Just a few things I write about...
  • Lets Create
    Lets Create: Here you'll find ideas & inspiration for d.i.y projects, wreaths, wood crafts, how-to & ways to re-use items & much more.
  • House & Home
    House|Home: Here you'll find room reveals, holidays recipes, reads + decor, home project list & a home tour.
  • What's Cooking
    Recipes: Here you'll find recipes for appetizers, main courses, sweets + desserts, snack ideas, recipes I've tried from Pinterest & much more.
I'm so happy to welcome you to the MapleStone Home blog! This is where I, along with my wonderful DH Jeff (who's my builder of dreams...whatever I dream up or inspiration I find, he builds); share all the diy projects, crafts, hobbies, recipes, what I've read and happenings within our North Carolina home.

Life Lately

property of - tarenley cottage


So, how many of you made resolutions in January? I stopped making resolutions many years ago, but for the past couple of years I've used the month of January to set weekly and/or monthly goals and to plan out home projects. None of the plans are set in stone, because life happens! But I still like to have a detailed list of what needs to be worked on.

Here is a look at my partial list:
  • Guest bathroom - paint tile around tub, repaint walls, repaint cabinet, frost window
  • Bedroom #3 ( grandsons room) - have new carpet laid, repaint walls, finish painting diy closet organizer, repaint all doors and trim
  • Bedroom #2 (guest/office) - have new carpet laid, paint walls, paint doors and trim, start and finish DIY closet organizer
  • Master bedroom - touch up paint, have new carpet laid, put finishing details on DIY closet organizer, repaint doors and trim.
  • Living room, dining room, foyer - lay new flooring, add board and batten  2 Fourier and dining  room, paint walls, doors and trim, change front door
  • Kitchen - remove all flooring and all cabinets, lay new flooring, bring in new cabinets, paint walls, doors, & trim, install new garage door and back exterior door
  • Sand buffet down then paint. 
  • Finish my grandsons Afghan (it was supposed to be done by Christmas....BUT....🤷‍♀️)
This is a very small version, but you get the general idea.

Well, there was my month! How was yours?

Thank you for stopping by.
Enjoy your day,