Who doesn't love a sale. Especially one that offers so many options for transitional pieces for Spring. Since I am coming to an end of my pregnancy, I thought I would treat myself with some pieces that can be worn both postpartum and easily into the Spring weather. Check out some of the looks I'm crushing on from the Nordstrom sale!
Friday, February 17, 2017
Thursday, February 9, 2017
I marked each 'frame' with what they were so that I could visualize what it would look like. When I got them just how I wanted I nailed the holes into the walls and removed the paper one by one as I placed the frame on the nails.
Since I created this wall, I have added two more photo's to the wall! Hopefully when the sun decides it wants to show it's face again, I can get some better pictures to share with you all!
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
+ Frame from Goodwill Store
+ White paint (I used left over Valspar cabinet enamel paint because that's all I had!!) I suggest using a chalk paint or milk paint)
+ Paint brush
+ 100 grit sand paper
It really wasn't a bad looking frame, but it just didn't fit the style of our home and the look I was incorporating in our gallery wall.
First thing I did was give the frame a good cleaning. I am a huge germ-a-phob so I always clean all the home items thoroughly I find at the Good Will Store. You just never know what kind of home they come from and you don't want to bring that into yours.
If you want to see an easy way to hang your gallery wall.. check back tomorrow for an easy gallery wall tutorial!
Friday, January 13, 2017
So those banana's you bought over the weekend are not looking that hot and you hate to waste them.. what should you do? Well you can make a typical banana bread, but that's boring. I decided I wanted to make more of a desert banana bread, and that's just what I did with my sad, pathetic looking nanners!
2 ripe bananas (should equal 1 cup)
1 tsp all purpose flour
1 box (18oz) brownie fudge mix
1 cup mini chocolate chips
1/3 vegetable oil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine brownie mix, eggs, flour and vegetable oil. Mash you ripe bananas before adding them into you mixture. Once combined, add in your chocolate chips and fold into the batter. Grease or spray your loaf tin (you can use any size, it will either make you loaf thicker or thinner depending the size). Place in your oven for 50-60 minutes. Check middle with a toothpick to make sure done. If still very wet (not just fudgy) put back into oven in 5 minute increments.
After removing from oven, let cool for 5 minutes. With butter knife, go around edge of loaf to make loose. Remove from pan and serve.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
We are in the process of converting our half bath into a full and by doing this I lost my upstairs linen closet. Thankfully we have a pretty decent size linen closet outside our down stairs bathroom to store all our extra's in.
I want to also share that photographic this closet is ridiculous. There is NO sunlight that makes this look good! The door blocks the little that comes through the bathroom, so really the only hope was the little shining in from the living room, which here in PA is little to nothing lately!
The first step I took in the organization process was sorting through everything. We had some towels that have seen better days. They had holes, were worn out or just were plain sad looking. When we had our bridal shower we received all new towels in numerous sizes, so there really was no need to keep all the raggy ones.
We had doubles even triples of open toiletries, so we went through and purged anything we no long use and combined some things. It turns out this closet was becoming a catch all for everything. Tissue boxes, kitchen soaps, candles. This desperately needed this organization/ clean out!
Next I neatly organized everything into these baskets. The tray you see in there, we had previously purchased. There was nothing wrong with it, so we decided to keep it for extra toiletries. There also is no easy way to organize all of Charger's toys and treats at the bottom of the closet. Every time we open the closet (and i mean EVERY. DARN. TIME. he runs over and tries to pull them out. It's a hopeless cause, so we just keep his 'travel' bag on top to "hide" the treats! What smart dog parents we are (insert rolling eyes emoji)
To complete the organization, I labeled all the baskets so everything was easy accessible to get.
You can download your set of FREE labels for your own home organization project! Just simply click here to download them all. Once downloaded, print them out on paper or card stock and punch a hole in the top. I used jute twine I already had to tie them on the baskets.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
at 11:12 AM
Monday, January 9, 2017
I compiled a list that I have purchased some things from and could even be worn after baby is born!