It’s just a closet…

Seriously, right? Why bother. Weeeell, just a tiny bit of paint really does help. A lot. Seriously. My favorite colors are neutral tans. White is just to hospital-ish. Just adding some paint to the walls in your closet really makes it so much warmer. Just see for yourself... BEFORE: AFTER: I know! Fo shizzle, right?! Check out some more angles: Before: After: Before: After: Ain't my boy just ah-dorable! Now I just need to add a better light fixture so my pictures aren't so dark! Wouldn't a cute little chandelier be just so... cute?! Oh, and I painted all the … [Read more...]

Oh no they didn’t!

For six months I get to live in the SUNSHINE STATE! One reason I am enjoying my stay here is the beautiful weather. The sun shines, the temperature is perfect, there's a subtle breeze. Did I mention the sunshine? Here's what my view looks like from my living room: Nice, right?! And SUNNY!! Three weeks ago we received notice that all apartments would be receiving a balcony renovation. Great! Mine could certainly use new tile. The renovation was suppose to last only a few days - long enough to rip out the tile and lay new tile. Can you understand my frustration when, THREE WEEKS … [Read more...]

My House

I've added a new tab! I'll post it here as well, but I tabbed it so it's easy to find and link back to. Click here to link to the tab. I'm from TEXAS, yee haw!! and my home is in a suburb of Dallas. Here is a picture of it the day we closed on it in October 2008. Currently though I'm living in an apartment in CALIFORNIA. It's long and complicated, but related to my husband's job. We will live in a furnished apartment in Beverly Hills from January 2010 - June 2010. After that we will move back home to Texas. Here is the view from my balcony. Here are a few pictures of my … [Read more...]

New shelves

Here's my breakfast nook/dining room: I don't like the picture on the wall and wanted to put something else there instead. I found these totally adorable shelves at Ross. The big one was $10 and the little one was $7. Lucky me! So I hung them up instead of the picture. Notice my plant? … [Read more...]

English muffin pizzas

These are so easy! It's a pretty simple, kinda lame thing to post, but my kids just love them so much and they are so easy! To make them, Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Cut English Muffins in half length-wise. Lay them cut side up on your baking pan (my favorite is my stoneware from Pampered Chef!) and add pizza sauce to each. You can use marinara sauce or spaghetti sauce, but I prefer to use actual pizza sauce. This is my favorite: Lay cheese slices over them. I usually use grated mozarella, but I didn't have any so I just sliced colby-jack for each (and they … [Read more...]

Flashback Friday!

Each Friday I'm going to make a post about something I've made or done from a loooong time ago. I might even post pics of me as a child! Yay! Without further adieu, may I present to you my nursery! I painted and decorated this nursery for my firstborn in 2002. I kept the same theme and added pink when my daughter was born in 2004. The entire poem border is hand painted. Many have asked if I used a stencil - no, I free-handed the entire poem which reads: Star Light Star Bright, First star I see tonight I wish I may, I wish I might have this wish I wish tonight. It … [Read more...]

Steal of a deal

I totally lucked out last week at Target. I found all sorts of great stuff on clearance, but one of my favorites are these two pictures I got for $2.48 each! The best part is that I don't even have to refinish the frames or anything! No painting or sanding. They are great just the way they are. Each time I look at the Hollywood picture I'll be reminded of getting to live in LA and also that I actually bought the Hollywood picture at Target in West Hollywood. Sentimental value... And of course I had to buy the matching Las Vegas one because... well.., it matched. … [Read more...]