Favorite Things Friday :: making it in the mountains

Some of my very favorite DIY projects and recipes this week!         Good morning! Not only is it Friday, but it’s the Friday before a long weekend!!! Fall is definitely in the air this week – the days are getting shorter, the mornings are getting crisp and I’ve even noticed a few yellow leaves peeking through the trees! Life is slowing down for us these last couple weeks as we catch up from our crazy Summer and… Read more »

Wooden Crate Bedside Table :: making it in the mountains

Two Wood Crates Turned Rustic Bedside Table I am unbelievably excited to be teaming up with nine other crazy talented ladies to bring you The Great Crate Challenge!!! One of my very favorite parts about DIY’ing is how your own needs and style shine through each and every project. I just find it so amazing that different people can start out with the same inspiration & foundations for a project, but end up with something totally unique in the end!… Read more »

DIY Dry/Wet Erase Board

*This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media GroupĀ® and Office Depot, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #inspirestudents http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV.     Happy Monday my friends! As a student & a teacher, back to school has always been a time of year that I’ve looked forward to & with a little guy at home as eager to learn as I am to teach, I don’t think that’s likely to change anytime soon…. Read more »

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Today I’m just SO excited to share that I’m being featured on the Summer Spotlight hosted by some of my very favorite blogs – Kenarry: Ideas for the Home, View from the Fridge, Oh, My! Creative and One Krieger Chick. The Summer Spotlight showcases great ideas from a different talented blogger each Friday throughout the summer months & I’m incredibly honored to have been included! I encourage you to swing by their sites to check out the ideas they’re featuring… Read more »

Dining Chair Makeover :: making it in the mountains

Happy {almost} Friday! I am oh so excited to FINALLY share my dining chair makeover with you all today!!!       You see this project, much like it’s partner in crime – my kitchen table makeover, has taken SO much longer than I had originally intended. There isn’t really much of a story here to be honest. I wasn’t a huge fan of how dark my dining chairs were so, I hauled the chairs down to the garage and… Read more »

DIY Aqua Chalkboard Calendar with Sharpie

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media GroupĀ® 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 »