Thursday, May 17, 2012

Baby Girl Turns 5 Months Old!

Today my baby girl Maylee Jean is 5 months old!!!
I searched all over pinterest for some cute picture idea's. I diden't have much money but I came across some cute pics done with side walk chalk so I decided that's what I was going to do! I think they came out really cute.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Toy Box Makeover!

Last year when I was still pregnant I decided I wanted to Make my little Maylee a Toy Box! I went down to the DI and found this box It was an ugly gold color and was begging me for a makeover!
I sanded it that same day and then gave up. I was to pregnant and just didn't feel like making it any more.
So the other day my husband was cleaning out the shed and found it wahoooo! 
So I made it over :)

I like the way it came out. Its non pink and tan... I still want to add a cushion to it but this will do for now..

Kinda New Kitchen

Last year I had purchased some counter tops from lowes for 25.00 they were on sale because they were getting a new design, Any ways my husband just decided to put in the counters over the weekend for me for Mothers day! Wahooo Me! Here is my before picture.
We really didn't need new counters I just hated so much white!
I was freaking out at this point hoping that my husband had cut all the pieces correctly for the counters.. There was no going back now!
Awh my cute Hubby!

Here it is finished! Yay.. I really wanted to do a back splash but couldn't afford it right now. I went down to lowes and found this paint able wall paper it was only $18.00 and I have a lot left over. I think it came out pretty neat!

Now I just need to get new kitchen Cabinet doors.. I was thinking of just cutting out bead board and then adding a frame around it.. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The ReStore

I'm going to have to go check out this Restore! looks like they have some great deals! Joni from wrote about her visit there!

The ReStore: My Visit & Deal Still Available – $35 Voucher for $15!

Are you a thrift store junkie? You will defiantly want to head to Plum District Today 4/26.
I mentioned this Plum Deal a few days ago and thought I’d stop by the ReStore and check it out. The ReStore also accepts donations,  so I grabbed a faucet, that I had picked up at Lowes on a close-out sale and had ended up not installing in my own home, and headed out to take a look.
It is full of Home Improvement items, old and new. The first thing I spotted was a bathroom vanity with granite counter top for $120. Hum… My faucet would look pretty good with that.
And speaking of faucets, if you are in the market for one they currently have Faucets a plenty, still in the box, they were even 50% off and made by Kohler!! If you have a small tile job, you’ll want to take a look at the tile, there was glass, stone and they even had some 18″x 18″ tiles!
Like re-purposing old stuff? They have tables, desks, dressers and even hard to find old windows all waiting for a new life. I could go on and on. Keep in mind, this is a thrift store with one of a kind items that change quickly.  You’ll want to stop by and see what treasures you can find for yourself.
The Plum Deal closes TODAY 4/26. Grab a $35 voucher for $15! Plus, use code mom25and get 25% off, making your final cost $11.25! A coupon for a thrift store…. AWESOME! The sweetest part about this deal.. proceeds from the ReStore go to benefit Habitat for Humanity. :) The ReStore is located right off the I-15 13th South exit, on the North West side of the road. Happy Thrifting.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
1276 South 500 West
Salt Lake, UT 84101
(801) 263-0136

Here is the link to the original blog post! 
This is the cutest Nursery I have ever seen! When I get a new house I want to do my baby girls room like this! This post is from The Fickle Pickle! She is a really talented girl!

the Nursery

Okay here it is, for those that have been waiting...if there really were any of you out there...the BiG reveal.  Can I say I'm feeling a little nervous and a bit of pressure!?  First let me disclose that the room is still in a state of being 'sort of finished'.  But really, is the decorating ever completely FINISHED...not around here.  There are a few things I would like to try and include before baby comes, like a rocker of some sort and maybe a chandelier...if I ever find what I'm looking for (if you have ideas where to find either, please do share!!).  But for now it is as done as it's going to get.

The main project of this room was the board and batten treatment we did on the walls.  Initially getting the boards on the wall went pretty quick and without too much trouble.  We, like many others of you who have board and battened, went to the Home Depot and had the MDF cut...relieving much of the time and work that could have been spent.  After that we spent one weekend gluing, nailing, and painting.  If it weren't for the custom made trim and the finish work we could have had it all finished up in one whirlwind of a weekend.  Unfortunately making your own trim from scratch (couldn't find precut trim that I liked) and puttying and sanding then not liking the results and having to reputty and resand (3 or more times!) does take some time to accomplish.  Needless to say, it did get done and I LOVE the results.
I should probably take a moment here to mention that I really had little (okay, nothing) to do with all the labor that was involved in the making of this room.  That credit all goes to the hubs and my dad who put up with me and my 'ideas' through the entire project.

Okay, so on with the tour...
The paint color I chose for the upper wall is Glass Tile by Valspar.  Yes it is a bluish color.  And yes it is a little girl's nursery.  The one thing that my dad voiced his opinion on.  But you can see how much I listened...

The birdie canvas is from Pier 1 Imports and lamps I moved from another room (I found them at Hobby Lobby a few years ago).

I've been collecting different containers and buckets over the last few from all over to put on the cube shelves.  Most of these buckets are from Target's dollar spot and the canvas bins I found at Walmart.

I made these create paper balls last year for another project.  Thought they fit in the room nicely.

Because there is a lot of different patterns going on in the room with the bedding and different fabrics I couldn't decide what I wanted to do for curtains and finally ended up with plain old white, sheets.  That's right, $4.00 Walmart flat sheets.  Add a few curtain hooks and little have very inexpensive drapes.  And later on if I find something I like better I won't feel guilty about spending the $. 

The furniture is all recycled from the basement and has already survived two little boys.  I did, though, add a little fabric to the fronts of the drawers (just stapled it right on there) and added new knobs from Hobby Lobby to fancy up the dresser/changing table.

I've already mentioned the deal I got on the bedding once before...but for those who missed...I found the bumper pad and bed skirt for $8.00 a piece on clearance at Target a while back.  Then I made a few pillows to coordinate and tie in all the colors of the room.

I used some of the same fabrics from the pillows to make a pennant banner...I can't get over these!

The chandi art I found at Real Deals.

Can't get over the pom poms either...made these from tissue paper.

This little table used to be navy blue.  Looks much better covered in Glass Tile I must say.  I'm thinking she needs a cute little lamp to go up top.

I borrowed the zebra rug from the playroom (originally from Walmart).  Still trying to decide if I like it in the room or not.

And there ya have it...all ready for a baby, preferably a girl one.
Now that it's done I can focus on the less important things, like finding a car seat and other basics that have yet to be my world decorating comes before the essentials.  Priorities. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Enter to win a Glade Gift Basket!! There givingaway 5,000 of them so you have a good chance of winning!!!

Yay!!! Hurry on over to score a FREE Sample of Garnier BB Cream, courtesy of Walmart! Just click the green “Get a Free Sample” button to request yours! Allow up to 4 weeks for delivery!