Sexy Windows!

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Perhaps I'm showing my age when I admit that window coverings are sexy.  Clothes and shoes are still sexy to me, but having these beautiful Duette blinds installed by Decorview made me seriously excited! Décorview is the largest in-home seller of Hunter Douglas window coverings in the U.S. Since the company’s founding in 1998, they have covered more than 1 million windows. Decorview takes care of the custom - start to finish: FREE in-Home Consultation FREE Measuring & Installation Nationwide network of Hunter Douglas-certified designers CUSTOM Blinds, Shades and Shutters 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed REBATE AND SAVINGS opportunities on select products Last week, I … [Read more...]

Marketing Your Business Tips

Marketing your small business with these GREAT tips!

Let's switch gears a little bit today to talk about marketing business tips {and your Etsy shop} today.  It's hard to have an online store in which you do not have an actual product for people to touch, feel, and squeeze or smell ... and actually sell it online. Here are some tips to help you market your business. So it is really key to have some sort of a marketing/advertising strategy or plan to help you through.  It doesn't always require a huge marketing budget, there are ways to spread the word about how amazing your product is. Many of us are doing what we love and trying to make it, so we don't have a lot of expendable money to spend on marketing.   We have to be smart where we … [Read more...]

Windows, to Dress or Not to Dress

decorview blinds are lovely

I'd like to think I have a pretty good eye when it comes to my house and colors, etc.  For some reason, colors and arrangements to work out, but it takes me a long time to figure this stuff out.  Honestly, I wished it came easier sometimes.  Hold me. Windows are probably my worst 'subject' when it comes to home decor and decision making.  I sew, I paint, and am creative ... but this is a struggle.  We've owned this home for 5 years and there are windows that remain untreated as I just don't know what to do with them and I haven't found the inspiration. The previous owners had their own taste that worked for them and their decor.  They don't work so much for mine.  So, I've taken down … [Read more...]

DIY Pillow Case Tutorial

DIY Pillow Case Tutorial

I’m going to share a fun and quick DIY Pillow Case Tutorial using my favorite tool, the Circular Rotary Cutting tool.  This puppy is so handy to have if you cut a lot of circles!!  It cuts perfect circles and can handle multiple layers easily!  No more sitting there with your scissors trying to cut the perfect circle shape!! We’re going to make a creative applique of colorful flowers and will utilize the free motion stitch on the sewing machine!! Ready? You'll need: Circular Rotary Cutting Tool Rotary Cutting Tool Long ruler Various fabric scraps for circles and leaves Sewing machine Free Motion machine foot Colorful thread (or white) Fabric rectangles for main pillow case (38" … [Read more...]

Major League Baseball Players

Frank-Viola pitcher

My boys had a baseball tournament this past weekend.  And if you know me, I posted some pictures of them on Instagram and faceboook.  I am so proud of them to where it's most likely sickening for my non-parent friends, but I don't really care (and perhaps for my friend who have kiddos). I MADE them (literally), they are my best creation. Well, they also caught the attention of not one, but TWO MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYERS!! WHAT? Let's be honest here, when I see something I want or an opportunity I'd like, I seriously go for it.  But this time is different.  No soliciting, no 'hey, look at my boys', just putting the pictures up with a few hashtags like #littleleague #baseball and … [Read more...]

Replace your roof

roof replacement with insurance

We are so 'blessed' to live in the wonderful state of Colorado for so many reasons. One of them is NOT the hail storms or the tornados or the other (horrific) reasons.  See the beautiful house below with all the circles on the roof.  Those are noting the many reasons why the roof needs to be replaced. I am very very hopeful that the American Family insurance adjuster will see why it really needs to be replaced.  They came out last year when we had hail storms and the adjuster was NOT cool and was NOT helpful at all. It was even MORE disappointing knowing when I learned that even though there wasn't anything paid out for repairs or for a new roof, a claim was STILL noted and it COUNTS!! A … [Read more...]

Show me whatcha got Friday

Linky party  on taradaramadeit.com, come one over and link your DIY creative posts!

Show me watcha got Friday!!!  A Creative linky party that’ll be here every Friday!  Very excited to pin and share all you share with us!! I love killing time on Pinterest, but I know this will be so amazing seeing all of your posts with all of your killer posts!!! I hate rules, but I am a mom and our lives revolve around them.  There are 3 rules that I’m sure you won’t mind obliging… #1/ Link anything creative (easy peasy) … DIY, crafts, furniture makeovers, home remodel, sewing, painting, kids crafts, ANYTHING!!!! #2/ Please click over to at least 2 other links.  Hey, we’re all in this together!  If you like what you see, perhaps pin it so your followers can enjoy them as well. #3/ … [Read more...]

Got Mold?

Remove mold for your walkway in minutes.  Mix a cap full of this with water, a steel brush, and rub.  Not much scrub as it takes it off so effortlessly. AND it's SAFE, smells like apples, and biodegradable.

Mold is so stinking hard to get rid of.  I have tried for years to get this mold off my front walk. I've tried my steam cleaner, bleach, and scrubbing. Nothing would take the black away completely. So frustrating. Until a man named Terry came to my door. Yeah, a salesman came to my door with a local product. He presented with a bright white smile beaming from his dark weathered skin.  I don't like to answer my door when solicitors come around, however, my screen door was the only barrier between us.  I had nowhere to hide.  I had to answer. He was holding a bottle of green liquid of Advanage 20x He was a fast talker and smooth. He noticed we had kids, he made a point to tell me that … [Read more...]

Mod Podge Paper

Use Mod Podge to help cover almost any eyesore!  I love how it transformed the inside of this 'treasure chest' #diy

I just painted this chest with a Modern Masters Metal Effects kit and felt that it wouldn’t be complete without the inside being made over as well.  I ripped out the old wall paper that had been in there for what seemed to be someone’s lifetime.  It surprisingly had adhered very well for a very long time, but it also came out just fine.  Check it out... Painful surgery right here.  That little patch above on the right ... stayed right there ... shhh ... nobody will know. I tried to use contact paper, let’s just say, it was a FAILED attempt ... a HORRIBLY FAILED ATTEMPT It wouldn't stick to the sides.... So, don't waste your time or your contact paper on this … [Read more...]

Show me watcha got Friday Link Party

So exited to start this new venture!  Show me watcha got Friday!!!  A Creative linky party that'll be here every Friday!  Very excited to pin and share all you share with us!! I love killing time on Pinterest, but I know this will be so amazing seeing all of your posts with all of your killer posts!!! I hate rules, but I am a mom and our lives revolve around them.  There are 3 rules that I'm sure you won't mind obliging... #1/ Link anything creative (easy peasy) ... DIY, crafts, furniture makeovers, home remodel, sewing, painting, kids crafts, ANYTHING!!!! #2/ Please click over to at least 2 other links.  Hey, we're all in this together!  If you like what you see, perhaps pin it so your … [Read more...]