Baking brown butter treats at home
Taking pictures of two girls
Easter Family Picture
Pictures of a ballet dancer in her tutu

DIY Valentines Heart Cut-Out Plaque

DIY Valentines Heart Cut-Out Plaque by Teal & Lime for

Hello, Kristen Duke fans!  Isn’t she awesome?! I have been a huge fan for years, and was super excited to meet Kristen, and hear her speak, at a conference last August.   My name is Jackie Hernandez.  I am the creative force behind Teal & Lime, a blog and business with one goal; empowering you to decorate your own home in an easy and approachable way.  I am delighted to fill in for Kristen today… Continue Reading

Heart Carved Tree Stump

heart carved tree stump

It’s the 10th of January and I am so excited to have our group of talented bloggers back for another blog hop! This month the theme is HEARTS and I just know you are going to love (no pun intended!) these projects that are sure to get your creativity flowing for Valentine’s Day… which is just around the corner! I’d love for you to pin our collage below, check out my Heart Carved Tree Stump… Continue Reading

Handmade Christmas Pillows

handmade christmas pillows

It may be a tad late to order these handmade Christmas pillow covers for this year, but I thought they were so adorable I just wanted to share. Grab ‘em for next year, and at the very least, take a look at these adorable handmade shops. I love highlighting small businesses, because there is so much unique-ness and originality out there. I did a little etsy search a few weeks ago for Christmas pillow covers,… Continue Reading

Whimsical Hot Air Balloon Craft

hot air balloon

For those that don’t know, I proclaimed at the beginning of the year, a goal to work on a room a month in my home.  I had so many partially “done” rooms, but couldn’t get the gumption to just call them DONE!  As you can see from my Home Tour, I’d done pretty well. I was on a roll with my plan until mid July when we had some family move in with us, and my… Continue Reading

Fall Decorations at Pier 1

Pier 1 Fall Decor

Is it just me, or is it tricky to decorate for Fall and Halloween at the same time? I think September and November are for Fall with October for Halloween, but some don’t “do” Halloween, and keep fall decor up the entire time!  So I’ve got a bucket full of fun that I put up in September, took it down for the month, then back up in November. Anyone else?  I’m sharing today some of… Continue Reading


living room

I’m partnering with World Market again to share about their Spruce Up Your Space campaign. A lucky winner will get a 5,000 shopping spree to WORLD MARKET!!! Pretty stinkin’ exciting, eh?  If I had 5,000 to spend at World Market on a room of my choice, I’d pick the very first room that you see upon entering my home.  My front room is supposed to be a dining room, but we’ve made it our living… Continue Reading

Family Room Makeover {diy}

Family Room Makeover

I’m happy to share today, my JUNE room of the month…my goal is to post it by the end of the next month, and here we are on the last day of July!  Introducing, my Family Room Makeover. This room is where we spend the most time as a family.  We play games here, we read scriptures, have family meetings, watch movies, take Sunday naps, read books, cuddle on the couch, build forts, and it’s… Continue Reading

How to make a Colander Light Fixture {DIY}

colander light fixture

I shared my Citrus Inspired Kitchen recently, and one of my favorite features is the colander light fixture in our table nook. Today I’ll share the simple tips so you can make your own. I figured if I could find a similar fixture, then I could just take it apart and replace the bowl part. I found a giant 7 quart orange colander, and was so excited!  I had seen already made colander light fixtures… Continue Reading

Citrus Inspired Kitchen Makeover

Citrus Inspired Kitchen Makeover

I sure do love a little citrus in my life. I’ve had the colorful accents in my kitchen for several years now, but just with spatulas and bowls. My Citrus Inspired Kitchen Makeover brings me happiness, even it isn’t 100% how I’d like it. You see, my husband LOVES the cabinetry in our kitchen. The man doesn’t have much of an opinion about our home projects, but on my desire to paint the cabinets white… Continue Reading

Master Bedroom Makeover

turquoise bedroom

My Master Bedroom Makeover has been dragging along, and I’m so happy that the day has arrived to share and I can consider it DONE! My husband built  our homemade bed almost 2 years ago, drapes hung a year ago, walls/ceiling painted 8 months ago, it was simply the finishing touches that I just couldn’t seem to hammer down. I dedicated the month of April to finish, and I did!If you didn’t realize, my goal… Continue Reading

How to make Fingerprint Art

how to make fingerprint art

I’d seen a few examples online of fingerprint art, but I wanted to go on a grander scale for my project with the pallet in our Master Bedroom Makeover. I had a bunch of leftover planked boards (that resemble pallet pieces) from my Girls Fancy Bedroom Makeover project in my garage, so I slapped the pieces together, then cut them in half to make a piece for each side of the headboard. I love how… Continue Reading

Girls Fancy Bedroom Makeover

home decor

I’ve been dreaming of this day for over six months, to be finished with my Girls Bedroom Makeover and reveal and share it with all of you! If you remember back last fall, I begged everyone I knew to vote for my girls in a room makeover. We were in the top ten, and they made the cutest little video with a song that we’ve been singing for 6 months….”We need our room to be,… Continue Reading

My Easter Mantel with World Market

spring decor

I’m just going to admit right now, that Easter is my least favorite holiday to decorate for. It’s not that I don’t love the meaning behind the holiday…but I don’t really care for bunnies. I know, call me heartless. I also don’t care as much for pastels, so for my Easter mantel,  I decided to go for more bold  colors, and I found some fun stuff at World Market! I had just a few Easter… Continue Reading

Little Girls Play Vanity Table


My husband built this adorable play Vanity for our girls, and finished it JUST before midnight on Christmas Eve! He only started it a few days before at my request, and I love how it turned out! I originally pulled up plans for a play vanity from my friend Ana White (who by the way featured plans she made from my Sliding Barn Door TV cover on her site here), but then we modified the… Continue Reading

Top 12 posts of 2012

Top 12 Posts of 2012 at Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke

Happy New Year’s Eve Eve, friends,  It’s been a fabulous year! I got to travel from New York City to Alaska, and a few other places in between. I connected with other bloggers at a few conferences, and crossed some things off my bucket list. I got to delight in the joy of my children, and have some quality time with my husband. I started painting rooms in my house, lost 25 pounds, and continue… Continue Reading