Monday, July 25, 2011

thanks friend

Friday, June 10, 2011

nursery {for a baby girl}

well my daughter is 9 months old. time to post about her nursery before i move her into a big girl room.

when I did the nursery i did it on a shoestring budget. I tried to use things I already had. plus some paint. and a little fabric. the furniture was purchased at consignment sales or garage sales. or was free. the big project with the nursery were the yellow strips on the wall. a lot of work. worth it though in my opinion.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

put a bird on it?

remember that ugly {yep, i said it, ugly} painting i got from my grandma? well some primer and paint later...

now what to put on it?

my friend liz shared this link with me. so funny. maybe i should put a bird on the painting?

Friday, February 25, 2011

these are a few of my favorite {spring} things

moss covered "rocks".

{um, not rocks, styrofoam, which is a little more kid friendly than rocks. $3 at walmart.)

foliage or "faux"liage in my case.

{one day i hope to replace my fake plants with real ones. before i do that i need to get a greener thumb. pottery barn seems be loving foliage too, as their spring catalog is filled with it. plants pictured are from ikea, but normally i buy at hobby lobby when they are 50% off. remember that fake plants can be "taken apart", which i highly recommend!}


{bird, a couple bucks at michaels. birdhouse $1 at michaels. birdcage... a little more expensive, but i've been wanting a bird cage for a while, so i have been saving my christmas money to buy one. or in my case, two. they were 40% off at michaels, so i got two for around $15.}


{hand painted = free! i highly recommend buying trace paper. super helpful.}


{love the shadow boxes! already thinking about what to put in them for summer and fall!}

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

spring entry

i've been decorating up a storm lately.

that is what happens when you exercise and eat right. you don't feel the need to nap.

i guess.

remember those shadow boxes i used in my winter entry {with the gloves and snowflakes}? well, they are back. this time with branches and butterflies!

once you have the shadow boxes you can change out what is in them to fit your mood or the season. i bought the butterflies for a couple bucks at michaels {shhh, don't tell hobby lobby} and the paper and branches were found in my home.

before i show you these next pictures i give this disclaimer: my entry is the hardest place for me to take pictures. i prefer natural light so i don't need to use my flash. unfortunately our entry is lacking in lighting. boo hoo.

so, i may try again later {with my husband's guidance} to get some better pictures. in the meantime, more of my spring entry.

Monday, February 21, 2011

5 minute art

hmmm. something is missing.

{5 minutes later}

there. that is better.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

DIY art: part 1

my grandma gave me this:

i am sooooo excited!

{right now you are probably thinking, what the what? has this lady gone crazy? if you want a hint of my plan with it, go here: layla}