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June 13, 2011  —  Written by Julia Marcum 

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We have a long-standing relationship with DIY, and love rolling our sleeves up and making it happen. 

Even when you don’t want to rip down a wall, you can make that space in your home better. Right now.

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That’s how I describe Pinterest.  Everything I love–organized.  I told my sisters over Easter that it has changed my life and they all kinda chuckled and made fun of me a little, and now they are hooked, too.  So, if you haven’t jumped on the Pinterest bandwagon, I urge you to do so.  I would be SO happy to send you an invitation (it’s VIP, ya know) if you leave your e-mail addy.  Here’s just a few of my favorite things I pinned this week from several of my pinboards:
that makes me want to throw a fresh dinner party.
Ensures less dripage.  What a cool tip!
I will never paint the same again.
A BLT dressed up with a fried egg and drippy yolk.
A dinner even I can pull off.  And I bet Chris would be drooling.

A room that seriously has me rethinking our layered-white
color scheme we have been planning for our master bedroom.  This room is GAH!
My mom has gray hair.  She loves her gray hair and has never dyed it.
I pinned this picture just for her as extra proof gray hair can be stunning.  

I pinned this to my “Art” board, because it is so much more than home decor.
I am dreaming of it gracing our bedroom, once we get dark hardwood floors.
What are your favorite things you have pinned this week?  If you haven’t started pinning yet, don’t forget I’d be happy to help your brain and heart meet.

What do you think?

  1. Kylie J_Bondi says:

    thanks for the offer :) kylierjones@gmail.com

  2. Julia says:


    I noticed that. I laughed SO hard. What a good idea.


  3. Meagan says:

    I have been pinning “what I WOULD have done for my wedding…” it has been SO much fun!

  4. i am in love with pinterest as well! and i love following all your boards…that room is AMAZING!! love the colors and the headboard. absolutely beautiful.

  5. Dre says:

    Alright- I’m ready to start pinning! dreanthes@yahoo.com

  6. Julia says:


    I actually grew up in Pittsburgh, Pa. My family moved to Rexburg, ID when I was a senior year in high school. As you can imagine, moving as a senior was rough and I didn’t exactly branch out and meet people. But, a friend of Chris’s is a friend of mine. Thanks for stopping by. I sent your invite–happy pinning!


  7. Tiffany says:

    I stumbled across your blog from trulie scrumptious. I know who Chris is because we both went to MHS but I don’t think ever hung out or had classes together. Did you grow up in Rexburg too? Anyways, I would love to see what all the rave is about with pinterest. Will you send me an invite at tiffanytownsend@hotmail.com?

  8. DoublClik says:

    I love Pinterest as well thanks to your recommendation and have now spread the pinning goodness onto my other friends. It makes me so happy to look at my boards, everything that made me grin in 1 spot.

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