web stats

Wood floors: the laminate vs. real wood debate

As you might know, in November we finally got new carpet - replacing very ugly, fugly white, speckled, stained horribleness. We debated whether to re-carpet the office or go another direction. Jeff's office is directly to the left of the front door and gets a lot of foot traffic. You wouldn't believe how horrible that carpet looked! No matter how many times I got out the trusty steam vac, those … [Read more...]

Paris Room: Reveal

Welcome everyone from Kelly's Corner. I am excited to link up for Where You Live Friday. This is my daughter Hannah's room that I redid for her birthday. She wanted to theme to be Paris. Here are some before pictures: And after: {Welcome!} {we replaced the ugly ceiling fan with a cute chandelier} {I hung a curtain rod over her bed with sheer panels and used shower curtain rings from Target to … [Read more...]

Paris Room Update

{not my actual room - too tired to post a real picture} ++++++++++++++++++++++ Hello my friends! Sorry I have been missing from Blogland today. I have been running around non-stop. This is the first chance I have had to sit down. But I did get some things accomplished! We got the yard mulched, the soil in the square foot garden containers. And I just finished painting Hannah's Paris bedroom … [Read more...]

Creative Fridays: ooh la la!!

Hannah is turning 10 next week. I can't believe it!!! She has decided that instead of a friend party she would like to re-do her room. She has always been a fan of fashion and Paris. So she wants to a Paris theme for her bedroom. +++++++++++++++++ These are some pictures I am using as inspiration for her room: This is a project I am making to give her for her birthday. Paris collages. I am … [Read more...]

My 200th Post Giveaway!

I can't believe it -- I've hit my 200th post!!! I have just loved meeting all of you and to celebrate I'm having a giveaway. And since I love Mod Podge, it's a decoupage giveaway. I decoupaged a 12 inch barn star and matching set of 3 picture frames. To enter the giveaway, just leave me a comment.If you want two entries, blog about it and leave me another comment telling me that you did. Plus … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits Thursday: Pink and Brown Party!

pink+and+brown+012[1]

We had a really fun {pink and brown} birthday dinner at our church last night for 200 people. We found some pink polka dot wrapping paper and brown polka dot wrapping paper and wrapped up some empty boxes for decorations. I found these little baskets to go along with the polka dot theme. Each table had a glass cake pedestal with eight cupcakes. The food was delicious. We had a chicken pasta … [Read more...]

Creative Fridays: Kitchen cabinet update on the cheap

ish+cabinet[1]

I saw this picture on Kimba's site and loved it! It's from Viv from ish and chi. Isn't it cute? I thought I want to do that! But I wasn't sure I wanted to be stuck with wallpaper if I got bored with it - plus, what would the wallpaper do to my cabinets if I ever wanted to remove it? So I thought, why not try using wrapping paper? I think the trick is to use a really thick wrapping paper. ( I … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday: Cookin’ Cuties

spring+decor+kitchen+cuties+003[1]

I am working on a fun Spring kitchen project that has been floating around blog land lately -- I will share it on Friday. I can't wait for Spring! I hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday! … [Read more...]

Nesting Place: I did it in 10 Minutes (bedroom) Finale!

bedroom+10+minute+003[1]

On e of my favorite blogs, Nesting Place, has these great tutorials on how to transform your space in 10 minutes. Today she is having a finale and everyone is posting their 10 minute projects. I decided to do my bedroom. Here are the steps she suggested: **************** 1. Make the bed: I found a pretty duvet at Target and added a bedskirt, shams and pillows from Pottery Barn. With coordinating … [Read more...]

Creative Fridays: Chair re-do & real life

chair+re-do+001[1]

About 8 years ago I discovered an unexpected decorating resource: JCPenney.com. It kind of flies under the radar. I have bought quite a few pieces of furniture through them. You DO have to put the furniture together, but it's usually pretty easy assembly. A few years ago I bought a couple of chairs to go at the head and foot of my kitchen table. I liked that they were upholstered, although I … [Read more...]