July 27, 2011

I'm Back & A Giveaway!

 I am back! Well we actually got back monday but we had a huge set back with our A/C unit breaking down and here in Texas that means chaos! We have been eating/sleeping in our bedroom with a 
small window unit we bought at Home Depot. We are having a whole new unit installed today so 
hopefully by tonight we will be back to normal! I can't wait!  

Anywho, I didn't take very many pictures of our vacation last week because I don't have
a camera. All the pictures you see on my blog are all taken with my handy dandy
Iphone! That is why most of the inside pictures are not the best quality. Here is a pic
I took of my kids while on vacation....

Aren't they adorable? Well I think so but they are my kids so of course I think that!

Anywho with all the bad news we have had getting back from our trip I have some good news! 
I am giving away $25 in store credit to my etsy shop but to enter you must visit Ten June!! 
I am very excited to be on Michelle's Awesome Blog!
I've been following for quite some time and love her beautiful home!
Comments on this post are welcomed but will not be considered an entry.
So head on to Ten June to enter!!


July 15, 2011

Be Back Soon!

Just a little note to let you all know you won't be seeing any posts from me this whole week until the week of July 25th! So stay tuned because as soon as we get back we are taking on that to-do list with some projects for our home! I already told my hubby as soon as we get back we are stenciling that wall I've been wanting to stencil!! :)

Also my etsy shop will be closed for the week! But I will re-open as soon as we get back!
Have a Wonderful Week!! 


July 13, 2011

Temporary Solution for the Cubby Hole Nightmare

Do you all remember when I submitted my living room to Mandi's (Vintage Revivals) 
Epic Makeover Contest? Well if you didn't you missed my cubby hole nightmare....
Our home came with this cubby hole (not the mess). I don't know if that's what it's called
but that's what I call it! I guess its where the tv is supposed to go which was ok back when
tv's were one big square box but now we are left with this awkward box that I have no idea
how to decorate. I have a couple ideas like adding two shelves painting it a nice blue
color and making it look like a built in bookshelf. It is one of the items on my to-do list! 
But, until then I found these cute little baskets in a garage sale for $2/ea and I bought them
not really knowing where I would use them, I just bought them because I love baskets! 
I know they still look messy, I basically just threw my mess in there but it's a temporary solution.
Please Ignore those ugly cables, I really want to take the tv down from the fireplace.
It looks tiny and off centered and the cables just make it look even worse! 
So what do you think? I would appreciate any ideas for my cubby hole!!
What would you do if you had a cubby box like this in your home?


July 12, 2011

How to Remove Frames from your Pictures & Signature

I want to show you all something I learned a while back because I searched and searched everywhere to find the answer but I kept getting codes that simply did not work for me. This code worked for me and I hope it works for you too! :) FIY I use the Simple template from blogger. So here is what I'm talking about (I am using my sample blog for this tutorial)...
First go to Design>Edit HTML Hit Command + F (for Mac users like myself) or Control + F (for PC Users) then find this section of your HTML:  .post-body img
 Replace this:

.post-body img {
padding: 8px;
background: #ffffff;
border: 1px solid #fcfbf5;
-moz-box-shadow: 0 0 20px rgba(0, 0, 0, .2);
-webkit-box-shadow: 0 0 20px rgba(0, 0, 0, .2);
box-shadow: 0 0 20px rgba(0, 0, 0, .2);
-moz-border-radius: 5px;
-webkit-border-radius: 5px;
border-radius: 5px;

To this:

.post-body img {
padding: 8px;
background: none;
border: none;
border: 0;

Preview first to see if it worked for you before saving, if it did then hit Save Template! and you've got this...
Whoo hoo!! I hope this code works for you as it did for me!
I am not an HTML expert I simply found something that worked
and wanted to share with you all! :)
I will be sharing blogger tips from time to time!