100th Post – Top 10 Posts

Happy Saturday!

I am very excited to bring you the 100th post on la sale design blog!!! To celebrate the 100th post, I’m featuring the top 10 most popular posts.


1) Storage Baskets & Bins – This is an oldie but goodie showcasing attractive yet practical storage options. I implemented one of these options in my home to store/conceal my son’s toys in our living room.


2) Blooming Nine Patch in Progress – This poor quilt top has been a work in progress since the very beginning. It has been hard to make the time to finish this beauty, but I hope to have it complete soon!


3) Tutorial: Train Décor, Banner and Signs – We did a Train themed party for my son’s 2nd birthday and I meticulously planned everything down to the last detail. Then, made my templates available to you so you don’t go as crafting-crazy as I did!


4) Sconces – As I look back over this post, I am inspired to do more like it. This post featured high-end and affordable sconce options.



5) Bedding: All Ruffled Up – Feminine details have grown on my over the past few years and I love the bedding options featured on this post… I’m just not sure if my poor husband will ever go for it!


6) X Marks the Bench – Drool worthy “X Benches” and tons of glamour!


7) Five Ways to Use Otomi in Your Home – My boss just came back from Mexico City with another of these beauties! Take a look and see how you can implement this design in your home.


8)  Chevron Burlap Wreath Tutorial – In the last few years, I have received many complements on this wreath. My favorite element is still the chevron burlap ribbon. It just looks like Fall fin personified!


9)  Becca’s Dorm Reveal – I am so proud of this space! It was later featured on the website for her university!


10)  Finished Tarva Nightstand – Pieces in a child’s room can be so special, especially when a personal touch has been implemented. This particular piece was stained to match a family piece in the same room!


I hope you’ve enjoyed this walk down memory lane as much as I have!


Have a fabulous weekend!


Blooming Nine Patch: In Progress

First, I am so sorry that I did not post the Mid-Week Makeover last week as expected. My very busy life decided to get in the way (the nerve!).  Never fear though, I will be posting it tomorrow!

Today, I want to fill all of you in on a quilting project of mine. I first saw the Blooming Nine Patch made up in pastels at the shop where I used to work. I loved it when I saw it then and have always wanted to do one.

No matter which color way is used this pattern is breathtaking. Here is Cathy of Quilt Vine‘s Blooming Nine Patch.


The Blooming Nine Patch is just one of the many beautiful patterns in this book:

Tradition with a Twist by Blanche Young & Dalene Young-Stone
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I have been working on this quilt all summer and I really want to be done with it by the end of this month. Yes, this thing has been two months in the making so far, but  I only have spent a few hours per week on it. I will be so excited when it is done.

And last, but not least, I want to show you the fabrics that I will be using:

(Please excuse our bed in the background. Christopher was already asleep in the living room.)

Two rows completed and 30 to go! Did I mention that I am so excited to see it finished?!

Let me know what you think.
Also, a shout out to Team USA today! Way to go Gold!