Archives for September 2011

Mean comments; plus some bloging tips

Let's talk about Mean Comments. Source: etsy.com via Teresa on Pinterest There will be a time, one day when you are not expecting it, that you will receive a mean comment. No matter how well prepared you think you are, it will knock the wind out of you. It has the power to ruin your day, as well as damage your confidence. Source: gotbyouthblog.tumblr.com via Rebecca on Pinterest So, how do you deal with mean comments? I wish I knew the magic solution. I've got a great support system of people who love my blog, so when I get a mean comment I'll try to go back and read … [Read more...]

Hookin Up with HoH #68

Yo yo wuz up?! Are you ready to party like it's 1999? So, are you new here? I throw the Hookin' Up with HoH Party every week to give all of you a chance to find other awesome blogs to read. Below you will find several hundred mini links to other people's blog posts. Have fun browsing through the links in search of new ideas. Also, if you are a blogger, please feel free to add your own links to the list! Awesome new feature: Any projects I feature each week I will pin on Pinterest for everyone to see! Follow me on Pinterest to get in on the pinning action. * Please refrain … [Read more...]

GIVEAWAY: Dremel Saw-Max; plus a new Chip Wade video!

** This giveaway is now closed. The winner is: comment #109 - Mary B** Dremel is at it again! This time they've created the brand-new Dremel Saw-Max!! My heart is pitter-pattering just looking at this new tool. Seriously. My brain is over-loaded with ideas of projects I can do with this saw. I've got a top-secret sneak preview of Chip Wade (swoon. sigh.) showing you how to easily use the new Dremel Saw-Max. The general public won't get to see this video until next week. ;) This months "Tackling America’s To-Do List" video is from the Dremel brand. As with last month’s vid … [Read more...]

3 projects; 1 post. Tackling the foyer.

Would you believe me if I said I checked off THREE more projects from my to-do list?! Well, guess what? I did. For realz. I have now checked Projects 17, 18, and 22 off my list. What? Oh, you want to know what those projects are?! Okay, sure I'll elaborate. I have finished: Project 17: Replace light fixture in foyer. Project 18: Finish painting foyer. Project 22: Replace light bulb on front porch. Project 22 is a no-brainer so I don't have any "after" pictures for you. But Projects 17 & 18 were quite the ordeal, so I've got loads of photos of the process to … [Read more...]

You turned a headboard into WHAT?! (Project #23 done)

Last week I shared a list of 24 projects with you that I seriously need to finish. Or else. I've put these things off for far too long, and I just need to get.them.done. once and for all. Monday I showed you my finished Project #10 (pictures for piano room), and today I'm happy to report that I've checked another project off the list! Which project did I tackle next? Why, it's Project #23: Finish the King Size Headboard project. I haven't been THIS EXCITED about a project in a very long time. It took me several months, but I'm so thrilled to report that this … [Read more...]

Hookin Up with HoH #67

Are you new here? I throw the Hookin' Up with HoH Party every week to give all of you a chance to find other awesome blogs to read. Below you will find several hundred mini links to other people's blog posts. Have fun browsing through the links in search of new ideas. Also, if you are a blogger, please feel free to add your own links to the list! * Please refrain from posting links to shops and stores. RECIPES/FOOD now has a separate link. Please make sure to link your recipes on the new link at the bottom. Here are some highlights from last weeks party... Tres … [Read more...]

Good Mood (board) Master Bedroom Edition

I've been invited to participate in a Mood Board Series kicked off by Cassity from Remodelaholic. For this edition we are creating mood boards for Master Bedrooms. I've never really created a "real" mood board, and trust me, they are harder than they look! I love to decorate, but putting together an entire room before you even begin the room is daunting. I'm more of a decorate-by-the-seat-of-my-pants-over-several-months type of gal. I plan as I go, and make purchases as the room begins to come together. I decided to create my mood board a little different than most. I wanted to … [Read more...]