Year of Change Reveal {October}

Posted on October 24, 2014

It’s the end of October and time to reveal this month’s Year of Change challenge with our blog friends Life on Virginia Street, Rosa Beltran Designs, Commona My House and guest designer Krystine Edwards.   I have been so excited about this month’s reveal! The challenge was to add fabric to a space. We teamed up with Tonic Living on this one and got to add fabric from their amazing selection to our homes. If you aren’t familiar with Tonic Living you need to check out their website. They carry the most beautiful fabrics and they are all very reasonably priced. Read on to see how Erin and I incorporated their fabrics into our homes in very different ways. {Erin’s project} The project I decided to take on for this month’s Year of Change was to upholster my son’s IKEA bed. It’s been on my list of projects for some time now and having a great selection of fabrics to choose from Tonic …

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One Room Challenge Week 4 {Laundry Room}

Posted on October 23, 2014

Week 4 of the One Room Challenge is here! This week there weren’t any changes made to my laundry room that provided as much of a wow factor as those made in Week 2 and Week 3, when new tile and wallpaper were put into the space. Instead this week was all about making the laundry room more functional. The space is small and as part of this makeover I wanted to make every square inch of the room more useable. Makeovers to bring a new look to a room are great but when you can improve the functionality of the space, that’s when design changes your life. Let’s talk about some small changes made to this laundry room to make the space work better:   First up, shelves were added both on top of the washer and dryer to serve as a folding area and a floating shelf was …

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Cricut Design Space Star Challenge {Round 4}

Posted on October 22, 2014

Once again a month has flown by and we are ready to show all of you our project for Round 4 of the Cricut Design Space Star Challenge. In case you missed our projects for Round 2 and Round 3 (we didn’t participate in Round 1), go ahead and click those links to see our projects. Not to brag or anything, but we’ve had our projects chosen for the Top Ten in both Round 2 and Round 3. These bitches be on a roll, huh? This month the theme for projects was Holiday Decor/Gifts and our team (Lucky #13) chose the theme of Holiday Sparkle. Making sparkly things has never been much of a problem for Tricia or I- this month though there were projects galore to finish not to mention taking on this laundry room remodel in my house! So to be frank, the creative juices were a bit …

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Blue Apron review

Posted on October 20, 2014

Recently I’ve been hearing a lot about the home delivery food service called Blue Apron. Several big name bloggers have written about it (here and here) and it sounded intriguing. Blue Apron lets you choose a meal plan that works with your dietary preferences and then it delivers all the ingredients plus recipes for at least three meals a week. Food deliveries come once a week and you can choose how many servings you would like for each meal. It’s not cheap though- $9.99 a person per meal. Certainly cheaper than eating out for a meal but you could buy all the ingredients for far less if you did the grocery shopping yourself. But you are paying for the convenience of shutting of your brain and having someone meal plan for you and do all the grocery shopping. It all sounded convenient and maybe the answer to my “I hate …

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Friday Five {Halloween}

Posted on October 17, 2014

Right now I’m enjoying a freshly brewed cup of coffee picked up from one of the many nearby drive-thru coffee stands. Obviously I’m not at home because that’s the one thing missing from Fort Collins that would make it perfect. I thought I was going to die when I first move to Colorado, I had a newborn and had no easy access to a skinny vanilla latte. I’m in the land of coffee, wine, wild waves and snow capped mountains otherwise known as Oregon for the weekend and you can bet I’ll be heading to a coffee stand at least once a day. We get to stay at my friend Lyn’s house again. Do you remember our Peeping Bitches’ tour of her house from last year? Lyn is the queen of Halloween decorating and staying at her house has me finding my missing Halloween spirit. 1. Halloween Cocktails To really get yourself …

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