Sunday, October 23, 2011

Something new...

I am obsessed with like most girls! There are so many fun ideas on there. The problem is: who actually has the time to make something they find on pinterest? 

Well when I saw this, I knew I was going to make it this weekend..

So I went to a few different Goodwill stores to look for an old spice rack.. Finally on Saturday I found this at Salvation Army for a whole $.99!

Sure, It wasn't as big as the one I saw on pinterest.. But thats the fun with all the ideas on there, you can't make them exactly like someone else did. You have to make it your own!! 

I brought the old spice rack home laid out some newspaper and got ready to spray paint...

I then sprayed and sprayed and sprayed...

While I was impatiently waiting for it to dry I found a piece of scrap paper I really liked.. And cut it to fit the back of the spice rack..

After it was done drying, I hot glued the edges and placed the scrap book paper on top. (I wouldn't recommend using hot glue. Maybe you could use a staple gun, I didn't because we don't own one!)

Next, I screwed on some hooks. This might not have to be done on everyones because they may already have hooks on them. 

Finally, I hung it on the wall.. and placed my favorite nail polishes on it!

Ta-Da! An up-cycled $0.99 spice rack becomes a display rack for my nail polishes!

The best part about this project was told to me by my wonderful boyfriend. Josh told me, "When you get sick of using it as a nail polish holder, you can use it as something else."

The possibilities are limitless!

Have you made something off of an idea you found on pinterest?!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The simple things in life..

So many times in life we spend too much time in life worrying about the big things: politics, religion, bills, etc...

While these things are important and they help make us who we are, they often cover up all the little things in life...

...The little things in life that make us happy: footie pajamas, movies, candy, apple cider in the fall, and my favorite....

Nail Polish

...okay, I know.. there are much more important things in life than nail polish.. but nail polish is my little thing.. the little thing in life that just makes me so stupid-ly happy...

Last night I made a little trip to Ulta. A few months ago I saw this magnificent little thing in a bottle starring at me:
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Crown Me Already! from the O.P.I. Miss. Universe line.. I took one look at it, and new I needed it. So last night I marched into Ulta and went to make it mine..

The picture doesn't even begin to do it justice, it is so sparkly! I mean, who doesn't love a little sparkle..

Naturally, today I haven't been able to stop looking at my nails, and while on pinterest this afternoon I came across this beautiful little thing:

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Rainbow Connection from the Muppets O.P.I. collection. I couldn't resist and just had to order it. How fun is that?!

Even though life has been stressful, I still need to remind myself to take the time to smile about things.. even if it is just a silly sparkly nail polish.

What little things in life make you happy?
Take time to enjoy them today, you deserve it!