2013 Michaels Dream Tree Challenge

2013 Michaels Dream Tree Challenge

Michaels Dream Tree Challenge #JustAddMichaels | A couple of weeks ago I mentioned our early holiday shopping trip to Michaels for this year's Dream Tree Challenge. I was so thrilled to have the opportunity to participate in this annual event - not to mention getting a jump start on our holiday decorating. We usually have our tree up for our Thanksgiving guests to enjoy so I'm pretty excited I get a few extra weeks of glowing Christmas lights this year. The first couple of shopping trips left my head spinning with so much inspiration and Continue reading

Framed Toy Story Dolls Shadowbox | woody, buzz, & jessie collection wall art

Framed Toy Story Dolls Shadowbox | woody, buzz, & jessie collection wall art

Framed Toy Story Dolls | Last week I mentioned our trip to the Michaels Custom Framing counter to drop off  a few of my little guys friends. CJ is a huge Toy Story fan and I thought framing some of his favorite characters would be a special way to preserve a small piece of his childhood. This little guy was so excited to see the revealing he could hardly contain himself.  During our initial Michaels Custom Framing trip  he was quite skeptical leaving his new toys in the hands of the framers. The gang was preserved in a 35 X 24 framed Continue reading

Backyard Hammock | Refreshing the Outdoors for Summer

Backyard Hammock | Refreshing the Outdoors for Summer

backThis post brought to you by World Market . All opinions are 100% mine. There is nothing quite visually relaxing as a backyard hammock strung between two trees. To me they are a simple reminder to slow down, take it easy, and just savor the moment - which summer is suppose to be all about. While we need that visual reminder around here, sometimes - the idea of adding a hammock to our own backyard never really occurred to us until this year. Refreshing the playground area is one thing on our list - which we started this spring. It began Continue reading

Outdoor Living Space Essentials | a sneak peek of the deck

Outdoor Living Space Essentials | a sneak peek of the deck

This post brought to you by TIKI Brand®. All opinions are 100% mine. We have been working on our outdoor living space now for a couple of years.  It all began with the idea, layout, and build of our 'diy party deck' - which eventually, today, has evolved into a much-used outdoor extension of our indoor family living room. While it has taken some time for our particular outdoor living space to completely come together - I have always believed the simple addition of a few key essentials could make any outdoor space feel cozy and Continue reading

Home Office and Work Space Ideas & Inspiration | 75 Creative Desk Areas

Home Office and Work Space Ideas & Inspiration | 75 Creative Desk Areas

Is the New Year motivation and momentum still running strong following this first week of January? I still have some holiday decor lingering around but I'm anxious to begin tackling my 2013 to-dos. One project I am looking forward to is revamping our desk space. Enough time is spent in this area - it should be one of the most comfortable spaces around. So, this week's inspiration and ideas post is dedicated to desks, workspaces and home offices. These fabulous set ups contain ideas to enliven all types of spaces - ranging from dedicated Continue reading

From Our House to Yours – Christmas Decor 2012

From Our House to Yours – Christmas Decor 2012

Thank you for another year filled with love and support my friends - Have a fabulous weekend. xoxo enjoy. 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 DIY Window Box Planter Ideas with Free Building Plans – Tuesday {ten}

Ten DIY Window Box Planter Ideas with Free Building Plans – Tuesday {ten}

Even though the inconsistent weather has put a temporary halt on our front door project - I refuse to stop thinking about bright and cheery, flower filled, outdoor projects for spring... and this week I'm thinking about window box planters.I have always loved the charming look of window box planters - especially when they are overflowing with blooms and trailing vines. While many catalog window boxes carry a pretty hefty price tag, building your own box planter is a fairly simple project you can do yourself - and save lots in the Continue reading

Creative Door Mats You Can Make Yourself – Tuesday {ten} DIY Welcome Mats

Creative Door Mats You Can Make Yourself – Tuesday {ten} DIY Welcome Mats

While we are still plugging away at re-painting our front door woodwork I am keeping motivated by collecting ideas for the creative curb appeal that is to come. Last week I shared some creative ideas for displaying your home address; so I thought I would continue this week's Tuesday {ten} with a few options to create your own welcoming door mat. Door Mats are one accessory that can virtually be added to any front door even if you are lacking space in your entry way. These inexpensive diy projects are some easy options to welcome your Continue reading

Creative Ideas for Displaying Your Home Address – DIY House Numbers – Tuesday {ten}

Creative Ideas for Displaying Your Home Address – DIY House Numbers – Tuesday {ten}

We had such amazing weather this past weekend - my husband could not wait to get started on one of many outdoor projects we have planned this year. The woodwork around out front door has been dying for some attention since we moved in so he anxiously began chipping away the layers of paint that have accumulated over the years. While the woodwork has turned into a much larger job than anticipated, I'm looking forward to all the fun updates and added curb appeal that's to come - stylish house numbers being one of them. So this week's Continue reading