Calendar and Notes Printable

August 31, 2011

Personalized Dry Earse Calendar

I wouldn't call myself the cutesy-crafty type, but I have to admit that my personalized dry-erase calendar for my new central command center came out quite adorable (and totally useful)... I can't even believe I made it myself, lol! I received lots and lots of emails requesting the printable templates for the calendar and notes.  Thanks everyone - I'm quite honored!! Printables After I made the calendar in excel, I accidentally erased it - dumb, I know!  Anyway, I recreated it and here are the links: Sunday - Saturday Calendar {click here} - This an 11 x 17 horizontal sheet that … [Read more...]

5 Lessons Learned as a Blogger

August 30, 2011

Twitter Flock

Welcome back!  Yesterday, I shared with you a few lessons that I've learned along the way as a DIYer.  I reread the post this morning when it went live, and I did get a lil' personal, don't you think...??  I usually try to be more informative than personal, but I guess because I feel passionate about what I do, my true feelings came shining through.  Anyway, when putting together my 5 Lessons Learned as a DIYer , I wasn't able to stop there... my mind kept going and going.  So, I'm continuing my 'lessons' in today's post. There are SO many blogs out there and I'm sure if you're a blogger, … [Read more...]

5 Lessons Learned as a DIYer

August 29, 2011


Happy Monday! Hurricane Irene made quite a presence for the East Coast over the weekend!  In the ADKs, we had alot of intense rain and wind, but overall we are VERY thankful to be safe.  For those who endured damage to their homes and towns, my thoughts are with you as you deal with the aftermath. via I've always had the drive to make-things-over, but in the past year, I have become a DIY nut.  As I'm approaching my one year mark of blogging, I have learned SO MUCH about do-it-yourself projects and blogging.   And even though I am far from being a master DIYer and blogger, I have learned a … [Read more...]

5 Useful Tips for a Successful Home Buying Process

August 26, 2011

Buying a Home

Elocal, a directory and city guide to local businesses, continually offers great information from experts in the industry through their weekly Blog-Off series.  A recent topic that was discussed pertained to tips for first-time and returning home buyers.  In turn, this article was compiled to bring you the ultimate in home buying.  These are  suggestions coming straight from professionals! Your new home will probably be the biggest purchase of your life, so it’s important to get it right. But with so many things to consider, sometimes buyers can get overwhelmed, and overlook important … [Read more...]

Guest Blogger – Adding Color to the Bath

August 25, 2011


Today’s guest post by Susi, a writer for Arcadian Lighting, a must-shop resource for beautiful light fixtures, is about ways to add color to the bath.  Whether you are redoing your bathroom top-to-bottom or wanting a quick and easy update, adding color to the bath can transform the look and feel of the space. From adding colorful tile to changing out towels and accessories, here are many ways of adding color, depth, and intrigue to the bath. Pinterest via There are many ways to add color to the bath: tile, paint, flooring, rugs, curtains, towels and accessories.  You can add a little or a … [Read more...]

DIY: Creating a Rustic Kitchen Island

August 24, 2011

Kitchen Cart

Most of us could use a little extra space in the kitchen, so why not introduce a Kitchen Cart like this one that adds a bit of rustic charm to your decor, plus some extra room to cut the veggies!  This Kitchen Cart, purchased from Ikea, cost less than $60.  By being a little creative and thinking outside of the box, this typical blonde wood finished cart was turned into a stylish, distressed island.  You could even put two together to make an even larger work surface. With a few steps and a Saturday afternoon, you will have a new kitchen island in no time.  Start off by removing the casters … [Read more...]

DIY: Personalized Dry Erase Calendar

August 23, 2011

Central Command Center_11

Last week I shared some inspirational ideas on creating a Central Command Center, as well as my new CCC spot.  One of the features in my newly organized space is the personalized dry-erase calendar that I made.  I had previously purchased a dry-erase board from Tar-Jay, but it was just too small to write all the activities and notes to keep my family on track for the month ahead. We needed something that had space for our daily schedule, as well as a place for notes, like: bring books to the library by Tuesday or pick up the dry cleaning after 6 on Friday or don't forget to buy … [Read more...]

SAS Interiors Got a Makeover

August 22, 2011

New SAS Interiors Site

I'm sure if you're a daily reader of SAS Interiors, you've noticed a few changes around here...right? About a week (or two) ago, I went live with a new site design.  The overall look of SAS Interiors stayed the same, but in an effort to make the site more stylish and easier to navigate, I updated the layout (well I didn't actually do it, but my fabulous graphic designer did - more on her later - keep reading)... Here's the new look of the home page ~ No one likes change (I get that), but I appreciate your patience in navigating the new site layout.  To help you out a bit, here is … [Read more...]

My New Central Command Center

August 19, 2011

Central Command Center_1a

With back-to-school (well in my case first-time to school since my son is starting kindergarten) around the corner, I wanted to be armed, prepared, and organized for all the papers and plans that will be coming in only a few short weeks. Creating a Central Command Center has been on my mind for quite some time, and when a wall in my kitchen/dining room area was all of a sudden blank, it was a perfect spot to create this hub-of-the-home. When visualizing this space, I thoroughly thought through the needs of my family and what we were currently lacking - a family go-to calendar, a … [Read more...]

Creating a Central Command Center

August 18, 2011

Central Command Center Inspiration_1a

If I've said it once, I've said it a gazzillion times alot...I'm always moving things around my house.  As I've mentioned in previous posts, my foyer has been making quite the transformation with repurposed items, along with the newly stenciled wall and glazed cabinet.  With a few moves, there was a wall in my kitchen/dining room that was all of a sudden left empty... Yes, it was blank and something had to be done with it!  A blank wall with nothing on it...that's sinful (ha)!  I thought and thought...what to do?  what to do?  Let's take a step back ~ a while back I had created a central … [Read more...]