Home Improvement; Dream Craft Art Studio: Reveal – Move In Ready! – Part 3

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Good gosh!  Is it me, or has this been a long. time. coming?
I am THRILLED to say, the art studio is DONE!! Construction and carpentry-wise, anyway.  I’m sure we’ll have a few more organization units to install, but I’ll figure out just what I need  in the process of moving in with all of my stuff!

Before you scroll down and see, you may want to see the previous states of progress, to really appreciate all it is now.  It’s still just a little bit hard to show you because….I’m afraid you all just might be bored by it!  It’s the reason I haven’t shared more of the progress along the way.  I’m the type who has the whole finished version in my head along the way, and so knowing where it’s going….anything prior to that is somehow……less than.  But, I did give you a few couple of progress updates as you know!… Read More

Doors to Storage. (Literally.)

We’re guessing many of you love to see little home transformations, and creative spaces, as we do, and that’s just what we hope to share with you today.  The photos we share will likely explain what we have done. But if you have just a bit of time, grab a drink of choice, and let us amuse you with a little more about the birth of this project.

We’ve heard some people try to ‘ keep up with the Jones’. But that’s not our style.  I’m sure they’re really nice peeps, and all. But they don’t run in our circles, and even if they did, I doubt we’d want or care what they have, even if we could  afford a thing.  No, our wants and needs are really quite simple.Read More

Doorknob Project & LINKY PARTY #5: Wk. of May 17

(Scroll to end of this post, for T-Who’s-Day’s Linky Party #5)

I did a crafty / do-it-yourself project recently, that I have been so excited to show you.  It’s definitely one of my favorite projects lately.

My youngest daughter {O}, age 8, is all about her accessories. She loves fashion design, and gets great joy out of planning her outfits, head to toe, every day. Her hair accessories have been taking over my side of the bathroom cabinet, and she has been keeping a lot of her jewelry in a box, which as you can imagine, tends to get things a little tangled.  Something had to be done, and I had a great idea for an accessory holder!Read More

An Old Ladder, With New Purpose

In addition to our continual progress of finishing the inside of our home since our major house reconstruction, we’ve had a continually growing list of ideas for smaller projects around our home.

One of them has involved this ladder inside our home.

It has been right here where you see it, every since we bought our home in 1995.   What has changed a lot, is almost everything around the ladder.  For one thing, at the foot of this ladder, where you now see French doors to our sun room, was a brick hearth, to a black iron coal stove, that was built into a brick wall as a fireplace of sorts.… Read More

Smashing Magazine Rocks My Desktop!

If there is anyone out there, who was looking forward to a peek around our home this past Christmas, I apologize.  You know it’s something I most always share, but somehow I just didn’t this year.  Our home had plenty of Christmas decor (as if I could stop myself), and you can be sure I had fun photographing it all!…. (as if I could stop myself), but I just never blogged it.  I find the transitions between Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s, a bit of a quick turn-around.  Don’t you?  Especially Christmas to New Year’s!  Just one week to recover from Christmas, get it together,  clean, organize, de-clutter, and switch party-gears?  I need more time!!  Who came up with this calendar anyway?… Read More

Allow Me, To Help YOU, Be Organized This School Year! (A Give Away)/*WINNER Announcement Update

I have always loved the back to school season.  Growing up, I didn’t like going to school all that much. But I loved everything about the new school year.  Brand school supplies, new clothes, new schedules (well, not getting up early), new classes, and sometimes new schools!  When I was done going to school, I thought that that thrill of a new school year in the air, would go away.  But it didn’t.

Then I had kids of my own.  My first child’s first day of Kindergarten was exactly 5 days after our triplets were born.  I’m going to be honest with you here, Folks.  I was oblivious to any back-to-school spirit in the air that year.  I was swimming in babies, and trying not to walk like it hurt, as much as it still did.  Then there was the other mom, who was also dropping her kid off for the first day of school, who asked me “When are you due, and is it twins?,..Read More