Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wordless Wednesday Inspiration: {"Bunny's Nose", Olympic}

I found fresh inspiration with Bunny's Nose A31-2 at Get inspired today!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Throwback Thursday {Simple Craft: Washi Tape Note Pads}

I have a confession. 
I have a ton of washi tape. 
Like a lot. 
And I haven't really gotten into the craze of putting it on everything...
even though I've pinned a ton of washi craft ideas. 
The other day I just couldn't resist anymore. 
I had the cutest set from My Mind's Eye and decided to do a 5 minute craft.

I took a stack of notepads that had survived my move this summer.
I bought them at Walmart, 3 for 2.49 (you're wondering how I know that after all this time, well, the receipt was still in the bag ;) Convenient!

I'm not a measurer, so I eye-balled the tape and had a fun time creating different designs by layering the tape strips. After 5 minutes I was wishing that I'd bought more than 2 packs of notepads last June at Walmart.

These turned out better than I thought they would. It's a pretty easy for any age group. 

They'll make the perfect little gift with a cute pencil or pen, don't you think?

*this IS NOT a sponsored post, just so you know ;)

My Top {proven} Tips on How to Prep Your Home for Sale {De-Clutter}

This post was made possible through the support of Goodwill. All opinions are my own.

Whether you are actually getting ready to list your home for sale or just ready to tackle Spring Cleaning, the best place to start is to de-clutter all of your rooms and storage spaces. 
Not only will your rooms and closets seem larger when there is less in them, you'll also be getting rid of things you may no longer use or need {and therefore, if you're moving, you won't have to move all of that stuff with you}!

And, for even more motivation, your donation of used clothing or household goods to Goodwill helps create jobs directly in your community.

That’s right: Donate Stuff. Create Jobs.
To see how the process works, just watch this “How We Do It” PSA.

I think it can be overwhelming when you set out to tackle several areas of your home.
But I have an easy week long Purge Schedule to keep you on track:

7 Days of Spring Cleaning:

Day 1) Clear your closet clutter. Anything that you aren't emotionally attached to that you haven't worn in over a year needs to go!
Day 2) Time to tackle the kitchen. Clear out cupboards and kitchen cabinets.
Day 3) Re-visit your Holiday Decorations and clear out what you no longer like or use.
Day 4) Downsize your tech toys, unused chargers, etc.
Day 5) Clean out your office supplies.
Day 6) Organize and purge your movies,
Day 7) Downsize your bookshelf (books and STUFF)

Then, calculate your donation impact. (
To find a Goodwill Drop Off Center near you, and other helpful information about taxes and your donations, click here.

Curious about the job impact your bags of stuff will generate?
Watch this short video about how Goodwill Industries

Happy Spring and Happy Cleaning Out the Clutter!


Wordless Wednesday Inspiration {Dorian Gray, Sherwin Williams}

Paint Color SW7017 Dorian Gray  paints stains and glazes

Friday, April 4, 2014

Year of Change {Re-Furbish Furniture} April

It's the first Friday of the month!
That means it is THE DAY to reveal what April's Year of Change Challenge will be!
This month we'll be working on


And that's not all of the excitement that April's Challenge holds...we'll be joined by a guest designer this month, Amanda from RECYCLED CONSIGN & DESIGN! Shop owner, blogger and my style GURU, Amanda has an eye for cool and I can't wait to see what will be revealed by all of our CHANGERS on the last Friday in April!

{re}cycled consign and design

In case you're new to the Year of Change,  I'm joining Suburban BitchesLife on Virginia Street and Rosa Beltran Design in a Year of Change! Each month we will have a one element challenge. We will show how changing one element in a room can completely transform or inspire your space!

Last month's project was sponsored by Cutting Edge Stencils
Did you see all of the AMAZING stencil creativity that happened last month?
Here's a peek at my Laundry Room Makeover, where I used the Otomi Stencil on a canvas floor mat as well as a wall hanging. 

and here are the other INCREDIBLE transformations from our Stencil Challenge!


Be sure to follow each of us on IG, FB & Twitter so you can see some behind the scenes action throughout the month!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wordless Wednesday {Homburg Gray, Sherwin Williams}

Cool Neutral Color Family. Homburg Gray Paint SW 7622 by Sherwin-Williams.
Cool Neutral Color Family. Homburg Gray Paint SW 7622 by Sherwin-Williams.

Sherwin Williams Homberg Gray Dining Room

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Monday Musings {the Versatile "Everett Foyer Table"}

Everett Foyer Table via World Market $299
This is one of my favorite finds. 
It is incredibly versatile.
Low Price Point.
High Impact.

Use as an entry/foyer table, like I do,
As sofa table,
Or like my sister-in-law, use underneath a wall mounted TV.
The finish is a Restoration Hardware-esque gray stain, however, this could easily be painted to suit your style.

I love the two drawers as is, but they could easily be adapted to have cool handles. 
This is so hack-able!
Style with a lamp and baskets or bottles underneath.
I call this one of my "best investment" pieces.