Pinterest Party Friday #112


Happy Friday my friends!!! Another busy week as usual. I'm getting ready to paint all of the trim in my hallway from honey oak (which I am so over) to white! So I spent all day yesterday taping things off. Definitely not the fun part. Hopefully I will have all of the painting finished this weekend, and I can show you next week. I also finished a pretty Parisian themed coffee table, and that will be on the blog on Monday. My (almost) 2 year old niece will be hanging out with the unnamed … [Read more...]

How to Build an Eclectic Gallery Wall-Decorating Challenge


Today I have a project for you that has been under wraps for quite a while. After we installed our new carpet in the basement, the first thing I did was build my new gallery wall.  One of my favorite things to look at when I go into people's homes, virtually or in real life, are their gallery walls. I think they reveal a lot about the homeowner's personality. I have been hoarding gathering items for my gallery for a long time, and until recently they were just setting in my storage … [Read more...]

Haven Recap 2015

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Happy Monday everyone!!! I hope you all had a good weekend! Mine was not nearly as productive as I had hoped. As I mentioned last week, I am getting ready to re paint the entire upper level of my home. I have been living in the Land of Beige for the last 10 years, and I am so over it. I am now going with grey, but I had no idea what an ordeal it would be. I went all over last weekend, going from store to store, buying samples of grey paint. One was too blue, several too lilac, some too white, … [Read more...]

Pinterest Party Friday #111


Happy Friday everyone!!! I have to say this has not been a very productive week for me. After the Haven Conference I attended last week, I have been exhausted, and all I have wanted to do was sleep. Add into that several doctors appts, and my motivation has been zero. Today I have to go get an MRI of my shoulder and they have to inject the contrast directly into my joint ... so I'm less than excited about that. This weekend I will be back at my projects in full force. I have a coffee table … [Read more...]

Haven Conference 2015

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Hello my friends!  I'm back! If you've been following along, you know that I was in Atlanta for a few days for the Haven Bloggers Conference. This is my third year attending, and I look forward to it all year. Blogging is kind of a strange thing. Unless you are one, most people have no idea what they are. You have no idea how many times I have had this conversation: "What is it that you do?" "I'm a blogger." "What is that exactly?" "I run a DIY website." ".......So that's what … [Read more...]

Yard Sale Clock to Upscale Cloche


I will be taking-off for the Haven Bloggers Conference in Atlanta on Thursday morning. It has been a hellaciously hot week here in the 100's, and I would like to think I am going somewhere cooler ... but that is probably not the case. My flight leaves at 5 freaking AM, and for someone that has extreme insomnia and doesn't usually go to sleep until 4 am, I'm guessing it means I will be arriving without having gone to sleep. Being from Kansas, I know what humidity is. Atlanta gives a whole … [Read more...]

Pinterest Party Friday #109


Happy Friday everyone!!! Another week has flown by, and I've been trying to finish up some projects before I head to Atlanta next week for a blogging conference. It has been freaky weather here. Yesterday, the unnamed child was able to wear a sweatshirt, but today we are back to sweating it out. Topher, the unnamed child, and our nephew are running in the Glow Run Saturday night, so we are trying to get through a bunch of tomorrow's chores today. The unnamed child has not been training … [Read more...]

June in Review


June flew by for me! I constantly felt like I was running behind, and I didn't get much done, but when I look back on my posts for the month ... I guess I did accomplish more than I thought. As far as our personal lives went, we celebrated my mom's BD, our 18th wedding anniversary,  babysat for my niece, and spent a few days in Kansas City while Topher had a conference to attend. Next week I will be in Atlanta attending a blogging conference, so I am rushing around trying to get some … [Read more...]

Red Plaster Painted Vintage Dresser Makeover


Happy Monday! I hope you all had a good 4th! Ours was very low key. We finished our work around the house early, then we worked out, grilled out, and then hung out with the neighbors while watching the fireworks. We have some new neighbors down the street who bought a ton of huge fireworks, so we just sat back and enjoyed. Sunday was hot as the blazes of Hell, so I stayed inside and finished up the project down below. My parents found today's piece at an estate sale at 75% off on the … [Read more...]

Pinterest Party Friday #108


Happy Friday my friends!!! Can you believe it's 4th of July weekend? I swear it was just the other day that the unnamed child got out of school for the summer. The kiddo will be off with a friend of hers and her family on the 4th, so Topher and I will be all by our lonesome. We will probably grill out and might have my folks over. Our house is in a good location where we are able to sit out on the back deck and watch the fireworks in several directions. We usually don't stay up too late, … [Read more...]