Saturday, May 5, 2012

Something I Used From Pinterest!

Today I used a neat trick that I learned from a Pinterest post.  It was a new idea for hanging things on walls.  It involved using blue painters tape to mark the areas you need to put nails or other wall hangers. I used the blue tape to mark the back of the item to be hung on the wall.  I used a piece of tape that started at one wall hanging loops on the back of the item and ended or cut the tape at the second loop on the back of the item to be hung up. In this case the item to be hung up is a jewelry box that hangs on the wall and has frames for multiple photos on it's front.  I got it on clearance at Kohl's for $12.00.

I then took the tape off of the back of the jewelry box/frame and put it on the wall where I wanted it to hang.  I put the nails in the wall and then got the level and balanced it on the two nails sticking out to see if the nails were level and thankfully they were.  So I removed the tape and hung my jewelry box!

Here is a picture of the box hanging up just outside my closet door.  The pictures are not mine but it is hung up and not sitting in the bottom of a closet anymore.

Here a pic of the jewelry box with my photos added.  Now it is perfect!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

My New Favorite Place at the Mall

Today when visiting the mall, I found the cutest most wonderful shop.  It is called Truly, Madly, Sweetly and they sell the most yummy looking cupcakes and cupcake sized cheesecakes and coffee.  It is decorated pink and white and black and I was just drawn to it.

This is a picture from the window so you can see the trees in the background.

This is a picture of my adorable date!  He chose a cookies and cream cupcake and devoured it before I could even snap a pic.
 I chose a red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting and it was heavenly!!

 I could only eat half because it was so rich so I took the rest home!

We washed down our cupcakes with a warm and delicious mocha!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Celebration of My Anniversary of My 29th Birthday!!

Yesterday was my birthday and is my newest custom, I celebrated the anniversary of my 29th birthday which is my way of losing count of how old I actually am!!!

I had a fantastic day with my awesome husband and son.  

Here are some of the cards I received.

My sweet baby boy got me this cupcake card and I loved it so much I played it over and over again like a little kid!

My awesome boys also got this adorable Hello Kitty cake for me!  It is soooo cute and I totally loved it so much I didn't want to let anyone eat it.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Latest project!

I have been busy with spring cleaning type activites lately.  I even replaced all of the outlet covers and switch covers in our house.  Let me just say that there are a lot in our house - I changed almost 200 between the outlets and the switches.

This is what the outlets looked like before.

 Here is what the new covers look like.  I so totally love them. 

Saturday, April 14, 2012


My husband just surprised me with a new cell phone cover and I just wanted to share it with everyone

Is it the cutest ever???  I totally love it! It is a little hard to fit in my pocket now but I will make it work!

Sunday, April 8, 2012


I just wanted to share a few pics of our Easter 

Here are the Easter eggs we dyed.  The eggs on the left we used kool-aid to dye and found them way too boring.   So we got out the vinegar and used the regular tablets to get the much brighter colors.

Here is a picture of my pseudo mantle. It is really an inlaid shelf above our fireplace. 

I used a printable I found online here  and framed it with a frame I bought at Michaels' with a 40% off coupon. 

I also dyed pasta in ziploc bags with food coloring and painted beans with spray paint in a box until they were well covered.  I put the beans and pasta in the apothecary jars I made with candle holders from the Dollar Store that I spray painted white and jars from the Dollar Store and wooden finials from Hobby Lobby that I glued onto the lids that I painted white too.  

I spray painted a Corona bottle white and a Ragu jar light blue and added a bunny and a few tulips I got on clearance from Walmart!!!

This is a picture of the cards my mom sent to our family, the beautiful tulips my husband surprised me with and the eggs that we colored on my kitchen countertop!  I love the tulips and hope they last, but I do not have a history of being good with live plants.  

Here is a picture of my Easter dinner without the turkey.  I forgot to take a  picture of it.  We had turkey, corn, mashed potatos, cranberry sauce, stuffing, rolls, deviled eggs, my special fruit salad/jello stuff and gravy.  

Here is my adorable Easter cake (if I do say so myself).  I love how it turned out!!

What did you do for Easter??

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Got my centerpiece goin' on!!

Here is my version of the adorable/simple/colorful Easter centerpiece that has been going around  Pinterest.  Even my husband and son commented on how they liked it and they never notice decorations around the house

This is the original version - I decided it needed more jelly beans and another row of Peeps.

This is the final version!!  I like it much better!!