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I'm a twenty-somethin', mother of two beautiful girls, married to an amazing man. Here to share my love for decorating, party planning, and sometimes cooking.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

{Easter Decor Moss Bunny}

Usually I'm ahead of the game when it comes to decorating for the holidays. This year? Not so much. Seems like its flying by before I can even think about grabbing decorations! Even though Easter is this weekend, I'm not letting that stop me from putting up some Easter decor. I LOVE bunnies. I'm not even joking its bad. So when I saw Moss bunnies on Pinterest, I knew I had to get my hands on one. Or two. :)

My Pinspiration HERE

I didn't read any tutorial, I saw the picture and bought some stuff.

Here are the supplies

Also, a glue gun! The moss bunny was found at Hobby Lobby, the moss and floral block was from the Dollar Store. The wooden box from Ross.

Close up of the wooden box found at Ross.
How cute is the box? Its got chalkboard in the front so I can write something on it. Best part it was only 3.99, originally I was going to make it in a pot but I thought this could work.

First I cut the floral block and stuffed it in the bottom of the box.

Then I used my glue gun to put glue on the floral blocks and grabbed small bits of moss and pressed it into glue. (Move fast and use small amounts of glue at a time, it dries fast!)
Then stick the moss bunny in the middle of the box.

I love this little guy :)
Last one!
For now he's sitting on my table by the front door, I might change that when I drag out all my Easter decor.


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

{Pictures on Curtain Rod}

I'm here this week to share a DIY project I did about a week ago. While I've been busy painting my moms house, I've also been doing some DIY's on the side. My mom need some new decorations around her house so I wanted to surprise her with this.

If your on Pinterest (which you should be lol) you'll see these all over. There are soo many different ways to make them but here is what I used.

You will need:

*Dollar Tree picture frames (you could use more expense ones but why???) I sprayed these white, here are the ones I bought.
Simple and cheap, plus you can paint them ANY color.
*Hot Glue Gun
*Curtain Rod (I got mine from Dollar General for $10)
*Spray paint, Optional

First, I spray painted them white let them dry. Then I took the ribbon and figured out where to put them and how long I wanted them to hang. I also made some bows with the same ribbon and glued them to the ribbon. Then attached the frames to the ribbon, I just used ALOT of hot glue. 

Then put your pictures in and hang on the wall like you would when you hang it for curtains.

Here is another view with the pictures in.
I love the way it turned out, so did my mom. I can't wait to make one for my house! 

Til next time,



Monday, March 24, 2014

{Yellow & Grey Bathroom Makeover}

I'm back as promised with the latest project my mom & I did.
Her bathroom makeover! I believe a woman's bathroom should be a relaxing place, to soak in the tub, light a candle and have a nice glass of moscato ;)
 I probably take 4-5 baths a week.Seriously I love a bath at the end of a long hectic day. Anyway I wanted to find something relaxing and fun for a theme.
Yellow is fun and refreshing, add in some light grey and its soothing. Ahhh lol

Here's the vanity, we added the frame around the mirror.

The original wall color was Lemongrass. Mom liked the yellow just not that much, we used a light grey and accented with yellow. Also the gold door knobs are gone! Nickel just looks soo much better.

We decided the cabinet would look better and be used more in the guest bathroom. Less is more sometimes.
I had some extra decorations around my house that I'm not using so we put them to good use. 

We haven't finished decorating completely but i think its coming along.

The new shower curtains we made.

Yes I took A LOT of pictures of the curtains lol I was proud okay? We found the fabric at Hobby Lobby used a 40% coupon so it came to about $25. Then I bought some Stitch Witchery, because I can't sew to save my damn life! It took less than an hour to make them. If you look closely you can see the second shower curtain rod behind the first one. That's so she can use a liner when shes showering without drenching the new ones :)

Ta-Da! I am so in love with the bathroom I'm a little jealous haha but she deserves it!

I'm thinking I will be making more of these curtains for my house & possibly a tutorial. Because its soo freakin easy! 

We have moved on to the hallway and entry way of moms house, more updated to come!


Sunday, March 9, 2014

Bathroom Makeover {Man Edition}

It's no secret I LOVE decorating. Seriously who doesn't?! Anyway if you've seen my Pinterest boards, you would know I have a lot of things I want to do. One problem, I only have 1 house. sigh...lol
Well I found a solution, making over my parents guest bathroom.

My parents have lived in Texas since 98. My dad was military and chose to retire here, honestly couldn't imagine living in any other state. I love me some Texas :) The house has so many great memories, I was raised in that house. 

The house got a face lift outside, last summer when my mom and grandparents repainted the trim and doors. But the inside has a few outdated features like brass door knobs, some older light fixtures and some of the original white paint. Since I just moved to a new house, there isn't much improving I can do. (Cheap stuff that is) So in comes my brilliant idea to talk my parents into letting me just re do the guest bathroom.

Here it is before

It has never been painted and it still had some Chinese decorations I put up when I was in high school! lol
My dad seriously could care less about decorations, what man does? So I grabbed the paint leftover from our old house and mom and I got to work :)


We framed the mirror & bought some bronze bathroom accessories.
Switched out the white cabinet with an espresso one.

 I found those cute candle holders at Goodwill :)
Dad already had this curtain, we added the stars which we also had already.

Added some gun signs & more Texas stars
 Like I said we already had some paint, the decorations and shower curtain.

 This project was pretty cheap. We spent $60 on more paint (for the walls and white for the door and trim), the baseboards to make the frame, the spray paint for the framed mirror(which mom also sprayed the switch covers. looks good as new!) Liquid nails to glue the frame on the mirror. 
The two candle holders were $10, and the bronze accessories were from Ross for about $25.
If you ask me that's not much! Once we had it finished, (it took about 4 days because I have 2 kids that slow things down haha) my dad checked it out. He loved it! Nothing girly or frilly here! Its nothing fancy, but that is how most men prefer things lol.

**Since this makeover it has sparked a DIY bug in my mom and I to makeover the WHOLE house! I'm in heaven over here y'all! 

Stay tuned for my moms bathroom makeover ;)


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Front Yard Landscaping

Finally back on here after almost a month without a post. Tisk Tisk. 
But at least I was busy doing some DIY's I can share here :)

My husband was on vacation and decided the first day that HE was going to do some landscaping in the front yard. You see how I said HE? Yeah well some how I got dragged into this deal. Don't get me wrong I love a good DIY project,but outdoors? Nah.

About 2 years ago he did some landscaping before we sold the other house. It looked great and it was pretty easy to do. Just layering some retaining wall bricks from Lowe's. 

Here's the before pic

The After

Added some mulch, 2 bushes, a Texas paver(which i miss!) and a hose holder.
Like I said really easy, not too expensive front yard makeover.

Now on to our current house :)

As you can see I was a little late on getting a true before picture lol, he had already leveled the ground and cemented it.

Before we got started on the mortar, he made sure to plan out which stones to put where so we can move along faster.

Here is my oldest and I smoothing the mortar and filling the cracks. A total pain in the ass. Seriously, it was hard to find a good mixture of sand vs mortar, and what stones fit where, etc. In the picture above I was a bit worried about the end result. It was lookin' rough haha

It was drying in this pic

And the finished product! Ta dah! It took about 4 days, and cost roughly $350. The plants were already there so all we had to add was LOTS of top soil and red mulch. We've received many compliments from our neighbors already! It looks professionally done in my opinion :)

Even though this project took us a few days and was hard work. I think it was totally worth it!


Thursday, February 6, 2014

Pictures on Wood

It seems like forever since I've crafted anything! Well I fixed that by hitting up hob lob this last week.

My first project:

Modpodging (pretty sure that's not a word lol) pictures on Wood. Ive seen a few on Pinterest but none on the plaques they sell at hobby lobby.

Here's what I used:

*Acrylic paint(any color) I started with brown, didn't like it so I used white.
*ModPodge I used the Matte one, i read some where it works best for the pictures.
*Sponge brush
*2 unfinished wood plaques (about the size of your pictures)
*2 (4x6) pictures
(Not pictured, the sandpaper)

First I painted the wood, 3 coats each. I did not paint the backs, just the sides and a little where i put the pictures.

After the paint dried I put Modpodge on the back of the pictures the stuck them to the wood, flattened it out with the side of my hand.

When that was dried about 10 mins, I put one more coat on the front of the pictures. 

After it dried it looked like this, which to me looked a bit plain. So I attempted to "distress" it, by that I mean take some brown paint and just barely touched the sides.
*TIP: keep a wet paper towel near, to wipe away any excess or to make the brown lighter.

The finished project.     

The new pic, next to our bed. Aww i know :)

Notice the once brown plaque? Yeah it looked awful, so I painted over it in white and used the sandpaper to rough up the sides. I also sandpapered the actual pictures on the ends to blend them better with the wood. I already had some easels to display them, but you could easily attach some ribbon or a hanger on the back.
This cost me about $2.94, that was for the pictures I printed at Walgreens and the wood plaques. I already had the paint, modpodge, and sandpaper at the house. I'd love to make these again using a bigger plaque. Hope y'all enjoy it!

Oh yeah, and a Weigh In Wednesday(okay Thursday) update:
Gained a pound. Three words for ya, Super Bowl Sunday. I may have over indulged. Eh whatevs, here's to a new week! 



Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Weigh In Wednesday

As promised I'm back with my results from this last week!

I was 158.8 which means I'm down .4 from last Wednesday. And honestly I'm not happy about it! I may have cheated and stepped on the scale a few days earlier, which showed I had lost .8! I was so pumped about it, that I continued eating under my calorie goal & exercising 4 x. So when I saw I was up .4 today it kinda crushed me. I mean how can I be exercising almost daily and eating my calories perfectly just to be down .4 total?! Ugh So ya know what I did?

Took my butt to Whataburger. Yup. I did. Got a Jr Monterrey Melt, medium fries, diet coke. Did I feel better after? Nope. But I tracked it, and with my exercise for the day I'll sit be under my calories after dinner & dessert! SCORE! lol

I've caught myself trying to make sure even my "cheat meal" fits in my calories for the day. That is huge people! Usually I'll get down on myself, say screw it. Eat ALL the bad things I can get my hands on and say I'll try again tomorrow. Not now, I've been dusting myself off after THAT meal. Not waiting until tomorrow or next Monday. Because you know you cant start a diet on any other day lol

This is how the last week went as far as exercise & food:

Weds: Couch25K & 30 mins elliptical Calories:1197
Thurs: No walking bad weather Calories:1329
Fri: Again Bad weather schools closed, roads were bad. Calories:2226 (Eh cold weather makes me hanngry lol)
Sat: Biggest loser DVD 25 mins(Couldn't skip another day!) Calories: 1394
Sun: C25K & 30 mins elliptical calories:1519
Mon: 25 mins on elliptical Calories:1370
Tues: C25K & 30 mins elliptical Calories: 1347
Weds: C25K & 30 mins elliptical calories:1640

The calories are NOT including exercise. I try for 1350 a day, and don't (usually) eat the amount I burn from exercise.

I'd have to say I did pretty well! My eating could be better, but I'm killin' these workouts! :)

My goals for this week. Um see 157.ANYTHING! I think the reason I gained .4 is because I'm new at running so I could be retaining water from all the soreness I have. 

Here is our meal plan for this week:
Weds: Slow Cooker Jambalaya
Thurs: Tater Tot Casserole
Fri: Chicken Gyros
Sat: Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan
Sun: Italian Roast Sandwiches & appetizers for Superbowl
Mon: Hamburger Helper Beef Stroganoff
Tues: Chicken Tacos

**All of our meals Weds-Sun are from Southern Living Yankee blog. I found her blog over a year ago when I was on Weight Watchers. I've used her recipes even when I haven't watched my weight! That's how good they are y'all! Seriously, check her out if you haven't already! :)

Til next time!


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Weigh In Wednesday!

Alrighty, so I definitely did NOT see myself sharing my weight loss with anyone, let alone the whole damn internet! But I want to use blogging as a way to keep myself accountable. I always love a good weight loss blog. So inspiring! Well here I am, attempting to do the same.

Let me start off by saying, I am NOT perfect. I know this. I do not need anyone to come on here and tell me what I'm eating is A.Processed B.Not good for me C.Not clean eating, etc.
 For now I'm counting my calories, and hitting the gym. Hopefully along the way I can make better choices and cut out a lot of crap from my diet. Let me tell y'all, I love food. Like semi-obsessed. 
Mmm delicious points...
My weakness...hm geez what don't i love lol i love burgers,sushi,and mostly fast food. ALL THE FAST FOOD! :)

and last but certainly not least...

I love my Dr peppers, I switched to Diet a few years back. Still I know its not the best for me. Merp.

Here I am after marriage and 2 kids, fat and happy. :) My husband is very into his health, he loves eating healthy, exercising. Seriously, i hate it. I wish it came to me as easy as it does him.
Truthfully, I use food to deal with my feelings. Ive done this since I was a teen, since I wasn't old enough to drink I used food to numb my emotions. To this day, I turn to food to soothe myself. It needs to stop!

Every Wednesday I will be blogging:
*My weight loss(or gain lol)
*My workout plan for the week
*Recipes I want to make for the week


Mon-2 mile walk at softball practice
Thurs-2 mile walk
Sat&Sun-Not a damn thing ;)

and my fav FOOD:
Mon-Dinner Out!
Tues-Steak with Mushrooms,Sliced Potatoes,and grilled zucchini 
Weds-Cajun Beef Casserole
Thurs-Hamburger Helper
Fri-Pork Chop Casserole

Oh and I'm suppose to post my weight huh?

Are you ready for it?

Here it goes...


There you have it. I'm 5'1, maybe 5'2. So this is ALOT of weight on a short body.
My goal is 135. I started trying to lose weight 12/24/13. I started at 168.8. I tried doing the HCG diet to get some weight off. That shit is HARD! I only lasted 15 days, but I lost 10.6 lbs in those 15 days. I don't regret trying it because I think it jump started my motivation.

So please follow me as I make 2014 the year I get healthy!


Thursday, January 9, 2014

Guess who's back?

Hey everyone! It's been quite awhile, sorry about that! I've been busy going to school (and graduating) for Dental Assistant. So it was tough to keep up with blogging as well as softball tournaments and just keeping up with the house.

Hopefully I can get back to some sort of blogging :)

Here is the last party we had for my youngest Myla.

First of all I'd like to give credit to  sweetrosestudio.com. She had awesome and FREE owl printables, and since money was tight around her birthday I wanted to keep it simple and cheap.

 Cute Little banner!

 I wrapped a cardboard 3, in some yarn. And put paper shreds and made a centerpiece.

To keep it cheaper I just got our cake made at the grocery store instead of the cake lady I usually go to.

How cute is the pink owl?!

Mini Cupcakes that match!

I used some tags and yarn, tied them around some mason jars.

Gift bags were from the Dollar Tree, I found these 2 years ago! Finally had a chance to use them.

Well thats it for now, see yall soon!