Odds + Ends


Okay, so Monday is normally the day we have a giveaway (which, by the way, we’ve extended the Lamps.com giveaway, so make sure you enter!) or share whatever project we did over the weekend. Well, the thing is, our weekend was completely consumed with our Home Depot Style Challenge project (more about that here). Every. Single. Waking. Hour. As I mentioned in this post, the project was due last Monday but because of an unwanted house guest named Sandy, followed by three days of continuous rain, that didn’t happen. The kind folks at Home Depot gave us an extension, so we’re feverishly working on getting it done.

I can’t give away what we’re up to until the project is posted over on Home Depot’s blog, The Apron, butΒ I can tell you we’ve been tackling something rather…. large. It will make sense once you guys see it, promise. This whole project is something completely new for us – as “baby DIY’ers – and at times we’ve felt that maybe we’ve bitten off more than we can chew. But, we’re coming to the end, and we’re really excited to take the final photos (which will be happening today) and show it off for the neighborhood. Even though they might think we’re a tad crazy for decorating the outside of the house for Christmas three weeks before Thanksgiving.

If you follow us on Instagram, you’ve probably been seeing the photo hints. Greg in particular has been having fun with these…

So, any guesses? One of you guys on Instagram said you thought it was a Trojan horse… that elves are going to jump out of. Another said aΒ giant Who village complete with animatronic Cindy Lou Who. That would be awesome, but it’s not even close!

Now, please excuse me while I go get the paint out of my hair. Again. : )

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    Christina @ Homemade Ocean
    November 5, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Ohhhh how exciting! I can’t wait to see what you have come up with πŸ™‚

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    Ashley {GirlyObsessions}
    November 5, 2012 at 11:50 am

    I’m not sure what it is, but I know I can’t wait to see the results!!

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    November 5, 2012 at 11:51 am

    I am seeing a giant “Lite Brite”-esque billboard-y something… am I close??? I can’t wait for the reveal! Already getting in the Christmas spirit here in Canada since our Thanksgiving was a while ago and Halloween is over. I’m getting out the tunes today… it always starts with the music!

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      November 5, 2012 at 11:57 am

      Yeah, we’re definitely in the Christmas music mood here too. Though I think we’ll be even more so once this big project is behind us! Haha!

      Oh, and you’re close-ish πŸ˜‰

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    November 5, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Tried to go to enter the Lamps.com contest but the widgety thing says the contest is over?

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      November 5, 2012 at 12:18 pm

      Fixed! : )

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    November 5, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    There’s only one logical deduction.

    You are building a reindeer stable.

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      November 5, 2012 at 12:30 pm

      Haha! Nope, but a reindeer is involved.

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    November 11, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    I can’t even imagine! The giant Lite Bright is a great guess. Can’t wait to see what it is!

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