Saturday, May 28, 2011

Beginning of a bedroom makeover: Shelf

I bought a shelf from Family Dollar for $15 that was a cherry wood color. It served it's purpose for a while but I just really wasn't liking the matchy matchy feel of the bedroom. I thought I definitely needed to add a little spice to the room and what better way to do that, than transform the shelf. A little spray paint and some dollar tree twine and this is what I came up with. For now, it's going to serve as a TV stand but I hope to replace that with another dresser and use the shelf for strictly decorative purposes....just going to keep searching for the right items for that shelf when it's time!

Sorry the picture is horrible...I took this with my phone. The only thing I need to figure out is how to hide some of the cords....hmmmmm.....and I need to fix the little stubby feet at the can't tell in this picture very well but they didn't quite get painted the best! OOPS! Oh well...

I love it! Although the orange isn't quite the right color, it's close enough. Could have been worse....sending Jacob to get the paint, telling him to match the bedding, I was doomed for I'm lucky I don't have a fluoresent orange shelf.

I can't wait to complete the there will be more to come....

Monday, May 23, 2011

It's Monday....

And all I have to say is life is great!!!

Hope everyone has a Happy Monday and a great week!!

Quote for today:

"It's a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy." - Lucille Ball

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Look Whoooo's having a baby girl!!

My family recently hosted a baby shower for my aunt. They are expecting their first in June! I had a lot of fun making the decorations and everything turned out perfect!

The super cute invites I ordered from Etsy.
The food table!


Sign I found and printed off the internet!

Banner I made!

My first diaper cake!

More decorations!

Gift basket from the Hostesses!


The Beautiful Mom-to-be opening gifts!

The whole shower turned out wonderfully and I can't wait till Baby Lucy makes her appearance!

Congrats to Tank and Susan!!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Free Paint from Glidden

Glidden is giving away 1 quart of paint to the first 200,000 people who sign up today 5/16 and tomorrow 5/17. I just ordered mine and am super excited to paint my laundry room. I have a total makeover of that room coming up!! Head over to Glidden here and check it out!

Check out the color I have chosen! French Country Blue!! I love it!

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Thank you Chris from Us and Them for sharing this!!

Happy painting everyone!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Home Remedy: Poison Ivy

I have found an awesome home remedy for poison ivy. Jacob is highly allergic and boy does it spread like wildfire when he gets it. So I did a little research and found that if you mix egg whites and cornstarch, you get a great at home remedy for it.

All we did was mix 2 egg whites with enough cornstarch to make a paste. Smeared it on, let it sit till it dried and cracked and then washed it off. It's that simple! (He also showered beforehand with Dawn soap which is another great thing to use for poison ivy.)

He said it took the itch out almost immediately and this morning, the poison ivy seemed less red and is on it's way to healing. We will do one more treatment tonight and see if we can knock this stuff out!

So if you or a loved one are allergic, give it a try....

What would we do without google?!! :)