Monday, September 22, 2014

event funtivities

This last weekend I organized a harvest themed kids play area for a walk benefiting a non-profit FEAT 
Families For Early Autism Treatment. The theme was Feet for Feat, which explains the foot bean bag toss and shoes everywhere. 

FEAT is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization of parents, family members, and treatment professionals dedicated to providing best outcome Education, Advocacy and support for the Northern California Autism Community.

Here was my vision for the area 

 scare crows 
hay bales 
 bunting banner 

can toss 
bean bag toss 
pumpkin decorating 

I was so happy with how it turned out and the kids oh my word the kids had a blast they loved the games and had so much fun!! 

bean bag toss cut via my husbands cnc machine 

Cans wrapped with scrapbook paper  

All of the pumpkins and hay were donated by 

Beautiful weather, family fun and over $30,000 raised, I would say the day was a success!


Thursday, September 18, 2014

my new favorite: lindsey letters

I was in Hobby Lobby a couple weeks ago and found these amazing framed sayings and scriptures. I immediately fell in love with them!! I wasn't crazy about the frames they came in so I looked up the artist Lindsey Letters  found her website and ordered two designs online. 
Here is a sampling of some of her work! 

This one I adore. Wouldn't it be perfect in a nursery? I'm keeping it in my baby file

There were so many to choose from I had a hard time deciding.The moment I read this marrige/unity prayer I knew that would be a great anniversary gift for Matt. It is such a beautiful prayer for marriage.

 Instant Download 

And a new print in the living room.

 If you're in the market for some new artwork check out her website!! Happy Shopping 


Monday, September 8, 2014

diy headboard

This is my dream headboard setup. Isn't she beautiful?!! The Allegro at Costco  is around $629 for the whole set. Not a terrible deal but also not in the budget as a necessity these days.
 Allegro Cream Queen Headboard
However, I was tired of not having any headboard at all so I decided we should just make one...well that Matt should make one and that is just what he did. 

I have seen these diy headboards on pinterest for awhile now so we checked out some other bloggers, what they used and how they made theirs and Matt went to work. 
We used Mary over at Because I Like To Decorate  DIY Rustic Headboard Tutorial as a template. We even emailed her with a few questions and she was so nice and super quick to get back to us!! Check out her site!! She has awesome posts and ideas. 

This is my absolute favorite stain!! The color is perfect.

Matt purchased two 10 foot long pine boards. He cut them in half to make 4 then sanded and stained them.  

He applied two coats of stain. Wiping the excess off after it was applied. 

Here's the second coat. 
We couldn't decided on how we wanted to attach the boards to the wall. I didn't want screws showing and Matt didn't want there to be a gap between the boards and the wall. He found a different solution...command strips, it's true. They didn't hold at first but he applied a few extra strips and so far so good...The bottom board is the only one screwed into the wall. 

A friend of ours checked it out and said it's only a matter of time until they fall on your head. He did give us a few ideas on how to achieve a seamless look while ensuring they don't fall while we're sleeping. We'll probably be fixing it soon. But for now it works and I love my budget friendly headboard!! 
Here is the completed project! 

The End 

Monday, September 1, 2014

current obsession stripes

I'm beginning to think I have a problem. Lately I have been obsessed with stripes, specifically black and white. It is such a clean classic combo. Here are a few items I've picked up. 

Eivor Throw Ikea 
Here it is on our couch.

Bathroom Rug from TJMaxx for $12.99. There is a similar one at Crate and Barrel for $89!!! I love getting a good deal. 

I stopped by the mall this last weekend and picked up these  gems at forever 21. I know they are really similar but I couldn't pass them up for the price...I didn't want to loose money on the deal ha. With fall weather coming I can't wait to pair them with a chunky necklace and classic blazer, oh my favorite ankle boots. 

Hope you all had a great Labor Day Weekend!