August 22, 2011

Old Frame Makeover

   My mom bought this frame at a garage sale and gave it to me so I could make it over. At first I didn't know what to do with it until I remembered I had an old photobooth picture that I thought would look good in black and white and framed and this frame was just the right size! I apologize for the quality of the photos, all the pics on my blog I take with my iphone! One day I will own a super nice camera!

So I had this photo on our fridge:
{like I said it is old, so don't judge my hair! lol}
{my hubby looks very handsome though ;)}
I liked it but didn't want that Gattis wording on the bottom and
didn't care much for the pink tint so I scanned it and using my photoshop
I turned it into this...
I painted the frame & matting white and painted the trim inside the matting blue...

{oh yes please excuse my fancy waffles and spiderman flattened boxes I used
to prevent painting on my dinning room table}

I printed out our photo & wrote the word Love with a fancy sharpie and 
here is the final product in my bedroom...
What do you think?
It's not perfect! Just like all my other projects
but I love it! :)

Have you noticed anything new on my blog? 
I added a background, a new flag to my banner and changed my about me photo. 
What do you think? It looks very summery to me and summer is about to
end but I still like it! and......
Guess what?! I am having a giveaway this week!
So keep an eye out for that post!! :)

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August 18, 2011

Goodwill Finds 8.18.11

    I went to Goodwill yesterday! I hadn't gone in a while and last time I went I didn't find anything I liked. This time I found a couple goodies to organize my home plus a wood toy airplane for my son...

     Let's break it down shall we? 

The big frame you see is a white board, I had been looking for something like this
especially because I got some dry erase markers with coupons {which I will post about later}
and all I need was a board to use them on! This was $2.99

That cute little round lined basket was $1.99 and you know how I love baskets!
This is now in my pantry filled with to-go snacks.

The crate looking thing was $1.99 as well and it is also to organize my pantry!

The drawer organizer was $2.99 and it fit perfectly in our new cabinet drawers!

The wood airplane was $1.99 and my son loves it!

I plan on buying a couple more organizing things for my pantry since
it needs a little makeover! 

Have you shopped at Goodwill lately? What goodies did you find?

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August 16, 2011

My First (or Second) Spray Paint Project

    Spray paint is sort of new to me, I remember my mom spray painting things while growing up but never have I spray painted something myself. So while in the clearance section of wal-mart one day I found a little can of spray paint in a lovely shade of blue {indigo}. It is Rust-Oleum's Satin Enamel Spray in Indigo to be exact and it was mark-downed from $4.77 to $3.00! 

So of course I added it to the cart! This was my chance to try spray painting something myself! Funny thing I was carded while buying this spray paint, I didn't know you had to be 18 to buy spray paint and I'm not under age but I guess sometimes people think I'm younger than I am and sometimes they freak out when I tell them I already have 2 kids ha! Anyways back to the spray paint, so I bought my first can!! yay!! This is actually the second thing I've spray painted, the first were some frames from the dollar store that I plan on using for a gallery wall for the living room which Idk when that will happen but it's on the {to-do list}.  I found this letter in the dollar section of Target for $2.50 and thought it would be cute in my bedroom except the black didn't fit in very well with all the whites and blues in my room. So I took out my handy dandy spray paint bottle and painted it...
   I love my new M {which is the first letter of our last name}! To be honest though It isn't perfect, neither are my frames, I guess I have tons to learn still about spray painting and technique! I still love it though and my frames! :) What do you think? What was your first spray paint project? I would love to hear about it! :) 

  BTW I have reached 100 "likers" on FB!!! well 101 to be exact! I will be having a giveaway soon. Maybe not this week because I am still catching up with Heartsy orders and past giveaway winners but I promise it will be soon!! :)

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August 5, 2011

$35 Blog Design Giveaway at Southern Lovely

   Hey guys just wanted to let you all know I am doing another giveaway, this time I am giving away a custom blog design package worth $35 that includes a custom header, background & 2 blog buttons! I just designed my friend Lindsay's blog over at Southern Lovely and I've been a follower of her's for quite sometime now, she is super crafty and has tons of cute projects on her blog so check out her blog and enter to win a blog design! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!


August 2, 2011

Heirloom Tomato & Nectarine Salad

 Sorry I've been MIA these past couple of days or weeks I've been busy trying to catch up with things here around the house plus I got sick this weekend and haven't been feeling like doing much even though I have tons and tons to do!

 So my hubby and I have decided to start eating healthy again since while on vacation I think we gained like 2-3 lbs just eating out! Seriously we ate italian beef sandwiches for 5 days straight for lunch not to mention that delicious Chicago deep dish pizza! yum!! It's something you can't really find here in Texas so why not? Well now we are seeing the downside to indulging ourselves with such good food. So anyways we are trying to eat healthier and while grocery shopping we happened to sample this delicious salad! Both the nectarines and the heirloom tomatoes where on sale at whole foods and they combined them to make this salad that I would have never tried if it weren't for those free samples! LOL So it was perfect! So good and super duper easy to make! plus the ingredients where on sale so why not?

Here is what you need...

-Nectarines (I ended up using only 2)
- Heirloom tomato (just used one big one)
-Fresh Basil 
-Olive Oil 

Basically dice up your nectarines & tomato add some fresh basil, a dash of olive oil to mix it well
and voila you've got yourself a tasty and healthy salad...

It really is that easy and the sweetness of the nectarines blends really well with the
 tomatoes and fresh basil! Serve and Enjoy! Let me know if you try it! :) 


August 1, 2011

Garage Sale Finds & Suggestions Please

I don't have any projects to show you all! boo!! I have soooo many ideas but all of them 
require spending from a little to a lot of money and money is an issue right now since we
 just had to purchase a whole new AC unit for our home which was not planned 
especially coming home from vacation where we just spent almost all we had saved. 
Ok I will stop with the pity party! lol I want to show you some of the awesome finds 
I found (lol) at a garage sale a couple weeks ago..

I found some cute baskets, if you know me you know I LOVE baskets!!
Two of them I used as you saw in one of my previous posts 
for my cubby hole temporary fix...

and a smaller matching one I used to 
hold books in my kids' room...
btw that table was a thrift store find. My dad found it for $10 at a thrift store
and painted it for the nursery when I was preggers with my son. I love that little table! 

And Last but Definitely Not Least....

I saw these frames and fell in love!! I am not to crazy about the inside paintings

my husband likes them and I think they are ok but the frames I LOVE...

I got these for $2/ea.!! You can still see the stickers on them. And here is 
the suggestion part of the title.... What do you suggest I do with these pretties?
I don't want to paint them but I am debating wether to keep the art or maybe replace the 
art with mirrors? what would you do? I don't want to ruin them!! please help!!!
Also where would you hang them? I don't know if I want them in the dinning room,
living room or bedroom? btw thanks for your suggestion on the cubby hole dilemma!
 I am going to use them soon! I hope! lol