May 21, 2015

Modern Rustic Crib Mobile

Well hello there friends!

Our little boy's nursery is coming along great and we're almost finished with it! It feels SO good to say that, let me tell ya! I give props to the pregnant women in their 8th-9th month preparing a nursery but that is not for me. I like to have everything done at least a month before the baby's due date so I can have time to just breathe. Anyone else feel the same way?

The latest project to get crossed of our nursery to do list is this MODERN RUSTIC CRIB MOBILE I made after being inspired by a twig I found in my craft stash. 

What was a twig doing in my craft stash? Don't ask. The important thing here is the twig found its purpose. 

You're welcome twig.

May 1, 2015

Modern Rustic Nursery Progress

Hello friends!!

As promised I'm doing a quick update on what's been going down in our baby boy's nursery (we still don't have a name yet so "baby boy" is what we've been referring to him as lol).

Today marks the beginning of my third (and final) trimester and it feels so good to be getting things crossed off our to do list for this nursery!

I now have a style/s to describe this nursery: Modern Rustic!

I wasn't sure where I'd be taking this space in the beginning but after some changes and tweaks, I think I'm finally happy where this place is going.

This is how you last saw the nursery in my latest nursery progress update:

Apr 23, 2015

DIY Wooden Arrow: The newest addition to my gallery wall

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Hello lovely friends!

Today I'm over my sister's house watching my niece (and daughter but then again I always watch her!) so I thought I'd write a quick post sharing my newest gallery wall love: this DIY Wooden Arrow that adds a little more interest and charm to my gallery wall.

I have an OBSESSION with arrows (there will be quite a few of them in the nursery) and this was the perfect way to incorporate one into our living room!

When I first added this gallery wall to my living room, it only consisted of framed pieces. And although I loved it and was so happy I finally had a gallery wall, I knew that at some point I would be adding some interesting pieces with  different shapes than a rectangle or square. In other words, I just didn't want frames for a gallery wall. I love when there's a few interesting pieces to break up the frames.

I got my inspiration from this wooden arrow from Liz at Love Grows Wild but instead of using wood pallet, I used left over scrap wood we had from my Rustic Industrial Chalkboard.

I don't have a tutorial for you since I made this on a whim (with the help of my awesome husband) one Saturday afternoon. Sometimes I can get a little carried away and forget to take pictures.

You can, however, check out Liz's tutorial or this one from Mypinterventures. There's really so many tutorials out there! Just type in DIY wooden arrow on Pinterest and you'll see what I mean.

To glue my pieces together I used *Liquid Nails since this is by far the best adhesive I have ever used on a project!

I used my favorite gray stain, *Rust-Oleum's Weathered Gray to give it a nice gray wash and then I lightly sanded the whole piece down to distress it a tad.

I used my trusty *Command Strips to hang my new arrow and it's holding up great! I love these strips for hanging things on the wall without making ugly holes! I always buy the package that comes with assorted sizes for holding different weights. Genius idea!

Isn't it pretty? It's obvious I used too much glue and you can see where the stain didn't take because of the glue...oops. I still love it though!

This is what my gallery wall currently looks like and I have a feeling it's not going to stay like this. Nothing in this house ever stays the same for long! I love adding and rearranging things around the house, don't you?

Aside from the arrow, my other "interesting pieces" are the small plates and the gold key I got from Hobby Lobby and spray painted gold. Gold just rocks. Gold will always rock. Period.

So what do you guys think? Do you love arrows as much as I do?

You can visit my Project Gallery page for even more DIY ideas!

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Apr 17, 2015

4 Makeup Tips For Eyeglass Wearers + Firmoo Eyeglasses Review

Firmoo provided me with a pair of eyeglasses for review but as always all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Hello friends!

Today I'm going to be sharing my favorite makeup tips for eyeglass wearers and reviewing this fabulous pair of eyeglasses from Firmoo.

If you wear eyeglasses you know how easy it is to let your makeup routine get a little boring. But it doesn't have to be that way! You can rock any look- yes even a dramatic smokey eye- as long as you incorporate these 4 Makeup Tips For Eyeglass Wearers that will ensure your makeup doesn't get overlooked behind your eye wear, even if they are as fabulous as these glasses!

Apr 10, 2015

DIY Rustic Deer Head Silhouette {no fancy machine needed!}

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Hello friends!

Our little boy's nursery is coming along great thanks to some awesome DIY ideas and my second trimester burst of energy!

Speaking of the nursery, I'll have to do another update soon because I've totally changed what I had going on before.  It's becoming a Modern Rustic Nursery with some industrial touches and I couldn't be happier with the direction it's going! Eeek!

This DIY RUSTIC DEER HEAD SILHOUETTE is the perfect piece for incorporating the rustic aspect into this nursery and it was free to make. That's right friends, free. I had everything on hand and it sorta came together when inspiration struck. I love it when that happens, don't you?

It's easy and it doesn't even require you to use a handy dandy silhouette machine!

Apr 6, 2015

Painting a Door The Easy Way

Hello there friends!

For the last couple of weeks I've been jam packed with energy and the need to get as many things crossed off our "home projects to do list" as possible.

Call it early nesting, the second trimester boost of energy everyone talks about or just the fact that it's Spring and I usually get like this around this time every year. Either way, I LOVE it and I'm definitely taking advantage of it!

One of the things I've been wanting to get crossed off my list for a long time is painting our front door.

I thought painting a paneled door would be somewhat of a tedious task because of all the nooks and crannies and the many different directions of the faux wood grain.

But I was sooooooo wrong! The technique I used for painting my door was not only super easy but super quick! And I didn't even take it off it's hinges or remove any pieces!

And best of all the finish is flawless!

Mar 30, 2015

Mary Kay® Queen of Country Inspired Look

Disclosure: Brought to you by Mary Kay. All opinions are my own.

Hey there, friends!

You all know this girl loves to try new products, especially makeup products! I've never used Mary Kay® makeup before, which is why I was so excited to do this post! I just love trying new products and telling you about them!

Did you know that Mary Kay® is the official Beauty Sponsor of the 50th Annual Academy of Country Awards? You go Mary Kay®!

They gave me three country music-inspired looks to draw inspiration from: Queen of Country, All-American Girl, and Boho Beauty. As you can see, I picked Queen of Country!

Mar 9, 2015

Progress in the Nursery

Hello lovely friends!

As some of you may know we are expecting a bundle of cuteness and joy in July and of course that means getting a nursery ready for his or her arrival!

I loved putting together our firstborn's nursery so I couldn't wait to get started on this one! And even though we don't know the gender as of today (we will tomorrow though!), we still did a few improvements that we knew we wanted for either gender.

So I invite you to come along and see what we've done so far!