Archives for October 2012

Hookin Up with HoH #123

Happy Halloween! ** 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! * Please refrain from posting links to shops and stores. Please note: RECIPES/FOOD is a separate link. Please make sure you are linking in the appropriate section. Check out all these awesome posts … [Read more...]

Andy Warhol inspired chair pop art

{I have been glued to the TV all evening watching the hurricane coverage. It's heart wrenching to watch. Ben and I (and our chicklets) lived in Long Branch, New Jersey for a year in 2008 so I have a special place in my heart for Jersey and its shore. Watching it get slammed with this terrible storm is just awful. And poor New York City. I cry every time I see more footage of Battery Park. I feel like Jersey and New York are my homes away from home. I hope everyone affected by this awful storm stays safe, dry, and warm. Please know I am thinking about you guys and crying for … [Read more...]

Most epically horrendous DIY disaster to date

Have you ever done something so incredibly stupid that you have to sit back and laugh or else you might just crawl into a corner and cry? Last week I made the biggest Do-It-Yourself blunder of my life. It was so horrible and such a huge mess that I'm going to say it was epic. Epically horrendous. And I don't use the word "epic" lightly. I decided after painting my mantle black that it would be awesomespice if all the doors in my house were also black. I have a thing for black doors. Love them! I started by painting the back door black. I loved it so much I tore through my … [Read more...]

Hookin Up with HoH #122

So, I sliced my pointer finger open today. Accidentally, obviously. Nothing serious, but I have to keep a bandaid on it. Working on a trackpad on my laptop with a bandaid on is like trying to work an iPhone while wearing gloves. It doesn't work. This bandaid is driving me B-A-N-A-N-A-S. Let me hear you say, this sh** is bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S. That's right, yo. It's bananas. And I'm going nusto. ** 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 … [Read more...]

Chair rail in the family room and breakfast nook

The last several weeks I've devoted to getting half-finished projects wrapped up and checked off the to-do list. I'm great at going full steam and starting a project. Finishing the project? NotSoMuch. I'm a 90-percent-er. I get about 90% of the work done and then get distracted with a shiny new fun project. I'm like a dog who sees a squirrel. Totally focused and then all of a sudden,... "SQUIRREL!!" It's time to hunker down and get these loose ends wrapped up. Even if I literally die of boredom. One of the projects that I've been putting off for months is finishing hanging … [Read more...]

New chairs for an Industrial Farmhouse Style

I have been really into the best welding magnets at Industrial Farmhouse look for awhile. I would describe Industrial Farmhouse as 'industrial metal warehouse with a touch of NYC loft' meets 'rustic wooden barn farmhouse with lots of chicken wire'. It's such a random pairing, and I absolutely love it. Bring on the ceramic barn animals and chicken wire baskets and pair them with anything from Restoration Hardware. The looks makes me ga-ga. Last month Dana over at House*Tweaking posted about some amazing Industrial barstools she purchased through Overstock.com. Aren't they just … [Read more...]

Hookin Up with HoH #121

I hope you all have had a great week so far. I haven't posted since Friday {{gasp}}. I came down with a cold and have been so dizzy I didn't think I could write a coherent sentence. Trust me, the lack of posting is probably for the best. ha! ** 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 … [Read more...]