December & January Ramblings

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Alright y'all, prepare yourselves for a whole lot of rambling. About halfway through this month I realized that I completely forgot to post my December ramblings. December was a crazy month and it just slipped my mind, so now I get to do two months worth of rambling in one monster post. Lets start with good 'ol December. December was both a gr … [Read more...]



Yardstick Framed Kid Art

Childrens artwork framed in yardsticks

Happy Friday! I had fully intended to post three easy projects this week, but then Friday was here and I hadn't blogged about anything. Ahh, life. It happens. So I'm in the process of decorating my new kitchen shelving and have been doing lots of small projects for them.  This particular project started when I was cleaning out my craft cl … [Read more...]



My Plans for The Boys Room

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One of my "loose goals" for this year is to give my boys room a complete makeover. I worked on it a little when I was pregnant with Levi, but I just did a few things (book slings and nursery chair) and now I want to completely overhaul it. A few days ago I took y'all window shopping with me to Kirklands and today I'm doing the second part of that … [Read more...]



Window Shopping & A Giveaway With Kirklands

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 Happy Friday y'all! Today I have a great giveaway for you...well, only if you think great is winning 100 bucks to spend however your heart desires at Kirklands. I for one happen to think that's pretty great. For those of you that have never heard of Kirklands, they are a home decor store (and you can shop in person or online). I go there fairly of … [Read more...]



Open Kitchen Shelving (!!!)

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So one night I got home from dinner, shopping, and a movie with a friend. I said hello to Adam and the boys and moseyed into the kitchen for a delicious glass of water. That's when I saw them, sitting on the countertops...the kitchen shelves that I had been nagging politely asking Adam to build for nearly a year. My eyes got big and I stared at t … [Read more...]



Sometimes I Give Terrible Advice – A Plate Wall Update

Plate hangers can be expensive, especially if you would like to do a big feature wall. These DIY plate hangers are a great solution!

I mess up a lot of DIY projects. In fact, I mess up nearly every single one, though usually I am able to fix my mistakes before I blog about it and give y'all terrible advice. That was not the case with my plate wall though (original post HERE). After hanging the plate wall I waited a couple of weeks to blog about it to make sure all was well. … [Read more...]



The Mystery Table

Kitchen command center/mail sorter

A few days ago I showed y'all my new command center and asked for guesses as to what color I painted the small console table that sits below it. Well, 98% of you (let's not check that math, mmmkay?) thought I chose green. Two of you said orange, and one lonely intuitive soul guessed correctly (Yay Molly!). What color is it now? … [Read more...]



Kitchen Command Center

Kitchen command center - map magnet board & mail sorter baskets

So this whole command center project started one day when I was at World Market...I saw this one and thought "man I could really use a command center in the kitchen". I kinda sorta liked this one, so I looked at the price tag...it was nearly $80 bucks! It's just some plywood, chalkboard paint, trim and a basket. I bet I could make it for $15... … [Read more...]



2012 Resolutions and “Loose Goals” for 2013

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Last January I posted my "Less Mess" resolution and made it my goal to clean up my messiest spaces. I even threw etiquette to the wind and showed you pictures of my messes in all their glory. Well 2012 has come and gone and I should be living in an organized paradise. Should be, being the key word. Lets see how I did... The Pantry, then  The … [Read more...]