Monday, November 28, 2011

Don't Throw Out Your Coffee Creamer Bottles! Go Green!

Well I started recycling a few years ago...I absolutely cannot stand to throw things out.  Infact my New Years Resolution is to stop using papertowels.  I cringe whenever I use one because I know it is such a waste.  I don't like when restaurants give them to me (especially in large quantities) for two reasons...I don't like to throw them out and my kitchen would be piled up if I kept all of them.  My Dad saves ketchup packets, plastic forks etc which is great, but they do truly pile up in the kitchen.  Now if I go through McD's and order a Big Mac and I don't get any napkins at all, that is a bit much.  haha One is ok, 30 is unnecessary. 

So on with this project.  I went through my recycling bin last night trying to see what I could re-use and re-purpose.  I found my coffee creamer bottles.  So I thought what a perfect way to store sugar!!! Easy pour, keeps it fresh etc...not to mention looks great on the countertop.  I simply spray painted the lid and the base with Vaspar's Satin Black spray paint and to make the white splatters, I used RustOleum White Satin Spray paint...holding it close to the bottle and barely pressing down the will splatter. I try not to do too much of it because it does waste the air in the can and once the air is gone, it will leave paint in the can that you can't use.  I highly reccomend for splattering, use a cheap .98 cent can of spray paint from Walmart...not an expensive can.

...And voila! This is the end result!  I don't have any alphabet stickers, but this would look great with the word "Sugar" on it.  =)

There are endless possibilities with this...colors, add on stickers, ribbon...make different ones for holidays, etc. many of these are thrown out each year??  Go through your recycle bin, fridge or trash and see what you can re-purpose...please save the the Earth!! It's your home!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Finally learning how to use my camera...after two years! =)

Ok so my husband bought me this camera almost two years ago (Valentine's Day) and I am just now figuring it out.  It's been a rough road but everytime I use it I love it more and more.  Here's why....

I did NOTHING to this photo in Photoshop other than add my tag and the rounded frame.  I cannot believe how much this photo is glowing! Sorry I cut off my Boyds tree topper but it was a long process to capture this shot! =)

While working on this blog and getting the shots I am listening to Miranda Lambert's Four The Record Album...I seriously love it/her so much I could cry!! =) *Miranda Fan For Life!

*Taken with my Canon EOS

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Christmas 2011

Christmas 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Friends!

After Thanksgiving Dinner was served and all cleaned up today I decided to put out all of the Christmas decorations.  I didn't realize it was going to be an all day job! Wheew! But I got it finished and here is the end result.  I will add more info and pics later. =) this is going to be a job!

Santa by my front door.

My Hobby Lobby Tree that I found at The Salvation Army for $14.99!
Bulbs $4.97 At Walmart!


Christmas Boyds in my Curio

The kitchen is all lit up too!


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Basket and Wood Box

Some of my Longabergers needed new looks so I decided to stain one of them to see how it would turn out...I think I love it! I will definitely be staining more of them! Also I painted a wood box that sits on my kitchen table...I love that as well!

End Tables

My Dad gave me these end tables that I decided to paint black...they just needed something done to them...I started out painting the bottoms of them white and was going to leave the tops oak, but that just didn't do it so I painted them both black.  The coffee table is next. =)


Well the bathroom is still under construction...but so far this is what was done.  I originally had a 1.5 bath but due to all of the damage and the size of the bathrooms we decided to just gut it all and make it one big bathroom.  The tile for the shower has been ordered...and Dad has to finish the drywall...but like everything's getting there. =)

Are you still with me? Lol Hope it didn't make you sick!!! Here are some half way through pics...still a work in progress...