Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Ok, I am getting behind on my weekly blog post! So, I thought I would write a quick blog to keep up with my goal!! :) Next week I will hopefully have some pictures of our house, before and after. The guest bedroom is still a work in progress. We are now looking for a queen size bed frame. If any of you readers know someone who has one that is not in use, I would love to take it off their hands. :)

For now, I am going to show you one of my new favorite blogs! I stumbled across Sausha's blog and immidiately started following her. She is very creative, and does some amazing furniture renovation. I am even using her kitchen as my design "inspiration" for our kitchen remodeling. Check it out and follow her! :)


Here is a picture of the kitchen that I just love! I am dreaming about renovating my kitchen!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Week One Post, Check

So far so good on my goal of one blog a week! :) My newest and current project is redecorating our guest bedroom. We moved into our first home about a year ago, and we have slowly redone everything room by room. My "get it all done" personality has had to settle down and learn to be content. As strange as it may sound, God really has taught me to be content through the process of renovating our home.
So, here we are, a year into it, and we have completely finished the living room, guest bathroom, and our office/craft room. I will post pictures of all that later. For now, I am going to fill you in on some of my ideas for the guest bedroom. I really want it to be a "getaway" for people to come stay. I want them to feel welcome and at home. My theme for the room is shabby chic with a little bed and breakfast feel. As my blog title says, I am learning to be resourceful. So, my idea was to use a fireplace mantel as the headboard because I just knew I could find one for really inexpensive. Well, I ended up getting a HUGE fireplace mantel for FREE from a sweet lady at work. We just painted it white and it is sitting in the garage waiting to be distressed. I will post pictures of it all later, but for now, here are some pictures from Pottery Barn where I got some of my inspiration. Enjoy!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Extreme Makeover Blog Edition

I have decided to give my blog a little face lift. Although creating is one of my favotire things, the technology side of creating is not my strong suite. I am trying to get better about being a blogger, so I thought maybe a quick update would help! When I first started this blog, I thought I would try to blog twice a week, and seeing as my lost blog was BEFORE Thanksgiving, I think I need to change that goal. :) My new goal is to blog at least once a week.

I also decided to change the blog title. I have never been very good at saving money, "making it myself", or just using what I have. Resourceful has never been a word that I would use to describe myself. Part of my New Year's Resolution is to get better about all of that. So, I am hoping the blog title will become a little bit of who I am....a resourceful wife. I will be posting recipes, "renovations", and recreations! I hope you enjoy! Check back NEXT WEEK for updates! :)