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Cute Valentine's Day Decor With Recycled Jars!

Doesn't it seem to you like it's harder to find Valentine's Day decor that isn't geared toward children?

When I check the Valentine's Day section in the stores it is either filled with bags of candy and cartoon valentines for the kids to give out to their friends or it's just tacky, cheaply made things 😒

But it's easy to create some cute decor with recycled jars and it's cheap too... but not the kind of cheap as in tacky cheap 😀

Recycled glass jar valentines

The Littlest Vintage Cottage - Dollhouse Exterior Makeover

Recently I shared with my subscribers that I bought a house... a sweet little dollhouse! (If you aren't on the list and you want to be among the first to know about things like this you can sign up right here! You'll also get the free ebook mentioned!)
I had a dollhouse when I was young. My mom built it and a lot of the furniture from kits. It hung on the wall and was a Victorian style, kind of a mustard yellow color, and I think it was 3 stories! We just got rid of it a few years ago.

I found this cute little house at Goodwill and it was only $6.99 so I could hardly leave it behind! 😉 I like the size too.

But, it is in desperate need of a complete makeover though... inside and out which is why I decided to rescue it. We all love a good room reveal even in miniature form, don't we?

I have some exciting things planned for this little house. I'll be working on this throughout the year and I'll be DIYing most everything... even some of the furniture and of course I'll share along the way!

Let me introduce you to The Littlest Vintage Cottage!

Dollhouse exterior makeover with a new sandpaper roof!!

Upcycled Doorknob Photo Holders

I've got another cute Valentine idea to share with you today!

This one involves old door knobs!

Upcycle an old doorknob to make an adorable photo holder!

Little Hankie Bird & A Hankie Project Roundup

Today is Wednesday... the second Wednesday of January specifically... do you know what that means?

It's time for January's Thrifty Chicks Challenge!

This month's project challenge is using hankies or scarves, I'm so excited to see what everyone has come up with!

Vintage Hankie Crafts

Create a Healthier Home

Do you make New Year's resolutions?

Every January, I used to write out a list of resolutions that I’d forget or abandon altogether by February.... sometimes even earlier when it involved crazy ideas like... go on a diet... pfffftttt!😆 That’s just crazy talk!

Instead, I've been working on creating tiny habits that lead to big changes.

In 2016 I celebrated Earth Day by creating 3 new habits that help create a healthier home.

  1. I started recycling at home and I’m just shocked at how much can actually be recycled, sometimes I can even skip garbage pickup day because I don’t have anything in the garbage can!
  2. I started using reusable shopping bags. I still struggle a little bit with this one. I sometimes forget to take them to the store with me and it just seems like they multiply like bunnies!
  3. I started incorporating all natural cleaning products as I use up the old ones. I signed up for Grove Collaborative’s online delivery service. They are dedicated to helping you have a healthy, beautiful environment in your home. They do all the research and hand-select the best natural products, and deliver them (carbon offset) right to your door. And they have a 100% happiness guarantee so you can feel safe trying new products!

Grove Collaborative Offer

Treasure Trove Tuesday - This Week's Thrifting Finds

I'm back with Treasure Trove Tuesday finds! Are you excited?!

It has been awhile, hasn't it? I just was getting behind on getting things listed in my shop so I decided to try and stay away from the thrift shops for a while.

I was semi-good... I picked up little something I couldn't resist here and there but not too bad. So today's TTT is actually what I have found over the last few weeks instead of just last week 😊

And if you are new, TTT is where I share my latest thrifting finds for my Etsy shop, Little Boho Cottage... and some to keep of course!

New finds for my Etsy shop!

Updated 1960's Kitchen Reveal

If you've been around LVC for long then you know I've been working on updating my dated 1960's kitchen and today I'm super excited to share the final reveal with you!

You better get a cup of coffee or tea and make yourself comfortable because there are LOTS of beautiful after pictures and some before shots too!

1960's kitchen makeover

Rustic Valentine String Art

Christmas has come and gone, the New Year is here and now it's time to start thinking of Valentine's Day!

I have a fun little Valentine's Day project to share and it all started with a crawl space!

What?? 😕 A crawl space??😲 Let me explain...


Top 12 Most Popular Posts for 2017

We are at the end of 2017... already, can you believe it!?

With the close of each year, I like to recap the top 12 most popular posts for LVC. These are the top viewed posts for each month of the year! There are a few in this roundup that shocked me with their popularity!

I was so happy to see that many of the most popular posts are the Thrifty Chicks challenges! If you are new here, the Thrifty Chicks' is a monthly project that some blogger friends and I do together. On the second Wednesday of each month, we share a themed upcycle project. It is lots of fun and so I'm glad to see that you enjoy them as well!

Let's get right into it, shall we?

A look back at the most popular posts for 2017

DIY Macrame Kitchen Curtain

Now that all the holiday excitement is over I'm excited to get back to regularly scheduled programming here at LVC.

I always feel just a little depressed after Christmas do you? It's just so much preparation, shopping, music, decorating, etc. and then... bam, it's over 😢 I forced myself to work on a project today just to try and get over it and I will admit, I feel a little bit better!

Today I'm sharing the DIY macrame kitchen curtain I made. I only have a couple more small projects to do and then I'll be ready to share the final kitchen reveal!

Recycled Juice Can Lid Ornaments

I have saved the lids from frozen juice cans forever thinking they would be good for a project someday.

Well, someday has come! I made some simple little snowman ornaments with some of these lids.

Recycled frozen juice can lids become adorable snowman ornaments!

DIY Secret Book Safe

It's time for our monthly Thrifty Chicks challenge!

I gotta tell you though... after participating in the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop my creativity is a little zapped... naaahhhh, not really but I do need a little break!😊

I really look forward to our Thrifty Chicks challenge though so I wouldn't miss that!!

Today's challenge is books! There are so many things you can do with old books... like read them!!! Ha Ha!

I decided to make a little secret book safe!

How to make a secret safe from an old book!

My Vintage & Handmade Christmas Tree

Today is the final day of the blog hop, it's been a lot of work but so rewarding and fun at the same time... and my house now looks spectacular with all the new decor!

I hope you've enjoyed all the decor, craft projects, and recipes 😊 Today we are sharing our Christmas trees!

Welcome to the third annual 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!

Stop by every day from December first through the twelfth for new ideas you can use to make your season brighter!

Meet Your Hosts

They have all been busy as Elves creating, decorating, cooking and crafting tons of new ideas for you to try this holiday season!
 Lauren~Wonderfully Made I Vanessa~DIY 180 I Kimberly~A Wonderful Thought I Kim~Everyday Parties I Erica~Erica Ever After


My Christmas tree has always been and will continue to be filled with a mix of handmade and vintage ornaments with some thrifted and clearance priced new ones thrown in here and there!

I have some of the ornaments my mom made when she was younger, some that we made together when I was a little girl and some that my daughter made when she was little.

Every year I try to add some new ornaments.

A vintage, handmade, and thrifted Christmas tree

Holiday Front Porch

Ok, I want you to sing this like the song... 

♬♫ on the eleventh day of Christmas, the blog hop brought to me... maaannyy hooollliiidddaaayy pppooorrrcchheesss ♩♪😁


Welcome to the third annual 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!

Stop by every day from December first through the twelfth for new ideas you can use to make your season brighter!

Meet Your Hosts

They have all been busy as Elves creating, decorating, cooking and crafting tons of new ideas for you to try this holiday season!
 Lauren~Wonderfully Made I Vanessa~DIY 180 I Kimberly~A Wonderful Thought I Kim~Everyday Parties I Erica~Erica Ever After

Holiday porch decor

Winter White Holiday Table

Day 10! Day 10! Only two more days in the blog hop after today. We are sharing our Christmas or holiday table settings today.


Welcome to the third annual 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!

Stop by every day from December first through the twelfth for new ideas you can use to make your season brighter!

Meet Your Hosts

They have all been busy as Elves creating, decorating, cooking and crafting tons of new ideas for you to try this holiday season!
 Lauren~Wonderfully Made I Vanessa~DIY 180 I Kimberly~A Wonderful Thought I Kim~Everyday Parties I Erica~Erica Ever After

I wanted to create a dreamy, neutral table setting. I think I accomplished what I set out to do but you can let me know what you think!

Winter White Holiday Table