Featured Designer & DIY Slipcover Giveaway!

As my regular readers know, I've been in a sofa dilemma for some time now. They were perfect at our old house, but we moved last year and I left my old decor palette behind! I'm done with the green, red & gold and unfortunately, the sofa print has red flowers. I love the rest of the qualities - big, sturdy, semi-dark - all needed for boys & dog!
These are the sofas:


Tuesday's Nursery Ideas & Hop

Welcome to the 4th week of Tuesday's Nursery!

I'm so pleased with the turnout and little by little we'll grow this party together! Please keep spreading the word by grabbing a button, tweeting, liking and stumbling.

And now to showcase the awesome links from past weeks....


Decorating Kids' Bedrooms With Shapes!

Here are several great ideas for giving children's bedrooms a cohesive 
look without using a typical theme. From nurseries to teen rooms, 
shapes can offer a fun style!

Miami Townhouse modern kids
          by Amy Lau Design


5 Tips For Selling On Craigslist

I'm pleased to introduce you to today's guest blogger, Tina, from Moms Like Me. Tina read a previous post on buying off craigslist and offered that she has sold many items through that site. Here are her 5 tips....

Mamas Like Me


Tuesday's Nursery Decor Ideas & Hop

Welcome to Tuesday's Nursery! 
Enjoy this weeks featured links and please visit these ladies!

Follow the link below to enter your cool kids' decor in the linky.

This is a stunning big-girl bedroom by Tiffany at Living Savvy:

I just love the combination of the purple and soft yellow. 

Next is an awesome DIY Doggy Bookcase by Rachelle at Adventures in Creating:


Co-Hosting Blog Party Hop with Homemaker On A Dime!

Hey, it's Sunday! That means it's time for the
Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop!

I'm co-hosting with SJ, the one and only "Homemaker On A Dime!"

SJ is the brains behind her successful blog, combining creative DIY decor on-the-cheap. Just hand her a sad piece of furniture, a bucket of paint and she will make it awesome! You can see one of her creations I recently featured here. She also has a link-up for giveaways and businesses and a new series called, "Blogging For Dollars," that guest bloggers describe how they started making money in the blogging world.

If you're familiar with this hop join in, if not, here are the basic rules:



5 Tips For Putting Your Child To Bed With Love

I'm so happy to introduce you to Rosann from Christian Super Mom! When I came across her blog about a month ago, it was so uplifting, inspiring and realistic. She also had written a post on putting your kids to bed.....with love. That's the key. Our bedtime tends to fall apart as much as I try to keep it calm. So Rosann agreed to offer 5 great tips as my guest blogger today! After you read, please go give her some comment love!

Here's Rosann:


Tuesday's Nursery

Welcome to Tuesday's Nursery Party & Helping Hop!

                         If you are... 

                                       *  Planning a nursery
                                       *  Updating to a tot room 
                                       *  Making products for nurseries
                                       *  Creating a diy knock-off item 
                                       *  Stuck and really need help

                                                              ... this is the place for you!  

Painted Entry Door

In our quest to SIMPLY install a storm door, we are now into week 2 as
described  in this post.   We painted the outside of the entry door white
late yesterday and I'm so pleased with the difference!



Installing A Storm Door - Week 1 of 2

Fixing the bones of a house isn't fun DIY or glamorous, but a necessity, so please jump for joy as we make progress in our 20 year fix up!

Our old storm door was green and the latch was broken so we finally gave it away and ordered a new one. I'm all about Craigslist and searched for months for a new-but-don't-need door and couldn't find one. So we went to Home Depot for a new one!

We ordered this one:

It came in less than 2 weeks!

We picked it up 5 days ago and my hub said he'd put it on right away.

This is the old door:

Where Were You?

We were on our honeymoon and were to fly home that day.

I had wanted a weaved basket so we went to the local market first thing in the morning. A local man approached us and said asked if we were Americans. He said a plane flew into the World Trade Center. We did not believe him.

We returned to our hotel room and turned on the tv while we prepared to leave. We were


5 Tips For Parenting

Well, here it is Friday again - wow this week has flown by! Of course, my days and timing on everything were completely thrown off by the holiday weekend. But today, I'm happy to introduce you to Amber from Confessions From Boys Town as my guest blogger!


Amber has 3 boys so believe me, she knows how to handle kids. She also has a great sense of humor so I know you will enjoy her post! Amber, take it away.....

5 Tips to Make Parenting Easier

With so many 'Self Help' books out there on How NOT to Screw Up Your Child, you must be asking yourself "How could this completely imperfect mom give me tips on anything?  I've read her blog- she's a loon!  I mean, really now- if she's now considered an expert, we're all doomed to failure."

Hold on, now.

Did you just say that you read my blog?


But I digress.  you should listen to my sage advice because I'm just that- a crazy mom of 3 boys that has survived thus far without having been committed to an insane asylum.  Those are credentials you can't buy, folks.  Those are badges of honor- with war wounds to show for it- earned on the battlefield of the Motherland.

So, let's get on with the freak show, shall we?


Tuesday's Nursery

We have a great start to Tuesday's Nursery, my new weekly blog party, and I want to thank everyone and high-light a few of the fab links.  I'm so impressed with all the creativity!

A beautiful couture nursery by LaDyLaDuke:

Courtney's custom curtains are the perfect finishing touch to a super 
stylish nursery! Courtney also has a mommy hangout 
at Mommy LaDy Club so go check it out!

Next is this awesome thrifty makeover by Homemaker On A Dime:


5 Tips For Growing A Garden Easily!

This is our first garden and I can't believe how easy it was!
We only did 5 things to help it grow.

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