Monday, April 30, 2012

Friday, April 27, 2012

DIY Painted Vase

Hello everyone!

Do you have a clear vase at home that's in need of a facelift?  Here's an idea of how you can turn it from bleak to chic with some paint!


 
 

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Bloggosphere Inspirational DIY Projects #1

Hello everyone!

Here  are some of the amazing DIY's and makeovers I found in blogland this week:

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Furniture DIY's:

Blue dresser via Primitive and Proper



Painted and Stained Dresser via Designing Domesticity



Restoration Hardware Inspired End Table via From Gardeners Two Bergers

  

Modernized Dixie Nighstand via Fab Rehab Creations



French Provincial Table Painted and Glazed via Vintage Farmhouse



Painted Dresser at Emily's Upcycled Furniture




Union Jack Coffee Table via Domestic Imperfection




Room Transformations:

Office Reveal via Creatively Living

 


Kitchen makeover via Note Songs



Kitchen makeover via Decorating Cents



Other Inspiration:

Alternative ways to use wallpaper via Mom Of All Trades


Lavender Bath Salts via Carolyn's Homework



Thanks for coming by for a visit! I'd love to hear your comments! And please, become a follower!

Linking to these fabulous parties here.

Link Party Websites

{M}* Between Naps On The Porch * Thrifty Decor Chick *  Skip To My Lou *  Home Stories A to Z * 3 Mango Seeds * How to nest for less * Ivy and Elephants * Inspired By Felicity *   Cherished Bliss *

{T}  * Night Owl Crafting *  Coastal Charm * My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia *  Mommy By Day Crafter by Night * Tip Junkie * Trophy Wife *
Measured By The Heart * Blue Cricket Design *  Our Delightful Home * Savvy Southern Style * A Bowl Full of Lemons * The DIY Dreamer * Organize an Decorate Everything * Cheap Crafty Mama *

{W}  * Blue Cricket Design  * Fireflies and Jellybeans * Shabby Creek Cottage * Beyond the Picket Fence *   Bear Rabbit Bear *   Home Happy Home * Someday crafts *  Fireflies and Jellybeans * The 36th Avenue * http://somedaycrafts.blogspot.com/  * Newlyweds * Savvy Southern Style *

{TH}* Delightful OrderA Glimpse Inside  *  The Crafty Blogstalker * Made In a Day  * Somewhat SimpleA Little Knick Knack* House of Hepworth's
 * Chic on a Shoestring * 52 Mantels * The Taylor House * Kitchen Fun with my 3 Sons *

{F}*  French Country Cottage *  At the Picket Fence * Serenity Now * The Shabby Nest * Tatertots and Jello * Chic On A Shoestring Decorating *
Nutmeg Place * Lolly Jane Boutique * Too Much Time * Addicted 2 Decorating * The Grant Life * The Rooster and The Hen * Classy Clutter * Craft Envy * 504 Main *

{Sat}* Be Different Act Normal * Nifty Thrifty Things * I heart naptime * The Sweet Talk Shop * Funky Junk Interiors *  Twigg Studios *  A Rosie Sweet Home *

{Sun}* DIY Showoff * The girl creative * By Stephanie Lynn * My 1929 Charmer Blog * Embellishing Life Everyday * Alderberry Hill *
Homemaker On A Dime * Delectable Home * Everything Under The Moon *  Addicted to Recipes * Vintage Mauve *
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Monday, April 23, 2012

DIY Beaded Sunburst Mirror

Do you love Sunburst Mirrors as much as I do?

I repurposed a ceiling medallion and made my own:

DIY Beaded Sunburst Mirror!


Home Decor - DIY Sunburst Mirror from Setting for Four #mirror #sunburst #diy #craft #home #bead #tutorial
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Thursday, April 19, 2012

DIY Cup Cozy


Thank you for all of the wonderful compliments on my DIY Cup Cozy that I blogged about here!  As promised today I am sharing the tutorial with you.
 
 
DIY Cup Cozy Tutorial from Setting for Four #diy #tutorial #cup #cozy #knit

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Our Finch Eggs Have Hatched!

Hello everyone!  I thought I would give you an update today on our resident baby finches which I first posted about here.

Here's a recap:

This is a picture of an adult Red House Finch:



Last month, a  House Finch couple had made a nest in the wicker basket I had hanging on my front door. 




Here are the eggs:



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And here are the babies!



And this is what we named them:
Meet Fergie ( as in "I'm the F to the E, R, G, the I, the E
And can't no other lady put it down like me")
 Freddie (as in Freddie Mercury) ,
Farrah (as in Farrah Fawcett) 
and Fabio. 
All F names for Finch! 
Fergie and Freddie usually have their mouths wide open (just like the singers), Farrah has the longest feathered hair of the bunch and Fabio is always at the font of the nest, front line and center of attention!




Aren't they adorable?



You can see what seems to be an ear hole on Fabio's head here:



We love checking on them every day, especially my boys.

I think they are just too cute.  I will add more pics as they grow, stay tuned!

Thanks for coming by for a visit! I'd love to hear your comments! And please, become a follower!

Linking to these fabulous parties here.

Link Party Websites

{M}* Between Naps On The Porch * Thrifty Decor Chick *  Skip To My Lou *  Home Stories A to Z * 3 Mango Seeds * How to nest for less * Ivy and Elephants *

{T}  * Night Owl Crafting *  Coastal Charm * My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia *  Mommy By Day Crafter by Night * Tip Junkie * Trophy Wife *
Measured By The Heart * Blue Cricket Design *  Our Delightful Home * Savvy Southern Style * A Bowl Full of Lemons * The DIY Dreamer *

{W}  * Blue Cricket Design  * Fireflies and Jellybeans * Shabby Creek Cottage * Beyond the Picket Fence *   Bear Rabbit Bear *   Home Happy Home * Someday crafts *  Fireflies and Jellybeans * The 36th Avenue * http://somedaycrafts.blogspot.com/  * Newlyweds * Savvy Southern Style *

{TH}* Delightful OrderA Glimpse Inside  *  The Crafty Blogstalker * Made In a Day  * Somewhat SimpleA Little Knick Knack* House of Hepworth's
 * Chic on a Shoestring * 52 Mantels * The Taylor House * Kitchen Fun with my 3 Sons *

{F}*  French Country Cottage *  At the Picket Fence * Serenity Now * The Shabby Nest * Tatertots and Jello * Chic On A Shoestring Decorating *
Nutmeg Place * Lolly Jane Boutique * Too Much Time * Addicted 2 Decorating * The Grant Life * The Rooster and The Hen * Classy Clutter * Craft Envy *

{Sat}*
Be Different Act Normal * Nifty Thrifty Things * I heart naptime * The Sweet Talk Shop * Funky Junk Interiors *  Twigg Studios *  A Rosie Sweet Home *

{Sun}* DIY Showoff * The girl creative * By Stephanie Lynn * My 1929 Charmer Blog * Embellishing Life Everyday * Alderberry Hill *
Homemaker On A Dime * Delectable Home * Everything Under The Moon *  Addicted to Recipes *

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Bookcase Family Organizer

Hello everyone!

Today I am sharing with you one of our family's organizing secrets: our Bookcase Family Organizer.


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Friday, April 13, 2012

Outdoor Summer Lounging

Happy Friday everyone!  This week I have had summer on my mind.  Lounging outside, in the sun, great music, food, beverages, families and friends:


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DIY Pallet chair via Deckorella



Melong Rumballa via Design Sponge




DIY Outdoor planter pendant light via Design Sponge.  Love this DIY!!




Strawberry Poppyseed Cake via Taste of Home



DIY Outdoor Sisal Rug via House and Home



DIY Outdoor Fountain via Better Homes and Gardens




DIY Outdoor Tablecloth via Yellow Brick Home




Thanks for coming by for a visit! I'd love to hear your comments! And please, become a follower!

Heather


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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Featured today at House of Hepworth's!!

Hello all!  Check out my DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Page Scrolls featured at House of Hepworth's today!


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Thanks Allison for featuring my easy and inexpensive DIY!  I am honored and really appreciate your support :)

Thanks for coming by for a visit! I'd love to hear your comments! And please, become a follower!


Heather
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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

My Space: Main Floor Bathroom

Hello Everyone!

Today is a continuation of the tour of my home.  You can see my foyer here, and my living room here.  You can also see a bit more of my home at my Christmas 2011 Home Tour Page.


Here is our main floor bathroom:

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I've received the Versatile Blogger Award

I received an email the other day from my bloggy-buddy Amy at While Wearing Heels, to tell me she is awarding me with the Versatile Blogger Award!


WOW - thanks Amy!!  I am very honored and graciously accept!  It's a really great catagory to be in - to be considered 'Versatile'!

Amy is a Stay-At- Home Mommy to a very beautiful 3 year old blondie and loves to craft her heart out!  If you haven't beeen to Amy's blog - go quickly!!  Her blog is filled with terrific DIY's, crafts, recipes and how-to's.  She is probably one of the sweetest bloggy friends you could ever meet - and has been one of my biggest supporters.  :)

 Here are the RULES for the Versatile Blogger Award-

1. Add the award to your blog.
2. Thank the blogger who gave it to you.
3. Mention seven random things about yourself. (see below)
4. List the rules.
5. Award to 10 bloggers.
6. Inform each of those 10 by leaving a comment on their blog.

So, 7 random things about myself:

I am a certified open-water scuba diver and have scuba dived with 10 feet long manta rays and barracuda.
I worked for a couple of 'barracuda' bosses back in the day....diving with them is more fun! Ha! Ha!
I can drive a tractor, learned while working on a farm at 16.
I have a double jointed finger on my right hand.
I have my Fitness Trainer Certification and love to work out at my local gym doing weightraining and cardio.
I suffered from Bell's Palsy as a young girl at 12, which caused partial paralysis for 2 months.  It was pretty scary at the time, but luckily with physio I fully recooperated.
I love to dress up in long gowns and very high heels when my handsome hubby and I go to military balls.  Any other day its jeans and Tees or tank tops if I am running around town or yoga pants and workout tanks if I am heading to the gym!
I love boating, waterskiing and tubing.

Ok - I know that's 8 - I gave you guys an extra one as a bonus, cause you're awesome!!

Award 10 bloggers:

A Little Something In The Meantime: Claire is a 30-something teacher who enjoys creating pretty things and might have a small paint chip obsession.  Me too Claire!  Take a look at her DIY Moss Banner for spring.
The Creek Line House: Courtenay lives in a very pretty white house by a pretty creek and a pretty barn.  Check out her pretty spring mantle!

Simply Chic Treasures: Cynthia has always had a preference for anything antique or vintagey.  Check out her latest DIY, a blue ombre dresser.

Alderberry Hill:  Sarah is a self-proclaimed crafting Momma.  Take a look at her Rustic Easter Charm post.

Mama With A Dash of DIY Drama:  Lori is a Mom of 3 boys who loves to find something plain and give it a touch of drama.   Check out her race-car inspired graphic chest of drawers.

From Gardeners 2 Bergers:  Becca's favorite projects are "inspired" from stores.  She loves to shop, then recreate the look customized for her own home, like her Z Gallerie Subway Art Knockoff.

Tales of a Trophy Wife:  Tara tells us that her blog is about creativity, poor photography skills and bad grammar combined!  Check out Tara's delish Peanut Butter Rice Crispie Squares.

Frazzled Five;  Jen is a Mom to 5 special kids who loves to craft, work and go to school - and all in one day!
Take a look at Jen's stencilled bathroom. 

The Bold Abode:  Gwen is on a mission to live a BOLD life filled with color and humor and as many power tools as she can find. She just moved her blog successfully to WordPress...way to go Gwen, now can you teach me? :)
Eclectically Vintage:  Kelly loves to share her love of all things vintage, cool collections, decorating, mixing old and new, flea markets, estate sales, junk and unique art .  Check out how she uses antique flower frogs to display photos!

Thanks for coming by for a visit! I'd love to hear your comments! And please, become a follower!

 Heather
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Monday, April 9, 2012

DIY Birdcage Art

Hello everyone!  Today I am sharing a tutorial on how to make a DIY Birdcage Art project.


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Sunday, April 8, 2012

I am featured today at Made In A Day!

Happy Easter everyone!  I hope you and your family are celebrating a lovely day today!

My DIY French Script Easter Eggs are featured today at Kim's terrific blog Made In A Day!

Thanks Kim for the honor of featuring me and for your support, I so appreciate it!

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Thanks for coming by for a visit! I'd love to hear your comments! And please, become a follower!

Heather :)
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