Saturday Adventures + Great Finds

July 10, 2011

Sculptures

You won't often see me blogging on the weekends because it's the time of the week that I take off to share quality time with my family.  But yesterday was such an exciting day for so many things, that I couldn't resist jumping on the computer to spill the details! On the homefront, we've got some major projects going on...more on that this week and a little sneak peak at the end of this post (so keep on reading). Yesterday morning started off bright and early (7 am - the kids were up and ready to go).  Because of our bright wake-up call from the younger members of the family, we decided … [Read more...]

Saturday Spotlight #19

July 9, 2011

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Welcome to the 19th 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...More FUN?! Our combined FEATURE pick from week #18This looks SO DARN YUMMY and coming off a week of celebrating our country's birthday, we had to make this our feature pick of the week!  This scrumptious treat was made by Jessica of the Copy Cat Crafter! Jenna's Pick from week #18A Road Trip Survival Kit ~ Perfect for the summer family vacation! Created by Emily of … [Read more...]

10 Top Bathroom Decor Styles

July 7, 2011

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Bathrooms (as well as kitchens) are one of my favorite spaces to design!  There are SO many decor styles and so many options in creating a haven to bath.  The key to designing a beautiful bathroom lies in the attention to details and the goal of creating a cohesive space.  I've been asked by many readers, if I've ever blogged about bathrooms, and I will be honest - I haven't. My reason? I don't know where to begin. The challenge with blogging is to compile everything in one post... kind of impossible (or you'd be reading for days and never return).  I took a step back to think about the … [Read more...]

Creating a Photo Wall Display

July 5, 2011

Picture Placement configuration

I take alot of pictures and I like to display them (especially when they are of my family).  A few months ago I created a photo montage wall filled with candid pictures of our family adventures. Creating a montage of photos can be a bit tricky (and intimidating) to figure out where to start and then how to balance the sizes and layout.  I came across these picture placement samples that I had to share with you!  It gives 9 wonderful examples of how to start / layout a picture wall. These creative ideas are a great resource to use to give you a starting point.  Once you get arranging, … [Read more...]

Saturday Spotlight #18

July 2, 2011

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Welcome to the 18th edition of Saturday Spotlight! Saturday Spotlight is back after a week of fun at the Blogger Block Party.  In total, there were 1166 projects linked up to the week long celebration.  WOW!  Thanks to At The Picket Fence for their efforts in coordinating such a fun and exciting event.  For this week's Saturday Spotlight, we will be choosing link ups from week 17 (two weeks ago).  Remember, if you weren't featured, we showcase alot of the link ups on our facebook pages, so be sure to 'LIKE' us {SAS Interiors FB Page and Green Door Designs FB Page} This linky party … [Read more...]

Patriotic Decor

July 1, 2011

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July 4th is days away.  Whether you are entertaining for a big crowd or sharing an intimate BBQ with family, here is some inspirational decor for this patriotic celebration.  What does July 4th symbolize? Patriotic Flag Banner along a white picket fence Lights twinkling through, honoring the USA! (created by Total Art Soul) Accents of red, white, and blue  reminding us of the reasons we have our independence Patriotic accents displayed on a table Streamers blowing in the soft breeze So many reasons to love this special holiday! So what are your plans for this summer-loved holiday?   … [Read more...]

Decorating Above Kitchen Cabinets

June 29, 2011

faux greenery

One of the toughest spots in the house to decorate is above the kitchen cabinets. Do you have this problem? It's often a bare space of unchartered territory that you may have thought to add some decor, but just didn't know what to display or how to pull it all together. Am I right?  Here are some helpful solutions ~ Get Started Measure the length of cabinets, as well as the space from the top of the cabinet to the ceiling.  This will allow you to shop/look for the right items, making sure you don't buy something too large that won't fit or something too small that is dwarfed by the … [Read more...]

Home Renovations That Provide the Best Resale Value

June 28, 2011

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Have you ever wanted to do a renovation but questioned if it was worth the cost?  And have you ever wondered what renovations get the best return for your dollar?  Well here are the answers! "There is an endless number of renovations a homeowner can make to his home. However, are they all created equal?" -elocal Kitchen and Bathroom renovations are the typical, "known" spaces to give the highest resale value, but there are a few other improvements that may surprise you.  Check out this informative Infograph outlining the renovations that provide the best rate of return. (click to … [Read more...]

Shedding Light on Lighting Fixtures

June 27, 2011

Family Room Lighting Fixture

Since we moved into our house (a little over a year ago), I have slowly been updating the light fixtures - I haven't wanted to replace the old until I found something new that I really LOVED!  Nothing is really wrong with any of the fixtures, but most are outdated and don't fit with the decor.  Because the first floor of my home is an 'open floor concept', there are numerous ceiling fixtures and I hadn't been able to find anything that "floats by boat" for the family room....until now. The other day I was visiting Janell's blog and she has this fixture in her home. I asked her for … [Read more...]

Blogger Blog Party: Summer Spaces

June 22, 2011

Summer Spaces

Welcome to the Blogger Block Blog Party at SAS Interiors! Thanks for stopping by.  After an amazing week of parties, it's finally my time to showcase, Summer Spaces.  I'll be sharing my favorite spot to hang out in theis summer, and then you'll have a chance to share yours. Can't wait to see where y'all hang out during the summer months... (no Saturday Spotlight this weekend) When I think of summer, the first thought that comes to mind is the outdoors -- the beautiful great outdoors!  After a long winter of being cooped up in the house, I'm always ready to spend my summer days soaking … [Read more...]