Lavender Drawer Sachets + Souvenir Mag!

July 11th, 2012

Happy Wednesday all, thanks to all of you who linked up to the Pinterest Challenge yesterday, so many amazing projects to browse!  I’m excited to announce that the Summer Issue of Souvenir Magazine is now available.  Congratulations to Heather Bullard for compiling this beautiful and inspiring 122 page issue!   

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A free sneak peak into the issue is now available.

Souvenir Magazine is completely ad free, you can purchase the magazine online for either digital review or in print.  It includes visits to inspiring shops, country markets and fairs, farm tours, a beautiful coastal inspired bathroom makeover, recipes and features on seasonal berries and local honey, a bicycle picnic, and two gorgeous home tours, one cottage and another European inspired, all with incredible photography!

I was so excited to be a Contributor to this issue!  Inside there are several of my craft ideas using French lavender. 

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Including how to make these fragrant lavender drawer sachets, wonderful as gifts for friends or for yourself! 

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Get the full step-by-step when you buy your Summer Issue of Souvenir – I know you’ll love the entire issue!

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A final reminder – the “Boost Your Roost” Contest is still ongoing, you have until July 16th to submit your entry! 

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All the details on how to enter are here  – it’s very easy to enter and we’re talking about $20,000 in home renovation, it’s definitely worth a few minutes of your time.

 

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Summer Pinterest Challenge: X Base Table!

July 10th, 2012

Hello hello, the day has come, it’s time for the Pinterest Challenge friends!  We issued this Summer Edition challenge last week and we can’t wait to see what you’ve created!  There are link parties galore going on today, hosted by Young House Love, Bower Power, Ten June, and also right here, so it’s time to show us what you got with a link to your Pinterest inspired project below!

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What inspired me for this round?  Well, I’ll tell ya!  I’m working on a makeover in the kids’ playroom space, turning it into a study, since they’re in elementary school now.  It’s a space for them to read, to do homework, or just chill with their friends.  We had a circular table in the space (seen here) but with the new window seat we built from IKEA cabinets, that table was looking disproportionally small, so I imagined a larger chunkier more substantial rustic table in that space to give cool contrast to all the white.  Time to flex my DIY power tools muscles and build a brand new table, booyah!   

Here’s our new X base table Matt and I built for this space! 

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It’s a gorgeous handmade table made of kiln dried Douglas fir that we bought from a local lumber supply company.  This is the first piece of furniture we’ve ever built together, and it’s customized for this space.  We used these five tables as our “Pinspiration” !   

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Pins: 1/2/3/4/5   

Sources:   Frances table; X Base Farmhouse table planstable under window; hooker table; dark stained X base table

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