DIY Aqua Chalkboard Calendar with Sharpie

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Sharpie, but all the opinions are my own. #pmedia #StaplesBTS http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV.   I would absolutely describe myself as a gal that likes to keep organized. I find comfort in knowing what I’m doing tomorrow, next week and even next month! With SO many things on the go, my calendar is my lifeline really … it’s how I keep everything spinning in my head straight…. Read more »

Sweet {Jolie} and Mountain Top Sweet GIVEAWAY

I am SO, SO excited to be teaming up with an absolutely fabulous group of ladies to bring you a chance to win this {gorgeous} prize package from Sweet {Jolie} and Mountain Top Sweet…     making it in the mountains :: Brepurposed :: Top Notch Mom :: Sweet {Jolie}     Owner of Sweet {Jolie}, Nicole, shared with us the story behind her lovely shop: I started Sweet {Jolie} just over 3 years ago after having my 2nd child…. Read more »

Favorite Things Friday :: making it in the mountains

Some of my favorite DIY projects and recipes this week     Happy Friday!!! The weekend is upon us and I can’t believe there are just a few left before Fall starts creeping in! In honor of the chairs STILL sitting in my garage, this week I shared some of my favorite inspiring chair makeovers. Here’s hoping I’ll FINALLY get mine finished up this weekend so that I can share these beauties with y’all next week! I’m also thrilled to… Read more »

Good morning! I am SO very excited to be teaming up with a truly {fabulous} group of girls to bring you all the chance to win a $260 VISA gift card!!! It is an absolute honor to help Katelyn of Learning Creating Living celebrate her first Blogiversary!!! Be sure to enter for your chance to win below! Wishing you all the best of luck!!!  Kent Heartstrings – Sew My Soul – Dwell Beautiful – The Child At Heart Blog  Ask… Read more »

10 Inspiring Dining Chair Makeovers

{Guest Post for Reasons to Skip the Housework} Having just finished making over my kitchen table, I’m now hard at work on the chairs. In scouring Pinterest for dining chair makeover inspiration, I came across SO many {stunning} transformations! Today I’m sharing 10 Inspiring Dining Chair Makeovers over at Reasons to Skip the Housework, so pop on over to have a look! And be sure to come back later this week to see what I did with my own chairs!… Read more »

Favorite Things Friday :: making it in the mountains

  My absolute favorite DIY projects & recipes from the week!         The weekend is here … it seems we’ve made it through another week! I cannot believe how quickly this Summer is passing!!! This week I shared my {Tour Through Blogland} and introduced you to three new blogs that you won’t want to miss. I was also SO thrilled to be a part of the Back-to-School Blog Hop full of all sorts of back-to-school inspiration! My… Read more »

Back-to-School Weekly Calendar Board :: making it in the mountains

  1. Elizabeth Joan Designs 2. Making It In The Mountains 3. Stripes and Polka Dots 4. For My Love Of 5. Home. Made. Interest. 6. Restless Arrow 7. Little Red Brick House 8. Little House Of Four 9. Cuddles and Chaos 10. Our House Now A Home 11. Kent Heartstrings 12. The DIY Mommy 13. Curly Crafty Mom 14. Houseologie 15. Canary Street Crafts     I am absolutely thrilled & honored to be taking part in this fabulous… Read more »

Tour Through Blogland :: making it in the mountains

A behind the scenes look into making it in the mountains     Good morning!!! I am absolutely thrilled to be taking part in this Tour Through Blogland that’s been taking over the blogging world! It’s SUCH a fun way to get a glimpse at all of the talent behind my favorite blogs! I was SO excited when Shonee over at Hawthorne & Main invited me to join in the fun!!! If you haven’t had the pleasure of visiting Shonee’s… Read more »

Blog Hop

A Blog Hop I am incredibly honored and excited to be co-hosting this month’s Blog Hobnob AGAIN with so many CRAZY talented ladies!!! This will be a great chance for us all to connect with one another and make some new bloggy friends … would love for you to join in the fun!     The Blog Hobnob, formally known as my Blog Hop Social. I decided to make some changes to how the old Linky worked. Here are the… Read more »

Favorite Things Friday :: making it in the mountains

  My absolute favorite DIY projects & recipes from the week!         Happy Friday my friends!!! Did your week fly by as quickly as mine? I cannot believe that August has arrived ALREADY – I feel like I totally missed the whole month of July! This week I shared my epic journey transforming our Kitchen Table – I’m SO thrilled (and relieved) that all of my hard work paid off! I can’t wait to share what I… Read more »

Antique Shopping :: making it in the mountains

    Antique Shopping Good morning! This is a post I’ve been wanting to share for ages! I was lucky enough to spend my Saturday shopping down across the border in big city Spokane! Of course I hit up all of the usual suspects: Hobby Lobby, Target, Macy’s (I mean really this list could go on forever!). But before I can step foot anywhere else, my very first stop is ALWAYS a little antique shop on North Monroe … Paint… Read more »

How to Makeover your Kitchen Table :: making it in the mountains

    Happy Monday everyone! I hope that you all got to enjoy some fun in the sun this weekend! If you’ve been following along with me on Facebook or Instagram, you may have noticed that I’ve been hard at work on this seemingly never ending project for weeks now! You may even remember a picture toting the hashtag #thisbetterbeworthit. It was a longer process than I had imagined (made longer than it should have been by my eagerness to… Read more »

DIY Wood Sign :: makng it in the mountains

Good morning! You are in for SUCH a treat this morning! I can’t tell you how excited I am to have Tara from Anything and Everything here to share her beautiful DIY Wood Sign!!! Not only has she put together a fabulous tutorial, but she’s even included a free printable so that you can make your very own! This girl’s got some serious talent … I can’t wait for y’all to see what she’s got in store for you!!! Hello… Read more »

Favorite Things Friday :: making it in the mountains

    My favorite DIY projects and recipes from the week!         HAPPY FRIDAY!!! Between trips and visitors, it’s been a VERY busy, yet super fun week for the Mercers! And in between it all, I’ve been finishing up a fabulous project that I can’t wait to share with y’all next week!!! Here’s a peek at what our weekend away involved that I shared with everyone on Instagram:     We’re expecting more company this weekend …… Read more »

Ten Books to Devour this Summer @ making it in the mountains

A Summer Reading List There are few things I love more than a glass of wine and a good book! Since finishing up our Outdoor Space, I’ve been trying my best to enjoy Carson’s nap times curled up with my latest read (you know, between catching up on the housework and tackling all sorts of DIY’s!). I’m the type of gal that enjoys the feeling of having just finished a fabulous book for about a second (maybe a day if… Read more »

Fireplace Makeover

I am SO very excited to have Sarah from Little Red Brick House as my very first guest post!!!  This girl is incredibly talented and and her beautiful DIY’s {always} inspire!  Today she’s sharing a fireplace makeover that you won’t believe!!! Hello! I am so, so excited to be sharing my fireplace makeover with you all today! A big “thank you” to Kristi for having me over to her AMAZING blog! I absolutely love her work and am so honored… Read more »

Friday Faves @ making it in the mountains

It’s Friday!!! We’ve made it through another CRAZY week! If you’re following along with my Instagram or Facebook, you’ll know that my break from all things DIY was short lived … I’ve been hard a work on a new project that I CANNOT wait to share next week! For now, enjoy some of my favorite DIY projects and recipes from this week!         Favorite Desk     Favorite Gallery Wall (featuring an AWESOME DIY sign!)    … Read more »

Summer Beet Salad @ making it in the mountains

Good morning!!! I hope you all had a chance to enjoy some fun in the sun this weekend! It’s been nothing but sunny skies and warm (really warm) temperatures these last couple of weeks here in the Kootenays, which means we’re spending our days at the lake and avoiding using the oven and stove at all costs! Today I’m sharing one of my all time favorite Summer Salad recipes over at Reasons to Skip the Housework. A very dear friend… Read more »