The Shabby Creek Cottage Blog Posts

  • From French to Farmhouse: Metal Sign Makeover {a mini-project}Little makeovers are so much fun. No huge production, quick results and if you can do it all with items on hand it's like getting something new for free. Yeah, I love little makeovers! This one was so, so simple, but I really love the results, so...
  • Eleven Lovely Free FontsFonts can be so much fun, but finding really good ones can seem to take forever. Since I'm kind of a font-aholic, I'm sharing another batch of my favorite free fonts. These are all Valentine inspired, just in time for all those upcoming proje...
  • Simple Solutions: Organizing Everyday StuffOrganization - even the sound of it makes me cringe a little. See, by nature, I'm not a neat person - however I do find that I'm more calm and happy when things are put away.  I'm not a fan of plastic bins & boxes, and you won't...
  • Easy Recipes: Berry Breakfast Parfait with Simply Scrumptious GranolaSqueezing in breakfast isn't always easy, especially if you're trying to eat healthier. I'm never in the mood to cook early in the morning, which is why my go-to breakfast has to be yummy & lightening fast. I'm no Nigella Lawson,...
  • Bathroom Remodel Mood BoardBathroom remodeling - it's all we talk about around here these days. While trying to make a small space hold some big style, I've come up with some options that help keep costs down, too! With a strong color palette, some great lighting, and...
  • Transformation Thursday: No. 185
    on Jan 2, 2013
    Welcome once again to Transformation Thursday ! It's the one day each week we get together to celebrate getting stuff done. No matter if it's your first time here or you are a party regular, everyone is welcome to link up your DIY, crafts, ti...
  • This year I will....
    on Jan 1, 2013
     Move more, even if it's just dancing. {'Cause I'm a dancing machine!} CLICK TO READ MORE OF THIS POST...
  • white winter mantleWinter - it's that season after you take down the tree and before you can break out the flip flops. It's all about snowy stuff, you know... snow flakes, ice skating and snow men (which I have an irrational fear of - not the real ones, but the...
  • Chicken and Broccoli Pasta with Garlic Cream SauceNothing says comfort food to me like pasta. I can eat it almost every way under the sun, but I'm trying to eat a little healthier these days, so tons of cheese just doesn't fit on my plate anymore. Of course, I still want the creamy consisten...
  • Surviving the holidays
    on Dec 30, 2012
    Can you believe the year is almost over? We've all made it through the bulk of the holidays (though the Facebook discussion might offer a different opinion.) The main relief for me that was it was a lovely holiday, and we stayed on budget - because t...
  • Home Goals for 2013
    on Dec 28, 2012
    For the last few years, thanks to my buddy The Nester, I've been actually making a list of what I'd like to accomplish in my home. It's been a tremendously helpful tool to keep in touch with my overall goals to get our house from a constr...
  • Transformation Thursday: No. 184
    on Dec 26, 2012
    Welcome once again to Transformation Thursday ! It's the one day each week we get together to celebrate getting stuff done. No matter if it's your first time here or you are a party regular, everyone is welcome to link up your DIY, crafts, ti...
  • my 5 fave posts of 2012
    on Dec 26, 2012
    Can you believe 2012 is almost over? Yeah, me neither. I didn't get nearly what I planned finished this year, but I did make some rather large chunks in what I needed to get done. I also made some major decisions that will impact 2013, but before...
  • Merry Christmas!
    on Dec 24, 2012
    From our family to yours,  we wish you a very Merry Christmas! Due to stolen content, I can no longer provide a full RSS feed. I work hard to share fresh, original content - and there are so many new sites stealing my work that I've kinda be...
  • Splurge on Something
    on Dec 23, 2012
    There's a long standing morning date at my house: me, the Mr. & some coffee. Every single day we talk about what's on the agenda for the day, hash out ideas for projects, and sometimes just gab about absolutely nothing. It's that time each mornin...
  • DIY Guy Gift: Stag Head ShirtWith only a few days left, I have one more trick up my sleeve for those handmade Christmas gifts - and this one's for the guys in your life: the Stag Head Shirt. It takes a big box bargain t-shirt and kicks it up a notch to look like you paid a L...
  • How I Made My Slip Covers
    on Dec 19, 2012
    Earlier this year I bought two chairs from Goodwill for a whopping $50. I was afraid that I'd paid way too much for them, until I finally {finally!} got them slip covered. It took me a while to actually get around to it, but now that it's all...
  • Christmas Charades {free party game printable}
    on Dec 19, 2012
    Having a Christmas party this year? Even if it's just for your own family, Christmas Charades is a fun way to spend an afternoon. It's an easy way to entertain, and it's free.... does it get any better than that? CLICK TO READ MORE OF TH...
  • Transformation Thursday: No. 183
    on Dec 19, 2012
    Welcome once again to Transformation Thursday ! It's the one day each week we get together to celebrate getting stuff done. No matter if it's your first time here or you are a party regular, everyone is welcome to link up your DIY, crafts, ti...
  • Organized Blogging Board
    on Dec 18, 2012
     A couple of weeks ago I made a very big step: I closed my Etsy shop. I never, ever, thought I would, but lately I've been drawn more and more to blogging and less to making pillows and table runners every single day. Crazy, huh? A few days afte...
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