Thursday, September 29, 2011

Bedroom Updates

STOP!!  Don't adjust your screen!!!


it's me.

With an actual, real live, honest to goodness POST!


I know all my followers understand, but I still feel the need to apologize for my long dry spells between posts these days.

Ladies (and Gents), let me just tell you.....COLLEGE IS A LOT OF WORK!!!

I feel like all I do these days is go to school and come home and do homework and repeat!  Occasionally I make something for the booth (about once every 2 weeks).  That is what life consists of lately.  

I knew it was going to be a lot of work....but I was not prepared for the insane amount of hours I put into homework EVERY SINGLE FLIPPIN' DAY!

But I gotta tell you..........


Seriously, I do!  Even algebra (which I currently have an A in....WOOHOO!)  The art classes have been extremely hard for me.  It appears I am not naturally artistic. LOL But what I lack in talent I am trying to desperately make up for with LOTS and LOTS (and LOTS) of practice.  :)


Ok, so on to my master bedroom updates.

Many, many moons ago, I posted about my master bedroom here.  But since that was way before most of you were followers, let's take a trip back.

When I purchased my home, the tiny 11x12 master bedroom looked like this.

1989 called and wanted the pink walls, brass fan and awful fake wood doors and trim back!

But once I painted the walls the perfect yellow/gold color (that I can't find the name to!!) and all the trim and doors, it looked like this.

Then this....

The closet doors painted white...

And my GORGEOUS Pottery Barn Velvet curtains that I only paid $20 a panel for at Home Goods which you can read about here!

There was nothing wrong with this look (except for the need of a headboard) and I loved it for well over a year, which let's face it, in the Interior Design blogging world is like an eternity! ;)

The changes I made recently first started out of necessity...but spiraled into pretty much a whole new look.  You know how that goes. LOL  

I needed a new home for the pie safe after I moved the computer into the living room.

The pie safe is probably the only piece of furniture I will never part with in my house.  It is THE work horse of my house.  It holds warranties, photo albums, every single photo ever taken, memories, Doodle's baby stuff.....everything important.

I really didn't have anywhere else to put it, but my bedroom.  I also felt it was important to keep that piece near me as we start to bring in foster children.  I don't want to risk the stuff inside to possible anger, outbursts, and such.

It is a decent sized piece of furniture though and my bedroom is tiny.  

I tried several different layouts which made the tiny bedroom feel crowded. But ultimately, 50 more nail holes later, settled here.

I was surprised the bedroom actually felt more spacious!  How is that possible?  It's proof, just because you have small rooms, it doesn't mean you have to always use small scaled furniture.

Do you remember that picture above the bed?  It use to be in the living room.  It didn't make the living room cuts, but works beautifully in my bedroom now.

Of course, I STILL need a headboard!  It's been 2 1/2 years...I mean seriously, you'd think I would have taken care of that by now.

The only thing I purchased for this room redo was the denim comforter.  It was important that the Pottery Barn curtains stayed in the room, so scrounging through my garage I found this old quilt I had.  And that's where the color scheme started coming from.

I took the two dark red pillows from the previous bedding set and turned them around to hide the gold ornate stitching....and wallah, they look like new pillows.

I'll show some of the details in a later post.  But for now wanted show you the changes taking place inside.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Book Review - Life Without Limits

The latest book I read for Blogging for Books was "Life Without Limits" by Nick Vujicic.

Nick was born with no arms OR legs!  And yet he has managed to live a full, happy life.  In this book he encourages people that if he can face all the challenges that living with no arms and legs brings, then we can all live a life without limits.

Overall, I was inspired by the book.  I mean how can you NOT feel somewhat guilty about the little things we complain about when we compare ourselves to Nick.  We are clearly blessed just to be born with complete bodies. I know I am quite guilty of complaining about my weight...and yet in comparison I'll take my extra 'baggage' over no limbs anyday.

It is very religious in nature.  Nick credits God and His plan (as well as his amazing parents) for him being where he is today and who he is.  

The only problem with the book is, I felt like it read somewhat like an infomercial. Nick is very honest about his pain growing up different and fitting in and such. But at times the book read a little too "look how wonderful I am." It became redundant by halfway through the book. 

If you are in need of encouragement or help looking at how blessed you really are...then absolutely read this book.  If you are just looking for a good read, I'd pass on it. :/

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Winner of the UPrinting Giveaway!

And the winner of the UPrinting giveaway is......

drum roll.....

The glowing new Mommy....Greta at Modern Garden!

Congratulations Greta!!!!

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Guest Posting - DIY Kinda Girl

Today I am guest posting over at DIY Kinda Girl!!

Stop by and see my latest, fall inspired, project!!! 

Oh how I love me some FALL!  And it's finally in the air here in Indy! :)

Last Chance - UPrinting Giveaway

Today is the last day to enter the UPrinting giveaway for :

500 pcs. Letterheads for One (1) winner
5.5” x 8.5"
70lb Offset
Front Only Printing
4 Business Days Print Turnaround Time
*Free Shipping
Restriction: Limited to *US residents 18 years old and above only

I'm extending the time (since I'll be in school and not able to check anyway, LOL) to 5:00 pm EST today!!

So, you have a few extra hours to get your name in the hat.  Yay! :)

All you have to do is be a follower (or reader) of Where Beauty Meets Function and leave a comment here and you are entered.

Good luck everyone!!

Disclaimer: Required as per FTC Ruling (Please see example below):
This giveaway is sponsored by UPrinting, no monetary compensation was given and I will receive letterhead printing service by hosting. Letterhead designinspiration and wedding envelopes is also available. Please visit for more details.

Friday, September 02, 2011

UPrinting Giveaway

I am so excited to be able to offer you an awesome giveaway courtesy of UPrinting!!

This is the first time I've been contacted by a company to offer my readers a giveaway!!!  And well, as most of you know...that's HUGE!!

I'm sure you've seen UPrinting all over blogland lately offering similar fantastic giveaways, so here's another chance to win!

Here is what UPrinting is offering one lucky reader of Where Beauty Meets Function:

500 pcs. Letterheads for One (1) winner
5.5” x 8.5"
70lb Offset
Front Only Printing
4 Business Days Print Turnaround Time
*Free Shipping
Restriction: Limited to *US residents 18 years old and above only

Sweet!!  Right?

You can upload your own images to your letterhead or create a piece all your own from the large selection of images they have to choose from.  

Wouldn't it be awesome to have your own, personalized, custom letterhead!

Anywho, the only requirement to enter is that you be a follower of Where Beauty Meets Function.  That's it. :)

The giveaway will end Wednesday, September 7th at noon EST.

So, with that, I'll leave you with the required Disclaimer.  Good luck everyone!

Disclaimer: Required as per FTC Ruling (Please see example below):
This giveaway is sponsored by UPrinting, no monetary compensation was given and I will receive letterhead printing service by hosting. Letterhead design inspiration and wedding envelopes is also available. Please visit for more details.