Dropcloth to Tablecloth

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Have you heard all the buzz in the DIY land about using dropcloths as an inexpensive alternative to linen? Well there is a reason and it is because they really do have the look of tumbled linen or vintage grainsack. I use them as tablecloths and I love the casual laid back feel they bring to my table. You just need to do one thing first……. Read more

California Coastal Tablescape and a Dining Room Refresh


If you are new here or are visiting from another blog I am so happy that you have stopped by. I have teamed up with such a great group of bloggers to share a little snippet of my home for this Summer Home Refresh. Since summer is in full swing I know that you will enjoy taking a peek at how each of these talented bloggers refreshed a space in their home for the summer months, be sure to follow along this weekend as we share some new spaces each day. (The links are at the end of this post)  Read more

Spray Painting Ceramics

spray-painting-ceramicsSpray painting ceramics? It is so easy. I mean this opens the door to so many DIY projects from table lamps to vases like these. I am going to tell you the steps that I took. But first I want to welcome you to another round of Thrifted & Relifted. We will share our projects with you (links at the end of the post) and we want you to share yours with us!!! Link up and share your thrifty finds that got a makeover!!! Any makeover goes. We will feature one of your projects next month on the 15th. You can also share on Instagram and use the hashtag #thriftedandrelifted

Can’t wait to see what you have been creating!!!

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A Summer Picnic and A Unique Gift

JORD- wood-watch-summer-picnicWhat does this picture say to you? To me it says NO KIDS!! That’s right, we had a romantic picnic and outdoor movie under the stars. It was just the two of us and it was the perfect summer evening.  I have been looking for a unique gift for my husband. A just because you are awesome gift. I came across this cool watch by JORD and knew it would be just right. Our summer picnic was the perfect opportunity to give it to him and let him know how much he is appreciated. Read more

Rosemary Corn Off The Cob


rosemary-cornIt doesn’t matter how many times I cook corn on the cob. I always find myself asking… how long to boil corn? Do I take it out before it rolls or after??? I also find the corn silk all over my kitchen for days, my husband calls me Messy Jessy.  Now I just save myself all of that trouble and name calling and just make Rosemary Corn Off The Cob. This recipe is delicious and is such an easy side dish.  Bonus…. it is good for any season and inexpensive.  Read more