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January 8, 2011

Not sure if you’ve heard the news, but we’ve moved to:

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SNM has moved!

December 21, 2010

Well, she’s movin’ on up!

Shes.No.Martha has her own big-girl blog over at www.shesnomartha.com!

So, please be sure to update your RSS feed (not sure if that is automatic) AND for all you email subscribers, you may need to go on to the new site as sign up.  I just don’t know yet, but will soon look into it!

I am trying to figure out some kinks and elevate the look a little (ba ha ha!!!).  Drop me a line and give me your opinion.

A SNM Christmas, brought to you by Picnik

December 17, 2010

I am following the lead of some other bloggers across the interwebs by displaying my holiday decor.

First, I was a little ba-hum bug about ye olde Christmas decor this year.  Not sure what is was, but according to my Facebook friends, it appears to be an epidemic this year.  Recession depression?

Anyhoo , I took a couple of photos of what I DID decorate and then, on some, played around with the editing tools on Picnik in an attempt to boost their visual appeal.  Not sure I succeeded…

Picnik is a great (free…unless you upgrade) online tool for editing photos.  I have to say it is definitely more user-friendly than Photoshop Elements.  Try it out.   

 My Tree.  I could bore you with specific ornaments and their history.  But I won’t.

Reindeer hastily placed on top of Moss Balls.  Genius.

My mantel with some cool editing.

Poor camera focus.  Again, genius.

Ornaments strung from a chandelier.  Not sure what effect this is in Picnik.  It might be called “accidental.”

Reindeer admiring a dusty magnolia ball.

So there you go.  Quite possible the most boring Christmas decor post you have ever encountered!

Any genius Christmas decor ideas you’d like to share?  Spill it!

Happy Birthday, Blog.

December 13, 2010

Today is the first anniversary of Shes.No.Martha. 

One year ago today, I posted some photos of my last cookie exchange (note: I am somewhat sad I am not hosting it this year, but the co-chair of the event is busy raising 9-week old triplets).

At this point, I am not sure where this venture is headed.  Somedays I want to ramp it up, redesign it,  and get more followers.  Other days, I just want to scrap the entire thing and sleep a little more. 

But for now, I will wish it a HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

 

(enjoying my new professionally straightened modern shag 'do)

Product Review: Mascara

December 8, 2010

Haven’t done a product review yet, but I will be brief and to the point.   I love make-up.  Especially mascara.  It’s what I would take with me on a deserted island.  God forbid, I look tired while wasting away on coconuts. Bring on the basal cell carcinoma.

Anway, here is my review:

This:

Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies Waterproof Mascara Very Black .

(Maybelline Falsies)

makes me look like this:

How to create a kid-friendly Family Room

December 6, 2010

I know how tough it can be to try to co-exist with toys.  I’ve been through those days of the giant play kitchen sitting in my living room.  Actually, I bought the kitchen that I thought best complemented my color scheme.  Not kidding.  Then, we moved on to a casket-sized toy box that the husband built.  It was great to hold all the toys, but since it still sat IN the family room, the toys would spill over.  And over, and over.

The key to co-exist is to create cleverly hidden pockets of storage for all of those must-have-close by toys.  Brought to you by BHG here.    I would recommend going with storage containers that have a more timeless appeal and will take you past the age of toys.   Think baskets or some vintage crates.

storage detail

Also,  fabrics and surfaces that can withstand your Sharpie-yielding Tasmanian devil.

A family relaxes in this beach house living room with striped arm chairs, and a durable cotton rug

Here are some other great reads and resources to get the style you WANT while being family friendly!

  1. Options for Kid Friendly Fabrics
  2. Houzz
  3. Kaboose
  4. Momtastic
  5. Little Green Notebook — here and here 

Do you have any tips to share?  Unload, sisters!

Master Bedroom – Making it Happen

December 1, 2010

I am finally getting in gear for the master bedroom re-do.  Wait, instead of “re-do” I should just say “do” cuz nothing’s ever been DONE to begin with.

I have slept in a giant white builders box for 2 years now.  I want my serene calming retreat and I want it now, damn it!

I  have mulled over designs, schemes, trends and wish lists.  I created the  jumble of crap mood board below.

I have worked on smaller individual projects, but after all that, I still feel like I am not going to end up with a cohesive look.  Those projects include the bench at the end of the bed and the Louis XVI chair make-over.

So, I enlisted the help of one of favorite bloggers and designers, Bryn from Bryn Alexandra Interiors.   After some consulting, she provided me the mood board  that will allow me to build the room according to a master plan.  

I am happy to say there is a plan:

There are a few changes I’d like to make but overall, it helps to have something to work TOWARD.

I can’t wait to start working on it.  Look forward to the post in, what, 2020?!

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