Saturday, April 7, 2012

Month(s) in review!

Well hello! Sorry of the lack of posting last night – we were enjoying one of our last evenings of spring break and the time got away from me. We just plain relaxed, and it was awesome after a week of getting MUCH done around here. I love that hubby and I are both homebodies and are perfectly happy to putz around our house all week, organizing, sprucing, mowing…I love it!

Anyhoo, since I’m still in vaca mode (I’ve got one more day with my boys home!), I thought I would share a couple (very) late month in reviews. I didn’t even do February and March almost got away from me.

I know you cry when I don’t do these, so I’m just thinking of you. ;)

I kicked off the love month with a display of my loves on our once-in-a-lifetime trip we took over Thanksgiving:

Then we all partied it up and  you all shared nearly 600 (wowza!) projects at the February before and after party.

I shared some inspirational pantry spaces and then how I ridded our pantry of the wire shelves (and made it a bit prettier too):

Next I made some quick and easy Valentines for the Bub to take to school:

Then I showed you my tiny obsession of taking off doors in our house, and how I cover up the hardware holes leftover:

That’s the technical term in case you didn’t know – hardware holes. ;)

We kicked off the basement project by moving some things around, and I found some (wonderful!!) new storage space under the stairs.

Next I figured out a way to use our old island countertop and get some much needed craft storage at the same time:

We partied it up again when you all showed off more than 200 closets and storage spaces in your homes at the February Show Us Your House linky. Awesome organization inspiration!

I shared some of my flower arranging tips:

And then my new favorite room in our house. And it didn’t even have walls. ;)

I added a little something (in the form of a stripe) to our living room drapes and I LOVE how they turned out!:

The framing started in the basement and we started to see the potential for the space:

I had been keeping my eye out for a settee for a long, long time, and finally I found the one when I wasn’t even looking:

You all linked up 600 fabulous projects at the March before and after shindig here, and then I updated you on how a few of my big projects and purchases from the past year or so are holding up.

Dad and I started the process of building the built-ins for the dining room using kitchen wall cabinets here:

And I shared some of my very favorite Craigslist finds in this post:

I’ve found some beauties!

I shared a bit more about me (and I’m not as weird as I thought, according to some of you!):

Next, you shared your kitchens and it may have been my favorite house party yet! (See 230 inspiring kitchens here!)

I found a couple Goodwill chairs I just couldn’t pass up, and transformed them into a totally fun and funky after:

I shared the lighting layout for the basement in this post, and showed you some of the lights I’m considering for the space. I can’t wait to get the stage where we can actually hang them!!

At the end of the month, I created a couple different looks for the front door – the grassy wreath here, and the more au natural (and free!) look here:

And we finished up the month with the Spring Fling and hundreds of spray paint projects:

Whew! I need a nap. :)

As always, I hope that maybe a little something I do inspires you in some way!

I hope you and yours have a lovely and blessed Easter!!


  1. Happy Easter, Sarah! I hope you have a wonderful day with your family.

    - Liz

  2. Love all the projects. I'm still loving those chairs. They're so awesome!

  3. I love the Easter wreath. But where do u find that fun fur? I only found feather boas at Hobby Lobby for $6.99/piece.

    And, I am trying to be brave enough to paint my front door on the inside. I *may* not be brave yet.

  4. Thankyou...and Happy Resurection Day to you!
    Cape cod MA

  5. Happy Resurrection Day! Not only are you inspiring but you're funny too. Have a great Easter Sunday!

  6. Sarah I love the wooden box you have under your TV. I only saw it with the Hydrangea in it but I like the one shown here also. Our son is getting married in September and I would love to make some for the tables at the rehearsal dinner. I thought the dark wood would look beautiful against the white tablecloths. Can you tell me where I can find the instructions? Thank you.

  7. You are one of my new favorite blogs to read! I'm only a few weeks in, and already I've gotten so much inspiration from reading your blog. Thank you!!

  8. Love all of your projects!! What a busy month it's been:)

  9. Happy Easter Sarah! I always love reading your posts. You have the best ideas! Thanks for the recap!

  10. Hope you had a great Easter! You are one of the busiest bloggers I know with all of these fantastic projects. :)

  11. Happy easter for all of you! I got many ideas from this blog and that's why I love it so much!

    Have a great week!

  12. Great month, Sarah! Enjoyed all these posts. Happy Spring this time of year!

  13. Where did you get the wooden box you put hydrangeas in? I love it!


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