This is a special post. It comes from the heart. It is all about finding trash and making the best of it. It is also KariAnne's story. Yes, the KariAnne of Thistlewood Farms that inspired me to paint my happy chairs! It is all about a nautical sign that is So Close To Amazing!
And now you are wondering, what the heck am I talking about? What is this so close to amazing?
It is a moment! A feeling you get...
When you get this close and then ... you just don't make it to the finish line.
You get this close... and the meal still doesn't turn out the way it's meant to.
When you get this close ... and the diy project does not live up to your vision.
A while back I shared some pretty pictures with you all of my son's bookcase transformation which you can see here. And many of you were wondering where all the books had gone. They are all safe and sound, thank you! But this got me to thinking. Many times we show you the pretty pictures but I bet you have no idea what goes on behind the scenes.
Well, today I am taking you to a messy, cluttered place. My home. Or should I say a blogger's home because it never looked like this in my pre-blogging days. Horrors!! What did I get myself into? How does my family put up with me? Join me as well take a look behind the scenes peek at the boondocks blog.
I am joined in this wacky adventure by some friends who are also super brave and will show you their "Behind the Scenes" reality. So don't go anywhere, you'll be able to see my blogging friends posts on the bottom of this post.
I cannot believe I just typed that! Has it been two years already? Yes, it was two years ago today that I started this blog. In fact you can see my first ever post here. It didn't look like that when I first posted it. I had no photography skills to speak of back then. Time sure has flown by fast.
Last year on my one year Blogoversary I talked to you all about my life and how I came to be a blogger.
Today I'd like to review the past year and talk about what I have done and also share my favorite posts which by the way are not always the most popular. But more importantly I'd like to discuss what is important in blogging. I always manage to go overboard with these milestones, so grab a cup of coffee or tea and let's talk.
A month ago I hosted a Valentine's Day Blog Hop with my blogging friends. We were all very happy to see that so many of you joined us. Today I'd like to share with you my selections for the features.
Happy New Year everyone! I hope you have all recovered from the holidays. I had a wonderful time, so good in fact, that I am now ready to share with you my most popular DIY posts for 2016. Better late than never as the saying goes.
I'm Mary and I live in beautiful Greece where I like to repurpose and upcycle anything that is old or looks like junk. Join me as we use our creativity to spark some life into old things. And do it frugally! You will also see lots of photography of my Greece.
Behind the Scenes
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