front porch makeover on the cheap

yellow wreath

  I have spent my life suffering from porch envy. Even as a child I dreamed of lazily swaying back and forth in a porch swing while my banana Creamie dripped down my arms. Over the years, I'm sad to say, it's only gotten worse. Now I dream of a glorious wrap around porch with inviting seating, twinkle lights, and hanging baskets of beautiful flowers. And of course there's a porch swing too. This is my front porch. Neither glorious nor … [Read more...]

make bowls out of records!

record bowl

  Everyone ready for  a super easy and super fun project?! I'm so crazy about these! I can't stop making them! First, head to your local thrift store and pick up some old records. I found mine for $0.50 each.   Preheat your oven to 225 degrees. You'll need a bowl that can go in the oven, turn it upside down on a cookie sheet.   Lay a record on top of the bowl.   Depending on the record, it'll … [Read more...]

From the Kitchen: jalapeno jelly


In regards to jams and jellies, I was spoiled growing up. My mom made freezer jam every summer. I never knew any different, I thought everybody had homemade jam. It wasn't until I was in college that I had store bought jam. I couldn't figure out what the disgusting spread on my toast was. I even wondered if it had just gone bad. Then my roommate informed me that's how all store bought jams taste. Bleh. It was then and there that I realized I … [Read more...]

decorating with straws

straw bits

Hello Happy Looks Good On You readers! I know I've been absent a lot, but my big summer commitments are finished and I'm back for good. I have so many fantastic things to show you all so stay tuned, there's gonna be some super awesome posts coming your way! I have a couple little decorating projects today that just scream summer. First, we're making a straw garland. Have I ever mentioned my affinity for garlands? Oh I have? Many times? Alright … [Read more...]

yellow fever


Busy, busy, busy. That's what I've been lately, but I wanted to get a post done today before I leave again tomorrow. Last week Curt and I went camping to our favorite place in the Sawtooth Mountains. I have some great camping posts I need to get on here, but it'll have to wait until next week. Tomorrow I leave for girls camp, wish me luck. So lately I have had  a terrible case of yellow fever. Terrible. Honestly, I don't know what I can … [Read more...]