Sunday, November 29, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide: Toddler Girl

I cannot believe that December is only 2 days away! I have one gift purchased so far.  I need to get with the program and start my shopping!  Lord knows Evangelene has enough toys since she just had a birthday but it is so fun to shop for little girls!  I try to find items that she would not necessarily see when we are on our weekly Target run.  Two of these items she got for her birthday and she absolutely LOVES them, so I included them too!  Most of these are still on sale from Black Friday until Monday!  Happy shopping!!

(I ordered these socks for $2 on ebay...I am actually ordering the coffee color now!)

(For every doll purchased a doll is gifted to an orphan!) 

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Living Room Plans

Whenever we sold our last home in January, we packed up almost all of our belongings and put them into storage.  We knew that the house we would eventually purchase would need to be renovated extensively, so we kept our furniture/decorations stored away until most of the rooms were renovated.  Now that 5 of the 8 spaces are almost done, we are trying to empty out the storage units. As we unpack I am realizing that I:  A. We have too many belongings,  B. I do not love my furniture, C. I should have tried to sell these said furniture pieces instead of paying to store them.....You live and you learn, friends!  

  The couch is pretty modern and simple so I can definitely work with it.  Our area rug is less than a year old and I need to keep them for the time being.  

 Here is what I am planning for the living room--adding a pop of pink to brighten up the space with some mixed metal details.  These throw pillows make me so happy

Pieces I plan on keeping:

Coffee Table 
Blue Velvet Chair

Shopping List for Living Room:

Throw Pillows

Gold Geometric Accent Table

Gold Round Table

Floor Lamp

Wall Art

Off White Upholstered Arm Chair

Curtains/ Rod

Table Lamps

Learning to love my furniture past the 3 year mark is definitely something I need to work on.  Please tell me I am not the only one?!?

I hope you all have an amazing Thanksgiving week with your family!


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

DIY Gold Bracket Shelves

While designing Evie's bathroom, I began looking for shelves with gold hardware.  The most inexpensive ones I could find were $130 per shelf....I needed 2 shelves and that did NOT fit into my budget.  We decided to make our own and spent under $35 for 2 shelves!

Here is what we used:

6 x 6 bracket  (pack of 2)   $8.97

1 x 6 board    $8.00

spray paint  $4.80 with my 40% off coupon at Michael's 

Benjamin Moore' s white dove interior paint in semi-gloss
 *did not have to purchase any because we had a gallon from painting the bathroom*

So very proud to say that we saved over $200 by making the shelves on our own.  Woohoo!!  I think they look fantastic.  Check them out...

Hope the rest of your week is wonderful!