Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Table Love!

So I found this full-of-potential table and chairs set on Craigslist. For $40. 

Yes that's right. $40.  And we don't have a truck, so I offered $10 more to have it delivered. Sold!

We painted the table white, and the chairs blue. How cute is that?! Thank you, Pinterest, for the inspiration. You are good for a select few things.

Also we picked up this light fixture for a steal. You can't see it because I stink at taking pictures. But it's cute. Trust me. 

I seriously love it. 

All we need to do now is reupholster the chairs, which will be easy enough, but won't happen until next paycheck. :)

Special thanks to my dearest friend, Ashleigh, for spending an hour with me in Home Depot picking out that perfect shade of blue. :)

[Edited to answer a question!: The chairs are "Tide Pools" by Behr, and the table is "Moon Rise" by Behr.]

And for you Better After readers... no, I haven't done the fabric yet. That will come with another paycheck :) Until now, the upholstered part just looks hideous. Don't look! :)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Why I hate Pinterest:

Maybe hate is a strong word. Because really, I don't hate Pinterest. I use it often, in fact, and have made recipes from it that were good, I've discovered making my own laundry detergent is easy-peasy and I'll never go back, and I've gotten cute house-y ideas from it.

However. Because I have pinned my little heart out, I sometimes feel so very... not enough.

My hair isn't good enough. My food isn't good enough. My clothes aren't good enough. My body isn't good enough. My makeup isn't good enough. My fingernails and toenails aren't painted good enough. I can't decorate cakes good enough...blah blah blah.

You know what? My sweet husband loves me the way I am. He tells me all the time. And oftentimes, I find myself second guessing him because I don't look like I stepped off my Pinterest page. But really I should care more about what my husband says, than what I think Pinterest would say. Right?

So I'm still going to use Pinterest. Because in all reality, it's pretty fun/cool/neato.

But I'm going to make a conscious effort to be the best me I can be- without caring what Pinterest would say. Of course I'm going to put effort into myself and try new hairdos, recipes, workouts and stuff... But I'm not going to try to be one million things I'm not! Not to mention... it's a huge time waster!

Much Love,
Not-a-super woman/baker/cake decorator/fashion designer/foodie/skinny/awesome/decorator/high fashion/weird makeup wearing/chef.

aka: Mel.  :)

Sunday, August 5, 2012

The Best!

"Grow old with me, the best is yet to be."

Happy 1st Anniversary to us! It's been the best year ever! I can't imagine it getting any better... But I'm told it does! 

I love you, Josh. :)