tuesday crush – shaped tiles

You know when life gets away from your and you can't seem to get a handle on things? Isn't it great, when you get back into your normal routine? Even if it takes awhile and the whole time leading up to it sucks, once you fall back into that routine, everything sort of falls into place again and you feel great. I'm back. And Tuesday Crush is back, too! Maybe I'm just daydreaming about bathroom renovations but I'm obsessed with shaped tiles right now. I don't know how long some of these trends … [Read more...]

metallic chevron tile coasters tutorial

It is no secret that I love using inexpensive tiles as coasters. At 15 cents at the local hardware store, it makes for a perfect medium to getting creative. I had a special bloggy friend in mind when I made these so I went with a metallic chevron pattern. This was a complete experiment and I love they way they came out. I love it when experiments actually work out well. I used the Silhouette to cut out a chevron pattern on vinyl. I did a full 12 X 12 sheet so I could cut it down to cover 4 … [Read more...]

backsplash reveal – diy white subway tile

I hope you all had a great weekend. We kept it pretty low key only tackling a few projects around the house and some crafts. Best parts of the weekend were meeting baby Parker (who I made the freezer stencil onesie for) and finally taking pictures of the house!. We can finally share the DIY subway tile backsplash I installed. Our kitchen renovation is ALMOST there. If I wasn't married to Mr. Start-100-Projects-At-One-Time, we would be further along in our renovations instead of having 100 … [Read more...]

subway tile backsplash – installation is not so bad!

I'm so excited about this project. I laid tile and so far so good!We started our kitchen renovation last December when we gutted the kitchen and started slowly rebuilding it. Since April we have had an almost complete kitchen. It has been fully functional but really needed the finishing touches. I was getting quite tired of looking at the random patched up walls. The hubby was so hesitant to let me tackle this but I'm so glad we decided to do it ourselves. These are the first three tiles I have … [Read more...]

visiting type a decorating – holiday tile coasters

Hope you are all having a fine Saturday. I'm taking a break from this weekend's project list to visit with Tammy at Type A Decorating. I'm participating in the 25 Days of Christmas Guest Bloggers series. I'm sharing how I made these holiday tile coasters which are great as gifts and perfect for adding a little extra decor to your home. They are so easy you still have time to add them to your list before Christmas. Trust me. Stop on over for a visit. If you are coming over from Tammy's … [Read more...]

weekend plans – christmas decor, tiles and more!

Anyone awake yet? Suffering from a turkey coma? I survived a very early and very quick Black Friday shopping spree. I only hit up Target for gifts for the kids and then did a quick run through at Michaels for some supplies. I think I made out pretty well for short trip. At the time I went, the stores were calmer than an regular Saturday morning. Success!Now that I slept in a bit more and had some coffee we are heading out to get one of these:ViaIt is time to start decorating and I'm so … [Read more...]