Furniture switcharoo and stuffing the Advent

So. How's it going?! First off, a huge thanks for all the well-wishes. I'll keep you posted. :) Okay, so I showed you how I moved the sofa table over to the staircase wall... In it's previous life it was a headboard. I cut it down, gave it a coat of paint, and turned it into a retro sofa table: I'm still totally diggin' the table. Like, A Lot. I like it a lot. You couldn't really see it very well behind the couch though, so I moved it where my kids art desk use to be: Which is just fine by me because their desk usually looks like a complete disaster. Don't … [Read more...]

flippin’ sweet (flipping the office and guest room)

The past few days have been cra-aaaaa-zy around here. I'm so sore and tired. My joints are aching. Wanna know why? Well, too bad, I'm telling you anyway. :) Besides deciding to start a rigorous running program (I'm serious, don't laugh!) Ben and I spent the last few days flip-flopping the office and the guest room. For a point of reference, here's our floor plan with each room marked. Before the ol' flip-a-roonie, the office was "bedroom 5" and the guest room was "bedroom 4".    Before we started, our office (bedroom 5) looked like this: Okay, okay, that's … [Read more...]

How to create Perfect Vacuum Lines; with a vlog tutorial

You asked. I listened! Here are both video and picture tutorials on how to make perfect vacuum lines on your carpet! First off, the video. I think it's easier to explain how to make nice vacuum lines by showing you, so if you have time watch the video I recommend going this route. (plus I'm always entertaining! lol). (click here if you can't see the video) Here's a recap of how to make perfect vacuum lines on your carpet: How did I create these pretty lines? Step 1: You always want to start in the far back corner of your room. You push the vacuum forward in a … [Read more...]

My dirty rug’s now looking so fly

This is my foyer. This is my foyer with a filthy rug. Any questions? The moral? Don't Do Rugs. Or wait, isn't it Don't Do Drugs? Um, ya. Never mind. I couldn't resist stepping back into the '90s for a minute there. Or was it the '80s? ("This is your brain on drugs" - remember that campaign?) Okay, I'll stop now. Moving right along... ::whistling:: So if you hadn't guessed by now, I have a really dirty rug in the foyer. What dirt? Seriously? Did you really just ask me that?! THIS DIRT. Even the poor rug was begging me to clean him. I've heard … [Read more...]

Tweekin the office with a new {Free} hand-made cork board

Hi Friends! First off, thanks for voting for Lindsay. I have THE BEST readers. Srsly. You guys are amazing. I've been hanging moulding all.day.long. I'm so excited to show you, but I'm going to keep you in suspense just a little longer; mainly because I'm too lazy to unload the camera at the moment. Bawahahaha. I swear though, a serious moulding post in coming. I pinkie swear. My office is a train wreck. It really needs an entire overhaul. Last time I showed you, it looked like this: I've since moved the shelf on the desk to the top of the file cabinet. I'm in no … [Read more...]

House Tour: Office/Craft/Sewing/Computer Room

So I said in my Piano Room Tour that I was giving the Dining Room Tour next. I lied. I'm giving the Office Tour. Here's my current office situation. "Work In Progress" would be an understatement. It's {semi} functional, but not pretty to look at At.All. I must like torturing myself, because the amount of office moving I've done the past 6 months is about as ludicrous as the Violent Torpedo of Truth tour. Winning. When we moved in back in August I threw all my decor in our hideous Barney dining room that has since undergone a paint makeover. It was insufferable. After … [Read more...]

Organizing M&M’s (Medicine & Markers)

Why is January the "Get Organized" month? What sparks this frenzy in almost every human on earth? Personally, for me, I think I have this urge to purge and organize in January because of all the holiday chaos from Halloween to New Years. There's just so many holidays in a short period of time. Too many crafts, too much stuff purchased, too many gifts. By the time January rolls around I'm so glad the October-December marathon is finally o.v.e.r. that I can't wait to just get rid of it all. Get rid of every last stitch of holiday decor. Get rid of old toys to make room for all the new … [Read more...]