Thursday, January 24, 2013

SPD & My First Giveaway!

Today is a good day!
Tomorrow is Friday.
I'm linking up for Saw it. Pinned it. Did it. again with Katie & Steph.
I get to leave work an hour early today to go have dinner with the family.
AND it's time for my first giveaway!!

This week, I decided to make a burlap pearl wreath.
Y'all may have seen it...
This is the original:

Source: via Kristen on Pinterest

I knew right away that I wanted it.
It didn't look too difficult, so I went to Hobby Lobby & picked up the supplies.
Let me give y'all a little advice... & you probably already know this, but just in case you don't...
Always check to see if the link leads to instructions!
I was super excited to get working on this & then when I sat down to do it there were no instructions, just a link to an etsy page.
So... I winged it.
It wasn't easy.
& it wasn't quick.
It did turn out pretty darn good if I do say so myself!

Here's what I used to make it:
(the fabric isn't pictured, sorry)

hot glue gun
hot glue

As far as instructions go...
First I wrapped the twine around the right side of the wreath.
Next I started cutting the burlap and trying to form similar shapes as in the original.
I glued all of the burlap pieces after I had them formed.
Then I started cutting the fabric and tried to form similar shapes as well.
I glued all of the fabric shapes into place.
Then, I added the pearls where they needed to go, wrapped some twine around the top & hung it up!

My finished wreath:

I think it turned out okay.. What do y'all think?

Linking up with Katie & Steph!

Don't forget to enter my first giveaway as a thank you to my readers!
I mean, who doesn't love Target?! ;]

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Good Morning Lovies!
I love Pinterest & I love Michelle over at the Vintage Apple so naturally I love linking up on Wednesdays for Oh, How Pinteresting!

I went a little crazy on pinterest this week...
You can follow me here!

Here are some of my favorite pins from the week:

Source: via Kristen on Pinterest

Come back tomorrow for my latest Saw it. Pinned it. Did it. project AND my very first giveaway! It's a good one, I promise! ;]

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

That Time My Boyfriend Bought Me a Nikon D5100...

Hey y'all!
I don't know about you... but I am thrilled that it's Tuesday... for two reasons.
One- that means it's not Monday anymore!
& Two- that means we're one day closer to the weekend! ;]

Now, on to the good stuff.
Last night, my boyfriend told me he wanted to take me somewhere. 
I didn't know where we were going, I didn't have to get dressed up or anything so I honestly had no idea...
We ended up at best buy & he said he wanted to give me my anniversary present early so I would have time to play with it before our actual anniversary (which is on Saturday).

The Nikon D5100 to be exact!

I was debating between the Nikon D5100 & the Canon Rebel t3i but after reading numerous reviews/facts/youtube videos/etc. I decided to go with the Nikon.
I'm sooooooo excited to learn how to use it & to actually have some high quality photos!

I've wanted a NICE camera for years now, but once I started my blog I knew I just HAD to have one.
I'll be overloading y'all with pictures from now on.
Sorry I'm not sorry! ;]

Linking up with Helene today for Tell Me About It Tuesday!

OH.. & I might just have a surprise for y'all one day this week.
& it's a good one!

& I just realized I used the word "y'all" entirely too much.
Oh well, I do live in Texas afterall :]

Monday, January 21, 2013

It's your world & I'm just in it.

So that title has nothing to do with this post.
Except for the fact that I've had Jason Aldean on repeat for the past two days.
I've loved him for years and years now & I just can't get enough.

About these past few days..
I did a whole lot of nothing and let me just say... it was AMAZING!
Friday night Darren & I went to see Broken City.
I'd give it a 4 out of 5. I love Mark Wahlberg :]
Here's the trailer, just incase you're interested:

 Saturday we went to the outlet mall by us & Darren bought me a dress to wear on our anniversary.
It's precious & I love love love it!
It's from Francesca's but I couldn't find it on their website so y'all will just have to wait to see it ;]

Yesterday I did a little shopping & then we went to my momma's house for dinner & to spend some time with the family!

Have y'all seen Pitch Perfect? If you haven't GO SEE IT NOW! I'm serious. It's so good. We've seen it six times now & I loooooove it.
Anyways, there's a scene in the movie where Beca sings a song & creates a beat with a cup & my 13 year old sister learned it  & taught it to me... It's pretty neat. 
Here's the video of Beca:

here's a photo dump of this weekend!

top left: wrinkles being cute, like always
top right: my delicious rita at lunch Saturday
bottom left: new nail color
bottom right: trying to get a good picture of me & wrinkles.. FAIL

Me & Deedsy being silly like always! I love that man! :]

Convo with one of my bff's. Her boss gave her a really nice entertainment center & it won't fit in her apartment so I told her she should sell it & this was her response. HAHA

I love weekends like this.
Where we have NO plans & we can just relax.
It was beyond amazing!

Now I'm off to work.. UGH!
Please tell me someone else out there has to work too?!
Everyone I know is off of work/school today except me.

Hope all of you lovies had as relaxing of a weekend as I did!
I'm linking up with the beautiful Sami!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Saw it. Pinned it. Did it. [Inspiration Board]

Hey y'all.
I've been kinda slacking when it comes to the blog lately.
Luckily I made it back just in time to link-up with my two favorite ladies, Katie & Steph for Saw it. Pinned it. Did it.
This week I made an inspiration board.
The second I saw this pin I knew I had to make it.
So last weekend I went out & bought the supplies & got to work!
Here's the original pin:
What you'll need:
a cork board, size of your choice [mine was 24 x 36]
fabric of your choice [I bought a yard & a half & had a little left over]
staple gun
things to put on your board
What you do:
one: place your fabric over the cork board & cut it to size, leaving a little overlapping on all sides.

two: iron out any creases

three: staple the fabric to the back of the cork board [or have your wonderful boyfriend/fiance/husband do it for you ;]]

four: decorate your inspiration board with anything that inspires you! :]

Now I just need to find the perfect place to put it & I'll be all set.
Can't wait to see what everybody else pinned this week!
Be sure to link-up!

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

OHP & Painting with a twist!

Normally I like Wednesdays...
This week, not so much.
I had the day off yesterday & have to go back to work today :(
Oh well, I guess I should be grateful that I at least got yesterday off when there were millions of people who had to work.
On to the good stuff.
Last night I went to Painting with a Twist with my mom.
It was one of my Christmas gifts & I LOVED IT!
If you don’t know what it is, it’s a painting class where you BYOW.
I brought a bottle of moscato courtesy of my wonderful momma.
The painting that was featured last night was an Eiffel tower,
Which was BEYOND perfect & near & dear to my heart.
My grandma passed away in July of 2009 & she was from France so anything to do with France always reminds us of her.
My mom thought it would be special if we could go to this class together & have a piece of my grandma to take home with us.
Great idea mom! I loved it & I love my painting.
Missing you always grandma petie! <3 o:p="o:p">
Now, on to OHP with michelle.
Go link up, you know you want to :)
Incase you don't already follow me, you can follow me here!
Source: via Kristen on Pinterest
Source: via Kristen on Pinterest
Source: via Kristen on Pinterest
Source: via Kristen on Pinterest
Anddddd that’s itfor now.
I’m almost finished writing my new years resolutions/goals post then I promise I’ll share them with y’all!