Monday, June 28, 2010

Cordless Trimmer Giveaway

One Project Closer is hosting a giveaway for a Black and Decker Cordless Trimmer!!
Click here for the details to enter!
This is a lightweight, cordless trimmer and edger. My Dad actually has one and I LOVE it and want one of my own too!
They also wrote a review of the product here for you to check out.
This giveaway ends July 16, at 11:59pm EDT.

Friday, June 25, 2010

$4 Bistro set reveal

Ok so here is the bistro set, all finished :) sorry for the delay, I was waiting for a cloudy day to take pictures! Click here to see the other post.

please ignore my rock bed full of weeds EEEEK

I used 2 cans of Rustoleum PAINTER’S TOUCH ULTRA COVER 2X In Apple Red.


  • If its rusted (like mine was) use Rustoleum!

  • Cover the ground, I did this and I still ended up painting a lot of my driveway red

  • Wear beat-up clothes, I thought I was being careful but still had red streaks in my clothes.

  • Painting metal wire furniture is harder than it seems, I waited a day to put the second coat on and noticed a lot of spots missing, then waited another day to look for more spots to touch up

  • A little extra: I sprayed a bit of acrylic once it was dry for extra coverage, the can I had laying around my house.

  • I only spent $4 for both cans by waiting for a Joann 50% off coupon

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Summer Planning

I am sitting at my desk, tuned The Bravery on my ipod because I can't get a damn thing done at work and need motivation. I realized I haven't heard the band in awhile, it reminded me of Summers in Chicago. I lived there for about 2 years, and hated it. But summer is incredible in big cities. I have a whimsical fondness to Chicago in the summer. I was outside trying dozens of differnt types of food street-side under canopies people watching, dancing in the street to the bands at the Neighborhood Street Festivals, midnight biking marathon, playing pool volleyball at the apartment pool parties which had free margaritas and hot dogs, Cubs games, stayed up too damn late (4am) sillies.
I was going through a lot at that time and by the time I left Chicago for Minnesota, I was just about ready to live like a hermit, be quieter, stiller, "settle down". Snore. That didnt happen, I think I'd go crazy if I had. But missing Chicago made me realize that I can do most of those things here in Minnesota too. Most cities have an "Expolore Your State" Site. Explore Minnesota has everything from sports events to scenic drives.

Here is this summer's goal: Get out, be out, have fun. I want to go to a few outdoor concerts, dine al fresco, go to festivals, get cultured, museums, arboretums, gardens, art shows etc. And $10 or under. Hey I have a kitchen re-model to save up for and of course I will blog about them here :)

What are you planning on doing this summer?
PS-Here is a picture of the 2006 L.A.T.E. Ride I found online, bottum right corner is me :) We were one of the first to sign up, I had my bike covered in glow sticks and was one of the (bad) few without a helmet, so I was easy to spot.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

SodaStream Giveaway

There is a fun giveaway for a SodaStream over at Extreme Personal Measures!!

SodaStreams are super easy, safe and eco-friendly way to make your own soda at home! I have wanted one for quite awhile now.

Here are some quick facts:
  • It takes 30 seconds to make with no clean up, cant even run into a gas station for a soda that fast!
  • 30 delicious regular, diet and caffeine-free sodamix flavors to choose from, you'll enjoy freshly made, great tasting soda that fits your health and diet. Regular flavors contain no high-fructose corn syrup, and diet flavors are sweetened with Splenda® brand sweetener, not aspartame.
  • Its economic: only 25 cents per liter!
  • Plus, with SodaStream, you control the fizz. Enjoy lightly carbonated water…or seltzer so fizzy it will tickle your nose.
  • Using your own home carbonation system means:
    • Less packaging waste from cans and bottles.
    • Less pollution caused by transport of bottled beverages.
  • One SodaStream carbonator makes 60 or 110 liters, equivalent to 170 or 310 aluminum cans! When empty, the carbonator is refilled and reused, ready to make more fizzy and tasty soda whenever you want it.
  •  No more storing, shopping or carrying all those drinks around

     Go to Extreme Personal Measures to learn all the ways you can enter to win one for yourself or as a gift!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Follow Me Back Tuesday

Follow Me Back Tuesday is another day of the week that you can gain more followers and find other great blogs to follow on a weekly basis. Follow Me Back Tuesday is hosted by Survey Junkie, Little Yaya's, Review Retreat and Boobies, Babies & A Blog

It's a great way to start off your week and get more BF's !!

How it Works:
1. Follow all 4 hostesses above, then as many other blogs as you would like (Be Sure To Comment So We Know Who/Where To Follow Back) .
2. Go to Reveiw Retreat and add your blog to the list (only have to add once ).

3. Grab their button and the link code to post on your blog.
4. After you follow a new blog make sure you leave them a comment letting them know that you are now a follower so that they can follow you back, and please follow others back if they leave you a comment that they follow you.
5. We would love for you to help spread the word by creating a Follow Me Back Tuesday Blog Post. It will certainly help spread the word faster, which will lead to more blog followers!

What is your decorating style

Decorating Style
Do you know what yours is? I have a pretty good idea, I like two things: old and comfy. Antique finds like books, mason jars and art work mixed with classic furniture, cozy throws, soft pillows etc. If you follow Young House Love, they put out an article on 3 ways to pin down your style here. I thought I would share mine with you all.

Monday, June 7, 2010

patio chairs new life

So, if you follow me on facebook, I had a slight breakdown regarding the last Bones episode (no cable so I kinda slack and watch it on hulu online later when I can catch up) SO I decided I needed to be productive...

Here is hum drum (cute) but snore bistro set in my front yard.

Well... as many of my friends know I am a total freak about spray paint, sadly I have limited projects I can show until now. I had a wee spray can left of red paint for a ....erm....twilight swap. I <3 the damn books, cannot help it ;) ANYWAYS. One wee can little inspired me to buy another to make these:

Of course I am only half done, I need another coat and to start the table and its second coat.

But it has so much more PING against the white siding do you think? What do you think of my impromptu project? I will finish it as soon as I get another joanns 50% off coupon coz I am a cheap lil gal ;)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Outdoors wish list

Outdoor living Wish List

Potting shelf - I am frantically searching for something on

Container Roses

Outdoor curtians - I have a set of net-like curtains from IKEA that I am dieing to hang under my deck.

Traditional Home

Decorative Hose holders - Home Depot has a lot of really pretty ones
Brushed Copper path lights to replace my ancient, plastic and broken path lights

How cute would these be on the deck!!! I might go get them now anyways. On sale at Menards <3

Lastly, cozy outdoor rugs for the patio and the deck