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There’s just so much to love in this cupboard/backspash/countertop combo by DIY Show Off!  Love the mix of comfortable and sleek! You know how I feel about a slight industrial edge! Yum!

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Fantastic board and batten hallway with grasscloth wallpapered walls and gallery shelves by Simplicity in the South. I love how it makes a small place interesting without being too busy!  You really DO need to check out the before and afters!

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DIY- Twin Bed Turned Porch Swing by Do It Yourself.  Is this not awesome??!  I would sit out here and read all day!  Except that I don’t really read that much anymore.  But I think if I had this, I would! 😉

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Grain Sack Inspired Dresser Makeover by Musings From A French Cottage: Isn’t this fantastic?  It doesn’t look that hard to re-create too!  We’re talking a bit of painter’s tape? I could handle that!! 🙂

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Love this Small Closet Makeover. I Heart Organizing anchored an IKEA Expedit Shelf into the wall… Used wood dowls (anchored into the wall and then screwed into the Expedit) for the new clothes rods. Two levels of clothes rods adds more space for clothes.  This was for her little men’s closet and it’s fantastic!

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Turquoise? Wood?  Armoire makeover?

Pretty sure that’s a WINNING combination!  Lake Girl Paints did a pretty awesome tutorial… You really need to check out the before/after!

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BRILLIANT way to make regular outdoor cement pieces look elegant!  Simply staining them!  Beautiful work by Magic Brush.  Granted, I’m kinda hooked on Magic brush stuff anyway.  Her facebook page is awesome!  She reminds me a lot of my mom.  Entrepreneur… Blonde… Hilarious… 🙂

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Lovely party decoration inspiration by Style Me Pretty!

Love the lights and inexpensive crepe paper.

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Yes… It’s nearly 100 degrees out right now.  I don’t care.  This pin is genius.

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Dude.  Check out all the beds tucked away here!!!  I almost feel like this is one of those “count how many triangles are in the picture” things!  Wouldn’t this be so stinkin’ fun for a kids room if you had oodles of children?!? And the ladders… Check out all the ladders!

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This is kind of an awesome shelf.  Leave it to Shanty 2 Chic to impress us.  😉

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Yes!!! I HATE when this happens!!  When the duvet ends up balled in the bottom of the duvet cover? Annoying!  Brilliant fix by Elegant Nest…

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Brilliant!  DIY rail teething guard using a foam noodle by Baby Bump… Nice!

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Whoah!  Easy and super cool! Simple tutorial by Stow and Tell!

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Love this corner office/command center by Pretty Handy Girl!

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Wanna do this downstairs!  Remodelaholic has an awesome tutorial!

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Kristy Dickerson recreated this shelf from Restoration Hardware!  Neat-O!

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How to make paper bag flower lights by Shabby Cottage.  Love!

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Why does this make me laugh so much??!

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Well…  It’s that time again!  I love how as summer winds down again and it gets closer and closer to fall that blogland ups their game and there’s so much more to see on Pinterest!  I’ve noticed it’s getting harder to pick just 10 top favorites again!  There for a while this summer I’d look at my pins for the last week and think, “Hmmmm….  I pinned about 10 things this week!  This will be easy!” 🙂

Not so much the case lately!  That’s okay though!  Quality not quantity, people!!!

 

So without further ado… Enjoy my picks!

 

 

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Picklee shared about how you can fill a quart-sized container half full of vinegar, and 1 tsp salt. Then dunk any metal you want to age.

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Diiiiiiiiigging this desk/shelf unit that A Beautiful Mess highlighted from House of Habit!

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This basket from Four Corners Design is an awesome idea especially if you’re too cheap to buy wire baskets or if your husband is to cheap for you to buy wire baskets… *cough-handsome man-cough*

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I love the concept of a dry river bed to get rid of excess water drainage.  It combines beauty yet is super functional!  Fabulous Home Ideas

 

 

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I would LOVE a concrete countertop on my island in our next house.   Some of the stain they have now for concrete is stunning!!!

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Speaking of… If I were building a house, I would have heated concrete floors in the kitchen, stain them and seal them with a high-gloss sealer.  I’m seeing some now that are amazing!!!

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It’s amazing what a well styled & accessorized table behind sofa vs. sofa being pushed up against wall will do!  I love this room feature of My Sweet Savannah by Sadie + Stella!

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I made this recipe from Pinch of Yum this week and it was super easy and very tasty! I have so much basil right now, it was a GREAT way to use some of it! And you know how I feel about anything basil-esque!  Purrrrrrrr!

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I love this inspiration photo by Style Me Pretty!  Totally digging how they finished off the table runners!  Pretty!!!

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So… I never knew having a baby around would result in so many quotables from Handsome Man.  I guess I should have assumed that since pregnancy resulted in a fair number of them.  My favorite being,

“Me: It’s kinda nice… I don’t really feel like I have body image issues yet… I mean, I don’t really feel super fat, just pregnant.

Handsome Man: Really? ‘Cause if I looked like that, I’d feel fat.”

The odd thing? He was actually trying to compliment me!  Haha!!  Almost as good as several years ago when my cousin told me his sisters were built like sports cars and I was built more like a tank.  He was totally complimenting me too! And I’ve neeeever let him forget that comment!!! 😉  Poor guy!

 

But my favorite baby quotables from Handsome Man are:

“This is AWESOME!  Now I get to kiss TWO girls every morning!!!”  

Wait!  Whaaaaat?

 

“You know, she looks so much like you when she’s mad!”

Thanks Hon.  You’re sweet.

 

 

 

Anyway… How about a few awesome inspirations for the weekend??  Get ready for my Favorite Pins of the Week!!!

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There’s just so much I love about this room!  First of all, the rug?!?!?  DROOL!

Then there’s the happy turquoise wall, which is an awesome color color as it’s happy, yet muted enough to be sophisticated!

And the choice of pattern mixes are awesome!

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Love this idea for a pantry…  You know how I feel about doors like that… and it would be awesome to build something like that if you had the space on an otherwise blank wall.  You’d only loose 12 inches of depth or so and gain a whole lot of storage!

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How’s this for an easy non-wreathy wreath?  Fun for a summertime door, no?  This is the source, but I can’t tell you anything about it ’cause it’s in Turkish!  Whaaaat?  I’m gonna guess pool noodle wrapped in burlap wrapped in rope wrapped with strips of white cloth and words stenciled on the top! 😉

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This just seems like such a pretty and elegant way to do “place cards!”  And inexpensive too!! Oh So Beautiful Paper showcased these!

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Yes… I am a TOTAL sucker for anything from the Lettered Cottage!  This concept is pure genius though!

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This is for my next house… Where we’ll have a garage!  A garage is definitely a nonnegotiable next time!  Gotta have one!!!  Loving this organizational idea from Shanty 2 Chic!

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We’re getting closer to Fall so I’m starting to see more along those lines popping up on Pinterest!  This is kind of an adorable idea from Fun Home Things!

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Girl in Air did a tutorial on how to make those glass insulator pendant lights! I think 3 of these would be way cool hanging above an island or bar!

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Well, this is kinda C-R-A-Z-Y cool!!!  Want to do this now!  DebbieDoo did a really great tutorial!

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Aaaaaand now you know!!! 😉

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Little Miss Emma has been sleeping better lately, which means less Pinterest browsing while up with her in the wee hours of the night!  Yay for sleep!!!

Nevertheless…. There are plenty of good Pinterest finds this week!

 

Speaking of Emma, we’ll kick it off with a picture of her and an inspiration idea for her as well!

 

 

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Cutest little thing ever!!!  Just when I thought she couldn’t be any cuter, she started smiling at us this week! Melts. My. Heart!!!

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Gotta love Etsy for inspiration…. Wanna re-create this for Emma! It’s so hot out making socks or shoes nearly impossible… And they’re just so stinkin’ cute!!!

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This is such a pretty way to have something so awesomely functional! GREAT inspiration by Growing the Home Garden!  I so want to do this now!!!

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How’s this for a clever organizational idea??

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Isn’t this SUCH a pretty way to wrap presents??!  There are several great ideas in this post by Whipperberry!

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This isn’t a DIY, but I just couldn’t resist showing it off…. Not really a “pink” girl, but this is GORGEOUS! That chiffon is so soft and pretty!!

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Isn’t this window valance ridiculously cute?!?!

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Speaking of window coverings…  Check out this tutorial on How to Create a Valance from a Pillow Case by Beneath My Heart.

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These are such fun statement pieces!  So adorable!!

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This is highly genius!  Wanna do this for the bedside table in our room!  Awesome DIY project by Dagmar’s Home.

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Raised planter box along fence that doubles as a bench.  Love this awesome example of working useful things into the landscape and blending functional AND pretty!

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Fantastic way to dress up boring pillar candles for next to nothing!  Brilliant idea by Knock It Off Crafts!

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DIY Swimming Pools.

I seriously can’t stop giggling at this. So. Funny. 🙂

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All right people!  You ready for this week’s favorite pins?

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Totally LURVIN’ this closet laundry room makeover by Home with Baxter.  So classy and functional!!!

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Pretty sure this idea by Day2Day Super Mom is sheer brilliance!

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This Crock Pot Pesto Ranch Chicken by Picky Palate looks killer!  And we all know how I feel about pesto…. Yuuuuuuummmmmm!

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I mostly love the sign on the fireplace…  The fireplace makeover by A Glimpse Inside is pretty impressive too!

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I kinda look at this with sheer delight… Imagine what kids would think!!!

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The color of these cabinets totally makes my heart go pitter-patter!  Awesome inspiration photo from BHG.com

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I am always a sucker for built-ins like this one from Addicted to Decorating!

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Love this simple arrangement idea from Four Generations One Roof for my new sofa table! (Post about that coming soon!)

 

 

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Bacon?  Cheddar Cheese? All in one dish?  Uh-HUH!  Loving the idea of cheddar and pepper stuffed bacon wrapped chicken by Sweet C’s Designs!

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It’s been a while since I’ve pulled out the Favorite Pins of the Week post!

 

 

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This console table by Saved by Love is just plain delicious!

If it were a dessert, it would be Abi’s French Silk Pie.

(My cousin-in-law made French Silk Pie and brought it while I was recovering… It was so good, I ate it for breakfast.  Twice.  Seriously the tastiest thing ever. Words can’t even describe.  Now I’m craving another pie.  Great.)

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View Along the Way did this nifty deck… What an easy upscale!  Brilliant.

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Digging this stool makeover by The Wood Grain Cottage!

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I actually pinned several turquoise doors…  Yes… I’m totally painting our front door turquoise when we paint our house *hopefully* SOON!!!  It’s been decided.

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Speaking of doors…. Luvin’ this for 2 reasons…  The finish.  Which is actually what this tutorial by Remodelaholic is.  And the dutch door itself.

*Heart!*

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Yes… You know how I love all things aged industrial.  This tutorial by Love Grows Wild, of course, is no exception!

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Kinda wanting to curl up with a book and a baby and stay here all day! (Do you like how I snuck an Emma reference in there??!)  Loving what the Apprentice Extrovert did here!!!

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I love how functional yet pretty this is!

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Love these sea glass bottles by Sand and Sisal.  Might have to do this to some of those bottles in the basement!

 

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This has to be the most brilliant idea ever.  That is all.

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Ada’s Interior Design made this awesome lamp out of a chinese lantern and coffee filters.  I actually did one of these this weekend for the nursery!  Can’t wait to show it off!!!

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This is kind of a fun idea!!!

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Kinda like the idea of a super small cute guest bedroom….

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Loving this paint technique!

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Isn’t this pretty and unique?

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Ummm…. YUM!  Basil and I get along reeeeeally well! 😉  I’ll be trying this one this summer!

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DIY fishing glass floats from clear glass ornaments…   So doing this!!!

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Closet turned into computer nook… wow!

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Liking this wood ceiling & chandelier!!!

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This makes me laugh.  A lot.  🙂

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 The DIY Village did this awesome jute wrapped drum shade.  And you know me… A total sucker for awesome lighting… This is no exception!

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Good Ideas for You did a tutorial on how to age new galvanized metal using vinegar!  Who knew??

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We’re painting our PINK house FINALLLLLLLLY this Spring!  Can I get a HURRAY?!?!  Anyway…. I’m kinda digging this color combo.  Whatcha think??

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I’ve been working on yard work the last couple days… (My pregnant hips hate me!) And have a flower bed started in the corner by the street.  HOPEFULLY Handsome Man has time to truck the dirt in SOON!  Anyway… I’ll totally be utilizing this tip from The Homestead Survival to kill the grass!

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This lovely eye-candy from On Sutton Place is totally making my heart go pitter-patter! Love.

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Is this not the most adorable thing ever??!  Give kids their own flower bed that they are responsible for while you work in the yard. Awww!

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Brilliant, no??  Tension rod for all the cleaners in spray bottles. All that usually unused space??  So smart!

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I want to curl up here and stay forever.  You’ve simply got to check out the rest of this beach house. *Sigh*

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I must try this recipe. It’s supposed to taste just like Panera’s mac and cheese.  And everyone knows Panera’s mac and cheese is heaven in a bowl. Like best mac and cheese ever made.  It’s true. Live Laugh Lynea has the recipe to awesomeness!

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It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these…. So Let’s kick off my return to blogging after nearly a week of dropping off the face of the blogging earth with an edition of “Favorite Pins of the Week!” 🙂

 

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The Sunset Lane did a major overhaul on their bathroom!  Love the end result, but what really made me stop and say “wow” was the batten walls!  The different heights?  I don’t think I’ve seen that before and I love it!

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Life Thru a Linds did a tutorial on their media center overhaul!  I love!  The idea of using shelves…  Chain shelves no less…  Mmmm!  Love!

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Since I have a thing for bowls or vases of orbs, this one totally tickles my fancy!  I especially like the twine wrapped ones!  Six Sisters Stuff did a tutorial…  Next week project??!

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Just luuuuuving this quote.  🙂

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Not sure what I adore more…. The use of a sofa table?  The happy color of aforementioned sofa table? The lamps? The shelf underneath all organized with wire baskets?  Whatever the case… Sarah M. Dorsey Designs NAILED it and be. still. my. heart.  🙂

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Ummm….. Can anyone say BRILLIANT??

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Totally looks better than pictures hanging w/ magnets – use dollar store frames, paint them and put magnets on the back.  Nice!!!  Tutorial by A Diamond in the Stuff.

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Offbeat Home and Life posted 7 tips for growing mad basil…  There is something you must know about me.

 I.  ADORE. BASIL.

I want to grow lots of it this year.  This post should totally help!  Mmmm!!!

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Mmmmm!!!!  Speaking of YUM!  Totally wanna try this summer!!!  Recipe by Photo has this incredibly tasty looking desert! Grilled Nectarine Bowls!  Never would have thought to grill this!!!  But. YUM!

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And this?  Well this just makes me laugh!  A lot.  🙂

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