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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

We are THAT Family

I realize that many of you may already know or read Kristen’s blog.  We Are THAT Family

She’s a “mommy blogger” who will have you in stitches after reading only one of her posts.  I love her creative way in parenting her children.  I have found myself relating more than once and I only have one child.  I bet she’s the fun mom on the block.  I’ve really enjoyed getting to know her through her blog recently.  I’ve also really enjoyed seeing some of her DYI projects.  I love a good project, especially if I can copy it. 

Laundry rooms…….UGH!  Usually this is not a fun place for us to hang and don’t throw anything at me, but my husband does most of our laundry……….OK, well pretty much all of it.  But I’d still like a cute laundry room and maybe if got some pretty new red appliances, I would take over the task.  Worth a try isn’t it?  Kristen thought the same thing.  So she talked her husband into a DYI project to help her with this wonderful task we all love.  Here’s a before……typical right?  beforelaundryrm

After……..Isn’t that amazing?  She has it all detailed for cost as well as a tutorial!!!  She got this idea from a post on The Nester………of course.  I love this idea, but it makes me so so sad.  My washer is a top load………it wouldn’t work.  Some day……

afterlaundryrmDetails…………all on her blog.  This is a non sewing project so you know I was all in a twitter over it.  Glue gun and a shower curtain….life is good.laundry1laundry2

She also added some Mud Room appeal to make her room a bit more functional for other uses as well.  Love.



She’s a woman after my own heart.  Not many women are gutsy enough to take a large WOOD piece of furniture and paint it.  Not many of us can handle the comments….”oh you can’t paint that… should just restain it…….oh it’s such pretty wood……you’re going to ruin it”  WHATEVER!  beforeTalk to the paint brush people because look at this beauty.  She added some patterned paper for the back drop………you can’t deny that it looks 200% better………1000%  Love it.



Here’s a pretty table setting I snatched off her site.  Red stars, bandana’s………she is so good.  Eating from this place setting next to that hutch in all it’s glory, I’d be so so happy.  I’m sure it would be some sort of cobbler too……DSC_0042       How many of us have a pantry door like this?  You probably never gave it a second look………she didn’t like hers………..she replaced it with a screen door………see I told you she was gutsy.  Never in a million years would I have a see through pantry door……..DSCF0277But it sure is purdy………they had bought a basic screen door, cut it down, added accents, painted it………..TaDa!DSC_0004 Here’s my favorite part……….besides any cookies inside.  Using a fork for a handle.  More Love.  And you know she had me at a red door.DSC_0003   Not only will you find an occasional DYI project, you’ll find plenty of creative writing.  You’ll be ready to feel like part of the family in no time.  Go see for yourself.  You’ll be glad you did.  


Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Yay, such a great mom and all around awesome blogger too. Love her!

Congrats to Kristen!


ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

So many great projects!!


Dawn said...

Love that hutch!!!

Julie said...

LOVE this idea!!! wish I could redo my laundry room, too small and well not mine :)

Sasha said...

Love the projects.. I need a new shelf project lol .. ASAP .. thanks for the inspo.

Maman Tattoo said...

I'll take a look at that blog for sure.
I love red doors too!

Jen - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

Yep, we already love Kristen. I'm with you pantry door for me...EVER! :)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am still waiting to find a screen door. I just adore it!

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

She rocks! Love Kristen!

MelanyTN said...

Yep - love the blog... LOVE the projects. Sigh. Makes me want to redo EVERYTHING! ;)

Memento - Terri said...

Thanks for introducing me to a great blogger. I am off to go check her out. I am also new to your blog too. Love all the great bloggers I have discovered from you SITS girls!