Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Master Bath Reveal

**Just a reminder, the embellished headband giveaway ends tomorrow. You can enter {here}.

Keeping with the room reveals, here is our master bath! I really enjoyed picking the paint colors for this room.

The walls are Olympic's Misty Surf. The ceiling is painted a lighter and grayer shade of blue called Dew of Silverberry (from Walmart). I love blue in the bathroom because it is soothing to me. I stay fairly neutral with colors but always feel comfortable using a bold(er) color in the master bath since no one else sees it....until I decide to share it with all of the blogosphere...ha.

The vanity mirror is actually an antique dresser mirror belonging to my family. I originally painted it green to go in the dining room of our previous home. I repainted it a glossy white to use in the bathroom.

 Not sure why the smaller, counter mirror (above) is positioned all funny. Disregard that.  The light fixture was one of my Craigslist finds. I repainted it and purchased new globes at Lowes. Did you notice the marble vanity? It also was from Craigslist for $20! You can read more about that {here}.

This little mirror is quite old. It needed a fresh coat of paint to match the larger mirror. The actual mirror is in awful shape. I'm considering converting into a chalkboard - what do you think?

Thanks for stopping by!

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Find me at Oopsey Daisy today!

I have some really exciting news! I am guest posting over at Oopsey Daisy today. If you haven't been by Alison's blog, you should take a moment to check it out. Her Mommy School thematic units are awesome and include free printables. She is also super crafty and shares tons of tutorials.

Today, I have the privilege of sharing how to make clip-on earrings over at Oopsey Daisy. I sure hope you'll stop by and say hi :)

Friday, February 24, 2012

Embellished Stretchy Headband Tutorial & Giveaway

Does anyone else have trouble finding headbands that don't give you a headache? I purchase special lightweight elastic headbands that I love. However, they can get kinda pricey. I started thinking that I should just make my own. You can order the elastic dyed in various, lovely colors on Etsy. I use 5/8 inch fold over elastic for my headbands and purchase them from Elastic By the Yard Etsy shop. I  measure them out, knot the end, and use a lighter to keep the raw edges from fraying. This elastic also makes great hair bands for ponytails and the biggest plus is they don't leave indentations in your hair.

I match the colors with my outfit so I can wear them as bracelets and always have a hairband ready if I need it.

After making a rosette headband last week, I thought it would be fun to embellish my stretchy headbands too!

Here's how:

You'll need fabric for rosettes, hot glue, elastic headbands, felt or interface, pearls (optional) and pin backings.

First, I made my rosettes from the leftover chiffon from my last rosette headband project. You'll see I made a few different sizes - *some* of that was on purpose. Yes, my workspace is the lid of a pizza box :)

I  sewed a pearl to the bud of each rosette, just to fancy it up a bit.

Then I hot glued a cluster of three rosettes to a piece of white interface. I think a piece of felt would work just as well (maybe better?) here. Once it dried, I just cut around the rosettes to get rid of the extra interface.

Next, I glued the rosette clusters to each of these round pinbacks. (Hobby Lobby - print a 40% coupon on their website and you'll get them for next to nothing!) I liked the idea of using a pinback so the embellishment can be removed for a more casual look. It really is very versatile! I wear mine for working out and just throw them in the wash with my running clothes.

 So here it is in aqua:

 And peach coral:

These headbands fit me too but wouldn't you rather see this little lady in the pics?!

**This giveaway is now closed.**

Annnnd I'm giving away an embellished headband and a ponytail holder to one reader! To enter, please comment below letting me know which you prefer - the aqua or peach coral headband.

This giveaway is meant for Titus 2 Work in Progress readers. Please follow this blog via Facebook, Email, Google Friend Connect, Google+ or RSS feed.

For an additional entry, please share this giveaway on Facebook or Twitter. Leave an additional comment letting me know you did so. This giveaway will close Thursday March 1st @ 10:00 pm cst. I'll announce the winner that night, so be sure to check back!

Only open to readers in the continental U.S.

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Thursday, February 23, 2012


Sorry I haven't been around this week. My computer has been in the shop. Apparently the hard drive had to be replaced but I'm hoping to be able to pick it up tomorrow. Hope you are having a blessed week!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Kitchen Reveal

Here are some pictures of my kitchen - definitely my favorite room of the house. I love the different shades of green against the white beaded board cabinets.

The walls are painted Sherwin Williams' "Liveable Green" and my pantry door is a darker hue of this color called "Artichoke."

I knew I wanted all white appliances for the kitchen. I also put my request in with the hubby that we get a refrigerator with a smooth finish on the front instead of the traditional textured finish. It gives it a sleeker look and is much easier to clean.

Oh, you are wondering where all the crazy ABC magnets are? I prefer the front of my refrigerator to look like this. Which means the sides look like...

...this! Removing all the clutter from my kitchen is just not realistic for this photo shoot. Sorry :)

I keep little pretties in my windowsill to make me smile as I wash dishes. 

I love my Ikea Liatorp dining table paired with the Ingolf chairs. It is easy to clean and the leaf is stored inside the table making it quickly accessible.

I painted this mirror to match the pantry door. The yellow little girl's apron belonged to mother when she was young and the cherry apron was a lucky find at a local antique shop.

We are certainly blessed! I am thankful that God has provided us with a home that provides for all our needs and so much more.

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Friday, February 17, 2012

DIY Shabby Chic Layered Tablecloth

I originally shared this over at Stardust Decor & Style. Just in case you didn't catch it, I'm sharing it again today :)

My daughter, Ellie, recently had a whimsical fairy party. Today I want to share with you how I put together my shabby chic layered tablecloth. It was exactly the "look" I wanted and sooo easy to put together. Check it out:

The base of the tablecloth is my old duvet cover. I starched it to help stiffen it up a little. I like the color and texture of this fabric.

 The middle layer is actually a bedskirt. The crocheted flower details give the table an extra touch. Kinda grandma chic :)

 The final, top layer is a sheer, white piece of fabric. To give it a little more texture, I twisted the fabric up like this and let it get all nice and wrinkly.

Ta da!

What's in your closet that you could use for a layered tablecloth?

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A little inspiration * bear rabbit bear *Bubbly Nature Creations 
French Country Cottage *Home Stories A to Z * House of Hepworths 
I can teach my child *I {heart} naptime *It's Overflowing * Oopsey Daisy  
Positively Splendid *Ruby Jean  *Six Sisters StuffTatertots and Jello  
The Delectable Home * The Girl Creative *The Grant Life 
The Southern Institute * Whipperberry

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Small, medium, large!

I've been working on various concepts with Ellie and recently we practiced small, medium and large. We used various pots and lids to talk about the sizes and I had her match them up.

Next, I got out three measuring cups and had her follow verbal instructions to make a "trail mix" snack. We used a large cup of dry cereal, a medium cup of raisins and a small cup of gummy bears. Weird trail mix, huh? We don't usually have snack foods at our house!

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Bathroom Reveal

Since we moved into our new house, I haven't shared any pictures with you! Why not start with the bathroom! Exciting, right? Here are a few pics of the girls' bathroom.

The beaded board sink base, mirror/medicine cabinet, and wall shelf were purchased from Lowes.

I love this shower curtain. I found it at Target about five years ago and I have never seen another shower curtain I loved as much.

I found this sweet little silver tray at the DOLLAR TREE!

Since this is primarily the girls' bathroom, I write Ellie's memory verses in chalk so we can practice them daily.

"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates." Deuteronomy 6:5-9 NASB

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Did the Valentine Bear visit your house this morning?

I made this garland using white doily hearts and these mini red lantern lights that my mother-in-law found in Cambodia. Isn't that cool?!

Wishing you a day of love, sweet notes, and lots of pink and red hearts 

 May we always remember who loved us first:
"Beloved, let us love on another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love. By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins." 1 John 4:7-10

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