Wednesday, May 1, 2013

This is HUUUGE...

It's time for the Pinterest Challenge again!  You know, the brilliant creation that Sherry @Young House Love & Katie @Bower Power came up with to get all of us actually DOING all of those cool projects that we continually pin, but rarely act on!

Last challenge my dad & I built an ipod/iphone amp out of wood.  It rocks.  (Hehe...punny!)
Also, last fall I made a huge military style chalkboard map that my almost four year old loves.

Now for the other part of the announcement...drumroll, please...I get to co-host with these 3 lovely ladies this spring!!!  How insanely amazingly awesome is that?!?  Beyond excited.

Emily from Sparkle Meets Pop
Katie from Bower Power
Sherry from Young House Love

If you're not familiar with the Pinterest Challenge, it goes something like this:
  1. Take a look through your pins (or pin something new) that you want to try.  No project is too big or too small!
  2. Complete your project by Wednesday, May 8th.
  3. Post about it on your blog, or take some photos to share in the comment section.
  4. Come back here around 10am on May 8th (& also to Emily, Katie, & Sherry's corners of the interweb) to link up & share your finished project with all of us!
Some additional notes:
  • Feel free to grab the banners off the top of this post to use on your own blog.
  • Remember to link not only to the pin where you got your inspiration, but also to the original source - spread the love! 
  • Pinterest doesn't know about this challenge (or endorse, sponsor, etc.) - it's just plain fun!
And now...for what I'm pinning & planning!  One of the very first things I ever pinned was a wooden door mat from Martha Stewart (#4 below).  It's pretty paint had me from the second I saw it!  And the arrival of spring (finally) means I can't wait to get started with outdoor projects!  I've got a few ideas swirling around about how to combine a lot of these ideas in this crazy head of mine.  Haha.

one: Yellow Brick Home
two: French Bull (No longer available)
three: How Does She
four: Martha Stewart
five: Lowes Creative Ideas

I can't wait to see what you all come up with!


  1. Hi!! Just popped over from YHL - how exciting!! I just wanted to say "Hi" from another Minnesotan (i'm in the Twin Cities)! Isn't this weather the PITS?! Come on, spring!!

    1. Hi! Ugh, I know...we had a teaser last weekend (got to sneak in a Twins game - perfect weather for that)...cruel that we're back in the 40's now. Hopefully we warm up for good soon! Enough is enough!

  2. Like I said before and I'll say it again... You're so AWESOME! This is super exciting!

  3. Hi there! Popped in from YHL! I love your make overs to your home! Your enclosed porch is to die for! Love it!

    1. Aw thanks! I just finished cleaning up the porch a couple of nights ago after our freakishly long winter. We've already eaten a couple of meals out there since then! My favorite place to hang out for sure. Thanks for visiting!

  4. exciting! Can't wait to check our your the inspiration!

  5. This is AWESOME! I can't wait to see what everyone else came up with and post mine. Have to loooooooove Pinterest Challenge. Great job :-D

  6. How do you link your submission?

    1. Go to the bottom of this post ( and click on the link button. It should guide you through the process!

  7. I love your take on all the inspiration! It turned out beautiful!

    1. Thanks Amber! Have you guys moved into a new place yet? Can't wait to see what you do with it!

  8. I absolutely love this!!! So great! I like it better than any of your inspiration pieces.

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