Remodelaholic in Review, October 2013

Can you believe another month is already gone? It’s completely cliche, but time just flew this month! Here’s what Remodelaholic was up to in October.

First up, have I mentioned that I love Instagram? If you’re not an Instagram lover, or if you’re not following us (@remodelaholic), you’re missing out on awesome photos like…

instagram pumpkin patch instagram fashion
instagram dress up instagram kitchen

our fun family outings, my girl’s fashion sense, our awesome Halloween costumes, and, oh yeah, an almost-daily dose of design inspiration. Come join the fun! You can also find us on Facebook,  Google+Twitter , and, of course, Pinterest.

In addition to all of that fun, I was also over at Wayfair this month to share 3 easy Halloween party ideas for kids, and my new site, Tipsaholic, is growing! Come check out great articles like 5 great books for potty training, 5 steps to a perfect pie crust, and how to plan a family menu on a budget in one hour per week. 

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And now… the round-up of everything we did here on Remodelaholic. I love seeing it all in once place! Click on the photos or the links to see the original posts. 

Fall Bucket List Printable

Fall Bucket List Chalkboard Printable | 25 things to do for fall from

We love fall and we love doing things together. We also love our new chalkboard. Check out our fall bucket list and get the ENORMOUS printable (free!) — or you can also get a smaller sized printable if you prefer. 


Sleep Wellness Seminar

tips for buying a new mattress

I teamed up with the awesome folks over at IntelliBed to put together an informational Sleep Wellness Seminar, to help you when you shop for your next mattress. We can all use a good night’s sleep!


Happy Home Resolutions Office Organization

Easy Rustic wall shelves Tutorial

As part of the HomeGoods Happy Home Resolutions challenge, I shared my newly organized office, gave you a tutorial for making and installing the rustic wall shelves (so easy!), and then, thanks to all of my awesome readers who helped by repinning, I won the contest and got to give away five $50 gift cards. Congrats to those who won, and thanks for ALL your help!


Operation: Cover Up Barbie

Modest Barbie Swimming suits with Nail polish

My girls are too small to be able to dress their Barbies very well by themselves, but I am sick of the always-naked Barbies showing up all over our house and trying to go to the grocery store with us. So I painted on swimsuits — no more naked Barbies! Get the details here. 



Knocktoberfest Pottery Barn Kitchen Island/Table

Pottery Barn inspired kitchen island with casters, Remodelaholic

As part of the awesome Knocktoberfest event over at Makely, Justin and I (okay… mostly Justin) built us a new kitchen table meets kitchen island. Check it out here, and the tutorial will be ready for you hopefully soon!


New Living Room Chair


I switched things up a bit…again…in my living room. I LOVE my new living room chair from Wayfair. The only problem is now I think I need a new couch too… That’s just the design domino effect, right? 🙂


Get This Look and Style Tips

We love growing our Get This Look library! This month we added 6 new rooms:

Sunny Shared Bedroom | Back Entry Washroom and Drop Zone | Chic Open Shelf Library

yellow and navy shared bedroom via back entry washroom and drop zone tips via open shelf library via
fresh laundry nook classic kitchen curio tips via easy home office with wall shelving via

Fresh Laundry Nook | Classic Kitchen Curio | Easy Organized Home Office

We also shared some design tips and small-space living ideas for renters


Top 10 and Link Parties

We truly love seeing all of your projects at our Remodelaholics Anonymous link parties every weekend, and we try to share LOTS of them on our social media because we love so many of them! And, we find many of our awesome guests through the party, too! Thanks for supporting us and the party. Along with the parties, we shared some of our favorite ideas and recipes:

shoe storage and organization ideas via Remodelaholic new twists on traditional comfort foods via
awesome indoor play areas via Ten Great Teen Hangouts via

Shoe Storage and Organization | New Twist on Classic Comfort Foods
Indoor Play Areas for Kids | Cool Teen Hangouts


Our Awesome Guests!

We love our guests, and we know that you do, too!

(If you have a project you want to share with the Remodelaholic world, submit a project for a guest feature here.)


Amy from The Blissful Bee shared 3 quick and easy gold home decor accent projects

GoingGold_BlissfulBee_final projects


Alicia from Thrifty and Chic taught us how to build this super easy sofa table

cute and easy DIY sofa table, featured on 


Julie from Less-Than-Perfect Life of Bliss showed us how she turned an old trunk into an awesome corner bookcase

how to turn an antique trunk or suitcase into a bookshelf, featured on


Dana from Stable Living showed off her gorgeous white and modern country kitchen. (I am still drooling over this one!)

white country kitchen remodel with chrome barstools


Courtney from Golden Boys and Me shared her elegant master bathroom remodel

elegant master bath with glass shower, featured on


Karin from Art is Beauty taught us how to build a farmhouse table for under $100

how to build a beautiful DIY farmhouse table, featured on


And Charlotte from Ciburbanity showed us how to sew a Land of Nod copycat floor pouf (and it’s easier than you think!)

Land of Nod copycat floor pouf, featured on

 Another great month! Thanks for following along with us!


Remodelaholic in Review, October 2013 #remodel #diy #inspiration @Remodelaholic

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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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  1. No! I can’t believe that October has come and gone already. Thanksgiving and Christmas is just a whisper away. I’m not ready. 🙂
    Saw some great stuff here this month. Thanks Cassie for all the inspiration.


  2. OH MY GOSH! I forgot to say, That picture of the hubby and girls is wonderful. The mountains in the background are amazing. A view I could get use to. And lets not forgot hubby’s uni-brow.
    Tell him they make doctors for that. 😀 😀