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Happy Blue

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I finally got my DIY on this weekend and spray painted the mirror above my dresser in my bedroom. The mirror was a pale green color, which I liked but didn’t love. I hadn’t done anything to it for the longest time because I couldn’t decide on what accent colors I wanted to use in my bedroom. I originally was going to go with yellow and gray, but I couldn’t find the perfect shade of yellow. Picky picky!

All of my bedding has lime green accents in it, so I decided that lime green would be one of the accent colors. To be a bit funky, I finally decided on pale blue as the second accent color – lime green and pale blue…whatdoya think??

So this weekend, I stopped at the hardware store and picked up a small can of pale blue spray paint and got my coloring on!

After I spray painted a nice outline of the mirror on the garage floor at my parent’s house (a reminder of all my hardwork for my parents) and almost died of inhaling the fumes, I couldn’t be more thrilled with the results.  The blue is bright and shiny and happy. Does the blue make you happy too?!

Office Update

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I know I still need to show off my recent closet update, that will come later this week…there were a few little things I needed to get before the reveal. In the meantime, I FINALLY got around to hanging my bulletin board and pictures above my desk!

Here’s a pic of the blank wall I’ve been staring at for almost 2 years.

I tried a few months back to hang a bulletin board and didn’t check for studs…needless to say I had perfect “alignment” and hit directly into a stud on the first try.  LOL. That’s what I get for trying to DIY without supervision. If I were using standard nails, I would have drilled right into the stud, but I’ve been using monkey hooks to hang my pictures.  They’re so long that the stud gets in the way. So for the last few months, I’ve had nice holes to look at when sitting at my desk (I didn’t take a pic of my failed attempt due to embarrassment).

This weekend, I finally covered the wrong holes and hung my bulletin board and 2 picture frames and am very pleased with the result. Much better to look at!

I might get around to spray painting the bulletin board another color since i’m not 100% fond of the black border, but it works for now.

Anyone else get around to hanging pictures or updating any rooms??

Full Moon Week

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I don’t know about you, but this week has been crazy. As I was driving home from work the other night, I looked up and saw a giant full moon. No wonder the crazies are all out! I’m pooped from the week and looking forward to spending time with friends this weekend…and a giant glass (bottle) of wine. Happy weekend!

Green Giant

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My Super Bowl celebrations this year were very low key, so I decided to spice things up with a yummy guacamole recipe from one of my favorite foodie bloggers Jess over at Forgiving Martha! Jess stopped over to Camille Styles to provide the entire recipe in her The Perfect Bite series.  This picture had me at hello…

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I ate enough of the green stuff to last me a lifetime. And that was just the appetizer. I know the Giants were playing, but I definitely felt like a 250 lb linebacker after eating my fair share of guacamole.

Healthy Guacamole Tostadas

*serves 6-8

  • 4 ripe avocados
  • 1/2 red onion, small diced
  • 2 small zucchini, rinsed and peeled 
  • 3 limes
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 Roma tomato, seeds removed, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 24 round tortilla chips
  • cilantro, for garnish

  1. Prepare zucchini by removing both ends and roughly chop.  Add to a food processor and process until smooth.
  2. Halve the avocado and remove pit. Simply place the avocado in a bowl and mash it gently with a fork. Mix in the zucchini and remaining ingredients.
  3. Just before serving, scoop a generous tablespoon of guacamole onto each chip, and top with a cilantro leaf. Arrange on a platter and serve.

What yummy foods did you eat at your Super Bowl celebrations?

Jolt for Closet Organization

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Today’s the day I finish organizing (read: cleaning out) my bedroom closets. Needed a jolt to get started…and homemade froth helps too. Mmmmm.

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I Heart You

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Today is National Wear Red Day, a national awareness movement to fight against women’s heart health. Wear red today to show your support for women’s heart disease awareness! Who’s wearing red today?

Go Red for Women

 

Life in January and February

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My former coworker and friend Kim shared a monthly photo challenge with me back in early January. The photo challenge is the brainchild of Chantelle over at Fat Mum Slim – and I think it’s genius! I can’t think of a better way to track and share all your happenings each month.

Here was the challenge for January:

via Fat Mum Slim, #janphotoaday
Use the list above as a guide, and as inspiration, and take a photo each day. You can take it with your point-and-shoot camera, your big, fancy-pants DSLR, your iPhone {or equivalent} or whatever photo-taking-device you own.You can upload you photos to Instagram, Twitter, Flickr, Path, Facebook, your blog or just keep them on your desktop {and not share at all}. Whatever you want to do is totally fine. You can take the list above literally and stick to it, or take inspiration and go crazy.If you’re sharing them on Twitter or Instagram – you can tag them with the hashtag #JANphotoaday so that everyone can follow along with you.
 
See my results below.  
 
 
 
 
 
While my results are dismal in terms of the number of photos, I did have a ton of fun and can’t wait to complete the challenge for February. I promise better results! Who’s joining me?!
 

via Fat Mum Slim, #febphotoaday