Monday, April 30, 2012

Much needed

I took some time off between jobs, 10 days to be exact, and its been a whirlwind of awesomeness.

 I have taken 10 days off in the past for the honeymoon, a trip to Steamboat in college but I have never had 10 days to be home, a staycation. It was wonderful. Mostly I shopped. At the old job the dress code was super relaxed we wore jeans most of the time, well the new job requires new clothes since we only wear jeans on Fridays. I am completely shopped out, but I did end up with 11 new pairs of pants and 13 new tops. That should cover me until I feel the urge to hit up the stores again.
I also cooked a few dinners (okay only 2 but they were from scratch!)
Attended one funeral, bummer I know. It was for wonderful husband's ex-wife's mother. Did you follow?
She was always super nice to me and always accepting of our relationship and always greeted me with a hug and a smile.

I start the new job today, so wish me luck.

PS there is so much I want to blog about but we have this over sized keyboard on our desktop and it is so hard for my tiny hands to type on!
So I am sorry for the lack of  posts during my time off but I hope to catch you up soon!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Finished product.


After multiple coats and color changes: Mine:

They wont be holding flowers in my living room but they do just fine holding paint brushes in my craft room!

*Once again sorry for the craptastic photo, and yes I was in the middle of making my candle when I photographed this

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Turn used candles into new again

After seeing this on Pinterest showing me how to take this:
(and a few more that  I found) into one new candle I knew I had to try it and TADA!

It worked like a champ, it probably took me a total of two hours between melting and drying times but was super easy, and you can tell I didn't have a Popsicle stick to hold the wick so I used a spoon. I'm resourceful like that! :)

and I am sorry about the horrible pictures  I am working from home this week and by working I mean doing nothing until I start my new job on Monday! But the computer wont let me alter pics taken on my Ipad and we have an oversize keyboard that is ridiculously hard for me to type on!

All that being said I highly reccommend trying this if you have half used candles around!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Almost There

I am not really happy with the outside color, its the same chalkboard paint used in my "inspiration" (which means I totally copied her idea). I think I might mix some dark brown and white together and add a couple of coats of that this weekend and see if I like that better.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

Life is pretty sweet, and so are my pink polka dot pajamas pants! :)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Wine glasses to vases

This is my newest project:

source: getouttamyheadplease

We have an abundance of the wine glasses with no stems, FYI they are very fragile, I think I have already broken two just putting them in and getting them out of the dishwasher! I used Martha Stewart "Scottish Highlands" green. I would recommend using a wall paint and not a craft paint as this was too think to swirl around to coat the glass and I ended up painting it on the inside with a brush.
Here's the first one with the hot glue dots and the paint, its drying, now just to coat with the chalkboard paint on the outside. I hope to show you the finished product later this week!

Monday, April 16, 2012


Turned out pretty well.

FYI: HAH is the baby's initials!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Big news

So if you have noticed I haven't been blogging as much, that's because I have been getting ready to start my new job! Yes I got a new job.
As most of you probably know I am in the oil and gas industry (which is a HUGE industry here in Texas).

Currently I work for a small independent producer, and I recently accepted an offer at a much larger independent here in town in their engineering dept.
I'm super excited and nervous.
I don't job hop much, I'm pretty stable in that aspect of my life. I worked at the credit union for 5 yrs I have been here for 5 1/2 years and I am hoping this new job will be my last. So much for retiring at 30 like wonderful husband and I (mostly I) planned to do. :)

But I seriously love this industry. I will be handling all of the state reporting, which there is a ton and their well files and stuff. Its a pretty big job, but I know I can handle it!

Wish me luck!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Painted flower

Its looking better, It's almost not too ugly to throw away!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

I'm not a painter

I don't know what I was thinking when I bought this, I cannot paint. I cannot draw.
My friends child is having her first birthday and since she doesn't need clothes or any other necessities I thought I would make her something. So i bought a metal flower with plaque at Michael's with grand visions in my head. So far I have this:
Not impressed huh? Me either.
I had better think of something quick considering the party is on Saturday.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Ink stain shirt Fail

This weekend I attempted to do this:
Source and this is what I ended up with:

The instructions say to then wash it in cold water to set the color. Here's what I ended up with:
 a pink shirt
a formerly yellow towel now pink
and a washing machine that now has a black ink stain in the bottom. Oops!

This is how the conversation went:
Me: "Honey I think it may be time for a new washing machine."
Husband: "Why?"
Me: "NO reason"...muttering to myself ," I'm sure its nothing bleach cant get out"
Husband just starts laughing at me.

I most definitely do not recommend this project! :)