Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Bathroom vanity makeover

My Before and After of the bathroom vanity... I saw this http://generallycreative.blogspot.com/2010/03/master-bathroom-vanity-redo.html and just had to give it a try in the bathroom - I'm loving it but it took 3 coats today (thankfully its a small vanity lol)

Before shot... all nice and blonde

Added beadboard WALLPAPER - yes I said wallpaper!! Lowes for $19 a huge roll. Then painted it all black.

the true black color without the flash

After shots...

Movin cabinets around...


After... love this cabinet!

Kitchen backsplash makeover

Our final tile choice and the before of the awful wallpaper backsplash before it came tumbling down lol

The tile before the grout - I bought the appoxy glue, the spreader, the grout, the grout spreader and the tile... less than a $100! You can see in the pictures below I had to add blue boxes inside the outlets to make the faceplates for the outlets to sit on top of the tile or they were going to have huge spaces and too long a screw to buy to get them to stay on lol

The final kitchen look - all nice and shiny :)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Cryptic Cravings (Vampire Kisses)

OK this is definitely turning into a preteen series lol - the one where there's no real action for moms to worry about. 3/4 of the way through the book I finished it with the thought, not going to continue reading, Ambers fine reading these on her own and she'll love them. That's what I do, pre read her books to make sure they are ok. Sorry I don't need her reading about sex or urges or drugs or nothing. I'd like to keep my innocent kid - shes informed but only by us and we are blunt enough that the books don't need to follow through with anything else lol.

Anyways - its a great series and I know another one will be coming out soon - so for pre teens - they will LOVE it! I also like the fact that in this book she finally gets to share her secrets :)

From the Author:
The morbidly monotonous Dullsville has finally become the most exciting place on earth now that Raven is madly in love with her hot vampire boyfriend Alexander, and a crew of vampires has taken residence in Dullsville's old mill. Raven discovers Jagger's plan to open a new club, The Crypt, right here in Dullsville. But is it her dream come true, or her worst nightmare? Raven and Alexander have to figure out what the nefarious vampire has in store for Dullsville's teen and vampire population. Can Raven convince Jagger to listen to her plans to make the Crypt the morbidly magnificent dance club it could be? Will it be safe for mortals and vampires alike?

And as Sebastian and Luna's relationship heats up, Raven wonders about her own amorous fate: Will Alexander ever turn her? Does he crave her and does he want to spend eternity together? And what does she really want?

With cryptic secrets and cravings, this eighth installment in the Vampire Kisses series is a romantic and mysterious thrill ride.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Hellmann's® Build Your Perfect Sandwich Sweepstakes

School's out and sandwiches are in! From beach-side picnics to backyard BBQs, summer is the perfect season to savor sandwiches made the way you like them. When it comes to sandwiches, the bread is your canvas. In fact, a recent Hellmann's® Sandwich Survey reveals nearly six in ten Americans (59%) believe that making a sandwich is an art that gives them an opportunity to get creative, rather than a science that simply requires slapping the right ingredients together.** No matter how you choose to build your sandwiches this summer, Hellmann's®* is the key ingredient that makes any sandwich even more delicious!

Hellmanns Bobby Flay
Chef Bobby Flay teamed up with Hellmann's® to encourage sandwich lovers everywhere to share their passionate preferences for sandwich-making techniques. They want to know how you create your sandwich masterpieces... Do you spread your Hellmann's® Mayonnaise on one slice or both? Is the crust a must or does it get the cut? 

All you have to do is go to Facebook.com/hellmanns to share your sandwich-making tips, tricks, techniques and secrets. You'll also have the opportunity to build your perfect sandwich and enter the Hellmann's® Build Your Perfect Sandwich Sweepstakes for a chance to win great prizes including a kitchen essentials bundle, grocery gift cards, and Hellmann's® products.***
Nearly three-quarters (71 percent) of moms with sandwich-loving kids say they serve their families the favorites they ate growing up!** Hellmann's® wants to help you pass your favorites along and inspire the next generation of sandwich lovers. 

 "Disclosure: I was entered for a chance to win a Hellmann's® prize package in exchange for this post. No monetary exchange took place."

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