Harley says happy holidays. 🎅🏻🎅🏻🎄🎄🎁🎁

Here are some of the funny photos from my photo shoot with Harley trying to get his Christmas photos. It’s always funny cause he is always barking but I tend to get some good ones. 

   
    

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Home Decor 💡🔨

I have been on Pinterest looking at so many home decor ideas and pinning them to my boards to only sit there. I know a lot of us do this, I wish I could have someone come over bring the stuff I need and decorate for me lol. Not to mention pay for it as well. (Just kidding) unless u are giving me a huge gift and have money to share lol. 

It is slowly coming together a few months ago I convinced hubby to go with me to get a leather sofa but we decided on the durablend leather material instead because of the dogs nails. A fact I didn’t know is that real leather scratches, not to mention the price of real leather is extremely expensive and I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on the sofa. 

I ended up finding a sofa at gardiners furniture store. I am so glad I went to see 50 shades of gray that day with friends and one of their friends said go next door and look they have great furniture all price ranges and that is where I found my sofa. Plus it was on sale and no taxes eithe who could beat that but now I am kicking myself because I didn’t get the chair and would like to have the chair but do not want to drive far to the warehouse and delivery is $80. 

Anyways I have been buying a few small items when I see them to add to the decor in the living room which I decided will be hints of teals and oranges. My favorite color is purple but I must say I love teal a lot too. 

I had seen a lot of people using books as decor on their coffee tables and wanted to see if I could find some in teals and oranges and I finally did and they look so cute I just love them. 

Here is a pic  

Here is a pic of the pillow I added to my sofa and also the blanket I made for the sofa in the colors I needed. 

   

 

I am sure I will be writing a update on my living room decor soon again with my new additions. I almost forgot I ordered this from etsy to hang on my wall as well. 

  I had the etsy shop owner add a little more teal to the middle flower to give me a little more teal.  

Painting Home Decor 🎨🎨🎨🎨

I have had a hard time finding items that will look good in my living room. I decided to get a new durablend/ leather sofa and it is great if u own a dog. I have a beagle who sheds a lot. 

I decided to take coupons I had at ac moore and purchase the canvas squares so that I could paint my own home decor and also picked up the paint colors I wanted while we were there. 

I pointed the squares in teal and started from that point I like one for sure but the other two could use some work I think so I may go to Joann fabrics to get some fabric and cover up the ones I didn’t like. 

Here is some pictures of my work 

   

       

My Diamond Candle 💍💎💍💎

I used my last diamond candle that I had in my stockpile of candles yesterday. Which meant after burning the candle for a few hours I would have a new ring to add to my collection. 

The only thing I don’t like about diamond candles is that you never know what size your ring will be and sometimes you get a beautiful ring that will not fit on any of your fingers. I know other ring candle companies let you choose your size or you can pick the option of surprise me, which can be any size. 

The candles cost around $25 if you don’t have a coupon code. 

Here are some photos of my diamond candle and the process of retrieving my ring. Diamond candle has a gold circle so u know where the ring is located. The ring is wrapped in foil and also is in a small Baggie. This helps because you do not want wax all over your new ring. 

I loved the ring I got last night because it is purple my favorite color. 







Bathroom Improvements 🏡🔨🔨

If u haven’t seen my other post about the tile that I added to my shower in my upstairs bathroom you will have to check it out. I had left over tile from that project and was just a little short on tile but all I had to do was buy one tile for $4 at Home Depot.
I decided since I had leftovers of tile that I put it to good use. A few years ago we had to replace the bathroom vanity and when we did Hubby decided to change the vanity to a taller one which meant we needed to create a shelf to attach to the wall and the bathroom vanity top.
So since then I had always wanted to put something on the shelf like sea glass or tile etc so when I had left over from my shower project it was time to lay a few pieces down and see how it looked and it looked great.

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The photos above are the before pics of the bathroom and shelf. When we initially started this bathroom remodel hubby told me my idea of tile or sea glass wouldn’t work. I think he was just being lazy and didn’t want me to put him to work lol. As a quick fix he went and got this silver type of paper that we could place on the wood shelf to make it look better, and it has held up but I always had in the back of my mind the ideas I had for the shelf so after i seen how easy it was to install the tile in the shower it was obvious that I was going to make my dream come true and tile the shelf.
Hubby didn’t even know I tiled it cause I did it within a few min while he was at softball.
We are so happy with how it turned out and now I know if I can and have the tools to do the project myself lol. I am sure hubby doesn’t mind since he works hard and doesn’t want to come home to construction ideas I came up with or seen on Pinterest. Posted below are pics of the process prior to placing the tile u can see blue paint that’s because we tried painting the shelf at first but it didn’t work out well.

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The pictures below are the process of placing the tile down to the shelf with adhesive and grouting.

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Next is the final pics
I think my bathroom project turned out and gave it the last touch I needed and had been dreaming about for years now.

My Pinterest Addiction

I am so addicted to Pinterest and have pinned more projects and ideas then I will actually do lol. I am sure many of you are in the same boat. I know my husband wishes I didn’t find Pinterest lol I have so many ideas to complete in our home but I know he doesn’t want to do some of my crazy projects I suggest so I may turn in a carpenter and take some classes. It can’t to be hard to measure and cut some pieces of wood to make a window seat , right!!!!!

I have a large window in my kitchen and since out kitchen is small I would love to make a window seat that has storage underneath for my larger appliances. This way it would leave more cabinet space for my dishes and bakeware. Currently I use my broiler drawer for my baking sheets lol

I also wanted to somehow have a little island in the middle as cooking space.
Don’t know if this will work out because we have live here for 14 years now and are use to an open kitchen. I know I will be the first to stump my toe in the middle of the night if I have it in the middle of the floor lol

I will post pictures at the end of the blog that I loved and seen on Pinterest. Some came from thriftyandchic.com and sensationalgirl.com and the other pics didn’t give a website so sorry about not giving u credit.

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Our Humble Abode

See what all u can do despite the space restrictions.

newly mrs. thompson

Well, it’s not a house but it certainly is our home and I think it’s safe to say that Matt and I have thoroughly enjoyed the first 2 months in our 650 sq ft. apartment. Yup, it really is tiny! But…after living apart for 5 months we’re just happy to be living under the same roof and to again have a place to call “ours”. Despite the small size, we love everything about it–okay, so I wish the kitchen and bathroom cupboards were white or dark brown but other than that it’s great. We even have a wood fire-place! Perhaps the best part of our apartment though is the location. We’re 1.5 miles away from downtown Naperville–truly one of the most adorable towns I’ve ever been to, let alone lived in. Come on in, take a peek and see for yourselves. Welcome to the Thompson home!

LIVING ROOM

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CLEARANCE Sale going on now!!

CLEARANCE Sale going on now in my etsy shop so stop past and take a look at all the items marked clearance it is a variety and more being added today.

Vintage, antique, and Upcycled treasures are marked down and on the clearance rack ready to be shipped out to you ASAP.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/ahindle78

Stop by and take a look

Ideas for your milk glass

As you know I have a etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/ahindle78 and I sell vintage, antique, Upcycled items and personalized wine glasses and gifts.
I have several vintage items still for sale in my shop and as I was spending hours on Pinterest cause it is so addicting I found a few pictures of some ideas that u can use for milk glass. Make sure u swing past my etsy shop and take a look at what I have it may be something u are looking for or need.
I am not sure where these photos came from to give them credit and I did not take these pics that I am using.
Enjoy happy decorating

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You can use a long rectangle dish to store stationary or mail.

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You can store your makeup brushes etc

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Milk glass can be used in your craft room to store thread or as a candy dish.

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Add some vintage charm to your home or office and add some plants, flowers or succulents to your milk glass vases.

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Use at parties and displays

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Use your vases and bowls to decorate and organize your jewelry.
Again be sure to stop past my etsy shop to see what’s new http://www.etsy.com/shop/ahindle78

SALE

I am having a SALE in my etsy shop check it out all vintage, antique, and home decor are on sale prices have already been adjusted so buy up.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/ahindle78

Happy shopping!!!!’

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