Apr 19, 2012

DIY Bathroom Mirror Makeover


Thanks to Pinterest, I am a DIY Martha Stewart wannabe. I have a huge list of pinterest projects on my to-do list. I've recently discovered several DIY and Home Decor blogs. They are terrific!! One of those blogs, The Frugal Girls, is hosting a DIY link-up. Since I haven't posted any of my projects since December, I'm going to link up to my bathroom mirror makeover and work on blogging some of my other projects for future link-ups.

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Like everyone else on the planet, I am addicted to Pinterest. There are so many great ideas out there, especially all the DIY projects and fun crafts. They make it seem so simple. Luckily for me, some of them are, because I got a wild hair yesterday to make my own "everyday" wreath for my front door.

I first wanted to make one of those cute yarn wreaths with the felt rosettes, but Wal-Mart didn't have any foam wreaths. They did, however, have $3 grapevine wreaths. Here's my first attempt at being crafty.



I think it turned out pretty well, don't you? DH finished up my bathroom mirror frame. I got that idea from Pinterest as well. It took a little more detailed work than the wreath. In fact, DH pretty much took over, which was fine by me. I picked out the crown molding and paint color and he did the rest. I think it cost us just around $20 to finish the frame. 

The hubby did all the work with the power tools and then we glued the sides together.



We let it sit overnight. Once it was dry, we stuck double-sided outdoor tape all around the frame.


Then it was time to spray paint. I chose satin nickel to match the handles and fixtures in our bathroom. We are very pleased for our first try. In fact, we've already decided to frame our other bathroom mirror.

BEFORE


AFTER


I still have some work to do on the bathroom, but it already looks so much better. Who knew? I'd love to see some of your crafty projects from Pinterest! 

Apr 18, 2012

Prom Season


With school winding down, prom is just around the corner. This year my husband has to chaperone and I am tagging along. This means I need a prom dress!! Don't worry, I'm not breaking out the sequins, but I do need a new outfit.

Lucky for me, I only had to go as far as my closet. Several years ago, I bought a cute, black shirt dress from Ann Taylor on sale. I just grabbed it off the rack. It was cheap and my size, or so I thought. At the time, I couldn't get my big butt in it. However, now I can and it's so cute!! To offset the black, I needed a new pair of shoes. I had some cute black, peep-toe wedges that I wore in my sister's wedding last year, but when I pulled them out, they were in pretty bad shape. Her wedding was hard on them!! No worry though, I found another cute pair while my husband and I were shopping. :)

Aren't they cute?? They're perfect! With my Premier Designs Jellybean necklace (my recent giveaway) and my new shoes, I'm ready to go back to prom. And don't worry, I'll post our prom pictures. I can't go to prom and not get my picture taken. I may even snatch a bouquet away from one of my husband's students just for the occasion. Ha!

Here's to Prom 2012! Don't forget to leave room for Jesus! :)

My butterfly in the sand



Love my new butterfly picture for Josey. 
Thanks so much, Carly Marie!


http://carlymarieprojectheal.com/

Apr 16, 2012

Summer Reading & Giveaway

I'm always looking for a good book to read. If you didn't already know, I have a BA in English. After having read classic after classic, I now prefer my reading to be purely for entertainment and enjoyment. This drives my husband crazy. He thinks we should read to be enlightened. I'm over being enlightened, ok? LOL

Anyway, I ran across this great blog this morning. Its title is Between Naps on the Porch. Don't you just love the name? It sounds exactly like something this southern girl would love to do. Then, I see book reviews and red velvet cupcakes...and home decor! Heaven! 

I'm can't wait to follow Susan and her blog!! She is hosting a $100 Amazon Giveaway, as well as giving away books to six lucky winners by author, Michael Lee West. I haven't ready any of her books, but they have just been added to this girl's summer reading list.

You can enter her giveaway too. Just click HERE.

Enjoy!

Apr 14, 2012

Kayaking

Summer is right upon us and that means it's almost lake season. We have a beautiful lake here in my hometown, nestled in the northern part of the Daniel Boone National Forest, where we spend all of our time during the summer and fall. Cave Run Lake is mainly known for its fishing, especially muskie. There are tournaments year round. I try not to think about all the big fish swimming under my feet. So far, they've kept to themselves and I very much appreciate it. There's nothing like anchoring out in the middle of the lake near the bald eagle nests, and floating the day away on a raft.

Last summer, my husband went kayaking with a friend. It was his first time kayaking. He loved it. It's all he talked about all winter. I've yet to give it a try, but today we're headed out to purchase our very first one. I've read it can be a good upper body workout. Worse case scenario, if I don't like it, I can stick to floating next to our pontoon, while he paddles around the lake. 

Do any of you kayak? What are your favorite summer activities. I'd love to hear. Let's link up! Leave your post below.

Apr 13, 2012

Ultimate Blog Party

Ultimate Blog Party 2012


It's party time! This is my first time participating in the Ultimate Blog Party. Welcome to all my new bloggy friends!  If you haven't heard of UBP, check it out here. It's a great way to link up to other bloggers, not to mention all the great prizes. If you have a blog, you should link up as well. :)

If you are checking in from UBP, here's a little info on me.
- Preeclampsia/HELLP survivor
- Wife to a testicular cancer survivor
- Mom to a baby girl in heaven
- Pursuing domestic adoption
- Shih-tzu lover
- UK Wildcat fan
- Southern girl
- Premier Jewelry lady
- Work in education

So, there's your basic roundup. But enough about me, let's hear from you! I have a great Spring Bling Giveaway currently going on through tonight (Friday, April 13th). Please enter! I promise you'll love the giveaway. Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to reading your blogs. :)

 
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