Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Fun DIY Flip Flops to Kick off Summer!

The last day of school was last week so it is starting to feel like summer! But nothing makes it feel more like summer than getting a brand new pair of flip flops.  I decided to spruce up my plain Old Navy flip flops with some bling. Because everyone knows us Texas girls like some bling, right?

Here's what you need:

Swarovski Elements Crystals (approx. 4mm in size)
I got these at Michaels, but they also have them at Hobby Lobby. Make sure they are Swarovski. They cost a little bit more but it is so worth it! They are so much more sparkly, especially when the sun shines on them.  You will need about 4 packages. They are about $5 a package, but you can get them cheaper if you use a coupon. I had a 25% off coupon at Michaels so they only cost me about $15 total. 

A pair of plain black flip flops
I used a pair of black Old Navy flip flops that I picked up for $2.50

E-6000 Glue
You can get this at Michaels or Hobby Lobby.  This is the only glue I recommend because once you glue it, its permanent. Just make sure to do it in a well ventilated area unless you want to get a little loopy because there all all kinds of crazy warnings on the tube.  If you have a 3 year old like me, maybe you want to get a little loopy. Anyways, I recommend doing this outside.

To make them, just take a small brush and paint some glue on the flip flops (a little at a time) where you are going to place the crystals. Do 2 at a time with about 30 crystals on each strap. (120 total). Let dry before wearing them!
The whole project cost about $20!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Lone Ranger Birthday Party

Is it just me or does anyone else LOVE birthdays? Growing up, my parents always made it such a huge deal whenever me or my sister had a birthday.  We would come home from school and there would be balloons and party decorations everywhere and then we would get to go out for a big birthday dinner and come home and open presents.  I guess that's why I go a little overboard for birthday parties.  My hubby kept telling me to remember it's just a 6 six year old birthday party! I can't help it, its fun!

The birthday boy all dressed up!

My son was dead set on having a LEGO themed Lone Ranger party, but when I saw this vintage 1954 Lone Ranger lunch box, I decided to go the vintage route. Plus, he loves watching the old Lone Ranger westerns with his daddy so I figured he would like this just as well.

We borrowed a western backdrop from our church and set it up for a photobooth in the backyard. The kids had a blast dressing up and taking pictures.  They are such hams!

Root Beer Floats

Rice Krispie Hay Stacks

Water Balloon Shoot-out

Free Printables:

Goody bags (fold and staple to top of 4x6 clear plastic bag)
Happy Birthday Banner
Bubble Refill Station sign
Loot Sign (for gift table)
Horse Parking sign
Waterin Hole sign

Party Planner Printable

Try to say that 3 times in row! 
This past weekend was my oldest son's 6th birthday party. I will be posting more about the party, but first, I wanted to share a little printable that I put together to help me plan the big day! 

Click here for the FREE download!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Giveaway Winner!

Hey ya'll, it's time to announce the winner of my giveaway! So sorry for all the trouble with rafflecopter. For those of you that left comments, I entered you in manually.  So with that being said, the winner of the 16x20 digital chalkboard love story print is.......

Cynthia Richardson!!

I hope your son and daughter-in-law enjoy it :-) I will email you shortly.

Thanks again for everyone that participated in the giveaway! Be watching for more to come!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Furniture Re-Do's

Happy Monday ya'll! I'm getting the itch to do another furniture makeover so I thought I would share a couple I have done recently. I will be posting the tutorial on the tufted ottoman soon! 

Monday, May 5, 2014

Custom Printable Love Story Chalkboard GIVEAWAY!

I made this to capture all of the most important memories in my life. I have it up on my mantel and it reminds me everyday of how blessed that I am! I am so excited to create a custom one for the winner of this giveaway! 

Once the contest ends, I will email the winner and have you send me your dates that you would like added to your custom sign.  This giveaway is for a 16x20 DIGITAL file.  You can have it printed at any office supply store for super cheap. Office Depot does a great job! Good Luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Farmhouse Table Inspiration

Hi ya'll,
It's beautiful weather in Texas here! Hopefully it will stick around for awhile before turning to 100 degree heat! 
Lately my Pinterest obsession has been rustic farmhouse tables.  My friend's husband does demolition and guess what? He gets to tear down an old barn and guess who gets some old barnwood? We do!! So we are going to build some rustic farmhouse dining tables. Eek!!! I'm so excited!
I can't wait to get started, but until then, I've been scouring Pinterest for some inspiration. 
Here's one I spotted on Nest of Bliss.

I love the mix of the rustic table with the traditional tufted chairs. Beautiful!!
She got the plans from Ana White here.

I saw this idea on tommie and ellie that I thought was so cute!
How cute are the carved initials?! LOVE!

Here's a Restoration Hardware knockoff also from Tommie and Ellie's blog that has very thorough instructions and a cut list. I love that it has extensions and a bench. 

I also like the legs on this Restoration hardware 1930's inspired farmhouse table:

I can't wait to make my own! I will definitely post pics of the whole process once I get started.