August 30, 2010

my beautiful new wall...

it's been so long i've almost forgotten how to blog...
JUST KIDDING. but really it's been FOREVER again, i know i know.
i hope most of you haven't forgotten about me.
this is the LAST week with the puppies... HOORAH! then they go their new homes,
well besides one... he's still available if anyone is interested ;)

i've been having lots of trouble getting inspired lately. i've done a few things, but not like i was. i hope to get my mojo back after puppies are gone and i can just take care of 3 kids (yes, i included my husband in that) insteand of 9. that takes a lot out of you!

anyways, on to my project. you remember my book wreath here.
i could never figure out where i wanted to put it. i hung it in my bedroom (which is not decorated AT ALL, i mean we don't even have a matching comforter set but SOON!) but the walls are tan and it blended in. so i knew i had to move it. 

so i finally came up with this wall above my couch. it's been blank and so have i... UNTIL now =)

so what do you think?? YEP i L.O.V.E. it!!!

i've been stashing frames and finally got to spray paint them. i've been wanting to do this forever, because IT'S AWESOME, and finally got hubs to hang stuff (that's like pulling teeth for him) BUT we got it done, and other stuff (stay tuned, more posts i  PROMISE!) but it was easy so easy!! i would do it again in a second (might very soon, i am the WORST at rearranging things, haha, poor hubs).

anyways, hope your monday wasn't too horrible.

August 17, 2010

annd we have a winner...

winner is...

commenter #20, Liz from Project Naptime who said
"I'm a follower! I love your blog! Liz"

Congratulations Liz... step down and claim your prize!!!
{no really, email me at talesofadomesticgoddess{at}hotmail{dot}com with your mailing address :)  }

yay!!! AND thanks to all you wonderful followers!! i enjoy reading EVERY comment!!

August 12, 2010


THE giveaway needs... LOTS more entries!!!
DON'T forget to enter... TWO ways.
ENDS monday... TELL everyone!!!

=) =)
happy friday Y'ALL!!!

August 10, 2010

down memory lane...

this is a project caitie and i did last summer.
we had fun doing it and it's something i'll keep forever.

i need wall coverage in her room, we'd never done any hand/foot prints so i thought "exactly what we're going to do!"

we bought two 2 packs of small canvas, 50% off of course!
picked out pretty paints and got to work!

we painted the canvas and then took her feet put them on two and then the other two canvas we used her hands. we wrote the date on the back and then hubs put hangers on them and up they went.

so simple yet so meaningful!!
when she outgrows them, they will be mine!!

so sad, she starts PRE-K in less than a week.
where does the time go?!?

i will be linking up to these parties found here!

August 9, 2010

flower mirror redo part II...

so i was looking through my craft closet {yes i only get a closet} =(
for crafts/projects i can do without stepping foot outside when i came
across this mirror! i had completely forgotten about it!!
i first posted about it here.
it didn't turn out the way i'd hoped. the paint cracked and i wasn't sure.

so after i'd rediscovered it i thought i was going to mod podge it with some cute paper...
i couldn't decided which paper to use so i decided to polka dot it since it was going in caitie's room.

so i took a spray paint can lid and traced circles all over the mirror.

then i got to painting...

i wish i could paint as well as i traced the circles... then it would be perfect,
but that wouldn't be right.

here's the polka dots drying... not too badly messy. =)

then i decided to use poly on it.
first time ever. it sure made the black pop after it had dried!
i WILL use it again!

i haven't decided on a permanent place in caitie's room,
so i hung it up just so i could get a feel...

not even close to being perfect but caitie & i are A-okay with that!!

i hope everyone had a happy MONDAY!

i will be linking to these parties here.

August 8, 2010

my FIRST giveaway...

i hope it's the first of many!!
should be excited & i'm nervous {but i won't go into that}...

so what's up for grabs??

ONLY a $20 hobby lobby gift card!!
what you couldn't hear me??

a $20 HOBBY LOBBY gift card!!

okay so i'm done yelling!! =)

how can you enter??
only 2 ways...
1. follow me and comment letting me know you did, if you already do, let me know that.
2. blog about my giveaway and link back here.

the giveaway will go on for a week and end MONDAY, AUGUST 16th at midnight!!

GOOD LUCK ALL & let your friends know!!

August 6, 2010

more birds {i think i'm in love!}...

so did i ever mention how i loove birds, and well bird houses? well i do!
they are SUPER cute, small, cuddly, and they eat worms. {not a reason why i love them, ha}
but i keep finding more of them, and of course more ideas!!

so do you remember this bird from here?
that white paint helped so much, but it was still bland.
plus i have TONS of upper cabinet space that needs some lovin' so i wanted more for the little fellow,
plus if it wasn't perfect i was just going on top of the cabinets where no one could admire it from up close. =)

so i started out here:
i did some experimenting with that pot so it wasn't in the best of shape, but like i said, top of the cabinets. so i decided to paint the pot yellow.

so i painted, it turned out like POO...
 urg, i hate when the vision in my head isn't the vision that comes out. so i decided to use black to cover it up.

some of the yellow showed and it was okay with me.
it turned out like this:

so i was pleased... not perfect by any means but just RIGHT for me!!

do things always turn out as you've planned them?? i find those few and in between!! but not everything can be perfect... just life. we must love it as it is!!!

happy saturday!! enjoy it!