The DIY Specimen Table… As a child, nothing is more exciting than finding the perfect rock, bug, or leaf while exploring nature. But, I am not a fan of them keeping “finds” in their room, pockets, or jars. But, I do want to keep encouraging them to discover nature…it is important. Let’s just keep the creepy crawly nature less…creepy crawly! This DIY specimen end table . . .
Archives for June 2012
I have been painting. What I am working on right now actually didn’t require much painting. But, as always…there is some. Darn it! Here is a peek of what we have been working on. And, these pictures stink. Just stink. Okay, a quick 411 on what is going on here. This is the before shot…kinda. Terrible. This is in the basement and is a strange combo of hallway, doors, windows, and half . . .
I am smack dab in the middle of cleaning my house. I am the oldest of 10… in case you hadn’t caught that. Family affairs are ginormous, huge, dinosaur!! And, often at my house. Such is the case for a week starting Friday. I don’t clean super well before guests arrive…I save that for AFTER. But…my kitchen and bathrooms do get cleaned and declutttered, Because . . .
Hey guys!! Are you learning great stuff at Paint Week? I sure am! Today, I asked a blogger friend of mine to share her experience in...imperfection. She had a heck of time with her kitchen cabinets. I wanted you all to hear that even the best of the best struggle, have a hard time, and want do-overs. That's okay!!! Being perfect is impossible! Meet my friend...Ange from Blooming . . .
Oh gosh you guys...I am terribly excited for yet another great group of guests! The guests this week are what I consider experts in...Paint! And today's guest is a gem... a wonderful lady, blogger, and painter person (yes, I am fully aware that is not a word). I am tickled purple that she agreed to share her brain with us today. I am tickled green that Linda from It All Started with . . .
This dresser re-do is still one of my favorites. Sadly, Eleanor and I had to part ways recently. She just is too big and heavy to fit in my adorable little apartment. No worries, though! She found a new home with someone who adores her almost as much as I do! If you follow me on Facebook I posted a picture of this sad beauty. And you all thought she was . . .
Wow…are we already on Event 3 of the Bloggy Olympics? Are you following along? I am. Last week Adventures in Dinner made yummy banana desserts. I made banana cream cupcakes. This week…who knows which host I am going to copy. Here are the choices… Primitive and Proper Craptastic The Bold Abode Well, then. And once again…Thursday and Friday is the linky party! I don’t have a project . . .
This morning was a good day. I spent it sitting around gabbing with 3 of my 9 siblings and sneaking bits of frosting and entire margarita cupcakes. Not suggested during swimsuit season. Ach, why not…who cares. I’ll be the girl with a bit of an extra gut. But, gosh darn I will be happy. 'Cause I just had a cupcake. Okay, let’s talk Margaritas. Lime, and Tequila, . . .
That title drums up ideas of aliens and creepy things, doesn’t it? Sorry, I didn’t mean to give you creepy dreams. Happy thoughts…pool noodle crafts....and!... Cupcakes!! It is stinking hot here in the Midwest. Everything is drooping. Everything is sweating. Sweat is coming from places I didn’t know could sweat. Things are drooping I didn’t know could droop. . . .
Cupcakes are a happy food for us. They are not the best for healthy eating, but they are the best for joy and fun and all things wonderful. We love both of these cupcakes for different reasons. Both of these cupcakes use the same vanilla cupcake base; a box mix. We add a couple things for more flavor...but they are basically just a box mix. It is the frosting, . . .
Umm…yeah. Usually I have posts up at 7am. Yeah, it’s almost 9 and I am sitting in bed writing this with yummy coffee. We didn’t come home from vacation until after midnight last night. It was my intention of grabbing Wi-fi yesterday to write this up. Have you ever tried to find Wi-fi in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan? About as hard as finding a decent restroom. Impossible. On top of which…my . . .
Hi all! I hope you learned something great from Event 1—decorating! And gosh darn didn’t you think your hosts were great! Ahem. If you are new to the Bloggy Olympics check out the schedule on my sidebar… This week it’s all about….kitchen! And the hosts are fantastic! Not as great as Team Decorating. But, pretty good. Joke. Without further ado go check out any of these great blogs for your choice . . .
after: before: In keeping with decorating week I upped my game and tackled my living room. Since I am hosting this event I decided a challenge was in order. This room has been in process for…years! And many projects over the last few months have been with this makeover in mind. So, I channeled my guest experts…5 days, 5 ways, Eclectically Vintage, and The DIY Showoff …and set off to finish . . .
It is such an honor to have Roeshel here today from DIY Showoff! Roeshel is a great blogger and an even better lady. She has been one of my regular reads from my first blogging days and one of my go-to blogs for design inspiration. To have her here is such a joy!! And with a mustache even!! Roeshel has great style with an eye for creative and thrifty...a great combo! And she puts it to good use . . .
hi guys! Popping in from gorgeous Mackinac Island to share one of my great bloggy friends. I couldn't just plug her post in without an intro. So, I am learning blogging on a phone! It's hard! Kelly's style is so cool and effortless its darn annoying. Good thing she is also kind and thoughtful. She is so out of the box in a classy, wonderful way. In decoratng my home I now catch myself trying to . . .