Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Easy Summer Mantel

Summer is here, so happy summer to all! At the beginning of the year I wrote a to do list of all the things
 that I would like to accomplish before the end of 2013. But guess what? To date, the list hasn't been touched. So I thought to myself summer break would be a great time to get started, but who am I kidding. This summer all I want to do is have some FUN!  Backyard BBQ's, pool parties and lazy days on the beach HERE I COME!.  So whose with me?  Oops, I almost forgot the to-do-list......
 Let's see, I need to
#1. Reupholster sofa
#2. Make curtains/entry/living room
#3. Repaint the entry way
#4. Paint end tables/living room
#5. Finish painting the chairs I started painting 6 months ago. ugh! And the list goes on and on.
  A few days ago I was in a tizzy and I needed to do something, anything just to say I had completed a  task. Well, it didn't take me very long to figure out that my mantle was in desperate need of help. So what's a girl to do?

This is how the mantle looked before the makeover. It literally had become a catch all, for all the items that I was too lazy to put away. Do you see the coffee cup? That was one good cup of coffee. ha! ha! ha!

 I removed everything  from the mantle, and the goal was to create a look that was very very easy and eye catching, so that's exactly what I did.

Tada! Do you remember the pictures I took at Bok Tower? I finally found the perfect home for them. It took about ten minutes to complete the mantle makeover. The vertical picture was put in place first. Then came the horizontal picture. Next, I staggered the height of the vases by placing one of them atop some old work books. Luckily for me the books were black and white, whew! What do you think? It works for me!
My mantle, quick easy and eye catching, who knew?

Thanks for stopping by!

2 Your Home,


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

It all happened in May

Hi all, I am back from a very hectic May. I was a very busy bee last month, and I still haven't fully recuperated. There were so many things that happened in May. Let's see, we started the month out with Girl's Day Out, which was May 4th. My friend Mandy Lou's Birthday was the day before so we turned it into a girl's day out/ birthday celebration.We started the day out thrifting, but that went bust in a hurry, we didn't find anything. Next, we headed over to Ruby Tuesday's for lunch, and boy was it yummy! Finally, the last stop of the day LegoLand Florida.

It's truly amazing what can be done with Lego's.

Did you know that it takes 570 gallons of paint to cover the White house? I didn't

We had a great time at LegoLand sitting, chatting and enjoying the beautiful weather.

May 12th  Mother's Day. I did absolutely nothing, I received several phone calls from friends and family. My son gave me the cutest little card. It made my day! The card reads Are you the Best MOM ever. The inside reads,  I'll bet my blanket on it! sweet, sweet, sweet!

May 20th my birthday, I took the day off from work and got caught up on a few things around the house. Hubby and son showered me with costume jewelry, my favorite! and more wonderful cards.

May 29th was my Mom's 75th Birthday, and Baccalaureate was held on the same night at 6:00 p.m. My youngest is graduating from High School this year.

Me, my sister and G waiting for the awards ceremony to begin.

May 30th Family came in for graduation ceremonies, plus  Academic Awards Night, tonight. My son graduated with honors and will be headed off to college in the fall. The next day my Daughter and her family arrived. They are all camera hogs, so family pics were of top priority. ha! ha! ha!

Wow what a good looking family? Look at Zsa Zsa's Girl, isn't she absolutely adorable? 


That handsome young man is OUR SON! Did I mention he graduated with honors?

The Auditorium was packed.

There he is again receiving his Diploma! I was shouting from the stands, "That's my boy", "That's my boy". After the ceremony we headed to Steak and Shake to grab a bite to eat.

Me, my sister and the graduate. We are so excited for G.

Wow, what a month to remember!