March was an exciting yet rather weird month for me. Here’s what I mean…
Exciting! I flaunted my mag and online features and even added a little silliness of my own.
Know what I finally did when I found Flea Market Style on the shelves? I opened every cover along the front of the stand to…
this… and walked away giggling. I’m so bad.
And then there was the one about the wild and crazy pallet desk I created for a whoppin’ $3. You wowed me with 100 comments! Whadda way to make a junk chick smile.
I’m still loving the desk, but I officially announce here and now that I want to do some additional playing with the top boards. Soon! Right…
Caption kinda says it all.
And then we went and had a bench link party.
Know why I’m showing you the above one? I’m kicking myself! I found one exactly like this at a thrift a couple days ago and I LEFT it. But I left it because it was a mini bench. If it had been full size, I would have proudly toted it home. I just need to get a handle on the strays that wander in this house at this point…
Weird but cool. Someone over at Pinterest has an AWESOME sense of humor. They flipped the works upside down for April Fool’s Day. Quick, go look HERE.
Aside from that, I blurted my source for incredibly inspirational photos which turned many of you into Pinterest addicts. Join the club!
My buddy Dan held a creative workshop in which I was hired on as the resident photographer for 2 evenings. Warning… picture heavy post! Moving targets are tricky to photograph and do well. Dan was pleased so that made me pleased.
144 comments helped me with some possible names for the possible book that I may be writing.
And here’s the deal on the book. Many of you are congratulating me and offering your kudos ‘as I write’. Thank-you!! Truth be told, no contract has arrived as yet so I’m not sure where the book deal is at this point. No contract = no writing so we shall see what happens. You’ll be the 2nd to know.
We then had a fab link party with the theme being bringing the outdoors in. Boy did this one give me spring fever! The sweet photo above is by That’s My Letter.
The chat about our girly decorating ways was intriguing! The funniest comment ever when was someone said they decorated girly in order to repel men! LOL Go Nita!
And then there was the one about the guest post I did over at Yanet’s on decorating with the things YOU love, no matter what. Guess you could say I was rather qualified for that topic, eh?
So… who’s been stressed out lately? I’m holding my hand HIGH up in the air. I fully admit I needed to write this post for myself at the time. So I did in hopes that it helped others in similar situations.
One of my alltime fav blogs, The Secret Garden Cottage bid us farewell. But so many of you came by and offered amazing support, that Jo decided to keep it online and add her incredible photography when she could at her own leisure. I’m so glad. Every one of her photos belongs in a mag.
A rather sad and mixed up time for my family arrived when my mom’s birthday came upon us. And then her house sold. And then the anniversary of her passing came. Just… alot.
85 wonderful comments later of support and offering prayer really lifted me up. Thank-you!
Fabulous kitchen ideas came from all over for this shindig! The above ultra rustic and creative idea for shelving is from Inspired by Charm. LOVE Michael’s style in most everything he does.
When spring break broke out, so did the sunshine in our land of rain, so we hit the great outdoors with a little putzing around. Can you find any pretty flowers in this pic? I mean other than my son’s pj’s. The post shows you a few hidden gems in the mix of dried leaves and broken twigs.
And then after all my sticks and twigs cleaning, I got inspired for pretty and grabbed a ton of photos off Pinterest, encouraging you to dream up some wonderful new thing for your yard this year. Cuz later in spring we’re gonna have a Dream Yard linkup! So read this and see what’s up!
The wall decor theme on SNS was awesome! I mean, check out this hen coop turned indoor shelving, housing the most wonderful treasures ever. I gasped when I saw this piece. I have the same one in my garage holding tools! I must change that… The awesome photo above is from Buckets of Burlap.
My newest creation came with a touching story that related to one of my favorite guys ever.
Will I EVER sell stencils?
And I recieved quite a few emails on asking if I’d consider selling the stencils I create.
At this time, selling decals is not something I desire to pursue. I require the time to further develop where I’m heading. Should my decision ever change, I will definitely let you know!
However, I’ve come up with something even better and more price efficient in the longrun for you, so stay tuned for some new upcoming ideas.
And then I took you along on a tour of creating instant shelving for your home, thanks to some wonderful affordable shelving from Ikea. If you fear installing, you need to check out this tutorial. It’s DEAD EASY to follow.
In other news:
I have some great news for those with Etsy shops and viewers alike!
BlogHer hosted blogs such as mine can now do reviews and giveaways right on the main blog itself with fewer restrictions! If you have an item you’d like reviewed or have always wondered about the wonderful world of offering a giveaway or sidebar sponsorship, you can read up on
Funky Junk’s advertising terms HERE.
So that was March in a nutshell here on Funky Junk. I also invite you to ask any questions you desire to know in comments. I’ll be answering questions in the comments area, so if you ask something, please check back.
Thank-you for a very enjoyable March! It’s been a blast, as always.
See you Friday 7pm Pacific with your BURLAP projects on SNS!
And then on Monday for the start of the Parade of Homes, with the first stop being right here at FJI! Goodness… if you think my posts are long, wait til you visit THAT one!