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Before and After Time!

I don’t know what it is about a before and after project but I LOVE IT! Since I’ve been slacking on my own before and after projects – I decided to find a little inspiration in others

Here’s a few that might spark some attention!

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This makes me want to get up and do something!!

Thank Goodness For Spray Paint!

Sometimes when you find exactly what you want but it’s not the color you wanted it to be.. you have to improvise! My has been searching high and low for a letter M for her library:

She took her extra room and decided to fill it with all her books! She’s slowly been decorating it with pops of teal but she could only find this M:

 

Since some colors don’t show pictures very well – this is a royal blue! You can also see the amazing rig my dad did so I could hang it and spray paint it evenly Two screws in the bottom on a hanger.

 

They went out and bought the correct color of paint that goes with her teal room!

 

A little spray paint later..

 

She is trying to figure out if she likes it better here or

 

Here! What do you think?

 

Either way – I’m glad I could help her get the correct color she wanted!

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via True Connection on Etsy (click to see the shop)

via The Built Company on Etsy (click picture to see the shop!)

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What kind of table do you have in your entry way?

Making Lemon Leaves from Lemon Seeds

Hey everyone! I saw this cool tutorial on Pinterest and thought I’d give it a shot. Today I am going to show you how I took Lemon seeds and made it into Lemon leaves!

Maybe I'll try growing these in the Spring...Instructions : 1-remove outer shell of lemon seed. 2-remove inner protective layer of lemon seed 3-sprout seeds (I like to put them in a damp paper towel, sealed in a zip lock bag,and left in a warm area) 4-once sprouted, plant and enjoy.

I got out my lemons and started chopping them up to find the seeds!

Now you know me – the instructions said to boil and peel of a layer and blah blah blah – I’m lazy and thought, maybe just maybe if I just plant them it’ll work

So I pulled them out and planted those suckers!

I spaced them out just so and covered them with more soil.

Water and wait!!

 

It didn’t take long for little sprouts to show up! So if you are wanting to do a quick project with kids to explain how seeds grow into plants – lemon seeds are great!

This is two weeks into it and they are growing like weeds!! I water them a little every few days and each day we wake up, Emma screams that they are growing and growing so big!!

For not being able to keep many plants alive – I am one proud Mommy I could teach Emma how to grow something! <3

DIY Paper Chandelier

While making decorations for Emma’s birthday I decided to a chandelier instead of centerpiece and I am SO happy with how it came out I wanted to share how I made it with all of you.
First I needed to figure out how I was going to make the frame. I took four rods and hot glued the ends together (in the long run it would have been smart to do a criss-cross in the center as well to stabilize it)

Then you’ll need paper and scissors! I folded the paper hot dog style twice to make four defined lines. Then I cut it into strips, glued the ends together and hot glued them to each other.Then when they are a lined up I glued them to the frames!

What do you think?

 

As most of you know – I a work from home mom and sometimes cutting myself off from working is a challenge. It’s so easy to just keep working when it’s right there! It’s also really easy to feel overwhelmed or unorganized when you are surrounded by all your personal belongings!!

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One thing you’ll notice about me is I am constantly updating how I organize things – it may seem ridiculous but I absolutely love it! I think one of the reasons that I stay so organized is because I get excited to spend a little time reorganizing often.

Desk organizer

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We all know that one way of organizing isn’t always going to work. Things are constantly changing in our lives and organizing isn’t any different. Updating your system now and then is a great way to get you back on track and boost your production!

Home office in corner of kitchen

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For the next five weeks I am going to be posting about how I have recently reorganized my work from home life! I am going to go through a series of things I have done to update my space with tips on how to customize it to fit your life.

Here are a few to start you out with while you are waiting that I found on Pinterest:

It’s almost Emma’s Birthday!! My little girl will be four and I’m starting the party planning! Here’s some ideas I’ve found so far from Pinterest:

What do you think!!?

I love DIY Party Ideas – they are so budget friendly and let’s be honest – half the fun is making them and seeing the little eyes light up!

I’ve always been amazed at the crocheted jewelry I’ve seen. Most of it is very detailed delicate work and all I can think about is the amount of time they probably put into it. One of these days I’ll be brave enough to attempt such gorgeous work.

Take a look at what I found on :

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Crochet Earrings

Which one is your favorite?

 

Love Always,

Jennifer

I’ve had this poor little (really huge) letter J for quite some time now and I’ve had a million ideas with it but I think I’m finally ready to do something with it!

So of course I did some Pinning to see what I should do

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Some Light it Up Letters?

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Wine Cork Letters?

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Book Roll Letter?

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Fun Painted Letter?

I am so excited to show you all what I’ve done with it!

I hope you are just as excited to see

Love Always,

Jennifer