Sunday, August 12, 2012

Kitchen Cabinet Decor

I recently was browsing on Pinterest and found a website for decorating the tops of kitchen cabinets. The website is she had some great ideas for decorating. I know not everyone likes to decorate the tops of their cabinets but I have to have something up there. Before I changed it I had vases and greenery which was fine but I was ready for a change. I didn't take a before picture but here is the after:
Small grouping on top of the refrigerator

I wish I had more space between the top of the cabinet and the ceiling. I bought the green vase in Colorado and the wood bowl was a birthday gift from my friends Sarah and Cat
I love the be happy brightens it up

There you have updated cabinet decor! 

Monday, July 16, 2012

On a Pontoon

Yesterday, we rented a Pontoon boat on Beaver Lake with some friends. I haven't been to the lake since high school. We had a great time cruising, tubing, knee boarding, and cliff jumping. I only participated in the cruising! I was so afraid that it wasn't going to be nice but it ended up being a perfect day. We hope to make this an annual trip!
Andy and Ben fixing to jump...the cliffs weren't that high.

Kelly and Adam fixing to jump

Chillin on the boat

Andy knee boarding

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Chevron Craze

As most of you know chevron is quite popular right now. I love how it looks. I have seen it in bedrooms, bathrooms, living rooms, and hallways. I recently made a chevron tray for my living room. I decided to go a little further with the chevron and do a wall in our living room. Our living room has an odd shape and there is one wall that isn't very big. I decided that would be the perfect wall to do! First, I had to convince Andy to do it! It did take a bit of convincing but I finally got him to agree. So this past Friday night and Saturday morning we worked on the wall. The hardest part was figuring out the width, how many chevrons, and then measuring it all off. I left all of that up to Andy! I just assisted! Here is the wall before:
I decided to keep the neutral in with the chevron.
The start of measuring off the chevrons. It is hard to see but we used a chalk line to make the lines straight. It is such a handy tool!
Then we had to tape it off. This was the most time consuming part! 
I painted it green because my walls are neutral and I wanted to add a pop of color. I definitely accomplished that! Most of the decor in my living room is green, cream, and brown. So this green went well with the rest of the living room.
And the finished product! I love love how it turned out! The green is definitely brighter than I thought it would be but since it isn't on a focal wall I think it will grow on me. So happy with it!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

3rd Anniversary

Yesterday Andy and I celebrated our 3rd anniversary! It is hard to believe it has already been 3 years, the time has flown by. We had a low-key celebration with just going to a nice dinner. We decided to not do any big gifts this year. We had dinner at Table Mesa in Bentonville. It was really good!! We did take a picture at home before we left...
Happy Anniversary!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Celebration Weekend

This past weekend we celebrated Andy's birthday and passing his engineer test. He is an official engineer now! HA! I am so so proud of him! He has worked so hard and it has paid off. I have to brag on him a little bit. His test was on a Friday in April in Little Rock. I took the day off and we spent 2 nights there. He had to be at the test site at 7:15. I took him and dropped him off, brought him lunch at noon and picked him up at 5:45. It was literally an ALL DAY test! I could not have done that! After he was finished we went and celebrated with friends at the restaurant, BRAVO! It was so so good! While we were gone on our mini-vacay to Charlotte he found out that he passed!! If you know Andy he doesn't get too excited about much. I was more excited than he was. There were over 100 people that took the test and only 25 passed! My smart husband was one of them! Now that he has his license he will get a raise and a stamp that he can use on his projects. So exciting!
I know its hard to see, but this is the stamp he will use on projects! We celebrated his birthday and getting his license at his mom's on Saturday. She made him a cake and got an ice cream cake from DQ. She had them put his stamp on the cake! So neat!
Andy with his is a close-up of the cake:
We had a great time celebrating Andy.His parents live on Lake Brittany in Bella Vista and their neighbors have a pontoon boat. We took the boat out and relaxed on the lake all afternoon! It was so nice! We had a cookout with family and friends that night and had a wonderful time! On Sunday, we celebrated his birthday with my family at Marketplace. After lunch we enjoyed some time by the pool at my parents house. It was a great weekend!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Bathroom update

If you know me well, you know that I like to change my decor A LOT! Andy would prefer I didn't because it would be much cheaper. Ha! I did try to not spend a lot of money on this bathroom update. I used several things that I already had and just painted them to fit with my new color scheme: gray, white, and yellow. We first painted the bathroom gray and I love how it turned out!  Here is a look at the new bathroom:
I already had the yellow frame. I made the poster inside of the frame. The poster is foam board with scrapbook paper folded into fans and hot glued onto the board. It wasn't too hard but it did take some time. I got this idea from my friend, Leah. She had created a bigger one for a bridal shower she was hosting. I loved it and thought it would go great in the bathroom. I think it turned out pretty good!
I found the sign at Whimsy Whoo in Springdale. It is very fitting for above the bathtub. I bought the white frames and rod iron scrolls at Hobby Lobby. I used left over scrapbook paper to put in the frames. 
A look at the mirror once again! So proud of my husband and his handiness! I don't know what I would do without him! So glad to be finished with the bathroom, now on to the bedroom. Pics coming soon!


Chevron is such a big trend right now! I love it! I was looking on pinterest for some chevron ideas and I found a tray that I thought I could attempt for my first chevron project. As most of you know my husband is very handy. He actually did most of the work, I helped paint and tape. Needless to say, I'm pretty proud of our tray.
I'm hoping to put it on our ottoman in our living room! I'll post a picture of that later! If your interested in painting chevron I would highly suggest googling how to paint chevron.