Archives for August 2011

Against better judgement, I’m showing you my Bedroom

I seriously scored the best deal at Goodwill last week. I really want to show you!! But that would involve showing you my Master Bedroom. Trust me, there's a reason I've been too mortified to show you this room. Oh hell, let's just get it over with, shall we? Here's my horribly embarrassing, hideous, and completely undecorated Master Bedroom. See? I told you I had a good reason for avoiding sharing this room at all costs with you. There are so many things wrong with this room that it's easier to point out what's right. Which is pretty much the... um... er... is there … [Read more...]

Kitchen rail turned hanging planter

Back in April I was fortunate enough to have this blog featured in the monthly Dremel Newsletter. I took my idea of hanging a towel rail on the side of my cabinet to store my pots... ...and recreated it on another cabinet to use in the Dremel Newsletter. (They wanted a video tutorial of me installing it. ->video can be found here.) When I hung the rail I really wasn't sure how I would use it, but the opportunity with Dremel was too great to pass up, so I forged ahead and installed a 2nd one in my kitchen. Now that all is said and done, the rail has settled in nicely. … [Read more...]

Hookin Up with HoH #62

Please note, I will remove any links that are for items you are selling. It would make my day a lot easier if you would refrain from posting these links in the first place. Thanks! RECIPES/FOOD now has a separate link. If you want to link up a recipe, make sure to scroll down to the 2nd inlinkz button instead of the first. {Here's a great way to browse all the previous Link Parties.} Loved last weeks links so much I had to pick 13 instead of 10! Just Another Hang Up made her own wooden buttons. Go see how she did it. Awesome. Teal & Lime recovered her dining … [Read more...]

How to recover a lamp shade

Last October I found these brand new lamps from Target over at my favorite Goodwill. I've been using them as-is, but the reason Target donated them to the GW in the first place is because their shades are all dented and dinged up. Plus, let's just be honest here. This teal is not cutting it in my family room. I've been using the lamp on the {ugly} desk in my family room, and the teal is making my favorite art look bad (as is the desk and chair, but I digress). However, I have no intention in purchasing a new shade for a lamp I bought at GW in the first place, so I … [Read more...]

My dirty rug’s now looking so fly

This is my foyer. This is my foyer with a filthy rug. Any questions? The moral? Don't Do Rugs. Or wait, isn't it Don't Do Drugs? Um, ya. Never mind. I couldn't resist stepping back into the '90s for a minute there. Or was it the '80s? ("This is your brain on drugs" - remember that campaign?) Okay, I'll stop now. Moving right along... ::whistling:: So if you hadn't guessed by now, I have a really dirty rug in the foyer. What dirt? Seriously? Did you really just ask me that?! THIS DIRT. Even the poor rug was begging me to clean him. I've heard … [Read more...]

A year already? Shut the front door.

Like, oh mah goshhh. Can you believe We've officially lived in this house for a year now?! Where on earth has the time gone? In some ways I feel like we haven't done anything to the house, but when I actually look back at my archives I'm shocked at how much we've accomplished around the 'hood. I swear, I'm not planning on boring you to tears or anything. I just want to show everyone how far this little house has come in exactly one year of us moving in. Outside: We haven't done much with the outside of the house, but even still, it looks better than it did last year. We've … [Read more...]

Hookin Up with HoH #61

I hope you have had a fab week so far! Boy am I ready for the weekend. Any big plans this weekend? Please note, I will remove any links that are for items you are selling. It would make my day a lot easier if you would refrain from posting these links in the first place. Thanks! RECIPES/FOOD now has a separate link. If you want to link up a recipe, make sure to scroll down to the 2nd inlinkz button instead of the first. {Here's a great way to browse all the previous Link Parties.} Here are my favorites from last weeks party: My So Called Green Life gives a great … [Read more...]