Happy Palm Sunday.
Lent seems to be blowing by.
Wasn't it just Ash Wednesday?
It's a good thing it went by so fast for me because
I gave up alcohol for Lent.
Seriously, I did.
So now only seven days left...not that I'm counting
but I am thinking Mimosas for Easter brunch.
Actually the month of March with all this warm weather just flew by. So when I saw this this easy tissue paper window decor from
and realizing Easter is only a week away I knew this needed to be the feature to kick off this week's Motivated Monday.
The project looks to be simple and affordable. Plus, she tells us that removal is a snap. Just what you are looking for when you are creating something rather temporary.
All this warm weather lately has had me stressing over what to wear and I'm a bit disgusted that things aren't fitting like they did when I packed them away back in September. So for the past couple of weeks I have found myself looking for healthier meal and snack options to help my cause. This easy recipe from
for roasted chick peas definitely caught my eye. It looks like it would be a much better choice than chips but it could still satisfy my salt cravings.
The words Gluten Free weren't even in my vocabulary a few years ago but recently I have had several friends that have been diagnosed with a gluten intolerance so this cauliflower pizza recipe from
is for them.
Looks tempting, doesn't it. Looking at that lonely piece of pizza though, makes me think my issue with my wardrobe might be portion control because, really?, one of those little slices would never fill me up.
The Graphics Fairy is always sharing some great vintage looking graphics on her blog and it is always fun to see how people incorporate them into a project.
The Weathered White Hutch embellished her ruffled tea towels with one of these graphics and I thought they really turned out nicely.
Another kind of project that was linked up this week involved duct tape.
A couple of years ago I used two different colored rolls on the roll out keyboard drawer of my desk. I created a stripe pattern by alternating black and white tapes and I thought I was pretty clever. That was then.
Well lately we've all seen those eye catching patterned rolls of duct tape out there and I am always curious as to what people are doing with it.
My project with tape was rather predictable but this duct tape embellished dresser from
definitely has the wow factor.
There were sewing projects too. If you sew at all you will
not want to miss this detailed tutorial for a monogrammed and ruffled duvet.
The colors are so lively and Spring like
and the applique work and monogram make it uniquely your own.
I'm going to make you work for this one. To see the full image of this duvet you will need to stop by and visit My Beautiful Mess. You won't be sorry you did. Very cool.
You also all probably know my penchant for door candy. I love something with a seasonal theme and the more original the better so when I saw this Baseball Wreath from
I had to agree that it certainly did.
Finally, this week, the coup de gras was this counter transformation from the
Divine Ms. Dharma aka the Canadian DIY Project Queen.over at
If you have ever considered painting your counter tops you will want to check this out, pin it, bookmark it, or save it to a folder.
Yowza. Impressive! and a whole lot less $$$ than granite.
What did I get done this week?
I moved some furniture around, then moved it back.
I dabbled some paint on a candlestick but didn't get it finished.
I talked on the phone...a lot.
In fact I talked for four hours with my favorite daughter ( all one conversation).
I watched a bit too much telly. I wasn't going to watch American Idol this years but they have some serious talent there this year and I have to admit, I love GCB. The writing just cracks me up. I see they are airing re-runs of The Million Dollar Decorator so they must be ramping up for a second season of that guilty pleasure too. I can't wait.
I DID clear off a bunch of random crapola off my desk but that wouldn't have made an interesting post and I did work out on the elliptical every single day but that wouldn't make a very interesting post either. So, loved ones, I bow down to all of you this week. You inspire and motivate me.
It's almost Monday. I am going to hit the ground running this week.