Cricut Explore giveaway.

Hi friends! I’ve been sharing a bunch of fun projects over the last few months all using my new favorite craft machine. The new Cricut Explore that just launched this year. It really is a crafter’s dream. I’m thrilled to be able to give one away to one lucky reader!

If you are not yet familiar with all the neat things the Cricut Explore can do, you can read all about it in this post.

Cricut Explore giveaway

I’ve been working with a team of talented bloggers over the last few months as part of a competition Cricut is hosting called Design Space Star. We have an amazing group and each month we pick a theme for our projects for the competition. I’m excited to show my latest project for the competition tomorrow. Together we are giving away this awesome machine to one lucky reader!

Be sure to visit all of these talented bloggers of our team:

Design Space Star - team 7

Lori with A Cowboy’s Wife
Lindi with Love The Day
Michelle with 4 Men 1 Lady
Kami with NoBiggie
Amy with Pink Parlor Designs
Rebecca with The Crafted Sparrow
Kim with Today’s Creative Blog
Crystal with A Pumpkin and A Princess

Win a brand new Cricut Explore Machine!

Use the widget below to enter! Good Luck to you all!

Cricut Explore Giveaway

Oops, they did it again!

I may not be the best cook.
I may not know my way around the mall.
But I do know good furniture and decor design and baby, School House Electric has done it again with their fall 2014 line.


One of the things that School House Electric does best is produce pieces that have a vintage, classic feel without compromising authenticity.

The other day I was trolling one of my go-to fave stores.  I was sorely disappointed not being able to find anything to my liking. Everything was vintage-inspired but so obviously dead-on reproductions.   There is a fine line between looking like a cheap reproduction and a quality timeless piece.
School House Electric has nailed timeless quality.

Here’s my top choices from their Fall 2014 line:

PicMonkey Collage




School House Electric is my design style soul mate…if there is such a thing.

I’m scheming a way to move in and live in their retail space.  All I need are the keys to the building and my toothbrush.

Click to see School House Electric’s fall 2014 line.

Two-toned painted stool.

Getting back to the grind is tough after a long weekend.
Trying to sound sophisticated at 11:26am making business calls while sitting in pj’s and messy hair is no easy task.
Not only that, I’ve got one massive headache from riding amusement park rides all day yesterday.

Apparently, I’m no spring chick anymore.

Last week I stripped my first painted piece.


Despite it being just a small little stool, stripping all the paint made a gigantic mess.


None the less, the mess was well worth the result.  For full details you can read all about my project on Remodelaholic.

AND, to see a couple more stool/bench makeovers check these babies out:

benchAnother two-toned painted bench.

brass stoolBrass plated metal stool.