Monday, May 13, 2013

Pinterest Conquest!

I had an old filing cabinet sitting around my house for awhile just begging to be refinished. I simply sanded it down (messy, messy) sprayed on some primer and then double coat of this lovely blue, and now we have some extra storage in our living room. I am still searching for a decal to put on the front, but couldn't find one I liked. I also tried to put new handles on, but couldn't find any the right size, so I just spray painted the old ones with a metallic silver to bring new life in to them. All in all I think it was definitely a win.

I saw this pin on Pinterest and thought...I could do that! So I did, this weekend. Holla! I didn't love the birdbath and I have crazy neighbor children so I didn't want to make it too tall, so tada here is my version below.

So my version along with some other lovely gardener skills. I hope I don't kill it all, I don't have the best track record with plants.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Love Life

I feel that my life is a constant search for ways to balance it all. Most days I just feel like Gus-Gus trying to carry all the corn and not getting very far.

I read a blog about some heroes of mine, whether they even remember me or not. This family is AMAZING! If you want some inspiration in life, get to know the Hall family by reading Kolette's blog.  Recently, this Healthy Living Challenge was posted. I rounded up some family and friends, and we started on our health journey yesterday. I'll post more about in the future I'm sure.

My new motto is this old quote that has been floating around the Internet quite a bit a again, and made a lovely version to hang on my wall. While in high school, President Hinckley shared these thoughts. Afterwards, my mother started calling me 'Twinkle.' I fear the twinkle fades from my eyes as I let work, school, and my ever so fab. dating life (err lack thereof) consume my thoughts. It's time to LOVE LIFE! my friends! For a free download, click here.