Monday, March 8, 2010

Featured Blog: Life at the Zoo

First off, I want to let you know that I now have a button available for you if you have been one of my Monday feature blogs. The code is on my right sidebar; feel free to grab it (on a voluntary basis, of course).

Today’s featured blogger is someone I’ve “known” for quite a while, in the bloggy sense. Tricia from Life at the Zoo is a busy mom whose blog is funny and inspiring, and authentic.

Authenticity was her goal for 2010, but I really think she had it already. While you’re checking out that link for a look at her home in its authentic state, be sure to take note of what she did with the super cool chemistry lab chairs she scored for $4 each!

dr chair before_thumb[3]

Tricia is crafty…here is one of her more recent projects:

silhouette frame 8_thumb[1]

And here are some of my other favorites:

Before and After buffet (you’ll see how she made the awesome lamp shades, too).

buffet after  frame

This table is soooo cool, you’ll have to see how she made it to believe it.

grate_table_after_thumb[2]

It took a lot of thought and planning to get this photo wall to look this good, and she shares her tips with us.

Phto Wall After FR

But Tricia is not only about projects and a pretty home. She is encouraging, and inspiring, and you can tell she truly loves her life. To get a glimpse of that read Things I Love…

On Saturdays, Tricia does a post about things she’s seen around the blogs that week, called Inspire My Saturday…it’s always fun to see some great things you may have missed. Recently, she celebrated her one year blogiversary, and did her Saturday post as a look back over the year. Inspire My Saturday, Birthday Edition is a good way to get to know more about Tricia and her blog.

Please stop by Life at the Zoo, take a look around, and be sure to leave a comment!

9 comments:

Tricia said...

Holly,
thank you so much for featuring me. I love your take on my blog.
Happy Monday!

XO*Tricia

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Tricia is one of my favorite bloggers. She is kind, talented, and truly authentic. We have a deal worked out on those lab chairs when she decides to get rid of them. Don't we, Tricia? ....um...Tricia? {crickets chirping} Bueller?

Amy

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I can't wait to click over and see what she did with that cool chair. :) I love this series, Holly. :)

PS. I hope you'll link your family room (it was the family room, right?) after photo up to "Show Me the Progress" tomorrow night or Wednesday. :)

Tricia said...

Aw, thank you Amy. You give me a call about those chairs. We might be able to work something out. How do you feel about a long drive? ;)

FrouFrouBritches said...

Cool feature Holly! Love the photo wall in the family room. I'll check out her blog for sure!

BTW, I picked up my feature button. Thanks! Hope your babies are all better now!

gail@myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

I love Life at the Zoo! :) Tricia rocks!
gail

Carrie said...

Tricia, loved the Before and After Buffet feature! And yes, I do believe I was as excited as you were throughout the entire reveal! :)

Tricia said...

Oh you girls made my day. Thank you so much for the support. FrouFrouBritches, thank you for stopping by. Gail, I think you rock too! Oh and Carrie, so glad to see that I was not the only one. ;)

Just Jenn said...

I am fairly new to blogging and find little time to hit past posts... so this was a Fabulous peek into my one of my new blog friends!! I LOVE the Family Wall... I think I just found perfect inspiration for one wall in my house!! now which wall?? =) Holly, you are sweet to feature others like this! I think I followed you a long time ago... but forgot to take your URL with me! this time I will not forget!!
Just Jenn~