• DIY Home Decor

    How to Save $4000.00 by Refinishing Oak Banister with Gel Stain

    I swore to myself that I wasn’t going to write this post because I have seen a million of them on Pinterest.  I actually got this idea from Pinterest.  But this project has consumed all of my free time, and I haven’t been able to do anything else except for the decorations for my classroom.  So here comes yet another post on the miracles of General Finishes Gel Stain. Refinishing the Bannister Costs How Much? A little more than a year ago we replaced the carpet in most of our downstairs and in our loft with a dark laminate.  While this was a huge improvement over the old carpet it…

  • Cricut Crafts

    How to Make Amazing Monograms

    I have never really been into monograms, but lately, I have become a little obsessed with them.  Having never liked my middle name, I never use a middle initial.  Recently, I read an article about monograms at Mark and Graham.com explaining the etiquette of monograms.  Apparently, a married woman can use the initial of her maiden name in the monogram.  Suddenly, I was a little more interested. Free Resources to Make Your Monogram If you are like me, the word free piques your interest.  Free Monogram Maker.com  is a site with a ton of options from which to chose.  Also downloaded the app Monogram It on your iPhone.  The app has…