Happy, happy Monday! It’s pretty festive around here today since it’s party day!! Note: If you have any areas of your home you’re looking to hide you need to check out our giveaway going on right now here! This giveaway is now closed. Hopefully you’re here to link up your favorite Christmas craft projects from this year. Which means, if you’re here looking for some crafty Christmas inspiration you’re in the right place, too!! If you saw our Christmas mantel … you may have noticed this cute little guy. Late one night, while getting caught up on a few episodes of Revenge … ’cause nothing screams holiday spirit quite like a little revenge … or something like that. ;)
This week is the week! Remember in June when I let you know that OPC and their sister site The Better Half had invited tsb to participate in their Before & After Series? It is their 5th anniversary of doing a wonderful series that benefits Habitat for Humanity. A non-profit that is not only near and dear to OPC and The Better Half, but also myself and my in-laws. My father-in-law has volunteered tirelessly for Habitat for many years, he’s been his local chapter President and to this day collects cans for their cause throughout the year. Here’s a picture of him in his local paper.
Check this out … the monthly review in the first week of the following month. #surprisedmyselfwithmyefficiency July has always been a favorite month of mine … and it proved to be the same on the blog. I started the month begging asking for help as I started to undertake a living room redo. So far, as part of the Blogging without Borders series we have made a floating shelf and started work on DIYing a coffee table. I am reeeally hoping to have that for you at the next update. If this review is old news to you, head over to see what the other gals are up to. We had a bunch of fun with decor on this new floating shelf. Well, I know I did, I hope you did, too. :) From the initial attempt, an early fall mantel and the most recent where we finally brought ‘the girls‘ back and added a pop of color with a spray painted leaf wreath. How to Build a Floating Shelf Tutorial is here! I enjoyed putting together a round-up of 105 ideas for your 4th of July celebration. What a great resource! I was a day late so feel free to pin it for next year. :) And I also made another piece of pallet word art that I adore. It has been the perfect, sun shiny addition to our rooftop pallet bed area. July was also great fun for me as part of the Hometalk Ambassador team. I shared my tips for posting your projects on Hometalk here. And also had a blast with my girlfriends at our DIY pool party with Hometalk ‘swag’ here. Thank you so much Hometalk, and Miriam, for the wonderful opportunity. :) It gave me chance to help my friend Carol learn how to use … continue reading
Today’s the day. We’re embracing color. Celebrating it, even. Sometimes all it takes is just a little pop of color to pull it all together. Check out these fun, colorful ideas created by some very talented gals. I don’t know if I’ll ever see orange again and not think of Linda. She definitely knows how to infuse a little color and these orange fish sticks don’t disappoint. See what they looked like before at it all started with paint. I think these pink framed animals with a fabric backdrop would be the perfect addition to a little girls room. Andrea always creates the daintiest, prettiest things. Head over to The Cottage Market to see how she made these framed animals … with a little help from Junkin’ Joe. I think these washi tape covered keys on Kelly’s Mac Air are so cute. What an easy way to make something so functional a little pretty, as well. Find out how she made her template to cut the tape just right at Eclectically Vintage. Now, I am working to get rid of the red that is our couch set, but Kari uses red in just the right way with this yard sale found desk. And that cork top is a great way to hide a damaged desktop, find out how she did it at Thistlewood Farms. And for those of you who missed it yesterday, I added a little metallic green to our shelf decor and think it adds just the right pop of color. What do you think? Now it’s time to see what YOU’VE done with color! Link up your one favorite use of color. And then do a little mingling … it is a party after all. :)
I don’t know about you, but I think one of the worst feelings in the entire world is to feel left out. Whether it’s intentional, accidental, preventable, whatever. It always just sucks to not be included and know about it. No? And you know what one thing I have felt completely left out of since joining blogland?
Good morning! This morning we are on a jet plane, heading for a little vacation and to help our friends celebrate what is sure to be a fun wedding weekend. Congrats Adam and Marisella!! Maybe, while I am not doing anything that can even be somewhat construed as productivity in any way, you will enjoy these inspiring ideas to somehow re-use, re-purpose and re-invent items in your outdoor living spaces. And you can be productive for the both of us, thanks. :)
Happy Tuesday y’all! I hope you all had a fabulous holiday weekend and an opportunity to take a moment to remember the true reason for the day. How blessed we all are to be from the land of the free and the home of the brave. Spend any amount of time in another culture and the true value of freedom, equality and the ability to fight for your rights becomes crystal clear. How fortunate to be free. :) Now, let’s get this party started. If you haven’t had a chance, just click on the pic below to check out our brand new rooftop bedroom complete with a pallet bed as well as homemade candles, pillow covers, and unruly duvet along with a peaceful view. And, be sure to see what my MISSION: Possible gals accomplished, even the black thumbed Andrea. ;)