Sunday, February 24, 2013

Current Randoms

I love getting a glimpse into the lives of other people, so when one of my favorite blogs,, shared this post I decided to link up.   Run over to Amy's blog and check out her post, too.  She has a new baby on the way and two of the cutest girls already! 

What I'm Loving:

  • The warmer days.  It's not too hot and not too cold. Perfect recess weather.
  • Award shows.  Yes, it's a guilty pleasure.  
  • Hanging out with my sweet niece.  Could you just die?!

What I'm Reading:
  • Bloom by Kelle Hampton
  • Unglued by Lysa Turkeurst

What I'm Waiting For:
  • The beach! We're gearing up for a Spring Break trip to Gulf Shores. 
  • Beth Moore.
  • Summer Break. Period.
What I'm Excited About:
  • Putting the house on the market.  Just a few more things to get ready...
  • Eating crab legs at the beach.
  • The clean house I'm sitting in.  Hey, I worked hard for it to be this way. 
What I'm Working On:
  • Grading papers on time. 
  • Working out on a daily basis. 
  • Baby- making.  
What I'm Enjoying:
  • Grilling out with the hubs on these warmer nights.
  • My new fave: Avocado and cottage cheese with my lunch. Delish.
What I'm Wearing:
  • Old Navy jeans, a Georgia Bulldawgs pullover, and tennis shoes.  
What I'm Singing:
  • "I'll wear your granddad's clothes.  I look incredible."  You're welcome. 
What I'm Needing:
  • Some devotional time.  That's why I'm looking forward to Beth Moore in May.  She always knows how speak God's word directly to my heart. 
What I'm Learning:
  • That working out makes me feel good which puts me in a better mood which leads to a happier life.  It's a ripple effect. 
  • God's timing is perfect.  
What I'm Doing:
  • A little of this and that.  I don't think we've had a free weekend in forever! 
What I'm Dreaming Of:
  • A new house
  • A new baby 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

My Attempt at DIY

When hubby and I got married - almost two years ago! Holla! - we incorporated a "Wishing Tree" at our reception.  I scoured Etsy looking for the perfect tags and my dad put together an amazing "tree" for them to be displayed on once our guests had written on them.  The idea was that the guests would write well-wishes for us, the new couple, and we would read them throughout the years with tears of joy and fond remembrance of that magical night. *cough, cough*

Reality---the day after my wedding the tree was placed in my spare bedroom and there is has remained. Untouched. Unread. Unloved. *tear*

Now, enter my DIY project.  I have to give credit to my lovely friend, Emily, who first did this for her wish tags and inspired me to be a DIYer myself. Two years later. 

My hubby was extra glad that this project was not expensive. I will use this to my advantage in the future...but I digress.

Step 1: 
Find a branch in your backyard that is beautiful. Preferably one that has already snapped from the tree. 

Step 2:
Buy the spray paint color of your choice.  Used this stuff from Walmart.  It was gray. It was cheap.  It said "indoor/outdoor". 

Step 3:
Cover the grass (another point scored for me) and begin to spray paint your branch.  I only did two coats because I wanted the original color to come through a little.  In other words: do a shotty job of spray painting and you end up with your own distressed branch. 

Step 4:
Freak out because your husband can't find the tools he needs to hang the new project and then proceeds to get distracted by every other item in the garage. 

Step 5:
Pick out your favorite wish tags and hang them on the branch.  Read them with tears of joy and fond remembrance of that magical night. 

This post would not be complete without a special thank-you to my hubby for willingly nailing a tree branch to the wall.  I heart you.