• Thursday, January 27, 2011

    Repurposing inspiration!

    Today I was in the mood for repurposing inspiration!

    As The Captain and I go through boxes of my old stuff in an attempt to reorganize and redecorate our house in a way that reflects both of our personalities, a trip to a few DIY/crafty linky parties was in order.  

    What I found were more than a handful of ideas for items that are just sitting around boxes and the storage room just waiting to be turned into something fabulous.  I can't wait to start putting plans together and into action!

    Here are just a few of the projects that caught my eye . . . 

    Check it out! 

    A stunning lamp in my favorite color combination :) 

    Click on the photo to see how Danielle transformed
     a $4.99 Goodwill find into this stunning lamp!

    Thanks for the inspiration Danielle!


    Tamara of Etcetorize has cleverly repurposed a candle holder
     to organize and display her jewelry treasures.

    I am inspired by the way she has put everything together! As a buyer/seller of vintage costume jewelry, my personal stash of treasures is massive and in
    need of organization.  Since I love being surrounded by my "stuff", I also
    want it displayed in a unique and funky style.  I found it!

    Thank you Tamara . . . I love your style!!

    Check out these link parties/blog hops
     for more inspiration!

    Thursday, January 20, 2011

    Check out the cool shelves!

    Source: Elle Magazine 
    Room/Style: Kitchen, Traditional, Country
     In the kitchen of Mario and Anne Grauso’s pied-à-terre in Paris, the cabinetry, shelves, and wicker baskets are by Flamant Home Interiors.
     Photographer: Simon Upton 
     Homeowner: Mario and Anne Grauso 

     Issue: September 2006

    The curved details on the shelves are so simple,
    yet make something simple very classy.

    DIYers with woodworking tools would find
    these shelves very easy to make!

    Love the milk glass kitchenware on the top left shelf!

    Click on the link to Elle Magazine's article
     on Country Kitchens for inspiration.

    Blog hopping today?  Here is a list of happening hops!

    Thursday Blog Hops, Memes & Events

    Obviously MARvelous

    Bassgiraffe's Thoughts Thursday Blog Hop Photobucket moonangelnay thursday blogspot link party blog hop

    The Two Savvy Sisters
    SYS Thurs
    Twitter Friend Thursday
    Catch a Glimpse Button

    Wednesday, January 19, 2011

    Wonderful Wednesday!

    Hope everyone is having an awesome day!

    I'm taking the day off from my usual blog hopping to catch up on comments, follow everyone following me and enter new giveaways.  There will be no Gina's Wordless Wednesday this week, but it will be back next Wednesday!

    It has been my week to win awards!  There are three of them that I recall off the top of my head and I will be responding to them as soon as I determine who I will be turning over my awards to.  Thank you so much for the awards!!

    There are so many projects I'm working on!  

    The Captain and I are collaborating on a new blog that will focus on technology with articles on how to do a lot of those little things that make our time on the internet and blogging fun.  It will be fun and informative!  As soon as I get my hard drive situation under control, I will be offering freebie graphics on that blog . . . playing with graphics is one of my favorite things to do on the computer!

    My website has been neglected lately . . . my plan is to integrate my blogs with the website.  Stop by and check it out . . . 

    click to go to my personal website

    I'm off to tackle the projects of the day!

    Tuesday, January 18, 2011

    Follow Me Back Tuesday

    Hard drive failures . . . they happen.

    My external drive is all but dead and I have been busy trying to save what I can.  It already wiped out all of my main graphics files.  Hopefully The Captain will be able to work his magic and find them for me after I have transferred all of my music files.  What a hassle!!

    Lesson to learn . . . 

    I can't tell you how many times this has happened to me and still, I haven't learned.  It is one of those things that you think "it won't happen to me . . . not again."  Yes it does!  It is the nature of computer hardware. ugggghhh!!

    I'm irritated because there are many projects and I'm working on and I have to spend my time with this stuff.  This explains why I'm so behind on everything that I really enjoy doing . . . like writing blog posts for all of my blogs.

    Anyway . . . Happy Tuesday!!  

    No matter what, I still find time to blog hop in between backing up files.  I'm posting the linky for Follow Me Back Tuesday, one of my favorites!  My usual listing of all blog hops, memes and events are listed following the linky.

    Do you know of a blog hop
    that I don't have listed?

    Leave me a comment with the link and I will add it to the master list.

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    Tuesday Blog Hops, Memes and Events

    BWS tips button Busy Mom's Tips Tuesday Blog Hop Photobucket facebook tuesday button
    Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Photobucket
    Just Married with Coupons To-the-TOP Tuesday
    randomtuesday The Coupon Challenge and Mom on Dealz
    Top Ten {Tuesday} handmade projects
    hearthandsoulgirlichef ShutterLoveTuesdays
    Photobucket Photobucket

    Some of my web spaces and blogs

    My blogs & webspaces:

    click to go to my personal website

    My food blog MY NEW BLOG!!