When you won’t have people over for the holiday because you’re embarrassed about your HOME…..

Listen, I talk to ALOT of you about your homes. I meet you in person. I talk to you on Twitter. You comment on Facebook.  I  know many of you are just not happy with how your home looks.  Newsflash: I’m not either.  My house is a hotmess right now.  My kitchen is under construction. I […]

Joy to the World Christmas pallet project

  I finished my JOY to the World Christmas pallet project for my front steps!!!!  I’m obsessed with the word JOY.  “The JOY of the Lord is my strength,” says Nehemiah 8:10.  Joy is a choice.  And I want to be covered in it!  LITERALLY. **Note this post does contain affiliate links. I may receive a small commission […]

Easy JOY barnwood sign for Christmas

This painted barnwood sign is such an easy DIY project but yet I get many questions about it that I thought I would write another post on it for you! EASY JOY BARN WOOD SIGN FOR CHRISTMAS   I have no idea where I got that old piece of barnwood. But it was short and squatty and […]

A LAST MINUTE Thanksgiving table idea that is disposable!

Welcome to my Thanksgiving Tablescape Blog Hop with 12 gifted DIY bloggers and their creations! Below you’ll find my last-minute Thanksgiving table idea that is disposable!   I know there are virtually NO MINUTES LEFT until the holidays.  But the good news is that these table ideas are quick, easy and 90% disposable when you are done eating on […]

Our first ever…. DECOR SWAP Party!

So last week my friend Samantha and I hosted our first ever “decor swap” party.  It was a ton of fun and we learned a lot from it! I’m going to share with you what we did and what we would do different NEXT TIME so that YOU can get some ideas for you and your […]

Some thoughts about your Christmas mantel and how EXACTLY is mantel spelled anyway?

    I {heart} decorating for the holidays!  So much glitter and shiny stuff and pretty colors and it’s just my lovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvve language. This year is a little different for us as our house is for sale. And just whatever about that.  Lol.  So, I’ve had to scale down my decor and “vanilla-ize” everything.  But I […]

How I made my vintage book wreath … with glitter of course

Last weekend a few of my girlfriends and I gathered to make a vintage book wreath. I had seen several on Pinterest and was itching to try it! Seriously friends…. this project is a lot of bang for your buck so to speak. It’s not a ton of money or time and it’s BIG!!!!!!  I […]

You still have time to make a Teacher Pail (a.k.a. “Brown Nosing Bucket”)

We have “Back to School Night” tonight!  So in typical “Jennifer style”….. I was making “teacher pails” or “teacher bucket gifts” for my kids’ new teachers….LAST NIGHT.  With just hours to spare.  Screeching in on 2 wheels.  I know some of you creatives can relate!  We work best last minute and under pressure.  EMBRACE IT if that’s […]

Our Top 10 Painting Projects of 2013

2013 was a crazy busy year for The Magic Brush team!  We did a huge variety of projects which is one of the reasons we love our jobs….it is never the same!!!!  I tried to pick out my favorite 10 projects in no particular order.  Here they are:   #1) We did an amazing tone […]

My first speaking engagement – I thought I hated public speaking?

  In the springtime, I was asked by a woman who I met thru The Red Apron to speak at her church’s Christmas Gathering Women’s event.  I, of course asked for details.  And when she said “1100 women in attendance” I thought I nearly may choke. Then she said that last year, one of their […]