How to get the Chippy Paint Look

You're going to die when you see how EASY this chippy paint look technique is. Like ... die.... You need Paint, Vaseline {I used Aquafor cause that's what I had on hand}, and a cloth I started by sanding this knife holder just enough to rough it up. I also added this little die cut wood accessory I bought from Michaels many moons ago.  So happy to finally use it!  I simply glued it on to the front of the knife holder. And spray painted it originally with black, but then I had some help ... We added some moss green and red ... then I may have painted it a bit after he went to bed ... I painted over the spray paint using blue that matches my kitchen island I redid {it's all about the … [Read more...]

Decorate with Spray Paint

I recently took the plunge and redecorated our front room with purple and green walls! I kind of love this room for so many reasons!  Not just the color, but the couch I bought at Goodwill for $15, the art I've made that just goes, the $8 dresser from Goodwill. This lamp pictured below is also a Goodwill find!Wanting to add some extra light, I decided to use a lamp I have had for forever but never used.  The color was a bit off and perhaps a bit too dark. You can see just how easy it is to spray paint something and give it a new life in under ONE MINUTE!!!! This video of me spray painting this lamp shows the before and how quickly it changes. It is just so perfect bringing in … [Read more...]

Mod Podge Paper

I just painted this chest with a Modern Masters Metal Effects kit and felt that it wouldn’t be complete without the inside being made over as well.  I ripped out the old wall paper that had been in there for what seemed to be someone’s lifetime.  It surprisingly had adhered very well for a very long time, but it also came out just fine.  Check it out... Painful surgery right here.  That little patch above on the right ... stayed right there ... shhh ... nobody will know. I tried to use contact paper, let’s just say, it was a FAILED attempt ... a HORRIBLY FAILED ATTEMPT It wouldn't stick to the sides.... So, don't waste your time or your contact paper on this … [Read more...]

Taradara on Rachael Ray

Taradara has her 'debut' on the Rachael Ray show cooking up one of the Top 10 Recipes of 2013 as … [Read more...]

Silhouette Black Friday Deals + Christmas Craft

Silhouette is having an AH-MAZING BLACK FRIDAY SALE!!! It’s their BIGGEST EVER!!! {be sure to use "TARA" as your coupon code} If you’re thinking of buying a Silhouette or getting supplies, this is the time to jump on it!!    So, I made a little Christmas Themed canvas wall hanging using my Silhouette Vinyl. Here’s how I made it... Get your supplies:  Computer, Silhouette, Vinyl, Canvas, Paint, Paint brushes, Ribbon, Hot Glue Gun Open your Silhouette app on your computer. Click the ‘text’ icon Type in your message.  Mine says: “Were you naughty or... nice??? Hmmm...” I then highlighted it and went through the different fonts and used one that I liked. Then click the … [Read more...]

HyperWear review

I'm wearing my HyperWear vest and showing exercises you can do with HyperWear sandbells. I really do love these … [Read more...]

A Football Coach’s Speech

The boy had some really nice comments from his coach.  So proud of this athletic boy.  He has certainly delivered by just being himself.  I really wonder where his journey will take him. Like, I really really wonder. He's got this fire, but it's so innocent and not quite discovered within just yet... I am so proud of my boys. Words cannot even describe. … [Read more...]