Because we are in Southern California, we’re able to be outside most of the year. We do a lot of entertaining and much of it is on our patio. It’s nice to change up the look of our patio furniture, and we can do so pretty regularly with just a little fabric and a glue […]
A simple tip to clean cloudy looking glasses.
I love to entertain. Friends, family… food, drink, merriment… It makes me a happy girl. However, a few nights ago we had friends over and I found myself embarrassed when a few of our guests asked for a glass of water. Our water glasses looked like complete crap. I don’t know if it is hard […]
Faking the look of trendy pottery pieces. An easy DIY.
I’m finally starting to get in a spring-y mood. I’m ready for a little color. I’ve been seeing this gorgeous blue-green color everywhere and I am craving it. I did a faux patina champagne bucket in a similar color and I love it. Some of these trendy pottery pieces can be really expensive though, and I’d […]
The Circle Sandwich. My family’s preferred way to use up leftovers.
Refrigerated crescent roll dough makes a great sandwich. We call it The Circle Sandwich and it is one of my family’s favorite meals. (Shhh. Don’t tell them, but it’s a great way to use up leftovers.)
Make a DIY cover for your Kindle, iPad or tablet.
Hello all! I have another fabulous and talented blogger stopping by to share a project with you today. Honestly, Carolyn from homework is always coming up with the most beautiful and and elegant ideas! Hi V Spot readers. I’m Carolyn from homework and I’m guest posting here today to help Vivienne out while she focuses on […]
Packing up Christmas (and ready for next year!)
The best and easiest way to organize and store Christmas decorations? Organize them by color.
Simple Christmas planters. (Using Christmas tree clippings.)
I have mentioned how much I love me some sticks, but I also love Christmas Tree lots and their bounty of free evergreen clippings! Even if your family has an artificial tree, you can still cruise by the lot and ask for some of the extra Christmas tree clippings. Your local lot is busy selling […]
Holiday decorating using your own photos.
If you’re like me, you love photos of your friends and family around you. If you’re like my husband, you complain that you can’t move around the house for fear of knocking over row after row of framed photos like so many dominoes. Compromise! Practicality wins out, except during the month of December. I bring […]
Saving tired old flower pots with textured spray paint.
They aren’t replanted yet, but today I wanted to show you how I saved a couple of old flower pots. I have a couple of planters that have been around here for quite a while. I like the style of them, and I have repainted them several times over in order to get more life […]
Fool-proof, roasted chicken. The secret? Brine it.
I love an easy, fool proof recipe. Here’s another one of my “Go-To” favorites. (This is also what we do for our Thanksgiving Turkey each year and It. Is. Awesome.) Have you ever used a brine for chicken or turkey? No? Well, it’s about time that you gave it a try, don’t you think? I […]