Friday, November 12, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
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.
THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL.
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.
Ever have an experiance like this? One that could've been bad, but turned out fantastic?
Thursday, September 30, 2010
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!
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Skirt: Children's Place (during their labor day sale)
^ 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 http://3punkmom.blogspot.com/2010/05/tutorial-land-of-nod-inspired-floor.html tutorial! they turned out beautifully!
My next project has to deal with spraypaint... did you know you can spraypaint anything?
^ 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!
Friday, September 17, 2010
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)
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
The mini started Kindergarden;
The mini turned 5 and we threw her a party;
Went up to Red Rocks.
I made this yesterday!!
The letters not the mirror, but the mirror and plate now look a little less lonely.
Here's a close up of the destressing;
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Like this stool from CB2 for $129:
And this Chicken Coop storage tower for $179:
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...