Weekend Style

I have been busy – busy doing other things and not spending the time I usually do working on DIY projects. I feel a bit guilty, but my “busyness” now is only going to help make this blog better down the road.

I signed up to take a course called, The Girls Guide to Web Design.  I cannot tell you how much this course is helping me with the back end of my blog.  I have no intention of hanging a blog designing shingle, but I do want to be able to do everything on my blog myself, back end included.  Up until now, I have had to hire others to do the work I didn’t understand how to do myself.

So in true DIY fashion, I signed up for the online course to teach me how.  I have been wanting to take the course for some time, but it was not cheap. It was not until Ed asked me to create a website for him that I knew the time was right to dive in.  So far so good. He thinks I am a web site designing rock star. In truth, I am pretty clueless, just learning as I go.

Since I have been spending time on the back end of things, the current project I am working on is not yet complete. Here is a sneak peek.

Furniture Makeover Ideas

I am banishing the brown.

I do, however have a few stylish things that I want to share with you.



Congratulations to the winners of the book giveaway –Creative Lettering. I will be emailing you later today.

Comment # 28:     Elizabeth

Comment# 200:  Denise Duckworth


No. 2

brush-lettering tutorial

For the rest of you that didn’t win Jenny Doh’s book, Creative Lettering, I have found a few handwriting videos to share with you that may help inspire anyone wanting to tune-up their handwriting. My daughter’s friend, Wilma, who is still serving in the Peace Corps in Africa and reads my blog – passed this along to me…

Thanks Wilma.

Lettering Video Series

Calligraphy Lettering

How to Write Copperplate – note the slanted lines he uses to keep the letters angled the right way.

These are only a small sampling of videos showing different styles of handwriting and lettering – head on over to YouTube and put in the search bar “handwriting” to find tons more.


No. 3

Souvenir_spring13 Heather Bullard

If you have been reading my blog for awhile, then you know I have a big blog crush on Heather Bullard.  I want to be Heather when I grow up.   She produces a magazine called Souvenir.  The Spring issue will be out on March 11th.   I am not getting paid to promote this – I just love Heather, her blog, photography, style, and how she is living her dream.   You can purchase online and print versions.


No. 4

Clever and pretty DIY projects

I stumbled upon a new blog this week, Clever Nest – I think you are going to love what she did with some pretty napkins.  Totally styling DIY!




If you are getting the itch to start your Spring cleaning,  (it is less than 3 weeks away – yeah!!!) don’t forget that Method is holding a giveaway to win $230 dollars worth of their new Orla Kiely line of  fresh smelling cleaners in designer bottles. Plus, it all comes in a styling tote that you can use to stylishly carry your groceries home, pack what you need for a day at the beach, or use as a tote to take to work each day.  Click here to enter.


I hope you have an enjoyable weekend. See ya on Monday.




  1. says

    Hi Dianne! Thanks for featuring my napkin clad mirror! I’m sharing this link on my fb page, clevernest :)

    Have a happy Saturday!

  2. says

    Hi Diane! Thank you for featuring my napkin clad mirror! I’m sharing this link on my facebook page, clevernest! :) (I’m your newest fb “like”)

  3. Karen8 says

    Thanks or sharing not only your great ideas, but featuring others. I would never have found that cute mirror without you!

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