This post steps us through a front porch restoration. I was amazed at the transformation and attention to detail but I also liked and was intrigued by how she incoporated the feature that allows the reader to scroll over each picture with their cursor to bring up a detailed description of what is occuring in that particular step of the process.
Next up is another remodeling project that also requires a bit of time and skill but the end result was so well worth the effort.
steps us through a dresser to vanity conversion with a simple to follow and comprehend photo tutorial.
Blogging tips are always useful. If you are using Blogger this next post will be especially interesting.
I use Typepad as a blogging service but I have been considering making a change. It seems like Blogger has so much more to offer in the way of personizing and tweaking. I know it would be a big undertaking so I haven't been able to commit to that change yet but this post from
Going forward I will not think twice about ordering on- line from Tory Burch.
I usually only order online from stores that I can easily return an item to if it doesn't fit. I'd have to drive about three hours to make a return to Tory Burch but I had purchased a cardigan from one of their stores a while back so I had an idea of how her sizes were running.
When I saw this terrific military inspired Band Jacket it was love at first sight.
I knew it would be an amazing transition staple and at HALF OFF I couldn't resist. I actually bought it about a month ago but life has been crazy busy and I didn't have time to post about my latest infatuation.
It arrived beautifully boxed and I was thrilled with the quality of this piece. I would say it runs true to size but if you are in doubt I would suggest going with the smaller size. What I didn't realize was how much wear I would get from it. It has been a cold wet spring here in the midwest and when I figure cost per wearing this has been a real bargain. The best part is, that this classic look will be able to be a go-to piece again when I start transitioning back into my fall wardrobe.
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Tomorrow I hope to share some Traveling Door creations with you.
Wowza, there were 137 links on the last Motivated Monday. That is a lot of creativity and it made it hard to narrow it down to just a few features. I tried to choose a variety of projects that were universally appealing or so unique that they deserved a shout out here on BeColorful.
So here are some of the highlights from the last Motivated Monday.
For starters there were these rock star
Minion Cupcakes that were inspired by the Despicable Me movie.
Tomorrow we are meeting with a contractor to look at estimates for our master bath.
We live in an old house with not a lot of options for a bigger footprint. That said, I think we ( Us and Sattler Homes) have come up with some pretty good conceptual ideas.
This would be the view looking towards my vanity.
This would be Mr. R's side.
The shower and stool area would be through that second door.
The door into the bedroom would be moved to the short entry hallway off the main hallway or the wall where our closets have been.
This would make it so much nicer when one of us comes to bed late or has to get up early. No more lights shining in the other person's eyes or having to listen to the water running and electric toothbrushes buzzing.
So here's to hoping the numbers aren't ridiculously out of reach. If not, there will be a lot of editing going on here.
Girlfriends, daughters and moms. Love them. Yes, men are amazing but we need those women in our lives to talk shoes, make-up, shopping and hair. After my daughter left for college I realized how much I missed having another girl in the house. I was left with three men and their constant car, cell phones, guns, and computer talk. I needed more estrogen in my world. So after years of squeezing in stolen moments with girlfriends when time allowed, I made a decision to make carving out more time for girl talk and the women in my life a priority. I learn so much from them.
Case in point, one of my besties, Michele, told me about a youtube video she really liked. The posts are from Kandee Johnson. I subscribed to her video feed and she is adorable. Some of her posts are a bit young for me but most of them would work for any age like this one for a messy updo idea. Even if you have short hair I think that the front part of this look could be implemented into a chic fun look for an evening out. One of the things I really like about this woman's videos are all of her product suggestions. So many cool things out there and just not enough shopping time to find them all. Thus, girlfriends and their suggestions.
I had never heard of that root powder. I will be looking for it though on my next trip to Ulta or Sephora.
Thanks Michele for telling me about Kandee Johnson.
I'm so glad you, and now Kandee are a part of my world.
I feel like I have been living somebody else's life these past two weeks.
My world has been in a whirlwind. There is so much to share and I hope to elaborate further but for now here is the short version of the last fourteen days.
For starters, there was The Traveling Door 2013 event.
This was a terrific success and I want to say thank you to everyone that was able to attend.
As soon as it was over, though, I had to hurry home and begin packing for a trip to Seoul, South Korea. This is way out of the box for me. Other than Canada and Mexico, I have never been out of the US so this was a very big deal in my world.
With everything going on in the news I was more than a little bit anxious about making the trip but I am so very glad that we took a risk and expanded our vistas.
It was an amazing experience. We saw castles,
and we were even tricked into visiting the Demilitarized Zone (which may have been our coolest sight seeing venture).
It was seeing history as it is happening.
These ribbons are left by family members as memorials and testaments to their relatives separated by war and a divided country.
We discovered a robust and very modern South Korea
along with more traditional venues.
We experienced fantastic dining options.
Top Cloud, Seoul, South Korea
and the fish market.
We rode a bullet train,
went to the beach in Busan,
Shopped the largest department store in the world and the electronic district.
I've never seen so many cameras in one place!
But most importantly we were able to see our son marry this beautiful woman and meet her delightful family. They made us feel so welcome and went the extra mile to make sure our trip was perfect.
Lucky me, right?
We have been back for a couple of days and I still have my days and nights turned around but I am starting to feel like myself again and hope to be up and blogging again this week.
Welcome to our BeColorful Home. Ours is an older home, built in 1916 and it has been added on to several times. We have lived here for almost fifteen years now and the house has evolved from a traditional flavor to something a bit more eclectic.I have always loved big splashes of color but I'm finding that I am also drawn to more neutral shades as well. Welcome and enjoy looking around.