Friday, October 24, 2014


Happy Friday, all!  I'm excited about my little F4 roundup of favorites for this week, so let's jump right in.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Essentials for DIY Upholstery

This is a post I've meant to write so many times since I started learning how to upholster furniture a few years ago.  I used to pick and pry at furniture, wondering what was underneath, and now that I know the answer to that most of the time, I hope I can save you some wondering and frustration.

This is not meant to teach you how to upholster, but if you're starting out and wondering what basic tools you should have on hand to do the job, this should answer that question.

First up, let's assume you found an amazing vintage piece of furniture with so much potential, and it just needs new upholstery to bring it back to awesomeness.  The first hurdle is getting rid of all the old stuff - fabric, staples, tacks, etc.

Essential tools for stripping and removing old upholstery - from The Chronicles of Home

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A Crisis and a Crazy Idea...or Possibly Genius

Well hey there!  I am slowwwwwwly lifting my head up and returning to the real world.  Still a busy few weeks ahead but I barely came up for air last week.  I have been covered in glitter and lacquer and wood splinter cuts and faux pine needles all in preparation for my Home Depot Style Challenge submission deadline yesterday.

And then you won't believe what happened.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Oh. Hi!


I just looked at my last post and it's dated September 30!  Over two weeks ago!  Yikes...

I haven't meant to leave you hanging for so long.

The funny thing about blogging is you can get this inflated view of self-importance.  Like, "Oh, my readers must miss me SO MUCH.  They're probably wondering where I am!"  And then I reality check myself that I am not THAT important.  But then a friend texts and says, "Hey, you haven't blogged in a week, are you okay?"  And then I wonder if maybe you ARE wondering a bit where I've been.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Easiest Homemade Fish Tacos

A few weeks ago in my F4 post, I promised you an easy fish taco recipe, and today I'm delivering.

Fish tacos, if you're not familiar, are a much lighter-flavored version of a traditional Mexican taco. Their simplicity is part of what makes them so good.  A few fresh, really good ingredients and you've got an easy and delicious weeknight meal.

The easiest (and tastiest!) fish tacos to make at home