Saturday Spotlight #10

April 30, 2011

Saturday Spotlight week9_1

Welcome to the 10th edition of Saturday Spotlight! It's amazing that we're on to week 10 already -- WOW!  Thank you so much for returning week after week to include your awesome and creative projects!  We really look forward to the amazing talent throughout the blogosphere week after week. This linky party hosted by Jenna of SAS Interiors and Jenn of Green Door Designs is fun and unique! Link up your project ONCE and it's showcased on TWO blogs = More exposure...how FUN?! Our combined FEATURE pick from week #9 We are LOVING the look of stencils and this week we're both featuring our … [Read more...]

Giving Birth to a Quilt + Sewing Lingo & Basics

April 29, 2011

My First Quilt_2

My first quilt is officially done...  AND it really felt like giving birth.  Every step of the way, I wasn't sure what I was doing and I was so afraid of making a mistake with possible repercussions down the line. BUT....like giving birth, my quilt is a beautiful outcome! I'm being a lil' sarcastic...it's not REALLY like giving birth.  Been there, Done that two times and birthing was MUCH MORE DIFFICULT. On a real note ~ I truly can't believe I sewed this.  Never would have believed it a few weeks ago. It would be great if I could actually take you through the whole process, but … [Read more...]

New Sponsor & Garden Stool Giveaway

April 28, 2011

Garden Stools

If you're in love with garden stools as much as I am....you have to keep reading! Lately, all the rage is about Garden Stools.  With Spring in full bloom, garden stools are a great way to add color, texture, and style to any decor. Today, I am SO excited to announce our newest sponsor, Phil Michael Trading Company.  They are the 'Go To' place for all types of garden stools.  Their selection is huge and they offer an array of colors, sizes, and patterns. Along with their amazing garden stools (I can't say garden stool enough, because I'm so in love), Phil Michael Trading Company also … [Read more...]

Comic Art using Mod Podge

April 26, 2011

mod podge

Who doesn't love reading the 'funnies', a.k.a. the Sunday comics?  I remember being a kid and asking my parents to take out the comic section from the Sunday newspaper.   I enjoyed reading them, but did I actually 'get' the jokes?  Well, I'm not so sure... Once it was time to add the final touches to my Kids Bathroom makeover, I want to do a project with Mod Podge.  My first thought was to use fun fabrics or patterned papers, but then my husband had the suggestion of using comics....I had a complete {Ah Hah} moment.  Kids and Comics...how perfect?! Here's how it came out ~And here's the … [Read more...]

Make a Statement in your Space

April 25, 2011

Make a statement in your space. Be adventurous by adding a focal point to your room. Whether it be a vibrant paint color, a piece of unique artwork, a vintage piece of furniture, or a bold fabric, making a statement can change the entire look of a space. It's the center feature that everything else in the room is chosen around. Adding the accent color of orange (the throw, the terra cot pots, the artwork), makes this room POP! As the name implies, a statement piece is the 'statement' of your space. Your statement piece does not need to be crazy or bold; it can be as … [Read more...]

Saturday Spotlight #9

April 23, 2011

Saturday Spotlight_2

Welcome to the 9th edition of Saturday Spotlight! This linky party hosted by Jenna of SAS Interiors and Jenn of Green Door Designs is fun and unique! Link up your project ONCE and it's showcased on TWO blogs = More exposure...how FUN?! Jenna and Jenn's FEATURE pick from week #8 Amazing kitchen island update by 11 Magnolia Lane Jenna's Top Pick for week #8 What a great knockoff of a West Elm headboard created by Decor And The Dog Jenn's Top Pick for week #8 I like these - Almost Never Clever - very unique use of the books Be sure to grab the Feature Button if you were … [Read more...]

Earth Day Exclusive: Recycling Paint Chips

April 22, 2011

paint-chip-bookmarks

Happy Earth Day! Today is all about ways to make our planet a greener and more eco-friendly place to live.  One way to make a difference is by recycling.  Most of us recycle our papers and plastics, but what about other everyday household items?  What about paint chips??  I know all of you have picked up some paint chips once or twice when thinking about a room makeover! As a Designer, I always have a slew of paint chips laying around, which I don't want to just throw away!  I came across an awesome project of how to make a bookmark using paint chips, and was on the search for other fun … [Read more...]

Earth Day Infograph: Why Buy Local?

April 21, 2011

eLocal.com is at it again and has created another educational Infograph just in time for Earth Day!  They have compiled factual information about why buying local is so much better for our bodies and environment.  Have a look and Happy Earth Day! {Click on the image to enlarge} Source: eLocal.com … [Read more...]

The Beauty of Collecting Vintage Bottles

April 21, 2011

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Vintage bottles are so interesting to collect because of their unique imperfections unknown history beautiful detailing Each bottle has a distinct character, color, and shape, which represent a little piece of history from the "good ol' days".  I have a neighbor who has a huge vintage bottle collection, which was amassed when working as a Clam Digger in the Long Island Sound.  His assortment includes everything from Jameson Whiskey bottles, medicine pill bottles, and Ballantine Brewery beer bottles.  The characteristics of each bottle is so unique and the weight in your hand … [Read more...]

Last Minute Easter Decorating Ideas

April 20, 2011

Easter

I can't believe Easter is less than a week away.  Even though it's later than usual this year, it totally has creeped up on me.  If you can believe it, I actually haven't even decorated yet....But you know what, it's never too late!  As I searched the web for inspiration for my Easter Day table decor, I found so many EGG-xtra special cute and creative ideas that I had to share! Like this ~ … [Read more...]