Wednesday, August 31, 2011

1st day of preschool

I can't believe it, but Hudson started preschool today. He might be the cutest thing I've ever seen.

He loves all things Toy Story and begs to watch Toy Story 3 about 3-4 times a day. I found him a cute Toy Story book bag at Walmart for about $5!

Our "daddy's boy" will get a little quality time with Brett in the car as daddy drops him off each morning. And the wave goodbye with pop tart in hand...

DIY Headboard

A few months ago I made a tufted headboard for our guest bed, and I am already over it. Something like this would be just lovely...

Isn't it so pretty? However, the $300 price tag isn't too pretty.

And then I stumbled across this DIY copy cat:

Here is the step-by-step rundown. Genius.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Weavers

Matt Whytsell took these family photos of us this past weekend at a wedding in Florida. Matt and I started our photography businesses together a couple of years ago. Needless to say, we've spent many hours learning together and sharing our self-taught skills with one another. He's awesome and just keeps getting better and better!

Embarrassing to admit, but this is our 1st picture of our family of 4. I love my boys so very much!

Me with my Avery baby:

All of the Weaver men with their women:

Monday, August 29, 2011

2 + 2

Last week, I found 2 vintage rocks glasses at a local thrift store for 25 cents each. I had to get them. They were decorated with a great silver lattice design that I just couldn't pass up. Well, today I found 2 more at that same thrift store! My set of 4 now sits pretty on my liquor tray...

For now, that little Greek key tray will do, but one day, I'd like to have a beautiful, fully stocked bar cart on display. I really like the gold and bamboo combo.


Cocktails anyone?

Sunday, August 28, 2011

hot off the press

I decided to put my photoshop skills to use... my little "knock offs" aren't too shabby, eh?

Saturday, August 27, 2011

scarf season

Those of you that know me, recognize my love for scarves. I can never have enough in my collection. With Fall right around the corner, I wanted to share 12 simple ways to tie a scarf. Sometimes you just need to switch it up!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

pretty iphone cases

I just love these iPhone cases from Dani Notes! They've been on my wish list for months. They are all so fun, and I love the monograms. 

Not too long ago, I came across this DIY cover for a cheap fix.

Step 1: Get a clear case.

Step 2: Create a template through Microsoft or Photoshop and print. (Free wallpaper backgrounds can be found online.) 

Step 3: Cut and insert. 

How legit does it look? Must have.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

hexagonal side table

Worlds Away$415.80


And just last week I spotted this look-alike at the Mt. Pleasant Homegoods for under $100!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


I just love drum shades, and Shades of Light has the best and most unique selection around! I just love this first one for my breakfast nook.

Monday, August 22, 2011

coffee table upgrade

While thrifting a couple of weeks ago, I spotted this chow leg coffee table. I fell in love with it, and when I asked how much it was, they told me that I could just have it. FOR FREE! This coffee table would be the perfect addition to my living room, and once I could settle on a paint color, it would look great over the cowhide rug. I chose Valspar's City Chartreuse. It came out looking just as fabulous as I had envisioned. To top it off, my new pillows arrived! They tie the whole room together perfectly.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Dining Makeover

I recently sold our old dinning set. Now, it is time for something new...

Today, we are heading to Charlotte where I will pick up this table from Ikea.

Next thing on my list is a set of 4 chairs. I would like for them to be a bit more traditional than the table and they must have no cushions! (Hopefully that will allow for easy and quick cleanup after meals). AND I would like for them to be dirt cheap.

My plan is to paint the chairs a fun teal color... how pretty is this combo:

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Hump Day Happenings

This week is going by especially slow for me. This morning, I took the boys to the flea market and out thrifting. Here are some great discoveries I made (please excuse the quality of my phone photos)...

You could totally do this:

With this:

Just needs 2 glass panels and a new paint job: 

And these fun navy lamps - just imagine them with a lucite base instead of that tacky plastic gold one. They would really be amazing! Maybe my next project??

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Flying Saucers!

Meet Liz Marie. I first came across her blog through a mutual friend, and now I am a faithful follower... always checking in to see what crafty thing she has going on!

A few months back she blogged about her eclectic plate wall art. How wonderful does it look?! I wish I had a fun space around my kitchen for a collage of plates. Go take a look at her blog - you'll especially love it if you appreciate the difference a good paint job has on an old dresser. She shares some awesome furniture revamps!

Here are some other fabulous plate walls that I've run across lately:

I love how unusual this layout is!

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