Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Quick Decor
I had this old cupboard door sitting in our storage for months not knowing exactly what to do with it. I finally decided to make it into a chalkboard. Luckily when we moved into our new place there was a perfectly, awkward place for it. Right over an ugly phone jack. Once again, I forgot to take a Before photo, but you can see the original color in the middle. I gave the border a cute turquoise color and distressed it a bit. *the color is a mix of folkart paints, so no exact color is available.

I then taped it off and sprayed it with chalkboard spray paint. So far, so easy. It needed a little pop of color so I decided to paint a yellow number 3 in the bottom corner. The significance of the 3 is mine and my husbands anniversary day, July 3rd.

Finally, I hung it over that ugly phone jack and now we can leave messages for each other or just write our favorite quotes on it. Above is my favorite quote ever by one of my favorite singers. I haven't decided yet if I want to put some hangers on it and make it a key hanger as well as a message board.? Hmmm, what do you think? My fear of clutter sets in when I think of keys hanging off of it. Opinions please :)

I linked up:

Lemon Tree Creations

Under The Table And Dreaming

Monday, August 29, 2011

Yard Sale Find & A Makeover

Finally, I have somewhat of a crafty post for you! Gosh, I feel like it's been forever since I've done anything creative. So, way back at the beginning of July we were out and about and came across a yard sale and spotted these chairs. We just had to hop out of the car and inquire about them. They were originally $15 a chair, but we easily talked them down to $15 for all three. What a bargain!!!

My husband and I got to sanding, sanding and more sanding. Then with the magic of some Rustoleum Heirloom White Spray paint, we came up with this...

Aren't they cute?! Just goes to show, with a little work and some spray paint you can make things look totally different. I love how these turned out. They fit absolutely perfect in our new kitchen. My boys love sitting on them for Breakfast and Lunch.

Here is a little peek at the kitchen. I'll soon give you a tour and some Before and After photos of our new place. It's really starting to feel like home.

I linked up:

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Happy 3rd Birthday Easton

I know, I've been seriously slacking on this blog. We just got all moved in to the new place, we've had company here for the past few days and today is our youngest son's 3rd Birthday. I can't believe he's already 3 years old. Needless to say, we've been busy. I promise I'll be back soon with a bunch of new projects that I have just waiting to be posted. Till then, the Happiest Birthday to our Baby Boy Easy(Easton) We love you buddy!

Friday, August 12, 2011

This weeks Friday Favorites is all about furniture! Why buy new when you can refinish a perfectly solid piece?! Happy Friday everyone...Enjoy!

This dreamy buffet was redone by Natty @ Natty By Design. How much would you love to have this in your dining room. Absolutely beautiful!

Maps are all the rage these days and this dresser definitely does not disappoint. I love this dresser @ Altar'd Designs.

Finally, I adore this coffee table makeover from Terri @ Fresh Cut Flours. How many times have you seen a table like this at a yard sale or thrift store. Look how cute it can be made over. Love, love.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. If I'm absent for a few days next week, I apologize as we are finally making our move!!! More on that soon. Happy Friday.

Monday, August 8, 2011


Have you joined yet? I did a few months ago and just the other day I tried signing in and all my pins were gone! :( Very Sad. I'm not sure if it was hacked or what, but I had over 400 pins and they were all gone. So, I had to start over. I just love being able to save such wonderful photos and ideas of things I love, inspiration and projects I'd like to work on. So, If you are pinning let me know. I'd love to come follow you and if you'd like, come follow along with me. Happy Monday everyone!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Friday Favorites is back! Today is all about signs. I love a beautiful hand-painted sign. The three that I chose for this weeks Friday Favorites are all ones that I would proudly display in my own home. Enjoy!
First is this YOU ARE LOVED sign by Laura @ Corner House. How lovely is this sign.

I could absolutely picture this in my own kitchen. This EAT sign painted my Andrea @ Life.Love.Larson. is just too cute!

Finally, Jamie @ That's My Letter created this amazing knock off of a Pottery Barn sign, FOOD & FRIENDS. I just love this!

I hope you enjoyed all three of these signs. Head over to each of these blogs and leave a sweet comment. Hope you have a Happy Friday.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

National Watermelon Day

Today is National Watermelon Day! Let me tell you, we eat a lot of watermelon. Everyone in our family LOVES it. So, in honor of today I thought I'd share a tip with you on how to cut your watermelon.
So, my husband thinks this is the best idea ever. You know when you eat a triangle shaped piece of watermelon you always end of getting a ton of it on your face, especially if you are a two or four year old. Well, I started cutting it into a rectangle shape or as we call them, watermelon sticks.

Easy to put in your mouth, easy to hold and less mess. I LOVE less of a mess to clean up!

Next time you enjoy some watermelon, try cutting it into sticks.


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Natural Exfoliation

You're probably wondering what exfoliation has to do with the above picture?! So, it's been pretty warm here in Eastern Washington lately and we've been having lots of fun going to play in the river. FREE FUN! We found this swimming area in the town next door to us.

My boys loved it. By boys, I mean my two sons and my husband. He is like a big kid. Seriously, he's been compared to Jack Black more times than I can count. Anyways, while him and my younger son were enjoying the water...
my older son had the right idea! Exfoliating with sand. Actually, he was trying to look like a "grown up" with chest hair and a beard. However, I took his idea and pampered my feet a little bit. Why not take care of myself while my kids are having fun. Have you ever tried rubbing your feet with wet sand? It feels amazing. I have to admit, I wanted to cover my entire face just like my son, but I held back. Maybe next time, hehe. Later at home, I washed my feet up and gave them a quick rub down with some lotion....they felt wonderful!

Whether you live by a beach on the river or by the sea, I suggest you try some natural exfoliation next time you're having fun in the water. Your kids will get a kick out of it, and you'll get to pamper yourself while having fun!

I linked up:
Someday Crafts

Monday, August 1, 2011

What We've Been Up to

July flew right by! We've been busy, busy and have NOT moved yet. There's been a little pause in our plans, but I will elaborate on that hopefully next week. In the mean time, we have been enjoying the whole month of July just having fun. I really have missed doing some projects, but our house is turned upside down right now with boxes everywhere.

So, here is a little peek at what we've been doing...above is a picture of my boys and three of our sweet nieces, Kinsey is the oldest and her twin sisters(left)Abbey and(right)Bailey. They drove six hours to come visit us in early July. We miss these girls so much. I love having them here and always hate saying goodbye. However, we did have some good times while they were here.

Hanging out in a Bouncy Castle.

and saying Hi to a Camel at a local street fair. After they left, we've been doing a whole lot of "us" time. I LOVE IT.

Exploring the area. This is a local pond that you can walk around. The boys were checking out the fish.

We've visited a few garage sales. Check out these chairs that we picked up...$15 for all three. YES! Makeover and a blog post for these guys in the near future.

We've been enjoying the warm(sometimes HOT) Eastern Washington weather. Here they are just chillaxing as my four year old would say.

And, enjoyed a free Movie In The Park-Spiderman.

We've even enjoyed some Hot Dogs and S'Mores at a local campground with some friends.

And, what would Summer be without playing in the sand. Yes, there is actually a beach in Eastern Washington. It's on the river, but has sand. Our boys love it!

So, that's what's been going on in my world. Along with all of this is packing, cleaning and organizing stuff. I hope to get back to you soon on our move as soon as I know more info. Till then, hope everyone is enjoying their Summer.