I received 5 blog award nominations from my bloggy friends! I've been thinking that turn about is fair play and I'm shining the spotlight back on these ladies. I am constantly amazed by the new things I learn as I search out blogland. Here is just a sampling.
Lesson #1: Men have good ideas too.
Did you know you could make wood do this?
Lisha's husband did. He designed and built this staircase himself!
Unbelievable, you have just got to stop by One House One Couple and see how it looks with the stain. You won't believe how beautiful it is.
Lesson #2: Cute clothes don't always come from a boutique.
Check out this cute mini dress turned cute top by Katie at Something to be Found
She went to a clothing swap. You bring some nice clothes you want to exchange. Points are assigned to your items and then you go shopping with your points. What a great, no cost way, to change up your wardrobe. She found several fun items then altered them herself. So, Katie, how many points do you think I can get for my mom jeans?
Lesson #3: Terra Cotta saucers are not just for plants.
You have got to see the before pictures to believe how this dessert tray started out.
Brandy at Grey Lane Home swiped a few items from around her home, including some terra cotta plant saucers and furniture legs, and created this incredible dessert tray! Seriously how would you even begin to think of that?
Lesson #4: It's ok to believe in something smaller than yourself.
There are elves among us and you'll find the proof at Sutton's Daze. Just see for yourself.
Believing in something small and magical keeps the child alive in us...thanks for that fun reminder.
Lesson #5: Following your own style sense will make you unique
I was hopping through link parties last week when something amazing happened. As I would choose a link to visit I kept landing back on Angela's blog Number Fifty Three.
About the 5th time that happened I just had to laugh. With the hundreds and hundreds of great posts linked up I kept being drawn to hers. I had to stop and think why? Angela's style is her own and it shines through in each of her projects. When you are true to your own inner design voice it is something that others will really be able to recognize and appreciate.
A big thank you to all the bloggers who put their best ideas out there week after week. You have taught me, made me laugh and sometimes cry. But always you have inspired me to be better and do more in my little corner of the world.
PS: Did you notice something different about me? No, it's not a spray on tan or even a new tattoo...it's my new blog header and sidebar tabs! Thanks goes to Shannon at Foxhollow Cottage for her great design work. I'm feelin' like a real live blog now...