Monday, March 2, 2015

Ribbon Makeover

Sometimes the little things help bring things together.  Sometimes I have to take a break from the big projects and just do a small project that I can start and finish in an hour or so.  This project was just that.  

I bought these canvas baskets from Target a few years ago.  They are perfect for holding back yard things by the back door.  One for dog stuff and one for all.the.balls.  


I love them really, but they don't really go with the new color scheme for the room.  So, I purchased some ribbon at Hobby Lobby (50% off of course) and pulled out my glue gun. 


As I was adding the top ribbon, I realized it wasn't quite wide enough to overlap the middle ribbon.  So, I used some cute rick-rack to fill in.


The finished result is perfect.  For around $5 the corner now looks like it belongs in the space instead of just an after-thought.


Sometimes it's just the little things!  

If you think of it, say a little prayer for my baby boy today, I would truly appreciate it.  :) He is having oral surgery to remove a couple of teeth. I'm pretty sure I'm more nervous than he is!!

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Fridays Unfolded Link Party {#146}

Well here we are.  It's Friday again!  Does anyone else just feel like the days or speeding by?!?  At any rate, it's time to party!!


Thank you all for your sweet comments and prayers last week about my mommy burdens. Things have passed, and in the light, are maybe not as bad as they first seemed.  I finally sat down and blogged a bit this week. Sharing just some tidbits of what had been going on around these parts.  Included was a sneak peek at our new family room paint job.


Each week I find such fun stuff at our get together!  Thank you so much for sharing with us and our readers!

I'm happy to share some of my favs with you this week.


Remember, If you are pinning one of these great ideas for yourself, please click over to the original link and pin from there - thanks!

Open shelving is all the rage it seems and these lovely wood floating shelves from On Bliss Street turned out fabulous!

DIY Floating Shelves from On Bliss Street

This bleach stamped scarf from Woods of Bell Trees is so pretty!  What a great idea to use bleach!

Bleach Stamped Scarf from Woods of Bell Trees

I really do try to be frugal with my cleaning supplies so when I saw this I was instantly intrigued.  Homemade dryer sheets from View From The Fridge.


And, this greek yogurt ranch veggie dip - yum!  I am doing my best to move away from processed food and make more things on my own.  This recipe from Natural Chow looks pretty simple and delicious!

Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip from Natural Chow

Thank you all for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!! Make sure you grab a button if you were featured!


And as always remember to check out the other hostesses as each hostess chooses their own features. :)  Also make sure you check out our pinterest boards.  One board is for features and one board is for other things that may have caught our eye.



Now let's see what unfolded for you this week!! 

You remember the rules ;)

  • Follow ALL of our hostesses in some way: Frazzled JOY, NancherrowSew A Fine Seamand Skipping Sideways
  • Link up as many posts as you like - recipes, decorating, faith, kids, homeschooling, humor, giveaways...whatever unfolded for you lately.
  • Grab the code and post the party button or linked text somewhere on your blog.
  • Visit a few links (it's a party, people!).
  • Pin only from the original posts.
  • By joining Fridays Unfolded you are giving us permission to post a linked photo from your shared post.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

What's Happenin'

I haven't forgotten about y'all I promise.  All sorts of things have been happenin' around here lately, I just haven't had a chance to pull it together to share with you guys!  ;)  So, today is a round-up of sorts.  A peek into our lives so to speak.

Some progress has been made in the family room update.  We contemplated paint colors for the walls.  And re-arranged furniture! 


Then there was a birthday in the house. :)  So, progress put on hold for more important things.


The kids had a day off from school, so we sorted through clothes.  My boys have been growing like little weeds!


Paint was chosen and painting began.


The house was a mess and laundry had piled up, so progress paused while I did some laundry.  As I was doing laundry, I realized I was running low on laundry soap, so I whipped up a batch.  


It's all gelled (is that a word?) and ready to be poured into containers!

Then the snow came.


And that meant some sledding.  (so thankful for a hubby and a dad who loves getting out and playing with his kids no matter the conditions...I hate the cold)


The snow makes me more and more mindful of my oldest and others I know who are among the many in the New England area that are buried under several feet of snow...not inches. I am thankful for technology that allows me to see his smiling face from time to time.  Makes this mama heart feel much better - you can tell a lot from just seeing their face, am I right?? (I screen-shot this while we were face-timing the other night - he would not keep his phone still, so the pic is blurry ;))

 

Finally the painting was finished and all the furniture back in place.  Nothing much is styled and pretty yet, so not quite ready for a complete reveal, but here's a sneak peek. Still lots to do, but we are definitely headed in the right direction! And, I am loving the new furniture arrangement!


See, I told you we've been busy!!  Hopefully I will be back soon to share more details of the family room transformation.  Thanks for following along on our little adventures :).


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