Meet Mrs. Hines

bio pictureWelcome to Mrs. Hines’ Class, a virtual classroom where I share my passion for making a house a home.

I love sharing home decorating ideas that prove a beautiful home doesn’t have to be expensive.  Sometimes you’ll find me in the kitchen sharing recipes.  (Nothin’ brings a home to life like sitting around a table with a home cooked meal.)  And I’m often tackling a DIY project, sharing the progress with you along the way.

My goal in all of this is to inspire each of you to find your way to a better home.



Here are just a few of our most popular posts at Mrs. Hines’ Class:

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120 Clever New Uses for Old Things


Getting Your Whites White Again

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How to Make Curtains from a Sheet Set

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Hanging Your Art at the Correct Height

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A little bit more about me:

~I married my husband 16 years ago.   Does me being 5 years older than him make me a cougar?

~We have a beautiful teen-aged daughter, who is our only child.

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~I’m a Native Texan and have never lived out-of-state.  In fact, I’ve never lived outside the Greater Houston Metro Area.

~I love to spend time with family and friends.

~I’ve been a diy decorator for about 20 years.

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~I LOVE organization; an organized space is like a drug.  It gives me a natural high.

~I love being in my 40’s.

~I’m a cat owner.


~Cottages are my absolute favorite style of home.  There’s just something so inviting about front porches and intimate spaces.

~I can never get enough of the beach.

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~My Dad taught me how to paint and how to landscape.  He’s quite the handyman.

~My Mom and I love to go antiquing.  She taught me that you can find great treasures at thrift stores and garage sales.  Now, I love the thrill of the hunt.

~I LOVE to laugh.

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~I consider myself a writer and would love to one day be a published author.

~I enjoy having a glass, or two, of red wine with good friends and good food.

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~I’m a big time fan of the 80’s!

~My favorite color is blue; especially aqua.

~ My favorite music is anything from the 80’s, today’s country, or the sultry sounds of Jazz, and I love live music.

~I’m an oldest child.


~There are lots of places that I would love to visit including the deep South, the East Coast, Europe and Australia.

It’s been fun sharing a little bit about me and giving you a peek into my world.  I can’t wait to get to know you a little better too!

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After 17 years in an elementary classroom, Mrs. Hines retired from teaching to pursue her passions: decorating, writing and homemaking. While her formal education is in teaching, she discovered her talent for design at a young age and is a self-taught decorator. Mrs. Hines' DIY spirit has earned her appearances on the show Deals which airs on the Live Well Network. She continues to teach and inspire on her popular Lifestyle blog, Mrs. Hines' Class. Homemaking is Mrs. Hines' first love. So, when she isn't decorating or writing, you can find her at home watching television with Mr. Hines or trying to keep up with her teenaged daughter.

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