My next post is up over at I Heart Mesa featuring local Craigslist finds!

I almost snatched this chair up for myself, it's screaming to be painted and recovered. The swirl detail is killing me.

Family Circle

No new posts for over a week!? Who's running this blog anyway?

My co-worker gave me a magazine today that I've never read, Family Circle. Well turns out they have some great design articles.

I grabbed these colorful images off their website.

Family Circle

Family Circle

Family Circle

Family Circle

Family Circle

Family Circle

Family Circle

Family Circle

Family Circle

Desk Top Redo

I've started to spruce up my guest room. I decided when decorating this room, to limit myself to only using the things I already have. More details on that challenge later when I post my finished (and free!) guest room, but for now here's one of the projects I did for the room.

Remember, I'm not using anything I don't already own. The problem was I needed some large scale art, and didn't have any. So instead, I pulled out this IKEA desk that has been collecting dust for awhile.

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First, I unscrewed the legs leaving only the table top - which was going to be my "canvas". Next I printed out several butterflies from the free images available at

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I printed out the butterflies in various sizes on regular ol' printer paper and cut them out. I adhered the butterflies to the desk top using Mod Podge. Then I simply attached wire to the back of the desk top and hung. Free art!

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Guest Blogging

I am doing a new weekly feature over at I Heart Mesa! Every Thursday I'll be posting my favorite local Craigslist finds, check out my first post.


Here are some random things I've got my eye on.

Liking these headboard ideas from Sunset Magazine. Especially that trellis mirror, seems like it could be a DIY project. Maybe with some wooden garden trellis from Home Depot and a big mirror? Or paint a mirror with a trellis stencil?


Loving this oversized horse photo. Thinking about getting a photo enlarged at Kinkos, cutting it in thirds, and framing it in IKEA frames for the same look.
horse poster
via Decorpad

Love the idea of simple floating shelves hung above a toilet.
bathroom shelves
via Decorpad

I Heart Mesa

Check out our little sponsored post over at I Heart Mesa today! I'll be sharing another collaboration with I Heart Mesa next week that I'm so excited about!