Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Painted Wall Art



Hey guys, I know I’ve been a little MIA. Things have been crazy for us these last couple of weeks. Hopefully things will start to slow down soon and I will be able to get back to blogging more often. Fingers crossed.

I just wanted to quick share something with you.

I received a package Monday….


Sooo excited! I won a giveaway from Creative Carmella. She did this amazing painted wall art project and she was sweet enough to make another to give away. I was the lucky winner! Woot woot!


I still haven’t decided where I’m going to put it. It keeps traveling from room to room. I loooove it!! :)


If you want to learn out to make your own fabulous piece of wall art you can go check it out here.

Thanks Carmella!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Goodwill Mirror gets a little ORB love


It’s no secret that a can of spray paint can do wonders…dare I say, even miracles! But my new spray paint flavor of the year has to go to Rust-Oleum’s Oil Rubbed Bronze.

I’ve used it before on my Goodwill Brassy Globe and loved the way it turned out. Ever since I’ve been on the lookout for more treasures to paint with my new found friend.

I found this mirror for $6.99 on one of my Goodwill treasure hunts last week. I loved the design but was not a fan of the finish.

It had kind of a yellowish green tint to it….

So I popped out the mirror and gave it a few coats of ORB.

I think it turned out beautifully!


If you haven’t tried ORB before I highly recommend you do. Luv it! :)

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Friday, May 13, 2011

I Heart Goodwill 5.12.11


I’ve been going through a little Goodwill withdrawal. I hadn’t been to a Goodwill in over a week! I know, shocker, but I was able to get my GW fix in a couple times this week. Here’s what I found…

I scored this shadow box with four little pears inside. I think it was either $3.99 or $4.99, I ripped the sticker off and now I can’t remember. Oops! Not sure if I’m going to paint the frame or leave it as is. I guess I will decide when I get my kitchen remodeled and find a place to put it.

Found this little guy last month for $1.99. He was on a black stem which was fine but I decided to add twine around it to add a little more character. I don’t know, what do you think?

I found this cloth shower curtain for $6.99 and just fell in love with the pattern. It’s a Target item that sells for $24.99 retail. Woot woot!

The next three items are things I picked up my sister. They just bought a new house and she’s letting me find stuff for it. What’s better than shopping at Goodwill? Getting to spending somebody else’s money at Goodwill!

I’m trying not to get to attached, but they sure do look good in my house. ;)

This twill feather euro was also $6.99

This vintage looking plaque with towel bar was $4.99

And finally I found this sunburst mirror for $6.99. It’s going to get a fresh coat of black paint…I think it’ll look pretty snazzy. :)

So what have you found at your Goodwill this week?

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

My First Bloggy Awards!

I'm back from our Disney vacation and I feel like we could use another vacation to recover from this one. I tell ya what, taking little ones on vacation can be well... a bit stressful. We had a good time though.

Anywho! I haven't been able to check my email since we've been gone. Our hotel charged for Wifi and I don't own a smart phone. (I'm to cheap to pay for either) So I was delighted to find not one but two blog awards in my inbox waiting for me!

The first one is a Versatile Blogger from Carmella at Creative Carmella. She's one of my new bloggy BFFs and if you haven't been to her blog, you really should. It's a must follow! She is very talented and is always giving me new ideas. Thanks chica!

The second is a Kreativ Blogger award from Andrea at Charcoal and Crayons.  I fell in love with her blog after reading her Mushroom Tags post. So cool! Thanks Andrea!

For these awards, the blogger must:
  • Thank the person who gave you the award & link back to their site in your original post.
  • Tell us seven things about yourself.
  • Pass along the award to 5 newly discovered bloggers.
  • Contact these bloggers and let them know they got this award.
Okay so here goes...

  1. I have two kids, a 4 year old boy and a 1 year old girl
  2. I'm a huge worrier, if there's something to worry about, I'll find it. I'm working on that though
  3. I love sushi
  4. I can never just buy something at a retail store. I have to go home and thoroughly research it by finding the best price and get all of the reviews on it. There have been many times I've heard "Just get it!"
  5. I have 5 brothers and sisters
  6. I'm a big Dave Ramsey fan
  7. I am a clean freak (Although my house rarely looks that way)

So now I must pass on the award to 5 newly discovered here are 6 fabulous blogs I recently started to follow:

  1. A House to Fill
  2. Pieces of Me
  3. Cinsarah
  4. Just Our Style
  5. She's Crafty
Since I've got two awards up there you can pick which one you want...or both! Really, they both say you're awesome. :)


Monday, May 2, 2011

I'm going to Disney World!!

I'm off to Disney World for a little family vacation. We've had enough of this rainy and cold Indiana weather!

See you guys next week!!! :)