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Secret Santa Tour


You know that feeling as a child waiting for Christmas? You’re excited for people to open the gift you made specially for them, and you’re excited to open gifts.

I’m having that exact feeling today!

Today Santa has finally arrived in blogland for our Secret Santa Blog Tour. A group of DIY blogging friends are sharing creative DIY holiday decor. The decor we made and received. We’ve had DIY Christmas secret Santa gift ideas sent across the country.

Check out all the DIY Christmas secret Santa gift ideas you can make too…

Mr. Brown’s Christmas Tree


Mr. Brown’s Christmas Tree

Charlie has grown up!

And I’m hammering together a Christmas tree.

Plus sharing some of woodworking tips!

Please click here to check out this unique tree you too can build in your style….

Furniture Makeover Red

It’s that fabulous time when a creative group of DIY bloggers transform a piece of furniture in the current month’s theme.

This month is RED!Years ago there were several red pieces around our cabin. Red, green and yellow with EVERY wall in our home YELLOW including the ceilings! I had hit color overload!
Now our home is calmer with 15 shades of white on the walls. Furniture is creams, whites, browns, and black. I found the perfect little chest for the RED challenge. It’s crate furniture inspired.

Please click to see more on the “handle with care” crate chest….

Furniture Makeovers Red

Bedside Carafe Farmhouse Style


Here’s a simple idea for a creative bedside carafe farmhouse style.

Many home stores and catalogs are selling beautiful and expensive bedside carafes with a glass that fits over the top becoming the lid.

I did an inspired by ~ knock off of this idea!

With the holidays coming, wouldn’t to be fun to have a bedside carafe for each guest? I figured out a way to get a dozen carafes with glasses for about $20.

Click to see my bedside carafe farmhouse styled….

Traditions and Disasters


Thanksgiving Traditions and Disasters!

Having recently joined a group of creative bloggers for a Thanksgiving traditions tour, I though it would be fun to ask readers about their traditions.

While I was asking on social media, I decided to include Thanksgiving disasters too!

Read along an check out these delightful traditions and hilarious disasters….

Rock Knock Off Holiday Edition

rock-your-knock-off-country-design-style-mainAre you loving all the holiday decor in the stores and in the home catalogs filling up the mail box lately??

I’m loving it, but the prices not so much.

A group of blogging friends have come together to help you out. Great inspiring knock offs for the change in your sofa!

Rock Knock Off Holiday Edition is here!

Click on over for easy inspiring Knock offs for your holiday decor….


Pie Crust and the Green Bowl

pie crust and the green bowl feature country design stylePie crust and the Green Bowl.

Mom may send me to my room for this post!

For as long as I can remember, pie crust making around our house involved using a particular green bowl.

It’s even in the recipe!

You might notice the recipe isn’t much! When I was a teenager, mom showed me how to make pie crust. Make it in the green bowl. Add flour to about here {pointing to an imaginary line on the bowl} a dash of salt, big scoop of shortening. The water was added when the shortening was cut into the flour to look like peas.

I never saw peas!

Please click to see how I make pie crust without the green bowl…sorry mom!

Country Design Keeping

Country Design Keeping http://countrydesignstyle.comKeeping the act of caring for…something.

It’s the season of the year for caring. Caring for family, food, home, and friends.

There is several things Country Design Style is Country Design Keeping this month and it’s all gonna be fun and inspiring for you!

Plus I’m want you to get involved in helping with a Holiday Traditions post!

Please click to see more “Keeping”….it’ll knock your socks off!

Thanksgiving Wreath

one-wreath-november-country-design-styleI’m testing myself every month by redoing a grapevine wreath for each month.

Burlap on a thanksgiving wreath, expected! Glitter…hum, not so much!

It’s starting to be a busy time of year, so I made this easy. A burlap nosegay with glitter! Why not??

Please click to continue reading about the thanksgiving wreath burlap and glitter, oh my….

Autumn at the Cabin

Autumn-at-the-cabin-country-design-style-feature-polaroidIt’s autumn at the cabin!

I couldn’t be happier :D

My time of year with bulky sweaters, chunky scarves, and hot chocolate….well anytime is great for chocolate!

Today I’m sharing some autumn at the cabin photos with you.

Put on your sweater and scarf and click to see the cabin dressed for autumn…

How to make a rustic ladder

how-to-make-a-rustic-ladder-country-design-style-thumbHow to make a rustic ladder.

This is an easy DIY project. I just finished making two for friends.

It would be quick to make several to sell too! Hummm!

Please click to get the step by step instructions to make a rustic ladder….

DIY Fall Decor

poverty-to-diy-passion-country-design-style-featureDIY Fall Décor

I am extremely grateful for my childhood. My family didn’t have much during my younger years, but I had a rich childhood.

As a single young mother, I thrived on making beautiful rooms in our simple homes. A jigsaw and basic sewing machine were my tools. Turning yard sale and thrift shop finds into loved treasures.

Through time I worked hard and earned more money. My passion for DIY projects remained and actually grew over the years. So did my collection of tools! There are three DIY behaviors that I developed during those lean years:

Please click to read more about DIY Fall Decor and DIY Passion here…

Funky seat for my hiney

A funky seat for my hiney is just what I needed in my little workshop.

I have the seat. A wooden bar stool that was a sweet yard sale find for $3.

Since I’m using it in the workshop it needed to be funky and fun.

Now it is!

Please click to see my funky seat and MORE creative furniture pieces…

Circle Square Box Pillow

pillow tour graphic 3My made a circle square box pillow!

The best part…

it was easy!

The very best part…

you have a chance to win one of two $100 gift cards to onlinefabricstore!

Click here to read more about my easy pillow and that chance to win….

Thrift Benefit for Sheltered Animals

thrift-benefit-before-country-design-styleThis is the second annual Thrift Benefit for Sheltered Animals!

What does that mean?

Twenty two DIY bloggers got together to shop for projects at local thrift shops that sponsor a local animal shelter or….

they are sharing their furry animal stories or….

they are simply helping to bring awareness to the needs of sheltered animals.

I shopped…

and this is the shelf that I found at our local thrift shop that sponsors our local humane society.

I related to it on a physical level!

More on that in a bit!

Please click to read more and see lots of thrifty projects from 22 bloggers!