Fun Reads for Your Weekend

A few fun reads for your weekend:

Love a particular wallpaper but not so much the price? Follow Shannon’s tutorial and draw/paint your own!

Hand-Crafted Wallpaper


Do you ever find yourself comparing your home to those you see in magazines or on TV and end up feeling a bit depressed?  Then you’ll want to read Julia’s post about, House Envy



Melissa completed an amazing kitchen makeover you will not want to miss!

The Inspire Room Kitchen Makeover


Before long you’ll be able to dress like your favorite character in Downton Abbey!

Downton Abbey Clothing


Another amazing kitchen makeover: Traci took her kitchen from ordinary to WOW! You’re going to love it!

Traci's Kitchen Beneath My Heart


What if Barbie was designed to look more like a real woman? Artist Nickolay Lamm shows us how she would look and explains why he created “normal” Barbie, named Barbara.



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  1. Susan, the link to House Envy is taking me to the wallpaper story. Thought you would want to know.

  2. Great features to see here! I love the dresses from Downton Abbey, the ‘normal Barby’ is awesome, hope it’s for real! I’ll check the kitchens too. Thanks!

  3. I am so blown away by Shannon’s hand painted wallpaper. What talent! This was a fun post to read…lots of great ideas. Have a great weekend Susan! Vikki in VA.

  4. Thanks for the shout-out, Susan! It was fun looking through all the other links, too. Love the “normal” Barbie! 🙂

  5. Oh, I LOVE Traci’s kitchen! So bright and cheery!

  6. Thanks for including me, sweet lady, you are the best! Love your round ups!

  7. Love the wallpaper….Did you get some hydrangias for your flower beds…they will look so pretty…Phyllis

  8. Terri Santiago says:

    Good Sunday Morning Susan
    A few years ago I bought @ a flea market a twin size just head railing and foot railing and I put it in my yard as a “flower bed”, I only plant prennials in it. Mother nature has weathered it the way she wants too.
    I also have a little girl statuary, and some angels tucked among the flowers.
    I plant Allysum along the side, to make it look like a dust ruffle. And I planted Lavendar at the head of the bed for fragrance and sweet dreams.
    Its fun to plant and play with different thoughts.
    Blessings, Terri

  9. Elizabeth Jane says:

    I think the normal Barbie still looks to “Barbieish”.

  10. Thanks for including my bathroom in your round up! I appreciate you!

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