Fridays Unfolded Link Party {#135}

It’s Friday again!!  YAY!!  Time to party 🙂

About a month ago, my friend so graciously agreed to pick up some lights at IKEA that I wanted for my kitchen.  They sat in the floor of my kitchen for a week or so, and my hubby asked if we were going to put them in…

I said “I will only start if you promise we will finish before Thanksgiving.”  And to that he went to get the ladder and a hammer.

Thankfully we finished with time to spare!  If you haven’t seen the reveal you must go check it out! Here is a peek 🙂


Thank you all for linking up and sharing your thoughts, yummy goodies, and creativity with us each week.  Be sure to check out and follow our Pinterest boards to see what we’ve been pinning! 

Here are my favorites from this week. Remember to check all the hostesses to see their favorites too!

If you are pinning one of these great ideas for yourself, please click over to the original link and pin from there – thanks!
I’m getting more and more antsy to start crafting and decorating for Christmas, and this post from Tanya at twelveOeight added to my excitement. She shares how to transform villages to a snowy wonderland.

How to Make a Glitter House Village {the easy way} from twelveOeight

Meal planning for Thanksgiving has made me hungry!  If you are looking for a yummy breakfast to serve to guests, or even just your family, these cinnamon rolls from Living the Gourmet sound delicious.

Easy Cinnamon Rolls {with Cake Mix} from Living the Gourmet

If you are like me you probably already have things booked for 2015.  If you need a calendar, or planner, you must check out these cute downloads and printables from Eliza Ellis that she is offering for free!  How sweet is that?!?

Updated Free Printables for 2015 from Eliza Ellis

I love repurposing things so much!  So, I was so excited to see what Mindi from My Love 2 Create did with a few drawers, scrap wood and some casters – brilliant!
Under the Bed Storage, Repurposing Drawers from My Love 2 Create
If you were featured grab a button!


Can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to this week!!

Remember the rules 🙂

  • Follow ALL of our hostesses in some way: NancherrowInspiring Hearts and HomeSew A Fine SeamMore Than MommiesFrazzled JOY, and Skipping Sideways
  • Link up as many posts as you like – recipes, decorating, faith, kids, homeschooling, humor, giveaways…whatever unfolded for you lately.
  • Grab the code and post the party button or linked text somewhere on your blog.
  • Visit a few links (it’s a party, people!).
  • Pin only from the original posts.
  • By joining Fridays Unfolded you are giving us permission to post a linked photo from your shared post.

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Behind The Scenes and an Introduction

A few weeks ago I was contacted by Alison from Nancherrow about participating in a blog hop – a Tour Through Blogland. I loved the idea of giving my readers a little insight into how things tick around here at Frazzled JOY, and to introduce you to a blogger that might be new to you!

I have been blogging now for two years.  I was an avid blog reader before and found that DIY blogs really renewed my love for creativity and DIY. With a little coaxing from my hubby I decided to put my own voice out there.  

What am I working on?

I always have several projects going at once, and I am notorious for starting another. Right now I am working on my kiddos bedrooms.  I shared here that when my oldest moved to college, all the rest moved into new rooms, and they all had a vision for their rooms.  So, I have been working to make those visions happen.  Remember this is where we started a couple of months ago.  It’s been a slow process but we are getting there.

How does my work differ from others in my genre?

The most important thing to me about this blog is being myself.  You might get a great DIY project one week, you might get a quick tip the next.  The next week might be filled with heart stories of our family, or our faith.  

Why do I write what I do?

My goal in writing and creating is to encourage. Maybe you are encouraged or inspired to try a DIY or an organizing project. Maybe you are struggling with being a wife or mother on a particular day and something I said helps you know that you are not alone in your struggle. Really this is my purpose – to bless.  

How does my writing process work?

Most days I share things I am working on at our home. As I have been speaking to during this month’s blog series – I am still working to make all the spaces in this home functional and pleasing for our family.  I do my best to share how-tos as much as I can. Some days however, the Lord puts words, thoughts, emotions on my heart.  And, when that happens, I am called to share.

I am so thankful for those that read along.  I pray that you are blessed through this little corner of webiverse.

Speaking of being a blessing.  I would love to introduce to you Lisa from Shine Your Light.


Lisa has been a blessing to me from the very beginning with her sweet words of encouragement!  She is a fellow DIYer with some mad skills.  You really must go and check her out!!



She just completed a quick update to the stairs in her garage.





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One Space Down

Okay so we made a plan, I collected some inspiration, and we made a budget.  And then, we got busy.  
 
This, sometimes for me is the hardest part.  I am constantly scheming up things to do around the house to make it better.  But, the list is long, and I don’t always get started!!
But, this time we did.  You can see some before, during, and after posts about our entryway.  
 
Here is the after because I love it!!

 
And here it is now.

 

Still functioning and still beautiful!!
 
Now it’s your turn
 
Step 6 : Get Er Dun – Or in other words – Get your first space finished 🙂
To see other posts in this series click on the link below
http://frazzledjoy.blogspot.com/2014/10/31-days-series-launch-2014.html

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You Don’t Have To Spend A Fortune

Okay so you have your space, you know how it needs to function, you have some inspiration, now what next??
 
You need to decided how much money you want to spend on your fixes.  Yes, I said money.  Some fixes will cost a little and some fixes will cost a lot.  Most of the time I try to land on the low end of cost, because that’s what our budget will allow. At most we might land in the middle.  
 
So, what does that mean??  It means compromise.  Which as I mentioned yesterday, is not always easy for me.  It means rather than throwing your hands up and saying “nevermind” because you can’t afford to tear out the wall or re-do the floors, you compromise and do the things that you can do.  It means doing at least the things that will help make the space function, with a little bit of form.  
 
As I said yesterday – you don’t have to sacrifice design – even on a budget – not totally at least.  
 
Here is my inspiration for our entryway design.
 
Obviously, there were things about these spaces that weren’t happening.  I love the herringbone brick flooring – but flooring was not in the budget.  The built-ins the side of the bench are fabulous, but my space is too small for that.  So, I had to make some compromises to make my vision happen within my space and within my budget. 
 
Step 5:  Determine a budget

To see other posts in this series click on the link below
http://frazzledjoy.blogspot.com/2014/10/31-days-series-launch-2014.html

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Mini Master Bath Revamp

If you’ve been around my blog for any amount of time you should know that I have two requirements for my home projects.  They must be DIYable, and they must be budget friendly.

So, this mini makeover was no exception.  Again, so very pleased with the outcome.  I love it when things turn out as good or better than the picture in my head.


If you were here for my Master Bedroom Update during the One Room Challenge then you probably saw these pictures of this part of our master bathroom.

Yes, as I’ve eluded before – this area is open to our master bedroom.  I truly hated it before, but now, it doesn’t bother me AS MUCH.  Still would love to close it off somehow.  But that was more DIY and budget than I wanted to get into right now.  Here’s a look from the bedroom now.  Not as bad right?  (humor me :))



I used most of the same accessories as were here before.  That small vase was a wedding gift and it got filled with tiny spiral shells from our 20th anniversary trip to the beach, and the other shells are from our honeymoon.  The figurine was a gift from my hubby.  The mirror was a Marshall’s purchase (14.99).  And the wall art was on clearance at Hobby Lobby (4.99).

The basket that holds all of our essentials was the same one that was there – it just got a paint job.  I made another sea-shell foam soap – this time with clear soap and it definitely shows off the shells better.  I wrapped an inexpensive vase (that I had) with some jute to hold brushes and combs. And, to finish things up the towels (aren’t they fab) were also from Marshall’s (5.99 each). The towel rack is one that I had elsewhere that wasn’t being used.


I could not find a before pic of the light fixture (bad blogger).  But it was antique brass before and it got a coat of the same spray paint I used on the drawer pulls.  Better, for now.  And you can see here how I framed the mirror.

So this project was all DIY, and only cost me around $75.  (wood for mirror frame – $40, stand mirror, wall art, and towels).  That qualifies as a great mini makeover in my book!!


Thanks for stopping by!!!  Have a blessed day :).

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