Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Family Sign

I had a few pieces of scrap wood and didn't want to throw them out so I decided to turn one into a family sign. I've seen so many of them on other blogs but never thought I could make one because I don't have a "Cricut".

I got creative and here's what I did......

I laid out my scrap of wood:

Painted it; Laid out my lettering (just printed it off my computer in a really large font):

Laid my lettering ontop of the painted wood, with transfer paper in between:

 Then I traced each letter out onto the wood:

(I won't lie, this step was a pain in the neck but only took about an hour.)

Finally, I painted the letters in:

Beyond The Picket Fence

Thrilling Thursday at Paisley Passions



The DIY Show Off

Running With Glitter

My Backyard Eden

Monday, March 28, 2011

Spring Break 2011

We had a great Spring Break this year!

We spent a few days at the Gaylord Palms Resort~
It was beautiful!!
The resort is huge and the center of it is a gigantic atrium with fish, waterfalls, amazing flowers and alligators.......


The view from our room......

The pool was amazing.....

Went to a Yankee game in Tampa~

Visited my parents campsite at the beach~

 (My mom)

 (my grandmother)

(Rich and the girls)

(Roughing it!)

It was great!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Living Room Progress

I've slowly been removing the dark colors from the house and trying to lighten things up. Now that i'm done with the family room, i'm working on the living room.

Here is what it looked like before:

I liked it, but I was tired of the red and brown. Unfortunately, with that rug, I couldn't do much else. So.....

The first step was a new rug:
(it's black and cream, so it'll blend with other colors easily)

The second step was new throw pillows:

The third step was new drapes:

The fourth step was new art:

(I still need to add art behind the couch, so I won't show that yet)

The last steps are new artwork behind the couch and (maybe) to paint the room a fresher color, but I can't get motivated to do it! I dread repainting this room and it's high ceilings......

Here's the room now:

(Sorry about the photo quality..... I have a terrible camera.)


The DIY Show Off

Running With Glitter

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Busy Weekend

We had such a fun & action packed weekend.

We packed our bags for a visit to family:

Put on our glitter nail polish & went on our way:

We had a great pool day. There were big slides:

Small slides:

And lots of relaxing in the sun:

Then we put on our new dresses and went out to dinner:

Finally, we played a little mini-golf:

On Sunday we went to see "Stars on Ice" with some friends and it was so much fun!

Hope your weekend was great!!