Monday, January 27, 2014

Our 1 Year Anniversary!

Yesterday was mine & the hubs 1 year anniversary! I cannot believe its already been that long! Time goes by way too fast. We are taking a trip to Savannah GA this Friday but we wanted to do something on our actual anniversary too.

fancy ferry stickers!

about to pull off!

it was quite chilly & windy!

he hates pictures... :)
Pretty much since we had been dating I have wanted to go on the ferry. I really wasn't even aware of the ferry until I started dating Andrew. & how I have been a Florida resident my whole life and never road the ferry I have no idea. I gotta get out more! I have road the ferry in NYC though. That counts right?!
It was quite smelly right before we were taking off. I don't know if it was all the pelican poop on the dock or the fish. But it was rank! Once we got going it went away though. :) It was only about a 5 minute ride but it was fun! I am easily amused. & I'm sure I looked like a tourist taking all the pictures but then again I take pictures everywhere I go so whatev!

Singletons Seafood Shack!

Not even trying to eat healthy on my anniversary! Delicious 
Source:Google. I forgot to take a pic of the restaurant so heres one!
It is literally a shack! But it is some of THE best seafood you will ever taste in your life! We got through about half of that platter. Our eyes were bigger than our stomachs obviously. But it was still delish. :)

After lunch we did a little shopping and went to a movie. Movies are super cheap on Sundays FYI!

Of course I had to reminisce on some of my favorite shots from our wedding. :) I wish I could go back in time and relive that day all over again! It was THE happiest moment of my life. Everything was absolutely perfect. I love my hubs more than anything in this world. I can't wait to spend many more years with him. :)

Rustic DIY Furniture Projects

It has been a good Monday! Why? Because I know I only have to work 4 days this week then I am off to Savannah for mine & the hubs anniversary trip! Can't wait!

I wanted to share some pictures with you guys. I mentioned in this post that I was working on some furniture projects. We had a BIG dresser and 2 night stands to paint for our bedroom. I LOVE the rustic look that is ever so popular right now. It is ALL over Pinterest. I've got some other ideas swimming around in my head for furniture projects but this is what I have finished for now.

Before pic of the night stand after it was sanded down

Teal base coat

Finished product with glaze & polyurethane coat

I also spray painted the hardware

Up close of the rustic details
Before pic of the 11 drawer dresser. HUGE

Finished project in our bedroom. Excuse the non matching curtains
Sorry for the crappy iPhone pics. All I can say is it is a whole lot of work to DIY! Well more time consuming that anything. But it was worth it. I love these pieces of furniture. And it was WAYYYY cheaper than going out and buying new furniture. Especially the rustic style furniture. A lot of people are overpricing that stuff right now just because its popular.

Have you ever tried some DIY furniture projects from Pinterest? How did they turn out?

Hope you are having a wonderful Monday!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Blog Hop!

The Hump Day Blog Hop

I am linking up with Liz at Fitness Blondie today! Go check out her blog. Her story is amazing! She has come so far in her fitness journey. She will be sure to give you some inspiration & motivation! :)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Venus Embrace Sensitive #ItsNotMe VoxBox!

I got my second #VoxBox from Influenster!

I don't know about you, but I have really sensitive skin. Especially when it comes to shaving! My legs usually always break out with little razor bumps after shaving. I've tried shaving with baby oil, really thick shaving creams, soaking my legs in warm water before shaving, exfoliating my legs etc... etc.... ETC! Nothing ever seems to do the trick though. Its kind of a gamble. I never know what my skin is going to do.

So I was pretty excited when I got picked for the Venus #VoxBox! It came with 2 razor heads with the aloe soap around the razor & the nifty little hook to hang on the shower wall. I love that it has five blades! Yes 5! I have coarse hair on my legs (I know gross!) so I need all 5 of those blades!

My first initial thought when looking at the razor packaging was "How the heck am I suppose to open this thing?!" Because you know more often times than not razors packs are hard to get into! But then I flipped the package over and realized you just open the little lid on the back.(pictured above^) How easy! No scissors needed or any other sharp object you've tried to use before to open your razor pack. :)

When using the razor it felt like I wasn't even shaving! I love the aloe soap around the razor. It helps give that smooth finish you're looking for. After I was done I didn't have any razor bumps at all! Score! I am definitely going to continue to use this razor. My skin tends to act up a lot but I am hoping this razor will keep working its magic!

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Randoms on Wednesday

Well hello folks! Its the middle of the week, I can see the weekend in sight!

& for todays randoms....

1. I have finally been getting some of our furniture painting done. I mentioned in this post I had finally found a dresser I loved. Last weekend we got the base color painting on it. Now I just have to put the glaze & top coat on. Then voila! We can stop piling our clothes all over the floor in our room. :)

Here is one of the night stands I also painted, before it was glazed. I will post pics of the finished products soon.

2. Everyone's been jumping on the resolution train. Me? Not so much. I hate making them because I know I won't keep them. I have been thinking more about working out and eating better though. I really have got to get it together. Over the holidays I majorly slacked off. Especially on the gym. I actually did 40 minutes on my elliptical at home last night! Go me! Its a start. And today I downloaded the Nike Training app to my phone. It has a bunch of work outs and shows you exactly how to do them. I am excited to try this out in the gym! So maybe secretly I am making a resolution? I am just not calling it that to trick myself! Ha!
Source Google. Screenshots from the Nike Training App

3. Speaking of eating healthy... Anyone have any quick easy ideas for breakfast foods? I have to eat breakfast in the morning or I am starving and feel like crap. I usually eat a granola bar, dry cereal etc. With some kinda of milk to drink. I am burnt out on granola bars and such though. I need new ideas. And it has to be easy because I have no time in the morning to make a breakfast. I could get up earlier, but we all know thats not gonna happen.

4. I have been wanting to start some kind of new devotional. Specifically for wives. I saw this post yesterday on Kaylas blog, where she talked about this devotional. Looks like it could be a good one? Anyone else reading a devotional geared towards wives?

5. I have been on & off sick since like the beginning of December! What the heck?! I started getting a sore throat last Friday AGAIN. I just got over an upper respiratory infection the week of Christmas. As I mentioned here. Obviously I need to start taking some vitamins & better care of myself or something. Cause this crap is for the birds!

6. I am SO excited about our anniversary trip coming up & a Disney trip with my Ma!!! The hubs & I are going to Savannah, GA at the end of this month for our 1 year anniversary. I can't wait to just relax & spend time with my hubs. Then the end of February I am going to Disney World with my Ma! She got Disney tickets for her bday in July and we just haven't been able to plan a trip because we've been so busy. So I am pretty excited!

7. I love the Hard Candy brand of make up. I have one of their pretty eye shadow pallets. I was considering trying out their concealer and mascara. I have a concealer I really like but its spensive! Yes I said "spensive". So I wanted to try out some others. Anyone tried theirs before?

8. Anyone watch the show Eric & Jessie on E? I only caught a couple of episodes from last season. But I love it. Jessie is a singer. I love to sing. So I like it. :) Isn't it coming back on? When? Somebody help a girl out here.... I rarely watch TV. Besides Nashville and The Walking Dead with my Hubs. (what opposites! ha!) My Hubs pretty much controls the TV. I am usually running around the house doing stuff anyways cause I'm nuts & I can't sit still for a  So I really don't have time to get hooked on a lot of shows anyways. What are your fave shows?

Andddddd thats all I got for now folks! My OCD wants me to continue to # 10 for an even # but I am out of ideas. Ha! So the end. :)

I am linking up with Liz @ Fitness Blondie for The Hump Day Blog Hop! Check her out! :)

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