Friday, June 28, 2013


Thank you all so much on your oh-so-nice comments on my blue dresser!  I'm really surprised at how much I'm enjoying the's such a departure from my go-to color picks.  You all are so sweet, and more than anything I hope my projects inspire you to go out and try something new, whether that's a new paint color or trying a DIY that you would have never done before.

There are so many incredible projects happening with design bloggers right now!  Here are a few of my favorites from the past few weeks.

Emily's fireplace

Emily style is impeccable.  Check out what she did to their two-story high fireplace that had an impractical niche over the mantle.  Now her mantle is full of texture and loads of character!

Kristin's blog is a constant source of inspiration for me.  She took a new-in-the-box table from Ikea that she found at Goodwill and dressed it up with some gold spray paint.  How could I not love it?

These are the cutest personalized towels, made easy with a freezer paper stencil and a little bit of craft paint.  I had these exact towels in my cart at Ikea a few weeks ago, and put them back.  Bummer!  You can bet they're on my list for next time!

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And, I have a bit of blog housekeeping to address with your today.  If by some chance you haven't heard, Google Reader is shutting down as of July 1 (that's Monday!).  So, if that's how you get my new blog posts, you'll have to choose another way to follow a hurry!  There are so many ways to make sure you never miss a post, so hopefully you'll choose one of the following.

Cassie wrote a great post here full of reader options and instructions on switching over from your Google Reader.  Click on over and learn from someone who knows what she's talking about!

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I hope you have a great weekend!  I'm heading out to some garage sales this morning and we're taking the kids to see Monsters University this afternoon.  Thank you, thank you for your loyal reading here!  You all are the reason I continue with the crazy huge little hobby, and your encouragement keeps me going!


  1. I love your site....I'm always looking at the new post shared from others sites. I am a new follower on Bloglovin and FB now....Happy to be here.

  2. I just love Kristin's table hack :) Have a great weekend Jennifer! xo Krsitin

  3. Those are some great features, I love Emily's fireplace transformation as well - so clever!! Have a wonderful weekend Jennifer and family!

  4. I thought Emily fireplace was ingenious! Happy hunting, hope you find something you can't live without! :)


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