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…

Free Sunshine Printable

“You are my sunshine…my only sunshine…You make me happy…when skies are gray… You’ll never know dear…how much I love you…Please don’t take…my sunshine away…” This song takes me back.  As in, back to kindergarten.  Amazing how something so small and simple can transport you across the years that way.  It’s also something I’ve sung to all my babies, as I’m sure most of you have.  Aaaand I have a little niece who is quite…

Sweet Rewards

Another holiday is upon us, and I am all about using every opportunity as a teachable moment- even Valentine’s Day! I’m sharing how I use these “Sweet Rewards” over at Busy Mom’s Helper.  Click on over for an easy-peasy idea of the sweet and simple variety…because they are my favorite. 😉   &nbsp…

Children and Chores

This weekend I’m sharing a guest post for my friend, Keri, on her blog ONE MAMA’S DAILY DRAMA.  We all have our share of drama, don’t we? 😉  Head over and check out this idea on dealing with Children and Chores, that might make your day just a little bit easier!   &nbsp…