Wednesday, January 27, 2010


I was contacted by the Promotions Team at CSN (check out the cool mail boxes :)) and was asked if I would like to have a giveaway from one of their stores allmodern or allmodernbaby. I found so many wonderful and fun things like these stylish diaper bags. For this giveaway, I have picked the CAKE Tile Tray from allmodern.

There are 3 ways to enter the giveaway.

1) Go to allmodern or allmodernbaby and check out their cool stuff. Then leave a comment for this post that says "I heart CSN."

2) Become a follower of my blog (If you already follow, that counts too) and leave another comment for this post that says "I'm a follower."

3) Blog about this giveaway on your blog for 3 more chances to win. Leave 3 comments for this post that say "I blogged about this giveaway @...(your blog address)"

This giveaway will close Wednesday Feb 3 @ midnight (EST) and due to international shipping charges this giveaway is to US residents only.

Good luck and have fun!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Spring cleaning

After the Holiday's and I have picked up a few extra things. Like decor for next year and thing to give out that I picked up for 80% off. I find myself cleaning and not just the everyday cleaning. I'm talking take everything out and deep cleaning it all.

The other day I took all of the kids arts and crafts stuff out and went though it. Tossing out maker and pens that no longer worked and papers that we could live with out.

I just love these boxes from Ikea. They are great tools in getting and keeping things in order. Plus I love my P-touch. Labels are key in getting things back to there home.

It feels really good to have a house of order.

Thursday, January 14, 2010


I hear chirping. It's.... my CRICUT!!!!!!!!!! I got a Cricut expression and I love it. I had held off on getting one because of a few little things like it will add more to my crafting to do list and wants. Oh but what fun I will have with this little bug. My mind has been going a mile a minute with all the things I want to do around the house and the cute Valintines Day card the kids and I are going to make.

Not Too Shabby Show and Tell!
For the 1st Show and Tell it's all about the CRICUT!
What have you made or seen made with a CRICUT.
Here are the Rules:
1) Link up to a post (OLD or NEW) To show of your Craftieness.
2) Add a permalink to your specific post, not the main page of your blog.
3) Link to this party from your post so everyone can enjoy you hard work.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Thrift Store LOVE

I can't tell you how much I love to find a good deal. Last week I found some great stuff at my local thrift stores. This lamp for example. Saw it and knew right where I wanted it. I changed out the shade and....

Look at this beauty!

The lamps that where in that room I moved to the kitchen. I just love them in there.

I also bought some candle sticks too. They just need a coat of black spray paint in flat to match some of my other candle sticks.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

A New Year Facelift

I have enjoyed every thing about our home since moving in other than the fact that there was no color on the inside. Everything, and I mean everything was chalky white throughout. We have added color starting with the kids bedrooms, the entry way, sun room and office over the past year but the rest of the main floor needed some loving color. Here are some before photos.I have been looking for the perfect color for the formal living room and dining room to go with the decor I have assembled. The color that came out the winner was Valspars' "Tropical Bay" from Lowe's.

This was a 2 day 2 person project that truly rang in the New Year! I also wanted to add some design to the dining area and went with the vertical stripes painted in "Brushed Pearl". The keys to making this part of the project a success were 1) a laser level capable of making vertical lines 2) Frog Tape- I highly recommend this product, there was no paint bleeding under the tape and lines came out crisp and clean. 3) Layout- Take your time and double check before you start painting. The method we used to layout the room was to measure the total length of all walls around the room. We divided this total distance by an even number that would give us a stripe width between 8 to 10 inches. In our case the stripes came out to be 8 15/16" to make all the stripes the same. If we would have made all the stripes and even 9" we would have had 1 stripe only 4 1/2" wide instead of 9". The final phase of this project will be completing the curtains but that will be a project for another day and another post. Here is how it turned out. I am so excited to have this project complete and be able to enjoy this part of our home everyday!

Related Posts with Thumbnails