Best of the Blogosphere

BOTB 6.5.15

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Well it’s official. School’s out for summer! Today brought a series of celebrations and tomorrow we’re off to San Francisco with a group of friends to have dinner and see a favorite performer at Feinstein’s. Sunday we will be back at Grandma’s house wrapping up the bathroom remodel so we can finally list the property for sale. Here’s the latest roundup of favorite projects in the continuing Best of the Blogosphere series!

Make a wood tropical leaf table to accent your home with Curbly.

tropical leaf table diy


Summertime brings us outdoors for lounging, knot colorful cord to create a macramé hammock with a tutorial spied over at EHow.

macrame hammock


Or sew a personal bean bag for your little one!

summertime beanbag diy


Sarah has an excellent tutorial for adding ambiance to your yard with low voltage landscape lighting, lovely!

low voltage landscape lighting


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BOTB 5.22.15

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

This past week totally kicked my butt – the travel back and forth to Las Vegas and supervision of subcontractors, the kids’ semi-final and final baseball/softball games, and the Warriors in the NBA playoffs all demanded my attention. Have I shared that I started taking fitness kickboxing classes in the a.m.? That’s when it’s my turn to kick butt :) The classes are so fun but depleting, it’s all left me needing rest, thankfully it’s Memorial Day Weekend, three days that I’ll be doing just that.

Here’s the roundup of inspiring posts and projects from around the blogosphere in the continuing series, enjoy!

How sweet is this shared room for kids? Project by Joni at Lay Baby Lay.

shared kids room


I’m so impressed with this DIY blank wall transformation which includes a fireplace, tile surround, and bookcases, project by Jen at I Heart Organizing.

diy fireplace and built ins


Wood + white = timeless combo. Take a cue from this beautiful credenza refresh by Reeves at The Weathered Door.

wood white credenza


Turn any ginger jar into a lamp with a great tutorial by Bethany at Dwellings by Devore.

ginger jar lamp


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