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Friday, March 26, 2010

Slip Covers

You may have noticed that it’s Friday and I’m not doing a giveaway.  Yep……I am changing up a few things and will only do giveaways occasionally on Fridays.   Most of you said you could take them or leave them……so I’m not feeling any guilt for not having one today.


I love me some Emily.  I see her in blog land, I see her on twitter….and because I’m 48, I thought that I had already featured her.  But I haven’t…….so today is the day!

Remodeling this Life

You’ll get DIY projects, you’ll get some photography stuff………you’ll get some really good writing.

Let’s start with this slipcover.

imageWhy oh why do these sewing slip cover people not live next door to me?  Just tell me why?image

Did I ever mention that I used to live in an old 1912 home in the Mt. Tabor area of Portland Oregon?  Yep, I did.  I haven’t always been a suburb soccer mom.  What I loved most about my 1912 home was the tub.  The tub was so big I could lie down completely.  It was an old fashioned tub like this one.  Sigh….imageEvery time I see this photo below on her blog, I think it belongs in a magazine.  I love how the kids are involved in drawing. And I LOVE chalk board paint.imageEmily is a wonderful mom that doesn’t get annoyed with muddy hands on her white pants……she see’s the beauty in it and captures it.   That photo is worth so much more than clean pants.imageAnd because she loves her children so much, she displays their works of art for all to see.  This is a simple idea and it looks really cool.  And she says her wall is not that green.image This patio caught my eye right away!  See the plain concrete?image   Now look at it…….they tiled it. image I have been wanting to stamp our concrete for a couple of years, but it’s going to take A LOT more ads to pay for the $1000’s of $ to do that.  But tile….Hmmmm.  Great idea.  And see that table?  It used to be dark green.  How fun is that red?

OK, you know the drill.  Go to her site and leave her a hearty TCB comment.


Rory-The Greentiques Solution Guy said...

The before and after patio pics are teriffic.

kirsten said...

I'm such a huge fan of Emily & her blog - SO glad she had her 'moment in the sun!'

What a great blog - I'll be back!

Pieced Pastimes said...

Love the photo with the muddy hands on the white pants - it speaks volumes! TFS.

thestitchinchicken said...

She has such a colorful and welcoming home! Thanks for showing it to us! I'm on my way to visit her now!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Emily is one of my favorite bloggers. I'm so glad to see her featured here! :-)

Ashley J Houck said...

i love emily too. she is so inspirational. keep up the good work!

Teresa said...

Hi Sweet Kim!
You know I AM WITH YOU on having someone who can WHIP up a WHITE slipcover living next door!
That looks like a PBarn slipcover!
Oh how I wish I could do that!
Happy Weekend!

Jane said...

Now, Kim, are you saying that we're that old and forgetful at the age of 48???

Enjoying Emily's blog...thanks for the intro!

Visiting from

lindsey@junkstyle said...

Thanks for featuring her!! I have to see how she did that slipcover, I've been trying to figure something out for mine.

Amanda K said...

What a great blog! Thanks for featuring her!

Arian said...

I just found your blog. Love it! Love all the awesome ideas you have posted. Are you speaking at the blogging conference in Phoenix? I'm hoping to be able to attend. Also, what fitness do you teach? I, too, am a mom that loves creative outlets and I also teach spin classes at the gym. :) Can't wait to read more from your blog!

Gracefully Vintage said...

Ok first love that slip covered ottoman..Need to give a try.. ANd Love the way the mom displays the kids art work.. Such a Great IDEA!!!

t said...

A RED claw foot tub? SHUT UP! Also love the red patio furniture.

Emily said...

Kim, thank you so much for featuring me. When I logged onto facebook this morning and saw your post with a pic of my ottoman before I thought "oh, that's nice...she did a post about a bunch of us who have done slip covers" then I clicked and my jaw hit the floor that you featured ME! You are so sweet. It really made my day. I've enjoyed your blog and all the amazing people you've introduced us all to since I started blogging in 2007. Never in a million years did I imagine I'd find myself here. Thanks so much.


Amy said...

Oh my goodness -

1. Would die to have the red tub!

2. I too love the photo with muddy hands and white pants. That reminds me of my own mother. We were lucky kids.

3. And as someone who can't sew to save her life, I'd love to have someone who could:
a) upholster
b) sew slipcovers as my neighbor.
My mom can sew, but she claims to be too rusty to try something like that.

I'll definitely be checking this blog out - it's always great to find a new one that's inspiring.

Rebecca said...

Just found your blog. It's genious! I love all the craft-t-ness. Am now a follower from The Blessings of Modern Domestication.
Just started blogging and loving it!

muralimanohar said...

I adore red claw tub. I need one in my house. And an ottoman to make a slipcover for. And she loves NCIS. Obviously, a soul mate. :p

Melanie said...

Lovely. The dirty fingers on the white pants says it all:)

Amy said...

Emily is simply amazing. I love her simple living guidance and commitment to live her life within her budget. Great feature!!!