All posts by Markay Thelin

Going gluten-free {update}

It’s now been over 3 months since I started a gluten-free diet and I’m still feeling great!  My energy levels are still way better than they used to be and I’ve lost 20 pounds :)  I should also add that I have also been exercising every day and also trying to cut out sugar.  I think all of these things combined are helping me to live a healthier life and I really just feel tons better.

But on another note, I wanted to share will all of you an experience I had the other day.  My husband and I had gone out to dinner with some friends to a hibachi restaurant.  I simply asked the waitress there what they had that was gluten-free.  She just looked at me and said “nothing” (which wasn’t true..they had chicken, steak, salmon, vegetables and rice.  Last time I checked these things were all gluten-free?) So I said “is that because you use soy sauce on everything?”  She just looked at me kind of puzzled.  I told her that soy sauce had gluten in it and her reply was “yeah, well I don’t know but I just know that all our food has gluten.  So many people are on this gluten-free “fad diet”  Continue reading Going gluten-free {update}

DIY: PILLOWS

DIY Pillows

How fun are these?  What I love about mixing all of these pillows together is all of their different patterns and designs.  There really are no rules to it…you can mix and match whatever you like!  I’ll show you step-by-step how I made these pillows and they also cost a lot less than designer pillows you buy at the store :) Continue reading DIY: PILLOWS

Top 10 Decor Trends 2014

Top 10 Decor Trends 2014

I love Pinterest, browing home decorating magazines and watching HGTV.   I guess you could say it’s my guilty pleasure…  It’s something I always enjoy doing when I have a rare moment of down time.  So with all the time I spend researching and looking for new design trends I thought I would share with you what I’m seeing as the Top 10 Decor Trends of 2014. Continue reading Top 10 Decor Trends 2014

Family Time on the 4th

We had such a great 4th of July! It was so nice that it was on a Friday so we got an extra long weekend 😉  My parents live next door to us and they had us over for a BBQ  and we had all kinds of delicious food. Hamburgers, corn on the cob, baked beans, strawberry spinach salad, homemade ice cream….so yummy! The wind picked up toward the end of the evening and with the dry weather we’ve been having around here (and fires) we decided to scratch the fireworks. But we still had such a great time!

I’ve been working on some new projects and can’t wait to share them with all of you, so check back soon!
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Dawson’s Bedroom Reveal

OH MY WORD…… I’m so glad this room is finally done!

Sporty, Rustic & Industrial Boys Bedroom

It really is one of my favorite rooms that I’ve ever put together.  I love it because it fits my son perfectly.  It’s sporty, has his favorite colors and it also has some very industrial and rustic elements.

There were a lot of different projects that I did in this room so I’ll give you all the details on how I did them.

(Also, be sure to check out Parts 1 & 2 of Dawson’s Bedroom Redo)

Continue reading Dawson’s Bedroom Reveal

Coffee Table Makeover on Fruitful Vine Wife

It’s been a busy week… We’ve been out of town at a family reunion so I have a lot of catching up to do!

BUT….I’m so excited to have my DIY Coffee Table Makeover featured on Fruitful Vine Wife‘s website!  A big thanks to Katie for letting me share this project on her Summer Blog Share.  If you haven’t had a chance to see it yet, you can see the project here.  Oh, and don’t forget to pin it too!!

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