Monday, June 25, 2012

Upcycled Soap/Cake Stand for my kitchen.

Being inspired by Pinterest!

Let's be honest much do you love Pinterest?  ( I LOVE IT!!!!)
Now, have you actually made something you pinned?  
(Ahhhh, is that a sound of little crickets chirping in the back ground?)

I try to make at least one or two things that I have pinned as inspiration in hopes to recreate a "Bobbi" version myself. 

I saw my pin and knew this was my next project!  Off I went to my local Good will and for only a few dollars was able to purchase a silver candle holder and a glass platter! ( I think the glass platter was actually a candle holder for one of those jumbo candles).

I used E-6000 to glue the glass plate to the silver candle holder.  
The 3 knobs made centering this piece so easy!  Loved it! 

Now to choice a color I had a choice of yellow, red, or black.  Since my kitchen is in the French Chef theme all 3 colors would have worked if the right shade to match....since I was using spray paint my opitions were limited.  I decided a nice satin black bronzed spray paint would work!

I went off into my "woman" cave, aka the garage,  and got busy painting!  

First was to apply a primer coat!  I always recommend a primer coat for better coverage and long term durability!  Paint, paint, and paint.  

This project was super easy and a great first time project for anyone new to spray painting, upcycling or crafting!  

The worst part of the whole process was WAITING in between coats for drying.  Thank goodness that spray paint dries super quick for impatient people like myself!  Below is my new soap dish!

Upcycled soap/cake stand

My Pinterest Pinned inspiration which was in my "For The Home" board.
So what do you think?  
Do you like it?  
I think that I will be adding a little ribbon around it  and call it done!  

Let me know your thoughts and/or share with me your 
last Pinterest inspired project! I would love to hear from you!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Under The Sea Blog Hop

 Under the Sea Blog Hop!  What a great theme!  Right?
I just love the possibilities, fishes, mermaids, King Neptune, Arielle, crabs....the list is endless!  I wanted to use a few of my Sea Creature SVG's by MyScrapChick for sometime now, so this was perfect!


My one page layout.

Please take a moment to visit these other talented artists and see what "Under The Sea" treasures you will find!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Rock Girls Goal Update!

Here is a quick update on my most recent goals I have set for myself in May......some accomplished, some in progress, some just not yet!

  •  Sign up for  a 5K walk   COMPLETE THE CHASE CORPORATE CHALLENGE!  This was a HUGE  deal for me!  Last year I would have laughed at the idea!  Now I am ready to sign up for another one and am in the process of training for running!  Getting Healthy!

  • Make my to-do list and check it twice!  UPDATE:COMPLETED!
  • Create some just-for-fun goals for the summer.   

  • Summer vacation plans NOT YET
  •  Declutter + organize my recipes.WORK IN PROGRESS

  • Set- up a recipe binder full of my favorite recipes.  (Personally, I like to pick 2 new recipes to try each week.  One is always a Weight Watchers meal.)  If a recipe is a flop, I toss it!  I AM IN LOVE WITH SHRIMP AND FISH TACOS!

    • Gnomes washed and around the yard.  COMPLETED


  • levels pavers  HUBBIE COMPLETED

  • hang planters  COMPLETED
  •  Celebrate Mom’s day!  Make plans, cards, and gift.   MISSION ACCOMPLISHED 
  • Schedule summer appointments. 
    • General MD  NOT YET
    • Contacts/eye check up  NOT YET

  • Get bicycle check up, tires and brakes checked for all my outdoor exercising!   COMPLETED!  RIDING 1-1.5 HOURS ON SAT and SUNDAYS!
  • Spend at least once a week outside on my patio reading for 1 hour….me time!  NOT YET!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Daddy and Me Bear, Cool Dad, Happy Father's Day ..order yours today!


This paper piecing set is a great way to quickly create your own personal layout and capture those memories forever. All that is needed is background paper and your photos.

The embellishment is even more adorable and much more colorful in person. The pictures do not do it justice. It is so much cuter in person. 

Much time and care goes into creating each of my items. All of my pieces are hand inked or chalked. Some items have been pop dotted for added dimension.  I spend time adding special details to my pieces like adding rhinestones, glitter or buttons. 
No computer images were used.
The paper piecings measures as follows:
Daddy and Me measures approximately 5.75 X 3.75 inches
(This month's set comes in 2 different versions this month!  Your choice of either the son or daughter version.)

Remember we will happily customize your pieces to your color choice! 

My Bear of the month price is only $3.25 so just leave a comment and let me know to order yours today!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Spa Gift Set Winner is..................

Time to select the winner for the Spa Gift Set.

I asked my husband, Brett, to pick a number 1-13 for me.

The lucky number is 9!!!


Kim's comment:
This is super cute!!! A spa gift is what everyone needs!

Congrats Kim and thank you to everyone that left loving and inspiring messages!

This Rock Girl Loves you all!