Thursday, October 30, 2014

Craft Frenzy Friday #64

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Welcome to Craft Frenzy Friday!  

We love to see your crafts, recipes, DIY projects, and much more!  We will pin every link to our Pinterest board every week.  The people featured will additionally get pinned onto our featured board!  We hope that you will share your blogs with us!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

DIY Oversized Vintage Map

I don't know if I've mentioned this before, but I married a Leprechaun.  I'm talkin' does a jig around the house when the mood strikes him, randomly impersonates a thick Irish accent when telling a joke, and, truth be told, is a tad on the short side.  Ahem. I mean he's the same height as me, so not short at all.  That's usually his argument. ;)

From the time I first met my hubby's family 5 years ago, they made it abundantly clear just how proud of their Irish heritage they are.  And I gotta say, I love it!  In everything that's Irish, God and family come first, and every day can be made better with a bit of Irish spirit.  It's more than ancestral roots; it's a state of mind.

Bless'er House | DIY Oversized Vintage Irish Map Restoration Hardware KnockOff

Monday, October 27, 2014

Recipe: Carolina Crab Stew (Our Family's Secret)

Have you ever seen one of those Bush's Baked Beans commercials?  The ones with the golden retriever who is always trying to let the secret family recipe out of the bag?  

Our family hasn't made a business out of a secret family recipe or anything, but believe me, if we opened a restaurant selling this stuff, it would be a rockin' success.  

Bless'er House | Carolina Crab Stew

Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday Faves {Country Industrial}

You know that saying "Opposites Attract"?  It couldn't be more true for my husband and I.  He's outdoorsy, I love interiors.  I'm quiet, and he's...well...not.  He's a macho man, I'm a frilly girl.  But, hey, we kick butt together.  

So I love it when I see designs that mix the masculine/feminine opposites too.  And Country Industrial style is the best of both worlds.  It's industrial with a rustic nod; it's country without frills.

Bless'er House | Country Industrial

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Craft Frenzy Friday #63

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Welcome to Craft Frenzy Friday!  

We love to see your crafts, recipes, DIY projects, and much more!  We will pin every link to our Pinterest board every week.  The people featured will additionally get pinned onto our featured board!  We hope that you will share your blogs with us!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

10 Creative and Cheap Shim Projects

Hello lovely friends!  Today, I was hoping to share a few more big projects I've been working on but ya know how the story goes...there's always some sort of hiccup.  That's usually my story anyways.

But no biggie.  It gives me the chance to share one of my latest holy-schnikies-that's-amazing DIY infatuations.  If you've seen these before, then I guess I've been living under a rock (mothering a toddler where your world centers around Sesame Street and princess tea parties can do that to you), but just recently I've noticed some incredible projects involving one super cheap and majorly impactful material: wooden shims!  

Bless'er House | 10 Creative and Cheap Wooden Shim Projects

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Faux Planked Coffee Table Makeover- Card Catalog Style

There are moments in my attempt to decorate our house that my old English teacher personality kicks in.  

It probably has something to do with being raised by a librarian who passed down her love of literature to me.  There are two things that I always find myself circling back to when I envision our home: lots of old, worn out but well-loved books and vintage card catalogs.  

My mom has told me several times that a few old card catalogs sat completely unused as dust-collectors in her library for years before they were finally hauled away to goodness knows where.  If she could have forseen my infatuation with them, she probably would have saved one for me.  I love my mommy. :)  But since the card catalogs of the past are no more, and buying one usually costs somewhere in the upper hundreds-low thousands range, I took matters into my own hands.

Faux Planked Card Catalog Coffee Table