Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Resolutions 2010

Resolution #3: Learn to do embroidery. So I can make cool things like this...

Photo found here
and this...

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Resolution #2: Create an office space in my home. This one I'm really excited about. Not just because I'm getting a new computer but also because I haven't had an office in about 5 years. I'm so ready to get all my stuff organized in the pretty boxes and files I've been collecting. Here are my inspirations...

Photo found here

Photo found here

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Resolution #1: Make my bedroom cozy and inviting. Not a storage/dump. First project to get this done is to make a headboard. I have wanted to make one for years so it is time to make it happen! Here are a couple of inspiration photos...

Photo found here.

And here is one of the best tutorials in blog land.

I would like to make one that is easy to slip cover so I can change it up with the seasons. There are so many amazing fabrics now and it would give me an excuse to experiment with a few of my favorites I've been eyeing lately.

Monday, December 28, 2009


It's back! And not just in clothing. Have you seen all the bright colors everywhere? I love them. Especially now that it's winter. Here are some ways to do neon right because you don't want to look like you're living in the Barbie Dream House, do you?

Found here

Found here

Found here

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Christmas Spirit

From my family to yours, I hope you have a wonderful day full of family and friends and love. Remember our Savior Jesus Christ, the true reason for Christmas. I love you all!!!!
The Christmas Spirit

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

My Dream Home

Do yourself a huge favor and tour this home. I love each and every room. Such beauty brings me to tears!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Love This Color Combo?

I know brown and blue has been the color combo du jour for the last few years and I thought I was done with it. But then I see a room like this...

And I realize, I still love this color combo.

Photo found here

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas Crafts

We have snow. And now we have rain on our snow which turns to slush which then freezes and makes the roads a big ice skating rink. There's your weather update for the day. Because of this inclimate weather we are having, I do not like to leave my house. I prefer to stay warm and dry and wear slippers and wrap my body in fleece. And then I want to craft! Good thing I found some amazing crafty websites to keep me happy. I want to make these...

Instructions found here.

and these...

Instructions found here.

and teach my children to make these...

Instructions found here.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Simply Grove

Last Tuesday I went to this fabulous party thrown by the beautiful Kirsten of Simply Grove. There were so many talented and cool women to meet and mingle with, it was truly an honor to be invited. And Kirsten's home is even more amazing in person.

Magazine Overload

I am over-run by magazines. Every few months I have to purge. My house is small and my storage is limited. I used to keep years and years worth of magazines to the dismay of the kind people helping us move. Those boxes are heavy! I know, I tried to lift one once, and only once because I'm weak like that. So I made a pact with my design self and I pare down periodically. I'll tear the heck out of most magazines but those Domino issues are sacred. Oh, how I miss Domino!!!

photo from here

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Get Your Wreath On

Fluffy wreath instructions found here.

Sponge wreath instructions found here.
Jingle bell wreath instructions found here

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Perfect Gift

Don't you just love this bag?!? It is so simple and beautiful. I want to make one for everyone I know. You can find instructions here.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Silver Side Table

I'm so loving this table. I think I can find a similar style for super inexpensive and spray paint it silver and make a cheap-man's version of this fancy one.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Recycled Advent Calendar

I save funny things like egg cartons and toilet paper rolls and odd clips. So I was thrilled when I saw this amazing idea for an advent calendar on the blog, maya*made. I'm always happy when common household articles can be turned into something so fun and clever. I don't think I have 24 toilet paper rolls so I better start saving for next year.
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