Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Free is Beautiful!

So I talked before about my free dresser from Craig's List. It's the one that was missing a drawer. I definitely think that the girl that I got it from thought I was at least half crazy! But...I was so not passing up on this mid-cent mod dresser for free. Drawer or not. After driving through the rain and getting it home and staring at it for awhile, the hubby and I went to Home Depot and got some quarter round and some thin pine paneling and got to work recreating a drawer front. After we did that I realized that my original plan of staining the new front was not going to work. The color is a hard one to match and it is more of a veneer than solid wood on the fronts and it doesn't have a definite grain so the pine took the stain more than the other drawer fronts and it just wasn't looking like I imagined. SO...I decided to paint all of the drawer fronts. I went to HD again and got my paint and got them done during nap time. Which is always a plus! So here is my new old, dresser! I couldn't love it more!
Now I need to go and get those 3M picture hangers that are like Velcro. I don't want to put holes in my wallpaper and I have a few pictures that need to go up on the wall with Uncle Buck:) Maybe this week the pictures will go up so I can be completely finished with this project...for now.

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Loving this lamp! It's going to look perfect on top of my new dresser...I just painted the drawers! Once they dry I will post pictures! I am quite proud of it as it was a free Craig's List find and it was missing a drawer:)

I am also thinking about doing a little something like this on the wall behind it...not too sure yet.
Either way I am excited for a little pre-fall change!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Girl's Day= LOVE

Went here first and got the best pedicure I think that I have ever had. Wish I was rich so I could go every week....or even semi rich so I could go every two weeks:)
Went here and got new face wash...desperately needed:)Saw this and loved every minute of it! Need to read the book again now:)
Ate here. One of my favorite pizza places! Making me hungry thinking about it now! I think we should all have girl days at least once a month so we can stay centered and sane!

Somehow though I came home with a sore throat! Not exactly the ending that I had planned but with a day like that I am SO not complaining!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

There is no truer love...

{Than that of a little girl for her daddy}

I sure love these two...and I can't wait for my summer class to be over so I can see them for more than a few hours a day:) I'm hoping for some family time before classes start in the Fall! Although I cannot tell a lie! I am SO looking forward to Fall and all the lovely things that come with it!

We made granola last night in anticipation of this 105 degree weather going away!

{After School Granola}
3 c rolled oats
1 c mixed nuts and dried fruit
(I like the premixed kind in the bulk organic section myself)
Pinch of salt and cinnamon and my secret weapon CLOVES
1 tbsp veg oil
4 tbsp agave nectar (or honey)

{Mix all of this together and then bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes. Stir and let cool and then enjoy!}