Easy DIY Valentine Garland

Easy Valentine Garland using paper lace hearts from the dollar bin at Target  86lemons.com

I have never once decorated for Valentine's Day - until now. But now I have this hutch, this chalkboard, this white wreath and this centerpiece that all beg for festive adornment. It's just so easy to add a few simple touches that I couldn't resist. Besides, winter here in Michigan is drab and gray and depressing - who couldn't use a little … [Read more...]

DIY All-Seasons Linen Wreath

DIY Linen Wreath   86lemons.com

Just over eight years ago, Hubs and I were searching for a new house. He had to have a pole barn. I had to have a large walk-in closet. We got both. At the time, the house seemed huge - a big step up from what we had before. Fast-forward to today - the house seems much smaller now and my 'must-have' list has changed. Don't get me wrong, the closet … [Read more...]

Beneath the Tree (7th annual home tour and art sale)

Christmas Decor Ideas from Beneath the Tree  86lemons.com

I love this event. What's better than touring 12 homes (all decked out in amazing Christmas decor) while shopping for various items from over 100 local artists? This is my idea of a FUN day! And that is was. I tagged along with three friends, two of which have made this an annual tradition for several years. We started early, hit all 12 houses and … [Read more...]

10 Fabulous DIY Fall Decor Projects

10 Fabulous DIY Fall Decor Projects 86lemons.com

I weeded through hundreds of fall decor projects to find these ten chic ideas for you. They made my list because these are projects I would actually make myself and display in my own home. No crap here, remember? ;) BOOK PAGE PUMPKIN tutorial here Last time I made a book page project, I was on my way to a Pinterest Party and forgot to bring … [Read more...]

DIY Lemon Wreath


  Could your entry use a little door bling? This lemon wreath looks fresh and sunny and happy. If that doesn't say "Welcome!" - what does?! I spotted this wreath on HowDoesShe. Thanks to Dawn's photos and detailed instructions, I'm happy to report that this project is NOT a lemon! Rather, it was fun, easy and quick (if you don't … [Read more...]

Front door gets a makeover.


Our front door was neglected and had so much room for improvement. I've been trying to decide on a new paint color for a couple of months. First, I was sure it should be navy. Then black. Hubs wanted red (um, no). Then I was inspired by this amazing house. Can I please live there?! I chose Valspar's "Summer Cottage" (you may recall my use of this … [Read more...]