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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Holiday Hangover…

Last week was a whirlwind of family parties…lots a family parties!  We had something every night leading up to Christmas and a lot going on this week.

Very excited for New Year’s!  I will actually be celebrating on Friday night at my friend’s “New Year’s is Overrated” party…it’s so hard to get a sitter on New Year’s that they started having a party the night before.

And…lovin’ that man of mine…

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

It’s from Kate Spade and MUCH prettier in person…I love, love, love it!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Winner Winner…Turkey Dinner

Christmas came a little early…I won a room design giveaway!!!

I am giddy with excitement!  I NEVER win giveaways…this one makes up for it all…

If you’re not familiar with Danielle Oakey you should give her blog a visit.  She’s a fabulous designer and has great DIY’s…and free printables here and here.

I’ll be sure to keep you all posted with how the makeover goes…

Monday, December 19, 2011

It’s In The Mail…

My Christmas cards arrived today…nothing like waiting til the last minute…

I scratched my original idea after seeing this on…where else…Pinterest

 

I decided we needed something fun and different…

Now I didn’t use chalk, but there was a little Photoshop action…

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We wish you a …

 

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and a happy New Year!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

She Done Me Proud…

How excited was I when my bestie sent me a picture of this…

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It’s a vanity seat with PAINTED FABRIC!!  Her sister in law did it…who happens to be the hubby’s cousin…

She bought it at a garage sale looking like this…

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An after again…

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Can’t wait to see her soon and get all the details…

Good job Kitty!!

Check out my before/after painted fabric bench here

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

O Tannenbaum…

Every Christmas season I start dreaming of a new tree.  I would love to replace our traditional green tree with a great big pink one.  My search always leads me to Treetopia.   I took a look around today and WOW, so many choices…you could really have one all year round…

My dream tree…

 

Candy cane

 

Candy corn tree

 

4th of July

 

Over the Rainbow

 

and for something a little/more different

Which one would you choose??

Monday, December 12, 2011

I’ll Probably Regret It…

I get emails from EstateSales.net about sales in my area.  As I was looking through the latest pictures I spied this…

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The sale wasn’t that close to my house so I decided to call and see if it was still available…it was…for $385.  Unfortunately, the hubby would have KILLED me!  I would have parted with $100 for it, but since the owners knew what they had that was a big fat chance…it had a Herman Miller stamp!!

Friday, December 9, 2011

T.G.I.F…

My two older kids had school off yesterday and the hubby decided to take off work, while the younger two were at school we snuck off and did a little ice skating!!  I sometimes feel they miss out on that kind of stuff because we have littler kids that aren’t able to do everything.  I only fell twice…one was pretty ugly…

So, this weekend I will FINALLY be decorating for Christmas…the almost 5 year old is going to have a seizure if I don’t get it done soon…

I have been piddling with getting our cards together, I’m hoping to do a homemade one…if I can figure out how to get it done…

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas…

Well, not around chez lemonDrop that’s for sure…I haven’t broken out one Christmas decoration, unless you count the Elf on the Shelf…

I have been pinning my little heart out for some ideas…I’m a little bored with my decorations and I’d really like to brighten things up around here…

This would look very cute around my white tree…perhaps pink, aqua and lime green…

 

 

I would like some new stockings…with names… we never remember who has which stocking and there always seems to be a fight…

 

And some fun colored ornaments for that white tree…

 
 
 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

I Saw…I Pinned…I Made…

How did we ever live before Pinterest??  I waste many an hour on Pinterest…but I find the greatest things. 

We have a freezer down in  our basement that was pretty funky looking…but for $25 at an estate sale it’s not going to be a diamond…

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It’s down in my workspace and I definitely didn’t want to look at it like that.  I planned on painting it from day one…I even considered this look…

 

Isn’t that fun?!?  But really, I’m don’t know how to wallpaper and I’m not going to teach myself…so back to paint…

I decided to use the same pink that I used on my little bench…I was trying to do thins on the cheap…

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I have quite a stock of food in this freezer and the hubby keeps telling me I need to write down what is inside…

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So I’m going to… right on the door!!  I made me some chalkboard paint!!  I think I’m going to do this to my pantry door so I can write down what I need to buy at the store…

  I found the recipe on Pinterest via Martha Stewart.  It is SO easy.

The downside…

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You only use 2 T. per 1 c paint…I could paint my whole house AND  10 friends with the 10lb. bag I had to buy!!

A couple pointers if you attempt this…1.  use a roller, brushing it on is kind of hard and it doesn’t spread as easily.  2.  don’t buy mosaic tile grout, it’s wet…I found my UNSANDED grout at Lowe’s, $11 & change…

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Now go paint something…the color possibilities are endless!!