Considerations Before Painting Your Kitchen Cabinets with Chalk Paint

Painting Your Kitchen Cabinets with Chalk Paint

While painting the two desks for my project studio during the last couple of weeks, I had lots of time to think.  What did I think about?  Well, I thought  a lot about…mostly painting.  Surprised?  Haha! Someone told me a while back that they plan to paint their kitchen cabinets with chalk paint. You could’ve […]

Trial Confessions of Minwax Paste Finishing Wax

Minwax Paste Wax Product Review

Earlier, when I explained how I moved the Red Chairs Out! New Antique Chairs In, I mentioned that Spunky Daughter and some friends visited. While HH and SD’s friends enjoyed farm life adventures, SD painted a desk she’d brought from her apartment. This is the same chalk paint substitute we used for the Thumb Tack […]

Curtain Header Buckram Strips in 3 Simple Steps

Two-Finger Euro Pleats

I don’t know about you, but I’ve suddenly realized that it’s nearly impossible to purchase four-inch buckram by the yard.  A couple of years ago, I ran across a partial roll on clearance at Wal-Mart for pennies per yard.  I bought all on the roll and wondered why such a thing would be on deep […]

Just for You, My Review – Singer 44S (White) and 4423 (Grey)

Singer Model 44S

Since publishing my post about choosing the right machine for sewing home decor, several of you have been asking for this review of the Singer 4423 model.  I’m happy to finally have this review completed for you…but it’s with a twist. As I stated in the post about home decor sewing machine choices, for sewing […]

How to Choose a Machine for Home Decor Sewing

Choose Your Sewing Machine Wisely

HOW DO YOU CHOOSE A MACHINE WISELY? That has been a popular question this week.  I’ve been planning to make a video on exactly what you need for sewing home decor.  Later. Through my Hometalk post on my 3-Step DIY on Covering Outdoor Cushions and my contact page email, the questions keep coming up NOW.  […]

The Love List Review – Week Four

The Love List Book Review - Week Four

Here we are at the final week of reviewing The Love List  by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott.  After looking at two things to do that build love in our marriage each day, each week, and each month, today we’re looking at two things to do every year. #1:  Review Your Top Ten Highlights For […]

The Love List Review – Week Three

The Love List - Week Three

With four categories of things we should add to our love “to-do” list, we began the first week with two things we should do daily  and followed the next week with things we should do weekly. Today, it’s time to consider two things to do monthly. #1:  Rid yourselves of harmful residue   (Huh?) Do […]

Curtain Fabric Calculator Phone App – Queen Tested and Approved

Curtain Fabric Calculator Phone App - Queen Tested and Approved

I was thinking of running ads on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for a reputable expert to design my new app idea.  Don’t you know how much a phone app to calculate our decorator fabric yardage would be so helpful? I was going to be the star who thought it all up and hired a developer […]

Hoover Air Product Review Update – Is it a Lasting Love?

Removing Washable Filter

It’s been a little over a year since I bought my Hoover WindTunnel Air Steerable Upright Vacuum UH72400.  When I published the review post, I had no idea how it would perform in the long run. Would the maintenance and cleaning by too hard and tedious? I’m here to say, it’s still a top-notch performer! […]

I Love My New Hoover Air!

Since my review of Jann Newton’s Craftsy class, I guess maybe I’m in product review mode.  I’ll not receive payment from Hoover for sharing my opinion of their product, but if you follow my link to Amazon and purchase this vacuum, I’ll receive a small commission for the sale. There.  Now that the formalities of […]