Archives for April 2012

Hanging Chalkboard US Map – Playroom Wall Art Inspired by Restoration Hardware

Hanging Chalkboard US Map – Playroom Wall Art Inspired by Restoration Hardware

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. I have one last piece of wall art to show today as part of my little guys playful learning room makeover. As I have shared before, my goal for the wall art in this particular room was finding pieces that were not distracting and as neutral as possible - but still filled the room with a little personality and style.  I really wanted to add a map of some sort to the room and last year saved a fun unique military map from Restoration Hardware in my inspiration file. I really liked how Continue reading

The Sunday Showcase Party {No. 99}

Welcome to The Sunday Showcase Party Thank you for taking the time to stop by and share your creations & ideas. {southern living} Just a Few Things Prior to Submitting Your Links *This Party is open to any project or idea you have made or created and would like to showcase this week. Please do not link up work that is not your own. *Please do not link to Etsy shops, selling sites or to a giveaway *Please add the party button to your post {code below} or a visible link back to the party so others can be inspired to join Continue reading

30 DIY Storage Solutions to Keep the Kitchen Organized {Saturday Inspiration & Ideas}

30 DIY Storage Solutions to Keep the Kitchen Organized {Saturday Inspiration & Ideas}

  Spring cleaning always has me thinking about reorganizing and decluttering each and every room as I work my way throughout the house. It always amazes me just how much stuff can accumulate in just a year. I usually take the opportunity to evaluate just where we are and if there are any changes that can be made to make life a little simpler, more convenient, and of course more organized. One space that never lets me down is the kitchen. There are always new clever ideas that not only make day to day tasks a bit easier by saving Continue reading

Ten Plants to Grow in Closed Terrariums & Under Cloches

Ten Plants to Grow in Closed Terrariums & Under Cloches

I love having indoor plants around though sadly I can not tell you how many I have actually gone through in the past ten years. I am a big sucker when it comes to the intriguing store displays and admit I have been guilty in the past of purchasing plants simply because of their beauty - not really having the time to dedicate to their actual needs once I get home. The popularity of terrariums and large glass cloches now-a-days makes it easier than ever though to have lush greenery indoors without requiring a lot of care and Continue reading

How to Make a Circle Monogram Vinyl Decal using the Silhouette {and special Cameo promotion}

How to Make a Circle Monogram Vinyl Decal using the Silhouette {and special Cameo promotion}

Since today kicks off a new Silhouette promotion, I thought I would take a break from the playroom projects and share some details on how to make a simple circle monogram decal. The Tuesday {ten} post will be coming up this evening. I love the classic look of any type of monogram - and honestly I don't think they will ever go out of style in my book. The vinyl monogram I'm sharing today can be made right in the Silhouette Studio software without the need of any additional graphic downloads. Since both the Cameo and the SD use the Continue reading

How to Make a No Sew Tailored Fabric Cord Cover for Lights and Lamps

How to Make a No Sew Tailored Fabric Cord Cover for Lights and Lamps

Hello there! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I have one more post to share in reference to the hanging drum pendant lights I posted about last week. If you have been reading along, you know I am not the biggest fan of visible cords in any fashion - though they are pretty inevitable when it comes to suspending any kind of plug in lighting from the ceiling. A while back I posted an easy no-sew fabric cord cover tutorial and I was initially thinking I could use that same concept to cover these dreaded cords. Even though I cut down Continue reading

The Sunday Showcase Party {No. 98}

The Sunday Showcase Party {No. 98}

Welcome to The Sunday Showcase Party Happy Earth Day Thank you for taking the time to stop by and share your creations & ideas. {Earth Day Treats 2010 - bystephanielynn} Just a Few Things Prior to Submitting Your Links *This Party is open to any project or idea you havemade or created and would like to showcase this week. Please do not link up work that is not your own. *Please do not link to Etsy shops, selling sites or to a giveaway *Please add the party button to your post {code below} or a visible link back to the party Continue reading

25 Things To Do With Empty Plastic Bottles {Water & Soda Bottle Crafts} Saturday Inspiration & Ideas

25 Things To Do With Empty Plastic Bottles {Water & Soda Bottle Crafts} Saturday Inspiration & Ideas

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. In honor of Earth week, I have some upcycled bottle crafts to share for this weeks Saturday Inspiration and Ideas. Many of these projects require little time and only a pair of scissors...and of course the repurposed bottles are free!   For even more reuse reduce recycle crafts made from common items you may already have laying in your recycle bins - check out:   50 Crafts & Projects Using Recycled, Repurposed and Upcycled Cans 50 Ways to Repurpose and Reuse Glass Jars Continue reading

Creative Reader Projects, Crafts, & Recipes {Sunday Showcase Party Features} 1

The beauty of the Sunday Showcase Party is being able to see a conglomeration of different design styles, imaginative ideas and inventive ways to do things - all in one place. I tend to look past my own personal style when checking out each post as I appreciate the creativity and individual talent others have to share - and certainly value the time, effort, and most of all the stories that go along with each post. Everyone has something to offer, so thank you for giving me the opportunity to share your projects and inspire others. DIY Jute Continue reading

How to Cover a Tapered Drum Lamp Shade – Tuesday {ten}

Yesterday I shared a quick, simple {and inexpensive} way to make a plug in style hanging drum pendant light and I am back today to share some details on the shades I used. Tapered Drum shades are not that hard to find though they can be pretty expensive when purchased from some high end catalog retailers - not to mention the additional costs to have them covered in linen. Drum shades are one of the biggest trends in home lighting right now. They not only have a sleek and modern circular shape but allow the maximum amount of light to shine Continue reading