Thursday, August 21, 2014

Friday Favorites

 our house now a home
Two creative blogs coming together to share even more creativity!

Time for Friday Favorites! I am co hosting this lovely link party with the wonderful Laura from I'm not a trophy wife. She is such a kind person, has a great blog, and is really funny with her Facebook status's. Just sayin. I hope you all really do go and visit some of these links, even if you are not a fellow blog person seeing some of these talented people's ideas is a great way to become inspired! I always have a hard time selecting two features, this week was really hard. But, I am a professional, an adult, I can do this. And I did....


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This floor is amazing. To be honest when I first saw the picture I was not sure what it was going to be. But, when I went to Woods of bell trees I was shocked to see that this was a painted concrete floor. I mean, Heather painted this! I am so surprised by people's talents, and she is one of them. I am always stumbling across some of her projects through different searches. And when I find it is at woods of the bell trees it makes sense. Seriously, this blog has a ton of creative and lovely things to peruse. So many fresh and new ideas. 



Restoration Hardware Knockoff Chandelier
The light on the left is a professional ceiling light that is crazy expensive. The one on the right is a DIY ceiling light made by Roxanne and her Hubby at The honeycomb home. Are we clear on that? She made it! I am in awe, and slightly envious that she has this light in her home. And for only $27 dollars, my kind of project. The honeycomb home is a blog with some amazing projects, like this one. Lost of inspiration, and a fun place to stop for anyone who is even slightly interested in home decor and DIY projects. She does it all, and shares it!


So onto the new Friday Favorites for this week, I am eager to see what pops up on this link party!

Happy Linking up, and I hope you really take the time to visit others too. Otherwise you are missing out on the best part of linking up. Seeing, sharing, and supporting others!
Rules-
Rules sounds a bit strong for a link party and there is no micromanaging going on! But,
 I would love for you to:
* Link and linger a bit on 1 or 2 blogs
*Link 1-3 of your favorite posts, older posts are great too!
*Link back to this party
*Follow me Emily here at Our house now a home and Laura at I'm not a trophy wife or give a shout out on social media for the party

Grab a button if you were featured!
I'm Not a Trophy Wife
 


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

parade of home's highlights


Last week I shared that I was going to the parade of homes here in the Milwaukee WI area. Well on Saturday Dale and I went. We saw 27 houses in 3 different communities. And according to Dale's step calculator app on his phone we walked 4.5 miles in one day. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Home......

Home is.....
....where cookies take forever to bake


Monday, August 18, 2014

dollar store challenge #1


I am starting a new series here at Our house now a home. The dollar store challenge! The rules are simple. Once a month I will go to a dollar store, select something to redo, rehab, or change up. I will then do just that by only things I purchased at the dollar store, or by using the assistance of things already in my home to help with the up cycle project. So for this first challenge I used a whopping $1. That is right. I purchased this calender, with the plans to use it for the pictures. The pictures in it were so vibrant and natural.

Friday, August 15, 2014

seating area loveliness


 

It is FRIDAY! Just had to get that out there. I know I don't work outside the home. Or really at all, this here blog is my only job other then my crew of little's. So the weekends are somewhat similar to the week days for me. But, there is just something exciting and different about the weekends. The anticipation of the fun to be had. I am sharing today a little corner of my bedroom. Our master bedroom has not been touched with projects, reno's or anything. The baseboards are still the faux wood. The wall is still a former white and now dirty off white color. The window curtains are some random light brown that we had in our first apartment together. This is the room that we are never in. EVER. But we do have this sweet and wonderful little sitting area that has come together.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Friday Favorites

 our house now a home
Two creative blogs coming together to share even more creativity!

Another week has come and gone. With hosting this Friday favroties link party I feel like the week flies by even more. How have you all been enjoying this link party. I am so honored that Laura from I'm not a trophy wife has allowed me to co host. My blog is still somewhat new, and seeing what I can do with it, and most importantly meeting new people has been wonderful. I am taking it all in and seeing more and more possibility's.

Ok, the features for this week. There were a few pretty amazing things shared. I had a hard time picking just two. But, I managed to figure it out. I hope you go and visit my features from this week. They have so much to offer.

Vintage airplane bedroom -canarystreetcrafts.com
This is room is so wonderful. I feel like it is a breathe of fresh air for a little boy to sleep and play in. I adore so much about this room. Amy, from canary street homes created this space. I will admit I have a soft spot for this space because it resembles my boy's bedroom. They have a vintage transportation themes bedroom. Even some hanging vintage airplanes. I think the fact that this is obviously a boy bedroom, but feels subtle and fresh is what I enjoy about this space. Canary street crafts is a great blog to check out if you love things that are thoughtful, pretty, and creative. I have enjoyed sifting through their archives and seeing what amazing things they come up with.

Lamp revamp main pic
This to me is what DIY is all about. Taking a lamp that would be overlooked, donated or even thrown out. And turn it into something anyone would be admiring in a store and briskly placing in their basket before anyone else has a chance to get it. Amanda from Dwelling happiness created this lamp, and she did it so well. I never would have thought of using chalk as the decorative piece to the lamp shade. The fun thing about this is the pattern can be changed up. Dwelling Happiness is a new blog, I am talking started last month new. And I am very excited to see what more she will share with us all. So far there is some lovely craft tutorials, and really creative ideas for home decor. This is a blog that will be fun to watch grow, I am sure bigger and better is on the near future horizon. 


So onto the new Friday Favorites for this week, I am eager to see what pops up on this link party!

Happy Linking up, and I hope you really take the time to visit others too. Otherwise you are missing out on the best part of linking up. Seeing, sharing, and supporting others!
Rules-
Rules sounds a bit strong for a link party and there is no micromanaging going on! But,
 I would love for you to:
* Link and linger a bit on 1 or 2 blogs
*Link 1-3 of your favorite posts, older posts are great too!
*Link back to this party
*Follow me Emily here at Our house now a home and Laura at I'm not a trophy wife or give a shout out on social media for the party

Grab a button if you were featured!
I'm Not a Trophy Wife
 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

updating a book shelf, no money needed! Just a dust cloth....


Today I am sharing a small example of what you can do with no money. Yes, zero money. I have this big book shelf in the corner of our room. And we have set some pictures on it here and there. Used a few random nick knacks, to fill the space. Truth be told, this book shelf is in our room for one reason. We have a really big bedroom. And when we first bought the house we had a bed and two nightstands. The room felt cavernous. So I added some "stuff" to make it feel more lived in and loved.