Friday, September 12, 2014

LeroyLime Craft Room Reveal


 The BIG craft room reveal is finally here!!! 
I'm happy to say, the shop is now open again and off of vacation mode.
Moving is a far cry from vacation and it feels oh so wonderful to 
call a place home again...

without further ado, please excuse the photo overload
and enjoy my new crafty space!


My old desk, along the back wall. My handy hubby cut the
top down to fit the space and sanded off the dings and marks
from moving...I love the new vintage look of the corners and 
decided to not repaint it.


 The new desk is simple, huge and pretty much
pure awesomeness!! 5 X 5' top with two IKEA shelving
units as the legs and lots of storage, yipee!!


The punch board made it through the move and was
screwed directly into the studs...this bad boy is heavy 
without the punches on there but makes great use
of wall space. I picked up a few new buckets from IKEA
since we live near one again.


I bought these almost 9 years ago (my first Etsy purchase)
and they've been amazing for my ink pads. Keeps them all
accessible and in view so I can easily snag the color or colors
I'm working with at the time.


I love these little bars and picked up a few with the intent
of possibly using them in the space but not sure where or
what for. Once the ink pad holders were up, I needed
something to fill the space between them and voila!
The perfect place for scissors, adhesive and other items
I use on a daily basis.


These old DVD holders from IKEA have been my 
go to for stamp sets...if there's any advice I can give
about organizing a craft room, 
UTILIZE YOUR WALL SPACE!!
It's a must, products actually get used since
they are in plain sight and aren't stashed away,
clearly forgotten in a bin or box.


Filing cabinets for all of my 8-1/2 X 11" Cardstock


Clear glass jars for visible and cute storage!


I've had one bookcase for years BUT picked up
a second to even out my space. No worries, I had
plenty to put on the shelves! haha


If you use glitter or embossing powder, this is THE 
BEST way to store it. I keep a plastic spoon in each 
container and sprinkle on what is needed directly
over the container with all the extra falling back
inside. Pop the top back on and no mess to clean up!


A skinny IKEA shelf for my 12X12" Cardstock


A small spot between the windows was perfect
for this little shelving unit. My hubby just had to 
lop off a bit from the top molding so it would fit
and he aged it up with the sander.


A bright photo without my chair. I LOVE 
all the natural light that pours in.

What's your favorite part??


 If you need me, this is where I'll be planting my 
backside...off to get some paper cuts, my friends!

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Craft Room


We've had formal dining rooms before and find that
with small children, we don't use them as often as a kitchen
nook or counter space...so, meet my new 
LeroyLime Dining Room Craft Room!!

Our entire house was painted a cream/off white/beige
color...blah, right?? We chose Perspective CSP5, a
light and dreamy shade of grey.


and now for the organizing...hanging and tackling
the remainder of my craft boxes.
Stay tuned for the end result!


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Laundry Room

A new house...not a rental, 
not base housing, 
just means one thing...
time to make it ours!!


We started in the laundry room closet and added a yummy
half cedar wall, stained Driftwood, which came out a light
grey. I love the grain of the wood and knots 
showing through the stain. Perfectly imperfect!


Here's the wood, cut to size, laid out on our driveway
BEFORE

and AFTER

 Who doesn't love their very own handy man?!! 


 We owned the drawer pedestals, which worked great 
in our last four homes BUT since we don't have a room
and rather a closet this time, no place for dirty laundry, so...
a DIY pedestal, that three laundry baskets fit perfectly!


There was quite a bit of unused space in the closet with 
the funny cutout to the left of the washer, so the hubs
installed two shelves, perfect for storing laundry room
odds and ends.

A bit of yellow paint, which is also going in the 
baby room, brightened up the space even more. 
We love it so much, we just might take the doors off
since they don't really drown out noise...slats and all, ahem.


What's your favorite part of our new laundry space?
Have you updated your laundry room recently, 
add your link below, I'd love to check it out!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

$100 Target Giftcard Giveaway w/ANightOwlBlog

Welcome to the A Night Owl June Group Giveaway!

Hi friends! Today the friends of A Night Owl are joining up to bring you an amazing $100 Target Gift Card Giveaway! And we all KNOW you love Target, so what are you waiting for? Enter today via the Rafflecopter form below!

Open in the USA and Canada.


Ends at 11:59pm EST on Sunday, June 22nd, 2014.


TERMS & CONDITIONS: this giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents ages 18 and over and ends at 11:59pm EST on June 22nd, 2014. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. Number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Approximate retail value is $100.00. One winner will be selected. This is a giveaway sponsored as a group buy, which means the bloggers pooled their money together to purchase this product for you. All liabilities and responsibilities with product is directly responsible by Target. Winner will drawn by random.org from all verified entries, contacted by email provided, and announced on this page at the end of the contest. Winner has 48 hours to respond or prize will be redrawn. Entrant is responsible for the email address they provide, whether through typing it directly or through the Facebook entry method. A Night Owl is not responsible for lost or misdirected emails. All prizes will be awarded. No prize substitutions allowed. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook and we hereby release Facebook of any liability. Information is provided to A Night Owl, not to Facebook and your information is never sold or shared. Facebook and Target are not a sponsor of this giveaway. Prize is mailed or emailed directly by Kimberly Sneed of A Night Owl and requires confirmation of delivery. Protected tweets do not count as an entry method for tweeting. Tweets must come from a public account. Bloggers in this group giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Tropical Girl's Birthday Party




I still can't believe my baby girl is NINE, wowzers!
Where has the time gone?? 

She wanted to have her Birthday at the indoor water
park near us, so picked a tropical motif for Mama to
work her magic with this year. It was fun working 
with all the fun colors and seeing her face light
up when she saw the decorations, was the icing
on top of the store bought cake.
(yup, I'm that Mom)

Before her big day, we of course had to make 
party invitations, no store bought of digital ones
for this family...
Addie had fun coloring all the toucan birds, I 
cut them out and we used a pop dot to made them
fly off the invitations.

Her simply "loud" store bought cake was 
gobbled up by all the sugar hungry party girls...


A bit of coordinating party table flair to adorn the tables.
We picked up a carton of tiny paper umbrellas and scattered
them in the middle of the tables with tropical flowers, that the 
girls had fun playing with while they were waiting for the
pizza to arrive.


and finally a Thank You to all her silly friends for
helping make her 9th Birthday a splashing success!


 We made flower hair clips and added a few pieces of 
candy taffy to their thank you bags.

Happy Birthday baby girl, I LOVE you
to the moon and back!!


Saturday, May 10, 2014

#redballoonsforryan Auction Today!!

If you have an #instagram account, please check out this #auction #fundraiser for the parents of little Ryan, who went home to Jesus last week. Auction rules and items are all listed on @redballoonsforryan Instagram page. Please share and spread the word, auction ends tonight at 7pm!


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Thank you!!

Monday, May 5, 2014

May Group Giveaway w/A Night Owl


Welcome to the A Night Owl May Group Giveaway!

Hi friends! Today the friends of A Night Owl are joining up to bring you an amazing $100 Target Gift Card Giveaway! And we all KNOW you love Target, so what are you waiting for? Enter today via the Rafflecopter form below!

Open in the USA and Canada.

Ends at 11:59pm EST on Monday, May 12th, 2014.


TERMS & CONDITIONS: this giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents ages 18 and over and ends at 11:59pm EST on May 12th, 2014. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. Number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Approximate retail value is $100.00. One winner will be selected. This is a giveaway sponsored as a group buy, which means the bloggers pooled their money together to purchase this product for you. All liabilities and responsibilities with product is directly responsible by Target. Winner will drawn by random.org from all verified entries, contacted by email provided, and announced on this page at the end of the contest. Winner has 48 hours to respond or prize will be redrawn. Entrant is responsible for the email address they provide, whether through typing it directly or through the Facebook entry method. A Night Owl is not responsible for lost or misdirected emails. All prizes will be awarded. No prize substitutions allowed. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook and we hereby release Facebook of any liability. Information is provided to A Night Owl, not to Facebook and your information is never sold or shared. Facebook and Target are not a sponsor of this giveaway. Prize is mailed or emailed directly by Kimberly Sneed of A Night Owl and requires confirmation of delivery. Protected tweets do not count as an entry method for tweeting. Tweets must come from a public account. Bloggers in this group giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Easy DIY Kids Art Display


Looking for a way to hang all of the beautiful art work your kids bring home from 
Church, School or home projects? If you have an empty door, you have 
the perfect spot without clogging up your kitchen refrigerator with magnets. 

This closet, I actually converted into our art cupboard by hanging a shoe
organizer on the inside of the door and having my hubby build a few shelves in 
place of where coats would hang. 

I took a spool of hemp twine and just tied sections around the door, knotting
on the inside of the door. The word ART was cut out of stiff felt, so no rolling 
of the corners as it hangs in place. My kids clipped mini clothes pins on the
twine and then we hung a few pieces of their artwork. 

An easy project and now their art won't fall off the refrigerator
 door everytime it opens!

How do you display your kids masterpieces at home?

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Washi Tape Eggs


I picked up these papered eggs from Hobby Lobby last
year after Easter, so they were on sale, woohoo!

This year I had my daughter help me wrap them in Washi
Tape and we displayed them in this little Easter Basket.

Next year I might wrap them in twine, who knows. The
sky's the limit when it comes to crafting and repurposing!


Happy Easter Y'all!!


Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Egg Wreath with Washi Tape


My kids have been chomping at the bit with our recent
snow fall and lack of outdoor play, so I asked them to help
me with this project. They sorted out fun colored plastic eggs
and wrapped Washi Tape around the openings, while I
wrapped and hot glued everything onto the wreath. 


I didn't have enough of the blue organza to wrap the 
entire wreath, so I pulled out some green paper grass to
fill in the gap. A chevron ribbon left over from a diaper
cake was added before I finished up with the grass. 

I had to put my OCD aside with the washi tape on the 
eggs but the kids did a fantastic job and kept their
creative hands busy for a few minutes, hooray!

A bit of hot glue strategically placed on the eggs and 
taadaa...a finished wreath. I love the fun pops of color
throughout and that we had everything on hand, 
so no trips to the craft store were needed.