Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Eye Candy

After a couple of dull rainy days I needed alittle pick me up. What's better than some bright colored rooms to bring a smile to your face?

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Black Heels to Tractor Wheels

It's no secret I love The Pioneer Woman. I would shout it from the roof tops if I knew anyone would listen to me. So when I found out she had written a book about her life...I had to have it. I love her writing style and the way she goes about putting things. Not to mention she can do just about anything. I like to think of her as Wonder Woman. When I grow up I want to be just like Wonder Woman Ree. If you're a Ree lover too I suggest you read this book.
The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels--A Love Story [Book]

Monday, March 28, 2011

A Pictures Worth a Thousand Words

Here are some pictures I've been saving in passing. I plan to one day put some of them on my picture wall but for now I'll share them with you! They bring a smile to my face and I hope they do the same for you.

Friday, March 25, 2011

I Feel a Dance Party Coming On

I finally broke down and bought a XBox 360 Kinect.

Jackson has been begging and pleading for one for some time now and I just couldn't bring myself to put money towards something that is going to keep my Husband but spending time with me. I know selfish right? When I woke up this morning it was a ordinary day just like the rest. I turned on a little Kathy Lee and Hoda (Hoda was out today so Kris Kardashian filled in). Today they did a segment on fun games. Low and behold, there was the Kinect that had been on my Husbands mind. What's this? They have a dancing game you say? And it's tons of fun? Sign me up! I turned to Jackson and said "That's it lets go get one!" Before I had enough time to give my choice a second thought we were at Best Buy. There it was Dance Paradise.

It had to be mine. It will be mine. It was all mine!!! Of course I had to get Jackson a sports game.

Poor fella...couldn't leave him out. Since he was the one that wanted the dang thing in the first place. I have a feeling this new toy is going to bring us endless amounts of fun! Dance party anyone?

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Lucky outfits do work

Well Ladies and Gents the lucky outfit worked...I GOT THE JOB!!! As the great Kenny Powers would say 

Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Patty's Day Forever 21 Style

Stripes all around $14.80
Floral Crochet Tunic w/ Belt $22.80
Embroidered Knit Dress $19.80

Strapless Applique Top $14.80
Painted Stripes Cardigan $17.80
Relaxed Boyfriend Shirt $18.90
Tiered Polka Dot Skirt $24.80
Tribal Ruffled Hem Top $14.90

Colored Dots Crochet Sweater $32.80

Textured Drawstring Skirt $19.80

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Leave your mark

What a cute and cheap way to jazz up a boring wall! Thanks to Isabella & Max Rooms for the awesome idea.

Here's a picture of the final product:

Materials Needed:
  • stencil
  • stencil brush
  • painter's tape
  • pencil
  • wall color paint
  • accent color paint
  • paper towels
  • level


Choose wall to stencil and select stencil design, wall color and accent color to paint stencil design. Paint wall if it is not already the chosen wall color.

Determine Starting Point

Determine design layout and position stencil on the wall at starting point. Attach the stencil using painter's tape.

Paint Stencil Design

Paint design on wall with a stencil brush using dry brush method. Begin by dipping tips of bristles in paint and remove excess by dapping brush on a paper towel.

Paint Using Stippling Method

Apply paint using stippling method, which is dapping brush against stencil openings. Tip: Do not brush paint over stencil openings as this will lead to paint seeping under stencil.

Hold Stencil in Place

Apply pressure to stencil around openings while stippling to ensure sharp paint lines.

Mark Registration Points

Trace all four registration points with a pencil prior to moving stencil.

Move Stencil

Move stencil by lining up stencil registration points to continue design. Tape stencil in place and repeat painting process. Tip: Use a level to check stencil tile placement to ensure design is painted evenly.

Repeat Steps

Continue painting stencil design, mark registration points and move stencil across and down wall until desired area is covered with design.

Extend Design To Wall Edges

Paint stencil design to edges of wall and trim to create a seamless look resembling wallpaper.