a colorful life list: meet more bloggers!

Happy happy Friday! I thought today I’d share the first official update on the colorful life list I implemented last month. Plus, I feel like Fridays are the perfect day of the week to share something fun!

Since, I’ve been getting really into blogging lately (because I’ve actually admitted to myself that it’s my dream and why the hell shouldn’t it be?), one of the things I was most excited about on my list was meeting more bloggers in person. This is way harder than it  sounds, but I just knew that there have to be more awesome DIY/home bloggers in the Dallas area than just me.

So, last Saturday was my first blogger date with Savannah of Savannah Smiled.


In a sort of weirdo twist of fate, we actually kind of knew each other already. Not only did we both attend the same college at the same time, but our husband’s are in the same teaching program (and both math teachers!). While, Montell (her man) was over at our apartment working on a project with Josh, I recognized him from her blog and put the pieces together. I probably also really freaked him out when I barged into our office and said “YOUR FIANCE IS SAVANNAH”.

So, we met for coffee. Amazing, delicious coffee at Cafe Brazil. I had a raspberry latte and she ordered the rocky road latte.

Seriously people, we talked for four hours without so much as an awkward pause. We chatted up blogs, diy projects, husbands, teaching, and even IKEA. She is the sweetest and I’m pretty sure there will be more coffee dates in our future!

Have you ever met any fellow bloggers in real life? Are you a Dallas blogger too? I’d love to meet more kindred spirits!!


blog lovin’: some of my favorite projects from the summer pinterest challenge!

I had so much fun looking through the link parties of Tuesday’s Summer Pinterest Challenge that I just had to share some of my favorite projects! Some are already on my soon-to-do list, others I’m saving for the day when I finally get the courage to get some power tools but they are all fantastic! Enjoy!

Gorgeous dining table and chairs makeover from A Bubbly Life. (I’m thinking a chair makeover like this may be in my near future!)

How fun is this letter-shaped bookcase from It’s Just My Heart! This project could also be perfect for a kids room or quirky office! I, for one, cannot wait to see it styled up!

This gorgeous painted wooden bead necklace from My Life in Projects has me totally inspired! How fun would it be to have a vase/bowl full of painted beads like these in all different colors and then mix and match to coordinate with your outfit? Um, yes!

And lastly, this gorgeous DIY Dining Room Light from Love and Renovations! There’s a pretty awesome tutorial and the results are outstanding! Doesn’t it look like something  you could get from a high-end store for a whole-lotta moolah? It’s gorgeous and so is the whole room!

There were really so many fantastic projects from the challenge. I love that these link parties get so many people break out the staple guns and paint to stop pinning and start doing! If you didn’t join in this one, be sure to keep an eye out for the fall challenge!

ps. if you want to see the details on our Summer Pinterest Projects you can click here and here!