Oh the Places You’ll Go: Diy Subway Art

Paris Italy Germany, Ireland, Spain… They are all on my list of places to go. Just so happens, that my daughter has the same list.  Never doubt the influence you have on your kids…even as teenagers.         So when my daughter and I saw this subway art stencil in Michael’s the other […]

Creative Wall Art for less

  Hey Friends! I have some exciting news to share with you.  I’ve been keeping this under wraps for months now, and am so thrilled to be able to finally reveal that I was filmed for a DIY segment with ABC. If you are visiting from Live Well Network/ ABC, WELCOME!   ABC came to […]

Burlap Wreath Tutorial

As you may recall, I’ve invited Laura from Inspiration For Moms  to be a monthly contributor here at Mrs. Hines’ Class.   She is back today with a Fall wreath that I know you’re going to love. But before we take a  look at the wreath, I just want to take a moment to tell you […]

DIY Fern and Moss Terrarium

Hello friends!  I’m so excited to introduce you to a special guest.  Her blog  is filled with  creativity and inspiration.  The more I delved into her writing, the more I thought, “She’s a perfect fit for Mrs. Hines’ Class.”    So, I asked her to be a monthly contributor. And if you like terrariums, you’re […]

DIY Boxwood Topiary

I‘m inspired by nature. It calms me.  Maybe it’s the tranquil blues and greens, or the singing of birds, or the surprise of seeing fireflies dart through the trees. So magical! I find that bringing those natural elements indoors provides a soothing atmosphere in my  home as well. I think that is why I’m so […]

Decorating With a Personal Touch

teen lounge, media room, home decor, DIY art, gallery wall

  We use the third bedroom in our home as a teen lounge.  It’s a great place for my daughter and her friends to watch t.v., play  Wii and just hangout. One of my favorite sounds is of my daughter and her friends giggling well into the wee hours of the night.  And then, without […]

Spreading Holiday Cheer: Christmas Cards

There’s nothing like getting that first Christmas card in the mail to usher in the season. Last July, I gathered several ideas for displaying cards for my Christmas in July blog hop.  I’d like to share them again with you today.   Here are 10 ways to display those cards and enjoy them this holiday season: […]

We Gather Together for Thanksgiving Traditions N-S-E-W

We enjoyed a lovely dinner with friends the other night.  My favorite part is the visiting and fellowship.  There’s something about “breaking bread” together that bonds people together.  A relationship can quickly go from acquaintances to friends over the course of a dinner conversation. Tonight’s dinner conversation led to tales of  “the first thanksgiving with […]

Thanksgiving Traditions N-S-E-W Continues at Three Mango Seeds

We’re headed to the Midwest to visit Clydia @ Three Mango Seeds for the last stop in our Traditions N-S-E-W Thanksgiving party.  Clydia is showing us her front porch fall decor, just in time for welcoming guests on Thanksgiving Day. It has been so much fun seeing traditions from across the US and Canada.  And […]

“A Homemade Thanksgiving”: Decorating With Natural Elements

pumpkins, greenery, centerpiece, DIY, craft, home decor, Thanksgiving

What a thrilling opportunity it was to “hangout” with Ann Drake from On Sutton Place and Jane Windham from Cottage at the Crossroads! We joined together for a Google+ Hangout on Air and shared ideas for incorporating natural elements in your home decor, particularly for Thanksgiving. Ann shared a beautiful slide show of inspiration and […]

You’re Invited to Celebrate Thanksgiving With Me

Hey, hey, hey, hey…what’s happening?! A LOT is happening here at MHC (Mrs.Hines Class)! Today, Jami at Freckled Laundry, one of my lovely co-hosts of the Thanksgiving Traditions: N-S-E-W is sharing a denim and dot leaf centerpiece. And just in case you’ve missed the previous posts in our series: Heather at Setting for Four (Canada) […]

Features from the Traditions N-S-E-W Thanksgiving Linky Party

mantel, fall, recipe, thanksgiving, traditions,

I had so much fun sharing my family traditions, recipes and mantel decor last week! The tradition sharing continues today with Heather and Vanessa from the blog At the Picket Fence.  If you don’t know them already, you’re going to love Heather and Vanessa.  They are two very genuine, down to earth sisters with big […]

Pork Tenderloin in Raspberry Chipotle Sauce and Fall Mantel Decor

cook, recipe, kitchen, southwest, chipotle, pork recipes, entree, dish

Hey y’all, I’m so excited to be sharing my family’s Thanksgiving traditions with you! I feel so honored to be in the company of my wonderful co-hosts  At The Picket Fence, Freckled Laundry, It’s So Very Cheri, Setting for Four, Notes From A Cottage Industry and Three Mango Seeds  as we travel from North to South, East to West, and from Canada […]

Thanksgiving Decor, Crafts, Recipes and more

Hey there friends!  I just wanted to take a little time today to tell you about a link party that several of our blog friends and myself kicked off this week. I’m so excited to be joining  At The Picket Fence, Freckled Laundry, It’s So Very Cheri, Setting for Four, Notes From A Cottage Industry and Three Mango Seeds  as […]

saturday’s show & tell showcase

Thank you to everyone who linked up to Show & Tell this week.  I hope you took the time to visit some of the others who linked up too.  I am always in awe of everyone’s skill and the fact that you all bring something unique to the party. I believe today’s features will appeal […]

show & tell 24

Well, what do you know?  It’s Wednesday!  It slipped up on me this week with the long weekend, but I’m ready to see your latest Show & Tell projects.  You really out did yourselves last week.  If you haven’t seen Saturday’s Show & Tell Showcase, I hope you’ll check it out. 

show & tell, no. 23

Hey y’all!  Ready for another week of Show & Tell?!  I sure am.  As you can see in last week’s Show & Tell Showcase, there’s something for everyone at this party. You can share your latest home decor, d.i.y, crafts, recipes, tips, tutorials…if you did it, you can link up.  Feel free to link up […]

show & tell, no. 22

Hi friends!  I  hope you had a chance to see Saturday’s Show & Tell Showcase…lots of great features.  As I mentioned last week, showin’ off your links is my favorite part of hosting a party. I can’t wait to see what you bring to Show & Tell this week! Share your latest home decor, d.i.y, […]

Saturday’s Show & Tell Showcase

I like that y’all bring a little bit everything to Show & Tell: gardening, recipes, home decor, crafts, d.i.y., and various tips. It takes all of it to make a house a home, and I truly love anything to do with homemaking. So, today, I will feature one or two links from each category. Let’s […]

Show & Tell no. 21

Thank you to everyone who joined Show & Tell last week.  Whether you link up or do some window shopping, I’m always glad to have you! If you didn’t get to see the features from last week, be sure to check them out. And now it’s your time to shine at this week’s Show & Tell. […]

Show & Tell, no. 20!

Last week’s party was soooo fun!  It was the biggest party yet: most link ups, most clicks and most views.  Woohoo!  And like I always say, “the more the merrier.”  Link parties are such a great way to meet other bloggers, build relationships and get inspiration. Just to give you an example, it is through […]

show & tell, no. 19

“There’s a party going on right here.  It’s a celebration to last throughout the years…. So, bring your good times, and your laughter too…” ’cause Mrs. Hines Class wants to party with you!

versatile blogger award

I was reading through a comment Jana left me the other day.   She thoughtfully mentioned the bird’s nest at my front door, went on to say that she had a lot of projects in the works and hoped to join my link party next week…then my eyes grew wide with surprise when Jana said the […]

show & tell, no. 18

This past weekend, we were all curious about the chirping and commotion coming from a bird at the front door.  Our cat was really curious. . Sure enough, when I investigated, there was a nest behind my wreath.  So how have you been feathering your nest lately?  Come Show & Tell us what you’ve been […]

show & tell, no. 17

Hi, friends!  You may have noticed that I didn’t host Show & Tell last week.  I took a week off to rejuvenate and reevaluate. My goals for Show & Tell are to provide a platform for encouragement, community and exposure. I sincerely hope that you feel encouraged when you participate in Show & Tell. Based […]

show & tell, no. 16

I hope you had as much as I did at our show & tell party last week.  Just in case you missed it, here are some of the highlights. I had such romantic notions about having my very own greenhouse until Wendy shared her experience. I can’t help but be reminded of The Wizard of […]

Show & Tell no. 14

We had a great party last week!  It’s my pleasure to get to show you some highlights from last week’s party. There is a heart touching story behind this hand painted French tray by Fran at eleven-o-one. I can just picture Fran laboring over this tray as she wonders about the elderly man who sold […]

DIY Chalkboard

~Make your own chalkboard 

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

decorating with mirrors, DIY, knock-off decor

When I saw this mirror in Ballard’s catalog, I was inspired to transform my dining room mirror from this  to this. I already had the paint in the garage.  So, this project didn’t cost me a dime.  It doesn’t get better than that!  To achieve this look, I painted the mid section of the frame […]

New Uses for Old Frames

Those were the doctor’s orders after my recent surgery.  Once I woke up in recovery, I asked the doctor how long was I supposed to go without  lifting anything heavier than a dinner plate.  He replied, “Eight weeks.”  Like a two-year-old being told “no,” I shook my head in disagreement, and I asked him if […]