Friday Faves 11.4

I cannot believe it’s November.  Christmas music is already playing throughout the office where I work (regardless of my self-imposed rule to not listen to ONE Christmas song prior to Thanksgiving), and it seems like everyone is gearing up for the holidays. 

This week was a whirlwind.  It was crazy nuts – both in personal life and in work – and I didn’t feel that I could grasp onto one shred of extra time.  I happened to be out with the flu on Monday and Tuesday, helped my sister-in-law with some crafty projects on Wednesday, and prepped for houseguests last night.

AND there was the Pinterest Challenge. I want to say again how honored I was to host such a fun occasion for you all and I have REALLY enjoyed going through the projects you’ve submitted.  That’s why this week, my Friday Faves are a collection of some of my favorite pinterest challenge submissions.  It was so difficult to pick just a few.  There were so many other things I wanted to include, and so many AMAZING projects you guys did – doesn’t it feel good??   I picked these six faves mostly because they’re things I’ve had in my mind to do around here, and you guys did them so well, they inspired me to put them on my list!

no. 1 eraser art monogram – the lil house that could; no. 2 yellow table turned bar cart – it’s overflowing; no. 3 greek key roman shades – the nesting game; no. 4 burlap garland – june and bear; no. 5 abstract art – the embellished nest; no. 6 christmas ornament chandelier – the crafted niche.


I double, triple thank you to everyone who participated!  I was OVERWHELMED with your sweet comments and was so proud to have you all link up to the site.  If you weren’t able to participate this time, I think Sherry and Katie might be drumming up a winter edition for January, so keep your eyes peeled over at Young House Love and Bower Power

Have a CRAZY AWESOME Friday and Weekend – see you Monday!


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I'm Pin It to Win It! Are You?

Sorry for the crazy pun that may or may not make sense, until you hear this AMAZING news.  I promised you something great yesterday, and I’m totally going to deliver.  Do you remember back in August, when I debuted by orbit light fixture? The creation of that piece was for the Pinterest Challenge Summer Edition.

The Pinterest challenge (although in no way endorsed or sponsored by Pinterest) was dreamed up by Sherry of Young House Love and Katie of Bower Power in an effort to encourage us who run around ‘pinning’ inspiration on Pinterest to actually get out there and DO some of these things! These two beautiful ladies did an amazing job putting the challenge together and, this time, asked yours truly to be one of the two guest hosts in the fall edition challenge!!

Not only was I BEYOND honored, but I accepted… almost immediately…  It might have been creepy.

Your hosts for the Fall Edition of the Pinterest Challenge are:

Katie from Bower Power || Sherry from Young House Love || Ana from Ana White

and me (you already know me)

So – without further adieu, I bring you the PINTEREST CHALLENGE (que awesome music)

  • Are you up for a challenge? I’m hoping you are, because here are the details:
  • Pick something you’ve pinned on Pinterest
  • Make it!
  • Post it on your blog!
  • Come back next Wednesday, November 2nd and share it! Each of the hosts listed above will have a little link gadget that you can link your project up to! Don’t only link to me, but also to the other fabulous hosts to share the project love!
  • Don’t forget to link back to the original pin, and the original source for the pin – so everyone gets credit!

No project is too big or two small – I’d love to see each and every one of your creative sides come out here! Just to give you a little sneak peak, here is just a clue to what I’ll be working on and the ‘pins’ that inspired me!


*above item found here originally from here

*and this project originally from here

My interpretation won’t actually be a bowl, but you’ll have to come back and see what these two ‘pins’ inspire me to create! I am really excited to not only get started on my project, but also to see all of your lovely submissions!  AREN’T YOU EXCITED???


p.s. although the title of this post suggested that someone will ‘win it’ there are no prizes, just the winning feeling of accomplishment that you’ll have deep in your heart!

p.p.s.  if you don’t have a pinterest account where you can search for and collect inspiration for anything under the sun, EMAIL ME and I’ll send you an invite!  You’ll love it…