I am out of town for the weekend doing some fun stuff. The party kind. Well, with kids and friends. It'll involve waterslides, fast food, and fruit snacks. But...leaving town is still leaving town! And, we are going with some of our bestest friends...score! Anyhoo...I didn't get much done in the way of lining up posts for this weekend. So the very sweet and gracious Nat from North Shore Days . . .
Archives for April 2012
This post is sponsored by Duck Tape from Shurtech. Oh yeah baby! I love me some Duck Tape!! And when Duck Tape sent me a box filled with the stuff my brain started spinning. Duck Tape has always been one of my favorite products. I've been spitting out Duck Tape purse, wallets, purses, ties...you name it well before my blogging days. But...it's outdoor week. I'm supposed to be doing outdoorsy . . .
I love this... (from Martha Stewart living) I used this concept on my front porch. Okay, it's not even a close copycat. It's more of a...kinda copycat. I dipped the bucket in some leftover paint. And the branches in leftover paint. And smooshed them all together. And called the dipped branches decorating :). Although, on a smaller scale I am thinking this could look cool in the . . .
Oh. my. goodness. You all better read this. And read it again. And then come back again. Cause this was some serious hard work! It's my turn to host the Spring Party Week! And show you my front door makeover. Tomorrow is Artsy Girl Connection! Be there! Ack. I should have taken a picture of the true, true before. Of the junk, wood, bikes...yuck! See, this was our garage. Turned craft room and . . .
Today's post is sponsored by the lovely folks at Plaid paints! As I was browsing the products out there for jazzing up my house opening I saw these... (Anthropologie) Aren't they lovely. But, as these are from Anthropologie they are faaarrrr outside of my budget! So, I figured out what I loved about them and came up with my own version, a house number plaque... How cute is that? You want . . .
The Stinky Linky Party is in full swing until midnight tonight! We have handsome men, party food, silver dishes, and party clothes already linked up...come get your staaank on with us! And of course...these gorgeous earrings are up for grabs until next Thursday. Leave a comment HERE and you are maybe, if you are lucky, the winner! Okay enough talking now... to the pictures! My kitchen before my . . .
As if you want more tips. As if you aren't sick of hearing me act like I know what I am talking about when there are billions better at decorating them me. Humor me. Cause I took time to do this and gosh darn...you just sit there and read and pretend I am oh so wise. Thank you. We've gone over my new cabinet hardware and updated shelving. We've seen me pretend I have a green . . .
Yesterday I showed you (with hideous pictures) the updated cabinet hardware and open shelves that were part of my inspired kitchen jazz marathon. Well, aren't you the lucky readers... you get more! Do I here bru ha ha's from the peanut gallery? Let's jazz the kitchen on a budget of...0 dollars...please! Birch hardware yesterday....zero. Open shelves update...zero. (okay, technically I got white . . .
I have projects ready to go in the yard. Beds that need to be looked after. Plants that need planting. But we had tornadoes on Sunday woke up on Monday to blowing snow. My yard will wait longer. So instead...let's do some work on making the kitchen a purdy looking place, shall we? After seeing Desiree's from The 36th Avenue I've been itching to get at this kitchen! And because I am not . . .
Hi guys! Bloggy swap today with Janette from The Johanson Journey. check out her answers to the five questions and then pop over to The Johanson Journey to read my answers! And...I am guest posting over at Naptime Crafters as part of the Bundle of Joy Series. (did you see she had her darling little boy?) I am showing how to make Revamped flats with interchangable pretties. Go . . .
Wedding time is coming! Well, amongst our friends...it has begun! Wedding gifts are always tricky for me. I want them personal, lovely, and something they won't just send to the thrift store. This gift at least hits the first two. I don't control the last one... but gosh darn, I tried! (I promise that name sits straight when you look at it straight on) I bought a black shadow box frame and . . .
In case you couldn't tell already from my past recipes... This house plays with food. We don't play with food in the bad manners kind of way. We play with food in the...I want you to enjoy eating good things so I am going to make this fun to eat... kind of way. Isn't that the best kind! The Clare Crespo Cookbook must have been written with my house in mind. It is full of ideas for serving . . .
This is a great project I shared some time back at Life on Mars. I recently made a pillow from an old sweater. I had to cut off the arms off of the sweater for the project but I hated to throw them out...it seemed like such a waste. So they sat in my bucket of "stuff" until I thought of a use. Wa ha!! Flowers! Supplies: strips of a sweater (length and width is up to you), hot glue gun, stick, . . .
Have you met my boy, Levi? Yep, he's a goofball. A goofball who loves Nerf guns. A goofball who had a messy closet. A messy closet that was little, and didn't really hold much of anything. A little, messy closet waiting to become... Oh yes I did!! warning: Pictures do not do justice to the coolness of this little closet. just saying. Those walls are aluminum foil, Duct Tape, and upholstery . . .
Hey guys! Today's guest blogger is a great gal from the blog Nutmeg Place...Meg. She has a tasty treat for us today! Be sure to take a few minutes and stop by her blog! Hi there everyone! I'm Meg. A nutty, fur kid Mom who loves all things creative. I'm SO thrilled and excited to be guest posting today. I love Janel and jumped at the chance! I hope you stop by Nutmeg Place . . .