Sunday, March 27, 2011

A person after my own heart...

I have TONS of empty spray paint cans and I was just googling some creative uses for them and found this. 

It's a lamp.  I think this would actually be really cute in a garage/craft/work room. 

Do you have any ideas for empty spray paint cans?

The post is brought to you by...

...crappy iPhone pictures!

Okay, I promise I will get batteries for my camera today.  I just couldn't resist posting my first piece of Easter decor.

I used an 16x20 canvas, painted a rectangle on it, and then framed this [free] subway art from Landee See Landee Do.  I attached the frame (which is a very lightweight Dollar Tree frame) with industrial strength velcro.  That way, I can change out the subway art as often as I like!

Now if it just wasn't 42 degrees...

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Saturday Snapshot

This is one of my favorite wedding pictures.  I just love re-living this moment!

The to-do list...

Sorry y'all,
   I promise I haven't fallen off the face of the earth.  My camera died and I've yet to go get batteries because I've been so TIRED lately. I don't know why? I literally come home from work, eat dinner, and I'm falling asleep on the couch by 7pm. Anyways...I have been saving some project I'm wanting to do so I thought I'd share.

But most of all...I wish I was here

Only 11 more weeks until I am!

Happy Saturday everyone! I hope to go get batteries so I can show you my new dining room!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Whooo Are You?


1. Have you ever had a professional massage before?
This has been the topic of a lot of conversations in my life recently. No. Never have, but I have decided that I will go get my first professional massage on my graduation day because I'm not walking. Now I just have to wait for Groupon or LivingSocial to have a coupon :) 
2. When drinking bottled water do you have a preference on which brand you drink?
SmartWater. It's all about the spout on the bottle, that's all I like about it.
3. What is your favorite kind of soup?
Chicken and Rice Soup from Demo's (which I think is only in TN)...but darn vegetarianism took it away from me :( You better appreciate me chickens!
4. Do you have a preference on which Kleenex brand you use?
Our Kleenex is toilet paper :)

5. What is your favorite breakfast food?
Bacon. Yep. Darn Vegetarianism...again. 

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Gotta love spring weather...

So no crafting yesterday, but I did hang lights on the deck, built a projector screen, and rake the flower beds!

Okay the "projector screen" was me hanging a shower curtain on the side of our house. 

For this...
It's an "Eyeclops mini projector" I got off Woot for $30 with shipping.  My husband is awful to buy for so I got this for him for Christmas.  

Sadly (for him), I've been the only one to use it.  I love it though, TV is so much easier to watch when you can just look straight up on the ceiling.

But 2 nights ago we did this (except on the side of our house).  It was so much fun! My mom came over and watched a movie last night!

pictures from Amazon

It's so easy to set up and if you have something that an RCA cable can plug into, it will project the picture.

Now, let's get real, the picture quality is NOT amazing by ANY means.  Think, drive-in move theater 15 years ago.  Also this is a $35 "toy" not a $600 HD projector.  That's why it has mixed reviews on Amazon. 

I love it and hanging outside on our deck watching a movie was so fun and I can't wait to do it all Spring, Summer, and Fall. 

*Disclaimer thing: I've never had to write a disclaimer, but just to make it clear no one paid me to say any of this and this is all my own opinion and...that it's. 

Hmm...what should I make today?

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Hug your daddy a little harder today...

Since I am participating in the Blogger's Day of Silence for Japan tomorrow I am going to go ahead and post this today.

Tomorrow, March 18th, is the 7 year anniversary of my dad's death (I was 16).  He fought lung then bone then brain cancer for 2 years before passing away.  Please hug your dad a little harder today if you can.  I'd do anything to have my dad here now.

Take pictures! We never took a lot of pictures in my family.  I don't even have any pictures of my dad since I was a baby. 
Take lots of pictures of everyone you love.

For Japan With Love

I'm sure you've already seen pictures like this, but isn't it absolutely devastating? Just breaks my heart. 

images from

Hey friends, I'll be joining Bird's Party in a Blogger's Day of Silence in order to raise awareness in respect of the recent disasters in Japan

Please join us too! Anything to raise awareness helps!

Here's the info from the Japan With Love website:


For Japan With Love has a direct link on the website to our fundraising page for ShelterBox. ShelterBox was one of THE first organizations asked by Japan to help and were on hand on the Saturday after the quake.  Each large, green ShelterBox is tailored to a disaster but typically contains a disaster relief tent for an extended family, blankets, water storage and purification equipment, cooking utensils, a stove, a basic tool kit, a children’s activity pack and other vital items.
Please check it out and whatever you can contribute will be so appreciated. 

Bloggers Day of Silence

Anyone that has a blog can help out with this one.
The aim is just raise awareness and respect and acknowledge the devastation going on in Japan.
The guidelines are simple:

1.  This coming Friday, March 18th, no posts at all on your blog.
2.  Please post a blog post about what you will be doing this Friday whenever possible in hopes to spread the word and whoever else would like to join in. You all can check out what Lydia of Ever-Ours did for her’s here or how we did ours here and do it your way if you’d like.  We’ll be posting a reminder post on Thursday evening on my blog too.
3. Tweet and Re-Tweet the shiznit out of the link to please.
4. Encourage your readers to contribute to donate shelter to Japan.

Whatever anyone can contribute will be appreciated.
Every little helps.
Feel free to ask other bloggers you like to join in on this.  Whatever impact we can make will be so awesome.

If you have more questions, feel free to email and/or

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Just don't look too close...

I wanted a little table in my kitchen for the sole reason of putting this huge "LOVE" thing my sister gave me for a wedding present (I love this thing, but it weighs 18 lbs, yes I weighed it, and is about 2' tall).  Anyways, more on that later.

So here's what I started with (imagine it with brass circular knobs too).  It's a sewing table that had a gorgeous turquoise antique sewing machine that love.  I'll take pictures later.  I removed the sewing machine. 

...and after.  I guess it was the laminate, but it didn't take the paint very smoothly, so it's not perfect by any means. 

What can I do with this little shelf thingy? (I plan on covering the inside of the door with scrapbook paper). 

Here is the aforementioned sign/statue. 

At least it's an improvement!

I promise I make more stuff than just repainting furniture white.  That's just where my projects have led me to recently.

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Favorite Magazine

Do you get this magazine?

It's my all-time favorite and it used to be free.  Now it's like $8 or something, but I love it! It's so bright and has LOTS of pictures. 

Sad thing is, I never really cook.  I have good intentions though!

Just thought I'd share :)

The Kraft website has lots of these recipes too!

Sunday, March 13, 2011


I finally finished the chairs for my table. (Well I have to figure out how to attach the cushions, but more on that later).

So this is what I started out with...pretty, huh?

I do love that detail though.

Oh gross! What is living under these? Don't wanna know...just vacuum them up.

So here's the problem. These are what the cushions were attached with.  Such a nice array, don't cha think? That far right one is where someone jammed a golf tee in the hole and then screwed a screw through it.  I have no idea how I'm going to reattach them the seats are so hole-filled. 

Anyways.  I was gonna buy new foam because the old foam was literally 1/4 inch thick and you felt like you were going to fall through the chair at any moment. But then I realized how expensive chair foam is so I just used batting I had.

Batting sandwich anyone?

I primed and painted with spray paint (rust-oleum's semi-gloss latex enamel). 
Isn't she pretty?

I love this pattern. I think I paid $6.50 for 2 yards.

Quite a difference, huh?

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