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How is one month of the year already gone?   Well – since it is already gone – I figured I ought to get out the latest and greatest update of what has been happening here at the blog.  Let’s recap! 

January Happenings

I announced this month that the hubby and I are expecting our first child!  Well – actually – my cat Faith announced it!  We have to work on turning our office into the guest bedroom/office and make the guest bedroom into the nursery.  Stay tuned for the latest on that – I should be able to start planning once we find out what it is!  (And that is happening very soon!)  

DIY & Crafty Goodness

For starters – I made these pinecone kissing balls for my Christmas front porch – but I went ahead and shared them after Christmas.  I thought you guys might come up with some ideas of your own to make with these little pinecone flowers.  Check out the comments for some amazing ideas.

I also finally made some “cozy vases” using sweater sleeves.  I just love these lil guys – I am still trying to find just the right branches to put in them.  But I am so loving the way they turned out!

Decorating Around the House

I did finally refresh my mantel and do a “winter” themed mantel with browns and blues!  I really love how it came out!  Just the right combination of cool and cozy! 

Inspiration Ideas

I know a lot of you have been on an organization kick – just like me!  So for inspiration this month – I wanted to share some ideas on how to display collections without becoming cluttered!  Like this photo!  I just love it! 

Kitchen, Bath and interior design traditional living room

Tips and Tricks

I got two groups of ten ideas if you are looking for a little crafty inspiration.  First – I came up with some great ideas on how to use vintage prints.  One of my favorites is this gorgeous wall panel – but you have to check out the full list!

Next – I featured ten great monogram craft ideas.  Now all the ideas were amazing but you guys all seemed to love this soap dispenser project the best!  Check out the post for some other wonderful ideas!

What a great month!  I am looking forward to February too!  I am FINALLY going to finish the replacement for our ugly vertical blinds and start some nursery planning!  Oh and maybe try to work on our bedroom too!

Did you have a favorite post of the month?  Yours or others?  Feel free to share with us!  I would love to see it!

4 frugal friends said ...

the cape on the corner said... @ February 2, 2011 at 2:26 PM

child?! did i know this? did i congratulate you? i would if i had known, but i don't remember seeing this. yay for you and hubby! how exciting!

Unknown said... @ February 2, 2011 at 2:41 PM

I am not sure if I knew you were expecting, but congratulations! Loved all of your projects in January as well and I am sure you will be featuring some fab items this month as well.

Kendra@Creative Ambitions said... @ February 2, 2011 at 10:51 PM

I love those cozy vases... I must have missed them... going to check it out!! I saw where you went to Blissdom!! I bet you had sooo much fun!!

Rachel said... @ February 8, 2011 at 10:37 AM

Congratulations on the baby!! :D That is so exciting! I love the cat picture! Those cozy vases are really cute too!

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