Best of the Blogosphere

BOTB 8.14.15

Friday, August 14th, 2015

My mantra for August has been “play more, blog less” and that carefree approach to living and working has made this last bit of summer so relaxing and enjoyable. Yesterday I took off for a few hours to go wine tasting, it was fun to play hooky and enjoy some tasting rooms with no crowds before the harvest season begins.

I am blissfully out of the loop when it comes to all things happening online but I did manage to spy a few inspiring projects around the web (and also with Amanda’s help!) Enjoy this continuing ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ series !

Don’t miss Cassie’s kitchen reveal at Hi Sugarplum, wow that backsplash, right?

kitchen makeover hisugarplum


Brit at House Updated shares a clever tutorial for supporting floating open shelving in her kitchen.

diy floating open kitchen shelving


Construct a basic sofa side table for holding drinks etc. with Sinnen Rausch blog.

sofa side table


How pretty are these marbled clay necklaces? Via A Beautiful Mess.

marbled clay necklaces


Build a lap desk for supporting a book, tablet, or laptop with The House of Wood.

diy wood lap stand


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BOTB 7.31.15

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Weekend hellos! It’s a full one for us, my daughter’s month long theater summer camp is putting on their production this weekend so we are attending the shows. Saturday I’m putting the finishing touches on the shelter family room, I’m hoping to photograph that and share it next week. On Sunday, I’m headed to Las Vegas for a quick trip to visit with family and photograph the kitchen remodel, that completed space is coming soon as well.

I’m having a hard time realizing that August is upon us already, I’m just not ready for fall yet, I’m still enjoying flip flops and tank tops, but I suppose it’s time to start thinking about back to school. Only two more weeks of summer left. *sigh* This weekend is another round of favorite spaces and projects spied around the web, enjoy!

I’m so inspired by this bean trellis and making a mental note for next year!

green bean trellis


Don’t miss the DIY cement challenge projects featured at the Home Depot blog, so many great ideas!

cement challenge


Mimic the look of marble with a faux painted marble top, details at Little Green Notebook.

faux marble top


Skip the wallpaper or stencils by using Linda’s creative method for painting birch trees at Make Do and DIY.

painted birch trees


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