Snark and Testimony.

I couldn't help but share this. I've known Many from Dash it All since we were little and she has grown into quite the woman. She's freakin funny to boot. She recently posted these 2 posts titled Snark and Testimony. It'll give you a good laugh and a humorous look into the LDS culture when real people are mixed with a love for the gospel and a quest to perfection. It's pretty hilarious because it is completely accurate. Hey. We're only human!

I'm telling you, this girls is AMAZEBALLS!

Have a great weekend!

The Neatest Little Thing

Do you ever have one of the AH HA! moments that are also DUH moments? I had one this morning. So this whole DIY thing is totally trial and error. I started putting up board and batten in my bathroom MONTHS ago. . . I ran out of boards so I went and got what I needed. Guess what, it's still. not. done. Wanna know why? Well here's the thing, I don't have a nail gun and I wasn't about to go buy one just for my little bathroom. So I bout a box of finishing nails and decided I could do this the old fashion way. Well the result was either banged up mdf from trying to get the nails in far enough, OR the nails were sticking out. Well awesome option #2 is what I got. Then today. . . I discovered THIS

Ummm. HELLOOOOO! Why did nobody tell me about this!?! It recesses the nails so you can fill in with wood filler and finish off the project. Love. Best part; a set of 3 different sizes was $1.98. So hopefully you'll be seeing that finished project soon. Until then, a bientot.

Something Old

I have had this file cabinet finished and in use for a looooooong time now. Apparently I never got around to blogging about it. It was my way of diving in to the chevron craze. Anywho. . . here's the Before, process and After in pictures.

Here she is. Isn't she purdy!?! Or not. 

Primed the sucker after I cleaned it really well.

I cut out a chevron pattern that I found online and taped it to the top. (it would probably have been waaaay easier to cut vinyl and use that, but I don't have a vinyl cutter. sad.)

I can't seem to find a TRUE After photo. Ya know, the one where I touched it up, added hardware and made it look fabulous. Yeah. That one. Anywho. I added some shiny chrome handles by Martha Stewart via Home Depot and it added just the right touch. The reason I finally got around to posting about it is because I'm in the works of replacing it with something old and beautiful! We'll see how it all pans out.

S’il vous plait venez en

Your entry is the first thing that people see when they come to your home. Sometimes it’s likely the ONLY thing they’ll see. It has to make an impression and set the tone for the rest of your home. I’ve found some bloggers/designers that have succeeded at setting that fabulous first impression. See for yourself.


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Mandi Goubler from Vintage Revivals

Sarah Richardson’s Farmhouse (FYI she is one of my favorite designers. I LOVE her style)

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Michelle from AM Dolce Vita


Joel and Mckenzie’s Loft via Apartment Therapy


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Suzanne Dimma’s Home via Shelter Interior Design


My personal favorite is Kelly’s foyer from Eclectically Vintage
I love the juxtaposition of the rustic cowhide paired with the sleekness of the gold cart and green glass. It’s very clean but definitely lets you know that this home and it’s owners have some personality.
Hope you were inspired as much as I was. Now go and create the first impression for your home!