Friday, November 25, 2011

A Haircut For Any Length

Finally! A guide for getting through those "in-between" length months. I stumbled across this on, I just wish I knew the original source!
Via Beauty

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Amazon: Smart Phones for a Penny Each! [expired]

Amazon Wireless has an incredible offer now until Cyber Monday. All phones from Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T are just a penny each! The Hubs and I just happened to be looking for new phones so we took advantage of the deal. I'm going for the DROID RAZR. :) My first smartphone!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Our Budget-Friendly Beach-Themed Bedroom

Our new mattress just came in this morning (good-bye, couch and air mattress!) so our new bedroom is finally starting to come together.

The comforter set we got on store credit at Bed Bath and Beyond and the vanity came on sale and 25% off from World Market. We painted the chest and dresser ourselves which saved us a ton of cash!

 We're waiting on this Seagrass Headboard to come in from Pier One.
Hubby found and ordered this mirror and these side tables on Amazon for cheap. I think he did a good job! I can't wait until everything comes in!

My next project is to figure out a solution to store all this makeup in an organized fashion. Any suggestions? The drawers are only two inches tall and I have all my jewelry to think about as well.

Eventually, I'll want to get a nicer chair to go with the vanity; perhaps something made of seagrass to match the headboard? This Pennington Seagrass Side Chair by Howard Miller is cute but way too expensive for me!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Painting Wood Furniture

Hubby and I had a blast doing this weekend project! And it was simpler than we expected. The best part -- we saved a ton of money by not buying a new bedroom set.

We found this wood dresser in great shape from a inexpensive second-hand shop.
We also got a nice chest of drawers from an unpainted furniture store.

We Used:
Valspar Asthma & Allergy Friendly White Paint in Satin
Valspar Maximum Adhesion Bonding Primer
Denatured Alcohol
Rags (to use with alcohol)
Tarp to Protect Floors from Paint
Fine Sand Paper
2" and 3" Paint Brushes
Screw Driver (to remove hard-ware from furniture)

Step One: For stained furniture: Use a rag and some denature alcohol to clean the surface; lightly sand the wood surface with fine sandpaper.
(Some say you can use rubbing alcohol instead of denatured)
For unpainted furniture, you can skip straight to step two.

Step Two: Apply primer and let dry over night.
(Most primers only need a couple hours to dry; however, the longer you let it sit, the better it will bond with your paint.)

Step Three: Now the fun part! Apply your first & second coat of paint. (Check the can for drying time.)

After drying, reassemble. And that's it!

Proud to Be A Woman

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Hubby Cooks: Airman Anderson's Chicken & Green Bean Stir-Fry

We've been having home-cooked meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday for almost a week now. (I'm Hubby's sous-chef). Let's see how long we can make this streak last.

Airman Anderson's Chicken & Green Bean Stir-Fry Recipes Here

Dear Goodness: Maple Cheesecake with Roasted Pears

Martha Stewart
Oh dear, goodness. I think I may need to make this when my sister comes to visit during Thanksgiving. :)