A story about my life.  My love of decorating and sharing easy crafts.

Welcome to Cloches & Lavender, my name is Cindy.

Do you enjoy crafts with detailed instructions? Would you like to see how to paint furniture? And mix different colors, waxes, and glazes?

Do you enjoy seasonal wreaths too? Here’s a secret, if you follow my blog you will recive the bonus of my wreaths!

That’s great because you will find me sharing easy to follow steps to recreate the wreaths I make. I make these to work for any home decor and share great instructions. Often I share tips how to make it your own too!

I work with Black Dog Salvage Furiture Paint Company. There paint is fantastic and as time goes on I will be sharing more and more projects! And the best part if you buy it through my blog you get 20% off so check my painting projects.

Here at Cloches & Lavender you will find me upcycling pieces with chalk paint and wax to make pieces new again.  From furniture to accessories so don’t throw pieces away update them with paint for an entirely new look..

Mixing rustic and elegant touches adds warmth and character to our home.

Here you will find these projects as well as easy to make recipes for your family and friends. I love to cook and bake so I look forward to sharing some of our favorite recipes with you.

When decorating for the different seasons I find the food store is your best friend for decorating! The options are cozy and budget friendly especially for the holidays.

Let Me Tell You a Bit About Myself

I’m a born and raised Jersey Girl.

Making our house a home is my passion.  Marrying my best friend who also enjoys being my handyman has been the best thing in my life.

We enjoy doing most things together. I plan it, he builds it and I make it pretty.

During the summer you can find us watching the NY Mets everyday while working on projects.

I have had MS for 30 years and use a walker. But, I never let it take my joy of creating away. I love crafting, painting furniture, cooking and baking too much to let it rule my life. I prep wisely to get things done a my speed.

Also, I have Alopecia from medication. We are waiting for some sign of growth. My eyelashes and brows are growing back. This is so difficult to deal with especially for a women.

We have two mini-Dachshunds named Reeses & Peanut. They keep us on our toes and make us laugh out loud everyday. We are truly blessed.

I also enjoy collecting ironstone, transferware and thrifted pieces to add to our home.

Also adding French touches to our home decor is something I enjoy. But nothing too formal and stuffy I want us to live in our home not treat it like a museum. 

We enjoy all four seasons in NJ. However, cooler months are our favorite. We enjoy having fires, cooking comfort food and baking especially when entertaining family and friends!

Even though the cooler months are my favorite, spring brings lovely Daffodils to our yard.

And summer brings Hydrangeas which is a favorite!