May was busy filled with birthdays, celebrations, crazy work schedules, and home projects. There was a lot to be grateful for this month. I am excited for June as it looks like, on paper, it should be a slow month filled with rest.
A quick recap of my 101 in 1001 progress.
3. Go on a date a month for 6 months. (6/6) We went on a reverse date this month. We started with dinner at the house, moved to a movie and dinner, and then followed it up with an appetizer at a local restaurant that we had a coupon for. It was a fun little twist on a typical movie and a dinner date night.
5. Call someone once a week for a month just to catch up. (1/4)
12. Have a girl’s night once every other month (11/16) I went with some fellow ladies to the Beth Moore Live Event.
40. Identify 100 things that make me happy (82/100)
52. Volunteer 101 hours (97.5/101)
Now is the time for a little audience participation as we close in on the end date of this project. What 5 movies would you recommend I see this month? They could be new releases or even just your favorite all time movie.
Do you ever have one of those weekends where you are just filled with all things good?? My heart is so full after the great time and adventures that made up the last few days. Everything from attending a conference with some girlfriends to a day alone with Conner. I am so thankful for all that we squeezed into the weekend, but most of all the hours that filled our Sunday with just the two of us. It made me really grateful as our last two months have been no-stop filled with some fun activity or another. Rest is good. Days like yesterday are proof that marriage is good.
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I dub these nightstands the gentlemen. Mostly because of their personality. Note the mustache.
Now to back up, this was an Ikea Hack inspired by Pinterest. See, we knew we needed nightstands that were large and in charge for our bedroom. Our new master bedroom is the size of the entire back half of our house and therefore poses many how-to design challenges. How to create different zones, how to make the bedroom feel cozy while still open. Y’all, we could entertain a party in just our room. Weird, but true. Anyways, I digress. Back to the hack.We started with the wood straight out of the box and nailed some lattice work to the edges to create trimmed corners. After the trim was nailed and the holes were covered, we painted it white.
After the coat of white was painted, we purchased some 1x4s for the top of the night stand. We wanted the tops to be lifted up a little bit and this also allowed us to add some matching trim. We then stained the top of the dresser to give it a rustic/barn feel.To finish off the nightstands, I found some knobs that looked like water. I am really happy for the way these RAST Ikea nightstands turned out. Don’t forget to enter the gift card giveaway!
I love taking pictures. Instagram has become my go-to place for sharing pictures and capturing real-life moments. Even more so I love having pictures printed for display or to scrapbook. I recently stumbled upon Printstagram which syncs with your Instagram photos to print 4inch x 4 inch pictures. I was so excited to see the pictures I capture on my phone, in a printed version! I love the way the pictures came and the packaging was just so cute!After ordering so many of the prints, I had to find a place to display them. Some of the pictures will end up in a scrapbook, but the majority of them I placed on the wall as a large accent piece. Here are the prints hung up with some tiny clothes pins and some washi tape. It has been really fun to have our friends and family come over and see the “wall of fame” and try to find their picture.I love snapping photos of my dog, husband, and of course our daily happenings.
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On Sunday we had a bunch of friends and family over to celebrate Conner’s 25th birthday a few days early. Everything was a red and blue theme because we were supposed to watch the Braves game during the party.
We created a beverage station with various types of beer and glass coke bottles. I simply grabbed some $1.00 buckets from the Dollar store and spray painted them navy. After they dried I then just painted a circle chalkboard label to write what type of beverage would be in the container.I didn’t realize it a head of time, but during set-up I realized it looked like I was setting up a party for July 4th or Memorial Day. God Bless America. Have a wonderful holiday weekend!
Are we having fun yet??
Last week I was at a Thrift store and saw this gold light fixture. I saw the price- $15, and immediately thought that with some spray paint it could be the perfect copy cat of this light:
I quickly texted a picture to Conner to ask his permission because 1) I know nothing about hanging a light fixture 2) $15.00 for something that may or may not work was a little crazy to me. What can I say, I am frugal.
Conner replied that it was a chance worth taking and to pop that tag. As I was checking out, I realized I had a coupon for 50%. Hooray for an $8.00 light fixture. Off to my local hardware store to find some black spray paint.
After the supplies were ready, we popped the glass out of the frame (only after I got frustrated from ramming glass shards into my pretty little fingers). Once I had just the frame, I taped off the light part and then made a painting booth in the basement (it was raining). The booth consisted of an open window, a trash bag, some tape, and a plastic table cloth. Make it work.
I am so excited for the finished product. This light turned out perfectly and Conner was able to hook it right up to where the builder-grade light formally sat.
I say for $15 total this gold fixture turned black lantern was a win. Hooray for trash to treasure.