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Monday, May 23, 2011

I'm back!

Thank you blogland for being so patient while I was gone on vacation! Little D and I took a trip to Aruba with my family. Once I shake the sand off, I'll have lots of new posts for you all!

Little man squinting in the sun... it was so bright!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Patiently Waiting

I am waiting for a new friend to arrive.

I bought this little beauty (used) and am impatiently waiting for it to arrive (hopefully today)! I have been looking for a little more advanced camera then my trusty creditcard sized point and shoot and happened upon this one. It is a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H1 5.1MP and about 5 years old. I got a great deal on it and think it will be a fabulous camera to learn on.

As soon as I purchased it I also hopped over to Kristen Duke Photography to purchase her e-book, Say NO to Auto.

She teaches a workshop on how to get the best out of your camera and not rely on the automatic settings. For workshop listings click here. Her e-book is what she uses in her workshop as a teaching aid. The best part? Its only $10!!!!! You purchase from her and she e-mails the files to you! They are sized 4x6 so they can fit easily in a photo album to go in your camera bag. I will show you what I did with mine tomorrow.

Please hop on over to her blog and get her book so we can learn together!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Magnetic Make Up Decor

Yesterday I told you about Pinterest and showed you some of my favorite Pins. Today I'm going to show you the start of a Pinterest inspired craft. Here is my inspiration. Please prepare to swoon...


Isn't that amazing! I fell in love with this idea as soon as I saw it and knew I wanted to do something like it for my most used bathroom essentials. I loved the frame idea but was too lazy to go to home depot and get some metal cut so here's what I'm starting with.

I bought two pizza pans from the Dollar Tree and last night I painted them with their first coat of Rapids by Valspar. Generally I would have like to use a spray paint primer for this but seeing as it was 30 degrees with snow flurries here in Wisconsin, I decided to just jump in with the paint. As you can see, they are anxiously awaiting a few more coats and decor.

I can't wait to show you how these turn out!

Monday, May 2, 2011


I am absolutely addicted to Pinterest! I was given an invitation from Carol over at

What is Pinterest?

Think of Pinterest as a virtual pinboard — a place where you can create collections of things you love and "follow" collections created by people with great taste.
People use Pinterest to collect and share all sorts of things -- wedding inspiration, favorite T-shirts, DJ equipment. You name it, people are pinning it.
We know you have great taste in something. Our mission is to make Pinterest the best place for you to share your taste with the world.

You will be seeing a lot of Pinterest inspired crafts in the future! Here are some of the things from my Pinboards: