Cute DIY Cake Topper

*This post contains affiliate links.  If you shop through them, I may receive a small commission, at no extra charge to you. Raise your hand if you’re a professional cake decorator. I. am. not. Sometimes I say, I’ve never met a hobby I didn’t like. But then, I remember that one.  It’s a lot of work.  It takes practice.  And time. I mean, I don’t even bake the cakes around here anymore.  (When your girls say, Can I bake my own birthday cake?  You say yes!) Some occasions call for…

Free Printables and a Thrifty Wall Art DIY

That’s right, mamas.  This post is a two-for-one. And I’m sooo excited. Because I love the way it turned out. You know that feeling when you finally complete something that’s been hanging around in your head for months, and it turned out the way you pictured it?  You’re all, Yaaaaay!  Kids, come look!  Or at least, I am. 😉 I’m also excited because I’m getting to offer you two things: a set of FREE PRINTABLES *AND* a little DIY tip for a very inexpensive way to jazz…

DIY Erasable Message Mugs

*This post contains affiliate links.  If you shop through them, I will receive compensation. So.  It’s been a while. Life’s been happening.  Mamas, you know how it is. But I think you’re gonna like this little diy. It’s for all you white-dish-loving mamas out there.  Like me. You see… I have these white coffee mugs that look so cute on my mug tree, (find it HERE) which is so handy at my little coffee station. When we have people over, everyone can just grab a cup, and fill &#8216…

DIY Antique Gold Frame

    What I love about thrift-store shopping, is that you can take something old and make it look…     older. 😉 I love the character and charm of antiques.  True antiques can be quite pricey, but with a little creativity, you can get the same effect for cheap.  I think I originally paid 2 or 3 dollars for this frame at Goodwill.  It was a yellowish color, but I loved the shape of it.  And it was thick and sturdy.  While I was giving my farmhouse table an aged look, (click HERE for that post) inspiration struck…

My Thrifty Farmhouse Table Makeover

Once upon a time, there was a table… It was handmade for a family of seven, and it was the little table that could.  It could seat at least ten when you squished together a little.  It could hold a ton of schoolbooks, all spread out.  It could handle the mess of play-doh and paint.  (They both make me cringe a little.  Ain’t gonna lie.)  It was my sweet, farmhouse table. But then I played musical rooms, and decided the dining room should be a living room (again.)  The table traveled around a bit (literally,) and…

Metal Chalkboard Signs

Random fact about me: I kill plants and computers. I recently had to have my computer fixed. again.  As for plants…I’m doing better.  I remember to water them. usually. I do better with junk and old wood and metal.  Maybe because you really can’t mess it up?  I shared a little bit of my love for metalwork in this recent post, with the hand lettered HOME sign I made.  This is a new batch of signs, with a twist.  You get to decide what your sign says, and change it every day if you…

Old Fashioned Cherry Cobbler- Gluten Free!

Need an easy dessert for the weekend?  This OLD FASHIONED CHERRY COBBLER is my favorite easy dessert and it is Uh-MAZING.  And it is now GLUTEN-FREE.  That’s the good news.  The bad news is… it’s addictive. Get the recipe in my contributor post at Busy Mom’s Helper!   &nbsp…

No-Cost Headbands

Yep.  You read that right.  Today I’m sharing an easy little tutorial for NO-COST HEADBANDS like these… Sweet, right?  I made the one pictured here without spending one single cent.  And I’m getting ready to make some more.  Want to make your own?  (It really is easy, I promise.)  Join me over at  Busy Mom’s Helper  and find out how! P.S.  Model not included…

Handmade Sign Giveaway for Instagram Followers

Once upon a time, there was this fella, who loved to work with metal. He had a sweetheart who loved being crafty.  The fella cut out pieces of metal for his sweetheart to paint cute little pictures on. And pretty soon, the fella and his sweetheart got married.  And made a home. Sometimes, he still cuts out metal for her to paint on.  Twenty-five years later. Except now she prefers her metal with a little rust on it. Some things just get better with age. 😉 Follow @riggstownroad on Instagram this week for a chance to win this handmade, hand…

Hello, Chippy Little Bird

Spray paint is my best friend.  Really.  We’ve been close ever since I discovered how easy (and cheap) it is to take something I already own, was given, or thrifted, and make it better.  Like this chippy little bird. There’s just something about chippy little birds that I love.  Kind of like sunshine.  They are sweet and happy, but still rustic.  They have that “been around for a long time” look. So, I decided to make myself one.  I bought a little bird from the dollar tree, and gave him a makeover.  It was…