Photography Backdrops and Floors


I wonder—are you impatient like I am?  When I get something in my head, I just feel the need to get started and see it through immediately.  My daughter Jamie is the same way…wonder where she gets it?  I had this brilliant idea that I needed a new photography backdrop for staging my furniture pieces. … [Read more...]

Recent Finds Nashville birthday edition


Hey there!  I made a quick trip to Nashville over the weekend to have an early birthday celebration with Jamie and Andy.   I also had an appointment to update my Blog Headshot and Bio. Simply put—I met with two very nice, young women, Claire wrote fixed me up with a  professional bio , and Andrea took  a bunch of photos of me.  (did you know I REALLY don’t like to have my picture taken?)  More about that later, as I don’t have the pictures yet. … [Read more...]

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Welcome to Thursday!  It’s still very cold and snowy here.  I’m ready for it to go away! I have a great selection of features to inspire you tonight. … [Read more...]

Hardwood Floor Photo Prop


I’ve been wanting to “up the game” in my furniture staging.  Since I don’t haul my pieces inside to take pictures, I’ve been looking for some new options like a  faux hardwood floor photo prop. I saw a painted and stained floor on pinterest.  However I didn’t really want to go to the trouble of painting my lines on the underlayment I purchased for under $12 at Home Depot. … [Read more...]

Old Picture Frame Chalkboard Easel

Old picture frame chalkboard easel chalk pouch

Hi! It is Mindi again from MyLove2Create, and I have a super fun and EASY project for you today! An Old Picture Frame Chalkboard Easel. It is funny, I do projects all the time, and mostly my kids are semi interested or don't even ask what I am working on.  Eventually they are pleased with the final product, but in process they don't pay too much attention. This one was different, and I am not sure why, but it was a BIG hit at our house.  I was talking with my kindergartener about … [Read more...]

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Thank you all so much for your kind words about my sweet boy Louie.  I miss him more than I thought I could.  I knew it would be hard, but it’s so much more difficult than I imagined.   We have some great projects to inspire you from last week: … [Read more...]

Repurposed Dresser tv stand


I'm not cutting up any furniture in today's post. Even so, I think I have some tips for you on how to make this repurposed dresser tv stand from an old 90's pressed wood piece.  It may look like it has nothing to offer, but it still has a lot of purpose left.    Y’all know I won’t turn down anything that’s free, so I was happy when this dresser landed on my doorstep. … [Read more...]

Recent Finds Staging Items


Thrift Shopping at Vendor's Village Early last week I was looking on Pinterest for some staging ideas.  I’ve been wanting a nice throw to put in my pictures for a while now.  I decided to go to Vendor’s Village to see if I could find a good deal on one. … [Read more...]

Spray Paint Alternative with HomeRight Sprayer

spray paint alternative

  I love using my HomeRight Finish Max fine finish sprayer.  What does that mean exactly?  Well, for me it means that I get a great paint job easily in any color I want.  But the nice folks at can explain it a lot better. … [Read more...]

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It’s with a heavy heart that I tell you I had to say goodbye to my good buddy Louie on Wednesday February 10, 2015.   He took a sudden turn for the worst due to his heart condition on Wednesday morning.  I took him to the vet, but as the day went on, I saw the life go out of his eyes.  He was struggling to breathe, and I knew it was time to say goodbye.   He will be missed so much. … [Read more...]