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Here are a few pictures since I have painted and accessorized my bathroom.  I will have to find my before pic, it really shows the contract between the beige paint and this beautiful blue/grey paint!  But for now, here you go!

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I love new bedding.  It makes a big change in a room without having to spend a ton of money.  My sweet friend gave me the large pillow shams for christmas and my birthday, and the little pillows came from TJMaxx.  New bedding makes me smile:)

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I saw the picture below online at Pottery Barn, and I fell in love with the vintage jars with bath salts and lotions (look at the middle shelf!).  I knew I could recreate my own and proudly display them in our guest bath.

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Here is what I made!!  I must say, they turned out even more beautiful than I expected:).

Here is what I did-

1. Bought a few glass jars at an antique mall (thanks to Mindi!).

2. I scrubbed them really really hard.  Then let them dry.

3. Filled the big one with bath salts.  The medium one with body lotion.  The small one with baby powder.  I tied the tops with small pieces of plastic from a plastic bag, then overtop I tied burlap with twine. 

4. I already had the french country scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby.  I just cut it and hot glued the paper in place. 

5. Wrapped the glass with twine.

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I always have a million pieces of paper conveniently placed all over the house so that I won’t lose them.  Of course I always do.  Birthday invitations, Bible study information, save the date cards, and oh-so-important coupons all seem to disappear.  So I finally decided to update an old bulletin board to keep it all together! 

This is what I started with…

This is what I ended up with… 

So much prettier!  And all my stuff will stay put! 

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Not too long ago I was at a friends house and she had decided to add color to a large glass vase by pouring paint inside and lightly rolling it around.  I had been wanting to try it for myself for sometime and watching her at work inspired me to do buckle down and do it!  So here is what I did.

First I bought a jar for $1 at Goodwill. 

Then I poured paint inside the jar.

I found an old diaper box with a whole to let it dry upside-down. (Note- let it dry for a long time!)

Here it is!

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Today I added this white cake stand to my cupboard.  I love it!  The ribbon can be changed out to match whatever color cake I decorate.  I guess now I actually have to try to make a cake…lol!

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My wonderful, amazing, talented and oh-so-sweet hubby built me this console table!!!  It was inspired by one we saw at Pottery Barn.  I am absolutely in love with his handy-work!!  The table is beautiful, and I am proud to say that he made it for me.   (A tutorial will follow in a few days!)

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I bought a bunch of frames at garage sales and craigslist.  I got EIGHT of them for only $10!!!  They were all dated and worn, but I knew from the begining that I would make them over anyway.   

I gave them each two coats of spray paint.

Then I cut out some craft paper to match the size of the matte. 

Next I used Mod Podge and glued the paper to the existing matte.

Here is the final product!  Inexpensive and Beautiful!!!  The picture is of my two precious children! 

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Woohoo!!  Our landscaping is finally done!  Steve and I decided to do it all  on our own.  Let me tell you, it was HARD WORK but worth it.  We saved money doing it on our own, and we have the satisfaction of knowing we did it!! 

When we moved in the front yard and back yard were both pure dirt.  Here is before…

We put in rock, sod, plants, trees, and mulch.  I love the after!!

Here is the dry river bed we put in.  My favorite part!

I love the Russian Sage we planted.   They smell amazing.

Steve and I want to say a big “THANK YOU” to everyone who helped out.  My mom and dad, Steve’s mom, Greg from down the street, Mike K., David K. and his Bobcat.

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Last night I had the privilege of spending the evening with a few great girls from church at “A Berry Sweet Summer” event.  It was exactly what I needed!!  I met new friends, saw an old friend, and had the chance to spend some time with a few very crafty girls.  

There is a first time for everything!!  This is my very first card and it came out great:).  I’ll be honest, it mostly looks great because I had step by step instructions from Tiffany.  She is amazing!  Not only are her cards super adorable, but she is super sweet.  You can check out her cute cards at http://tiffanypastor.blogspot.com/ .

Thanks to everyone who made “A Berry Sweet Summer” so special.  The crafts, desserts, gifts,  and young moms were all amazing!!

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