} How To Increase Your DIY Budget With Swagbucks

Hi everyone!  Happy Friday!

What do you have going on this weekend?  I have FOUR DAYS IN A ROW off from my day job, so I’m looking forward to that.  I REALLY need to do some cleaning and organizing in the basement, but hopefully we’ll have time for some fun too.

I have some great news for you today from Swagbucks.  I have posted in the past about how I use Swagbucks and other options to pay for my DIY addiction, and now Swagbucks is an even better “piggy bank!”


} Family Room Tour

Hi friends!

We are in the home stretch of summer break here, my kids go back to school on Monday.  This week is full of schedule pick ups, orthodontist appointments, immunization records…

What have you been up to?

If you’re local, the third edition of the Columbus Arts & Vintage Marketplace is this Sunday from 10am-5pm at the Aladdin Shrine Temple on Steltzer Road.  This third edition promises to be the best one yet!  I would LOVE to see you there.

Okay, so much for current events, would you like to have a tour of my family room?

We’ve lived in this house for 9 years, and I’ve been blogging for 5, but I don’t think I’ve ever photographed the entire room.

It has gone through so many changes and tweaks over the years.

Here’s a shot looking in from the attached kitchen and eating nook.




} Favorite Pins Friday

Well hello again!  Are you ready for the weekend?

I’m driving my daughter and her sweet friend to Detroit to see One Direction in concert.  I’m either the best mom ever, or the most gullible.  Please pray. 


Now for my favorite pins of the week!


} I Heart Vintage Green Ball Jars

Hey reinventing friends!

How are you on this gorgeous late summer day?  Have your kids started back to school yet?  Mine start August 25 (7th grade, 10th grade and 12th grade–yikes!) and August 27 (Junior in college–what??).

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?

Sorry, I know that’s a little off topic, but I. CAN’T. WAIT.

To pass the time, let’s talk about Ball jars.

Beautiful vintage green Ball jars.




} Master Bath Inspiration

Hello friends!

Our master bath redo is still in the planning stages, and since my Olioboard left a lot to be desired imagined, I thought I’d share some inspiring bath designs I’ve found.

This one is just gorgeous.  Love the blue walls, they are similar to the SW color “Rain” that I chose.  With the abundance of white tile and shiny chrome also in our bathroom,  I think we’ll get a similar look by just painting the walls.


bath insp


Except for the chandelier.  And those beautiful sinks.  And the floor.  Ahem.


} Pinterest Favorites: Decor Round-Ups

Hi friends and reinventors!

Happy Saturday!


Today I have some of my Pinterest Favorites to share, all of the “round up” variety.

I love round ups, don’t you?  Soooo many great ideas, all linked together for our reading enjoyment.

And then there’s the cute collage pic.

Jen at Tatertots & Jello is a master at the photo collage.  And the round up post.





} The Master Bath Before

Hello my dears.

The last time we talked, I confessed my less than stellar design board skills.

But…what’s a good, or not good in my case, design plan without some rather cringe worthy “before” shots?

Today is not a good day for photography (for lots of reasons, none of which you want to hear ;)),

so not only will the decor in the before shots be cringe worthy, the actual photos will be too.

Taken when I knew less about photography than I do now, and I don’t know much now.


} A Plan For the Master Bathroom

Hi all!

There is ONE ROOM in our house that has not been painted/re-decorated or even first time decorated in the 9 years we’ve lived here.

It’s not some obscure, out of the way room that never gets used.

It’s the master bath, a room I’m in several times a day, and would love to enjoy using a little, or a lot, more than I do now.

I decided to make myself one of those amazing design boards that cool people make.

I used Olioboard, and it’s not as easy as it looks.  ;)

I clearly need more practice, but because I have no shame, I’m going to show you anyway.