Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Master Bedroom Reveal!

Recently, we traded bedrooms with Rae so we could have her bigger and better closet. I have been hard at work on getting the room put together, and I am FINALLY ready to show off what I have done!

First, we left the bedroom gray, and just painted over the hot pink wall. I love the gray color and thought it would go fabulously with my teal nightstand, so I painted my dresser the same color.

And I painted a second nightstand to match while I was at it.

Next, I found this adorable chevron duvet cover at Target. I got the "I Love Us" sign from Hobby Lobby. I also handpainted these Mr. and Mrs. deer and doe signs.

My ruffled curtains are actually shower curtains that I found on Amazon. They were $15 a piece instead of $40 a panel at Target. 

I added the "Love you more" sign. 

PLUS, the "Best friends for life husband and wife" sign.

The "XOXO" letters from our old room fit in nicely.

On top of all of that I added these cute chevron frames from Hobby Lobby.

I love this room. I have never loved a bedroom the way I love this one. I still have a few things to finish up, but I am happy overall. What do you think?

Teal Nightstand #2

I love picking up a piece of junk at the thift store and turning it into something pretty! This was a prime example!


And after some teal chalk paint, black latex paint across the top, and handles to match my dresser:

Love it!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Love You More Sign

Here is one more project that I threw together for our new bedroom. I know it's a little mushy, but "Love You More" is a phrase that is constantly used in this household. Therefore, I knew exactly what to hang on the bedroom wall next to my bed.

I painted the piece of wood white first, and then black before sanding the edges to let some of the white show through. (If you put candle wax on the board where you want the bottom coat to show through before you paint the second coat, the second coat will sand right off.)

I then painted the words "Love You More" onto the board with teal paint. Next, I sanded the entire board to rough it up a little.

Justin hung it up for me using some D hooks and wall anchors.

This is the first thing I see when I walk into my room. Love it!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Best Friends for Life wooden sign

As you may know, I am slowly working on piecing together my bedroom after our recent trade with my oldest daughter. Slowly I am working a few craft projects for the walls. Today I'm sharing a sign I made to hang above the door.

I saw a sign with this quote on Pinterest and since it fits us so well, I had to make one! 

I started with painting this board black and then painting a coat of teal over the top. I sanded around the edges to give it more of a rustic look.

Next, I typed up the quote I wanted and printed it in a large font so I could transfer it to the board. In order to transfer the words I placed the paper on top of the board, and used a pen to trace the letters onto the wood applying a good amount of pressure so the indentions would show up easily.

Next, I painted inside the indentions with black paint to do the lettering. This is a time consuming process, but I love how it turns out! In fact, that's how I do all of my signs now.

Stayed tuned for more new fun decor and craft projects. :)

Friday, March 7, 2014

Friday Night Reflections- 30 before 30

It's amazing how much a persons interests and priorities can change over the course of 7 months. 7 months ago when I was making my 30 before 30 list I was really struggling with what to work towards. This wasn't because of a lack of time either. In fact, I worked on that list regularly over the course of a month and a half before I said anything about it on the blog.

At that time I knew that I was considering going to college, but I still wasn't sure about financial aid, etc so I wasn't putting all of my eggs in one basket. I was pretty much stuck at that point with no clear sign of where my life was headed next.

Now, it is six months later, and my life feels completely different. I am still trying to learn how to correctly balance part time college, a full time job, two kids, a husband and a house. Some weeks I do an awesome job, other weeks I feel like I am going to fall flat on my face. I always manage to get by, but I don't always end the week with time to spare... which is what I was used to.

And sometimes, I don't have time to do the things that I enjoy such as reading a big pile of books, or updating my blog as often as I would like.

I have a large array of craft projects floating through my head constantly, but I am having a hard time getting around to any of them. And honestly, that just sucks because creating is my passion.

And you know what? I have had to come to realize that IT'S OK.

I am going to school so that I can get a better career and in help my husband create a better future for our family. One of these days I will be done with school, I will be doing a job that I love throughout the day and I can spend some spare time with my hubby, my girls, my basset hound, and my hobbies.

I may or may not make some changes to my 30  before 30 list in the upcoming month. Or it may end up staying the same. I'm not quite to a spot where I am ready to make that decision yet. I will say that I have already made so much progress...

I did a 5k! I spent some quality time with my hubby... I organized a great night with my friends and I finished some items on my to do list. All I know if that my 29th year is going to be a good one, whether I read 50 books or if I stay stuck at 17. Only time will tell where I will go from here. :)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Pinterest party Recap!

Ok, I am finally posting about my Pinterest Birthday Party!

I started by creating a Facebook event to invite a few of my crafty gals over to the house. I even made a Ryan Gosling meme for the event picture.

Borrow him if you wish! ;)

Here is the delicious punch I made for the party! 

And I made these ranch mushrooms... But I didn't take a picture?

And don't forget the cookies Fish made!

The other party people brought some yummy dishes!

Oreo cheesecake trifle  
(My birthday cake!)

Here is the craft we did! Wood last name blocks! Everyone brought their own scrapbook paper and I supplied the wood blocks, glue and vinyl letters. We did four inch and six inch blocks. 

Here's my finished product! 

I had so much fun! Best birthday party ever! :) Can't wait to do another one!