Friday, September 12, 2014

Color Inspired- Grey and Yellow

Our Master bathroom is yellow and grey and I am in love with it!  Although it one of the rooms that get forgotten in our home.   It's the furthest out of sight and we use it more as a practicality than for decor.  I love the color theme but would love to add some more spice to it.  I would also love to change some things in there that are more permanent but with living in a rental, that isn't a possibility.  So when looking for some yellow and grey rooms for inspiration, I found these 12 amazing rooms I thought I'd share with you.
What is your take on the yellow and grey?

Are you over it or still totally in love?

I hope  you enjoyed these rooms!  They are pretty spectacular!  And more importantly I hope they inspired you!

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Happy Birthday to Me!!

My birthday is today.It's funny how when you get older, birthdays just aren't the same.  There aren't any more nights that you can't sleep because you are too excited, or the early morning wake ups because you can't wait for the day to begin.  Sure birthdays are still special , especially spending them with family members.  My kids are really excited for today and keep asking me when my party will be.    Birthdays are such a great milestone to reflect on how much your life has changed.  Especially mine.  In the last year I have made a huge decision to go back to school.  It was about this time last year that there was a flicker in my mind to try and figure out if going back to school was even possible. Well we figured it out, I started and finished 1 semester and now have started my second semester.
My birthdays have changed for another reason as well. You might remember where you were 13 years ago.  I got a call to wake me up that morning and it wasn't to tell me Happy Birthday, it was to tell me a plane flew into the World Trade Center.   I remember almost every minute of that birthday.  I turned 23.  I remember where I was sitting on my bed watching the horrific images on the TV.  I remember who I talked to that day about it, I remember the news footage and I remember the hours dragging on forever.   I still think about that day many years ago.  I never forget to remember those lost even during a birthday celebration.  The years have been easier although I still get the "sigh" when I tell people when my birthday is.  Or the "oh that must be so hard to have a birthday on that day."    It's not the greatest but it is my birthday and I am thankful for just another year on this Earth.
Today I will celebrate as a baseball mom does and spend it at the baseball field because Hunter has his first game.  But I will be there with family and that makes it perfect.  I will pray for those who died that day and the families that are still mourning and I will be thankful to live in a country that doesn't think events like 9/11 are just part of a normal day.
 I do hope you find the strength to enjoy your day, spend it with loved ones and remember those lost today.

God bless you all!  I am off to live my day a year older :)

P.S. I have a giveaway on my Facebook page to celebrate my birthday with all of you!!

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Would you Vote for me? Bob Vila's Thumbs Up Challenge

So the coolest thing happened to me last week- Bob Vila tweeted me!  My DIY headboard was chosen by his team for his Thumbs Up Challenge. I am in the contest with 6 other fabulous bloggers.  You can vote each day and you can vote on multiple devices for the day as well.  I'd love you dearly if you would go vote for me!   I am beyond honored to be even included in this contest.  It's really amazing!

The contest runs until Sept 30th so if you have a few minutes to spare please vote for me!

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Pogo Pass for Fall Break

Fall Break is right around the corner which means the kiddos are going to be bored.  These pogo passes are amazing and you can use them for a whole year!

If you are local in the Phoenix area you have to check this out:  Don't forget to add in that Promo Code HANKFUL2014 so you get a the discounted price of $39.00!!

2 general admissions to the Phoenix Zoo,
2 general admissions to the AZ Sea Life Aquarium
Admissions to 2 Diamondbacks home games,
General admission to Skateland 2 times per month,
2 games per week at Brunswick Zone Bowling,
3 regular shows at The Phoenix National Comedy Theatre,
4 all day passes to Enchanted Island amusement park,
admission to 3 home games to the AZ Rattlers,
2 general admissions to the Idea Museum,
2 one hour jump sessions to Jump Street indoor trampoline park,
1 general admission to Golfland Sunsplash,
2 general admissions to the Phoenix Rock Gym,
2 games of laser tag at Stratum Laser Tag,
12 visits (1 per month) to Tempe Paintball,
 and tickets to various ASU athletic events.

Check our venues page for specific details. Each Pogo Pass is valued at $1500, and retails for $99. Go to and use promo code “HANKFUL2014" to get 60% off each pogo pass and enjoy a years worth of fun for only $39!

Seriously $39.00 for all this... you can't beat that anywhere else.  Make sure you use the promo code listed above to get this great deal.

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Get Your DIY On- Pinterest Inspired Projects

Guess what?!?! The Get Your DIY On Challenge is ONE!! Yes... a year old. But don't worry if you forgot to bring us a gift... we have a gift for you instead. An awesome giveaway opportunity!
In honour of the One Year Anniversary of the Get Your DIY On Challenge, we have teamed up with The Outdoor Trunk to offer you the chance to win their Fall Season in a Trunk!
Their Season in a Trunk is the perfect thing to get you started on Fall Decorating... It comes full of beautiful decorative items that you can use to instantly create a stunning Fall vignette in your home, or even give a whole room a fresh feel for Fall. It is a $275 value that normally retails for $199... and today The Outdoor Trunk is offering you the chance to win this for yourself!
Head over here to see all that this Season in a Trunk package includes! Thanks so much to Outdoor Trunk for providing this amazing Giveaway opportunity!!

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Now let's get on with our party.  This month's theme is Pinterest Inspired.  How many pins have you pinned knowing you wanted to get to them?  Well now is your time to shine!

Check out what the party hosts did this month!

Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer
The Happy Housie
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The Hankful House
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House By Hoff

Just a couple of quick tidbits before we get started. We would be so stinkin' excited and tickled pink if you would:
  • Follow each of your hosts in some sort of fashion.
  • Link back to our fabulous party in your posts.
  • Stick around, meet other bloggers, and leave some blog love.
  • Remember: Each month is a theme; let's only link up each month's scheduled themes.
  • Be inspired!
  • Linking up to our party gives us permission to use your images on our blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest page and any other social media connected to our blogs.  We will give link back credit to any image we share.

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Pinterest Inspired Coffee Filter Letters

Let me first start by saying... Oh my goodness, what was I thinking when I started this project?  I had no idea the amount of dang coffee filters it took for these letters.  On the other hand I still love the letters and glad they are done but my poor finger tips are still sore.  I probably should have chosen a little smaller lettering but it is what it is.  I spent about 4 nights in front of the T.V. with my glue gun during my break between semesters.

Here is my inspiration from Pinterest

I wanted some letters for our dinning room so I chose YUM.

After picking up letters at Joann's, I spray painted them white.

Instead of trying to describe what I did, I made a little video of how to make the coffee filter ruffles.  Enjoy my video, I know it's gonna be an Oscar nominated film :)


Grab yourself a pencil.   Place the pencil in the middle of the filter and wrap the filter around the pencil.  Take the pencil out and cut the top off  so that you are left with a flat surface to glue.  Once they are glued on, you can spread out the ruffles.  

These letters took about 800 coffee filters- WHAT?  

I know, what was I thinking?

But they are pretty cute for our dinning room!

My fabulous co-hosts have done an amazing job on their Pinterest Inspired Projects.  Check out these adorable inspirations!

DIY Decorative Clipboards by Krista @ The Happy Housie
Transfer Photos to Wood by April at House by Hoff

Sunday our party goes live at 7pm EST- Please join us and share your Pinterest Inspired Projects.  We know you have pinned thousands of pins in hopes to do the project, now is your chance!  Come share with us!

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Round Up- Succulents

I have lived in the desert my entire life so I seem to take the desert for granted.  I know it's beautiful but when you see areas full of trees or the ocean, you kind of forget about the beauty of the desert.   Luckily the DIY world has seen the beauty of succulents and showed them off.  I am working on a little succulent garden so while looking for some inspiration I found these amazing succulent gardens to share with you. 
They really are stunning!

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