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August 2012

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{Feature Friday} #79

Can I just say that I love looking at all your fabulous ideas linked up each week!
You sure make it hard for me to pick a few to feature. 
Here are just some of my favorites:

allison

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Catch a Glimpse Party #95

It’s time to party!
 Catch a Glimpse Button
What fabulous ideas do you have to share this week?

Rules:
1.) Link up any crafts, recipes, home decor, tips, etc.

2.) PLEASE be sure to link to your specific post not your general blog. (I will delete any posts that do not follow this criteria.)

3.) Add my button or a link to my blog in your post or somewhere on your blog so others can come party too. (You can find my button code by clicking on the button icon in the top, left column.)

4.) PLEASE visit and comment on the post before you and after you, on top of any others that catch your eye. Everyone loves comment love!
5.) And most importantly… HAVE FUN!!

allison

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Stenciled Bedroom Wall

We have this little alcove area in our bedroom. I guess it is suppose to be a sitting area but my husband’s dresser is in the area along with our hampers and such. 
I had gotten a stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils and it is the Marrakech Trellis Allover Stencil and decided that it would look really pretty to put into the alcove for a little something extra. 
So this weekend I finally got to it and it looks great!
It was super easy to do as well! 
Here’s how I did it.
Before Travis deployed we painted our bedroom a medium gray color.
While my parents were here for P’s birth, my dad painted our master bathroom one shade lighter on the paint chip so I used the left over paint from our bathroom for the stencil.
 
To begin, I measured out and used a chalk line to find the center of my wall. 

I tape up my stencil so it was lined up directly centered and made sure it was level.
Luckily, they provided me a trusty little level that you slip right onto the stencil so you don’t have to fiddle with an actual large level. It was great!
I also had a roller to complete the stencil with but decided to do it with a stencil brush since I have textured wall and I was trying to eliminate as much bleeding as possible. 
I made sure my brush did not have a lot of excess paint and put it on the wall in a circular motion. 
After getting my first stencil done directly center, I worked my way up, to the left and right and to the bottom and filled in accordingly.
I kept my chalk line up the entire time to help line up my stencil across my wall. 
Once I was complete, I just took a baby wipe and wiped my wall down and away went the line.
I love the finished result! 
Plus it didn’t take me that long to complete. 
I probably could have had it done in one day but I had to work during Miss P’s nap times so I finished it in a few days.
 I love how it looks with our furniture as well. 
 It KINDA makes me want to continue it along the rest of the wall but I think I will hold off. 
But now that this is complete it really makes me want to finish other projects in our bedroom such as: -deciding on art work for that wall
-buying a chair and table for that corner
-and paint our hampers and get rid of the natural wood color that now looks VERY orange next to our gray walls and dark brown furniture.
Hopefully I can get some of these things crossed off before Travis comes home! We’ll see! 

allison

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2 Month Adventures of Miss P

My baby girl just turned 3 months old on Friday!
 How can this be possible? Time is just flying by! 
She is getting so much more active and her little personality is starting to shine through more and more everyday. 
Here is a review of Miss P’s 2 month adventures:
 What a difference a month makes! 
She got a little more meat on her bones from 1 month to 2 months and a little longer as well! 
My little cutie sporting her 2 month onesie! 
At her 2 month check up she weighed 10 lbs 9 oz and was 22 1/2 inches long. 

 As the month went on, P had some fun times.
She definitely responds to me more and she laughed at me for the first time, not just a little laugh but a full out giggle! I LOVED it! 
She is still a sweet, happy girl! 
She’s doing great at tummy time.
She tried out her Bumbo seat for the first time and enjoy it. 
Sported Mimi’s big hat.
Wore the outfit daddy picked out for her after learning she was a girl.
Became all about sleeping with her hands in her face.
And lounged around in her swing.
She even enjoyed watching the Olympics with me. 
 Besides starting to laugh, she also became quite vocal with her “friends.”
She is mighty cute when she naps but I may be slightly biased.
Those smiles still melt my heart! 
She wore her super cute modern chevron outfit and made mommy jealous! 😉
Enjoyed more and more time outside.
And by the end of her 2 months, she loved to put her hand in her month all the time!
Lastly, I wanted to share this video of P laughing. I love it! 
I can’t wait to see what is in store with P during her 3rd month!
Exciting times I’m sure!

allison

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Canon T3 Camera Giveaway Winner!!!

It’s the moment that y’all have been waiting for!
Are you ready to know if you are the lucky winner of the Canon T3 with 18-55 Lens?

Well, before I announce the winner, I have two points of business that I’d like to discuss.
First, I just want to take a second to thank all of the other amazing blogs that teamed up with me to make this amazing giveaway happen. You ladies are fabulous and can’t wait for more fun collaborations together!
Please also take a moment to thank each of them!

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Second, the same group of blogs are teaming up again for another giveaway in November. 
Curious to what we’re giving away?
It starts with i and ends with Pad…no more hints! 😉
Make sure to stick around our blogs and Facebook pages so that you don’t miss more information as the giveaway draws closer. 
Now for what you really want to know! 
The lucky winner of the Canon T3 with 18-55 Lens is…
*** Comment #16,996: Joan Hayes ***
Congratulations Joan! 
I hope you enjoy using your new camera!

allison

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{Feature Friday} #78

Happy Friday everyone! 
Do you have any big plans for the weekend? 
I am hoping, hoping being the key word here, to start on a project in my bedroom so wish me luck and that Miss P takes some good naps so I can get it done! 🙂 
I bet you all really would like to see today’s features though, right? 
Well, here ya go! 

Thanks for linking up everyone! 
Feel free to grab a Featured Button.
Have an awesome weekend everyone!

allison

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Catch a Glimpse Party #94

Don’t forget about the Canon T3 Camera Giveaway going on!! 🙂

  It ends tonight so hurry and enter if you haven’t yet!

It’s time to party!

 Catch a Glimpse Button
What fabulous ideas do you have to share this week?

Rules:
1.) Link up any crafts, recipes, home decor, tips, etc.

2.) PLEASE be sure to link to your specific post not your general blog. (I will delete any posts that do not follow this criteria.)

3.) Add my button or a link to my blog in your post or somewhere on your blog so others can come party too. (You can find my button code by clicking on the button icon in the top, left column.)

4.) PLEASE visit and comment on the post before you and after you, on top of any others that catch your eye. Everyone loves comment love!
5.) And most importantly… HAVE FUN!!

allison

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Round Table Makeover

We had this space between our family room and kitchen that was calling for a small table. I wanted something round to make it easy to get around and so I was on the hunt for something inexpensive.  
I struggled finding anything that I liked so finally one night I was browsing Craigslist and came across a moving sale with a small round table. I contacted the seller and luckily she still had it. So a few days later I popped on over to check it out and took that bad boy home with me. 
It was in pretty good shape but it did have some dings on the legs and I wasn’t too keen on the stain color so I decided to give myself a project and gave this baby a makeover. 
Here is a before and after shot of the table. 
Like I said, it wasn’t bad before but I wanted to change it a little and give it a fun color.
I got out my trusty little sander and sanded the entire table down.

I used a dark stain, can’t remember the color at this moment, that I already had from darkening the railings in my house to give it a richer look.
Before Travis deployed, we picked up a can of Oops paint from Lowe’s so I decided to use that to paint the base. 
The color is Ocean Voyage by Valspar and I used my paint sprayer to apply it.

I am thrilled with how it came out! 
I already had some chairs so now I just have to start redoing those to match so I can actually sit down and use this table!

Linking up to some of these parties!

allison

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{Feature Friday} #77

Happy Friday everyone! 
Thanks to everyone that linked up to this week’s Catch a Glimpse Party
Of course, the party continues until Sunday night so if you haven’t joined in on the fun yet, pop on over and link up your idea! 
Here are a few items that caught my eye:
DIY Antique Mercury Glass shared by Newlyweds
 Christina’s Adventures created this Flower Trough

 Industrial Dresser Redo by West Furniture Revival
 Create your own Burp Clothes from Scissors and Spatulas
 Sew Easy Being Green shared this Tanya Skirt 
 Thrifty Inspirations created this Nautical Chair
 The Life of Jennifer Dawn shared this cute Pencil Pouch Tutorial
 Strawberry Fluff Angel Food Cake Recipe from Cookin’ Up Good Times
 Summer Sign created by Burton Avenue
Jute Wrapped Toy Bin from Happy Go Lucky
Thanks for linking up! 
Feel free to grab a Featured Button
Have a lovely weekend everyone! 🙂

allison

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Catch a Glimpse Party #93

Don’t forget about the Canon T3 Camera Giveaway going on!! 🙂

 
It’s time to party!

 Catch a Glimpse Button
What fabulous ideas do you have to share this week?

Rules:
1.) Link up any crafts, recipes, home decor, tips, etc.

2.) PLEASE be sure to link to your specific post not your general blog. (I will delete any posts that do not follow this criteria.)

3.) Add my button or a link to my blog in your post or somewhere on your blog so others can come party too. (You can find my button code by clicking on the button icon in the top, left column.)

4.) PLEASE visit and comment on the post before you and after you, on top of any others that catch your eye. Everyone loves comment love!
5.) And most importantly… HAVE FUN!!

allison