Friday, October 29, 2010

Favorite Song Friday - Hallelujah

WOW! This song is Breathtakingly BEAUTIFUL!

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Do YOU Have Googly Eyes?

Oh Martha... You have done it again!

How CAUUUUTE are these shoes and bangles?! They would be perfect for any Halloween Party!

If you want to create your own, go
here for instructions.
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Vampires

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Stairway to Heaven AKA The Project of the Century

After 3 months of VERY hard work on the weekends, our "Project of the Century" is FINALLY complete!

I am not sure I'd take on a project this big again; however, the result of all of our blood, sweat, tears and frustration was absolutely worth it! Not to mention, after being quoted $150 per STAIR (I have 17) to remove the carpet and install wood, I knew that I would be forced to tackle this project... just me and the Hubby. This project cost us a TOTAL of $125... SCORE!!

There are a FEW blogs out there with a step-by-step guide on how this is done (I wish I had found them prior to starting this project) and I thought I'd share one that was posted very recently.
Now... Here's a few before and afters
Don't judge! We think it's as disgusting as you do and that is why we HAD to do something!

Removal of the Carpet (The easiest part)... After we removed the carpet we looked at each other and wondered what we had done.

Wah-Lah! I am in LOVE!
Do these look like $125 stairs to you?! I'm sure if we paid the Professionals $150 a stair, they wouldn't have the slight imperfections that I am loving!

We WILL be staining the handrails... Hope the Hubby is ready for another project. ;-)
And a little bit of Halloween Fun!
**I will warn you that if you tackle this project, it will be extremely frustrating throughout the process. However, the results are more than worth it. We sanded each step prior to staining (what a process) and continue to find dust in places we'd rather not. ;-)
Now... onto the next project.
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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Halloween Rag Wreath

I absolutely think this is the greatest Halloween Wreath... There is just something about it that I LOVE!! (Probably the lime-green lettering... it always catches my eye!)

A. Find some super cute holiday fabric. I got a total of 2 yards in four different patterns and had a little left over. You could probably get away with a yard and a half, but it would be close. Also, the original inspiration used a metal hanger as the form but I found a wire wreath form for only $1.99 at the craft store. Since it has four rings your wreath will turn out much fuller. Then just cut strips of fabric, about 6" long and 1" wide, and tie in a random pattern around your ring. I doubled knotted because I didn't want my hard work to come undone.

B. Take a piece of ribbon and tie a loop about the top of your wreath to hang it from. I tied it around the second ring.

C. Next I made a bow to attach to the loop. I made two simple bows, one larger then the other, and then hot glued the two together. Take a small piece of ribbon and wrap that around the middle to finish the look. (D)

E. Glue the bow to the loop.

F. I wanted to attach the word "BOO" but the craft store was out of "b" so I went with "EEK." I painted them green and then topped it with sparkly silver paint.

G. Attaching the letters to the wreath ended up being a little more tricky. I ended up hot gluing a opened bobbi pin to the back of the letter. (Glue it at the top, not the middle like in the picture.) Make a small hook in the end of the pin.

H. Use that hook to hot glue the letter to the back of the wreath. I also had to add a few drops of hot glue to a couple fabric pieces to keep the letters where I wanted them.And your done, just hang and enjoy!

Isn't it the CAUUUUTEST?! Just think of the other wreathes you could make using this same idea! Christmas, Spring, etc... Now, GO GET CRAFTING!!

Check out this rag wreath featured at A Little Bit of Everything
**I always like to give credit where credit is due, so if anyone in Blogland knows who featured the "Eek" Wreath, please let me know so that I can add a link to their post on this one. Thanks so much!
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - American Idol

Randy, Jenny From the Block & Steven Tyler PJs (Dude Looks Like a Lady)

Here's what American Idol 2011 looks like!
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Friday, October 15, 2010

Tuesday Tip - Age Appropriate Dressing (No FUN!)

Message T-Shirts
•Retail Retirement
Age: 30
•Why: The freedom to express yourself via T-shirt is part of the teen and 20-something years ...

Too-Trendy Denim
•Retail Retirement
Age: 35
•Why: If your jeans are super-low-rise, torn, distressed, or embellished with rhinestones or embroidery on the pockets go outside and light a bonfire now. You're just too old to wear them.

Costume Shoes
•Retail Retirement
Age: Mid-40s
•Why: 40-somethings will look fresher without the trendy cork wedges, thigh-high boots or up-to-the-knee Gladiator sandals. Micro-mini

•Retail Retirement
Age: 40
•Why: You gotta know your strenths -- and your limitations ... Age appropriateness in fashion is partially determined by who you are and what you do -- so yes, Tina Turner can wear micro-minis on stage that the rest of us would look ridiculous in.

Anything Showing Excessive Cleavage
•Retail Retirement
Age: 50
•Why: An older woman shouldn't feel she needs to show it all off. Anything below the middle of your bustline has got to go. White, Ribbed

Cotton Tank Tops
•Retail Retirement
Age: 40
•Why: Frankly, what looks good on the stars of Gossip Girl may not work on you.

Hair Gadgets
•Retail Retirement
Age: 30
•Why: Whether it's flowery scrunchies, banana clips or your daughter's plastic kiddie barrettes, playful hair accessories are not fitting for a grown woman.

Oversized, Overly-Decorated Hobo Bags
•Retail Retirement
Age: 50
•Why: Open any magazine, and you'll see tiny celebrities toting enormous handbags -- the skinnier the star, the bigger the bag, it seems. Well, don't follow this trend.

Loud Accessories
•Retail Retirement
Age: 35
•Why: The rubber bracelets, studded belts, zebra purses and plastic earrings proclaim to the world that you're still trendy. OK -- but you can look hip without looking like a teenager.


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Favorite Friday - Laughing

My absolute favorite thing in the world is laughing with those I love (I've heard I can be pretty entertaining). Really, is there anything better than a great belly laugh?!

Hearing the laughter of a child can bring a smile to your face like nothing else.

According to, here's how laughter actually impacts your health:

Eases Anxiety and Fear
Improves Mood
Prevents Heart Disease
Lowers Stress Hormones
Burns Calories
Strengthens the Immune System
Reduces Food Cravings
Strengthens Relationships
Provides a Physical and Emotional Release
Lowers Blood Sugar Levels
Helps Diffuse Conflicts
Decreases Pain
Exercises Muscles, Leaving Them Relaxed
Boosts Energy

Now... I bet you enjoy laughing as much as I do!

Have a Spectacular Friday... Wishing you a weekend filled with Laughter!

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - BFFs

My BFF, Aimee, & Big D... Two of the BEST Friends any girl could hope for, wish for and be blessed with!
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Monday, October 11, 2010


Check out this FABULOUS project from Everything I Love and More
Have I mentioned how much I LOVE the Holidays? Fun crafts like this one make me LOVE the Holidays even MORE!

The wood was all unfinished and she painted everything with Americana acrylic paint in Lamp (ebony) black. The canister lids were silver, so I did 4 coats of paint on those little guys.

She filled all 3 canisters with colorful candy corn.

...and this is her finished project.

Aren't these just the CAUUUUTEST?!

For Christmas just change the candy and ribbon and paint red letters to spell JOY.
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Friday, October 8, 2010

Favorite Song Friday - If I Die Young

Although I am not a fan of Country Music (Texas Country... Now, that's another story)... I just love, LOVE, SUPER LOVE this song!! I happen to think it's perfect for FaVoRiTe song Friday!

I'll be taking a break this weekend from blogging in order to wrap up my Project of the Century. Check back next week, You will not want to miss the reveal!

Have a FABULOUS weekend BlogLand!


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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Pop the Pumpkin

Did you see this cute Halloween party game idea from Martha?

Gotta LOVE Martha... She is AMA-A-ZING!

Wouldn't this be great for a back to school party? Just switch the orange for red balloons & you have an apple pop!

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Dance! Dance! Dance!

Me doing my not-so-famous dance! Rock on!
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