Monday, October 31, 2011

$5 crib pendant tutorial

While searching the web i came across this picture of this adorable nursery. I loved the yarn pendant.
So i decided to make my own version. I couldn't find a tutorial so i just guessed and here is what i came up with.
You will need:
Foam balls-i got mine at Joanns they were $5 for 12. i had a half off coupon so i got 24 for $5
Yarn-i used a total of 15 balls and 5 colors of yarn
Hot glue gun
Very large crochet needle
hemp- you can use any string you want but i already had hemp and it ended up working perfect cause it was thick enough to hold the yarn balls in place.
Wrap the yarn around the foam pieces until you can't see anymore white foam.
do this with each ball
this is that large needle i was talking about, it's HUGE
string the hemp through the needle but you don't need to knot it you can just pull it through about an inch and it shouldn't move at least mine didn't cause the hemp was so thick. (i used the medium size hemp)
I lined them up and decided what order i wanted the colors in.
Then i pulled the (hemp strung) needle through each ball. 
Cut your hemp, leave a bit extra so you can tie it to whatever you are hanging it on. 
Simple as that!
I hope that tutorial made sense, if it didn't blame it on the pregnancy and just ask me questions :)

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Wedding Weekend in Blairsville

Last weekend we went to Blairsville for a wedding. My parents rented a cabin for the weekend, it was the perfect time for a wedding/cabin weekend, all the leaves were changing! Here are some pics from where we stayed.
The mom and pops
and again...
Me and my Momma
The hubs and I.
And zi's first picture at the pumkin patch... (we usually do not dress up this much for the pumpkin patch but that was where the wedding was :)
Hope you are having a great Sunday afternoon!

Friday, October 28, 2011

On a Sunday afternoon

On a Sunday afternoon
For a few weeks I have been wanting to paint the large wall in our kitchen in chalkboard paint. Thanks to pintrest and all these inspiration pics..
So on a Sunday a few weeks ago I had this conversation with the hubs while he was shootin hoops in the driveway…

Me-hey baby so I have this idea…
Me-well I was thinking it would be really cool to paint our big kitchen wall in black chalkboard paint. We could write verses and things we need to pray for on it, and Zi can color on the bottom half…
Hubs-are you serious, (which is what I expected because I am always changing things which is usually fine except for when painting is involved…)
Me-well yeah I just think it would look so cool and….
Hubs-I’m just kidding I think that’d be awesome and I love black I think it’s my new favorite color!
Hubs-yeah let’s do it.
Me-like right now?
Me-So I can go get stuff right now and we can do it today?
Hubs-yeah go get it.
Me-Ok! (happiest girl in the world!!)

So that’s how we I decided to paint the kitchen wall one Sunday afternoon. It only took us two coats of chalkboard paint and a couple hours.  I bought two quarts of chalkboard paint but we only needed one because I had a little bit left over from some projects but it was clumpy so we just used it for the trim.

It cost us $20 to do the whole wall, here is what we bought
2 quarts of black chalkboard paint (we only used one so we returned the extra)
Blue tape to tape off the trim
Paint brush

Here is the before picture…
And after…

 I got this "chalk holder" at hobby lobby for $2.50 it's a dresser pull.
I saw the  “I want to have adventures with you” on pintrest and LOVED it, we were going to incorporate it into the nursery at first but it went so perfectly on the chalkboard wall that we just did it there.
The frames I had from thrift shopping and the owl is a hot pad I got for .50 cents a while back also from the thrift store. I had debated spray painting him but I’m so glad I didn’t cause he goes so well with the brassy/gold frames!
I got the old yard stick at a yard sale a few weeks ago for .50 cents. We cut it and put it on the wall to measure Zion as he grows. But once he gets taller than the yard stick we’ll have to think of something else 
So what do you think? do you like the black or did you like the blue better?
We LOVE it and can't wait for zi to be able to color all over it :)


Hello and happy Friday! I wanted to share with you an incredible project my friend Maddie over at Thriftary did recently. I am in LOVE and am dying to make one for our bedroom. She has a step by step tutorial, so go over to her blog and check it out!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Master Bathroom Updated

A few months back I found a set of 4 identical frames at the thrift store for $1.50 each. They were gold, until I painted them oil rubbed bronze, to match the chandelier of course.
So when we got back from Montana I printed four 8x10’s from Walgreens. I had 40% off so the total came to around $8 I think, can’t really remember.
Now they hang in our master bathroom. And the total project only costs $14.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Philippians 3:8

"What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake i have lost all things." Philippians 3:8
Montana October 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Thrifty Finds 10.14.11

I have a few thrifty finds for you this week,
I bought these frames from Joon.
I found this lamp for $4.88
The shade that came with it wasn't quite right so i am searching for a new one. I want a 16''-18'' drum shade but i've looked at world market, homegoods, ross, walmart and tjmaxx and haven't found anything. 
If you know of anywhere else i could look please let me know!

And i got this guy for only $1.50!
I can't wait to show you the finished products!!
If you know where to find cheap drum shades, please let me know :)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Bedroom Update-new spread!

Hey guys, a few weeks ago i got a new bed spread so i thought i'd share some pics with you of our master bedroom cause i've updated a few things since i last shared it.
I got the bedspread at Kohls. I opened a Kohls card when i bought it so i got 20% off. I got the bedspread and both shams for around $70. The last time i bought new bedding was over two years ago before we got married and i got that one on clearance at target for $27. so it was about time i did a little updating. and the best news is, the hubs LOVES it! 
What do you think of the bedroom and new bedding??


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