Thursday, May 31, 2012

Cutify a Chair

Today is a quick tutorial on how to cutify a chair in about 20 minutes start to finish!

First, you need a cute chair.
Mine was a $5 plastic chair from Wal Mart
bought for our many beach trip this summer.

Then I chose a design I liked on my Silhouette.
I didn't take pictures of this step b/c I think its self explanatory.
If you don't have a silhouette, ask some one who does, it takes NO TIME at all
and this is such a cute project.
The above vinyl is for a friends birthday gift!

Next step was to just place it on the chair and RUB!
See, I told you!
and if you don't take forever choosing the perfect font for the name, like I do

it should take less than 20 minutes start to finish!

Here's the vinyl I did for my boys chairs.

Happy Thursday!

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

There are less than 100 days until College Football begins!

We are huge LSU fans.
If you know me, this is not a surprise.
If you don't know me, this is also not hard to figure out.
My blog is purple and gold.
My favorite colors are purple and yellow.

I tend to be a little obssessed with all things LSU.

Well Eli's 5th birthday is July 18th.
We are planning on having a FOOTBALL PARTY.
I've been gathering some pins on my Party Ideas board on Pinterest.
Here are few of my favorites.



General Party Stuff-
This whole party is AMAZEBALLS!! Wrong colors ;) But soooo awesome!

I have a lot of work to do but its going to be soooo fun!!
What do you think?
What to you love?
What do you hate?
Got any other ideas for me?


Monday, May 28, 2012

Summer Organization (Con't)

I have a few faithful readers of my blog.
One of them is my friend Roo!
She texted me to say she was reading the blog and had some tips to add
so here are

I have to say that this is VERY good advice I am going to work it all into what I am doing already.
Some of this may be common sense to many of you, but I am always feeling like I am in constant motion and need some rules, guideline to help me keep focused!!

Happy Tuesday!!

Summer Organization-

So let's be honest.
My house is in total CHAOS....DISARRAY...
and that's on a normal day.

We are always on the go.
Brian and I work opposite schedules during the school year.
So now that SUMMER is here I have got to get this house in ORDER!

I have been perusing my organization & house love boards
for some helpful hints, checklists, a laundry fairy,anything really!

Here's what I am going to try and focus on for right now-

No more sink full of cups!  One cup per person!

Aptly named {}
I will be following and hopefully implementing some of these tips to organize and run my house better!

This schedule is GREAT now the issue I have is that come on,
 there is no way its all gonna happen in 30 minutes with 2 children at my feet!
 But if I can get it done and have my weekends free
 I just might be able to figure this whole HOUSEWORK thing out!


I always need to remind myself that my first job is my kids

If anyone has any helpful hints-
send them my way!
What rooms do you clean on what day?
Do you do laundry all at one time? Few loads each day?
Do you have help? Do you do it all on your own?

Give me your tips!!

Happy Memorial Day!

Friday, May 25, 2012

What I bought today from Charlotte Russe-.

It's my last day of work until Aug 6th!
Whoo Hoo!
This afternoon is out faculty crawfish boil
and after that
we are having a girls night out to celebrate!!

So...I felt that I needed a few new pieces to help me celebrate the end of the school year!

This tank I am wearing out!
Its sparkly! ;)

This will be worn to the crawfish boil

or maybe this....with a cami underneath...

I bought these in black as well because my trusty ole pair from last year broke
but ya cant beat $10.50 , can ya?
I did get some earrings I cannot find online...
and as I was searching for them I saw this stackable set
I {REALLY} want it!
I have no gold rings, so I technically need it.
Happy Friday everyone!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Yeah that's right!
I am still capable of crafting.
Phwaaa...and it was soooo simple
Again, thanks to Pinterest
and this link by the talented Amy @
I was able to make this Oh so cute and festive wreath for my Mom's porch.

And this is how ya do it.

Get a grapevine wreath- $4.99 @ Michael's!

Get some of your favorite colored NAPKINS, yes napkins. in 1,2,3 or even 4 colors like I did!
Fun summer colors!

Unfold them so they are a big square- not sure where my purple napkins are in this pic.
(please excuse the Motrin in the pic, Benry had a bit of a fever)

 Take your napkin, grab it in the center, pull it up to make a long leaf looking thingy
 ( that's not very technical sorry, and I don't have a pic either)
Pinch the center and push it under a piece of the grapevine wreath. Then fluff.
Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.
Alternating colors as you want.
It will begin to look like this.

Here is the finished product hanging on the door on the porch.

I love this wreath. It was EASY!
It took less than 20 minutes to complete the whole project.
I even had some napkins left over.
Mom has a HUGE wreath hanging on a wall under the carport so I made this for the wreath,

Happy Wednesday everyone!

(PS: Today is the last day of school for my 4 year old, he now becomes a Kindergartener)
how in the world did this happen?

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I miss the beach....

It was sooo relaxing and beautiful..

yes there were 7 very active kids and 8 adults but it didn't matter
because we were still at the beach

I know the adults had a blast and we hope we have made everlasting memories with our kids.
There was crying, screaming, arguing and fighting but they all love each other in the end
Here are some pictures from the trip...I'll give you the lowdown on each one.

Ben Henry (also referred to as Benry this trip) deciding if he really likes the beach or not?
Decision- YES!

Miley,Bailey, & Claire catchin some rays in their beach chairs.


Dominic taking a break,having a snack in his momma's chair.

Cant forget Chloe! Girlie girl, was singing her heart out into that bucket! She loved that pool too!
 ( look at Eli's expression in the background)

We all went out to dinner at LULU's! It was a great time!

Jenny, Jessica, Becca, & Me!

The kids watching the band at LuLu's!

Want to leave you with this picture b/c it my favorite from the trip
I had to ask permission to post because we are all in swim suits but ya know
 that's how ya roll on a beach vacation

So glad to have each and everyone of these girls in my life and every one of their kids too.
( oh and I guess their husband too)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Sandy toes & Kisses

I'm on vacation! Every year we take a friends beach trip. For the next four days we are relaxing on the beach with 3 other couples and their kiddos in a 6 bedroom house on the beach!! It's AWESOME!!

We are making memories with our kids and laughing entirely to much!! We are also enjoying every second of it!!

Hope everyone has a great weekend! We will be back Sunday night with pictures!! Until then I leave you with this

Monday, May 14, 2012

Monday Musings

This was a busy weekend for all of us
but a few of my bloggy friends have updated their shops,
or have completed some very cute projects
that have all caught my eye-

Now for the eye candy-

From the talented Gussy

Pink & White polka dot- headband
(other color options)
camera straps!
(such a cute variety in her shop!)
Preppy Plaid Ipad case
(other color options available)

From the perfectly pretty The Pleated Poppy

Messenger Bags!
(Adorable options)
Bloom Belts!
(Can't possibly pick a fav!)

Little Boys Tie
(many options to choose from)

Check out their shops if you get a sec!

Now for the cute projects
that have caught my eye!
My next project!
and its going to be an UP CYCLE!
Cant wait for summer!
Thank you for the inspiration

Thank you
I HATE my mailbox
always have, always will,
hopefully this can change our relationship!

Happy monday everyone!
We are leaving for the beach in 3 days!!
YAY for the beach with friends!!