Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Zesty Pasta Salad

This zesty pasta salad is full of flavor and always popular at cookouts. I know cookout season is winding down but Labor Day just around the corner!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Monday Link Party 31

Awesome link party last week as always! Check out all of the links here. Now onto my top picks of the week...

These Refinished Stairs from Remodelaholic are absolutely gorgeous. They started out as regular carpeted stairs. You should check out the before pictures - the transformation is amazing!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Funky Record Clock

This project actually comes from my Dad. He made a clock using a blue vinyl record probably twenty years ago and I have always loved it. I made one awhile back but ended up getting rid of it during one of our many moves. I like this one even better though!
It is pretty easy to make and doesn't take much time at all.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

Even though it is still eighty degrees most days, I am dreaming about Autumn and in anticipation of it's arrival I decided it was time to break out the apple recipes! Like these Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars. Yum!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Monday Link Party 30

There were some really fun projects linked up last week! Check them all out here. My top picks of the week are:

I love the fun, retro feel of this Happy Hour Rolling Bar Cart from Art Is Beauty!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Rearranging Furniture Made Easy

Now that the basement floor is finished it's time to start moving things back downstairs. We are changing things up though and need to do some rearranging. Instead of drawing up the floor plan a bunch of times with different furniture arrangements I brought back an old trick I made up years ago. My friends and family always teased me about it but when it came time to rearrange their rooms they would always ask me to do this for them.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Preparing a Cake For Decorating

This one has been hanging out in a folder since Jeremy's birthday in May. I forgot to take pictures of the actual decorating process (which I didn't do a very good job of decorating in the first place anyway) but I do have some tips for getting the cake ready for decorating.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Monday Link Party 29

Thank you all for your support about my health problems that I shared in Adventures In The ER. The really bad things have been ruled out and I finally got a diagnosis! It is easily treatable. I just started the new antibiotic a couple of days ago and I am starting to feel a little bit better. They are running one more test to make sure that I don't have something else (I can never remember any of the names they rattle off) as well. It should take about a week to get those results and it is also easily treatable.
I'm still not feeling up to crafting though and my mom is staying in my makeshift craft room for a few more days anyway. Hopefully I will be back with some craft tutorials next week. For now I have a few saved drafts of posts that I may share with you and of course today's link party! Check out all of last week's links here.

This Outdoor Seating Area from Tres Chere is absolutely gorgeous! They created the entire area for less than $30!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Basement Remodel Part Three: Painted Floors

The floors are done! I'm so excited! Just a few more hours and we will be able to start moving things back downstairs so that the main level of the house won't look like an episode of Hoarders anymore.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Monday Link Party 28

Thanks for stopping by this week's link party! Check out all of last week's links here. My top picks of the week are:

This Yellow Chevron Frame from The Crafty Scientist is so much fun! She shared her printable for free too!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Customized Navigation Bar Using Links

I already shared how to create a Customized Navigation Bar Using Pages now I'm going to show you how to make one using links. This type of navigation bar is handy if you would like for the tabs to link to a post instead of a page, a different website entirely like Facebook, and/or if you want it to bring up all posts with a certain label. Don't worry it's just as easy as the other kind!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Hot Mess

Every time I watch an interior decorating show I am amazed by the outfits that people wear while they are painting. I mean, I know that they want to look nice for tv but who really wears a brand new outfit to paint the living room? TV personalities aren't the only people who do this, either. I have even seen bloggers who do it too! As if we don't already feel inadequate enough while looking at these picture-perfect homes; now they have to go and take pictures of themselves working on these projects while looking like a GAP ad.
I don't know about you but THIS is what I look like when I am painting.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Monday, August 1, 2011

Link Party Monday 27

As always there were some great projects linked up last week! You can check them all out here.
Looks like everyone is looking for ways to control the clutter because this week's link with the most clicks was another organization tip! Head over to Racks and Mooby to learn how to Store Sheet Sets.