Thursday, February 26, 2015

Spring Banner Tutorial - Show and Tell Friday

Welcome to Show and Tell Friday! 

Someone left a comment a couple weeks ago and asked how I made my banners so I thought I would put together a quick tutorial on how I do it.

It's fairly easy.  The hardest part is finding letters that aren't too thick and heavy.  Sometimes I have to go to a couple craft stores to find the right ones.  They can be wood or cardboard, either will work.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Spring Mantel - Show and Tell Friday

Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!  I took down my Valentine mantel and put up a Spring mantel.  I didn't add all my Easter d├ęcor yet so I can update it later when we get closer to Easter.

I added my nest collection...

...and I made a "Nest" banner.  I wanted to spell out "Spring" but they were out of the letter "i" so I decided to go with "Nest".  Next week I'll do a

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Valentine's Day Mantel


Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!  I'm sharing my mantel all decorated for Valentine's Day!


I pulled out some of my pink china to decorate.




I went to two stores looking for mini pink roses but I couldn't find any.  Last Sunday I went to the farmer's market and found some pink mini carnations.  I'm not usually into carnations but I thought these were really cute!


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Office Inspiration...

We have an area at the end of our hallway that has changed over the years.
It used to be the place for our kids' dresser.
It was a good location between their rooms and made their bedrooms more spacious.
When we had another baby, our office got moved to the loft.
My husband's desk was too big, so we moved a small portion of it to the end of the hall and put two computers for the kids there.  
This is how it looks now...
My boys have sure grown up too!
They are funny and tried to reenact the old picture for me!
Here is the space now...
These computers rarely get used because they are old and SLOW.
The side of the desk also seems to be a place for junk to pile up.
I'm ready to make this space a little more functional.  
Here is the LINK to my Pinterest "office" board.  It is filled with inspiration!

Here are a few of my favorite "inspiration" pictures:

This first one is from the blog: House Of Rose 
I love the little bench in the corner and the shelving.

This is such a pretty space from the blog The Little Cottage On The Pond.
I love the storage on the side.  
The chicken wire over the cupboard doors is also unique.  I love the whole space, including the corbels on the desk!
This photo is from the website Houzz...
I love how it has the drawers for storage on the bottom of the shelves.  This is such a great use of space!
One of my favorite office spaces is from the blog: Whimages.
I think this space is perfect!  
It has a desk, a bench, storage and charm!
I love the molding and the beadboard that is behind the shelving!

Now the tricky part...What will actually fit in my space?
I'm hoping for something that will look nice and still be functional.
Which office space is your favorite?
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Monday, February 9, 2015

10 Brilliant Tutorials

Oh, how I wish that I had learned a few of these tricks years ago. My favorite is the mason jar hack! Perfect for kids but also for clumsy adults such as myself! Which tutorial is your favorite? 

 Replace missing hardware using a diy mold. {view tutorial here}

Update the look of your faucet with a coat of spray paint. {view

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Valentine's Day is coming - Show and Tell Friday


Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!  It's hard to believe that Valentine's Day is next week!  I've had the urge to get all my pink things out and decorate but I just haven't had the time!  This week I'm sharing some Valentine inspiration from past years.


I sold this hutch about a year ago when I moved because I didn't have room for it.  Every time I see photos of it I miss it!  It