Hey, hey! Happy Monday! How are you? I am great! I am gearing up for company to come visit. FUN!! That’s one thing about living on an island. We get our fair share of visitors. :) Luckily, we mostly like them all. ;) We had about a year there where we had at least one week of company every month. I became quite the tour guide. Hence my knowledge of the top 10 free things to do in Curacao. I’m ready to get to doing a few of those again soon. You know how it goes, don’t you?!? You have these really cool things to do in your town, but you don’t usually do them unless you’re showing them to visitors. Or you have this really cool room in your house … or on the roof as it may be … and you don’t spend as much time up there as you could. Because it’s always there. I’ll just go up tomorrow. Or next week. Or sometime soon, for sure! :)
Holy cow, how is it September all ready? It boggles my mind how fast time goes by. Just boggles it I tell you. ;) (What does that even mean?) Here’s a look back on all that we accomplished in August, a little review of the month in minutes. And I’m going to mix it up a bit and add categories … then you can easily find the types of posts you’re looking for. You’re welcome. Let’s start with Projects!
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
It’s that time of the month again. Well, it’s already the second full week in June (seriously?!?!) so let’s get on it and put all of the links for what we accomplished here in May in one handy dandy little spot for you, with a few fun new things mixed in. The month actually started with very little productivity due to some fun vacation visitors. One of our favorite spots to take company is called the blue room … Cool, right?!?! So, while I was out frolicking with friends and supposed to be making a sign for a local spa, I highlighted a few of the signs I had already made here. I am happy to report, the spa sign did get made, it’s nothing extravagant, but serves a purpose. :)
It’s that time again. The first Monday of the month where we share an easy peasy, super simple, somewhat silly to post about project. And today, my friends, we are going step-by-step into my rooftop pallet bed making process.
What do you get when you combine daily hot temps with tall candles that aren’t ever burned? A hot wonky candle mess. haha I’ll be here all day. ;) I bought these candles about a year ago on clearance for pennies … and have just never burned them. I love the colors and other than their new and not improved shape, there isn’t anything wrong with them so I figured I’d try my hand at making them into functional candles.
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. ;)
I had dreams. I had visions. I had pinned beautiful outdoor beds, and spaces and had images of what was sure to be our awesome, Awesome, AWESOME new pallet bed on our roof. You saw this sneak peek this morning … And, I have to admit, I do NOT have all that I had dreamed of. But, considering that we have been talking about putting a pallet bed on the roof for.like.ever since we moved in, 2 and a half years ago, and we now have pallets on the roof with a mattress on top of it and a few cute accessories that will never hold up to the wind so I have to carry them up and down whenever we use the space, I am thrilled.
Hey hey! Happy Monday. Most of you in the states are probably off today, right? Hard to believe how easy it is to get out of touch with holiday schedules. I don’t even know if today is a holiday here in Curacao. Oblivious much. :/ Anyway, it seems like a good day to review all that was the month of March, with some new stuff mixed in for fun. For me, it was one of those months where I feel like I didn’t actually finish much. I worked on a lot, was a bit all over the board…but let’s see what was actually done, shall we?
Are you watching the show The Voice? I am in love with it. I love the concept. I love the coaching. I love Blake Shelton. And I have a new found love for Adam Levine. I mean, a man covered in tattoos, wearing a chunky cardigan … something about that combo I. am. loving. I do have a thing for juxtaposition. But what I really love… …is watching people follow their dreams. Giving it their all. Putting themselves totally out there with nothing but themselves, and their talent. It gives me goosebumps…it brings tears to my eyes. Standing in a fighting ring, belting it out against someone else with the same dream. It makes me wonder…what is my wildest dream? And, if I had the opportunity to pursue it, in a ring … competing with someone else with the exact same dream … and only one of us could succeed in that moment … would I hit the high note? And you? Do you ever wonder that? Or wonder about something else entirely? And … in contemplating my wildest dream, our little breadbox covered in random tile doesn’t seem so significant. But we already knew that, didn’t we … or we wouldn’t be living here. :) And, please be sure to read the word “awesome” sarcastically wherever you see it in this post. (These pictures were all taken before move in day in December 2009 … we were granted early access to do some painting and cleaning.) And have you done any super simple projects lately? Hopefully I’ll see you at the It’s a Cinch link party on Tuesday.
Hey, hey! Happy Monday! Well…here she is… Ta Da! Picture me with Vanna White arms, in a Vanna White outfit suitable for the tropics, standing to the side of the house showing her off…with a slight grimace. I’ve been getting a lot of questions about our little rental house that I affectionately refer to as our breadbox. :) And I say “ask and you shall receive”… … unless, of course, you ask for something I don’t want to give. So, I’m going to do a little breadbox breakdown. Sigh.