Archives for October 2011

Start Being Awesome typography art

Hey you! Ya, you.. I order you to I made something. Something really really awesome. Wanna see? I found a piece of typographic statement art on pinterest* that was so amazing I even used it when I talked about mean comments last month. I'm really bummed though because the original source has been deleted and I can't find who to credit anywhere. If you know who made this, please let me know so I can give them credit! I LOVE love love this saying so much ("awesome" is kinda *my* word, ya know) that I just had to recreate it. I put my own spin on it though by changing … [Read more...]

Hookin Up with HoH #72

Welcome to my 72nd Par-Tay!!! Can you believe we've been partying for 72 weeks?! Wowzers. 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 … [Read more...]

THE actual real-for-real House of Hepworths (for realz)

Hey you guys! I have a little treat for you today! Well, okay, it's probably not that cool, but it's a treat for me at least! I have wanted a floor plan of my house for a year now. I've scoured the internet looking for it and it's nowhere to be found! I tried to draw one using one of those free floor plan services. Ha! It looked worse than a kindergartner's drawings. Well, I mentioned to one of my friends down the street that I wanted a floor plan (this house was built almost 6 years ago) and to my complete shock and elation she whipped out a floor plan for me! Turns out she and … [Read more...]

GIVEAWAY: Silhouette CAMEO + Starter Kit!!

** This giveaway is now closed. The winner is comment #448: Samnang Roeun*** Yes, you read that right. It's... Silhouette Time!!!! You guys know I love my Silhouette. In fact, here are just a few of the many projects I've made with mine over the past year...          My heart's beating a little faster just looking at all the fun I've had with my Silhouette. And guess what? Silhouette now has a brand spankin' new model! I'm not even kidding. Check this puppy out! Oh ya baby. It's the brand new and it's bad-er and even … [Read more...]

How to upholster a dining chair, Phase 1: removing old upholstery

Do you want to upholster something and just don't know where to start? Here's the first tutorial in a step-by-step series on upholstering wooden dining chairs. Today I'm finally going to tackle phase 1 of my dining chairs upholstery project! Yippie!! I've got a long way to go before I can check the finished chairs off my to-do list, but at least I can say that every chair has been stripped to it's birthday suit and is ready for a makeover. Removing the old upholstery on these chairs was quite the project. In fact, it was such an ordeal that I wished on multiple occasions that I had … [Read more...]

Hookin Up with HoH #71

Hey guys! Happy Thursday. I hope you've had a good week so far. I've been trying to finish up some painting around here. Shall we get down to business? I think so! 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 … [Read more...]

Make cheap Dollar Store Halloween Decor

There's still a good two weeks before Halloween, so if you haven't decorated yet, YOU STILL HAVE TIME! It seems like I'm always strapped for cash (who isn't?!) and I really hate spending loads of money on holiday decor that you use for only 3-4 weeks. So I did what I do best; I headed to the dollar store (Dollar Tree) and loaded up. I spent about $10 and ended up with an entire yard and mantle full of Halloween decor. I purchased the products above plus some spider webbing and a bag of moss. If you want to decorate for Halloween on the cheap real quick, head over to the … [Read more...]