Monthly updates from Our Little Red house.

“ When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice-once for herself and once for her child.” Sophia Loren I think I finally figured it all out. Why these months seem to be flying by so much. It’s because it feels like we are…

In the Garden…DIY a little $1 store birdhouse kit.

September is my least favorite month to be out in the garden. Our temps are usually very hot during August and September, all through the day and all through the night. This summer and the beginning of Fall haven’t been so bad which surprises me. It is actually really nice right now out there, we…

DIY French door bookshelf.

Remember that old french door I rescued from the city dump when I brought it home and made it pretty again? I painted the glass with transparent glass paint I made using clear Elmer’s glue and acrylic paints. Acrylics work well but food coloring works better. I added lights to the back so the door…

A collection of vintage rag dolls.

Do any of you remember Little House on the Prairie? I loved that show way back when. I remember Laura’s baby sister always carried around a little rag doll her mother made for her. Whenever I am out shopping at the antique shops I always come across hand made rag dolls. I have always loved…

Dollar day do over…repurposing a vintage jewelry box.

  Hey everyone! This is a re-post of a Dollar Day Do-over originally posted in May, 2021 . I thought you might like it as it is a very easy Shabby Chic DIY. Enjoy “ When I make of my hands, I give of my heart.”  I went out junking the other week and came…

A summer time rummage sale.

Stopped off at a favorite rummage sale we have here in our city every summer. It’s at a huge Catholic church. The sale helps raise money for children’s programs within the church. There are several rooms filled with all kinds of items. The main room, which is the room where I believe the Catholic school’s…

Christmas in July.

Here in America we do something called Christmas in July. Mostly it’s just another reason to shop indoors when everything is hot outside and there’s not a whole lot to do. It’s not like the real Christmas. Just a summer time event to get early Christmas décor made, shop for Winter décor and maybe even…

Rock art for the kids.

Summer is here and you all know what that means. We need to find fun ways to entertain the kids. When my kids were little and we were fixing up Our Little Red House up north we would take the kids down to the creek to explore and splash around in the swimming holes. Before…

In the garden…some old photos from the past.

Taking a little break from blogging so this months garden updates will just be a few of my favorite photos from some garden gifts as I like to call them. I hope you all are having great gardening days and peaceful mornings where ever you are. Happy gardening everyone. My favorite season in our garden…

DIY a toy planter truck.

I saw this in a magazine and thought how cute is this. I just happen to have a tiny ornament truck packed away in my Christmas supplies. I wasn’t sure if it would work but thought I give it a go. I used acrylic paint to change the color closer to the truck in the…