I am glad to hear the blog is loading faster for everyone….and bummed to hear that now some of you cannot see the pictures. The biggest change I made is I am using flickr.com to host my images now, which means if you are reading my blog on a computer with filters it might be blocking flickr.com. Flickr is a photo sharing site, so it might pop up on your filters. There are lots of web tips on getting flickr photos to show up on your computer (might be as simple giving permission to flickr.com on your safety filters). I know this is annoying for those of you that check my blog at work and have no control over filters. I apologize. I am trying to remedy the solution for everyone and this might just be a temporary thing. I’ve also removed extra links on the homepage (buttons, LinkWithin and took away the slideshow on my header)…hopefully all of those will return one day.
Thanks also to those of you that pointed out the Money Saving Mom feature 🙂 I’ve got a lot of smart & frugal readers!
My latest Design*Sponge project posted today over on Design*Sponge. When I went to the sawmill to get wood for these shelves, I had him saw off a disc from a trunk too. Originally I had something different in mind for the disc, but surprise surprise I changed my mind.
And like always I am going to share some ‘behind the scenes’ pictures here.
In my attempt to get a photo of the supplies my daughter wasn’t too fond of me telling her “no”. I scored these retro Yahtzee dice cups at a local flea market for $1.00. I wanted to be able to display them in a functional, but decorative way. Probably not a project for everyone’s taste, but I like it. FireCracker did not like me taking the pipe clamps away. Obviously.
My entertainment while working on putting it all together. He’s pretty much awesome.
Do you notice a difference in the version below and the one I shared first?
The first go round of this project I didn’t paint the wood. Chris came home and told me it looked very rustic….like it belonged in a cabin in the woods. Since rustic isn’t so much my taste I painted it to remedy that look a bit. That also meant I had to reshoot all the tutorial pictures. Bummer.