• 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 monograms.  I have liked my middle name and have never used a middle initial, but 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 peaks your interest.  There are two free resources for making and downloading a monogram. Free Monogram Maker.com.  This site has a ton of options from which to chose.  I…