Gift Ideas for Her!

April 14, 2021 at 2:19 pm (Mom Stuff) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I’ve found the cutest, affordable jewelry, perfect for sentimental gifting! JoyCuff!

JoyCuff has such cute pieces! Check out this 18k gold initial necklace!

I love how you can choose an initial, making it a sentimental gift for yourself or someone you love!

I completely adore anything customized with my boys’ names or initials and this momento gives me all the feels! I think this would be an amazing gift for a mama (hello Mother’s Day!), your bestie, a grad, or even yourself!

I also adore their Morse code bracelets! They have the cutest sayings coded in the beads! This one says “badass”!

Yup, mamas are badasses. Another perfect mama gift for that BA chick in your life. My gal pals are all getting one for Mother’s Day!

They even have sayings and mantra bracelets that are super cute!

Use code 20JESS01 at this link on all your purchases too!

AND, if you want to win a Badass Morse code bracelets, check out my giveaway on Instagram, here!!

XX,

Jess

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My Own Chair Love

June 2, 2011 at 6:40 pm (Projects) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Here’s a chair that I inherited and eventually redid.  I love these basic old wood chairs, but the white chipping paint and scratches on this one were in need of some help.

First I sanded the chair down until it was nice and smooth using a palm sander.  I then made sure to clean and dry the chair very well.  I first painted the bottom portion of the legs black.  Once that was very dry I taped off each leg at the same place and proceeded to paint the rest of the chair with a fun silver spray paint.  The final step was an idea I wanted to try, which proved to be the most work of all.  I used black nail head trim nails to form a pattern around the seat.  I measure where I wanted the nails to go and made small marks with a pencil.  Eventually, this step proved to be useless and I was off of my marks anyways.  Ah well, trial and error with a new project.  I also learned that tapping these nails in with a hammer scratched and smashed the nails, as they have a black finish on them.  I found that covering the nail with a small piece of cardboard from the packaging after it was in place, and giving it one good tap with the hammer was the most effect and precise way to apply these.  My pattern still ended up a little bit off, but overall I like the idea and would love to try it on one of my chairs for the shop now that I have my technique down.  I lastly tied on a pink and purple vintage scarf to tie the chair into the bedroom (which you will all see eventually!) So, here she is…

What do you think?

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Wax Seals

June 23, 2009 at 7:11 am (Tid Bits, Wedding Plans) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

When we first got engaged I happened to find a W stamp and some silver wax on sale.  Of course I snagged it, but we have yet to use it.  Although I’m not technically a “W” yet, we decided to test out the seal on our thank you’s from our engagement party.  They turned out pretty cool!

Our supplies and our blank thank you notes:

W Stamp 005

W Stamp 006

Tony melted the wax for me.  We did a few practice runs, but he started to get it down pat. 

W Stamp 007

He said it worked best to slowly swirl the wax stick around while on fire, then as it drips to move the wax into a larger circle.  I then stamped the wax with the seal, and viola!

W Stamp 008

Simple, but fun and a very cute touch.  We thought we should make this our signature for all of our cards from now on.  And, it was fun to do together!

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Its Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

December 12, 2008 at 7:53 pm (Seasonal Decor) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

We have our tree up!  White with blue and silver ornaments.  No, Tony, it is NOT Cowboys colors (Go Bears!).  It looks so warm and Christmas-y in our house now.  I also hung the wreath on the door.

 

Our tree!  The presents even match!

Our tree! The presents even match!

The wreath. I made this with a foam wreath and 2 boas. Then pinned tiny ornaments to it. My mom's idea, I can't take credit.

The wreath. I made this with a foam wreath and 2 boas. Then pinned tiny ornaments to it. My mom's idea, I can't take credit.

 

 

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