt" trying to tie a few loose ends together. Earlier this summer I hung some pretty shutters in my dining area. While I loved them, they looked like they needed more of a purpose. … [Read more...]

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