Sophie’s Triple Treat Quilt Pattern

Sophie's Triple Treat ... a quilt pattern featuring 2 lap quilts and a mini quilt made with 1 layer cake and 2 yards of background fabric. | SimplyFreshVintage.com

There’s one thing you need to know about me, if you haven’t figured it out already. I LOVE QUILTING … everything about it, every single part of the process. From designing the quilt pattern, to picking the fabric, cutting it out, marking pieces if needed, assembling the blocks, and yes, I even love attaching and hand-stitching the binding. Seeing a finished handmade quilt on the back of my couch gives me warm fuzzies. Seeing my hubby or one of my kids {Read More}

Porch Makeover – Under Porch Screen Installation

Under Porch Screen Installation | SimplyFreshVintage.com

One of the many blessings of our house are the porches … not one, not two, but three. It quickly became apparent that our most used porch would be the side porch … the one off the kitchen. I’ve shared how we prepped and stained the posts and deck, and how we screened the porch. After about a week of dining on the porch, we noticed that “others” were joining our activities … “others” being those of the 6 and 8-legged variety, {Read More}

Patriotic Dish Towel Pillows

Decorating your home for the holidays doesn't have to be expensive. This tutorial for transforming dish towels into pillow will bring festive color to your home in under an hour. - SimplyFreshVintage.com

Are you getting your home ready for the 4th of July holiday? I love pulling out my red, white and blue decorations each year. Inside and out, my home is getting ready to celebrate America’s birthday. This year I’m adding a few new touches to our porch. These new additions include a couple of DIY Patriotic Dish Towel Pillows. If you are like me, a trip to Target would not be complete without a quick stroll through the Dollar Spot. {Read More}

Mother’s Day Photo Gift Ideas

Mother's Day Photo GIft Ideas | SimplyFreshVintage.com

Welcome to the Living With Style April Blog Hop! This month we are focusing on all things Mother’s Day…it’s only a couple of weeks away! Get ready for some great gift and party ideas, crafts, printables, inspiration and how-to’s as you move along through the blog hop. You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from All That Srocks. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup at the end of the post will help you move along {Read More}

Stairway Makeover

Stairway Makeover | SimplyFreshVintage.com

Do you have stairs that could use a bit of a facelift? You have some great ideas, but you’re hesitant to do anything permanent? I’ll show you how to transform your stairs in less than an hour! Here is what I started with … And about 45 minutes later, it looked like this … A Quick & Easy Stairway Makeover This is our back stairway … the one that goes from the mudroom to my quilt studio and office. Because of the {Read More}

Valentine Inspiration

Valentine Inspiration ... Decorating, crafting and recipes ... over 35 ideas! | SimplyFreshVintage.com

Love is in the air … can you feel it? I love the month of February. All the Christmas decor is packed and put away and I’ve spent a bit of time in January organizing the closets, cabinets, and drawers. Now that everything is tidy and clean and winter weather is settling in, I have a bit more time to spend with my family and friends in the evenings, do some decorating and crafting, and whip up some new recipes for {Read More}

Love One Another … Free Printables

Do you brighten up your home with touches of red and pink for Valentines Day? Here are two FREE digital printables to get your Valentine decor started. | SimplyFreshVintage.com

February 14. Valentine’s Day. A day set aside to celebrate love and affection. I love to decorate for Valentine’s day, almost as much as I do for Christmas. Adding touches of pink and red just seem to brighten everything up in the middle of winter. This year I made this adorable pom-pom garland. I love adding yarn and fabric to my decor … it adds a special softness to everything. Do you have any special trinkets handed down from days gone {Read More}

Home Decorating Planner Organization

Shopping for Home Decor? Wondering if that table or painting will fit in the space you have envisioned it for? Worry no more! This Home Decorating Planner will help keep you organized. | SimplyFreshVintage.com

How many times have you been to the store and stumbled across the perfect side table … you know, the exact shade of aqua with antiqued wax to give it that perfect shabby feel, the adorable little drawer knobs that would perfectly match the lamp, the cute shelf, eight inches from the floor, you can already envision the cute vignettes you’ll design there …  There’s only one problem.  You aren’t sure if it will fit in the space you are planning to put {Read More}

Eucharisteo … A Year of Thanksgiving … One Word

Eucharisteo ... Grace.Thanksgiving.Joy ... One Word for 2015 | SimplyFreshVintage.com

One Word. One Word small, insignificant, powerful … One Word to focus on, think about, reflect upon … One Word … One Year. 2011 … Change 2012 … New 2013 … Focus 2014 … Anything 2015 … Eucharisteo This will be my fifth year choosing one word. But this year I’m doing it a little bit differently. I’m inviting my family to join me. This year’s word is our family word. Several years ago, five to be exact, I was {Read More}

Capturing Life, Laughter & Love

Join the 2015 Instagram Challenge ... Capturing Life, Laughter & Love | SimplyFreshVintage.com

Life Laughter Love … three simple things that we all want to capture a moment of each and every day. Yet sometimes, most times if we’re honest, we’re so busy doing everything else that we completely miss those moments. I’m not one to make new year resolutions because I know that by January 10th they’ll be long forgotten, but I do take the last couple of weeks of the year to spend time looking at the past year and reflect {Read More}