a fun little redo for you: scored two cute crates at goodwill last week for $2 each! i really wanted to distress them, and make them look a little more old & worn.
and i made it work! all i had to use was silver car window paint, and a cotton ball to use as a paint brush. it was a funny process, but i am so in love with the way it turned out!
went to ikea and got a few of my favorite plants ever... succulents! they were about $2-3 each, and the silver tins we 75 cents. love me my ikea. and then i placed them in my kitchen windowsill, they make me so happy!
welcome to my cozy apartment.... here are a few pics of my "how to decorate for christmas with little money"
metal wreath frame: $2 yarn: about $6 with plenty left over felt for flowers: $2.50 and still have enough left over to make 100 more! ornaments: $.99 for a package of 4!
banner: $.99 2 tree ornaments: $.99
beaded garland: $.99 ornaments: $.99 already had cotton balls and string
left: front window display beaded garland: $.99 already had snowflakes and paper for the paper chain right: poinsettias poinsettias: $.99 each - bought 3 milk glass vase: already had
my table centerpiece
top left: package of ornaments: $.99 top right: candlesticks: 2 for $.99 bought 6 bottom left: bird in glass: $2 from marshall's (was supposed to be an ornament, but was broken) bottom right: cotton balls: already had glass jars: already had
right: vintage angel: $1.99
my christmas tree! used all my leftover ornaments, cotton balls, and garland!
ta da! and all of this for less than $30! thank you 99 cent store and goodwill. so worth it, and makes it feel a little more like christmas in this warm weather.
today i spent the morning with my niece, navi. we crafted. played hide and go seek. sang christmas songs. and danced around my apt. i feel so lucky i get to live so close to my niece, being an auntie really is the best!
painted a rocking horse ornament, and made a gingerbread man.
she kept knocking off the puff balls, and would say "oh, sorry gingerbread. i'm so sorry" so stinkin cute!
monkey cheese for lunch.
helped her make this cute necklace.
she kept saying... "courty, don't takey picture!" like that would stop me. until next playdate...
i moved! yep, no more blow up mattress bed. no more sleeping in navi's room. (i do miss her though)
i found a steal of a deal and snatched it up quick. i moved in a few days before i headed out to utah for 2 weeks. i have two roomies, one which i share a room with. my place is adorable, maybe one day i'll post pictures. but the thing i love most is finally having my own space, and being able to decorate for holidays! haven't been able to do this in a few years, and it's been killing me.
i've already started decorating, & i'll put pictures up when i'm finished. but here is a little peek!
spent my night making paper chains, love it.
this is my table centerpiece. i might be a tad obsessed.
i promise to post more soon, once i figure out how to hang things. my cheap tape from the 99 cent store is not holding things up. i may have shattered a few ornaments. oops.
the colors. the weather. the clothes you get to wear.
califonia has been at least 75 or higher. it hit a whopping 106 last week. as much as i do love the warmth, i want to bust out boots, and jackets, and tights! but it looks like it's finally starting to cool off, guess i should have taken advantage of the added summer bonus huh?
it's killing me i can't go see thriller this year.
it's a yearly tradition for me to see it at least 2-3 times. at least!
i guess it's a good thing lil sis didn't try out this year, or else i would have probably hopped on a plane just to go to a show.
yes that is just how much i love it.
please go see it for me.
(remember when i won free tickets syb? so much fun! miss you!)
well, i made it. and i'm sorry i'm already off to a bad start on blogging. with no camera, it makes it easy to forget about blogging. but i just learned how to blog from my phone, best invention ever. so here's my past week documented from an iphone. enjoy!
took my bike apart, and it actually all fit in my car! yippy!
how do you keep yourself entertained on the drive? play the license plate game!
view from my front door. doesn't get much better than that.
watched my first california sunset. well, as a california resident.
dance party. watch the funny thing navi does with her eyes when she spins in circles.
went and watched the waves at the wedge. definitely the first of many more wedge sessions to come.
i get to snuggle and hold this baby anytime. so much fun!! went to fhe, met some new people, made some new friends, learned how to hula. it was all in all a fun time!
we've had a few sweet painting parties here. b+r have found some awesome furniture!
my cute new wallet, $10 from tj maxx. what a steal.
does anyone else remember this popcorn? i know me and karli were OBSESSED. the butter you pour on is delicious, well i haven't seen this popcorn in a store in many years, i was so happy when i discovered it at big lots the other day!
i can't tell you how excited i am to have my bike down here. today i rode to the cute little market half of a mile away to grab a few items. i was so giddy at the fact i can actually do that now!
park time with navi.
this girl makes me so happy.
taking a walk with the babe around the block.
so there is a general idea on what i've been up to! besides looking for jobs, filling out a million applications, attempting to be social, making friends, editing & emailing. i'll keep you posted when something new or exciting happens! miss you all!