Thursday, May 31, 2012

Monogram Canvas

I managed to complete another project!! I wanted to change what I had on my dining room table and had seen a seasonal monogram at Hobby Lobby that I thought would look good on a painted canvas. Yes this is another easy peasy project, but they are just as good as the not so easy ones, right?
And I decided to play with PicMonkey to edit my photos and after playing with only 3 pictures I really like it!! So this is your warning that there'll be all kinds of different edits until I find what suits me!

Supplies;
Canvas
Letter
Paint, foam brush
Hot Glue Gun




The exact term for the kind of fake foliage on the letter is eluding me right now but I liked it for spring/summer.  My paint is a metallic peridot green and the canvas is 12 x 12.  The letter was 40% off so it was about $4.79 and I used the good ole' weekly coupon on the canvas so it was about $4.19...so about a $10 project! And I love it!
Painted 2 coats of paint, took the ribbon loop off, hot glued the letter on and done! 
What kind of easy projects do you have going on?

Sharing at the fun places on my Link Parties Page!

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Show & Share #42 & {Darlings}

Welcome to Show & Share #42!!

Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend!   
We had fun at a church get together and got to go swimming and eat yummy cajun food!
Can't wait to see what you've been up to!
Here's my favs from last week...










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*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!
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Southern Lovely


Have fun and Happy Wednesday!








Saturday, May 26, 2012

Vintage Gwen Chapel-Learning From Burnt Mac & Cheese


You know how when you're not feeling well, your mind just isn't all there sometimes?  Well this happened to me yesterday.  I've been fighting allergies this past week and yesterday was a day I'm thankful is in the past.  Lil' Hunkie woke up at 5:30 am and was just into everything.  It was just one of those days. 

 Lil' Hunkie is a picky eater and one of the things he'll eat is mac and cheese.  So we buy the individual cups to make things easier.  That's what he wanted for dinner. So I get one out of the cabinet, pull the plastic off, take the cheese packet out and put it in the microwave for 3 minutes.  I go to the bathroom and come back...it's still cooking but I immediately smell something burning and look over and sure enough....smoke coming from the microwave! I rushed over and opened the door to find the cup melting.  The kitchen filled with burnt smoke...I open the window and start to fan the door that goes into the sun room while choking.  I even got the box fan from our bedroom and pointed it towards the doorway to the sun room to try and help! The house still smells!
My first thought....what did Kraft do to this particular package?
I even took photos thinking "they've got to see this!"
I got a knife out and poked at the burnt mass of macaroni.
Slowly it started to come to me....I forgot to put water in it!
I have made mac and cheese this way for Lil' Hunkie for quite sometime now.  How could I have missed putting the water in?  It was just one of those days.
Then I thought....that's how I would look if I didn't have the Holy Spirit.  If I didn't have God.
Dry. Burnt. Smelly.

God refers to Himself in Jeremiah 2:13 as the "spring of living water".
He is the water that my spirit needs.  I can't be what He's called me to be without it, just like macaroni can't be eaten without first being cooked in water. 
Then I thought....how great of me to immediately put the blame on someone else.  Why was that one of the first things I thought? I'm a little ashamed that I did. It's because it was a dry day spiritually for me, I was operating without the 'spring of living water'.  
And now I know more than ever the importance of water to macaroni. And more importantly,
 the importance of Living Water to my spirit.

Be blessed today.

   

Friday, May 25, 2012

Birchbox Beauty Bash {6}

So what did everyone think of the Gossip Girl boxes this month?
Hit or miss?
I'm interested in seeing what everyone else got!


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

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Easy Sliverware Art

I am happy to report I'm almost done with my craft space!  Last week I finished up my craft table and while I had the paint out I slapped some paint on a Dollar Tree tray for a silverware project I've been wanting to do for a while now!  When we moved in to our new house there were a few dishes/silverware left in the dishwasher, some I threw away....the silverware was perfect for what I had in mind!  So I had all supplies on hand except for the tray so yeah beside being easy this is also cheap!! Ha! The best kind right?

Supplies:
Tray
Scrapbook paper
Silverware
Mod Podge
Foam brush
Hot glue gun
Scissors
Paint, optional 



Paint tray or can leave plain.  Paint silverware, again can leave plain.


Cut scrapbook paper to fit inside of tray and apply mod podge on both sides. I let it dry before I applied the top layer and then let the top layer dry overnight...thus the night time pics.



Glue silverware on and hang!!  I hot glued an saw tooth hanger to the back.



This is in my dining room and I am enjoying it!  Lil' Hunkie even likes it!

This was my inspiration...

Craft room reveal coming soon!!

Happy Thursday!

Sharing at the awesome parties on my Link Parties Page!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Show & Share #41 & {Darlings}

Welcome to Show & Share #41!

Ugh! I'm fighting allergies this week. So glad I have you guys to distract me today!
Here's my favs from last week...










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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, May 22, 2012

Soiree Day-Born To Rock Baby Shower

I have a cute, cute baby shower to share today!!  Molly of Still Being [Molly] and friends gave a special party for their church's worship leaders. I loved the details and plain ole' fun they created!

All photos courtesy of Still Being [Molly].

So cool! The invite looks like a band flyer!




Love the Swag Bags!!

In place of a guestbook, guests were asked to leave "tips' in a guitar case for the new parents. So creative!

Molly has tons more pics and a lovely impromptu photo shoot with the momma to be that you must see!

Happy Soiree Day!

Friday, May 18, 2012

May Birchbox

Time to share another Birchbox!  This month's box is my first 'themed' box. Or maybe 'inspired by' is a better way to say it. It is a Gossip Girl (the TV show) box.  Now I haven't ever watched Gossip Girl and don't plan on starting but I am aware of the impact the show has had on the fashion and beauty worlds. So I was kinda expecting a little bit more glamour in the box like maybe an all makeup sample box but what do I know? I'm not a Gossip Girl!  There are some nice items that I have tried already so it has still been fun.



Contents:
BVLGARI Omnia Crystalline Eau de Toilette Spray
*Smells so lovely!
Dr. Jart + Waterfuse BB Cream
*Felt nice on, I just have too many blemishes to wear this alone.
Ojon Volume Advance Volumizing Conditioner
*Smells divine, haven't used it yet.
Stila Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner
*You would have had a good laugh if you could have seen me drop this! I don't know how it came out of my hand but it did....then made it's way to my shoulder, the wall and finally the floor! I love the sparkle!!
Twistband Hair Tie
*Haven't used it yet....
Extra:
Notecard
It's cute and is upside down in my pic! Ha!

I also wanted to tell you about these...

I've been using the L'Oreal Voluminous Mistake Proof Marker Eyeliner and really like it. I like using liquid eyeliner on my top lash line but sometimes it can smudge and I have to let it dry before applying mascara but not with this! And if I was good at a cat eye this would be excellent for making one! 

The other two items I bought yesterday to try. Saw good reviews on both.
Hard Candy Shiny When Wet Waterproof Mascara and Liquid Eyeliner
We'll see how it goes!

Got any new makeup you love?

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Show & Share #40 &{Darlings!}

Welcome to Show & Share #40!

It's my favorite day of the blogging week!! Party day! Can't wait to see what you've been up to! I'm trying my best to get my crafting table and chair done this week.  

Here's some great stuff from last week...












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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!


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