Wednesday, March 30, 2011

DIY Paint Chip Egg Garland

Easter, one of my very favorite holidays, is just around the corner. So many fun and wonderful DIY ideas are popping up on blogs just in time for Easter. This Paint Chip Egg Garland combines the best of both worlds! A great way to use all those extra paint chips, and make something fun for Easter as well!

Isn't this just too fun?! I'm going to have to try my hand at making one for our home.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Inspiration Tuesday: Textures and Colors

Inspiration Tuesday; where I share an image from my Home As Art Flickr group. An image that inspires me to make my home more beautiful.

So much to love about this photo. The textures and colors are especially pretty, and of course I adore the elephant on the side of the box as well. Can't you just see this as a great starting point to an entire room?

Monday, March 28, 2011


Do you enjoy DIY projects? Around our house we absolutely love them. Besides being fun to do, one of the reasons we love to DIY is to save money. So many of the things that we have changed about our home we wouldn't have been able to change if we had hired someone else to do the work.

With spring arriving (even though it's still snowing today), my mind has been filled with DIY projects that I want to do in the garden. Number one on my list is to build some raised garden beds for square foot gardening. Second on my list is to create an outdoor "living room" of sorts in the back corner of the yard.

Now in color!

This corner now has a poured concrete pad, but as you can see, it's the perfect spot for an outdoor living room! Plus, like I said, we sure love a good DIY project!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Finally, a new bed frame!

A few years ago we bought a bed frame that we loved. It had a padded leather headboard, foot board, and side rails. It was great, until it completely fell apart, leaving us with our bed being held up by BOOKS!

As you can tell, the books weren't always great at holding the bed frame up either. We just replaced it with the Chunky Wood Bed Frame from West Elm. It's one of many improvements that we are making to our master bedroom. Right now we are doing a "mini-makeover" of sorts to upgrade the space. We don't want to be like so many, where it's the room that is left for last.

The way this room looks (from the West Elm website) is very much my style for a dream bed room! Our bedframe, though the same as in the room, is the chocolate version to match the rest of our furniture.

A beautiful room to sleep in, and start the day in, is something that can really make a difference! Stay tuned for updates as we progress.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

A fresh start.

Much like spring, sometimes losing can actually be winning. A chance to start fresh, try new things, and move forward. After all, life is all about NOW. There is no other moment except for NOW!

I am so excited about spring. It's trying it's best to show up here in the mountains, and while we do have snow in the forecast, I have crocus blooming all over my yard.

Spring has sprung!

Seed and garden catalogs have been arriving almost daily. There are many things that I want to buy, including "red, white, and blue" potatoes, and a type of corn that claims to be great for growing in small spaces. Oh the possibilities!

What is the weather like where you are?

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

We're back (again)!

Can you believe the turmoil this poor blog has gone through? After losing everything due to server issues and then trying to restart again with different software only to find more problems, we are finally back. Thank you for sticking with us through it all, you have no idea how much that means to me.
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