Remodelaholic in Review, July 2013

July was another busy month for us, complete with plenty of playing and working on our yard. Here’s what we shared on Remodelaholic this month: (click the images to go to each post) 

Etta’s Pink and Navy Bed Nook

I am slowly but surely finishing up my daughter Etta’s pink and navy room. I finished up and decorated her bed nook — and she and I both love it!

Pink and Navy Girls bedroom with bed nook

DIY Outdoor Baby Gate

I partnered with 3M DIY to bring you the plans for an outdoor safety gate that is great for keeping kids and pets safe!

Free Baby gate plans Free Pet gate plans outdoor project-4button

Seasonal Cleaning Checklist

Do you ever forget those seasonal cleaning tasks, like changing air filters, cleaning your oven, or washing window sills? …yeah… me neither… at least not now that I have this printable seasonal cleaning checklist, with thanks to Filtrete for helping me remember!

Seasonal Cleaning Checklist

Get This Look

We continued on with our Get This Look series with SIX more great looks and plenty of tips to help you bring that style into your home. 

Top row: Sunny Corner Banquette | Mixed Patterns for the Master Bedroom | Colorful Organized Cubbies
Bottom row: Bright White Double Vanity Bath | Cozy Outdoor RoomMy Park House Kitchen

sunny corner banquette thumb patterned master bedroom thumb colorful cubbies for the family thumb
bright white bath for two cozy outdoor room thumb park house kitchen thumb square


Giveaways, Recipes, and Design Ideas

I partnered with some amazing blogs to host two great giveaways this month: the ultimate kitchen giveaway and a Cricut giveaway for you and a friend. Both giveaways have ended — thanks for entering and congrats to those who won!

I am finally back in the swing of meal planning and cooking, so I shared four new recipes with you this month:
Blueberry Sour Cream Pancakes | Bowtie Chicken Caesar Salad
Fast Belgian Waffles | No-Bake Trail Mix Cookies

blueberry sour cream pancakes recipe Bowtie Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe
Fast Belgian Waffles Recipe-2a No Bake Trail Mix Cookies Recipe


And then we rounded up an overload of design and decorating ideas and inspiration for you — nearly 40 ideas for small laundry roomsover 100 wall painting ideas, and 25 DIY window coverings

25 ideas for tiny awkward laundry spaces 100 interior wall painting ideas at #painting #walls #design #inspiration 25 DIY window covering ideas from #windows #curtains #shades @Remodelaholic


Top Ten

We introduce our Remodelaholics Anonymous weekly party with a top ten roundup of our favorites. In July, we shared our favorite healthy frozen treats, ottomans, welcoming porches, and family command centers

healthy and sweet frozen treats recipes | diy ottomans for the home | create a welcoming porch organized family command centers at Remodelaholic


 Remodelaholic Contributors & Guests

We love our regular contributors, Jen from Bakerette and Ruth from What’s Cooking with Ruthie, and we always welcome our featured guests!

Jen shared these yummy s’mores cupcakes, and Ruthie shared this delicious tropical smoothie:

S'more-Cupcakes-recipe400x600-1 Tropical-Smoothie-recipe

And then we had some amazing featured guests this month:

Black and White Kitchen Remodel by Kate of Eating in the Shower

black and white kitchen remodel

Dresser to Kitchen Buffet by Laura Beth of A Step in the Journey

repurposed dresser to butcher block kitchen island buffet

DIY Floating Sideboard by Anu of Nalle’s House

modern dining room with large art and floating sideboard

and one of my favorite projects ever — Barn Door Wainscoting (with tutorial!) by Traci of The Monson Family

decorated barn door wainscoting ledge faux mantel

 Phew! Another busy month. What were you up to this month? I’d love to see it at the party


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Lorene has been behind the scenes here at Remodelaholic for more than a decade! She believes that planning projects and actually completing them are two different hobbies, but that doesn't stop her from planning at least a dozen projects at any given time. She spends her free time creating memories with her husband and 5 kids, traveling as far as she can afford, and partaking of books in any form available.

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