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How To Make a Solar Light Chandelier in 7 Easy Steps

How To Make a Solar Light Chandelier in 7 Easy Steps

A few weeks ago I had the urge to make something fun and easy and I thought a solar light chandelier would make a nice addition to my front porch. I love me a good light project. There’s no shortage of sunshine in South Carolina and my desire to make my home stand out from our neighbor’s was all the Continue reading



An Update and a Hint of Things to Come

An Update and a Hint of Things to Come

Hello! I thought I would pop in for anyone still out there wondering what I’m up to and if I’m ever coming back to blogging land. If you have been following me on Facebook or Instagram, you’ve probably seen a hint of some of these things. Just in case you are still out there, I thought I’d Continue reading



Kitchen Renovation – Fridge Wall Progress

Kitchen Renovation – Fridge Wall Progress

In my last progress update, I showed you the window wall progress. Turning around and facing the opposite wall, let's take a look at the fridge wall. Here was our starting point. That is a chimney stack that is between the upper cabinets. The fridge sits to the right of it. Here is a view from the Continue reading



Kitchen Renovation – Window Wall Progress

Kitchen Renovation – Window Wall Progress

When I started my kitchen renovation project and thought about posting about it, I thought I was going to be all Young House Love with it and do a project, show you the completed project, do another project, show you the finished project and so on and so forth until my kitchen was done. Yeah. That's Continue reading



Kitchen Renovation – Part 2

Kitchen Renovation – Part 2

When I last left you, a month ago, I was outlining my plan for my kitchen renovation. I have done some things in the kitchen during that time, but mostly life has been in the way of me and projects. Let me start by showing you the layout of the kitchen. I used Homestyler.com to make a drawing of Continue reading



Master Bedroom Makeover–Pottery Barn Knock Off Quilt

Master Bedroom Makeover–Pottery Barn Knock Off Quilt

Today’s post is more of a cautionary tale. Trust me, you’ll thank me for the warning. Do you remember my sad sack of a bedroom? The one a muted rainbow barfed all over? Allow me to refresh your memory. Oh geez. It’s so harsh to see the before. *hanging head in shame* I showed you the mid-progress Continue reading



Kitchen Renovation – The Plan, Part 1

Kitchen Renovation – The Plan, Part 1

As I have lived with my kitchen in a constant state of disarray and change over the past 6 months, I've had plenty of time to dream and come up with a plan for this space. I'm going for a traditional-industrial-farmhouse look. Since I have a lot of projects and plans, I've broken this post up in to Continue reading



Kitchen Renovation – Starting Point

Kitchen Renovation – Starting Point

Before I begin, let me just state for the record that all I really wanted to do was remove the wallpaper and the carpet. That was it. My two goals for my kitchen when I moved into the house. Notice the 1980s Berber carpet? I imagine this looked good for 1 week. Seriously, it should be against the Continue reading



Fixing the Love Bowl

Fixing the Love Bowl

Way back in the day, a few years after this (Hubs and I, circa 1987) but several years before this (Hubs and I, circa 2000) Hubs bought me what I like to call the Love Bowl. He bought it for me from the Pike Place Market in Seattle, one of our favorite places to go waste an afternoon together. It Continue reading



Three Key Ingredients for Every Project

Three Key Ingredients for Every Project

Happy New Year! Oh, wait. I'm probably a little late on that sentiment thanks to Flu A and Flu B who mistakenly thought we'd put out the welcome mat for them. Source: designspiration.net via FrouFruGal on Pinterest   I had thought about starting the year off with my word of the year. I missed that Continue reading