Michael’s Event 2012

In August, I attended an event in Dallas,TX hosted by Michael’s.  I was so honored to be a part of it along with 14 other bloggers/artists.  We were invited out to get to know the Michael’s team which included Joann Pearson – Manager of Where Creativity Happens and a guest judge on the TLC showCraft Wars.

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We were able to make some fun crafts with the Michael’s Creativity Team.  It was a great way to relax, create and get to know one another.  Then, the next day we were invited to Michael’s Leadership Conference and Holiday Showcase. 

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This was the first time they had allowed anyone other than Michael’s employees and their vendors into this event. Needless to say, we were pretty excited to get a sneak peek into some of the amazing products they were showcasing.

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We were able to watch some demos by Tim Holtz and Duff Goldman. Meet several different vendors and get a look at their new and upcoming products. My head was spinning and there was so much to take in. But we all had a great time. I can’t wait to get my hands on some of these new products coming to Michaels.

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We were also treated to a surprise visit by the CEO of the Craft & Hobby Association, Andrej Suskavcevic, who shared with us an amazing campaign which will launch in January of 2013–Cre8 Time. Learn more about Cre8 Time in this video.

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That night we went out to eat at Smoke and got to learn from the talented Amy Labbe from Art-i-Cake.  She is as fun as she looks! 

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We were spoiled rotten by Michael’s and given a lot of fun craft and art supplies to play with.  I can’t wait to get a chance to be able to dig into them.  I am really grateful for the chance that I had to take this trip and meet the amazing people behind Michael’s and am excited for some fun things in the works that could affect you as well.  So stay tuned! 

Recognize some of the people that attended with me?  Here is a list of the other amazing ladies I was able to spend some time with!

Lorie AlbrightBe Different Act Normal

Nicole BalchMaking it Lovely

Kathleen BarbroArt Projects for Kids

Amanda BeyelerSugar Bee Crafts

Rayma BradyThe CSI Project

Laura BucciLaura Bucci

Beckie FarrantInfarrantly Creative

Amanda FormaroCrafts By Amanda

Heidi GustadCraft Gossip

Lisa Hauptman Amy Atlas

Amy HuntleyThe Idea Room

Marie LeBaronMakes and Takes

Amy LocurtoLiving Locurto

Lori TeclerInking Aloud

Courtney WhitmorePizzazzerie

Getting a Bit more personal…

 

I don’t always get personal on my site, but have been getting asked about how busy I seem to be by friends and my blog readers lately so I thought I would get a little bit personal here today….

I was talking with my neighbor the other day about some projects we are both working on for our respective houses.  Her and I are similar in the fact that we ALWAYS seem to have some project we are working on.  Our husbands I am sure, were commiserating about their bad luck in marrying spouses who like to…”change things up…” ha!

She asked if I just felt like I was busy all of the time.  The funny thing is that I get asked this ALL the time.  I am a busy person and I always seem to have a lot of things going on.  But I don’t always feel “CRAZY” busy.  Of course there are sometimes when my plate is too full…just like all the rest of you.  But I don’t feel like my life is any busier than any other person.  I just like to be “doing” things.

As I was thinking about this more, I realized that I have always been a “doer”.  From the time I was 8 and up I was constantly rearranging the furniture in my room and in my house.  My family thought I was strange.  But I loved how fresh and new the room and the house felt.  Plus it was a good way to get things organized and clean.  I love that feeling.  In fact, I just spent this entire last week going through my ENTIRE house organizing and getting rid of the “clutter”!  And it feels so good.  I also spent hours playing with Barbies…but as I look back, I realize, I spent more time setting up the Barbie house and the furniture than actually playing with the Barbies themselves…haha!

I also get asked a lot about how I first got started into home remodeling and where I learned to do some of these things.  Well, my dad was a real estate Attorney (who is since retired) and he also owned several apartments.  So, growing up we spent almost EVERY Saturday working on the apartments together as a family.  And we had to get up by 7:00-7:30 am…on a Saturday!  From as young as I can remember, I was cleaning, painting, tiling, caulking, sanding, roofing, stripping old wallpaper, doing yard work, ripping out old kitchens and bathrooms and fixing them up again.  You name it…we did it.

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{These are scrapbook pages taken from some scrapbooks we made for my parents one year.  You can read about them here: “Things We Love About You” Scrapbook gift}.

So remodeling and working on my house are second nature to me.  My husband worked in a cabinet shop during High School and his grandfather was a wood worker back in Germany before World War II.  It is just something we like to do.

Even though we worked a lot as a family, we also played together too.  My Dad was a big back packer, so we spent a lot of time up in the High Uintah Mountains hiking into a remote campground.

He did pay us for our work.  But there were times in my life that I despised it, especially when I was a teenager…cause it was…well…Hard Work! ha ha!  When I turned 16, I got a real job…at Ace Hardware…LOL!  So I have spent some time around tools.

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I worked at Ace Hardware through High School Graduation and then moved away to College.  I immediately got a job working at a Pet Shop, which I LOVED, and worked at there all the way through college until I graduated 5 years later.

After graduating I got a job teaching High School Biology and Human Biology, I worked as a Science Teacher for 5 years until I was hugely pregnant with my second child.  When I quit to be a stay-at-home Mom, I had no idea what to do with myself.  I was so used to having something to “do” all day long.  Not that I was not busy with two kids…because I was.  Being a Mom is a lot of hard work, I just felt like I needed something to keep my brain busy.  Or that I needed a project that would stay DONE…unlike laundry or cleaning the house.

I realized that I had gained some extremely valuable lessons growing up the way that I did.  Although I wouldn’t have recognized it back then, I am so grateful to my parents for teaching me how to work.  I actually really enjoy working.  It feels great to accomplish something.  So, working on my home and creating things with my hands is something that I really enjoy.  It doesn’t feel like work.  I also love that I am able to find a way to work with my kids and family at my side.  When I am busy with a project I really try hard to have my kids right beside me.  Whether they are creating something of their own or playing with toys next to me.  I also find ways to get them involved by helping out.  Most of the time they really enjoy it.  Sometimes they make a bigger mess and we go a lot slower than if I had done it myself, but I try to remember how important they are to me…more than some project I may be working on.

So, when people ask me if I am busy, I guess I just don’t really think in terms of being “busy” since it has always been a part of my life.  I tend to be really task oriented and motivated.  Don’t get me wrong…I do have lazy days…LOTS of them.  Some days I feel like doing absolutely nothing…and I do.  And that is okay.  I take them as they come.  I think it is my way of recharging, and soaking up some needed some down time.

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{Photo idea from Kami at Nobiggie}

My kids started back to school today.  I always have mixed feelings on the first day of school.  I enjoy having my kids around, but yet it is nice to get back onto a schedule again.  It is nice to go to the store with ONE child as opposed to FIVE…I’m not gonna lie :)!  But before I know it, they will be back home and the “busy-ness” will continue.  We will get into a new groove for the school year, which always takes a couple of weeks to get figured out…am I right?  And before I know it my kids will be all grown up with families of their own.  Gah…so not ready for any of that!

What about you?  Are you a product of the way you were raised?  What do you do that you learned from your family growing up?

The Handbuilt Home—Book contributor

I am soooo excited to be able to FINALLY spill the beans on a project that I have been involved in for almost a year now.  It has been killing me not to share it, but now I can!  Last fall I was contacted by Ana White from Ana White.com who asked if I would like to be involved in contributing to her new book…The Handbuilt Home.

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Ummm…hello! YES!

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I was able to pick from a few of her projects/building plans, which are being featured in the book, and I chose to build and photograph this Kids Table and Chair Set.  The table and chair set is now being used almost daily by my kids and I need to make a couple more chairs so they have room for their friends.

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I discovered Ana’s site, a few years ago, when she was first starting out and was blown away by the amazing things she was building.  I wanted to grow up and be like her.  Apparently, so did a LOT of other people and Ana’s site has become the go to site for anyone who loves afforable, easy to build, expensive looking and most importantly, high quality furniture.  You know…people like me who want a designer house without the designer prices.  Who wouldn’t want that?

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But let me back up at bit…a couple of years ago…my daughter needed a new bed.  We have three girls and only two beds which wasn’t a problem until our youngest outgrew her crib.  Our search for beds was frustrating to say the least.  It’s not that I couldn’t find any beds that I liked…it’s that I couldn’t stomach the ticket prices.  So one day I got up the nerve to actually build Ana’s Farmhouse Bed which I had been long been obsessing over.

My husband worked in a cabinet shop building cabinets while he was in high school…I know…pretty handy right?!  So we sized her plans down and made a twin sized bed and added a few of our own personal changes.  Some of you may remember when I shared it here: DIY Headboard and Bed Frame.

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Imagine my surprise when Ana White came over to MY SITE and commented on on it!!  I was a little bit excited.  Okay…a whole LOT excited.  She was/is someone that I really looked up too.

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Hehe! So I got to know Ana a bit because of that and we emailed back and forth here and there and one thing lead to another!

Anyways, I digress!  The Handbuilt Home is scheduled for release on October 9, 2012!  You can even pre-order The Handbuilt Home on Amazon if you are interested.  I am waiting *patiently* for my copy to arrive any day now!

So what is The Handbuilt Home all about?  Here is an excerpt from Amazon.

• Plans for 34 versatile furniture projects for every room in your house—from beginner-friendly home accessories to sturdy tables, a media center, kids’ items, and storage solutions
• Comprehensive information on using off-the-shelf lumber and basic equipment—almost every project can be made with a drill, a saw, and some hand tools
• Easy-to-follow instructions, costs, and time estimates to guide even the most amateur of carpenters through any project

You don’t need to be physically tough or superstrong to make your own furniture, and it’s okay if you don’t know that a 2×4 doesn’t actually measure 2 by 4 inches. All you need is the determination to create a better home for yourself or your family and the confidence to say, “I can build that.”

I am excited to have been a part of this.  I am also excited to have collaborated with some of my favorite DIY bloggers as well and to see the projects they contributed!  To see what Kirsten from The Crafting Chicks contributed to the book you can check out her post here.  I will be sure to update you with any additional information as it comes along for those of you who may be interested.

Checking back in…

Hey everyone…tap, tap, tap…is anyone still out there?  I am still around, I have just been busy! B.U.S.Y!  Can anyone relate?

I thought summer was supposed to be relaxing and kick back.  When I scheduled out our summer I thought I was doing a good job at keeping things easy going, but then all of a sudden I had a million things going on all at once.  And with five kids (and their friends) underfoot, and all the mess that goes along with that, I have found myself crazy busy!

We have been busy with a lot of good things, but sometimes I think we can get caught up in too MUCH good.  If you have been following along with me on Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram (name: theidearoom) you may have caught a glimpse of the craziness :)!!!

For example, in the last 45 days I have slept in my own bed only 21 times.  Where have I been you say?  Well…the better question may be…where have I not been?  haha!

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I shared with you our family reunion/vacations to California and St. George, Utah here.

I was home from those family vacations for four days before I packed up and headed off to the EVO ‘12 Conference.

  

I was able to stay in this amazing Links Luxury Rentals in Park City. 

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I was also able to spend some time with some amazing online friends…new and old.

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Upon returning home from this conference, we celebrated my daughter’s 8th birthday (Ombre Cake Tutorial here), met up with our old college buddies my husband and I used to double date with before we were both married. 

Then we packed up AGAIN and headed off for a little family camping trip with my sister and her family to Flaming Gorge, Utah.

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Immediately after that trip, I had to get all of my projects finished for my rooms in the DIY Blogger House, as we were finally able to get inside of the house to work on them.

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I spent several days at the house getting everything ready with Brian, Jen, Char, Lara, and Shelley.

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After a long Saturday at the DIY Blogger House…Lara, Tauni, Char and I enjoyed ourselves at the Neil Diamond concert.  We had purchased our tickets back in December of 2011!

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During this time, my Mother-In-Law came out for a little visit and for my daughter’s baptism into our church which was the following Saturday after the Neil concert.  She was a great help with the kids!

A few days later we had a party at the DIY House to kick off the Parade of Homes with several bloggers and we found out Our Parade of Homes house swept all three awards in our category! These included: ARCHITECTURE / HOME DESIGN, INTERIOR DESIGN, and BEST OF CATEGORY!!

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I spent a few days at home trying to catch up with everything that had been neglected…laundry, thigh high weeds, dirty toilets and floors…you have been there…right?!  And snuck in a quick lunch with my best friends from High School (minus one)!  I still absolutely enjoy them like I did back in high school.  We have a lot of great memories from the good old days!  I love that we can go a long time without seeing each other and pick up right where we left off.  That is a sign of a true friend.

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And then…if that were not a long enough list…I hopped on a plane to Dallas…in August…YIKES! (It was HOT!) and spent some time with some of the lovely people that work for Michael’s!  I had a great time and will be sharing some fun things here with you soon about my trip.

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The very next day, my family and I spent the entire day up in Park City, Utah with my husband’s co-workers at his company party. 

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So today…as I type this, I can’t help but feel a bit worn out…PHEW!  I need a vacation…haha!  Not really.  I need a really long nap.

Things are THANKFULLY on the down swing.  I have a couple more things on my calendar until the kids start back to school just after Labor Day.  I am looking forward to school just so things can slow down a bit…haha!  Like that is really going to happen right?

I feel like I need to explain all of this to you so you know why I have been pretty absent around here.  ALL the projects in my house have been on hold all summer.  Crafting (other than the DIY House Projects) has been pretty much non-existent.  But the kids and I have been enjoying and getting the most out of our summer as we possibly could.  That is what it should be about…right?!  You should be seeing a little bit more of ME in the upcoming weeks, that is a good thing…right? ;)

What about you?  Have you had a busy summer?  Are your kids back to school yet? 

teaching kids about disabilities

Today I would like to talk about some tips I have learned for teaching kids about disabilities and how to interact with them.  Exactly TWENTY years ago this June I participated in my VERY FIRST Muscular Dystrophy Summer Camp.   My first college roommate convinced me to go and volunteer to be paired up with a kid with Muscular Dystrophy and spend a week taking care of him and helping him to enjoy one of the best weeks of his life…a week at Summer Camp.

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{1992–my roommate Heather, her camper Abram standing, and my camper Chad in the wheelchair}

I was 18 and scared to death, but really excited at the same time.  I had never done anything like this before.  My childhood friend had a brother with Down Syndrome who we played with, but other than that I had limited contact or knowledge about someone with disabilities.

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It was a life changing week for me.  I spent an entire week serving someone who could not do many of the things that came so easy to me, things I completely took for granted.  I was never the same.

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{1993—My camper Denae and I.  I was 19 and she was 18 years old}

I have spent the next 19 years (with the exception of about 3 years which I missed due to being hugely pregnant one year and a couple years when I had a nursing baby).

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After the first couple of years of being paired with one of the Campers…I was asked to come back in 1994 as a Group Leader which is equivalent to a Camp Counselor.  This is what I have been doing with MDA Camp since.  We start planning the summer camp starting in January and then during the week long camp in June are in charge of overseeing a group of campers and volunteers.

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I feel like a lot of who I am is in part tied to this great experience I have been priviliged to be a part of.  These kids have so much to teach us.  We have lost so many of them throughout the years and I have been too way to many of their funerals.  But their lives have fully enriched me and my family members lives.

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One of the main reasons I have made the decision to continue to serve in this way, when I have a busy and growing family, is FOR my kids.  They have been able to come to many of the summer camp activities and be a part the MDA family.

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I wanted to share with you a few things that I have learned.  Keeping in mind that though, that people and children with disabilities have a wide range of abilities and independence.  And they may also have different ways that they like to be helped or treated.   But here are a few general things I have learned that can help teach you and/or  teach your children how to treat others with disabilities.

1.  Kids with disabilities want to be treated like everyone else.

2.  Get down to their level and talk to them face to face.

3.  Don’t lean on or hang on their wheel chair or equipment.  Their medical equipment is an extension of their body.  Please respect it.

4.  Kids are kids, disability or not.  They want to be treated as such.  They want to have fun too.  Include them and find ways for them to feel like they are a part of the group.  Don’t leave them watching on the sidelines…unless of course that is exactly where they want to be.  And then even then with some encouragement you can get them out there having fun.

5.  Don’t rush in to help someone with a disability unless they need immediate attention or help.  But…that doesn’t mean they might not need help.  Ask if you can help and how.  Many have varying abilities and a need for independence.  They may or may not want your help, but it never hurts to kindly ask.

6.  Don’t stare, it’s rude.  But at the same time…don’t ignore them either.  Treat them as you would any other person you might come across.

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7.  If you child says something to you about someone with a disability this is a great opportunity to have a teaching moment with them.  For example if your child wonders why a person is in a wheelchair…don’t get embarrassed and try to hush them up.  This may come across as something to be feared or secret.  Simply explain to them that they need the chair to be able to get around because their legs don’t work like yours do.  Then try to compare it to something they can understand…like how some people need glasses to help them see.

8.  If the disabled person overhears your discussion, they may even join in and give your child a bit more explanation.  I ALWAYS appreciate it when this happens because your child will be able to see that they are just like them.  It can take away some of the fear of the differences.

9.  Do not talk down to someone with a disability or use “baby talk”…or one of my personal pet peeves…talk loudly (unless the person is hard of hearing). 

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10.  Respect and understand a person’s confidentiality.  People with disabilities have a right to privacy.  They are not obligated to tell you about their disability.  If someone does tell you about his/her disability, do not assume that he/she is comfortable with you telling other people about his/her disability.  Always ask permission to discuss the disability before you do it.

I hope some of these tips are helpful.  The most important thing I would like to get across is that kids need to be taught how to interact with others who may act or look different.  And just because someone has a disability doesn’t mean that they are any more different than you and I.  They have the same thoughts, feelings, goals and aspirations as you do.

Do you or someone you know have a physical disability? What have you learned that could help others interact in a respectful way?

Summer Vacation 2012

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My family just got back from TWO different vacations…back to back.  This was not planned as we were scheduling our summer calendar a while back.  We were originally planning to go to California for a family reunion with my husband’s side of the family which we did do at the end of June.

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As we were packing for that trip, my mom and sisters planned an impromptu trip for the following week…over the 4th of July.  My sister’s husband was studying for a big test and had taken the week off to study…so they decided to get the kids and go play so he could have some nice and quiet study time.

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The only problem was that they were leaving just one day AFTER we were home from Cali.  And that one day we were home just happened to be my birthday.  But I decided it was worth it to be able to spend some time with my family.  Although it was a bit crazy getting there! I basically dumped everything out of the car, washed it or refilled it and then repacked it.  I was able to squeeze in a quick birthday lunch with the hubs.

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We had a great time with both sides of the family!  Playing in the water was basically our main focus since it has been so stinking HOT!  Is it hot where you are?  Whew! 

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We went rafting down a river, went swimming and played in a big pond, hiked to a waterfall and played in the falls, swam at the pool, went hiking up to a little slot canyon and launched off some rockets.

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Probably the best part though was reconnecting with the cousins and family members on both sides.  My kids are pretty lucky in the cousin department.  PLENTY of cousins their ages on both sides.  We have 19 cousins on my side of the family (the oldest is 16) and 19.5 cousins on my husbands side (oldest is 19). 

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I have been so busy catching up with work, home and church duties that I have had ZERO time for any creative endeavors or home remodeling…but that is okay.  Summer is supposed to be like that…right?!  Is it crazy to feel like I miss you guys?  Cause I kinda do!  I feel like I have been mentally away from this blog for a little while.  Have you missed me? :)  Don’t feel like you have to answer that unless it is a resounding YES!

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Let’s get back to some good fun summer projects…shall we?  Sounds good!

What are your favorite things to do on your summer vacations?

Photo A Day July Challenge

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Have you guys joined in the Photo-A-Day Challenge on Instagram yet?  I shared with you last month my #PhotoADayMay Challenge photos here and invited you to join us for June’s version here.

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The Idea Room’s Photo-A-Day

June Link-Up Challenge

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As you can see…I didn’t quite get everyday this past month…but that is okay.  Just get what you can.  I totally quit the last week of June as we headed out of town and I totally spaced checking to even see what the challenges were for each day.  You do what you can right?

So…if you would like to play along with us in July…which we are already several days into…(yes…I am behind…vacations have a way of doing that to me!!) I am sharing the topics here for you.

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So…are you going to be playing along?  My name on Instagram is theidearoom.  I would love to follow you too!  It is a fun way for me to get to know some of my readers a bit better!

DIY blogger house update

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I shared with you earlier about a fun, new project that I am working on along with Daybreak Utah, Bangerter Homes and Brian Clark, from Brian Clark Designs (an award winning interior designer).  We are working together to build and design a home that will then be a part of the Utah Parade of Homes in August.  I also have the opportunity to work with some of my favorite blogger friends: Char, Jen, Lara and Shelley.

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{Ali, Char, Jen, Shelley, Lara, Me, Cameron, and Kathy}

Things are really moving along fast. We have less than 90 days to go from an empty dirt lot to a full blown, fully decorated home.

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I am responsible mainly for the Laundry Room and the Mud Room in the home.  I have been working with Brian Clark, the interior designer, and am getting really excited about the direction we are heading with our plans for these two rooms.  We are on a tight budget and the home is not huge, but I am really happy with things as we get closer to finalizing our plans.

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I actually picked these two rooms.  Does that surprise any of you? Ha Ha!  Here’s my thoughts on why I specifically picked these two rooms out of the other rooms in the home.  Most people spend their time and money fixing up and beautifying the more “public” areas of their homes, the rooms that their guests are more likely to see.  Which is great!  But…in my own home, as a home maker I spend quite a bit of time in my Laundry Room doing some fairly unglamorous household chores.  Why not make it an area that you LOVE to be in?

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Here are some inspiration pictures that Brian and I are using to create our Mudroom space.

 Laundry Room

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So I am on a quest to make these two areas as inviting yet functional as some of the other main areas in the home.

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These are some of the inspiration pictures that we are using to create the Laundry Room space.  Want to see more of our inspiration pictures?  You can follow along or check them out on our DIY House Pinterest Board.

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Things are moving along so quickly.  Pretty soon we will be able to actually get inside the DIY Blogger House and get to work!  I love the overall look and charm the home has on the outside, don’t you?  Can’t wait to start working on the inside!

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{Side Note—Can I tell you how much I love that this video is frozen on such an excited facial expression of my sweet friend Lara? She makes me happy!}

So…if you could design the perfect Mudroom or Laundry Room for your home…what features would you include?
 

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Photo-a-day june topics

I recently shared with you about me participating in the #Photo A Day challenge on  instagram.  Who is going to join me? My instagram name is theidearoom if you want to follow along.

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Here is the list for June!  It has been a fun way for me to capture some everyday moments in my life and document them.  I am trying to think of a fun way to display them or keep them.  Do any of you have any fun ideas for that?

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I am still learning and am not perfect at documenting everyday…and sometimes I have to play a little bit of catch up…but something is better than nothing…right?!

Want to see my pictures for the May Photo A Day challenge?  I gathered them all up to save them.

Hope you will play along and join with us in the fun!  I would also love to follow you.  Not sure how to search someone to follow them.  But….if you will comment on my pictures for me to follow you…I can follow you that way!!  Haha…too much technology for me to try and figure out all the time!

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I have seen all these fun instagram photos from my friends all over the internet lately and was feeling a bit of iphone envy. But I recently found out that instagram now has an android phone app.  So I signed up and decided to jump on the instagram band wagon.  The main reason I decided to do this is because even though I take a LOT of pictures weekly, they are usually of stuff I have made but not my family.  Ummm….hello!  Something seems really backwards about that.

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So I am hoping that this will be a way to help encourage me to record my daily FAMILY life and help me to document the everyday moments.  There are a few different “Photo a Day” sites around but I decided to follow FatMumSlim’s Photo a Day series. 

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*image courtesy of  FatMumSlim

You simply take a photo each day of the item listed and share it on instagram.  This has been such a fun way for me to get to know others a bit more and get a peek into their daily life.  If you would like to follow along my instagram name is theidearoom.

I also share a lot of other random photos here that are not part of this #PhotoADay challenge.  I also found a great way to view your instagram pictures and the pictures of the people you follow called Pinstagram.

I have not the been the best at making sure I post them EVERY. SINGLE. DAY…but I am getting better and having a lot of fun with it.

I would love to share at the end of the month all the photos and then have you link up your photos if you want to play along with me.  What do you think? 

 

The Idea Room’s Photo-A-Day

May Link-Up Challenge

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Since it is not the end of the month quite yet, I thought I would post this to give you some time to decide whether you would like to follow along and/or join in the fun!  I will update the pictures for the rest of the month when I have them.

Then I will also share the June Photo-A-Day topics.  Sound fun?  I hope you will join us!  Also…if you join us I would love to follow YOU! Leave your instagram name in a comment so I can follow you.