Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Lovin

 

I’m a little late posting this since today is Halloween…haha!  But better late than never I guess. 

I love Halloween!!!!  All the kids are sooo cute and think so hard about what they want to be.  It is an absolute riot to me to see everybody take on an alternative personality for one night. So for a few short weeks my entryway takes on a new personality too.  The pic is terrible!!!!!  Mostly because my house caught on fire recently and the lights in the entryway still don’t work. (or it could be I am the crappiest photographer ever)

Nothing over the top this year but I love it!  Definitely won’t win any blog decorating awards haha but it’s all I can give this year since the firefighters trampled through everything!

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On a super fun note Camie and I entered in the pumpkin contest at work today and we won second place….whoo hoo!!  We will take it!  Look how cute our pumpkin turned out…..sometimes we even we amaze ourselves… ha!  Give us some pumpkin love my little pretty's.  Yea that was stupid I shouldn’t post that but tonight I looove stupid

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Happy Halloween!!

Kristin

Monday, October 24, 2011

Just a little bedside project and a fire!

 

Sooooo a couple of months ago a dear friend at work lost her mother and her family had an estate sale at the house.  Camie and I headed out to support her and see if we could bring anything home.  I have been needing a tall bedside table for my son Derreck’s bedroom.  Bingo!!

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This thing weighs a ton and is solid wood!  So I did a quick little makeover on her.  And she went from drab to super mod fab (talking like my son there) Check her out!

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Needs a little work on the accessories but it sure does meet the needs of my son.  It was super easy I painted the base in Valspar's Medium Grey and the top was done in a flat black and then distressed.  I then glazed the whole thing in Valspar’s Asphalt Glaze.

If you read our blog you might remember the post about my chandelier that took FOREVER to get hung.  Weeeelllll months later (this past Friday) my beloved chandy that I am sooooo in love with shorted out and caught my house on fire!  We are all safe and the only major remodel will have to be in a space I never visit…..the attic!  Gawwww so frustrating I have to sink money into a space I never see.  But the important thing is the kids are safe and the house was saved thanks to our wonderful fire dept……thanks guys!!

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Kristin

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Our trip to Canton

Me, Kristin and one of my friends headed to Canton early Saturday morning.  We were there right when it opened and it was Awesome.  The weather was beautiful for a LONG day of shopping.  We each had a list of stuff we were looking for, and I think we did pretty good accomplishing our goal.  Our car was pretty full, good thing we had a big vehicle to bring everything home, I would have hated to go back next month and pick it up.  Smile 

Here are a few of my good finds.

I have seen some really awesome projects made with old windowpanes, so I was on a mission to get one.

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The other thing I really wanted to come home with, was some old shutters to redo.  I did find one and I also picked up some cabinet panels for a couple projects.

 

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I bought 2 of these thinking I would paint them and put them in my living room, but I think they are too small.  Sooo I am going to put them on my back porch.  This will give me a reason to get my porch all fixed up, and the concrete stained.

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I have a sewing machine, but don’t really have time or know how to use it very good.  But I found these for only a $1.00 a piece.  They are nice material and would be perfect for throw pillows.  Now who wants to make me some??

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Last year I made a Mesh ribbon wreath, but it pretty much stunk.  So when I was in Canton and saw these wreaths everywhere and how they were using the mesh ribbon on them I knew I needed one.  (I'm not sure if that is what the ribbon is really called but that’s what I call it)  But I posted a picture just in case you have no idea what I'm talking about.  So hopefully, I will be able to make mine better this time around.

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I also got a cute dress, necklace, and some new scrubs!

Kristin and my friend Amber both came home with some good finds.  Maybe someday we can get Kristin to write a post about it.  Smile

IF you ever get a chance to go to Canton, you should go.  I could go every month if I was rich and had time.

Camie

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Fall Mantel

I love Fall and I love getting down my decorations and decorating and knowing that Christmas will be right around the corner.  Every year I try to do something different and make new crafts for my house.  This year I wanted to make a burlap pendant for sure.  Since I scored LOTS of burlap at a garage sale in March for only 5 dollars, I thought I would pull it out and give it a try.

I bought this wooden template at hobby lobby for $1.  I traced it onto my burlap and then cut them out.

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Since I have soooo much Burlap, I decided to spray paint it orange instead of buying more.  The spray paint covered it really well and looks great.

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I used my silhouette to cut out FALL and use for  stencils.  I used acrylic paint to make my letters.

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I laid them out onto brown ribbon and hot glued them down.

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Here is my finished mantel ready for fall.  It seems like I keep adding to it or rearranging it everyday.  But I really like how it turned out this year.

 

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