Updates, a Preview & Lip Stain

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My boys have a four day weekend, so that means we get to sleep in, the house is a little messier and I don’t get quite as much done in a day.  We need days like that every once in a while.  It’s funny, though, I’ve been dragging all week and now I am ready to reupholster and paint and work on projects, but I really won’t get the chance until probably Tuesday or Wednesday next week.  I may do some of that work at night, but we’ll see.  So, I’m just sharing a few updates tonight.

First off, I have an amazing girl working for me, Heidi, and she has been sprucing up some of the pages on my blog that were woefully outdated or difficult to navigate.  I’m most excited about the HGTV.com article page.  She has listed and linked to all of the tutorials I have written for them over the past few years.  (Would you believe I’ve written over 100 tutorials?!)

They are all categorized by holiday or topic, so it will be easy to find what you’re looking for.  It’s all updated, but I’m still waiting for some of the bedroom articles I wrote to go live on the site, then those will be listed when they are.

And she’s worked on making tutorials and posts on some of my favorite topics easier to find with these pulldown menus at the bottom of the home page and under each post.



It’s been so great having some of this stuff updated and we’ll keep working to make it better.


A few days ago, I mentioned the Pottery Barn decorating challenge I am involved in and thought I would give you another preview…  You’ll get to see the full shoot in a few days.


Lastly, a lot of you wanted to know the kind of lip stain Ella-the-stylist recommended to me.  It’s Covergirl Outlast Lipstain.  All lipstick turns pink on me, so I picked a couple of different colors.  The darker of the two is definitely va-va-voom on me, so it’ll be nice for dinners out or dressy events.  The other one is more natural and just adds a bit of color.

The application tip is like a marker, which I really like, so it is easy to put on in a nice, clean line.

…and I only have to touch it up here and there, but even as it fades, it looks nice.

(Ha…do you see my vacuum back there?)  Now, I’m not a makeup guru, so take it or leave it.

That’s about all I have to share this evening, but there is a lot of stuff to come…

Updates, a Preview & Lip Stain

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