Saturday, June 18, 2011

Pickles and Ice Cream

I recently found out some wonderful news! Neal and I will be having another baby in January.
We already have a 2 and a half year old son named London and we already have been talking about this baby being
a girl! We won't find out until August 30th but we are going to be so excited to just be able to find out the sex of the baby together.
When I was pregnant with London, Neal was deployed to Afghanistan and came home a month early on a red cross.
He only got to experience the pregnancy as I was always hungry, getting fatter and being lazy. We were both Marines at that time and I worked up until the day I was induced with London.
This baby will most likely be my last baby, I always said I didn't want anymore babies after I'm 25 and I'll be 23 when this baby is born. So, we are really hoping for a sweet girl. If God gives us a boy we will be happy as well!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Dream a little Dream!

I recently was sent an e-mail from my wonderful mother-in-law!
{And she truly is a wonderful mother-in-law} She sent me photos from Adelle Enersen's Blog!
You should definitely check it out!
Aren't these photos absolutely fun, wishful, incredible and magical?!
What a great creativity this mom has!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A sweet burlap gift for one of my wonderful sisters

I love getting a gift that is made from hand. It lets me know that I am worth the time out of someone's crazy everyday life. My sister, Glenna who lives in Hawaii sent me a shirt from a very upscale club and bare essential makeup. I get so excited to get a package in the mail!
I am the kind of person who loves to throw tons of little gifts into a gift bag. So one of my gifts for her was very simple.

I cut 2 strips of burlap 11 in by 4 in then sewed the tops a half and inch.
I don't have a sewing machine and I am not too good at sewing by hand so after sewing the folds I came to the all mighty glue gun to glue the sides together. I then stuffed the burlap sack with some dollar store bath roses that smell amazing! I tied a blue grosgrain ribbon with some flowers on top. I had everything in my house already so this probably would of cost me around $5.

Filled with dollar store bath roses

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Old Brass Chandelier make-over!

I am so excited about my $3 Chandelier make-over!
I bought this brass chandelier at a thrift store knowing that it was not working so, I turned it into an outdoor chandelier for my front porch!
I painted the chandelier with spray paint primer paint and then 2 coats of spray paint and a glossy finish to protect the paint from water. I unscrewed the bulbs off and hot-glued down the petals and took some silver mardi gras beads white and also hot-glued them to the chandelier and tied a simple bow to the top. This project cost me a total of $30 {the flowers were what cost the most} Thanks to my wonderful neighbor valarie I got the chandy hooked screwed and ready to hang. I plan on changing this chandy when the seasons change!
Hope you like it!