Sunday, October 28, 2012

Paint changes everything!

Our latest project was our china cabinet refinish:

Before: black on black

After: Ivory with green interior

 Spray painted all the knobs and hinges with Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze


Behr Ultra (Home Depot)
Exterior: Navajo White (color matched from Benjamin Moore Paint color)  Flat Enamel 
Interior: Sag Harbor (BMC) Flat Enamel



Friday, October 26, 2012

Fall is in the air!!

Just a touch of fall around the this time of year!!!
I don't do much for fall, but just small reminders of my favorite things..leaves, pumpkins, pinecones and plaid! 
 Entry table
This sign is the heart of our kitchen!
 Simple addition of popcorn as vase filler and wrapping a leaf with some raffia around a candle can add fall pallet scheme to any room!


 Love this wood pallet frame with burlap mat and these rustic pumpkins which were $2.50 at Target are the perfect touch of fall in my kitchen!!
  Of course I can't leave out our Cooking Bible! My husband and I take her recipes and make substitues to make it "clean and gluten free" Southern cooking without the guilt!!!
Found this outdoor planter pot  for $5
but it was the perfect height

This was my favorite room to decorate!!!

A simple  white pumpkin on the coffee table!
Flannel plaid throw blankets around the house



Thanksgiving is around the corner...

Thanks to Shanty 2 Chic for this banner tutorial on Pinterest!

                              I added my own touch and painted the clothes pins!! 

Good Morning Y'all!
This is my first offical blog ever...and Im struggling with technical difficulties already :(   For some reason I am getting a server error everytime I try and upload I apologize for the "under construction" status of my blog. Honestly,  I feel completely out of my league in this blog world, as I scroll the pages of gorgeous homes, crafty DIY projects and amazing women who write post with so much wit!  But, among this sense of doubt for my success there is a southern girl with a passion for making life beautiful who is anxious and excited to share this passion with the world.  

So here's my story in a nutshell:
 I just turned 30 and have never felt more sure of who I am and comfortable with that person than I am right now. I have always wanted to be a mom and wife and I am so grateful to have the spouse and children that God has blessed me with.
 I am married to the greatest man I know. He works very hard and believes that good things come to those who work for it...but he was wrong-good things don't come...Great things come!!!  We both share a passion for home projects and Im so blessed to have a man who is so handy!! (not to mention he is really good eye candy while we work too! )  ha!   Basically, if I can dream it (or find it on Pinterest) he can build it !  We are a perfect match!!  We purchased our first home together 2 years ago and are  working to make this house a home.
I am also a mother of 3 boys!! Tough, dirty, stinky, cutie pie little boys..who are quickly becoming young men! They do things everyday that make me ask myself "what am I doing wrong?"...and then one unloads the clean dishwasher so he can put his dirty cereal bowl away and I know Im raising them right!   They are all completely different but have one thing in common...their hearts are sweet as southern tea and they love of Jesus!

Among being a devoted wife and loving mother, I also work full time.  I started out about 7 years ago in Real Estate as a struggling full commission agent who loved her evenings and weekends with her boys.  As those evenings and weekends became less and less since that was when everyone else could house hunt.. I knew I needed a change.  Two years ago I got my license for loan origination.  Yes, this outgoing people person now sits at a desk and works with numbers all day.  But, the sales side of me still loves the interaction with the borrowers and agents, and the set daily hours and ability to work from my home with a steady paycheck gives me the quality of life I desired!  Not having to commute in Atlanta traffic is quality of life in itself!!! :) With this quality of life, it also gives me freedom! Freedom of evenings and weekends! Freedom to have date night and family night whenever my husband has a night off!  Freedom to enjoy my passion of creating beautiful pieces for my home and the freedom to strive toward a dream of owning my own lil shop one day filled with gorgeous rustic furniture with lime wash finishes and burlap covered seats!!
Well, this nutshell was more of a whole nut...but this is who I am! Just a southern girl  that loves God, loves her family and wants to make the most of everyday the Lord gives me! Days where the tea is sweet, the style is country and faith is strong! This my friends is  Southern Grace!! ~S