Repurposed. Lazy Susan.

Friday, October 24, 2014

For a fun storage solution and general “catch all” container I repurposed what I think is an old chip and dip bowl.  I found this at the thrift and loved that shape and the fact that it is a Lazy Susan and spins around!

All I did was gave it some fresh paint and thus gave it a whole new purpose. I used Martha Stewart metallic gold and it’s my new obsession. What I love about it, is that it goes on really light, so I had to do many coats to get the coverage I wanted, but the coverage has a gold leafing effect so it looks old and handcrafted and has a great texture about it. I like that you can very lightly see brush strokes. The end result of this easy update was even better then I anticipated!  Go forth and repurpose. ;)

Have you done anything lately that has given an old object new life? Happy Friday!

Washi Tape Art // Kid Friendly Craft

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

This is me and Gigi's most recent kid friendly craft. Washi Tape Art. Wow, someone hold me back, washi tape is my new obsession. Its like nail polish or lipstick, I need every shade, color combination and pattern.  Gigi loved doing this craft and now is as addicted as I am, we want to put washi tape on.everything. Sorry Mike, our house will be covered. So for this craft you will need:
A blank canvas
Washi Tape
Mode Podge
A Sponge brush
And the directions are pretty straight forward: 
Hand washi tape to child
Sit them in front of canvas
Modge Podge over design
Enjoy and Hang masterpiece
Enjoy crafting and the fun quality time with your little one!

Linking up With: Pretty Pintastic Party

Hunter Boots Giveaway

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

I am just getting back from visiting family in Ohio for 5 days and well, FALL is magical. An absolute fairy tale and something Southern California lacks to a great degree. When packing I did not have room enough for all my boots, so I chose my riding boots to take with me and I happily wore them all day, everyday while in OH. But, I wish I brought my Hunter boots, because it rained several times while I was there, and gosh darn they would have made a cute fashion statement on those slightly dreary days. So to perk myself up a bit and You (I hope!)...I've teamed up with 13 other bloggers to bring you the chance to win your very own pair! You get to choose the color of course! (and never forget to pack them, ever!)

The giveaway will run from 12:00 am EST on October 22nd until 11:59 pm EST on October 28th. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Prize has a value of up to $150. Entries will be verified, so please be honest. Winner will be contacted via email and will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize before a new winner will be chosen. Use the Rafflecopter below to enter. Best of luck to you! :)
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Motivational Monday Link-up Party

Monday, October 20, 2014

Hosted by: Burlap and BabiesThe DIY MommyDwelling in Happiness, and Kent Heartstrings
Please Follow Your Hosts to Participate in the Party!

Burlap and Babies

The DIY Mommy

Dwelling in Happiness

Kent Heartstrings 

This is what I have been up to this week...sharing all the party details for my Grandma's 80th birthday! The theme was "Having a ball since 1934"...hope you have a ball!

Ready to share what motivates you? Link up a recent post of yours something that motivates you to create or just be awesome! Our goal is for this link up to focus on craft, DIY, & home posts so please try to remember that when linking up. Please limit it to three links per week and remember to link directly to your post. Do not link stores, giveaways, or other link parties. Also, hop around some of the other posts that have been linked up to share the love and get motivated by what others have been up to...because of course, this is Motivational Monday after all.

Each week, each hostess will feature their favorite post from the previous week. By linking up, you agree to let each host share your photo and link back to your site. Link party goes live Monday and ends at 5:00pm PST on Friday.

This week I am excited to bring you this fun little craft for the upcoming October holiday...Glittery Halloween Pumpkin Jars, by Kim from Life is Lullaby

Make sure to grab this button and boast away!
Kent Heartstrings

3 Reasons Why A Fantastic Photographer Was Our #1 Wedding Budget Priority

I was married in 2008.  Before Pinterest...(yes, it once did not exist). Before DIY weddings were a thing. Before taking pictures outside the church was really popular.  So when I chose a photographer that had an artistic approach it was still a new thing. 

When looking at our wedding budget, and it was a tight budget, as most are, we had to prioritize what was important to us as a couple in order to place the most money on those things. 
What was at the top of the list? The one item, that had a aster-ix **whatever it takes, we will pay**

A Photographer. 

Numero Uno. Moy Importante. (busting into spanish for extra emphasis)

Just to note, it wasn't just any photographer because we wanted something very specific. A photographer that had an artistic approach to their work (remember this was still fresh back on 07/08). A photographer that had a laid back disposition, because as a bride I did not want a high maintenance egotistical schmuck adding to the stress of the day. A photographer that understood the religious significance of this day (because that is the most important thing to us- our faith), and could really capture that in the church ceremony pictures.
So why did we value a good fantastic photographer pretty much above everything else??
I am guest posting over at The Wetherills Say I Do, so hop on over there for my 3 reasons....
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