Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Colorful wood pallet garden bench, Homedit cotributing article



I am so excited to share this project with you all! With summer here, brightening up your outdoor space is a fun way to help ring in the summer fun. This colorful garden bench cannot get more bright and summer-like. I am sharing the full tutorial at Homedit. You can head over to Homedit, here.

Things have been so hectic here lately. We just got back from a week long vacation. I will be explaining it all here on Friday. I wish i could say there is no story, it was all sun, sand and fun. But, there is a pretty dramatic story. Me telling you all what happened will also help explain my slow project sharing in the next few weeks. I am so eager to get the laundry room/mud room done.  We have it along further than I have shared here. just need to organize it all before the grand reveal. I am also slowly incorporating more new ideas into my room. The room that has never been redone or even painted. The boy's bedroom is coming together and their big, massive bed will be ready to share soon. So lot's of happenings here, I just need to get it all together. Look out for the story of our vacation this Friday. It involves a tow truck, chocolate chip pancakes, and a big Victorian house.



But, today is about this beautiful bench I made and am sharing on Homedit. Head on over here and check it out! What is a way you are updating your outdoor space for summer? Any new additions to your porch or patio?

Get the full tutorial here- http://www.homedit.com/colorful-garden-bench-using-pallets/#top

Monday, June 29, 2015

Question of the day- Monday


Today's question of the day comes from Leslie, who blog's at Life in every limb. Leslie asks...


My walls are covered in fingerprints ALL THE TIME. What's the best kind of paint for a house with children in it? I used to have wallpaper everywhere- is that just not an option these days? I didn't have that problem then!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Share your space #3


Friday is here! It is officially becoming my favorite day of the week, sorry Saturday. We had a good run as my favorite day of the week. I still like you, just not the way I like Friday. It is because we now get to take a peek at others homes on Friday. Share your space is so fun, and I am loving seeing all of the homes. Seriously, I have some beauties being submitted by email. If you want to be feautred email me at emilye1@gmail.com to have your time to shine!



Today we are getting to take a peek at Leah from life lemons and lemonade. She is sharing her guest room with us. I must say, I would like to check in for a visit and sleep in this cozy space.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Question of the day- Monday

  
Question of the day time, how is everyone's morning going? That is not the question for today, just a freebie. Today we have a question send by email.....

Jessica wants to know-

    I am finally going to take the plunge and start to create the art's and crafts I have pinned in my well organized Pinterest boards. What is a good craft starter kit? I know with each project there will need to be some purchases made. But, what do you always seem to have on hand for those spur of the moment decorating instances you talk about? 

I love this question. One of the things I adore about Pinterest is the ideas you get. Normal, none decorating obsessed people can see what is out there and possible to do. But, I am sure it can feel overwhelming when looking at starting a stock pile of craft things. 
  • A hot glue gun
  • Lot's of appropriately sized hot glue gun sticks
  • Good set of scissors
  • A book of scrap booking paper. At most crafts stores there is usually a bulk-type book you can purchase with lots of colors and patterns.
  • Twine or rope
  • Regular glue sticks
  • A starter kit of paints, with standard colors
  • Markers, colored pencils. Not to be touched and played with by kid's!
This list can get you started. The thing to remember is, I did not have a "craft starter kit" when I began creating things for my home. I simply had left over supplies from crafts that I made. Eventually I got a stock pile going. So don't feel like you need to jump in with a bunch of things at your ready. As you start seeing what crafts you gravitate towards, supplies you use. Then you can begin buying when things are on sale, or if there is a coupon for them. You will find your way and will be crafting on the spur of the moment too! Good luck!

What would you add to this starter list? What is something you always, ALWAYS seem to use when creating things? If you have a question email me at emilye1@gmail.com with your question, name and link to your blog if you have it. 

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Summer kickoff giveaway!



You read that right! Are you ready to kick off summer, win some cash and a prize? I teamed up with a wonderful group of blogging friends to give you all a chance to win. Now that I think about it, I should not have joined so I could enter and have a chance too. I guess I can just hope one of you lovely readers are the lucky winner.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Question of the day- Friday


I have one, a simple one for today. How has everyone enjoyed the question of the day addition to Our house now a home?

Let me know how you are enjoying this. Since this is a new concept for me I am still feeling things out. Would this be better and more enjoyable as a few times a week, instead of everyday? Or maybe a once a week feature? let me know what you think, sound off! Have a great weekend!

Share your space #2


How did everyone enjoy the first edition of the Share your space series? It was launched very successfully, with a lot of you really liking the idea of this. I also got so many submissions to be featured. Thank you all who submitted your space. I am going to feature everyone, but with this only being a once a week thing some of you will have to wait a few weeks for your feature. Don't worry, I am not playing favorites, or being choosy. Every home deserves to shine, every project should be celebrated. I am putting them in order of when I receive the submission.


Now that I got that out of the way, it is time for today's feature.... Anne from Design Dreams is sharing her beautiful home with all of us. This home screams cozy and comfort to me. I am loving it!