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May 13th, 2013

Hello everyone!  Wow, it’s amazing what a few days off can do! I’m feeling refreshed after a few days away, and whenever I take time off I always return full of new ideas. This week is shaping up to be a great one, I’m working on a dresser makeover with a feature coming in a few days.

Every two weeks, I roundup my favorite DIY projects from across the blogosphere with help from Amanda so let’s start this week with another ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ post and a group of inspiring spaces and ideas you’ll want to read all about! 

Ocean hues and a pop of yellow combine in Kristen’s master bedroom makeover.

master bedroom kristin duke


Learn how to make your own Swedish Mora clock with a detailed how-to over at Remodelaholic.

build a sweedish clock remodelaholic


Layer maps on a wall (or in this case a hallway) with a tips found at The Inspired Room.

maps in foyer theinspiredroom


So many of us have revamped old chairs with paint and fabric but here’s a new twist – turn dining chairs into a bench with a tutorial found at This Old House.

bench from chairs toh


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May 9th, 2013

Matt asked me what I wanted for Mother’s Day and I told him “something I can only give myself” and he said “what’s that?” and I replied, “time off!” So I’m checking out early this week, taking today and tomorrow for a little extra rest and relaxation! Oh, and a nice brunch in Sonoma on Sunday was my second request at one of my favorite restaurants (read about the perfect day trip to Sonoma here).

pink roses in bloom


Meanwhile here are my latest articles over at BH&G.

how to modernize your dining room

family organization ideas

accessorizing built ins

decorating with animal print


Wishing all of you moms a very

Happy Mother’s Day !


*top image from a recent botanical garden tour, will share pics soon