Saturday, April 21, 2012

Painting Cheetah

Thought I meant Cheetah print uh!?;) Oldest had his 2nd grade play the other day and he was a Cheetah. He came home asking me to paint his face like a Cheetah. I have never painted a face before but I figured why not. I found the above picture as a reference.

We headed to Party City who thankfully had face painting kits. I had no idea they carried them all year long.

Oldest in his quicky Cheetah shirt. He came home from school the day of the play and told me he wanted spots on his shirt. A last minute request I could only accomplish with a tired Sharpie.

About 15 minutes later we had a Cheetah in the house!:) It was actually a lot easier than I thought it was going to be.

My Cheetah with his ears on.

My Cheetah running from me because he didn't want to show me his tail! A mama has to be quick!;)
The play was wonderful and all the kids did such a fantastic job. The best part was that Oldest was just thrilled with his face which made a mama happy.

And because the title was a teaser and y'all were expecting something to do with decorating here is my find from HomeGoods this week! I am still working on its new home but I promise to share soon.

Don't forget Treasure Hunt Thursday is still going on strong! Head over and join the party.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Treasure Hunt Thursday #53 & Highlights

Okay so I managed to squeeze THT  in between getting my boys from school!:) Sorry again I am a tad behind today. Thank you to all who take the time out to come on over and party! 

Fabiana over at Ciao! Newport Beach shared her friends gorgeous french country kitchen! Oh I wish I had some wood beams in our home!

Dear Heather who we all know from At The Picket Fence shared her charming bathroom redo. I just love the color combo she used!

Denise over at Pink Postcard shared her amazing Napoleon dresser she made over! Swoon! 

As always thank you to all who partied last week! I am so truly honored to have such talent partying at my place! If you were featured please feel free to grab the "I've Been Featured" button!:) I have the newly updated button with html code on my sidebar! 

 What would be a HUGE help and encourage more comments not just from me but others as well would be for everybody to take off their required verification codes for leaving a comment. This seems to take just a few seconds of time but when you have to do it on 30 or more blogs it takes up a TON of time. Last week most everybody had turned off their Word Verification which made it so much easier for me to stop by everybody's links! Thank you!

Now on to this weeks party! 
As with all parties there are the normal rules. You must link back to From My Front Porch To Yours in your THT POST. Just common courtesy. If ya don't link back ya don't get to party. Only link up to your Treasure Hunt Thursday post and NOT your blog homepage. Please No advertising and PLEASE NO MORE than 3 links from the SAME party goer. Also NO MORE linking up to your own link parties. I am seeing more and more link ups of just people promoting their own linky parties. I know it takes time to go back and make a separate post to join the party but it is just the polite thing to do. If you find your post deleted it is not because I am a meany, I just have to make sure the rules are being followed. You can save some of your posts for the following weeks party!Please only link up new posts and not posts that you linked up the week before.Also be sure to visit at least the link before you and after you to just say Hi! It makes partying all the more fun! If you are new around here I would love it if ya become a follower!:)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Treasure Hunt Thursday ....

Sorry for the delay y'all! I have been running around trying to get things done for my sons play tonight at school. I will will have THT up this evening at 9 pm. Thanx for your understanding and sorry time has gotten away from me today!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Last week I loaded up "Lucy", yes I named my car, and headed out to The Old Oak Cottage to restock my space. 

I brought the larger nesting table back out after updating it with a fleur de leis stencil I had on hand. 

I took my new pillows out there to see how they would do. 

It is a small space which is fine with me. I think anything larger right now would be way to much for me to handle. I figure I have plenty of time to go big once my boys are older and off at school. Right now this is a happy balance.

I am still working on the frenchy desk that I purchased a few weeks back to bring out here. I am now thinking I may just keep it for my sewing/craft room!;) Its a hard decision so we will see.
Hope ya have a grand day! Thanx for stopping by!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Top Post of All Time!

Hey y'all! Hope your weekend is going well! We are  suppose to have some severe storms later on today but hopefully they won't be as bad as predicted. Praying for all those in the path none the less!

We haven't been up to much around here the past few days other than a Costco trip.With that being said I really do not have anything new to post about so I thought that I would go back and see what post of mine has been the most popular since I started blogging in May 2009. Turns out it is our laundry room! I would have thought that maybe it would have been our floor reno or the guest bathroom but nope it is our laundry room!:)

I didn't include this pic in the original post so I thought that I would add it now. Here is what our laundry room looked like before we moved in. I had the builder move the cabinets over because I didn't like them right in your face when you walked in the room and because I thought that they looked better centered over the washer and dryer.
Now on to the original post which posted back in November of 2010!
Welcome, so glad you decided to stop by! I am joining in on several linky parties this week  because  I am soo excited to share with y'all my laundry room. Why my laundry room you may be wondering!? Because it is the keeper of a fabulous piece I just finished giving new life to! If ya wanna see how our laundry room looked like before you can go here. It is quite a transformation on a very little budget and with really very little effort involved.

This is my fave doorstop ever! I purchased it at HobLob in the clearance isle sometime last year. I think I paid all of $3 for it. 
These are my drying racks. The builder did not install any sort any hanging rod so I had to come up with my own. I saw this on another blog and a light bulb went off. I had to have them which again come from HobLob. 
The top of the cabinets are still being fluffed but I think I have a good start on it. My lil bird house came from Cracker Barrel back in the summer. It was suppose to have ended up outside but the tree it was going on was chopped down by the power company. 
Loving my lil' tray. I still need to make a label for the detergent though.
Here is what ya saw when you first walked in the laundry room that is after I kicked the cats to the curb. Well not really the curb! I would never do that to my furry babies. They relocated upstairs to a rarely ever used bathroom. I think all parties involved are much happier now. I was SOOOO tired of seeing the automatic pooper scooper every time I walked in here that I HATED walking in here.
This area I am still working on as well. I actually will be raising the shelf up some and placing two wrought iron hooks below it to hang extra hangers. And what is that at the bottom you may be wondering? 
Why it is this beauty that I purchased last week from the local yard sale site. I hunted for almost two months for a dresser that was the perfect size. It needed ALOT of work and even had some water damage but nothing a lil' ol paint couldn't hide!;) See those wooden knobs? I spent almost thirty minutes trying to get the one off. Needless to say I gave up and they all met the fate of a hammer which went much much quicker!
Here is what she looks like today!! I am soo thrilled to have this piece done! I actually set a record by having her done and back in the house within three days of buying her! Usually I hem and haw and debate on what I want to do with a piece but I knew exactly what I wanted to do with her which made the process go very smoothly.
At first I attempted mixing up some paint samples I already had to achieve a yellow. Well it came out more like butter and so the next day I went to SW and purchased a sample size of Midday. I used the dry brush technique and just brushed it  on lightly to give it a subtle two tone effect. After that I used an antiquing glaze that I purchased at HobLob for less than $2 with a coupon.
Even though the top shows sooo much wear and tear I decided to just sand it down and re stain it with some walnut stain. I wanted to keep some of its old charm.
I went to yes HobLob yet again in search of some knobs yesterday. I was originally thinking glass vintage looking knobs but some lady form out of town was literally grabbing up almost every knob she could put her hands on because one they were half off and two she did not have a HobLob. Part of me was soooo irritated at her cause every one I wanted she grabbed but then the other side of me completely understood and would have being the same thing! It all ended well because I am just loving the knobs I did come home with!
I decided on the bottom to do a contrasting knob. They are very heavy and a steal at just $2.50 a knob! Not quite sure why the lady was not grabbing these up but glad she left um alone!;)
So there ya have it y'all! A tour of my laundry room and newest revamped addition! I can not tell you how  much I am LOVING the dresser in here!! I literally do abt two loads a day now! Well okay I do one load and fold it while the next dries and waits to be folded till the next day. So I guess one and half loads!;)

Thanx for stopping by and be sure to pay a visit to the wonderful Linky parties I have joined in on! I am sure I will be adding a few more by weeks end!;)

Between Naps On The Porch-Metamorphosis Monday
Savvy Southern Style- Boring To Better Party
French Country Cottage- Feathered Nest Friday
Southern In My Heart- Inspiration Friday
Miss Mustard Seed- Furniture Feature Friday
Kelly's Korner- Show Us  Your Life Friday
Funky Junk Interiors- Saturday Nite Special

In case somebody may be wondering, yes our laundry looks just the same over two years later. I admit I am wanting a change but I have not decided just how to accomplish that yet. Some things I want to do are to paint the cabinets, repaint the dresser, take down the fluorescent lighting and replace with a chandy, and paint the room overall. Will it happen any time soon? Probably not because well it really does not need it. It is just fine the way it is but every now and then I crave change in here.

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