Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Hair Lop

So I got a major haircut this week! I had been thinking about cutting my hair short some, but sometimes I get a little impulsive :) It feels so different, but I'm liking it!! I've never had my hair this short before...



It's still taking a little getting used to, but I think it's going to grow on me!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Plain Jane Designs

So tomorrow I'm starting to train in a new job at an invitation & gifts boutique called Plain Jane Designs. I'm really excited about this new chapter of my life!

I have a friend who needs to step out of her position, so I'm going to step in as their new invitation printer. I love the idea of doing something fun and lighthearted at this stage of my life, not to mention I'll be working in a great part of town.

If you need any invitations made, this is the place to do it! Showers, birthdays, weddings, you name it!

They don't really have a website, but take a look at their Facebook page!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Kitchen Island in the Making

Daniel and I LOVE projects, and we've been busy lately with some fun ones! Our project this evening is making a kitchen island.

We currently don't have one, but would really enjoy the extra storage and counter space. We have a good amount of space for one, so I think it will be a great addition.

We went to a thrift store in Athens and found the storage piece below that we will restore:

Daniel is going to take out the back, so it's open, then I'll paint it a shade of tan and antique it.

Next Day:
Daniel finished repairing and solidifying our island, so then I painted it! I just used leftover paint from the walls in our house (efficient, right?). I only did one coat so it looked antiqued and old.

It turned out so well! Better than I thought it would! We're using baskets from Target instead of building a drawer, and we sealed the surface with a table top resin so it's protected from any spills. All in all, we're really happy about it! Very cost efficient.

Thursday, April 1, 2010


One of my favorite Web sites is called Goodreads. Basically, you have a profile where you can make a list of all the books you've read, give them reviews, etc. On mine, I've made a separate 2010 Reading List (that I need to get cranking on), and other people can see what I intend to read this year!

It IS a protected site, though, so you can approve certain users to be your "friend" on Goodreads.

I have definitely found it easy to get lost in this site simply because it gave me a chance to reminisce on all of the great classics and comedies that I've read over the years. You find yourself searching for every book you can think of to add to your list. I love it!

Anyone have any books on their list they would recommend?