Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Look what I made!!

I saw this cute wood box over at Shanty 2 Chic and I somehow convinced my dear husband to help me build one!!

Here it is :)

Added some moss, old mason jars, little gourds & pumpkins.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Crazy Cute Fashion-Take 13

It's been a while since I gave you an update on my litte fashionista.

Here she is.

She dresses this cute just to go to a Tastefully Simple party ;)

Here is a break down of what she wore:

Dress from Sassy Bags (a local purse store)
Jacket-Miley Max
Black Leggings-Miley Max

Linking Up:
The Pleated Poppy

Monday, October 8, 2012

My Home-Fall Decor

Today I thought I would give you a look around my home. I have all my fall decor out, oh how I love this time of year!!

How is your fall decorating coming along??

Monday, October 1, 2012

Busting at the Seams..a Craft Room

So my craft room is located directly off of my living room and has no doors...can you see where this is going?? Yea..not a pretty sight. I am a spur of the moment, may only have 10 minutes before I have to leave the house, but I'm starting a project kinda girl. This usually results in a craft room that looks like an F5 tornado has just passed through...I think one of the reasons it's so hard to keep clean and organized is because the space is used for too many things. I had ALL my scrapbook stuff crammed in there, ebay shipping supplies, crafts of all kinds, sewing machine & supplies, things that need to be sold, donated, etc..the list could go on, you get the point.
My solution was to create a 2nd space for me & some of my {stuff}. Here is what I came up with, without spending any money and doing almost all the work myself.

I took about half of the stuff from my upstairs craft room & put it in my "new" basement space. **{this is an unfinished basement}
I had this big shelving unit in the basement already, just moved it & filled it up.

I have everything organized & in plain sight :)
This is a view looking the other direction. It's my little guy's playroom. He was so kind to share with his momma ♥
I love this sweet little rusty utility cart my sister found me at a yard sale this summer. I found that pretty lampshade at Lowe's for $3 :)
I am so happy with the way it all came together. My upstairs space is now uncluttered and clean and I have this nice new space to make a mess in!!

Friday, September 21, 2012


To celebrate the 1st day of Autumn this weekend I am sharing my pumpkins with you. This was a super easy project, inspired by this post at You Craft Me Up blog. It thrills me to no end when I have everything I need to do a project I come across!! We had some 4 x 4 wood post pieces left over from when my husband built our fence. I am so glad we didn't toss them out. They make super cute pumpkins :)

Happy Autumn and have a fabulous weekend.

Thursday, September 20, 2012


I have made progress on my secret project. Here's a look at what I am done with so far!!

Photo overload ahead.

Look at that color contrast..
Before and After.

I had been wanting to paint my dining room chairs for a long time, just hadn't gotten up the nerve. I am glad I did. Each chair will be a different color. 2 down, 2 to go!!

I only spent $17 on paint. Woohoo :)

Here is the step by step process I used :)  Love her blog ♥

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

I am so excited about the project I started this morning!!

Here is a sneak peek.

Check back soon for the reveal :)

Sunday, September 16, 2012

On the Menu

Here's a glance at our menu for this week's suppers :)

Pork Chops w/ lettuce salad & bread
Tacos w/ chips & salsa
Baked Steak w/ baked potatoes & green beans
Pancakes w/ scrambled eggs & bananas
Sloppy Joes w/ mac n cheese & mandarin oranges
Tatertot Casserole & pineapple chunks
Grilled cheese sandwiches & tomato soup

Makes me hungry :)

Have a great week!!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Repurposed Cabinet Door

I love to find an inexpensive item, such as an old cabinet door for a dollar, and repurpose it. Take a look at what I did :)

Gave it a shabby coat of white paint & used stencils for the WASH letters.
I think it's adorable. I added a hook so it could actually be functional as well as cute :)

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Crazy Cute Fashion-Take 12

I haven't done any fashion posts since last school year so I thought it was time to start again. Here is what she wore.

Stripey cardigan-Gordman's (the flower pin I found & added tulle to it, thought it looked perfect on the cardi)
Khaki shorts-Abercrombie
Footless tights-Target
Sequin boat shoes-Steve Madden

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Old Shabby Window Project

I am so glad when we got new windows in our house we kept the old ones in the garage. At the time I didn't really do too much painting and redoing of things, but thought I might be able to make something with them..

This is just one of many. All I did was paint this one white, add a 2nd coat of custom mixed turquoise over the top of that (when I say "custom mixed" that is just fancy talk for I poured colors together until they looked pretty) and shabbied it up a bit.

I hung my coffee filter wreath on it for photos :)

Lovin it ♥

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

School is in Session

It was a bittersweet day at our house today. My kiddos headed off to school. One 4th grader and one 8th grader. They are both in the same school for this one year together. Our district middle school is 4th thru 8th graders. They think it is kind of cool that they actually get to see each other at school now :) Both of them were really excited to get back and see their friends. I have been so apprehensive thinking about summer ending and the routine, blah, blah, blah...but, after I dropped them off at 7:35 this morning I think I heard a little bit of  " hallelujah" playing in the background. Don't get me wrong, I will miss them terribly, but the freedom to do whatever I want/need to do without the guilt of neglecting my children is wonderful!!

Here they are. Ready to go.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Re-purposed Wine Rack

I came across this old wooden thing at goodwill that I am assuming is a wine rack. A couple quick coats of spray paint and it sure is cute. I stuck glass Kerr jars filled with colored pencils, paints, ribbons and rulers in it for some super cute storage.

I sold this thing and now I miss it terribly!! I hope I run across another one. I will snatch it up and keep it for myself this time :)

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

In Love with my Rescued Cabinet

It has been a ridiculously long time...BUT..I am back with a darling cabinet makeover.

My grandma had this poor thing in her basement for years and years, in fact, I believe it may have been there when she and my grandpa bought the place!! She knows if she comes across any junk that nobody would want, she should call me ASAP ;)

Anyway. Here is the before.

My husband claimed it was beyond saving.

Umm, are you kidding me!?! It has so much potential!!

So, after a lot of sweet talking, he added a few screws and some wood here & there. He also took the broken glass out & put chicken wire in for me.

I painted it yellow.

I think it is just too charming...

I don't have any idea what I will use it for, but for now, it will just sit and be pretty :)

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

FINALLY....A Project!!! :)

I was finally able to make my way out to my "shop" (which is in reality our small 2 car garage that I have claimed as my own). It felt really good to open up some paint and just create... Here is what I ended up with.

I started out with an old table top. Sanded, painted, distressed. ♥♥

I hope you like it :)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Random Ramblings

It has been a terribly long time since I have sat down and blogged....I feel bad about it. Something had to give. With my kids home for the summer it gets hard to set time aside to work on projects or blog. I love being home with them!! We have already been busy with lots of stuff. Baseball, cheerleading, a new baby nephew was born, sleepovers, barbecues, bonfires and the pool to name a few...We are having a blast so far and I hope you are too!!!

I am going to leave you with some eye candy. I have this pinned to my "Project Inspiration" board.

Happy Summer :)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Shabby Chic Night Stand Redo

Today I am going to share with you a piece of furniture I made over. Let me show you the BEFORE.
I think it has an 80's vibe to it. I sanded & primed and painted.
Here is the AFTER.
I think the white is so fresh & clean.
I taped off the top and added stripes in a color I mixed myself.

I think this was a pretty successful makeover :)
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Embracing Change

Monday, May 14, 2012

Monday Already

Our life has been extremely busy lately. Finishing up track and cheerleading for one child, beginning baseball for another, school coming to an end, my sister moving....yea, so I feel like I have not had much time to do anything "extra". Keeping the house somewhat clean & laundry done has even been a challenge. I am so looking forward to summer at home with my kiddos!!!

I hope you all had a fabulous Mother's Day yesterday!!! I know I sure did. My husband & children made it very special for me. I love them :)

It started out with this wonderful breakfast. All planned out by little man & cooked by hubby.

My sweet boy also planned this super lunch and made the sandwiches all by himself :)

And Kenzee made cookies.

Everything was so good & very much appreciated.

I love being a mom!!

Monday, May 7, 2012

My New Look

It was definitely time for a new look on my blog, so I stayed up late last night and worked on it. I am not very savvy when it comes to computer stuff so I needed it quiet with no distractions ;)

I used for my design. It was FREE :) I think I love it.

Linking Up:

Here Comes the Sun
Cherished Treasures

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Crazy Cute Fashion-Special Edition

Today for Crazy Cute Fashion I am switching it up bit.

My sweet boy is our model for this edition :)
He is so cute & definitely has a great fashion sense ;) He chose this outfit himself!!
He really takes pride in picking out his own clothes (even though I would love to pick them out for him). He has this crazy cute style that is kind of a skater boy mixed with a preppy look. I love it!!

After all, boys need to look good too :)

Here is a breakdown of what he wore:

American Eagle shirt
Arizona shorts
Shaun White skater shoes
Necktie from a thrift store