Thursday, September 23, 2010

Elmer's / X-Acto

I just received the best package in the mail today through BzzAgent. I was able to participate in their Elmer's X-Acto Campaign.

The package includes various glue items like dots, runner, and sticks. There are a couple different kids of scissors and a very cool corner punch.

I'm so excited to try all of the goodies. I used to scrapbook a lot and haven't in quite awhile, pretty much since Addison was born! This kit is really making me want to create something soon. I'm thinking maybe some homemade cards.

Once I finally use the items from the kit I will be sure to come back and share my projects!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Some Recent Winnings

I've entered a couple of giveaways on blogs recently and have been really lucky to win three!

The first one was from Rhonda at Southern Hospitality
I won two prints from Rusty Cricket. I chose the Crab Nation and Chowder Cove. These prints are so cute and very good quality. We are going to start finishing our basement and I'm hoping to use these to hang on the walls. I'm thinking they would look great framed in a white frame.
This is one of the prints that I received.

Then I won one from A Little Etsy Love. Have you checked out this site? If not you need to. They showcase different sellers on etsy and have lots of cute things that I normally wouldn't even find out there. I won a gift certificate to Misty Dawn Designs I chose a necklace and it is so pretty. I've worn it with long sleeve knit shirts and it looks beautiful with such a casual outfit but would also be super cute with something more dressy too.
This is similar to the one that I got.

Yesterday I learned that I won a $25 gift card to Stella & Dot through Sisters Stuff. Katie Hartzheim sells Stella & Dot and offered the gift certificate. I'm super excited because I ordered my daughter a necklace that came with three charms. This is the one that I chose.

So, if you think that you aren't lucky, just enter, it's fun to win. I'm enjoying the things that I've received.

I also added links into the blogs and the sites for the stores and for some reason they aren't showing up. But if you search for the sites you should be able to find both.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Mirror Makeover

When I was little my mom had this mirror on her dresser. It obviously wasn't this dusty, that's what years of storage will do! She always had her perfume and jewelery box on it. I've had this stored in my garage for the last four year. I found it when I was going through some boxes this summer. I decided that I really wanted to use it in my master bath to keep some of my things on like my mom used to.

However, the 1970's gold was not matching anything that I have! The before pictures really don't show how shiny that gold was! I figured a couple coats of white spray paint would help. I thought I would have to tape the mirror to paint. But when I looked at it, it was held to the base with 8 little nails. I was able to pull them out and just paint the frame. Then I just reattached everything. The back was also covered in a very thing layer of some kind of felt. It was falling off. I just scraped it all off.

I'm so happy with how it turned out. Taking pictures of this was so hard!

Linking up to Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday.

The Francis Family Paint it Challenge

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Apple Pie

Whenever the weather starts to get cooler I always feel like baking. Today I made an apple pie. It turned out perfect. Last year I made homemade apple pie filling. All I had to do was make the crust and crumb topping today. It makes for a quick homemade dessert.

Addison was very excited to help make the pie. She wanted her picture taken with the final result.

We also worked on a couple of projects today that I will be sharing later this week after we get them finished up.