Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Do you become someone else for Halloween? How about Snow White? Here is an awesome makeup tutorial on Snow White from Kandee the Makeup Artist. Check out lots of great makeup tips & tricks from her blog.

                                                      Happy Halloween!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Bar Table

The outdoor table is now complete. Yes!   Like I posted yesterday, we found the chairs at our Frontgate Outlet center.  But, the table has been an ongoing process. I've mentioned before on the blog, we love all things metal & maintenance free.  Here are some progress pics of the table.

The husband loves his pic taken....not!

Getting some nice black paint!

A 'before' pic of the space:

And the 'after' with the new table & chairs:

I posted here on the blog about the granite top we found locally.   Now, time for a party.

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Bar Stools

Finally decided on our outdoor bar stools!!  We found them at our local Frontgate Outlet center which is great resource for bargain outdoor finds. I have also found nice indoor/outdoor fabric from there to re-cover our kitchen chairs. If you are local, you should check it out!

Outdoor Bar stool

Happy Wednesday!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Good Advice

I found this out on Pinterest the other day & thought it is worth posting here.   

Love the last line :)

Happy Monday!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Table Inspiration

I have some family coming to town in 2 weeks & we will be having dinner at our house. This pic below has inspired me to get going on some fabric napkins to update the look of the table. Notice the fun menu cut to size to fit in the smaller salad plate:

I bought some fabric to make the 18x18 cloth dinner napkins at

Click here for an easy tutorial for making dinner napkins for us non-sewing types.
I hope you enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

White Teeth on a Budget

Are you tired of spending a ton of $$ on the whitening strips that usually cost around $40/box?  Me too. Thanks to my niece, Mary (thanks Mary!) who just graduated with her dental hygiene degree, we have the budget friendly way to get & keep your teeth their whitest!  Mixing Hydrogen peroxide (brown bottle) & some baking soda into a paste & then brushing your teeth!!  We have been doing this at least 1x per day & it is working.  It's that easy & cheap.  You might want to give it a try!

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Hi Guys! Sorry the blog has been pretty slow lately but today I wanted to share an awesome blog with you. Ever get up in the AM & have no idea what to wear or how to put together outfits? That's me, for sure.   'J' will help you with all of her fun outfits & where she has bought them from. She also likes to use a magazine shot as an example & then she will re-create it with her own clothes. Here are some of her fun outfits:

It is even easier to see all of her fun outfits from her Facebook page so you might want to check her out there too!  I've been wanting a pair of cognac riding boots & was able to find this pair at our Gap Outlet.  I am on my way to updating the wardrobe which is in need of some serious help.

Ciao Bella
Happy Wednesday!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Getting Cozy

With the cooler weather & the heat now turned on, it is time to bring out the fall throw blankets. I just bought this blanket & love it!  It washed up really well & has great size & greek key design. I also love that it is reversible.

This was out of stock the last time I wanted to buy it & is now available here.

Happy Wednesday!