Luxe for Less - Lacquered Side Tables

February 21, 2012
The other day I ran into IKEA for some storage boxes and what did I spy, high gloss side tables.  If you've shopped in IKEA you know that their Lack series of furniture are very popular because of the look and the price.  Well IKEA has put a new spin on the series and have created some lacquered pieces in the Lack line.

 (Sorry - the photo was taken with my phone)

I'm in love with the gray side table and so course the red and white tables are not too shabby either.  The best part is the price $12.99 each piece.  Don't you just love IKEA?

Design Inspiration - Candice Olson

February 20, 2012
Last year, I did a post on Candice Olson's new series, "Candice Tells All".  Well, Season 3 has started up again.  Yes, Season 3, apparently Season 2 aired on HGTV and they didn't advertise it.  Sometimes, I don't think HGTV has focus groups or even remotely listen to their viewers, it actually should be called the House Hunters channel because the programming is packed up of those shows.  HGTV, if you're listening, more design less house hunting please?

I've set my DVR to record all the repeats of Candice Tells All and I've been catching the shows I've missed. As usual Candice delivered amazing rooms, here's a couple of rooms from the series that I fell in love with.  awww.... pure eye candy.


 After, don't you love the pendants lights?
Loving the contrast between the cabinets and counter tops .



 Now this is an office
I'm so feeling the mirrored cabinet, that's some fancy storage

 The ceiling treatment and the grass cloth wallpaper works will together in the room.


Wow, can you say DATED?

The After is so stunning, it makes you want to do a happy dance. 

  It's a timeless living room




Valentine's Day Free Printables

February 13, 2012
Valentine's Day ahem Single Awareness Day is around the corner and I don't celebrate it but my babies do, so I created a dessert table for them this past weekend.



I created the entire table for less than $10. Since I'm not a baker, Duncan Hines was welcomed in my kitchen.  The table consisted of cupcakes, candy coated marshmallows, brownies, diy party popcorn and Rice Krispy treats.



One the easiest thing I made was the party popcorn.  It took less than a minute and tastes fantastic.  I found this recipe from Amy at She Wears Many Hats


I created all the Printables using the background from Sprik Space.  You're welcome to use them and they can be downloaded from here.  (non-commercial use only).

Tip  Junkie handmade projects
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Loss of a Legend

February 12, 2012



Yesterday, we lost a Legend.
Her voice and legacy speaks for itself.  Whitney I hope you find peace in the afterlife.