Monday, June 27, 2016


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Well this is fun!  One of my favorite bloggers, Melissa Michaels of The Inspired Room, is releasing a home decor coloring booknext week and I am so super excited to have received an advance copy of this beautiful book (thanks Melissa)!!!
The Inspired Room Coloring Book: Creative Spaces to Decorate as You Dream
Are you on board with the coloring book craze?  I am a big fan. I guess I am still a kid at heart but coloring is really relaxing for me.  Sometimes the boys and I all sit at the counter and color together...we love it!  The Inspired Room coloring bookis unique, however, because it focuses on Melissa’s love for making a house a home.  It’s just full of sweet images, including some with inspiring quotes, including this one which is a favorite verse of mine:

I'm also fond of the pages with a series of objects you might find around the home:

This book is especially nice because of the attention to detail: the paper is nice and thick and only printed on one side, in case you want to use sharpies without ruining the next image.  And I just think the hand-drawn images are super sweet.  Want to see more?  Even though this book doesn’t officially release until July 1st, you can  already order now at --bonus!--it's on sale for less than $9).  Head on over to see more pictures of some of the pages inside.  It would be such a relaxing summer activity for yourself, or a perfect gift for the home-d├ęcor lovin’ woman in your life!

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Easy Fix for Cardboard Magazine Files (Ikea Fluns Upgrade)

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So, back to the open shelving in my kitchen.  It vexes me.

I told you recently that I was gonna restyle it soon...and here's what it currently looks like:

I meant to get a plant up on that top shelf. before I shot this pic...whoops!
I also wanted to add some magazine files to corral all those catalogs, magazines, and papers that tend to clutter up my kitchen. Enter the Ikea FLUNS magazine files, which are white cardboard and will set you back a whole buck for four. FOUR FOR A DOLLAR???  Yep.  Great price, but unfortunately they look as cheap as they are:

If you don't have an IKEA near you, you can buy the exact same ones for a little bit more by clicking here.They are just so plain and so white, so I used craft paper and little label frames from the craft store (spray painted gold) to spruce them up and allow them to blend with my summer-y coastal blues and browns:

Spray adhesive worked great for this project.  If you want more of a tutorial, let me know!  By the way, my very favorite gold spray paint is Rustoleum Metallic Gold.

The categories are "Read" and "Plan:"

I did this quick project a few weeks ago and (in spite of being cardboard) the magazine files are holding up great!  This would be fun to do with a pretty patterned paper, too.  Let me know if you try it!

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