Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Anything Goes!!!!

Hey all, busy week, put an offer in on another house!  Off to run errands, hubby needs me to mail him some clothes.  Yep, no Walmart in Afghanistan.  lol   Have a good a week. 

Party On!!!


Thursday, April 19, 2012

Coffee Anyone?

Coffee table that is.  After a little work and some amazing paint here's what my $20 looks like today.


Two coats paint.  ASCP Old Ochre.

Remove tape.  Wax.

Add decor.

Step back and enjoy!

Would love to hear your feedback!  Thanks.

Here's where I party!
I Heart Naptime
Under the Table and Dreaming
It's So Very Cheri
The DIY Showoff
The Girl Creative
Stylish Once Again
Lines Across My Face
It's Robin with an I

Sumo's Sweet Stuff
The DIY Showoff
Mad in Crafts
The House in the Roses
Keeping it Simple
Skip to my Lou
Boogieboard Cottage
Creating My Way to Success
The DIY Home Sweet Home Project
The Nesting Place
Southern Hospitality
It's so Very Cheri
The Idea Room
Three Mango Seeds
Mo Momma
You are Talking too Much

Coastal Charm
House of Grace
Sugar Bee Craft Edition
Hope Studios
All Things Related
Creative Itch
Giggles Glitz & Glam
Tip Jukie
A Soft Place To Land
Not Just a Housewife
A Bowl Full of Lemons
The Project Queen
Topsy Turvy
A Stroll Thru Life
Knick of Time Interiors
The Shady Porch
Homemaker on a Dime

Primitive & Proper
Blue Cricket Design
Someday Crafts
Sew Much Ado
My Backyard Eden
Seven Thirty Three
Tea Rose Home
Santa's Gift Shoppe
Domestically Speaking
We are that Family
Elements & Interiors
Handy Man, Crafty Woman
Saturday Mornings
Room To Inspire
Ginger Snaps Crafts
The Shady Porch
It's Overflowing

Seven Thirty Three
The Shabby Chic Cottage
Beyond the Picket Fence
Fireflies And Jellybeans
Tales from Bloggeritaville
Brambleberry Cottage
House of Hepworths
Somewhat Simple
Yesterday On Tuesday
Beneath My Heart
Christinas Adventures
It's A Keeper
Rhinestone Beagle
Common Ground
Mom on Time Out
Fabulously Flawed
Saved by Suzy
The Vintage Farmhouse
My Crazy Beautiful Life

Miss Mustard Seed
My Romantic Home
The Shabby Nest
Finding Fabulous
Fingerprints on the Fridge
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
A Little Knick Knack
It's Fun to Craft
French Country Cottage
Rag to Stitches
Designer Garden
The Speckled Dog
Stuff and Nonesense
Bubble Nature Creations
Lovely Crafty Home
Kelly's Korner
Vintage Revivals
Just a Girl
Kojo's Design
Deja Renew
The Girl Creative
The Inspired Room
Infarrantly Creative
Tidy Mom
Days of Chalk and Chocolate
Pocket Full of Pink
Freckled Laundry
Blissfull and Domestic

Craft Envy
A Vision to Remember
Funky Junk Interiors
Tatertots and Jello
Be Different Act Normal
A Little Lovely
Along for the Ride
Perfectly Imperfect
Meg and Mums
Positively Splendid



Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I wish…

I was my four year old daughter.  Well, I wish I had her room when I was her age.  If you’ve met my daughter, no one would want to be her, just have her stuff.  I love her don’t get me wrong, but she’s difficult, stubborn, strong willed, hard headed, and these are her good days.  Did I mention I love her?
Anyway, I bought her some cute stuff for her room recently and  I’m totally jealous.  T.O.T.A.L.L.Y.
I’m not proud. 
Ironstone Pitcher, (did I mention she’s four?)  Pink Quartz egg.  Ahhhmazing vanity!!!!
Love the wood on this baby, the lines and all her EIGHT legs!  Just full of loveliness.  
Looks great next to her bed.  All I need now is to find the perfect little chair.   I wouldn’t dare paint her, but for fun I mixed a custom ASCP to paint the drawers for a fun surprise.  Old White, Barcelona and Emperor’s Silk.  Not really sure how much of each, but it’s a super cute coral color. 
I’ve got a couple plans in the works to revamp her bedding.  I hope it turns out like the picture in my head.  LOL

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Anything Goes!!!!

  First, I'm so sorry the party wasn't up last week, but it was a rough week.  I almost lost Stanley.  Could you imagine the horror of not waking up to this face every day?

What you can't tell by looking at this adorable face is that, he's a biter.  Yep.  Mostly it's playful, but he also is a food guarder, and has broken the skin over food.  I've talked to a behaviourist and the breeder.  I'm working with him everyday to get him to be the amazing member of the family I know he has the potential to be.

Long, slow road.  Upside, I'm actually getting some exercise. 

Any way, on to the fun stuff, Highligts from last week and the PARTY!!!!
Thanks for the support and friendship.


Monday, April 16, 2012

I See Changes in my Future….

Color changes that is.  I’ve fallen pretty hard for a color I never thought was me.  Boy was I wrong.  It’s SO me.  The only problem is figuring out how to decorate with it, without my house looking like a giant Orange Sicle.

If you’ve guessed Barcelona, then you are RIGHT!  I L.O.V.E. this color, it’s in my top 10 for sure.

I really just wanted to try it out and see how I felt about it.  I have this old carpenters tool box, and I thought I would add some color to it.  I’m so glad I did.  I see a lot of big changes in the next house.  I’m thinking lots of Duck Egg and Barcelona. 



Have you tried any colors lately that you didn’t think you would like, but ended up loving?  Please Share.

Where I Party!!!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Bad Blogger Award….

I totally deserve this award if it exists.  I know I’ve been missing in action, and I didn’t even put my party up last week.  Shame on ME! 

Well I’m back now and I actually have a lot to share, one post at a time.

Today I’m sharing my first attempt at dry brushing.  I wasn’t sure how it was gonna turn out at first but, I love it.  I want to dry brush everything now, well almost.

Chair before.

Chair after.  Old Ochre, by Annie Sloan.

A few close ups.


So, yea or nah?  Let me know what you think.   I’ll be working on the other chair this week.  Well fingers crossed.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

I Put a Bird on it!

When in doubt put a bird on it.  Birds make everything better.   ASCP doesn’t hurt either. 

I went to Hobby Lobby, and bought this adorable stencil.  Actually I bought two, but you have to wait to see what I did with that on.  bwahahah…that’s my evil laugh, convincing? 


ASCP, Old White.


Close up.


Fake plants for cloche.  That’s about as original as I was feeling.



So what do you think?  Pretty easy, affordable and cute.


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Anything Goes #63

Hey friends, hope all is well.  The party is getting a late start, but you aren’t surprised.  Sorry late has become the normal around here.  Just ask my kids, the boy was late to school today.  His driver isn’t that punctual.   Oh yeah, I’m his driver. 

My mil is vising right now so that is this weeks excuse for being late, and for not having any highlights. 

Please party your hearts out and spread the word.  I have a project to share with you tomorrow.  I’ve actually gotten a few things started/done and I got some cute stuff for the girls room, you know the one I made under? 

Monday, April 2, 2012

Un, Deaux, Trois

No Really.  DEAUX!  lol  I get to live with this error forever.  I’m not even gonna try to fix it.  I’m over the fixing of this piece actually.  Beyond OVER!

I painted it chateaux grey and then decided it was missing something, so my bestie printed out Un DEAUX Trois so I could stencil it.  Lucky for her I still LOVE her!  lol 

In the beginning…

Better but boring…

After, if only I had spell checked…

Any mistakes you’ve decided to live with? 

Sunday, April 1, 2012

What I’m Loving Right Now….

You would think this list would be a mile long, but it’s only half a mile…I have to pace myself.  Really, I have to learn moderation, hmmm, it’ll probably be easier to teach my dog not to bite.  That’s a whole other post in the making.

I know you know I’m desperately searching for the ‘next house’, and every time I put in an offer I start decorating it in my head.  I’ve actually found the ‘next offer’, who knows if it’ll be the next house.  With my luck it’s just wishful thinking. 

Ava Tufted Sleeper Sofa from Urban Outfitters.  It would be perfect for the kids play room! 

Brass Tiered Pendant Shade, also from Urban Outfitters, can’t you just see two of these hanging over end tables in a formal living room?  I can’t stop picturing it. 

Garden Party Curtain Tie Back, yep Urban Outfitters.  Apparently I have a thing for Urban Outfitters.  I pinky swear they haven’t paid me a dime to do this post either.  (but if they want my PayPal account I would be happy to give it to them!)  I love these tie backs, I can just pictured them in Lauren’s room.  So girly.

So there you have it, what I’m loving right now.  What are you loving these days? 


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