Thursday, October 29, 2009

Stella is Famous!

So Burger over at Hamburger's House is running a Bachelor Contest. He is the baby boy of Sherry and John from my favorite blog, Young House Love. You had to enter your dog in the contest with a brief description of the pup, and our little Stella made the cut into the Semi-Finalists!! See it here on his blog.

She's the #11 spot, looking oh so cute! And here she is taking a nap to rest up for the next round of eliminations....And here she is drinking some water to get ready for round 2....I think Cooper is giving her hints on how to play hard to get :) We are so proud of our little girl! Wish her luck! And make sure to check out Burger and his Parents' blogs to see what they're up to!

Friday, October 9, 2009

New Master Bedding

I have been looking for Master Bedding FOREVER. Over a year actually. I finally decided to go to Target and see if they had anything that matched our blue walls....Sure enough, Target did not disappoint (they never do!). I found the perfect comforter, shams, and 2 throw pillows- and on Clearance! Check out the before....And now the much more sophisticated after!
The colors go so well with the walls and the furniture! Here's a closer look....
It is so comfy too! I cannot believe that I got a comforter, TWO sets of shams, a bedskirt and 2 throw pillows for only $39! What a deal. And we even shared the love with the love seat to tie the whole ensemble together :)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Frosted Glasses

We hosted a Chili Cook Off last weekend at our place and I wanted to make some kind of party favors for people to bring home and remember the day. I thought Pint Glasses would be perfect, but they were REALLY expensive! Instead, I invested in this stuff: Rustoleum Frosted Glass Spray Paint. It was only a few bucks at Home Depot!I looked into the etching creams at the craft store and they looked like a lot of work and a big mess. This was soo easy! I bought Ikea beer glasses ( I think I got 48 of them for $70!) and I used contact paper, cut a little chili pepper into it, and covered the glass. Then I just sprayed into the opening and voila! I know it's a little hard to see the frosted here is another angle:
Then, with leftover cut-outs of little chili peppers that I had laying around, I decorated the other glasses. I put the chili pepper sticker on the glasses, and then sprayed around them....

Here's another look:
Cute huh? I will admit, it took me all night after work, but it was worth it. They turned out pretty good and were just waiting for our guests to pick up on the way out!