Monday, September 12, 2016

Khaki Jumper

A Khaki Jumper with belt & pleats is the perfect cute/ comfy combo! Say that 10 times fast. Layered underneath is a white polo. I found this jumper on Zulily and got the polo at Target.

I can't get enough of these knee high socks! White with embroidered hearts, the perfect accessory to any jumper! I got the socks at Children's Place. Finished off with you guessed it, sparkly silver flats from Walmart. 

To get the hair: Start with parting the hair on the side. Make sure the hair in front is wet, braids are so much easier that way. Section off hair from the top of the head to just behind the ears on the side with the bigger part. French braid until you get to the end of the section, continue braiding down the strand and secure with a pony tail. On the smaller side of the part, or the left side in this picture you are going to french braid only picking up from the bottom. Braid all the way around the head to the side, pull the loose braid in as well and secure in a pony tail. Add a flower to dress it up!

** To make this cute red bow: Buy Red Satin material, must be satin to burn correctly. Cut into different sizes of circles. Use a candle and burn the edges until it crinkles in. Glue the pieces together with hot glue, I always have random jewels and pieces lying around, so pick whatever and glue in the center. Glue a clip to the back. Finished!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Branching out into new areas!

I am going to start adding posts about how to style uniforms! My daughter is going to a school with uniforms and I thought it would be fun to dive into. A lot of times when we think of uniforms, it's dreaded because, how can you possibly add style and uniqueness to this?! It is possible, and I have found the process really fun! Not to mention, I think she looks absolutely adorable! Could be biased. I can't wait to get my daughter dressed every morning in another outfit haha, wish I felt the same way about getting myself dressed. Anyway, so we'll start from her first day, included in these posts will also be ways to style hair.

I bought this button up navy blue dress on Zulily. It has a collar on it so you don't have to worry about layering. Give it a pop of color with red tights and finished off with sparkle blue shoes. Our girls have to have sparkle on them at all times!

The details in the tights add TEXTURE!!

I just love the detail on the sleeves.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Baby Room Makeover

Monday, May 4, 2015

Kitchen Remodel

Here's what our kitchen looked like when we moved in!

Now we finally have it finished!!!! So Happy! We refinished the cabinets and added trim and bead board. We added trim to the island and I painted & distressed it. We did new counter tops and a back splash. My favorite part though is the sink! because I was without hot water in my kitchen for about 3 months so it was sooo exciting to have hot water again!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Toy Room Reveal!

Here is the Toy Room Before:

Tada! I'm so excited about how it turned out! I love the colors and different prints.

There is a dress up corner, this is probably their favorite spot.

If you can't tell I even painted the lamp green so it would match :). I wanted there to be different aspects of playing: so there is a craft area where we can hang their art and a chalkboard. They have their pretending area with toys, and then my favorite part...

The reading nook. Its fun to snuggle together on the bed and read books together, plus it gives an extra bed for when company stays.

The part that tied it all together was the pictures on the wall, at first everything was kid level which created a straight line all around, once I added the pictures it draws your eyes up. I got the rug at (I loved the print of it but when I got it the texture is really rough, I was I had gotten a softer rug), the material for the bed I got at Johann's Fabric, Fabric totes I bought some at Walmart and some on Amazon. Pillows on the bed came from Johanns Fabric, Amazon, and Walmart. The cute hamper I used to hold the stuffed animals I found at Walmart. 

Monday, February 23, 2015

Painting a Striped Wall

I am so happy I did this striped wall in the toy room! It made the room feel brighter and bigger! It was pretty simple and only took a few hours to complete. These tips helped to make a pretty fool proof way to paint without getting drips.

Supplies I used was painters tape from 3M, the thicker size I think is better and it took a full roll plus a little bit more so it'd be best to buy 2 of them, I had to use a thinner size because it's what I had after I ran out. You will need a paint brush and a small roller. I used a roller with a semi smooth surface. Paint, if you want to go cheap just know it is better to buy a smaller can of the more expensive paint that has the primer included because the cheap walmart brand will have you putting on coat after coat! Trust me it is way more worth it to get like the Behr brand instead with the primer in the paint. pencil for marking, a level, measuring tape.

Step #1
You want to measure your wall in inches then divide that by 7, it's best to do lines in an odd number plus it makes it so you don't have to paint around the ceiling or floor. After I divided by 7 my number was like 13.14, so keep it simple and do 13" stripes, it leaves the lower one a little bigger but it isn't even noticeable. Use a pencil and your level to make sure your line stays straight. After you get your lines penciled on all the way across then tape, make sure you tape on the outside of your pencil mark so your paint lines are the full 13" or whatever you have in inches. also go outside your pencil line a little bit so the paint will cover it up. smooth the tape down completely.

#2 using a brush paint along edges and corners with a thin amount of paint and focus on painting towards the center of the stripe so you don't push the paint into the tape. You're going to start working in sections, so lets call the stripes your painting stripe 1-3. 1 being the 2nd stripe from the top of the ceiling. "Cut in" or paint along the tape in stripe #1. Then roll the paint onto stripe #1.

#3 move to stripe #2 and cut in and roll the paint. Go back to Stripe #1 and roll another coat- if it looks solidly colored then take the tape off of stripe #1. Cut in Stripe #3 and roll with paint. Roll another coat on stripe #2. Pull tape off of stripe #2. Paint another coat on stripe #3 and remove tape. 

If your stripes need more coats than 2 then work it in, the goal is to remove the tape before the paint dries. If your paint is still wet the tape will remove without peeling your paint...however if it has dried then you will be doing a lot of touching up! So save yourself the heartache and remove the tape before it has dried. I had company come in the middle of painting stripe #2 & #3 so I ended up having a little bit of peeling on stripe 3 because it had already started to dry. 

Tadaa!! Your stripes are finished and fabulous! Continue checking back for the makeover of the toy room reveal!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Piano and Toy Room Remodel

So it has been FOREVER since I have posted in Craze Texture! Craze Texture covers all sorts of textures including furniture remodeling and in this feature, home remodeling. I'm going to take you through my Toy Room Makeover. It might take a bit because I'm also working on some furniture remodeling at the moment. Speaking of which here is a piano I just finished...

Before: This was a sad piano experiencing who knows what to take off the front...anyway it needed some TLC

My hubby helped by adding trim and bead board. Next I primed all of the surfaces.

Continuing on I painted a red coat twice to make sure it was covered. Then I applied black paint/ water mixture to glaze, the ratio was probably about 3/4 black paint to 1/4 water. Paint it on then have a rag handy to wipe off. 

To really add some depth I then antiqued in all of the edges and cracks with more black paint- this time the black paint was not watered down. Also have a rag handy so you can have it be distressed just how you want. 

Last step is to apply a top coat. I loved how it turned out!
Anyway so now I'm onto getting a cute toy room that will enhance learning and play, that will also be fun if we have boys over to play, because right now with my two girls its completely pink and purple princess everywhere! Now I'm having another needless to say when my friends with boys come over they are sometimes bored. So it will still be girly but also kind of neutral. Here's what I'm starting with so stay tuned for the process :)