Best of the Blogosphere

BOTB 8.22.14

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Well it’s official, the kids returned to school this week and we’re back to our normal routine. I love that annual trip to shop for school supplies, one of my favorite rituals, yours too? This weekend Matt and our little boy took a quick trip to Pennsylvania to see the finals of the Little League World Series with Matt’s brother and his son and from the texts I’ve been getting they’re having a great time. Of course we’re rooting for Team West, go Las Vegas! Here at our casa it’s a girl’s only weekend, we’ve got sleepovers and shopping and pedicures on the agenda, and other girl related fun.

It’s ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ weekend again, and Amanda and I rounded up our favorites from the past few weeks, enjoy these inspiring projects and ideas!

Build and paint a faux burl wood desk with acrylic legs with a tutorial at Brooke Eva.

faux burl wood desk


Tour a super cool shared modern boys superhero room at Classy Clutter.

modern superhero boys room


Make rainy days a bit sunnier with fruit slice umbrellas made by Studio DIY.

fruit slice umbrellas


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BOTB 8.8.14

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Weekend greetings! We’re making more progress on the house this week, the carpet installation and new baseboards have made it move in ready, we’re excited! Only one more week left to work on this renovation, we will be installing new light fixtures and bringing a few furnishings inside. Then we will return to California since the kids are back to school the following week and I’m looking forward to getting back to a more normal routine – I’ll share another progress report on the reno before we depart.

It’s ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ Friday again, and this week Amanda and I bring you our favorite projects spied around the web.

Build your own DIY Shaker style shutters for your house with Migonis Home.

diy shaker shutters


Wow this kitchen makeover is a beauty! Visit Grit and Polish for the details.

white kitchen makeover gritandpolish


Learn how to stain and stencil a farmhouse table with Ashley of Domestic Imperfection, beautiful! 

stain and stenciled table


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