Rock the Crock, with this Easy Porkchop Dinner

So Texas weather is always unpredictable, but lately the entire country seems to be affected by the recent polar vortex’s. One day its 60 degrees, the next 13! I only wish warm thoughts and large mugs of cocoa for those that … Continue reading

Third Trimester Update: Maternity Photos, Showers & More

35 WEEKS It’s been an eventful past two months. I’m sitting here one day shy of 35 weeks  pregnant with about 5 weeks left… figured I should check in now and show you how things are going. THIRD TRIMESTER 28 weeks … Continue reading

Finally, a New Recipe to Keep Cooking: Parmesan Ranch Chicken

I can’t take the credit on this one, but I wanted to share an awesome little recipe with y’all. I have been desperate for new menu items to feed me and the Mr. since our monthly menu was getting, as … Continue reading

Nesting in Progress: Media Cabinet Remodel

So, mine and my husband’s goal to have everything ready for baby by Feb. 4 (a month before our due date) is so close to being met. In addition to painting the nursery after finding out the gender, another goal … Continue reading

DIY Old Window Decor: Baby Bow Hanging Display

It’s always nice when you’re able to give something a second life and keep it out of the landfill.
In the case of this DIY project for Baby Irvin’s nursery, I was able to give a certain little window a third life!

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This rustic white window was salvaged from a house somewhere and sent to our local Habitat for Humanity Restore. When we decided we needed a window as a prop in our most recent bridal fashion shoot, our art director Erin headed to the Restore and snatched it up, and painted it a fun neon melon color to complement the set.

Here are a few behind-the-scenes fashion shoot pics and final tears from our new issue – all showing off the second life of this little window.
<<Isn’t our model Taylor the most gorgeous thing you’ve ever seen?!>>

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After the shoot, I decided I’d take it home and see how I might be able to use it for the baby nursery. Erin suggested hanging photos from it, and I was thinking a place for hanging bows. But first, it needed a fresh coat of paint to complement the peach nursery.

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Sugared Peach – Behr Premium (Home Depot)
If I hadn’t already had the paint, I’d have just bought the sample size of the paint to save money and resources (since I only needed a little to cover the front of the window in two coats).

Here’s a look at my latest DIY …

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After two coats of Sugared Peach by Behr – the same paint color as the stripes in the nursery.

And while it turns out the color is still too close to the wall color … doesn’t stand out enough for me … so I’ll need to repaint, ultimately, I’ll finish it by rigging it with wires and cute mini clothespins to be able to hang bows from it. It will  have the look of this one, except I plan to keep the glass in (cause later I might reuse the window again and make it a photo frame thingy like this.)

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This one by Green Acres Hobby Farm

Stay tuned to the blog for a final reveal and update to this project later.