Friday, November 12, 2010

life post

I haven't posted in awhile so I thought I would.

We've done a lot recently....

Gone to the pumpkin patch.

Made pumpkin bread.

Went to Sunflowers Market... bought gummy bears in 12 different flavors.

Went trick or treating.... three different times.... I was tired afterwards.

And made eggnog cheesecake that was delish.

What has everyone else been up to?

Friday, October 15, 2010


Sorry it's been a few weeks since I posted! We've been rather busy around here...

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Missing something...

The mini really is spoiled... further proof;

This is her birthday present from my in laws... no not the tee-shirt... the puppy. Her name is Goldie and she is a 7 week old Dachshund, she was born the day before the mini's 5th birthday. The dog is a lot of work... I am tired... but they love each other so.... I guess the dog stays...

In other news! I have been working more on that wall in my dining room... man y'all are going to get sick of this wall! lol. I found this really cool project here :

I still think the wall is missing something... it could just be me... but what to do... what to do...

any ideas?

Friday, October 1, 2010

I think I fell in love with Costco...

Sometimes I get these really great ideas and either the follow through kind of.... sucks or sometimes I just have NO idea how to go about it.

I bought some 16x20 frames at michaels on clearance. $3.99 a piece. I looooovvvve clearance. I thought I had pictures big enough to fit inside the matt that came with it... I was wrong, so I put them to the side until an idea of how to correct it came to mind.

I was playing with some of my favorite family photos on picnik when the idea hit me, I could have some of my pictures enlarged!

So I began looking, mainly for prices, at enlargements. Most of my old standbys, Wal-Mart, Target, Walgreens, did not do 11x14, which is the size I needed, I became depressed, searched on the internet and found the cheapest place to do it was $7.99 plus shipping.

Then I decided to start asking around and my friend Audra said, "Have you tried Costco?"

Why no, no I hadn't.

And my mom has a membership...

I check their online site, go to photo, register, upload the pics.... select the sizes and hold my breath. For both pictures to be enlarged to 11x14....


I freaked out and called my mom, placed my order (which turned out to be 6.49 because of tax, but still) and went to Costco with my mom and wandered around.

Got my pictures, (an hour and a half after I placed my order, not bad!!) and placed them in the frames.


Want proof?

(they have since been realigned)

This is my absolute favorite picture of me and my husband ever. We had a professional photographer at our wedding, but somehow all of our pictures came out bad because his lens was smudged. Thankfully, we got our money back for that... anyway, this picture was taken by a friend of my moms, a guy who had a digital camera and took literally 495 pictures of us at the wedding.

I am soooooo happy to have it in 11x14 size now :)

Ever have an experiance like this? One that could've been bad, but turned out fantastic?


Weekend Bloggy Reading

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Halloween wreath :)


after looking at tons of other halloween wreaths I decided to make my own... it's a mix of a few different ones I had seen and cost me 25 dollars (seriously, why does ribbon have to be so expensive?) Had I used a coupon or two this would've been cheaper, but alas, I kept forgetting. *heavy sigh* anyway!

here she is! ^ see my pretty sparkly crow? I had to buy four spools of black ribbon (I got two satin, one basic and one sheer)and two spools of orange polka dot ribbon. Everything except for the wreath form (which I got at the dollar tree) was from Michaels.

I have some projects I am working on, so I might actually post more than once this week! :O lol.

Thanks for stoppin' by!

Linking to some parties!

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

A few projects and a tutorial!

I end up making a lot of stuff for this little princess right here...

She is modeling one of many rockstar outfits she has. (She wants to be a rockstar... no idea where she got it but she's learning how to play the guitar!)

Shirt: Target (on clearnace)
Skirt: Children's Place (during their labor day sale)

ANYWAY!! I've had this idea for years now... I actually thought it up while I was looking around ratemyspace and had this whole conversation with a lady about curtain tie-backs. Out of uber large pearls.

So while I was at joanns I saw a bag filled with HUGE faux pearl beads... the idea hit me again and I decided why not.

^ my whole splurge... 4.25 for a blanket quilt kit I found on clearnace, 4 spools of ribbon on clearance and one reg price, two things of large pearls.

Other items you'll probably need, yarn or the like, a needle or tape (I used tape)

then you string the pearls onto the yarn... I used 21 for each tie-back... (and there are no pics of the progress because it really is kind of a pain in the butt. lol)

Then I ties on some of the purple sheer ribbon and cut the ends into an arrow, sewed the knots to make sure it all stayed... beautiful right?

^ here they are on the curtains. :D (Ignore my blinds, I need to call the apartments to have them replaced)

Then I made some more floor cushions using this tutorial! they turned out beautifully!

My next project has to deal with spraypaint... did you know you can spraypaint anything?

I do mean anything...

^exhibit A: bathroom trash can from college

^ I ♥ it!

And well... I can never go to Target without searching through their dollar section... they have halloween stuff... and I bought three of these cardboard glittery faux chandies that are absolutely gorg!!

Linking up to some parties!

Weekend Bloggy Reading

Friday, September 17, 2010

More of my Dining nook room wall!

I've been hard at work in my little dining room (it's actually a nook...)

I posted this the day before yesterday!

Complete with the detail of the destressing I did of the letters... (beautiful right?)

But I thought it was missing something. So I talked with my good friend Amber, and she said the best thing to do was add a couple more plates and maybe a couple of pictures for balance on the other side of the mirror... I agreed with her.

But right now I am kind of broke...

So my old plates that were in the donate bin came to the rescue!

I spraypainted them Ocean Sea Breeze that I had left over from another project.

then used a stencil I had to paint around in black and added a T to one and a Est. 2005 to the other... (better pics of that later)

Ta dah!!! What do y'all think?

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Sorry it's been so long since I posted something! A lot has happened in the past month.

The mini started Kindergarden;

The mini turned 5 and we threw her a party;

Went up to Red Rocks.

And even though I've been reading blogs I haven't been inspired to write or anything... my BFF left two weeks ago and I think it made me very sad, I'm still sad because I miss her a lot, but I'm a little better... and getting back into the swing of things again.

I made this yesterday!!

The letters not the mirror, but the mirror and plate now look a little less lonely.

I bought large letters at Joanns for 3.99 (it was a dollar off) and painted them robin's egg blue, then used a stiff brush and patted some black on it, rubbing off excess with a baby wipe (I swear I would die without these) when needed.

Here's a close up of the destressing;

Right now I am working on my bedroom, I just bought some beautiful bedding on clearance at Target, two lamps from HomeGoods that are absolutely chic, and have everything to make the headboard!


Sunday, August 1, 2010

New blog layout and update!

I got this beautiful blog layout from
Go check out her stuff, she's awesome!
And now, an update, our house search is at a stop for awhile... we've decided to stay in our apartment for just a little longer so we can work on saving more money... once we looked at what we could afford it seemed better for us to save a little more so we could afford a bit more house.
So for now we are going to continue making our apartment our home. :) More projects to be done soon!
On the to be done soon (at least in August) list:
My time with my BFF Kim. (and maybe Kristin if she can get out here)
The Mini's birthday party.
Redo the master bedroom.
Finish the patio.
Finish the office.
New photo-wall.
Finish Living room.
Decorate Dining room.
Sewing projects.
And I might just have to make myself a nice little signature thing. ;) LOL

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Things I'm in love with...

House hunting is a lot harder than I thought it would be. We need 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a decent sized kitchen, a yard and we're flexible on a basement and a garage... Sounds easy right? Nope. *sighs* So I'm online window shopping to make up for it... And fallin' in love with some things that maybe my husband will let me buy :}

Like this stool from CB2 for $129:

And this Chicken Coop storage tower for $179:

And this really cute rug I would put in the mini's room for $199 :

And from Target I'd like two of these for my masterbedroom which currently has nothing... and at $59.99 it's a steal!

And then we also need some new lamps, Target also had some other affordable options...

I love this one, it's $99.99

Or this one for $89.99

That's all for today...