I have a confession.
Deep down inside I love crafting. I’m not very good at it but I would like to start trying. I’ve been perusing Hobby Lobby far too often, now that it is only a few minutes from my house. You can only go in there so many times without getting the feeling that you can actually make something.
I finally decided I would try my hand at something and decided to make a wreath for my front door to jump start my fall porch decorations.
I started off with a wreath that was $6.99 and a roll of burlap that was $4.99 both from Hobby Lobby. I also purchased this metal hanging sign from Kohl’s that was half off and ended up costing $9.99
Deep down inside I plan to explore my more crafty side whenever we move and I have the space to store craft items etc. You can
probably look forward to more posts showing me DIYing some things and decorating when and if we ever move. To kick off that content portion on the blog I’ve invited Christie from Living Simplistically to share her awesome post on how to easily DIY a statement necklace. As we approach fall these could be great to give as gifts etc. Imagine these necklace in nice fall friendly colors. I’ll show you my version when I get done with it.
For now check out her tutorial on how to make this super cute necklace!
With our impending move I am really excited to exercise my decorating skills. I will confess I’m not the best painter and add to that my indecisiveness and you have a recipe for disaster. Rooms in this house have been painted up to 5 times so I am happy to give this new line of paint a whirl in our current home to get a feel for it to hopefully avoid a case of the “re paints” in our new home.
Glidden has teamed up with Disney to create a new line of paint that includes 112 exclusive shades and 5 innovative specialty finishes that are affordable and available at your local Walmart. Of the 5,097,129 times that I have shopped for paint, well over half of those gallons were purchased at Walmart. I find their knowledge of paint to be comparable with some of the bigger home improvement chains not to mention the convenience since I spend a ton of time in Walmart. If you are interested in seeing if your Walmart carries this brand please visit DisneyPaint.com where there is a store locator along with additional information regarding this line of paint.
In the best interest of children there are quite a few impressive qualities about this new line of paint to include:
One afternoon Addison and I headed out to our local Walmart in search of paint colors and a specialty finish. I let her take a look over the swatches and gave her the chance to pick out her favorite colors. Maaaaan, she was worse than an adult.
Amongst the swatches were helpful pamphlets to give you decorating ideas and the tools you would need to execute illustrated designs.
She was overly excited at all of the colors and I even used the process as a learning opportunity asking her to name the colors of the swatches that she liked.
We finally decided on a shade of pink and the Ready, Set, Glow glow in the dark specialty finish, and headed over just two aisles where the Disney paint was shelved.
Unfortunately they didn’t have the specialty finish available at my store, but my bloggy BFF Trina grabbed some for me from her Walmart.
Now to see the masterpiece that will unfold you will have to wait…..*insert semi evil glamfairy laugh*
Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.
This weekend was slightly busy but in a good, non stressful kind of way. A few weeks ago a couple of my girlfriends from college and I thought it would be a good idea to do a gift exchange and cookie party for our children. On Friday evening, we all gathered at the hostess’ house and helped the children make cookies, and ornaments. We then ate pizza and exchanged gifts. The entire time we were doing our festive activities I just kept thinking how did we go from passing out and holding each other up in the club to baking and making Christmas crafts with a whole bunch of kids…I know. God is able.
Saturday we took it easy and around 4 o’clock we drug ourselves out of the house to do some grocery shopping and get our Christmas tree. Get home, put the groceries up, and the children are so excited to decorate the tree. After searching high and low for the ornaments for at least 20 minutes I conveniently remembered that I threw them all away last year with the intent to buy all new ones. Please don’t judge me. To appease those babies I let them recklessly string lights on the tree until I can get to Walmart today to get some new ornaments. I said don’t judge!!!
Sunday was a busy day. The first stop was to a local tweet up with Motions haircare. The event was hosted by Danielle of The Style and Beauty Doctor and Lexi of Lexi With the Curls. We went around discussing our natural hair journeys, and exchanged tips on how to style our hair for the holidays. I got some great tips and some great products. More detailed post to come later in the week.
Left from the tweetup and headed over to Ammazza a new pizzeria here in Atlanta. There is a group of mothers here that go by Georgia Social Media Moms and the event here was our first Christmas Party. Everyone was welcome to bring their families but I went solo..
.cause I needed a minute to myself. The pizza was amazing, and the atmosphere was equally magnificent. I will definitely be headed back there with the family in tow. Unfortunately my camera and phone were dying by the time I got there so I don’t have many photos but the ambiance was amazing. If you are in Atlanta check them out.
For Sunday’s festivities I wore:
Shirt: Thrifted Jeans: Thrifted Belt: Thrifted Shoes: Target Clearance $5.98!!!!!
Overall an awesome weekend. How was yours? Are your Christmas decorations up? Is your Christmas shopping done, almost done or are you still waiting on the spirit of Christmas present to move you?