Friday, March 16, 2012

Dining Room Glimmers

When my kitchen design was finalized, it utilized the entire kitchen space.  The original kitchen was tiny and closed off. 

When I mentally redesigned the space, I only used half of the room, thinking that the other half would be great for a table and maybe a sideboard, but other than that, not much.  Instead, my awesome kitchen designer drew up plans that encompassed the entire room. 

Brilliant, right??  I know, it seems so simple, but if it's all one room, why not use the whole room?  It was kind of a duh/ah ha moment for me. 

When I decided to go ahead with the kitchen remodel, I was understandably worried about the costs.  I hemmed and hawed about going ahead and doing the dining room, or waiting until I had more monies.  Ha!! Since reality finally hit and I knew that I wasn't going to get more money (in the remodeling sense) anytime soon, I went ahead with the dining room build. 

While I was prepared for the build, my sweet builder's shop wasn't quite ready.  He had to build out the kitchen and install it and then build out the dining room.  Apparently my kitchen cabinets filled the entire floorspace of the workshop and had to be moved out before he could build the dining room side. 

A short two weeks later, my dining room looked like this-

Now, the wait was on for doors and paint!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Trying again!!

Alrighty folks, What happened??

My first giveaway was a complete and utter failure.  Whoops!!  No one, nope, nobody, entered to win a copy of My Memories scrapbooking software.  Seriously?  Why should you enter??

A.  It's free!

B. It's actually a pretty easy, impressive software that can help you create all kinds of things for your home!

Just check out the cool things you can create with it-

Thank you notes!  Snap a picture of the birthday boy, or girl for that matter,  during the birthday party.  Take a traditional 8 1/2" by 11" sheet, landscaped, and drop the picture into half of it.  Add a cute phrase and fun background.  Copy the phrase and pict to the other half of the paper.  Print it out on cardstock and cut in half.  Add an envelope and voila!  Custom thank you notes!!

Love all of the Subway art that is so hot in blogland??  Check out the cute Easter art I created in minutes.  (narrowing down my font list took a bit of time!)

I used a free background and then racked my brain thinking of phrases that hold an Easter meaning for me.  Using my own fonts, I added those phrases in a simple white.  All I have to do is print this off and find the perfect frame for it. 

Now that I've shown you more things that My Memories digital scrapbook software can do, I'm going to again try and give away a free copy, valued at over $35!!

Giveaway Requirements (1 entry)-
- Become a follower of Giddings Lane
-Head to My Memories and cruise around.  Check out all of the cool pages and accents.  Leave me a comment telling me which is your favorite.

**Extra entries
1 entry - Post about this giveaway and link back to my blog.
1 entry - Tweet about this giveaway.
1 entry - Post about this giveaway on your Facebook account.

Leave one comment for each of the extra entries you do!

Thanks and Good Luck!!