You might remember, I took my niece's 3 month pictures a while back, well, 3 months ago to be exact, and just recently I took her 6th month pictures. She is such an adorable chunky baby, so I thought you might enjoy these pictures. Just be warned - these will probably melt your heart!
Isn't her Noah's Ark nursery awesome? Painted by my father-in-law! And he's colorblind too! :)
Oh my gosh, that last picture makes me crack up every time! Such a cutie :)
A while ago I picked up a bulletin board from the curb. It was in pretty bad shape but I figured I'd be able to do something fun with it.
And recently, I have fell into the chevron craze. And I've fallen hard. I know I'm late but it' just so cute!!! How did I not see it before? I currently want everything to be chevron!
Unfortunately, chevron isn't the easiest thing to paint. (Why couldn't I just be obsessed with stripes or solid colors?!) I started to draw a grid with pencil on my bulletin board by tracing a sticky note pad. Then I drew in the diagonals of each sticky note box. I used a tissue box as my straight edge and oddly enough, it was the perfect size (weird, right? I like to think of it as resourceful!). So after a few lines, I stopped tracing the sticky note pad and just used it to put the tissue box in position. Confusing enough??? I don't know, but it worked for me!
After all of my diagonals were penciled in and I had my chevrons, I started painting them in. I was going to do multiple colors, but then I liked the way it looked with just one. Did you see my instagram "in progress" picture? If not, maybe you should follow me on instagram @breezybriejoy! Exciting stuff, I tell you!
Oh, I also painted the frame blue. I used the Americana acrylic paints - "Mulberry" and "Deep Midnight Blue" that my mom picked out for me. Good job mom!
I had some extra space on the bottom because my bulletin board didn't have equal post-it note spacing... This made the other side look silly.
I painted in the little triangles at the bottom and that helped.
(sorry about this last picture being a crappy phone picture...I had already uploaded the other pics on my computer and was too lazy to do it again!)
And now it's just chilling on this rack thing in my garage. I might hang it up some day...but we'll see! Currently featured on our bulletin board is Lydia, the girl we sponsor, our adorable niece Heidi, a save-the-date for our best friends who are getting married on October 5 (we set them up), a wedding picture (it will be two years tomorrow!), and a card we got when we moved into our new house.
I just love finding treasures on the curb! I have no shame :) I noticed this beauty on my way home from school last week, and after checking out, knew I needed to make it our new TV stand. Thankfully, my brother-in-law lives close by, has a big enough vehicle to pick this up, and was willing to do so!
This is how I found it on the curb. It is actually a computer desk with an entire top section, but the bottom makes for a nice TV stand. The lady who put this out was actually really nice and came out while we were loading it up and even offered to drive the top section over!
See how big the TV stand is, you can't even see our old TV stand behind it.
Also, you may have noticed the ugly gold hardware and the many scratches on the bottom. I already had the Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint and I picked up a stain pen at Menards. The color that best matched was "Red Oak" even though I would have thought it was more of a Cherry color.
And a little bit of magic later...
Not too bad for $5 right? Amazing what some Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint and a Red Oak Touch up pen will do!
Does anyone else enjoy updating their home with trash? :)
If you've never heard of a favorite things party before, here's how it works: everyone brings a certain amount of their favorite thing within a certain price range. We all brought 4 of our favorite thing and it had to be $5, give or take a buck. It worked out great, since 5 of us were able to make it, so we all got one of everything! Otherwise, you draw names for who gets each favorite thing. Here's us all with our favorite things:
My favorite thing was dry shampoo from Batiste. I have recently discovered it and it is amazing! On this day, I hadn't washed my hair in 4 days, but thanks to my dry shampoo I could even wear it down and it didn't look disgusting!
Rita also brought her favorite hair product, Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray which she tried out on me...and it
was a fail! But since then, I've used it on my hair wet and it made some
pretty good waves.
Amy brought some sea salt truffles from Whole Foods. Ha, just realized those last two had a sea salt theme going on there!
Other favorite things were water bottles from Melissa and Liz, yes two girls brought these, but it's awesome because I love these and had lost my other one! Funny thing, these girls are soon-to-be sister-in-laws :)
Really, these girls are my "favorites" and I had such a fun night with them all!