Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Adding Some Character

Have you ever dissected a piece of furniture or home decor that you love to see what it is exactly that you love about it?
For me it is usually in the little unique details.
  Enter these woven baskets with lids. 
I bought these on super clearance for like $15 for all three. They are fine as is….  Nice basic baskets, but nothing to write home about. 
But by simply adding a little detail, they suddenly look interesting and unique.  I just tied on some old  metal pieces I already had with twine and a few minutes later…some instant character to my boring baskets.
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I really love them now.
Look around and notice what you like and why.  Then see how you can turn what you already have into something you love!


Saturday, May 28, 2011

Family Room Design Board

It’s been a crazy few weeks around here and I am not sure that school getting out  is going to slow anything down much!   Just poppin’ in to show you  an idea of what direction I am headed for our family room…give or take a little bit. 

What do y’all think?

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I hope you all have a wonderful, enjoyable and safe holiday weekend!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Summer is Almost Here!

my roses

The mornings are getting brighter, the nights are getting longer.

My yard is blooming… and my allergies are acting up.

The kids are starting to play outside.

I keep getting whiffs of BBQ and fresh cut  grass.

Summer is almost here!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mothers Day LOVE

mothers day

Loving my babies…Mothers Day 2011

I hope all you Mom’s and the Mom’s you love had a fabulous day:)

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Quick Fix {Furry, Fuzzy Ottoman}


Do you have small little projects waiting for you, but you keep putting them off?  I don’t know why I do this, but I let a 5 min something loom over my head for 5 weeks!  Dumb.  ANYWAY…

  Our poor little ottoman has seen better days.  I bought it a few years back and it has served us well housing many different items as well as propping up tired feet.

During last few weeks it took a turn for the worse.  The fabric suddenly popped open and was in desperate need of some recovering.  I have been completely putting it off  deciding what fabric to use, but in the meantime it was a huge eyesore in our family room.  I was thinking of doing something more interesting like The Nester’s fur ottoman, but never got around to finding some fur like hers.

Well, last week I was in my Grandma’s sewing room {which is more like a mini fabric store} and I saw this faux fur.  She gladly offered it to me to try out...{because she is wonderfully awesome like that!}

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Literally less than 5 minutes later.

It was so simple but makes such a difference.  It’s a bit shorter than The Nester’s,  but I quite like it’s new fuzzy coat and it is super soft!

I have a few more of these simple little tasks that I know will make a big difference.  If you are in the same boat, lets knock out some of these smaller projects that help our homes feel more put together, ultimately removing some clutter from our brains…are ya with me?! ;) 

Please excuse my excessive enthusiasm over such a small project, but I’ve been such a slack job lately, it feels GREAT!

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