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Adirondak Bench Makeover

 Hi Bloggy friends! Most of you are probably doing Fall front porch decor this time a year. I did that too, but I also have a back porch!  That's part of what sold us on this house, it had two porches to work with.
 While we were still waiting to close we came across these Adirondak Benches at The Home Depot. They retailed for $100 but they were on clearance for $40 each! I know, I know crazy right!? We got two and the little matching tables that were $8 each.

They came in a box and we had to assemble them. I didn't care for the unfinished ligther wood look. I like dark stains with a satin finish. So that's what we went with.

We got both benches and tables done in no time thanks to my family working hard.
Here is the finished chair. I got the cushions from the Garden Ridge here. The  GR just down the street from my house is GINORMOUS it's two warehouses huge!
I think I'm obessesed with spray paint. I love how it helps me transform a piece in minutes to something totally new!  I sprayed these huge old pots to match the colors in the cushions and planted hibiscus bushes in them.

 Here's what the porch looks like so far. Future plans include. 1. Hanging some outdoor lights around the top of the porch. 2.Art work on that big empty wall space. 3.Hanging lattice on the left side above the railing to give us more privacy from our neighbors. 4. Staining the railing. 5. Hanging a wind chime.

See how close the neighbors are! Lattice would work nicely with some type of greenery growing all over it.
So here it is for now.

Hopefully I'll find something at Garden Ridge to dress up that wall.

Thanks for stopping by! .

Beautiful Bookworm & Smile {Scrapbooking}

Hi folks, hope you all are having or had a great weekend! I sure did. I snatched up a really nice buffet/credenza at an estate sale and got to sit down and scrap.
Oh My Goodness it was great to finally get some scrapping done! FYI I'm a scrap-a-holic & a  picture taking fanatic! My favorite subjects to photograph are my children-of course.
My oldest daughter is a serious bookworm! She is a self proclaimed geek/nerd. Some parents are fussing at their kids to, "Come pick up your toys". I'm fussing for her to pick up her books.

 She wanted to do a photo shoot that showcased her geeky/nerdiness and her love of reading in her new favorite graphic T. We had so much fun taking these pictures. They grow so fast.

This year for my little one's birthday, her Dad and I surprised her at school with cupcakes! This was a  big deal to me because her previous schools didn't allow outside food in so this was her first time sharing cupcakes with the class.

She is my "smiley" child. Always smiling and giggling.

I am so in love with the newest lines from My Minds Eye- I.want.them.all. Their stuff used to be too busy for me. But for my birthday this year my friend sent me the Sunshine Collection and I adored it. I went to a convention a few weeks ago and snatched a few pieces from  new Indie Chic Collection.

Materials Used for LO/1:
                                            ~Sunshine "Forever" Classified Paper
                                            ~Sunshine "Two of Us" Damask Paper
                                            ~Sunshine "Lovely" Plaid Paper
                                            ~Sunshine "Memories" Blossoms Paper
                                            ~Sunshine "Memories" Buttons
                                            ~Sunshine "Forever" Decorative Brads
                                            ~Sunshine "Sunshine"Decorative Brads
                                            ~Sunshine "Two of Us" Pearls
Kraft Paper-not sure of the manufacturer
Kaiser Kraft Basic Pearls Yellow
Creative Memories Corner Rounder
Materials Used for LO/2
My Minds Eye Indie Chic
~Ginger "Direction" Brocade Paper
~Ginger "Pictures" Damask Paper
~Ginger "Travel" Tulips Paper
~Ginger "Adventure" Bouquet Paper
~ Direction Layered Stickers
~Direction Buttons
 ~Sunshine "Two of Us" Pearls

Who is your favorite paper manufacturer?
Thanks for stopping by. See you again soon!

DIY Family Subway Art

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I have been a fan of subway art for a while now and I’ve wanted a custom piece with special words for my family. Most of the blogland tutorial’s I’d seen were too involved. Until I came across this pin on Pinterest. She designed her subway art using her cricut and MS word. **AH HA MOMENT**  I could DIY one using my Cricut Expression and a software program called Make the Cut!
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First I spray painted the 11 x 14 canvas board purchased from Hobby Lobby black.
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While the canvas dried I went to work on laying out the words using the Make the Cut software. The software can no longer be purchased to use with Cricut but if you have any other di-cut machine your golden!
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Being that I have two girls’, I have a good a mount of pink vinyl so I used it to make the stencil.You can use any color.
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I wanted to use white for the letters but didn’t have any and didn’t want to go to the store to get any. I left the heart in LOVE covered because I wanted it red and sparkley, so that I could use red & red stickles to make it.  You can see where the vinyl didn’t stay adhered to the canvas so it leaked thru. I’ll leave it as if for now.
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At 12:28pm on June 21, 2013, Lea said…

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At 11:08pm on December 15, 2010, Luvin My Lil Monkeys said…

Yeah I do mostly Reviews and Giveaways :) Just random stuff about my life as a mommy  :)

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