GIVEAWAY - One Year Subscription to Better Homes and Gardens

Since I had more posts in 2013 than 2014, I figure it's time for a celebration.  Woohoo! This gift will keep you inspired all year and who doesn't love BHG?


To enter
1. You must be a Follower of my Blog not a subscriber since I don't know how to check that feature.
2. Leave a comment saying what magazines you are inspired by.

The winner will be picked on 12 noon, Sunday. Feb 9.

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Snow...

It's snowing in GA which is so not cool because my town has no plows and the only salt they have is table salt.

So I guess I'm stuck here until it melts.


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Design Inspiration - Kourtney Kardashian's Bold Design

I'm sure you have probably seen these photos of Kourtney Kardashian's house but I couldn't resist.  I know some people thought it was tacky but I LOVED it.  They took a lot of daring risks with the design that makes me want to step out of my comfort zone.

The light installation, coupled with the black and white stripes and the shot of blues turned this room in a masterpiece.
Loving the stripe ceiling and the unconventional kids decor.

The striped chevron fabric is to die for.
 Even though I don't like the wallpaper, this is one sophisticated family room.

 The mirror over the stove and chevron wallpaper took this average kitchen up a notch.
 Loving the wooden stool
 Okay the bedroom was a little Vegas for me but I'm loving the molding.
 Loving this rug in the kids room.  Isn't it great how they incorporate the chevron pattern everywhere
 The wood floors in the music room are to die for.
 Definitely Vegas, but I love the chevron blinds and mirrored doors.
Black walls and colored coded books in the library makes a great combo.

So what do you think?  Too bold or are you inspired?



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Luxe for Less & DIY - Pottery Barn Mirror

I've loved this Pottery Barn mirror for years but at $699 it's overpriced and the wrong color.  There are numerous tutorials to DIY your own mirror  but they seemed a little too complicated aka they had math involved and I don't have the patience for measurements.  I also have an irrational fear that I might lob off a finger messing around with a circular saw so those tutorials weren't for me.  Nope, definitely not for me, I love my fingers.

Then, I saw this tutorial using Dollar Store mirrors and I figured, why not try it? Even if it was a epic fail I wouldn't blow a lot of money.

I didn't follow all the instructions in the link above because I wanted a much bigger mirror and needed a more sturdy and stable backing.



I started with 25 of these mirrors from the dollar store.  They're really cheap looking with a plastic frame and they come in black, brown and  I believe red.


I painted the frames with Martha Stewart gold craft paint


Since the mirror would have some weight to it and I wanted to hang it,  I purchased  this kit from Michaels for less than $5 to use.




I also purchased a sheet of 5 MM plywood and had it cut the Home Depot for $15. (no circular saw for me).  I screwed the hanging hook into wood on either side and I did pull my level out to make sure they lined up together.  The piece of plywood I used measured 43 x 54 3/8.



I made sure the mirrors hung over wood by about 1/4 of the inch on all sides and just lined them up by eye balling them and glued them down using E-6000.

Here's the final product.  Isn't it pretty?  I only had one mishap when I pressed down too hard on one of the mirrors over the hanging screws and it broke so be careful when pressing down over that area if you are going to try this project. Other than that mishap, it was an easy, peasy project than gives a great impact.



Here's a sneak peak of how it looks in my room.  I'm finally on track to finish the room after a gazillion years. Yeahhh!!!

Linking this to Thrifty Decor Chick 





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Happy Holidays

Wow, I can't believe the year is nearly over and I just realized that I have posted in over a year.  What in the world?  Time Flies

Happy Holidays from my Family to Yours.
I did drag out my Christmas tree this year and decorated it so I wanted to share.



May your holidays be filled with joy, happiness and peace.
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