Archives for January 2012

Painting Peacocks with my blog girlz

Last Wednesday night a few bloggers had a mini get-together here in Austin, Texas! It was so fun!! We all met up at a place called Painting With A Twist. Basically, they walk you through how to paint a picture. Our night was "Painting Peacocks!" L to R: Me, Jamie, I suck and can't remember her name, Dana, and Jessica. Jamie from C.R.A.F.T. planned the evening by hosting a giveaway for a free ticket, and I happily tagged along (and paid full price). I'm sure there are painting classes like this one in your town, you might have to google it. Here we all are just getting … [Read more...]

Guest Blogger: Potholes & Pantyhose

Today I'm turning my blog over to one of my favorite people. Rebekah from Potholes and Pantyhose and I became fast friends over a year ago (wow, I can't believe it's been that long!). Not only is she a super cool gal, but she also is a blogger! Yay! I absolutely LOVE her style and sense of humor. Her blog so pretty to look at and she also has really great content. Rebekah use to have a pretty big following online, but her blog crashed (kinda my fault. sorry!) and it took her over 8 months and a hired professional to get her up and running again. Because blog years are like dog … [Read more...]

From Stairwell to Hallway. The story of the gallery wall.

The gallery wall in the stairwell is outta here! {15 months ago...} I tried. I really tried. But this gallery wall has been a thorn in my side since day one. It makes me cray-to-the-zeeee! I thought the issue was the wall color. So I painted the stairwell yellow to match my foyer (I also painted under the railing white). The frames also ended up with a nice coat of white spray paint. Still hated it. So I took all the little kitchy crap and shelves down. Maybe it will look better with just frames. Even worse. Then one day... I was just over it. Totally … [Read more...]

Hookin Up with HoH #84

Welcome to Hookin Up with HoH #84! Holy cow, last weeks links were crazy! There were so many amazing ones {especially the recipes!} I had a really hard time picking my favorite top 12. ** 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! !! Any projects I feature will be pinned … [Read more...]

Headboard turned sofa table turned buffet table turned…

Today one of my friends asked me how I can have blogged for almost 2 years now. Wouldn't I run out of content? How do I always think of what to write about? Well, in short, if there's one thing I'm good at, it's talking! ;) My kids get in trouble for talking in class at school. Their teachers will ask me what they can do to get my kids to just stop talking already! Honestly, I don't know. I apologize for my children's behavior and offer up a few half-hearted suggestions like taping their mouth shut or removing their vocal cords. Nothing works. Poor teachers. They really … [Read more...]

New Expedit shelving in K’s room

Well hey there! I hope you had a fabulous weekend. We've been busy around here just trying to get this place organized once and for all! Maybe by the end of 2012 I'll feel like everything is in it's place. Last week I showed you my 7 year old daughters room makeover progress. I had just hung some floating shelves (IKEA Lack shelves) above a little sofa table. Eventually this area will be for all her jewelry, (play) makeup, nick-knacks, and desk area. Unfortunately, all this switching around in her room has left quite a huge mess of toys on her floor. The … [Read more...]

Hookin Up with HoH #83

Well hello there my friends! I hope you are having a smashing week so far. I've been meaning to tell you but I keep forgetting - I'm headed to Blissdom and Haven conferences this year. If you are going to either let me know! I'd love to meet as many cool people as possible while I'm there. :) 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 … [Read more...]