Thursday, October 23, 2014

Let's support each other

Christmas is fast approaching. I have some ideas to help you in the shopping department this year. I say let's support local, small town businesses, the stay at home mom's trying to earn a little extra cash to help give her kids piano lessons, or be in sports activities and such. How about support an organization that helps others get free from homelessness, abuse, sex trafficking, etc. I have some amazing companies I would love for you to check out and support this holiday season while you buy your loved ones something. Put some thought into it. You can make a difference.

Remember to support your local downtown small businesses. They need your support to stay in business. They are so conveniently located and save you a trip to a bigger city anyway. You save time and gas and money. Win win for everyone! Buy a cup of coffee or hot chocolate from a small cafe, search for unique gift items at the small boutiques. They aren't really priced that much more!!

I love supporting my sweet friend, Paige, with her Noonday Collection business. Please check this link http://www.paigeknudsen.noondaycollection.com/ to see all the amazing products that are offered by artisans from Guatemala, Ethiopa, Uganda, and many more countries. Sweet Paige has even been blessed to meet some of these amazing people. It's for real! This is what their website has to say about their mission:
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My other sweet friend Kimberly Taylor has an amazing project she is helping come to fruition. She needs all of our help. I am so fortunate to be able to help even with my small donation, it all counts!! She is helping build a village! Yes, a village!! Love these people from Uganda that she, along with help from Mr. Isaac and the Grow Hope Foundation, is helping to learn good hygiene practices, provide a space to learn how to grow amazing produce, educate them and show them how to support themselves and make a safe environment to live and raise their kiddos. Who doesn't want that?! You can all be a part of this amazing project. She has an auction coming up soon where you can bid on some wonderful products that the profits will go towards this much needed project. Check out more info here: https://www.facebook.com/growhopefoundation 

Do you not want to squeeze and hug those kiddos?! I sure do!!! Please help them get their village!
These are just some of the amazing people you will help in Uganda.
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coming soon... thanks to your help ;)

Another great organization I learned about through another sweet friend, Shannan Martin, is the organization Fashionable, Click on the links to get to their websites, thanks! This organization creates sustainable businesses in Africa. Hello Africa, we love you. I have purchased some lovely scarves and jewelry from this company and they hand sign a note of thanks! Hello, thank you sweet workers!


I also love to support this hardworking stay at home mama, just got a part time job, lover of Jesus, artist, Sasha, otherwise known as Lemonade Makin' Mama. She makes awesome artwork that I love to gift and frame and hang in my own home! These prints make great teacher gifts. Her website is also filled with amazing ideas and her love for Jesus shines through every time. Here is an example of her lovely designs. Check out her etsy site by clicking here.
Hand Lettered Raising up Arrows print


Another amazing lady I love to purchase items from is Emily from Jones Design Company. She has a beautiful spirit and her blog is full of amazing pics. Her home is beautiful. She also has some wonderful printable items you can purchase and download or get hard copies of. So amazing. Her prints are great and I love to frame them and give them away as gifts for Godparents and teacher gifts! Check out her site here
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This is just a sample of what she offers. So cute!!!

We have been packing shoeboxes for about 10 years now helping Operation Christmas Child get gifts to kids needing an uplifting message of Jesus and a surprise Christmas present. It is always so heartwarming to watch videos of these kiddos opening up those boxes from total strangers. They are so happy. Will you take some time and fill a shoe box this season and get it to your local church or pick up place that accepts the Shoe boxes? Check out the link for places in your area. You can donate online and find out where your boxes will go. Ours have went to India and Mexico the last couple of times we were able to find out. So cool!!



So there you have a few options to make a difference, lend a hand and find amazing products made from people like just you and me. Get those ideas moving folks!
Christmas will be here before we know it. Happy gifting!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Inspiration Ideas from my latest project

Check out this link to see images that inspired my designs for the Ladies' restroom I ReInvented at our local hangout. Sometimes you just need a little inspiration to get you moving in the right direction. If you have a room you're trying to redo and don't know where to start, email me. I can help ReInvent your space and take it to the next level. I would love to work with you!



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Sunday, August 17, 2014

project: Sudbeck Service women's restroom Reveal

So, I finished up tonight on this amazing ReInvention of one of our local hangout's restroom. Sudbeck Service is located in Bow Valley, NE. Stop in for their great specials 
and awesome fish fry on Friday nights.
 Lisa is a friend of mine and we had fun throughout this process and learned a lot! New flooring was installed, new beadboard paneling, trim, door and a ReInvented sink. 
Lisa's son Aaron and her husband Danny did the construction part and I designed, painted and decorated.
 So, without further ado....
 Here are the before and after pics. 
Hope you like it as much as we do!!













This was the sink vanity before I ReInvented it. Love how it turned it out. 

Let me know what you think of the transformation. 

The men's restroom is next!!

Stay tuned for that project!

 Sorry for the quality of pics, that room is small and hard to take pics in. Hope you can check it out in person to get the full effect!! :)

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Project: Women's Restroom ReInvented at local restaurant

Getting ready to finish up my decorating project this weekend 
in a local restaurant. (Yes, I ReInvent businesses!!) It's the women's restroom!
You're gonna love the reveal! It's gonna be a little bit country and industrial combined. 
Here's a sneak peek at the before:


Reveal on Sunday night. Stay tuned!!
The men's restroom will be next on the project list. 
It is gonna be a blast to ReInvent. Lots of fun elements going in that room!
You won't want to miss that either!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

project: Mom's Kitchen ReInvented

Give a girl 6 days, a 50's ranch style outdated kitchen, a limited budget (under $1,000) and a last minute crew (awesome family stepped up to help!) and here's what ya get. 
This girl is tired and learned a lot. 
This is what I came up with for a limited budget and future plans to change out flooring
 and the sliding glass doors, hopefully new cabinets and counter tops
 and updated appliances too.
 For now this gave my mom and her husband a kitchen
 that can be enjoyed until those future plans take place. 
I think they liked it! What do you think?




We painted the cabinets a bright white, painted the walls a blue gray shade to match existing blue counter tops. We changed out the cabinet hardware including hinges! Took out the fluorescent lighting and installed a ceiling fan. (that was fun) I designed an island and my crew made it happen! We took an unfinished oak sink base cabinet, framed it in bead board paneling, put a butcher block top on it and some awesome knobs and bam! a new island! Seating for four with the stools and it's a great place for morning coffee or a quick lunch. This really opened up the space and made it very inviting. This kitchen went from dark and dingy to new and bright!
Mission accomplished!
THANK YOU TO MY AWESOME CREW!!

 (and my brother, mom and aunts who kept the kiddos busy and out of our way! love ya!)

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Summer decor ideas

Here are a few fave items to get your house in the summer mode.


Who can say no to a large clam shell filled with succulents? Classic summer decor. Found here.

Why not put out a sign that beckons summer? Try this one from Between You And Me Signs

Get those fruity scents flowing through the house. I love Limoncello

Spruce up your couches and chairs with this summery pillow from Pottery Barn

And last but not least, fill your vases with those flowers from your gardens. 
Or go buy some to freshen up your space if you don't have any in the back yard. 
You'll be amazed at what a little flower can do for your home!

Hope everyone is enjoying your summer!!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Rustic family room wall idea

When all of a sudden you get inspired, don't wait! Get up and get movin'! That's what I did last weekend when I was inspired by the Nester's new book, The Nesting Place. I have been living with a blank wall in our family room for 2 years. It was time to do something with it. So, I started shopping the house. Yes, you can do that! You can move furniture and accessories from room to room! I have things stored in totes and I have items in the boys' room that I sorted through and pulled together for this quick wall display. Get your hammer and nails ready and go for it. Don't be scared. 

So, I was going for a cabin in the summer feel. I gathered together old toys and rustic wood frames. I have had that old Oregon Trail map that I found at a yard sale for years and finally pulled a print from a frame and put this in it's place. How easy is that! I also had some old western magazines so I framed one of the covers. I love having a mix of the framed art, canvas art, metal, and mirror all together. Different shapes and textures compliment each other. The bookcases were from different areas in the house and don't match but I think it works with the quirkiness of all the items. I could paint them all to match at some point, but for now I am going with it. 

So, pull up a seat in the rocking chair, watch the kiddos build some forts with the old Lincoln logs and maybe strum a little guitar. Kick back and relax on a rainy day. Take a look: