Friday, May 27, 2011


For those of you who are friends with me on facebook, you've probably seen an influx of pictures I've posted through Instragram. I LOVE this app! Thought I'd share some pics with my fellow bloggers.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Porch - Part One

So the porch is far from being complete but this past week I finish a HUGE part of it. I painted the ceiling a grey-blue shade called "Blue Arrow" from Valspar. It's funny because when I first told my parents that I was painting the ceiling blue, they kinda gave me a strange look, and I understand, a blue ceiling??? But it looks amazing!!! And Steve agrees :). It makes a load of difference!!!

If you can tell I painted the trim white.

I took some pictures of the rest of the porch and backyard, and included notes of what we want to do in the future.

1. Add mulch, plants and new lighting.
2. Built-in bench idea
3. Even though these smell great, they attract bees so they have to go!
4. Looks like were gonna have to replace some sod :(
5. Replace fence.

1. We want to rip out all of these plants and build a deck with a fire pit.
2. More replacing sod :(
3. Remove steps.

If anyone has tips on how to take care of hydrangeas please let me know! :(

So there you have it. You can see some inspirational pictures on my Pinterest account.

DIY Jewelry Holder

While browsing one my favorite sites Pinterest, I came across this great DIY jewelry holder. See below.

I made my own, but replaced the radiator grate with scrapbook paper and added screw-in hooks for necklaces.

I can't decide what I like better so I might be updating it with the metal sheet.

This original project can be seen here.

Also, stand by for Part 1 of the porch redo!!