Tuesday, September 25, 2012

San Francisco Giant Race, Half-Marathon

"The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place, and I don't care how tough you are, it will  beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard you hit, its about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done." 
-Rocky Balboa

Crisp, clear and chilly morning. Bay area fog and the smell of sea in the air. Perfect conditions for a race. 

This was a race that I was physically primed for. Although, after losing my first pregnancy and subsequent depression, this was a race that had many mental hurdles.  

Monday, September 24, 2012

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint 101

Yesterday I did my first Annie Sloan Chalk Paint piece of furniture!!

Excited, definitely. After my class and coming home I sat and looked at my finished piece and it just got all my brain in marathon mode with ideas. 

To put it mildly, I was planning on repainting all of my furniture. 

Friday, September 21, 2012

Pinned #14: Samantha's Football T-Shirt

Stats for Week #14
30 Boards
2,029 Pins

This week's project comes right off of my "For Samantha" board. She is my best friend's only daughter and I am now referred to as her Fairy Godmother because bibbity bobbity she has whatever it is she wants because I will give it to her and by-golly I will make her any outfit her heart desires. 

I love to spoil her. 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Under $10.00 Children's Chalk Boards

I like to recycle, make something new again or re-purpose. 

So when my best friend wanted some chalk boards for her darling children, I couldn't help myself in making some chalk boards that were durable and cost effective. 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Finally of 2012 Fall Series of DIY Tutorials

Happy Fall Y'All!

I hope that you enjoyed this week of Fall DIY tutorials. It was so much fun to create all of these wonderful items and it has inspired me for even more Fall decorating/projects. Here are the tutorials:

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Harvest Two Tier Treat Stand

Day four of my Fall series of DIY tutorials. 

If you missed it-

I have a table and chair, now the table needs something. The inspiration behind this project was from Pinterest. 

Monday, September 10, 2012

From Pallet to Distressed Harvest Sign

This is part of a five day FALL series of DIY tutorials. 

Pallet Projects-They are EVERYWHERE!!

Although I would love to create a ton of them, I refuse to pay for a pallet, much less make my own. 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012