Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A Halloween Quickie

I know I said I'd be light on projects but I can't help myself. I'd rather be painting and making a mess in the garage than packing. I can't stand packing! Especially since now I have to pack for not only myself but for the 2 boys, our dog and cat (and occasionally the Hubs but don't tell him I told you that.)

Anyway- Happy Halloween!! I thought I could take down my Fall Wreath for one night to celebrate the evening. I saw this idea on Curbly and knew I had everything on hand to make it. 

Monday, October 29, 2012

Ana White's Hand Built Home Giveaway

***This Giveaway has ended. Check back soon to see who won!***

I think we all know who Ana White is. Purveyor of - the amazing website where she shares her amazing furniture plans.

Ana is a self taught furniture designer and builder- an inspiration for women who are out to tackle furniture projects of their own. She has now come out with a book filled with some of her most popular furniture plans called "The Handbuilt Home".

The book is filled with plans for every room in the house; they range from easy to more complicated. The plans are laid out in such a way that makes them easy to read and follow; great for builders of any skill level. And each plan has lots of pictures and step by step images along with tips on getting started, cut and wood types.

I also thought it was pretty cool how she included pictures of people who built different pieces. (I could have submitted Con-Man's Bed!)

Today I am offering you the chance to win a copy of your own! The generous company marketing the book has given one lucky reader a chance to win. Giveaway starts today and ends Monday November 5, 2012 at 8AM.

3 ways to Enter and Win:

1. Leave a comment below about what room in your home could use a new piece of hand built furniture.

2. Become a follower of Adventures In Creating (leave a comment if you already are)

3. Share the giveaway on Twitter or on your blog!

Disclaimer: 1 winner for Ana White's book "The Handbuilt Home".I have not been compensated for this giveaway. US residents only please (sorry!). Winner will be chosen using and will be contacted shortly afterwards. If the first winner does not respond the runner up will be contacted.

Good Luck!!!

Friday, October 26, 2012

A New Orleans Weekend

Like I mentioned the other day we spent the week in New Orleans for the Hubs Pediatric Conference. It is my favorite city for many reasons! If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram (follow me!- rfalcon12) you've seen some of these pics.

We were pretty overloaded on the ride over there with two kids and a dog in the back of the Murano.

You can't really see it but that's Tiger Stadium in the background. We're driving over the Mississippi River Bridge going into Baton Rouge.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Nate Berkus & a Video

I happened to catch Good Morning America this past week and guess who was on? Nate Berkus! 

He was on promoting his new book "Things That Matter". He believes that interior design should tell the story of the people who inhabit a space. He spoke about your home should tell a story about you; because you are the one who lives there. He said if something in your home don't have meaning to you then get rid of it. He advocates a mix of old and new in the home; and discourages running with every new trend, to give your home a lived in feel.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

One of My Favorite Places

I'm dreaming of a city that never sleeps and has the best food in the world. Has the friendliest people and where the beignets flow like water.

Where am I talking about? New Orleans of course!!

The Hubs has a Pediatric Conference this weekend in New Orleans and we're tagging along. We'll drop the kiddos off in Baton Rouge with the grandparents for 2 days and have a fun weekend together (when he's not in his conference). Then we'll pick them back up for the rest of the trip and hit up the kid friendly venues like the Aquarium and Zoo.

Laissez Les Bons Temps Roulez!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Cutting Up- DIY Style

Did everyone have a fantastic weekend? We had some rain and hail here in OK but luckily it didn't last long and we were able to get outside and enjoy the Fall weather. And my LSU Tigers won so it was good times all around.

I was also able to get some rare wood shop time in. If you remember I posted a few weeks ago about scoring some scrap wood from the shop. 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Design For A Cause

Unless you've been living under a rock you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Back in my college days I was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority; our philanthropy was the Susan G Komen Foundation. So October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month has always been important to me.

So when I came across this article about designers collaborating for raise money for breast cancer awareness and research I was excited. Design and breast cancer awareness all wrapped up in one?! Very cool!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Orange You Glad I'm Finished?

I sure am! I can't believe that I haven't shared this with you yet. I finally finished upholstering my orange chair! 

Remember these guys? These orange chairs I've been carting around since we lived in San Antonio?

You may remember that I took an upholstery class here in Altus in order to learn how to recover these bad boys.

Friday, October 5, 2012

A Legitimate Reason as to Why My Husband Thinks I'm nuts

I have a problem; I'm the first to admit it. It's a furniture problem- I change my mind about it a lot. The should really have a support group for people like me. Furniture-Aholics Anonymous. 

Back to the issue at hand- why my husband thinks I'm nuts. In the past I've brought home questionable pieces of furniture. These orange chairs for example:

(Special Update on These Coming Soon!)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Not You're Grandma's Wallpaper

Wallpaper has gotten a bad rap in recent years. I would think manly because when most people think of wallpaper images like this come to mind:

Monday, October 1, 2012

It s Starting to Feel A Lot Like Fall!

Happy Monday Everyone! I hope everyone had a relaxing and fun weekend. Last week I mentioned that I was itching to get out of town- and we did! We took Sawyer and The Con-Man to Sesame Street Live at the Army Base in the next town over. Con-Man had a blast.

And while we were there not only did I get to stop at a Starbucks (Yay!) we ran into Hobby Lobby and picked up some of these baskets for 50% off!