Friday, March 30, 2012

Super Hero For A Day!

I get to be a Super Hero tonight!!  And it's all thanks to my sweet niece who turned 16 on Wednesday.  She chose a Super Hero Costume Party! So fun!  Hunkie has to work so it'll be a 'date' for me and Lil' Hunkie.  At first I thought it would be cute to be Super Aunt but what would I do for Lil' Hunkie? Time to be a little creative.  Mask plus homemade super hero shirt is what I went with!

I simply printed off the word 'super' and a wheel graphic, put those inside the shirt and used a red sharpie to trace and fill in.  Our last name is Wheeler...get it? The Super Wheels!  I try to be clever sometimes!
And to help in party prep I made some super hero bottle cap necklaces and key chains as a favor...

Very easy!
So today is a fun day with a little bit of joyful tears.  My niece is the oldest of the grand kids for my parents and is also the only girl so you can imagine just how special this occasion is! I wrote a nice sentiment on her Facebook wall and made it through without a tear but then I started reading what everyone else wrote and bawled like a baby for a minute!  She's a one of a kind young lady and I'm excited to share in her milestone.  More than likely I'll share more on Soiree Day.

Until then, this is Super Wheel Jennifer saying have a great Friday!
{Heeheehee!}


Thursday, March 29, 2012

My First China Cabinet

Ok I know I've been saying and been meaning to give a tour of our new home but I keep getting side tracked!!  I hope you'll be patient with me! Even though things are coming together, there's still things to be done!  I won't bore you with what those are but I promise it will come!
One thing that I got accomplished over this past weekend was getting and redoing my first ever china cabinet!! I had been watching Craigslist like a hawk for a good deal.  Well I found a beautiful French Provincial style cabinet for $100 and probably would have been the same color as the top of my dining table but when I called about it of course it was just sold.  So then I got to thinking a white one to match the legs and chairs of my dining set would actually be pretty.  Yup, that's what I wanted. Gulp, that meant painting. Priming, sanding, etc,etc too. Which I've never really done before. When I found one in the town we just moved from for $125 I excitedly emailed fellow Okie {and used to be fellow Skiatookie} blogger Clydia of Three Mango Seeds.  She is a whiz when it comes to furniture redos and actually sells them! So with her advice and a broken spindle from one of my chairs{yes it's been broken for 4 years, go ahead and chuckle} for color reference off to Home Depot me and Lil' Hunkie went!
I chose Glidden Satin in Cappuccino White then got Martha Stewart's Metallic Glaze in Medallion.  I wanted to distress it a little bit so no sanding or priming required!
Ready?

Before

I adore the top!! I didn't get the chance to take a picture but the back had a date on it...March of 1972!

And now the after....


Didn't take long to fill it up!!



My favorite part... ☺

What i did:
Painted 2 coats of paint, then with a fine grit sanding block distressed it, then brushed on the glaze and wiped off with a rag, and finally did a coat of satin polyurethane.  I thought it was going to rain on Tuesday so I didn't think I had time to do another coat of polyurethane like the can said to do.  I started on Saturday at about 3pm, worked on it Sunday and then finished up Monday morning.  We have no garage right now so I had to get this done!  I was feeling a little overwhelmed on Saturday evening.  But after one coat of paint I was loving how it was going to turn out.  I chose to do a temporary application to the back of the inside so it can be changed out easily.  I used wrapping paper! Got this tip from Jen at Tatertots & Jello! I simply measured each section and used double sided tape. I wanted to change out the handles but I don't think they are a standard size so I'm probably going to paint them.  I'm just so excited to have one and get to display my dishes!

Cost breakdown:
China Cabinet: $125
Supplies from Home Depot-paint,glaze, polyurethane,brushes,sanding block, tape: $66.16
Wrapping Paper from Hobby Lobby org. $5.99 used 40% off coupon:$3.89 
Total:$195.05
Hey pretty good! Especially since I have leftover supplies!
I won't say I've caught the furniture redo bug but I'm glad to know I have it in me!

See my Link Party page for where I'll be linking up at!

Happy Thursday!!


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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Show & Share #33 & {Darlings}

Welcome to Show & Share #33!

How is everyone's Spring going? And can you believe Easter is almost here!?
We've had some pretty Spring weather the past few days, it's been great! 
And I'm working on my Easter decor today!
Here's my favs from last week:

{Rad Redos}





{Yummies}






So great ladies!!

Now Party Time!

Party Rules--

*Link to a specific post--not your home page, no giveaways, or no etsy shops
*Link something you've done in the last month
*Post the party button or my button on your blog (and follow me, the host Lindsay, & my co-host Marie.)
*Visit & comment on at least TWO other links posted
*Come back to see if you've been featured!
Be sure and check the other hosts to see if you've been featured by them!









Southern Lovely



Happy Wednesday!  Have fun!











Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Soiree Day-Easter Entertaining

Not gonna lie, Easter is sneaking up on me! There's been so much to do and still is, that I don't have any decorating done yet! So I thought I'd do an inspirational post today to help myself out! Ha!
Please tell me I"m not the only one!
I'm thinking our family gathering just might be at my house this year so I need to get on the ball!

{Setting The Table}

Easter Story Time Dinnerware from Williams Sonoma
Love the vintage feel of these!  And it's just salad plates so you could easily add these to either your basic everyday or something a little fancier.  Mixing patterns saves on cost!




Ivory Lace Napkins from Pier 1
Basic and fancy at the same time! Perfect!

Empty Tomb
I think this would be a perfect centerpiece! Thinking about doing this!

{Easy Decor Ideas}

Free printables of course!
{Click on titles to download.}



{Both printables were linked up to Show & Share!}


So how's your Easter festivities planning going?  Do tell!

Happy Soiree Day!



Monday, March 26, 2012

And The Winner Is....


Thank you to all you lovelies who entered my Blogiversary Giveaway!

Using Random.org the winner is Niveen!
Congrats!!
Niveen please email me at jwheel75{at}gmail{dot}com within 48 hours to claim your apron and note cards!

Happy Monday!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Birchbox Beauty Bash {4}

It's that fun time of the month again!!
Birchbox Beauty Bash time!
If you haven't heard of Birchbox yet let me tell you briefly what it is.  
For $10 a month you get to treat yourself!
{At least that's what I do!}
Beauty and lifestyle samples are sent directly to your mailbox each month based upon a beauty profile you fill out.  You earn points with referrals and purchases which you then can spend!
See? A treat I tell you!
Here's my March box...

Apothederm Stretch Mark Cream
Color Club Nail Lacquer in He Love Me
Lulu Organics Lavender +Clary Sage Hair Powder
Nia 24 Skin Strengthening Complex
Supergoop Sunscreen Swipes
Tea Forte Skin Smart Teas

Pretty great box this month! I can't wait to try the tea, I'm intrigued by the Cherry Marzipan flavor!  

And this might be the cutest packaging ever! Thought there might be a vile inside...nope I got powdered and it smells heavenly!

Ok,ok! Enough talk!

Let's party!!
What to link up?
Birchbox Posts
Beauty Advice
Tips
Reviews
Tricks
Secrets
DIY/Handmade Products
Tutorials

Anything makeup, skin care, hair, fragrance, bath and body or beauty tools related!!

Rules:
*Link up anything in the list above.
*Link to a specific post, not your homepage.
*Follow myself and Allison and post the party button somewhere on your blog.
*Visit others and have fun!

VintageGwen



Have fun and Happy Friday!!










Thursday, March 22, 2012

Introducing...Serendipity Gift Company

Remember me saying I had a few exciting things to share?  One was my giveaway going on right now and the other is that I started a {small} business with my mom and sister!!  Yes this took place during the crazy month of February! And here's how this came about...


For years my mom's signature gift has been a gift basket, especially Honeymoon and Baby baskets.  She even had a few people ask if she sold them.  Well it's been a little bit of a rough ride health wise for her the past 2 years and in February she retired early.  Yippee!! So why not start her dream business to make up a little for the loss of income?  If it hadn't been for my sister's husband nagging  encouragement and prodding, the dream would still be a dream.  Now then, we have started small but at least we have started!!  After much debate on a name, we birthed Serendipity Gift Company, " Providing delightful gifts and handmade items to celebrate all of life's special moments."  Basically a gift basket company! We did Valentine candy grams, a few baby baskets, a custom birthday basket and did our first craft show so far.  We have geared up for Easter and have some premade baskets such as movie baskets.  And yes we have a website and offer shipping!
Very exciting and we are taking it slow and I am proud of my sister and brother in law for doing almost all of the work right now.  Please check out the website and like us on Facebook and remember us the next time you need a gift!

Here's a basket from my mom when I had Lil' Hunkie...

Serendipity Gift Company website HERE.
Serendipity Gift Company Facebook page HERE.

Happy Thursday!!

PS: I really wanted to post pics of the house today but we've had no sun! And while you'll be seeing plenty of stuff still boxed up, there's some minor things I wanted done before showing you.  It's at the top of the list for next week! 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Show & Share #32 & {Darlings}

Welcome to Show & Share #32!

Great inspiration from last week!  Can't wait to see what ya got today...our weather here has been rain, rain and more rain! I'm not complaining because it helps turn things green, which I'm loving, today is just a bright spot to the week for me!
Here are my favorites from last week:

{Celebrate}

{Easter Lovely}

{Rad Redo}


{For The Home}


Party Time!

Party Rules--

*Link to a specific post--not your home page, no giveaways, or no etsy shops
*Link something you've done in the last month
*Post the party button or my button on your blog (and follow me, the host Lindsay, & my co-host Marie.)
*Visit & comment on at least TWO other links posted
*Come back to see if you've been featured!
Be sure and check the other hosts to see if you've been featured by them!









Southern Lovely



Have fun and Happy Wednesday!








Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Soiree Day-Potty Party

I'm excited for Soiree Day today!  Yes you read right, it's a Potty Party.  Now before I get to all the fabulous pictures and details, potty parties are not new to me.  Years ago, one of my nephews had the hardest time with potty training.  So when he finally got it we were so proud of him that my mom thought it the perfect time to celebrate.  And thus, the tradition of Granny's potty party.  Now we've not had any that are as fancy as today's feature, which is a-ok, but I loved all the details.  And when I showed the party to my mom and sister they loved it too!
Mindy at Creative Juice created this party for her daughter and is sharing the details....

 Potty Party Details

In my quest to potty train my daughter I came across a philosophy to “potty train in a day”. Part of the advice was to “throw them a potty party”…well when I see party I sort of tend to go over the top.  So that’s what I did. I invited all of her friends over who were “in training” & their personal trainers- the moms – for a Potty party! I looked everywhere for potty charts & things to make it a CUTE special occasion for them. But alas, I found none. So I designed printables to go with this party.

Invitation
“Its Official. I’m a big kid. Peace out Pampers! Put on your big kid pants and come potty like a rock star”

Theme: gray chevron, pink, blue, & underwear!!!!

Food & refreshment:
Cake and Underwear cookies 
Cupcakes
Yogurt Parfait with coconut
Yogurt dipped pretzels with pink and blue icing drizzle
Popcorn cones
Pink lemonade & Blue Koolaid in “I gotta go” juice cups! {you are supposed to get them to drink a lot so they will have to go all day!}
Moms drank “ personal trainer” water bottles

Decorations:
“I’m a big kid” picture frames
Printable Potty Party Set
Toilet Paper Wreath {DIY on the blog soon}
Totsie rolls in toilet mug 
Party hats 
spray painted $5 dessert stand

Activities:
Diaper Toss – Peace out papmers! – Kids threw their diapers in the trash never to be used again!
Potty pedi – Girls got a pedicure from your mommy while waiting on the potty!

Favors:
Each Kid got two favor bags – a #1 and a #2…. With corresponding treats to their respective actions... Yellow jelly beans and tootsie rolls!
They also each received a potty chart & a sticker sheet






Vendors:
Lynlee’s Pettie Cakes- cupcake toppers -- http://www.lynleespetitecakes.com/
Traylor Made Treats – cake and cookies -- http://www.facebook.com/TraylorMadeTreats?ref=ts
Get Creative Juice – Party Hats, sticker chart, Favors -- http://www.etsy.com/listing/85386026/potty-party-potty-training-shipped
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Please check out Creative Juice's site for all the pictures!!
 And yes you can purchase the affordable printables from Mindy's Etsy Shop!!

Happy Soiree Day!


PS.  If you are going to pin this, please pin from Creative Juice's site HERE.
Thanks!


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