Thursday, September 27, 2012

Owl Themed Baby Shower

My friend Sarah and I, hosted an owl themed, girl baby shower for our friend.  Here's some of the pictures of the decorations and food!  The color theme for this shower was pinks and light teal.



Sunday, September 23, 2012

DIY Fall Wreath

Since it's almost Thanksgiving, it's about time I get around to posting my fall wreath!  I used the same wreath from Halloween (if you missed that, click here).  I simply removed the Halloween flowers and made some new ones.  I used fleece because Wal-Mart didn't have the fall colors in felt.  I made two different types of flowers.  Then I added a sparkly "D" with some fall ribbon.  The letter was a cheap unfinished wood one that I painted and glitterfied (yep, I just made up a word!).  The ribbon was a roll I got on clearance from Michaels for $1.  All in all, this was a cheap wreath!

Wreath-already had
Flowers-4 colors of fleece
Wooden "D"-already had, but it's less than $1 normally.

Halloween Mantle

It's been cooler around here, so I got out my Halloween decor.  I love the colors for Halloween!  I used three rolls of deco mesh (but still have leftovers), a big roll of black and purple from Hobby Lobby and a smaller roll of orange from Michael's.  If you live around St. Louis, I highly suggest visiting the Michael's off of Brentwood...the store is two stories.  I was in crafter's heaven! 


New Front Door & Fall Wreath

During the grueling, hot summer, my wooden front door warped and was no longer functional.  I've wanted to paint the door for a long time, but getting a new door had never crossed my mind.  Funny how those home repairs pop up unexpectedly!  So to Lowes, I went.  I found a beautiful door that was actually on clearance and in my price range.  It only came in white, which meant I had to paint my new door.  I chose a teal color from Lowes.  I followed this tutorial with the one exception of adding Floetrol to my paint to reduce brush strokes.  It turned out better than I had expected.  Without further ado, here she is:
While I would love to only have the main door, it isn't feasible with my dogs.  So, the next step is to get a full glass (with a screen) storm door.  It will show off my new door a lot more!  Here's a current shot with the storm door.  Hey, it's progress!
In addition to the front door, I also made a new fall wreath.  I love the colors together!  I cannot take credit for the idea behind the wreath, I followed this tutorial .


Wednesday, February 29, 2012

I'm in love with Green Smoothies!

In an effort to eat healthier, I've been making green smoothies every morning for breakfast.  It sounds gross, but is actually so good!  I love them.  My favorite personal concoction is:

  • Fresh Spinach
  • 2 tablespoons of Greek yogurt
  • Almond Milk
  • 1 frozen banana (sliced into pieces)
  • Frozen strawberries
  • Frozen blueberries
The berries cover up the taste of the spinach!  I've also heard carrots are a good addition, but I'm not sure I would like the texture.  Carrot juice has also been recommended.  I will definitely be picking up some of that next time I'm at the store!