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Monday, December 30, 2013

Top 10 Projects of 2013

I cannot believe that this year is over! 

What a wonderful year it was. I know some may be wishing it was over but even with the bad things there was a lot to be thankful for.

Last year's top 12 projects was so much fun I decided to do it again but I narrowed it down to the top 10. Now you can see all the projects you picked to be the best, well most viewed anyway!

Like Letterman, I will start with 

Number 10

These were a big hit! I loved them too. It was a Pier One knock off. I gave a tutorial on how to make these. It was big with google +1 too.

Number 9

Not only was this piece turquoise, it was an antique. Great lines and a fun painting technique made this one popular. I made this for my sis!

Number 8

This is a warning!!! The best chocolate cake evah!!

Number 7

I think this was so much fun. I love trying new things and this dresser not only was a beauty it was layered with three paint colors.

Number 6

Sausage Rollups that are quick and easy for game day! A win, win!!

Number 5

These were too cute and easy. I made three different ones to share!

Number 4

I have a thing for hutches. They are a lot of work but the results are so satisfying. I can't go wrong with Paris Grey!

Number 3

Another new paint technique I tried. Definitely different. I silvered leafed for the first time on this piece.

Number 2

Do you see a trend? I think you all like when I use my artsy painting!!

annnnnd for the number 1 post of 2013

Number 1

This was a surprise! Good ole oatmeal cookies!! This is a recipe from a good friend. I have been making them a long time and they are really delicious! They are my family's favorite.

Soo a couple of crafts, some good recipes and lots of furniture!! I call that a great mix!

This is only possible because of you! Thank you so much!

I am not going anywhere. There are a lot of ideas in this crazy head of mine.

Here's to a great 2014!

Happy New Year!

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas

I wanted to thank each and everyone of you for coming here and reading my blog. Your comments have made my day more than once and the friendships I have made are beyond what I could have imagined.

I hope you continue to visit here at Dreamingincolor! There is so much more to write and create!


May your Christmas be furry and bright!!

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Missing my Baby

Last year at this time we had a little Christmas Miracle with our cat. You should read all about it!

We also had to do one of the hardest things I ever had to do. Put down our sweet baby girl of 13 years a year ago today.

I couldn't talk about it last year. I felt guilty mourning over her when all those people had just gone through such a horrific event in Connecticut loosing their children.

Also, it was painful to write.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Painted Snowman Pillow

I think I have a tiny obsession!
I love pillows.

If you could see my closet, you would understand.

No, I am not going to show you THAT picture.
I have them lined on a shelf organized by color! I know ....crazy...

Then I started painting some.....
Like my bunny and pumpkin pillows.

Now I have done a quick Christmas one.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Dreamingincolor Open House

Dreamingincolor opens its doors for Christmas goodness!

An Open House for my first Christmas in the store! 

I have been away from here for awhile. I have missed you all. My husband has been in the hospital. 
He is doing ok now but it happened the day before the open house last weekend.

Needless to say, it has been a crazy December.

Me and my Skate Wreath. You can see how tired I was in this picture.....

Monday, December 2, 2013

Christmas Pickup Truck

You know how much I like changing things up! 

I bought this adorable metal pickup truck.

It reminds me of my husband's family farm.

We used to go 4 wheeling in the winter. Riding through all the creeks and into the back woods.

There is something about the smell in the air in the winter.....

Friday, November 29, 2013

Dreamingincolor with Crayola

This is a sponsored post for Crayola LLC. All opinions are 100% my own.

I think the first time I opened a box of new crayons was the moment I started dreaming in color.

No really!

It is still my favorite thing to do.....I am not too old for that!
You should try it!

I love the smell of new crayons, all those colors and my favorite one.....magenta. It was always the first color I pulled out of the box.

Crayola crayons were my favorite thing as a little girl and some of the best memories I have is sitting with my box of crayons creating my "masterpieces"! 

I use those inspirations in my new store Dreamingincolor

Monday, November 25, 2013

Ice Skate Wreath

I was never really good at ice skating. My parent's got me lessons one year and I remember being really excited. 

Growing up in New Jersey, it was the thing to do.

We had a shallow lake near by that would freeze over in the winter. Everyone would go skate on it when it got cold.

And sometimes, if I was really lucky, I would get to go to NYC and skate in Rockefeller Center!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Curio Cabinet

Been so busy at the store I haven't been able to get a post out but when this piece came along I thought you might be interested in the transformation.

I repurpose furniture for a living.

Why then do I still get so surprised at the after?

This curio cabinet came to me as someone's craft project gone bad. I know that is relative but it was bad in my book.

It was spray painted blue. A pretty blue but still not done well...drips and things in the paint.....

The bad part was the vintage recipes glued to the back.

I would have loved that, but they added magazines and colored paper and it was just a design mess!!

Honestly the before picture doesn't look as bad as it really was.

I added a little knob, paint and beautiful fabric to update the look.
Isn't it pretty?

Friday, November 15, 2013

Yellow Chair

I opened a store in 3 weeks! Unbelievable!

Never thought this could happen so fast. So many wonderful things going on. Getting that first person to walk in the door and buy something was so exciting! I hope it keeps getting better! Please pray for me!


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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Room Recipes by Tonya Olsen {Giveaway}

disclaimer: Although I was sent this book to review, all opinions are mine.

I have a treat for all of you today. 
First let me say that I have opened my store for business!! 
I will have furniture, unique gifts and vintage finds. Come by to see something a little different. 
Shop handmade for Christmas!

504 North Maney Avenue
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Monday, November 11, 2013

Pumpkin Caramel Cake

I am so thankful for all of my friends and family. Lots of people are using November to count their blessings and say what they are thankful for.

I do this everyday. I may not post here or on Facebook but I truly am thankful for so much that God has done for me.

Thanksgiving is approaching and all the family will gather together.

Since opening the store, my time has been limited so my sweet sis is taking over Thanksgiving this year for me.

My mom baked this Pumpkin Caramel Cake and it is delicious. Only 4 ingredients!!

I just added the Mason Jar!!lol

Friday, November 8, 2013

Dreamingincolor Christmas Open House

It has been so surreal to be getting my own store ready for Christmas.

We are close to opening!!

I keep adding to the outside decorations but the first picture I took became my postcard for my Open House.

Monday, November 4, 2013

$500 Gift Card Giveaway

This couldn't have come at a more perfect time!

Here I am celebrating the dream of having a store and now this!

A giveaway just for you!


Now this is exciting!!

I have teamed up with some special bloggers so I can offer you a $500 Holiday Gift Card!

AND You get to choose what store!!!

You do have to do a little to get it.

Just follow the directions in the Rafflecopter below.

Look for Dreamingincolor and follow me and some others along the way.

Good luck to all my friends!

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