Sunday, July 29, 2012

July 29th-Last Thing I Bought


Saturday, July 28, 2012

July 28th-Cup

Friday, July 27, 2012

July 27th-On the Road

You never know what you might see on the road! This motor home didn't seem to fit the trailer it was pulling. Ha! Maybe it was the mother in law quarters! :-)

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Relic to Fabulous: Project 2 Refurbishing Old Night Stand

I was pretty happy with the first night stand that I refurbished
(You can check out the first night stand here.)

I couldn't leave the matching night stand in its old, nasty shape. So it also got a new paint job.

Primer, Burgundy, white, khaki, and metal Hammer



What else is there to paint? :o)

Linking up with:
 Dogs Days of Winter Linky Party

July 26th-Sunlight

{Iphone: No Filter}

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Weekly FITBIT Update

Total Steps: 59,705---   -11,931
Total Distance: 23.84 Miles---   -4.79
Total Floors Climbed: 3 --    -12 Floors
Total Calories Burned: 15,768 --- -1390

Notes: Uh oh! All numbers down!

{What is a FITBIT? See Here: Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle}

July 25th-Heart

She has stolen my heart.....

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

July 24th- Stranger

Stranger on the New York Subway

Relic to Fabulous: Refurbishing an Old Night Stand

The furniture in my home is used until it can't be used anymore.  For example this night stand....it looks rough, but the drawers work and it is still solid.  It was also from my first bedroom set my parents bought me in the 1980's.  It has been around a long time.

Once again, Pinterest makes you feel like you can accomplish anything! So many ideas to refurbish an old piece of furniture.  Since this with my first time, I searched for the most easiest way possible.  It was Spray Paint!  I can weld a can of spray paint!

Here are the items you will need:

Primer, Warm Yellow, Navy Blue, Hammered Gray, and Clear Coat

I went to our local Home Depot and this is the brand that they carry, but Krylon from Walmart comes highly recommend also.  I choose to go with two colors.  You will also need primer, a clear gloss coat, and a spray for the metal handles.  You may also want to have sandpaper handy.  I wanted the texture, so I didn't sand.

First you are going to clean the piece of furniture really well.  You will also remove the handles.

You will primer the pieces first. Typically for light colors, you would use white primer and the grey primer for dark colors.  To save money, I choose white for both colors.

As the primer was drying, I prepared the handles to be sprayed.
I chose a speckled grey for the handles.  I sprayed first with the handles down.  Then after they dryed, I sprayed with the handles up. (It will leave indentions, make sure it is dry)

Next comes the color......
Make sure you spray thoroughly and with side to side strokes.  I put about three coats.

After the piece of furniture dries, put the handles back on and you have a new, fabulous piece of furniture!

I was pleased with the finished product.  Not bad for my first time.  My husband was even impressed....."I didn't know you could do that with spray paint."  Yup, you can!

Finished Product.......

I have the matching night stand in another room.......
hmmm....what color could I do that one? :o) 

Check back soon for more Relic to Fabulous!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Happy 21st Birthday!

Happy Birthday son.....

You were our little monster.....

Now you have your own little monster! :o)

You are a wonderful husband and dad....
We are so proud of you son and love you very much!
Continue to put God first in your life!
You can't go wrong!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Cowgirl Themed Party

Nothing cuter than a Cowgirl Themed Birthday Party!
You can go some many different directions and colors.  It can be indoor or outdoor.
The sky is the limit!

Here some of my favorite ideas that I found.....

Any of these cakes are perfect!

Photo Credit: Coolest Party Ideas

Photo Credit: Nikki Berry
Photo Credit: Birthday Cakes

Photo Credit: Cake Central

And these cookies....oh my! Love them!
Photo Credit: Hilary Bakes

Photo Credit: Disney Family Magazine

Don't forget your cake pops!!

Photo Credit: Party Frosting

Photo Credit: Sweet Lauren Cakes

Then it's all about presention.....

Some fabulous Dessert Tables

Photo Credit: Sweet Designs

Photo Credit: Indulgy

Love it outdoors.....

Photo Credit: Lil Sugar

Photo Credit: Catch My Party

Photo Credit: Kara's Party Ideas

For the birthday girl......

Lastly, some invites.....
Photo Credit: Fab Daughters
Photo Credit: Mommy Creations
Photo Credit: CathyH

Friday, July 20, 2012

National Champions!

Beginners- Jr. National Bible Quiz Champions
Rylan & Dylan Mercer
Paso Robles, CA

Coach's of the Year!
Pastor David Webb & Sis. Mandi Mercer

We are so proud of our family!!
Congratulations Uncle David & Aunt Martha, Jeff & Mandi and boys!!
You represented California well!

{WPF Bible Quiz Nationals Tulsa, OK}

July 20th- Eye

Hazel Eye......

My favorite edited versions........

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