Saturday, December 31, 2011

Gorgeously Golden

Can't… get… enough.

Zig Zag Tray


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Eames Chair

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Canvas Art


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Anthro Chair

Paper Mache Bowl White and Gold - The Mini
Paper Mache Bowl

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And a little DIY for your New Year's festivities… amazing.

DIY Gold Leaf Nails

I've been using Ulta's High Roller for the past few weeks, but that DIY would take gold nails to the NEXT LEVEL! Happy new year, y'all. Hope you're enjoying lots of these:
See you next year!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


That's all I'll be doing for the next few days while the rest of my family is enjoying the fluffy white slopes of West Virginia… here's to finishing off the year well, with some extreme R&R.

Monday, December 26, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Etsy Roundup + a winner

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And, our Paper Theory giveaway winner is:

The greatest thing about our final holiday giveaway is that everyone is a winner… Paper Theory is offering each of you a 10% discount in their shop. Just use the code ANT10 through January 31st. Thank you to everyone who entered and a big thanks especially to Paper Theory for this generous giveaway!

Friday, December 23, 2011

The card says it all...

Thursday, December 22, 2011

cranberry mojitos in my near future

You can't go wrong with a mojito, ever. And cranberries take this drink to the next level. Perfect for a little Christmas concoction!

Get the step-by-step recipe here!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Wishlist Wednesday

New jammies for unwrapping gifts on Christmas morning, please! You know you want to look good while that video camera is rolling...

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Our Little Boy's Bedroom

Today, I'm sharing our 3-year-old's big boy room. It's practical and well-lived in! Nearly everything is a DIY project, thrifted, or Ikea, so you can get this room on any budget, really. 

Hudson's gallery wall is a compilation of DIY projects and art/prints framed in Ikea's ribba frames. The deer head is my favorite little project to-date! I found my tacky gold deer statue at a thrift store for $3 and worked a little magic on him. I made the cornice board myself… along with a little help from my handy husband. Still deciding whether or not to add an orange monogram to it?? 

Do you spy the campaign dresser? It has found a home, complete with a thrifted ($5) red lamp atop of it. The bedding is from Ikea. I was initally on the hunt for a seersucker duvet, but I settled on this navy and white striped one (without texture). I included this amazing rug in a roundup a few months back and had to have it. It's soft, forgiving and ultra durable. LOVE! I went with a smaller size rug because I plan on eventually having the boys share a room with 2 twin beds (not in this particular room). My thoughts have been to have the rug between the beds. Just wish there was wood instead of carpet… On another note, the headboard was bought at a yard sale for $5. I had painted it white, but when I saw a freakishly similar bedroom by Caitlin… I painted it navy. It looks so much better. But honestly, what are the chances that the gray walls, bedding AND rug would all be in another room?? Couldn't believe my eyes...

The dresser is Pottery Barn, but I found it at a moving sale, helping me save big. The antique fan and mirror were found at the Sleepy Poet, my favorite antique mall in Charlotte. The acrylic tray was thrifted ($0.50), and houses some of Hudson's favorite bedtime reads. The chair was thrifted ($3) as well. SURPRISE! :) And, lastly, the throw pillows on the bed and in the chair are a fun ink blot look. You really can't appreciate how pretty they are in the photos, but they are a great look for a great price! I found mine at a yard sale for $2. Score!

The ABC wall art was found at TJMaxx on clearance for $10. I snatched it up, knowing I'd find a place for it one day. The day has come, and it's a wonderful addition to our little guy's room. I found the toy box at Ross for $29.99. Can't beat that for a thick, woven basket! And here, you can see just how fun those pillows really are:

There you have it! Hudson loves his room, and so do we. Mission accomplished!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Paper Theory Giveaway!

Well, these weekly giveaways have been so fun! We are closing our season of giveaways with this fabulous one from Brittany of Paper Theory. Brittany is giving 1 lucky follower a $30 shop credit to use toward some of her pretty plates or printable party invites. Such great stuff!! All you have to do is...

1) Follow A Newfound Treasure via GFC.

2) Visit Paper Theory on Etsy and add the shop to your favorites.

3) Like Paper Theory on Facebook.

You have until Friday, December 23rd at midnight to enter.

Congrats to Sarah Lee from A Beautiful Life -- Enjoy your LOVE print!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Avery's 1st Birthday | Little Man Mustache Party

Avery's 1st birthday party went great. We kept things minimal since the party was in our home. Here are a few pictures. 

The invites (made by me):

A few decorations and our birthday boy:

Followed by our little man's 1st haircut:

Fun, fun, fun.

Friday, December 16, 2011

baby boy's birthday

I cannot believe that my baby boy is 1 year old already. Where has the time gone? 
This is how my morning went a year ago today:

9:15  started pitocin followed by epidural at 4 cm
11:05  checked at 7 cm
11:55  10 cm and ready to push
12:03  Avery is born {after only 1 push… literally}

I joke that I was born to birth babies. But seriously, I love being pregnant and really love the birthing process. No talk of more babies here though. :)

Happy Birthday Avery Stone! You bring so much joy to my life, my little snuggle bug.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

2011 Holiday Gift Guide | Stocking Stuffers

Stocking stuffer ideas all "stuffed" below:

For her stocking: (1) drawer liners, (2) solid perfume, (3) book, (4) tervis tumbler, (5) mud mask, (6) bird bobby pin

For his stocking: (7) oyster shuckers, (8) chocolates, (9) socks, (10) boxers, (11) naughty coal, (12) golf balls, (13) flask

For the kids' stockings: (14) colored pencils, (15) finger puppets, (16) chocolate coins, (17) cologne for kids, (18) marbles

Monday, December 12, 2011

LOVE Print Giveaway

I want to preface this giveaway by expressing my love for Jen Ramos' art. She is the master mind behind Made By Girl, and she gets all the credit for the design of today's giveaway. She is so creative! You really must go check out all of her stuff. And her house! OMG.

Anyway, a few months ago, I made a knock-off LOVE print for my house in Pantone's Honeysuckle. It adds a great pop of pink to our living room, while coordinating perfectly with my Chiang Mai pillows. I accidentally ordered 2, so my loss is your gain. Today, I'm giving my followers a chance to make this 16x20 LOVE print their own.

All you have to do is follow my blog via GFC & comment on this post that you do so.

The winner will be picked at random on Friday, December 16th at midnight. Good luck!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

diy garland & a winner

Saw this. Made this:

It really adds a fun little touch to our tree, AND it was cheap and easy… my kind of DIY! Next year, I'll try it with metallic or glitter card stock, but this will do for now. 

Plus, congrats to Heather from Pineapples and Pearls!! She's our winner from last week's giveaway!

Tune in tomorrow for another giveaway. Trust me - you won't want to miss it.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

2011 Holiday Gift Guide | For Little Ones

I tried my best to make this gender neutral even though my mind naturally thinks "boy!" :)

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Friday Finds

Look what I scored…

Here is one on eBay that looks identical to mine. I snatched that bad boy right up, knowing I got a steal of a deal!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Want to see my birthday suit?

My husband said we're going out to celebrate, so I'm wearing this number tonight:

And another year closer to the big 3… 0… happy birthday to me!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Wishlist Wednesday

Some K. Slademade, please. Any one of these will do.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

2011 Holiday Gift Guide | For Her

Santa Baby… hint, hint.

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Red Tile Studio Giveaway

Have you heard of Red Tile Studio? It's an Etsy shop with an array of wonderful handpainted and handmade items as well as jewelry and other decorative pieces. Look at these fun art block prints:

Art Block Four Set 5x5 wood FREE SHIPPING Mix and Match Personalize Custom colorful bright green black modern geometric pattern

Amber and Darleen are the mother / daughter team behind Red Tile Studio, and today, they are giving my readers a chance to win a custom paper weight. The color and pattern combinations are endless! 

Paperweight Glass Rectangle Customize 4 x 2.5 inch Modern Geometric Office tabletop display yellow pink blue green gray

Want to get or give… here's how (leave comments for each):

1) Follow A Newfound Treasure via GFC.

2) Visit Red Tile Studio and add the shop to your favorites.

3) Follow Red Tile Studio on Twitter.

4) Like Red Tile Studio on Facebook.

5) Favorite Pig & Fish on Etsy.

{Giveaway ends on Friday, December 9th at midnight.}

And, for those of you interested in more of my DIY ornaments that I blogged about yesterday… I made a few more small ones last night. LOVE THEM! 

Sunday, December 4, 2011

DIY Ornaments

After spending some time on Pinterest lately, I found myself inspired by some of the beautiful glass ball ornaments that I was seeing. Last week, I got together with Eileen, and we made some of these pretties for our trees. I filled one with glitter, one with acrylic paint and another swirled with paint so it wasn't completely covered. That one is my favorite. My 4th one shattered… so back to Michael's I go. I need more swirly ones!!

What do y'all think? Have you made any ornaments this Christmas?