Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wednesday is treat yourself day, YEAH!

This Wednesday I have a treat yourself idea. Well, actually it was for me but now I am sharing it with you.
So, I looked in the mirror while I was in my car and I thought its true objects do appear closer but then I realized I wasn't looking in my side view mirror. My pores were really that big and clogged and gross!  Just to top it off I have forehead wrinkles and one of those painful under the skin zits. Talk about a load of crap, is it even possible to have wrinkles and zits at once. I feel like Benjamin Buttons.( Ok, just in case you hate Brad Pitt, that's a movie his in. Where he is Old then Young. Anyway.) Since I have no room in my budget for a professional facial, I decided to make a homemade one out of fruit. So here is the recipe:

Strawberry Lemon Facial
Strawberries are a natural source of salicylic acid which is great for treating acne, the lemon to brighten the skin and yogurt is used to soothe the skin.

1/4 cup strawberries (fresh, not frozen please)

1/4 non-flavored yogurt
1 tsp. Lemon juice

Blend together the strawberries, lemon juice and yogurt. Spread on face and wash after 10-15 minutes.

*During this relaxing time put your Zen music on ( You know that one artist who's voice takes you away, mine is Prince.) And really take the time to remember who you are, beautiful on the inside.

Well, I am going to go dance in the "Purple Rain" like its "1999".

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Seeing Green

I have been going spray paint crazy lately! If you have followed my personal blog you would know that I have recently added on a whole first floor to our home. We are loving it and I am enjoying getting to decorate new spaces. We have a lot of brown, tan, and white going on and I have been dying to add more color. I decided to add some green in the living room and dining room. Spray paint was the obvious choice! So easy!
First I spray painted two vases. They were standard vases that you get from florist. I think I have 4!
This is what it looked like at first…
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After a very quick coat of white!
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For now it is in our Dining Room!
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I painted another one moss green and fell in love with the color.
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It found a home on one of our bookshelves in the Living Room…
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Notice the other splash of green? I had these votive candle holders from Southern Living and thought they would be easy to change…
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Then on to the candle holders…There are 2 of these on our mantle and they turned out so good!
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This is not a very good picture, but they are lovely in person! HA! I just need to get white candles and the look will be complete.DSC05612(rev 1)
The I had so many black iron pieces in our original house and I needed a change! This scrolly thing was painted black and placed in the kitchen. Again I was unable to get any good pictures b/c of the bright lights, but it is my FAVORITE!

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I hope you enjoyed this little spray painting adventure!! Come back next Tuesday for fun with wine corks!!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Fall Inspirations

I love love love to decorate for fall 
 so today I thought I would show some of my inspirations 
 for my fall decor

I am so in love with it all I can't wait!!!!!!

What is your favorite season to decorate for?

Happy Monday

image via pinterest 

Friday, August 26, 2011

Fridays Favorites

Carrie's favorites:

The dawgs of course
Pyrex my love
and cute quotes 

Please check out this link of this cat I was laughing so hard I was crying

Robyn's favorite's:
I am currently reading The Help and I am going to see the movie Friday!! So excited. I am on chapter 4 and I am hooked!

I am also loving this new hair styling technique. I don't know what to call it and it isn't anything "new." I watched a tutorial here. She has long hair, but it worked on my shoulder length hair.

Christy's Favorites


Football Player
Harley ( My son)

Where I got this fabulous pair of boots for the fall.

A DIY Heaven

(studs and pearls)

TV Shows
Take The Money and Run

And those are my Favorites for this week.

Have a great weekend Ya'll be sure to tune in next week for more fun
The Southern Sisters