Chef Worthy Kitchen on a Budget

If you know me at all, you know I love a good looking, hard working kitchen. In my house in Virginia, I am lucky enough to say that I have the best of the best – a commercial style range (48 inches!), huge fan, armoire refrigerator, refrigerator drawers in my cabinets, a super quiet dishwasher, […]

The Tiny House, Part 2…Living Room & Kitchen

I hope you caught my first post about my Tiny House in the woods, but if not – here it is.  Go catch up! This little gem (truly, a gem to me) has gotten better each and every week.  It was just about this time last year that the support flooring was done…I remember quite […]

The Tiny House…Part One

There’s a huge movement going on that I’m sure you’ve seen – The Tiny House Movement.  People from all walks of life have taken on the task of building (and living in) small spaces they’ve constructed – be it converted campers, or stick built framed houses on moving trailers, converting shipping containers into homes, treehouses, […]

How To: The Perfect Turkey

My Mom never taught me how to make a turkey. Did yours? Despite the fact that every year in my existence she’s made turkey for Thanksgiving, I was never shown how.  Maybe I never asked, maybe I never cared, maybe she was so busy prepping a meal for 50 that showing a child the tricks […]

Mother’s Day Treat Pop Cake Bouquet

Happy Mother’s Day Weekend! In case you are still looking for a gift  for mom, here’s a fun and yummy project I designed for Michaels.  Yes, THAT Michaels!  I now do projects for them about once a month, and you’ll be able to find the results on their website.  Fun, right?  I know, I know.  […]

Spring Cleaning & Getting Organized

This post brought to you by Rubbermaid® All AccessTM storage containers. All opinions are 100% mine. This past weekend was gorgeous. Sunny, not too hot, not too cold…the perfect kind of weather to put me in the mood to throw away every single thing in my house and start all over. Are you like that […]

Quick Valentine Caddy

Have you ever been on Pinterest, gawking around, and stumbled upon a craft so insanely easy you wonder why you never thought of it? Yeah, me either. But I’m hoping you’ll think, wow, clever idea that Doughmesstic chic had.  Wish I’d have thought of it. Because here’s the deal…it’s not really even a craft. It’s […]

How To: Wine Bottle Tablescape

Hello again! Hope everyone is surviving (and at this point in the game, I do mean surviving) the holidays.  I feel like we’ve been in the car, on the highway, in a hotel, in a guest room, at a dinner party, at a family gathering, eating a ham, eating a cake, eating another ham, drinking […]

Wine Bottle Décor and a Free Wine Lesson

We’ve been going through some wine around here lately. Like, a lot. I am a huge sparkling Moscato fan – it’s sweet. It’s bubbly.  It takes the edge off when a certain 5 year old has been trying my nerves for hours on end. When do the kids go back to school? I don’t know […]