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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

My 100th Post!

This post marks my 100th blog post!
I can’t believe I have made it to my first big milestone!  I cannot thank my readers enough. Thank you for your support and dedication to my blog. You don’t know how much it means to me to have you around.
This blog started with just hopes of getting my passion for design out to the world, I had no clue that people were actually going to be interested in what I had to say. It truly means the world to me.

Many of my readers know quite a bit about me, but for the readers who don’t- I thought I would share some random facts about myself with you.

Here it goes:  50 (100 was too many) Questions & Answers about yours truly!

1.       Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan

2.       Age: 24

3.       Current Location: Temple, Texas

4.       Eye Color: Green

5.       Righty or lefty: Right handed

6.       Height: 5’-5”

7.       Heritage/Nationality: Polish

8.       Fears: Bugs! & Heights!

9.       Favorite song: ‘I like big butts’- Sir Mix A Lot

10.   Favorite Holiday: Does my birthday count?

11.   Favorite store: Target! Sometimes I go to Target just to make myself happier.

12.   Motto: “If the shoe fits… buy it!” – A girl can never have too many shoes, right?

13.   Words I overuse: Boom!

14.   Phrases I overuse: I say, “I mean…” a lot! For everything really.

15.   First thought when I wake up: “Ugh, I don’t want to go!”

16.   Greatest accomplishment: Graduating college

17.   Favorite Author: Jane Green

18.   Favorite Movie: Romie & Michelle’s High School Reunion

19.   Obsessed with: Postit-notes and making lists (and too many other things.)

20.   Biggest pet peeve: When people put the toilet paper back the wrong way.

21.   Odd eating habit: I eat my eggs with ketchup, and put A1 sauce on my bratwurst.

22.   Siblings: I have one younger sister- her name is Diamond

23.   If I could go anywhere in the world, I would go to: Italy! It is one of my dreams to visit one day.

24.   Love life: I am dating a wonderful man named Corey <3!

25.   Favorite Colors: Green & Teal

26.   Zodiac sign: Gemini

27.   First concert: Billy Ray Cyrus

28.   Favorite candy: Sour patch kids

29.   Favorite place to be: My bed!

30.   Favorite Food: Pierogi’s

31.   Tea or coffee: I love tea, although lately I find myself needing coffee in the mornings.

32.   Hobby: I like to knit and read books in my spare time. (Which is rare!)

33.   Cocktail of choice: Vodka, water & lime

34.   Current goal: To save MONEY!!

35.   Allergies: I am seriously allergic to Texas!

36.   Size shoe: 7.5

37.   Eat or sleep: Sleep- for sure, I always have the hardest time getting up in the morning.

38.   Jewelry I wear all the time: I try not to ever leave the house without earrings in.

39.   Type of music: Rap- I am a gangsta at heart!

40.   Last movie watch: The Crazies- a super creepy movie that I’m not so sure I would recommend!

41.   Last Halloween: I dressed up as a 1920s Flapper

42.    I like to pretend: That I am a chef! (Ha, I just like to cook)

43.   Where were you on 9-11-2001- In my eight grade science class, a day I will always remember.

44.   Book currently reading: ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ – I know, I know. I’m a little behind!

45.   Afraid of the dark: Yes! And I am not afraid to admit it.

46.   Favorite talk show host: Ellen!!- I love her!

47.   Favorite comedian: Dane Cook

48.   Food I dislike: Cheese and olives

49.   Favorite thing about myself: My eyes

50.   Random fact: I don’t know how to whistle

I look forward to my next 100 post with you!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

DIY: Pallet Ottoman

I was inspired by an old Post of mine and.. pinterest of course, to make an ottoman out of a pallet.
I took me a while to come up with the exact way I wanted it to look.

But once I knew how I was going to make it- I was so excited that I went to the fabric store asap!

Supplies Needed:
1 Wooden Pallet  
Mine is 2’x2 ½’
1 ½ yards of fabric
2” foam the size of your pallet
enough to cover it twice
4 furniture legs
Mine are from Home Depot and cost less than $3 each
Spray paint or stain
Staple gun
Total cost: $50 dollars
Time: 1.5 hours (plus drying time) 
Step One:
Spray paint or stain the legs
(Do this first to allow enough drying time)
Step Two:
Set the foam pad on top of pallet
Cover with one layer of batting & staple to bottom to secure it to the pallet
Step Three:
Cover with the second layer of batting & repeat steps from step one.
Step Four:
Cover with fabric
Make sure to pull fabric firmly
Staple to bottom of pallet
Step Five:
Pre-drill holes underneath pallet for the legs
Step Six:
Attach legs
(This is where I had a rough time. My legs didn't want to stay in secure enough. So I enforced the hold with liquid nails)
And now you are finished!!

Chase now thinks it's his new place to lay.
I would love to see what latest DIY's you have been creating.

{Revised 8/2013}
Please see updated post for more tips and how to's

Monday, September 3, 2012

Trending Now: Purple Power

From Amethyst to Alexandrite- purple is a rich, royal color.
And it’s gracing its presence all over the place.
Purple can add drama and depth to any room.
 All over color
In the accents
Just a splash

 Envious hues
Soothing tones

Take it to new heights
Try adding this beautiful color to rooms in your own home.
Images via:
Elle Decor
Decor Pad