What creating a few empty hangers did for me (inspiration)

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I always hesitate posting topics like this whenever they hit a little too close to home. However I think this may be important for some of you, so I’ll risk it and jump off the deep end… 🙂 Truncated post: click to read more below It doesn’t matter what kind of car you drive or […]

Sat Night Special link party 118 – with Picture Perfect #1

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Welcome to Saturday Nite Special #118, the multi themed link party!  * Home Decor  * Crafts, / Sewing / Recipes * Theme of the week Every Fri 7pm  to Sunday 11 pm Pacific. So… do we have any big time gorgeous Picture Perfect reveals today? Due to technical difficulties, progress is slow on our two […]

Cheater baseboards and a special win!

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Ya know, there just isn’t that much more to do in my photo studio room makeover. I just can’t seem to land the time it takes to get it done lately. But here’s where I’m at. I desired some baseboards but didn’t really want standard schmandard. So I picked up some simple chunky 1×4’s sanded […]

Confessions from a procrastinator

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Some of you may have noticed I haven’t blogged in a few. There’s been a reason for that. I’ve been busy putting out fires. Nov 2010 See, a year ago #1 work computer (out of 2) died from a power surge. Insurance started begging me for info so they could get my claim to me […]

How to decorate a junk style mantel

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As soon as the Christmas mantel decorating came down this weekend, I was feeling the need for a trash to treasure mantel. What can I say… I was craving my rust and wood. 🙂 How to decorate a junk style mantel? Easy! Layer, stack, move around like minded clutter until it feels right and there […]

Sat Nite Special link party 117 – your fav 2011 outdoor project

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Welcome to Saturday Nite Special #117, the multi themed link party!  * Home Decor  * Crafts, / Sewing / Recipes * Theme of the week Every Fri 7pm  to Sunday 11 pm Pacific. I really love decorating the yard and view it much like the indoors, just, it’s outside.  Junk looks good anywhere after all. […]

On being an unintentional TREND decorator

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Apartment Therapy had a really interesting post today. (click HERE) They’ve highlighted as above, a few decorating trends and have asked if you follow trends yourself. (thank-you reader Susan Birk for letting me know!) I gasped AND smiled when I noticed I was in the lineup. (thanks AP!) YOU GUYS know I don’t follow other […]

When winter shuts us down

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We are still in our major cold snap! Schools shut down half way through today summoning parents for early pickups. So I put down the dayjob, braved the snow drifts and checked out the very white windy wintery wonderland. Mass mayhem! A regular type street was closed due to drifting snow. Accidents left. right and […]

We have ourselves a chalkboard wall!

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Our chalkboard wall is up! We did it! Or should I say Cody did it. I was having a few issues getting the paint to stick. We used a lightweight sponge roller where the paint was very thick and heavy, so it was going on patchy. I quit when it wasn’t working thinking we needed […]

How this fulltime dayjob / blogger / mom does it all

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Every so often I get asked, “How do you do it all?” While I may ‘do it ‘all’, I don’t always do it all that well. Here’s a typical scenario.. Get up in the AM, make coffee, wake up in front of the computer.Start playing around. Glance at clock, gasp! Wake up boy.After he’s off […]