Win Your Copy Of Where Women Create!

I have been a passionate reader of Where Women Create magazine since it was first launched. As a lifetime artist - illustrator first, then faux finisher and DIY project blogger - I have always had a studio. Some tiny, one even in an 1890s flannel mill. No matter where I created my own magic, I was curious about other women artists, their studios, and their personal stories about how they made art for a living like I do. I was so pleased to be fea...

Upstyling Your Home With Matthew Mead – And Me!

Surprise! Coming soon to your favorite newsstand is Matthew Mead's newest brilliant endeavor, Upstyled Home Magazine. I just received my copy, and couldn't wait to sit down with Lacey Jane kitty and a cup of Joe to savor every lovely, super-styled photo, idea, and word. And yes, how cool is it that Matthew has included several of my favorite blog projects and home vignettes in his magazine. Along with one of my design idols and authors, Mary Emme...

Thank You Bliss Ranch, Canvas Designz, Hometalk, And More!

Pinch me! I am a passionate DIYer around our home, and for several DIY brands of paint, products, and patterns. Though I have been so fortunate to have many long-term followers over the years, rarely does my blog sort of blow up with high readership numbers. Especially on a 2-year-old post that was a very simple project for me and my handyman hubby Steve! I must shout out thanks to sites that shared this little post, and my similar Hometalk post,...

Spiffing Up Our Deck With Matthew Mead And A Wagner Sprayer

Do you ever have to pinch yourself sometimes when something wonderful and unexpected occurs? I was so thrilled to host stylist, paint guru, photographer and magazine master at our home recently! I bet you already follow Matthew Mead and are as big a fan of him as I am. His talent, enthusiasm, and ideas are limitless, and he's a blast to hang out with. My hubby Steve built a giant party deck on our home years ago, and every couple of years we need...