Archive for January, 2011

Best of Pottery Barn – February 2011

Every month when the Pottery Barn catalog lands in the mailbox, I read it from cover to cover like a magazine. What, you don’t? Here’s what I’m loving from the February 2011 issue. You know I’m a sucker for a good throw pillow. All of these patterns mixed together make me smile. This bedroom is gorgeous. […]

Home Decor

One Fun Thing: A Piggy Bank Challenge

 A quarter for me, a penny for you. Isn’t this a fun way to save change and see how it all adds up? Jake would totally win. It’s amazing how much change is in his pocket at the end of the day. Even he can’t figure out where it all comes from sometimes.  Available from […]

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Get the Gum Out With Vodka

Smart people with clever tips make me happy. Ohdeedoh teaches us that vodka can remove chewing gum from carpet. “Vodka is a magical substance, it can be used in many ways around the home but one of our favorite ways is in combination with rogue chewing gum. When I was 7 my Grandmother used a little […]

Clever Tips

Project to Try: Movable Water Fountain

Lowes.com posts tons of great project ideas. Here’s one I’d like to try. Movable Water Fountain

Landscaping, Projects to Try

Recipe to Try: 5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

You’re 5 minutes away from warm, gooey chocolaty goodness. Well, according to Marisa at New Dress a Day you are. Serves one or two…if you want to share. Here’s the recipe: 5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake 4 tablespoons flour 4 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons cocoa 1 egg 3 tablespoons milk 3 tablespoons oil 3 tablespoons […]

From the Kitchen

Project to Try: Latch Hook Rug

No no, not this kind… Come on now. Latch hook has come a long way. Take this latch hook rug made from old t-shirts: To make one yourself you’ll need: latch hook canvas latch hook tool old t-shirts scissors or rotary cutting tool/mat seam binding masking tape dye (optional) Laura at xoelle made hers for […]

Craft Projects, Projects to Try

Fun Sewing Tutorials

Learning how to sew is on my 35 before 35 list. Here’s a spot for some fun, informative videos…sewing tutorials by amy karole. An example: See more on her YouTube channel, here.

Clever Tips, Craft Projects

One Fun Thing: Make a Tag Cloud

“Tagxedo turns words — famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters — into a visually stunning tag cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text.” Here is what I made from my @thishome tweets: p.s. it’s totally free.

One Fun Thing

Best of Pottery Barn – January 2011

Every month when the Pottery Barn catalog lands in the mailbox, I read it from cover to cover like a magazine. What, you don’t? Here’s what I’m loving from the January 2011 issue. \ Anything I missed? What are you loving?

Home Decor

2011: Year of the House

Forget the rabbit. For me, this is the year of the house. This is the time to focus on the home in which we live…and finally wrap some things up around here. To do: Master Bedroom Patch holes in the wall left from rearranging furniture and moving pictures Cover holes in the wall left from […]

Home Decor, Home Improvement