We Lived Happily Ever After: June 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014

Thursday, June 26, 2014

How to Build Your Own Desk Tutorial and Plans


Hey guys! First off, let me just start this post by saying how much I love every one of you*! And I really mean it. God has put such a special place in my hear for you guys, and I can't tell you how much every page view, comment and email means to me! You are all super awesome!



Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Missing in Action-ish


Hey everyone! We are midway through all of my office projects and tutorials. I feel like I've been missing in action for the past few days, but it is all because of good things! Most of those "good things" are going to stay a secret for now... (If I can keep them a secret!) but I wanted to share some of the progress I'm making in June's room, especially since you all helped me with this particular project!



Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Thrifted Finds & a Spray Paint Makeover


So you guys have probably noticed that I am obsessed with gold. Even if you haven't, my husband sure has! Haha! He was like, "Why are you spray painting everything gold?"



Monday, June 16, 2014

Just Foxing Around Over Here!


Hey Everyone! Today I couldn't resist sharing what I've been up to lately... and it has to do with this red furry cuteness!



Thursday, June 12, 2014

"Scribble Your heart Out" and "Hello" Free Watercolor Printables



I'm going to take a quick break from sharing office tutorials & give away some freebie printables instead. 

I am SO excited because today I am getting a mega blogging desktop (insert floating on the clouds feeling!) It was the most money I've ever spent out of pocket on ONE item... because I didn't pay for our cars. Haha! But I  am so so SO excited because I now have a powerful machine that will speed up my blogging & productivity at least by double! 

Bye Bye slow, cheap laptop! Hello 4GB of RAM dedicated to Graphics! Photoshop is going to run so smoothly for me now! :-D

Anyhow, back to the printables.

 Below are all the full digital preview versions of these two lovely creations.


Now for my normal, boring terms of use:

These printables are free for personal use, and are not to be sold or distributed. See my Terms of Use included in the folder for more info.

Some of the printables in this collection use watercolor Textures from Craftberry Bush (found HERE) To learn how to make your own watercolor Word art, visit my post  HERE.

Over and out! I'm going to go soak in my new computer. ;)

XOXO



Tuesday, June 10, 2014

How to Make Your Own Clock!


It's time for my next Blogging Station Project! (See the whole reveal HERE)

I've come across several great clock tutorials during the past few years. And I am obsessed. I actually made this clock a two years ago, but I just didn't have any pretty place to stage it.

I did a tutorial for this clock a while ago, but now that I finally have a place for it, (I've literally dreamed of this day everyone!) I have a gorgeous completed project photo. With that said, please excuse that most of the steps are copied from the old tutorial... the old "night goggle vision" grade photos used for this tutorial will make up for it, right? Hope that's okay with ya'll. Oh yeah, and don't mind my old eyesore of a watermark.

The most important thing is that it turned out gorgeous, right?



Saturday, June 7, 2014

DIY Antler Plaque


When I told my sister I was putting antlers up on my wall she said "ewww!!" I probably would have had the same reaction a few years ago, but lately I have become obsessed with antlers. I'm sure it's partially to blame on Liz Mare's Blog (who is also one of my favorite bloggers ever) and also because I've designed several GORGEOUS antler logos recently (to see one of them, check out Brittany's Logo HERE)



Wednesday, June 4, 2014

My Color Theme & Some Quick Upcycled Pottery


Ready for the first project post in this series? You bet I am! Check out the reveal HERE!

I hate clutter. I think I am becoming more of a "minimalist" every day. Hey, less stuff means less stuff to clean up, right? I love it when everything looks planned and purposeful in a home. To achieve this, design-wise, you should base your designs off of 3 color tones. By doing this, you will give your space a really great flow. Not to say you can't have other colors, but try to focus on just a few.



Monday, June 2, 2014

Finally Sharing Progress: My Blogging Station Reveal!


Hey guys! This post has been a long time in coming. Honestly, I feel like crying now that I am finally publishing it. Last week I shared a very personal "confession" about feeling not adequate with keeping up with my blog (read it HERE), and just so overwhelmed with life in general. To my surprise, I received so many amazing encouraging emails from (lots of them were several pages long too, haha!)

You. Guys. Thank you from the deepest part of my heart everyone! I want to cry! (Now you've pushed me over the edge! :)

So I would like to dedicate this post to all of you who have believed in me and my little blog, and stuck with me though the good (as in lots of content) times and the bad times (as in all those embarrassing times when I barely posted anything!)