Friday, January 29, 2010

Any Mac Bloggers Out There?

I LOVE my Mac and I LOVE blogging - now I just need to make the two work together. I have been using the Blogger standard software to create all of my posts thus far - but am on the lookout for great blogware I can use with my Mac. I know PC users are huge fans of Windows Live Writer, and I am looking for a similar program that is Mac friendly.

I know there are a lot of programs out there -
But wondering, if you are on a Mac, what do you use?

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Power of Paint (in the hallway) ~

I have been painting a little the last few days and here is one of my "new" spaces thanks to a little paint. Here is our hallway from the garage into the kitchen before:

During the painting - man, that was a lot of molding to cut around - 4 doors and 1 door jam to be exact.

And the after...


I painted this Pottery Barn mirror this last Summer from a mahogany wood to black and sanded the edges. And the rug I purchased at Tuesday Morning for $49.99.

And added a few names just to personalize it. I used Behr Ultra, paint and primer in one in Belgian Sweet. I purchased this for our master bedroom to paint over a red wall, hence the primer. I will try to show you more on that this week.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tobi Fairley Interiors ~

I always enjoy looking at Tobi Fairley's interiors. Her design always seems to have just the right amount of elegance, comfort and style. She has a great blog, if you get a chance check it out!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Goodwill Finds ~

I hit my local Goodwill yesterday and thought I would share my finds. I picked up the tall urns for $5.99 each. I think these would be great outside or even next to my sink...

Maybe something kinda like this...
And a couple glass bowls for .99 cents and candlestick holders for $1.99. I am not sure yet, but I can see some sort of project with the holders. I just love how chunky they are.

And I picked up two glass plates and two more candle holders. Now I know you have all seen this next action -

But I just love a cakestand! A little gorilla glue and you have yourself a beautiful stand.
I especially love them stacked.

When they are not holding scrumptious treats, mine holds a few of my necessities.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Featured at The Crafters File Box ~

I was excited to see that Valerie over at The Crafters File Box

featured my latest Valentine Project.

Be sure to check out her blog, she has a lot of great ideas from Blogland and fun tutorials of her own.

My darling hubby and I spent the entire weekend cleaning out the amazes me how much stuff we have accumulated over just the last year! So some serious organizing and I must say, my body is a little sore! I know, totally pathetic right?

I hope you are having a fabulous Monday!

Friday, January 22, 2010

My Dream Kitchen & the Rest of the House ~

Due to my current obsession over my new dream kitchen -

I decided to peaked around the rest of the house and thought I would share a few more photos with you...and yes, I will be making an offer soon in my dreams tonight!

I mean, do you see the outside of this house?

A little outside space to relax with a glass of vino...

A bar to pour the vino...

I love the chandelier and the molding in the dining room...

The rounded doors throughout the house are magnificent...

and here, I see a mighty nice craft room - Sold to the the very nice blogger!
Images from here

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Another Simple Valentine's Day Project ~

I picked up a few $1 frames at Michaels last week and have a few project ideas in mind. And while I was playing around, I created this very simple and fun Valentine.

I started by cutting out the plastic.

Then cut out the paper to fit...

I printed out L.O.V.E in red cut them out, added a little Distress Ink to the sides (oh how I love my Distress Ink) and simply taped them into place. TA DA...

I am linking to DIY Day over at A Soft Place to Land.

And Get Your Craft On at Today's Creative Blog.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Oh, I Think I am in Love ~

I am in LOVE. I would very much enjoy walking downstairs in the morning with the smell of freshly brewed coffee and this beautiful kitchen awaiting me. All of the cabinetry is Clive Christian...

images from here


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