Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Weekend Recap

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  I am co-hosting for another great WEEKEND RECAP with Bella! AND, I was lucky to take Monday off work so I had a great extended weekend. 

Friday night, the hubby and I had a nice dinner at Lucilles BBQ with some friends, and man was it good! I always love a good BBQ dinner :)

Saturday was spent looking at granite and having a nice breakfast with my parents.  Then I cleaned the rest of the day/night and processed orders from my Etsy shop!

Sunday I layed out by the pool and I was so excited because my Aunt and cousin were in town from North Carolina later that night! So we cooked dinner and spent some great time with them.

Monday we woke up super early and were basically the first people to walk into Disneyland.  We spent all day at the park (both California Adventure and Disneyland) and my other Aunt and cousin came down for the day to spend it with all of us.  My husband and I both purchased annual passes again and I am so excited that we will be able to go to Disneyland this year whenever we want! (Jumping for JOYYYYY).
We ate at my FAVORITE Chicken place inside Disneyland and it was not crowded at the park all day.  We were able to go on SO many rides (without fast passes!)  It was so great!

and I HAD to post this because I totally BEAT my husband.. BOOM!  318,500!   (although not the highest I've ever scored aha!)

(Me on the right)  But can we talk about how angry I look...   totally focussed.

Friday, April 10, 2015

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Gorgeous Bridal Jewelry

Are you a Bride-To-Be in the midst of planning your Happily Ever After? Have you even thought about wedding jewelry yet?  One of my girlfriends has the cutest Bridal Jewelry, and not only can you wear it on your special day, but you can wear it with other outfits too!
(Now that's a way to spend money and make sure your dollar goes a long way!) 

I have been eying that bracelet!  I would totally wear that time and time again!

Chloe + Isabel

Well NOW you can WIN your bridal jewelry from Chloe & Isabel.  Head on over to my friends facebook page, type that I referred you and tag a girlfriend and you could BOTH win some fabulous jewelry!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Kitchen Renovation {1}

As many of you already know we are going through a kitchen remodel.  I thought I'd document the crazy journey since I am still in somewhat of a writers block!  We have a pretty smaller kitchen, and there are a few updates that definitely needed to be done, as well as to make it more usable!

Here's the before images I took..

You can tell it is very outdated!  The tiles and sink had to go! and we needed to do something with those cabinets! 

It's crazy to see it so empty! But "hopefully" in a few short weeks it will all be completed and I will be in LOVE with it!

Stay tuned for more updates!

In the meantime, check out my facebook page, instagram account, and etsy shop and follow me!


Monday, April 6, 2015

Weekend Recap

Happy Monday lovies! I hope you all had a fantastic Easter Weekend!  I sure did!
On Saturday I picked out tiles for a backsplash in our kitchen, and did some retail therapy!
On Sunday I spent the day at my parents enjoying the sunshine, pool, and had a great BBQ Filet dinner!

We are starting demolition on our kitchen remodel this Tuesday! I am so excited, but also stressed because we have boxes of all our kitchen items around the house.  Hopefully it only takes them 3 weeks to complete everything! Fingers Crossed!
How did you spend your weekend?

Thursday, April 2, 2015


Attention all Brides, bride-To-Be's, and former Brides! There is an awesome giveaway going down on my Instagram page.  Check it out and make sure to enter!
The image you will find on my instagram for the giveaway is below:


Sunday, March 29, 2015

Weekend Recap

Good morning and Happy Monday lovies!  It's time for another Weekend Recap!  I am co-hosting with Bella from Bella and The City!

Friday evening we kept it pretty low key and I processed a few orders before starting out the weekend.

On Saturday,  I had one of my best girlfriends color my hair and then we went out for lunch after at one of my favorite sandwich shops!  It's called Stefano's and boy are they good!  We each got our own salads, and shared a cucumber side salad as well as a rice salad.  I brought my hubby home a delicious sandwich.  After a late lunch I started getting ready for the night and head into town at my favorite line dancing bar called The Ranch.  We had too much fun! I love that place!

On Sunday I slept in till about 11, and got ready to head to brunch with my cousin and husband.  My hubby went golfing with my cousins husband and we met them for a brunch on the golf course after.  It was delicious and such a beautiful day out.  I of course had a Bloody Mary to start, and ordered the seared ahi salad.   It was pretty much heaven on earth!

How did you spend your weekend? I'd love to hear!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Royal Design Studio Review

Royal Design Studio contacted me to test out one of there fabulous stencils.  Heck-friggen-YES I am interested!  I have always been a lover of stencils and when I was contacted I couldn't have been more excited!  Since I recently started my Etsy business in October of 2014, I needed a safe keeping for my supplies! (That and I really needed to start organizing my life!)  I am so excited to share with you my project that I am so proud of!  I chose to refurbish my original nightstand and transform it into a cute workstation that matched the theme colors of my office:: Tiffany Blue.

I chose the Small Tangier Lattice Stencil from the Moroccan Stencils Collection.    I have been obsessed with Moroccan designs for the past year and the Tangier Lattice Stencil was the perfect fit for my office!  I chose Tiffany blue paint for my nightstand and white for the stencil design overlay.

My nightstand was originally my grandparents and my parents had it repainted about 10 years ago.  Over time, the paint on my nightstand started to get funky as I placed beverage glasses on it over the years, so it was time for an updated look!  We had to place a lot of our belongings in storage last year and these little rusty looking circles developed on top of the nightstand.  Gross right?  Let's just say.. it was time.


I started by sanding down the top layer of the nightstand and worked my way to the front and sides.  It took me a good hour or so to sand it to where I wanted it to.  Then I smoothed out the top so the paint would go on even.   (I purchased my paint from Home Depot, and they mixed up the color I wanted and were very helpful on how much paint I needed.  I probably only spent about $6 on paint and they mixed the primer right in with the paint.) 


After sanding it all down, I started applying a primer.  (I used the spray kind-- it was so easy! AND it dried within minutes!)


Once the primer dried, I began painting the Tiffany Blue color onto my nightstand.  Simple as that.  I used the same brushstrokes throughout the whole nightstand.  It only took a few hours to dry and then I did one more layer of paint to make sure it was perfect. (Looks better already doesn't it?)

I let the paint dry overnight to make sure it was completely dry before using my Small Tangier Lattice Stencil. I got my white wood paint and taped my stencil down where I wanted it to lay.  I started by dabbing the white paint within the holes of the stencil and slowly worked my way from one side to the other.  I made sure to paint two layers of white while my stencil was still taped down.   
(Side note- I spray painted a glass prior to this project so that's why the stencil is black!

Once it was dry, it was ready for me to put it to use in my home office!  I love how it turned out! It makes the perfect addition to my office and is a constant reminder of happiness! (Since I did this project all by myself!)

I lined the inner drawer with a cabinet liner (found in the kitchen section at Bed Bath and Beyond).

The stencil was so easy to use and made my dresser beautiful and unique!  It looks so cute in my office amongst the matching magnet board and cork board!  Plus it fits most of my crafts for my Etsy shop.  (Make sure to stop by sometime and follow my Etsy account on Instagram.)

In the meantime, make sure to check out Royal Design Studios Flickr page. It contains inspiration and project ideas. (The inspiration makes me want to do another project!)
You can also check out How to Stencil tutorials and information on the Royal Design Studio site!