Archives for June 2013

A dramatic living room makeover from Measured by the Heart (guest post)

For the past several summers I have opened up my blog to allow other bloggers to share their stories with you. It's a great way to connect you guys with other bloggers that you may also enjoy reading. I love blogging and I love helping other bloggers by allowing them to share their stories with a new audience. So, having said all that, this summer is no different. Every Monday (and a few random other days) all summer long I have a special guest blogger scheduled to share an awesome project or tutorial with you! Don't worry though, I still plan on blogging about DIYing our new (to us) house as … [Read more...]

Before & After competition with One Project Closer (link party)

Edited to add: The winner of this weeks Before & After competition is The Weathered Door's Geometric Nightstand. Congrats! And thank you everyone for playing along! Every year One Project Closer hosts a Before & After contest benefiting Habitat for Humanity. Once again, this year I am partnering with One Project Closer to help them co-host their annual Before and After contest! This is where YOU come in! Enter your Before & After projects in the link party below. One winner will be selected weekly and each winner will win a $50 gift card. Habitat for Humanity is a … [Read more...]

Hookin Up with HoH #154

Welcome to another Hookin' Up with HoH! ** 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. Here are 12 … [Read more...]

A side table basket with tons of storage

Several years ago I scored this awesome huge basket at Target in the clearance section after Christmas. I have hoarded it and saved it trying to figure out exactly what to do with it. Obviously I could put a big ol' plant in it, but that seemed to boring and obvious. During a cleaning spree, the basket got turned upside down and a pile of stuff ended up on top of it. LIGHTBULB MOMENT! A table! Dur. But what a waste of all that storage space inside. So I flipped it right-side-up again and purchased a round piece of glass intended for candles. You can find them at Hobby Lobby … [Read more...]

Hookin Up with HoH #153

Welcome to another Hookin' Up with HoH! Happy to have ya! I had to unexpectedly go out of town today and did not have time to choose features for the week. The party is still on for tonight but I don't have any features to go along with it. So sorry!! If you have any rockin' awesome DIY tutorials that you would like to share on HoH, please email me about guest posting opportunities this summer. I will be out of town a lot and am opening up my blog to a few guest post spots. I get around 350k - 400k page impressions a month and have have over 10k+ subscribers, so if you guest post you … [Read more...]

The new floor plan (Texas house #2)

I finally have a floor plan of the new house. I seriously suck at drawing out floor plans using any free software. I can sketch them on napkins, but on the computer? Forgetaboudit. Well, thanks to my awesome husband, he whipped up a pretty-much-to-scale floor plan for your viewing pleasure. He even went around with a tape measure. This is about a bazillion times better than any one I could have sketched up, so everyone give Ben a big ol' fat high five. Colored dots have been added to the floor plan to help you find rooms easier. I am reusing all the images below from my My … [Read more...]

Hookin Up with HoH #152

Schools. Out. For. Summer! School's. Out. For.ever! Wahoo! Well, it's at least out until the end of August. I'm one of those rare moms who loves having my kids home all summer. No waking up early. No plans. Swimming. Vacations. Lazy days. Aaaah, I love it. And I love having my two little mini-me's hanging out with me all day every day. They are fun and hilarious, and we have a good time together. ** 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 … [Read more...]