Monday, March 22, 2010

Decorations for a 6 year old's Birthday!

My only baby girl turned the BIG 6 on Friday!  She wanted a Butterfly Birthday!  So we headed off to search for some fun things. 

We found these flowers that had
butterflies mixed in with them.

We played a fun game where we hide a butterfly outside
with their name on it and they had to go
outside and find it with their nets. 
After they got to pick a prize! 

These are the prizes that we found.  Some fun butterfly wings...

Some necklaces and we made each girl a hair flower!
She and the girls had a great time!

Friday, March 19, 2010

A Pin Board Re-done

Here is another project that I have done for my friends little girls room.  This is for her eldest daughter.  The mirror in the post down below is for her middle daughter.  Her eldest daughter "A", is 8 years old.  So we wanted to do a room for her that she can grow into.  I found this pin board at the thrift store for $4.  I spray painted it a high-gloss black, cut out some burlap, glued it on with my hot glue gun, took some pretty damask ribbon and glued that on!  I think it turned out pretty great!



Now with the ribbon.  I think it just tops it off!

A Pretty new Pin Board for a pretty girl!

Monday, March 15, 2010

A Mirror Makeover

My Good friend needed help with her kids' rooms.  I told her I would be happy to help!  I also said that I could do each bedroom for $100!  So, thrift store here I come!  Here is a mirror that I found and madeover for one of her girl's bedroom!

Here is how it started out!
$10 Mirror
Wasn't really going for the Safari
theme, so it had to be changed!

Had some damage that I fixed up
with some good 'ol wood putty!

Got out my trusty cans of primer and paint

Primed and painted the edges

Layed out my scrapbook paper and
decided which order I wanted them to go in.
Paper $4

I took each paper one by one and layed the straight edge of the paper against the straight edge of the mirror and then with my finger I just ran along the curve to dent the paper.  I then cut it out, layed them in place and applied modge podge to the mirror and layed down my paper.  Be sure to press well to get out all the bubbles.

Here it is all done!


I hope they will be Happy with the results!
Total cost $14

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Cute Kid Rooms

Here are some fun children's rooms I wanted to share!
I ran across them at various Home Shows over the years

Have a Super Saturday!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Home Staging

My good friend is a real-estate agent and asked me for some help on a house that she is selling. 
Of course I was flattered and said YES!  The house was in really good shape, just needed some things moved around and some things taken down to make it more buyer friendly.
 You will have to excuse the pictures! 
The time of the day made the lighting hard to work with!

Moved all of the previous furniture and brought up this lovely mirror and sofa table from their basement and added these two cute lamps that were hidden in the bedroom!

This kitchen was very nice before!  Just took down a few of the owners things off of the cabinets to give it a fresh new look!  Note to sellers:  Always be sure to clean off your fridge!
Sorry, no before pics.  I took away 2 of the chairs,
cleared off the table and moved it away from the wall to make the space appear larger

Was a toy room for their grandkids, but I thought it was
 important to make this room what it is supposed to be.

Added a bed that we got from their basement as well!


Moved the bed to a different wall, added some
art found in the basement, and added a cute little lamp.

The owner loves to sit on the loveseat in her room and knit and watch TV,
but was just fine with us moving things around if it makes it easier for her to sell her house!

Brought up a wing back chair from the basement and
added a side table to make a nice sitting area.

Only a few simple small changes were needed in this home to make it seller ready!  We left a small list for the owners to do on their own that will help them out in their journey of selling their home.

-Clean out closets
-Cut down perrineals in yard
-Clear out the unfinished room in the basement
-Remove some furniture from finished area in the basement

Not hard things to do, but will make a big difference! 
You have to make your house, when selling, so that people don't have to imagine it a different way.  People make up their minds if they are going to buy a place or not within the first 15 seconds! 
Make your first impression count! 

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Spring Thrift Decor!

I have always wanted a old wire or wooden basket to put on my porch.  As luck would have it, I found one yesterday at the thrift store!  Along with a spring looking flower thing!  It made a nice addition to my Spring Decor!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Beautiful Blogger Award

The blogging world has been quite fun for me!  I have met a lot of fun people and have been very inspired by all of the "Beautiful Blogs"! 
This afternoon I was very excited to see that I had an award from Krista at The Gathering Place! 
Thank you Krista! 
 I will follow her lead and pass this on...

Rubies Place
The Pleated Poppy
From my Feathered Nest
Room to Inspire

And tell you something's that you don't know about me!
1.  I "LOVE" to sleep!  (Don't we all) 
 I am not a nice person when I get woke up early or
don't get my full 8 hours!

2.  I love to exercise!  It keeps me mentally stable!

3.  My favorite food that I eat every single day is Salsa! 
 I am not so sure it is even considered a food.  Maybe a condiment! 
Besides eating it with tortilla chips, which I do, I eat it with eggs, avocado's cut up, by itself with a spoon, on a salad, etc...  I LOVE it!

4. I was on a Jump Rope team as a kid! 
We would travel around and perform at Basketball games and competitions.  It was a lot of fun!  I can even still do most of it!
5.  I love Egyptian history!  I would love to go to Egypt someday and learn more about it and take some neat tours!

6.  I am a "Tomboy" at heart. 
I "hate" to get ready, love to work hard outside,
& don't mind getting dirty. 

7.  I am a little accident prone!  I have had stitches 5 times, broke my left arm, broke my right foot, broke my tailbone 3 times giving birth, hyperextended my left knee, tore and had my ACL reconstruted on my right knee, and had a stress fracture in my left foot!

Hopefully that was not too informative!  Maybe more than ya'll wanted to know! 
Now go ahead and pass your award on! 
And always remember to...
 "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are!
~ Theodore Roosevelt
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