Monday, March 30, 2009

$5 and 5 minute project!

Hello ladies from The Shabby Nest, I just did this a couple of weeks ago so I am decided to use this a my frugal decorating contribution. It's not much but it was easy and fun. Can't wait to see what all you have done. :)

So, here is my contribution to the $5 project!

It's just a candle, a glass vase, some rocks and a pretty ribbon. ALL except the ribbon were purchased the Dollar tree! The ribbon is just some I had on hand.

I just found a glass vase and filled the bottom with some of the rocks, placed the candle on top and then tied my ribbon around it and VOILA!

Easy peasy and I happen to think it turned out pretty cute!

This literally took less than 5 minutes and I figured I could change the ribbon with the different seasons and holidays as well.

I am all about easy, frugal and fab ideas!

Well, I asked. . .

and the landlord said no to paint. :(

I was bummed but it's ok, I am just gonna plaster the walls with lots of fun artwork to brighten it up. Maddie is quite the little artist and I would love to have some of stuff framed and matted.

On another note, we did find a cute little fixer upper that is a foreclosure 2 doors down from our current home that is MUCH larger and is more updated. So, we are gonna check into it and see if it's a possibility.

Honestly, I am soo thankful for our little home, paneling and all! :)

These economic times are a bit scary and I am truly, truly fortunate for our home, jobs and good health.

Anywho, I currently have a $250 Gift card to Target that is burning a whole in my pocket and I can't quite make up my mind as to what I wanna splurge on.

This is what I am thinking about getting because my kitchen table is currently where my computer resides.

Whatcha think?

Since my computer is in my living room, I want something simple but pretty.

Plus, it would be nice to actually be able to eat dinner on kitchen table again! :)
Friday, March 27, 2009

Fave song Friday. . .

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Fitflops are FAB-U-LOUS!

Not sure of you have ever heard of or worn fitflops but OMGOSH, they are AWESOME!

My mom bought me a pair and so far I love them.

Seriously, soo soo comfy and they are supposed to help tone my legs which makes them even better!

So, I wear them every chance I get.

Have you ever worn Fitflops? If so, what did you think? Love 'em or not?

Friday, March 20, 2009

Fave song Friday. . .

Happy Friday! I hope you have a wonderful weekend in store!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A few pretties from Pier One. . .

I had the day off yesterday so I decided to enjoy the nice weather and do a little window shopping.

First on my excursion was Pier One.

Oh, how I LOVE that place. I have always loved Pier One, in fact when I was in college my first ever credit card was to Pier One and I didn't even have my own place at that time! :)

I saw several things I would have loved to get but alas I did not.

But, I did buy this rug yesterday. I have her in my entry way for now and she looks quite lovely there.

Here are a few things, I added to my wish list.

How pretty would this be for Easter? Love it!

Really, really want these for my Kitchen! Love the bright colors!

LOVED this!

Loved this accent rug for my living room and it would be just the right size and price.

Thought this would be pretty in our hallway.

I also just love this chair! How bright and cheery, is it?! I love poppies!

I could seriously go on and on. I have a TON of things saved for my wish list.

*Sigh*-if only money grew on trees!
Monday, March 16, 2009

After many years of yearning. . .

I have a Dyson! YAY!

I been wanting a Dyson FOREVER and I managed to score an awesome deal on one this weekend.

So, without a second thought I scooped her up and took her home with me.
(I have never been so excited to vacuum in my life.)

I know, I know. . . first it's salt and pepper shakers and now it's a vacuum.

I really need to get out more!

But, isn't she cool?! :)

Friday, March 13, 2009

Fave song Friday. . .

I think this song is a great cover of an old favorite. Plus, I love Mandy Moore and I wanna look like her when I grow up!

Happy Friday!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Fave song Friday. . .

Love this song. I hope you do too.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Better Homes and Gardens. . .

Have y'all seen their line of stuff at Wal-mart? OMGOSH, it's super cute AND affordable!

Doesn't get much better than that, does it?

I saw these curtains and just had to have them and better yet there were only $15 per panel and they are made really well.

I got a cute new artichoke rod and some ring clips and went to town. They really brightened my living room up!

I am actually thinking of calling my landlord and asking him to let me paint.

That would make such a HUGE difference, I bet.

I really want to brighten the place up until we can get something of our own.

Anyhow, if y'all haven't seen the stuff you should check it out online. Super cute stuff!

Here are a few things that caught my eye...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

How pretty am I?

Thanks to Sarah at ForKeeps, I got a makeover and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!

She is AMAZING and works super fast, so I completely recommend her!

Y'all need to check her out, she does beautiful work!

Thanks soo much, Sarah!:)
Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Spring is on the horizon. . .

And I couldn't be more thrilled! I am so ready to open up my windows and let the breeze in and air out my home. I am so ready for flip flops and capris!

I was checking out the new Boden stuff and loved these outfits...

So cute, right? How cute would one of these be for Easter?!