Friday, September 30, 2011

Fab find Friday

Will be postponed until tomorrow. I am hoping to find A LOT of Fab Finds at Art in the Park, and if so I will for sure share them with you :)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Tipful Thursday

If you are looking for something to do this weekend head to Boulder City for Art in the Park. It is a huge art festival in the park. I look forward to it every year and am sooo excited it is finally here! Yay!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


This week I am loving:

  • that Monday we FINALLY got together with our friends the Fisher's for dinner. I felt like a total flake because we had to cancel on them 3 weeks in a row! But we were able to go this week and it was so much fun!

  • that I finally listened to my husband and took some time off jazzercise. Although I was sad to not teach for 2 weeks, my foot is feeling MUCH better! Woo hoo!

  • that Art in the Park is this weekend! I look forward to this all year and this year I am going with my girl Brittney! So excited!!

  • that my lil sista got a new job at Sephora! Yeah for more discounts! And I am so proud of her in everything she does :)

and as always I am loving this amazing life I have been blessed with and the super adorable guy I share my forever with!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fab Find Friday... on Tuesday.

Friday after work I went and did a little shopping. Just for fun with extra money I had from my birthday still. Here is one of the things I found:

It's hard to see but that clearance tag say $9.99... originally $49.99. Total savings of $40, I'd say that is a Fab Find :)

Framing a bathroom mirror

My most recent home project was framing our downstairs bathroom mirror. This was a super easy and cost effective way to spruce up our little bathroom and get rid of the BORING contractor style mirror. In total the project cost me $21 and I have tons of extra tiles I plan on using for another project!
So here is what I did.... Went to Lowes and bought a pack of tile like this:

and a tube of adhesive. Make sure you get something that says it works with ceramic tile. Then I took all the tiles off the backing and separated them into piles, decided on the pattern I wanted, and started gluing. When I reached the point where the tiles were going across the top of the mirror I used painters tape to hold them in place. Like this:

Make sure you let the tiles set overnight! Trying to see if they are dry sooner than that will only result in wiggling the tile loose, some cursing, and a little more gluing. After the tiles were completely set I took off the painters tape, cleaned the mirror, and took a step back to admire my handy work. I am totally in love with how it turned out!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


This week I am loving:

  • that I got to spend lots of time with my SIL and brand new nephew this weekend. He is so adorable and squishy and I just love him so much!!! and his momma too of course :)

  • my new tile framed bathroom mirror. I haven't finished it ALL the way yet... I am about 4 tiles short, BOO, I'm going to go get them and finish tonight! Pics tomorrow!

  • that my amazing husband will let me get fun kids games with his monthly video game pass ( it's like Netflix but for video games) He got me Rio. It's so much fun and I love spending time with him playing it :)

  • that Art in the Park is next weekend!!! Ahhhhh it's one of the things I look forward to every year and it's so much more fun now that I have a house to fill :)

  • that Modern Family season 2 came out on DVD yesterday and I am going to buy it tonight.

  • that shows finally start coming back on!!! I hate having to wait for the new seasons to start.

  • and as always I am loving my husband, family, and friends. I live such a blessed life and try my hardest everyday to deserve it :)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Tipful Thursday...

So this weekend I went to Town Square with my sister and she took me into Inglot, (it's a cosmetics store) which I have never been to before. They have sooo many fun colors and types of makeup! They are also very reasonably priced!! Earlier that day I did a little makeup session with one of my girlfriends Kayla, we talked about this new gel eyeliner I bought and how I was unsure if I liked it or not yet. Well Lex needed liquid eyeliner (that's why we went to Inglot) the super nice girl working at the store showed us a little tip... and this is what I will be sharing with you! She said she likes to use the gel eyeliner and mix it with Duraline, it basically turns the gel eyeliner into a liquid eyeliner! I was totally amazed! I always liked the way liquid eyeliner went on, but could never find one that stayed dark all day and didn't flake away. Gel eyeliner stay dark all day and don't flake but I have a much harder time getting it to just FLOW across my eyelid. So I bought some Duraline (it was like $9 and will seiously last YEARS) and went home to play. I LOVE it!!!! Not only does it turn a gel eyeliner into liquid, I also turned eyeshadow into a liquid liner!!! So many fun options :)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Morning love notes

One of my favorite things to wake up to is the cute little love notes Justin leaves me on the mirror. And sometimes I just don't want to erase them, but it's hard to clean the mirror around them. So I came up with a solution.... a love note chalkboard!! All I did was tape off a square, paint it with chalkboard paint, and hang an empty frame around it. It's perfection!!


This week I am loving:

  • that my Grandma is coming into town. I haven't seen her in over a year, it will be so nice to visit with her :)

  • that my SIL is coming into town with their brand new baby boy! Ahhhh I am so excited to meet him and of course see her!

  • that I am almost done with ALL of Ally Mcbeal!! 112 episodes at 45 minutes each.... that is A LOT of hours of my life!

  • that I went shopping with my beautiful little sister this weekend and got LOTS of cute stuff! And I love this picture of us!
And as always I am loving my amazing husband and the life we share together :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The King....

So did I ever tell you that I met the King himself?!?!? It's true I met Elvis.... okay obviously not the REAL Elvis, But this one is pretty close! While at a jazzercise event Breea (one of my super amazing class managers) and I had our picture taken with Elvis. You can be jealous if you want :)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Tipful Thursday

Ok this weeks tip is..... When painting a mural on your wall use chalk to draw it instead of pencil. Now I am sure pencil works just fine but I prefer chalk. While I was drawing my tree (pictures below) I, along with the help of my SIL, drew the tree on with chalk, this way if you make mistakes and don't like what you have drawn you just wipe it right of with a DRY rag. Then you just paint right over the chalk, your paint brush might get kind of goopy (not sure if that is a real word) just wipe it off and keep going! I am currently painting a design in our bedroom but I am not done yet. When I finish I will be sure to post a picture :)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


This week I am loving:

  • that I only have to work 2 more days!

  • that I am going on a quick Girls trip on Saturday! (I will write all about it when I get home!)

  • Fruit Ninja! Seriously the funnest game I have ever played! And a great workout! If you have a Xbox 360 and Kinetc I highly recommend buying it!

  • that I got 6 more bird houses for my collection for my birthday!

And as always I am loving my amazing husband, family, and friends!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Fab find Friday

Wednesday after work I found this super cute (and super heavy!!) mirror in my neighbors trash. So OF COURSE I took it. It's not stealing if they were throwing it away! Right?!?! Anyways, so I come upstairs with my new treasure and the first thing the hubs says is "Oh my wife". I'm going to assume that was a compliment. Well the mirror quickly found it's home in our master bedroom above our closet :)

Today I went shopping with some of my birthday money. Yay birthdays! Anyone who knows me well can tell you about my shoe addiction. So I am at TJ Maxx hoping to find some new shoes for my collection, and I find the most adorable shoes ad they were only $35! So I grab (what I think is) my size and try them on... no bueno, they do not fit. I very unhappily left the store and headed to Burlington Coat Factory. Well guess what?!?!? They had the same shoes and for only $20, and the best part, in my size!!!! I am a happy girl!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Tipful Thursday

I wear heels about 5 days a week. I love them!! What I don't love is when they slip off your heel while you walk.

One day while wandering around Target I saw these heel cushions. They are about $5 and WONDERFUL! I have them in every pair of heels I own (which if you ask my husband is way too many pairs) !

So my tip for you is... if you wear heels buy these!!!