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Friday, February 28, 2014

BEST OF THE NEST LINK PARTY {1}

Friday, February 28, 2014

BEST OF THE NEST LINK PARTY {1}

It's finally here!  The four of us are so incredibly happy that you've joined us today for our first ever link party!   To kick things off, we're sharing our Best of the Nest from February.   Jennifer @ Dimples & Tangles Blog  | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram | Bloglovin' | Twitter No big surprise here that this is my best project of the month!  Thank you so much for all of your nice comments this week on my son's new planked wall! Kris @ Driven by D├ęcor Blog  | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram | Bloglovin ' |  Twitter  |  Google+ Kris used a blank wall in her gorgeous dining room and finally crossed a project off her list that she's been wanting to do for a long time. I'm pretty sure I'd be completely distracted from my food when staring at that beautiful plate arrangement!   Lisa @ Shine your Light  Blog | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram | Bloglovin ' | Twitter Lisa took the popu...
Thursday, February 27, 2014

MY THOUGHTS ON COWHIDE RUGS

Thursday, February 27, 2014

MY THOUGHTS ON COWHIDE RUGS

Up until a few years ago, I never expected to have a cowhide rug in my home.  My home isn't lodge-y or rustic, and I didn't think it was my style.  Boy, was I wrong!  Cowhides can be a very chic accent in many different styles of homes (check out this one from the office of the show home I visited last year!). I've always been drawn to the zebra printed hides, but last year when I came across a deal I couldn't pass up at Sam's Club I tried a regular hide in my living room.  I brought 3-4 home to try out and settled on this one.  I know you all have seen it, but I've never blogged about it specifically. As I've been refreshing my breakfast nook, I've thought all along how great a hide rug would look layered over my natural rug under the table.  Since I already had the spotted hide in the living room, I planned to get the zebra printed hide that I've always loved.  Then on a whim I threw a zebra blanket under the table to get an idea of w...
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

DIY WOOD FENCE PLANK WALL {TUTORIAL}

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

DIY WOOD FENCE PLANK WALL {TUTORIAL}

Isn't it great when a project you've been planning to do forever finally gets done?  That was this planked wall for me! It all started when I saw what Chris at Just a Girl did for her son's room.  Go see it, it's a.ma.zing!  From that point on I knew I wanted to do something similar for my son's room.  Fast forward about a year from the time I saw that post, when we needed a new fence.  When the guys came to replace it, I told my husband to have them stash 4-5 of the panels beside the house.  I knew I didn't want to throw that wood out! Fast forward another year, and we finally reached a point where we were ready to attempt this project.  Here's how we started: 1) Enlist boy-who-will-be-living-with-this-awesome-project to help pull each board apart and remove the nails.  2) With a high-pressure nozzle, my husband cleaned all of the boards off very well. Then we left them in the sun for days to dry out thoroughly.  3) Not pictured- I used the palm ...
Friday, February 21, 2014

WEEKEND READING SUGGESTIONS

Friday, February 21, 2014

WEEKEND READING SUGGESTIONS

Thank you all so much for your sweet comments yesterday on my black dresser !  Other than the dust that shows up like crazy on it, :) I'm loving the change! I'm just quickly popping in today to share a great resource with you.  It's time for the annual "Homies" awards given out by the uber-popular blog Apartment Therapy .  Somehow I made the list!  Although I'd love a vote from you, that's not really why I'm sharing this. The list of nominated blogs is a goldmine!  There are so many that are new to me, and I thought you might be interested in some new blogs to follow too.  This list has many of the best ones all in one place for you! Now, if you WOULD like to vote, you can click over here to do so.  If you're not registered at AT you'll have to provide an e-mail address, but it's quick and not big deal.  And, you can vote for ALL of your favorite blogs, not just one!  The voting ends tomorrow so you'll have to be quick.  So i...
Thursday, February 20, 2014

BLACK DRESSER

Thursday, February 20, 2014

BLACK DRESSER

Hi everybody!  How's your week coming along?  I know some of you are still covered in snow, but we've actually had a few days in the 70's this week, and it's been great!  I'm sure our winter isn't over yet but it's been nice to have a few days of warm sunshine! Yesterday I remembered that I never showed you my dresser that I was working on a few weeks ago.  Actually, I just got around to styling it a few days ago and getting it ready for it's close-ups.  :) Remember, it started out like this : And then went bold and glossy, which I loved! However, after living with the color for almost a year, I began to feel limited by it.  I really wanted to be able to use some of my blue and white pieces in that spot, and they did not work with the turquoise.  I also tried to move the dresser to a few other places in the room, which always put it too close to the green china cabinet , and it just looked strange. So, I turned back to my old stand-by...
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

BEST OF THE NEST MONTHLY LINK PARTY

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

BEST OF THE NEST MONTHLY LINK PARTY

Today I'm so happy to announce a new monthly link party, and you're all invited to participate!  I'm teaming up with three of the sweetest bloggers around to host our "Best of the Nest" Party, where you can link up your best project from the previous month. Every month on the last Friday we'll be ready to party!  All four blogs will be participating in the link party.  You only need to link up on one of the hosts' pages, and your link will automatically be shown on all four blogs.  And, anyone can enter, even if you don't have a blog!  You can submit a photo through Instagram by using the hashtag #bestofthenest and tagging at least one of the hosts in your post.  You can follow any or all of us and we'll be sure to remind you! Pam @pamsimpledetails Lisa @lisa_shineyourlight Kris @drivenbydecor Jennifer @jenniferdimplesandtangles You will also be able to submit your project through Pinterest.  We'll share more details on how to ...
Monday, February 17, 2014

NEW PERK VENT WRAPS AND A GIVEAWAY!

Monday, February 17, 2014

NEW PERK VENT WRAPS AND A GIVEAWAY!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of PERK for SocialSpark . All opinions are 100% mine. As much as I love decorating and DIY projects, I also enjoy posting about life in general, and little ways to make that better.  And one thing is for sure, with a new teenager, a near tween, and a busy schedule, we're in our car a lot!  And one thing that's made all of that time in the car better is a fresh, clean scent!   PERK Vent Wraps recently sent me three of their new auto vent air freshener s  to review.  There are 5 fragrances available, but I received Clean Laundry, Lush Valley, and Absolute Zero. PERK is a new brand of auto fresheners that is very discreet and very effective!  It easily slides right on to one of the slats of your air vent and stays put without restricting air flow.  It took longer for me to open the wrapper than it did to install! I was even able to attach a Vent Wrap  to our return air vent in the back of the car, which was n...
Friday, February 14, 2014

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY...I LOVE YA SO MUCH, HOW ABOUT A GIVEAWAY?

Friday, February 14, 2014

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY...I LOVE YA SO MUCH, HOW ABOUT A GIVEAWAY?

Happy Valentine's Day, Friends!   The good people at Lamps.com contacted me recently wanting to share one of their lamps with me, and I thought I'd pass it along to one of you!  If there's one thing I love, it's a great lamp! Here are a few that you can choose from...there's something for everyone's taste! (sorry for the fuzzy photos, click the corresponding link below for a better one) 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 Or, if you'd like you may choose any other lamp up to $125 value.  Open to US residents only.  Head over to lamps.com and check out your options, it's your choice! Use the Rafflecopter below to enter.  No other requirements today.  Just a little way for me to tell you how much I appreciate you following, reading, commenting, and supporting me! a Rafflecopter giveaway And, I had to end today with a Happy Birthday wish to these brothers...they're two today! They lived at the shelter for the first 6 months...