DIY Dining Table (and a $250 Home Depot Giftcard Giveaway!) ~

This post is sponsored by Home Depot and Procter & Gamble.

We've needed a new dining table for several years now.  Our old one was a bit worse for the wear.  It's just been one of those things that I've put off in favor of other more pressing projects. Until now.

Read more after the break...


Frugal Friday~

Welcome to this week's edition of Frugal Friday!

There's some fun stuff coming your way for this week's Frugal Round-up...

First up, Teal and Lime shared a fun tutorial for making these adorable boxy floor cushions.  Loving these!!!

Next, Exploring Domesticity shared a woodsy-chic DIY light fixture that I just love!

Read more after the break...

Where Have I Been, You Ask?

Yes, I actually do remember I have a blog. Lol!  My lap top is at the computer hospital (repair shop) as we speak...but it might be beyond help.  That remains to be seen.  That is the reason I have been missing in action this week.

I plan on having Frugal Friday up this evening as usual...but just wanted to warn you all it might go up a little late.

Such is the life of a blogger. ;-)

Hope to see you all later~


Frugal Friday~

Welcome to this week's edition of Frugal Friday!

I have some fun posts to share for this week's Frugal Round-up...

First, I'm LOVING this office makeover from Burlap & Lace.  Hello?? That black wall is completely fabulous! 

Read more after the break...


Hawaiian Haystacks~

One of my family's favorite summer recipes is
Hawaiian Haystacks.
It's quick, easy and very yummy!
Read more after the break...


The Parade House Reveal~

It seems like I've been waiting FOREVER to share the Parade House with you!  And the day has finally arrived!

This year I had the fabulous opportunity to decorate a house for the Utah Valley Parade of Homes.  I was hired by the homeowners - who are friends of mine - to help them create an amazing house...and I think we definitely accomplished that!

This is the entry hall of the house looking through to the great room. 
Read more after the break...


Frugal Friday~

Welcome to this week's edition of Frugal Friday!

Happy Flag Day to all of my US friends...Flag Day is my birthday!  This year I turn 41.  Yep.  I guess I'm a real grown-up now!  Ha!

So let's make this a FABULOUS Frugal Friday/Birthday party, shall we?!!?

Let's get this party started with this week's Frugal Round-up.  I have some super-fun posts to share...

First up, I'm totally lovin' these adorable DIY roman shades shared by Just the Bee's Knees.  That grommet detail is pure perfection!

Read more after the break...


My Entry Hall: The Reveal~

During my Summer Home Tour last week, I showed my new entry hall, but I never had a "BIG REVEAL".  So even though technically the new entry has already made its debut on the blog, I still wanted to give it a true reveal.

I hope that even though it's already been seen, you might be interested enough in the details to give this post a read. 

Without further ado...the new entry hall.

And just for fun, here's a side-by-side BEFORE and AFTER.

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My Summer Front Porch (and a giveaway)~

This post is sponsored by Procter & Gamble and The Home Depot.

Every year about this time I get a bee in my bonnet and come up with grand plans to make my summer porch A.MA.ZING.  And then I realize that my grand plans are not within my budget. 
So I need to come up with more moderate plans. Ha!

So here is what I created using what I already have...

Because, truth be told, I love the bench that is already on my porch. My dad made it for me when I was a girl, and a couple of years ago, I spruced it up with a bit of aqua paint

The thing is, after a piece of furniture sits outside for a while, it starts to get grimy. 

Read more (and enter the giveaway) after the break...


Frugal Friday~

Welcome to this week's edition of Frugal Friday!

The Parade of Homes house is decorated and the parade starts tomorrow, so I can't stress about it anymore.  It turned out so great!  I'm super excited to share the house with you.  We're having photos done next week, so hopefully, I'll be able to post it then.

But, on to my Frugal Round-up...lots of fun tings to share today!

First up, Sweet Parris Lane shared her checkerboard painted deck.  I love this idea!  Such a great way to freshen up a deck!

Read more after the break...


Summer Home Tour~


Today I'm super excited to be taking part in The Summer Tour of Homes with 24 of my bestest blogging buddies.  If you've just hopped over from The Inspired Room, welcome to my  blog!  If you haven't yet had a chance to see Melissa's beautiful home, make sure you pop over and take a peek.

Before I share my home with you, here are a couple of unique things I'd like you to know...

1. We rent our home.  But I don't let that stop me from making this home a reflection of my taste.  
2. I am an interior designer who loves to inspire others with my design philosophy: Luxe for Less.  I believe that just because you are on a budget, there's no reason why you can't make your space look well-designed and high end.  You just need to think outside the box!

I hope you enjoy my home...


I just redid my entry way and will be posting about the changes in the next day or two but here's a peek...

in the meantime, you can find out how I created the amazing wall here.

Read more after the break...