Best of the Blogosphere

BOTB 2.28.14

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Hello everyone! We are getting pummeled with rainstorms right now, we need the water but it’s pretty gloomy here which makes for a lot of indoor time. I’m going to try to make it to see at least one of the films up for Best Picture – would you believe I’ve seen 0 out of the 10. Sad but true, I’m woefully behind on my movie watching this year. Which one do you think should we watch and which should win?

In other random news, I’ve been working out at the gym a lot lately and made the mistake of asking Matt to increase the intensity of my leg routine – ordinarily I just hit the machines but yesterday he had me doing these super intense lunges and bar squats with extra weight. He warned me to take it easy and I was like “I got this!” and now I look at my staircase with fear and loathing every time I have to go upstairs because it hurts so bad. Remind me that I should not ask my husband to ever play personal trainer again. Ever.

But it’s time for another Best of the Blogosphere – Amanda and I rounded up our favorite spaces and links like we do every two weeks. You’ll love this beautiful and classic kitchen makeover by Emily Hewett at House Beautiful, don’t miss the before!

kitchen after house beautiful


This beautifully organized garage by Dixie Delights is another fantastic makeover, get more details of the transformation at I Heart Organizing.

organized pretty garage i heart organizing


Dana at House*Tweaking shares the story of what it took to vault their ceiling, a huge undertaking but just look at the result! 

vaulted ceiling house tweaking


Here’s another great “after”: a reclaimed wood fireplace surround by Kristi Murphy, with the help of a contractor, they took theirs from mundane to a fabulous focal point, via Apartment Therapy.

reclaimed wood fireplace makeover


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BOTB 2.14.14

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Greetings all, TGIF! Today we rounded up another collection of inspiring spaces and projects spied around the blogosphere in our regular series, enjoy friends! 

This is the best family office ever with places for mom, dad, and kids to work together, tour the fabulous modern home office at Be True Image Design. 

family friendly office betrueimagedesign


We love this colorful raindrop wall spied over at His & Hers, perfect for a child’s room.

raindrop wall his and hers


Layla and Kevin replaced their stairwell spindles with white boards to look more like a cottage picket fence, see the beautiful result at The Lettered Cottage.

stairwell makeover lettered cottage


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