Thursday, April 28, 2011

I have Royal Wedding Fever!

In a perfect world, I woul dbe awake at 3:00 am -- not going to work and watching the wedding all morning! But... I have 22 precious 3rd graders needing me! I thought I could at least blog about the wedding and the craze that has taken over! I love watching Robin (on Good Morning America) in the mornings talk all about the wedding while Taylor is in the background yelling all kinds of things... "Turn that trash off"... "Why are you listening to this"... "We have bigger things to worry about"... on and on and on!

If I was going to be home, I would be decorating and having a party for sure! Here are some CUTE ideas! Hopefully you will be at home, glued to the TV and thinking of me!

The best set up I found online was from Hostess with the Mostess!

Check it out! You will just be amazed!


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Happenings at 6904

My many projects in the making....

--Adult party Hats

--Graduation Party Sweets & Decor

-- Spruce up the back patio

--Get a little landscaping done

-- decorate the new buffet in my dining room


Here are a few sneak peek pictures, I hope you will check back this weekend for some

(keeping my fingers crossed) completed projects!!


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

All White Decor...

April 16-30, Holly at 504 Main is hosting a party with the DIY Club to show off your all white decor. I wanted to participate, and was thinking I had a lot more white in my house than I really do. Our master bedroom is mainly white/cream/tan-ish... So I thought I could join the party!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

This week at my house...

I would like to introduce you all to the newest member of our dining room family:

Please ignore the huge mess on top. Taylor's law school graduation is just around the corner and I have been writing out mailing addresses all week long! I am going to jump for joy when that job is complete.

Then we, well Taylor, will be moving right into Thank you cards! I am in the midst of planning the big celebration meal afterwards at our house! So far-- these all look like great ideas!



Hope you all have a great weekend!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Party Hats

I made the CUTEST party hat for a little girl last week and I wanted to share it with you all! I am not the best at tutorials so hopefully this will make sense! This party hat was for a 9 year old.


8 1/2 x 11 Scrapbook paper-- choose according to your theme

hot glue gun and at least 1 stick

feather boa-- again choose a color according to your theme

A headband


To begin, you need to draw the outline of the cone on paper. I googled a template, that was easy! I found one on Next you need to glue the cone together. Then trace a circle on the felt ( I used chalk) and cut it out. The felt needs to be glued on the bottom side of the headband so that it sits on the hair. The cone will then be glued on top of the felt. Lastly, I trimmed the cone with pink feather boa! That added just the perfect touch!


The perfect birthday party accessory!!

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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Home Tour

Happy weekend... I don't know about y'all but all week long, I have been on the tour of the Parade of Homes at Poppies at Play. So, today it is my turn to take you on a tour of our home and share it with all of the Poppies at Play readers with their linky party...

Welcome to 6904!

Let's walk in... here is the entry way!

Moving right into the living room...

And next is the dining room / kitchen...

Guest bathroom... We recently did a little bit of work in this room. We are slowly but surely adding character to each room. See more on the bathroom here.

Across the hall is the laundry room...

Guest bedrooms... Please note that these rooms are a MAJOR work in progress! I look at all your blogs for my inspiration.

This rug was the first purchase for our office/ guest room. So far, I can only show you the rug and color palette.

And finally, here is our Master bedroom and bathroom...

Headboard.. or a door-- whatever works!

And that's all folks! Check back often for updates and DIY projects. There are quiet a few underway as we speak or type. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

American Idol Recap

I am an American Idol junkie... I will admit that. I do not miss a single episode. My DVR is full of AI and on a busy week, I will fast forward through the contestants just to hear my favorites which are---

#1 PIA




How could you not think Pia is amazing. She gives me chills each week and I think she is beautiful. Paul is totally awesome and a concert of his would be a blast. Lauren... she is so young and fun! I want to do good. I religously vote for these 3 each week. Who is your favorite idol contestant this year??? Who is your favorite past contestant???

Monday, April 4, 2011

Master Bedroom Dresser #2

We got a new dresser yesterday and I wanted to share some before and after pictures. Our first dresser (read more here) is my favorite piece of furniture that we have and it was my first DIY project, so I am a little attached. We were running out of room and needed a bigger dresser so we spotted this beauty at our local antique store and were able to snatch it before anyone else!
Before (Please ignore the cords)

After (Cord cover is so much better)

The best part about this dresser is the size. It has 3 more drawers than our other one. We don't fell so crammed in the bedroom now. The mantle that was our TV stand is now being moved into the entryway. Be sure to check back for that re-do soon!