Thursday, 31 January 2013

Living Room Updates

I have made a few updates to my living room. I stripped everything off the tables and gave them a good dusting. Then started fresh with arranging the accessories. I would love some new throw pillows to update the space but have such a hard time rationalizing spending money on them with my kids still so young and messy!


Still loving my coffee table from Class and Trash. Read more about that here and the tray I picked up a while ago at Diversity Thrift. The silver box is old and from Pier One. 

 Picked up the green matted frame at Home Goods last week. I had all the other frames and the dog and silver face are from my grandmother. 

The chest is from my grandmother and it is one of my favorites. 

I got a new frame from Home Goods for my wedding picture and all the other items were things I already owned. 

I picked up the gold hammered box at Marshalls on clearance for $7.50. 

I would really love to have new shades for these lamps. And it is on my "to buy" list. 

Not much different here but birds instead of dogs! 


Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Confession: Today I was bad ...

So today I was bad on a couple different levels ... ha
I had a little work to do...
 and then a little free time that I delegated to
Part 1 of getting my life back together! 

Do you ever look in the mirror and think "Gosh I don't look like myself??" or is that just me that does that??
(Hope not, or else maybe there is something wrong with me and no one is saying anything ha)

Well the last couple of days I have looked in the mirror and thought that.
Today I came to the conclusion why ... I am PALE, like the palest of pale, which leads to my makeup not looking good, my clothes don't look good, my hair, you name it. White as a freaking ghost. UGH!

So Bad Thing #1 was that I went to the tanning bed today. GASP! I know, I know. It's awful.
I felt bad going, felt bad laying there, and felt bad when I got out. But I just couldn't help it! 
I need some color and some UV rays and the spray just wasn't doing it for me! Don't judge. :(

Ok next ... 
Bad Thing #2 (unless your name is Chris Jackson ha)
 involves this little lady ...


We decided to do a little Valentine's Day shopping this evening.
Dana+Kelly+Shopping = EMPTY WALLET!
Ha. Not a good combo!


I came home with an entire bag of things ... which is currently being hidden in my car ha ;)
And will remain in my car until Valentine's Day <3
Secrets, secrets are no fun ... unless you're the one keeping the secret HA! Sorry babe!

Bad Thing #3 ...
(Unless your name is Rebecca and you own the cutest online shop around!)
I was scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed as my usual nightly routine ... and saw this ...


And thought to myself ... "Dana, you just went to Vicki's ... you don't need to look!"
But who was I kidding?
In less than 3 seconds flat I was on HERE ordering looking at these fun little items ...


WANT.EVERY.COLOR!!!
I have the turquiose and have gotten so many compliments on them, I just love them ... 


So tonight I got the royal blue ones to wear to watch my KY CATS play :)
Love them. Can't wait to get them!


This picture is actually the Piko Dress that I wanted so so so bad but I guess I didn't click fast enough because the black was sold out in a milisecond ... so I got the white one for now. Figured it will look cute in the Summer with a tan ... or over a pair of skinnies with my boots now! They are the BEST fabric, soft and comfortable. You could live in these tops! 

Which is why I also ordered another Maddie top ... :) 


There are a ton of colors! 
I got red tonight thought I will wear it for Valentine's Day maybe ? 
These are the best and fit so good, not all tight and weird! 

This was a bad/good thing I guess lol ;) 
If you aren't "Liking" her page on Facebook you are missing out on some super nice and affordable cuteness
Go Check it out Now! 

Bad Thing #4 
Went to Kroger to pick up a couple of things and somehow these ended up in my buggy...


Already had 3 packs tonight. 
A bad thing, a very very bad thing!!
Someone needs to hide them asap. 

I did do one good thing today!
I put on some tennis shoes and took Frankie on a walk tonight...



We wanted to enjoy this amazing weather we are experiencing here in good ol' Kentucky! 70 degrees!! Woohoo!
Totally felt like an awesome Spring day. 
I drove with the windows down and everything! 

But don't get used to it friends ... 


Only in Kentucky is it 70 one day and 31 three days later :( 

Alright, I am off to watch Pretty Little Liars that I recorded! 

XO,

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Dining Room Updates

I have been making a few updates to my dining, living and family room. First up the dining room, on a whim I decided to paint the back of the china cabinet a bright deep pink. Here is an older before shot....



And now after.....




The paint is Behr Tropical Smoothie from Home Depot and one sample size was the perfect amount. I splurged on the knobs from Anthropologie. Did you know that World Market also has some cool knobs? I just couldn't find any that were right for my space. Also, do you spy the owl bookends that I talked about here and here.

Here are a few more pictures of the entire dining room space.




I finally found a place for the candlestick sconces from Thrifty Sisters.

Monday, 28 January 2013

Sledding in 48 degrees!

This weekend a friend of our's invited us out to a property where they have some snow machines that

MAKE SNOW!

What better thing could you think of to do?

Go sledding ... on real snow ... when it was 48 degrees outside ... and then get in your car and drive away, not on slippery roads with snow everywhere ha!
It was a blast!

Photo Dump ...


They got these snow bibs year before last, for Christmas, and it didn't snow a single flake all winter! 
So they finally got to break them in! 


She stole my new Free People leopard toboggan, but she looked cute in it so I gave in because I love her:)



So excited! 



Isn't it funny to see snow and then a bunch of green grass in the same area? lol it was weird! 






Lastly, my personal favorite, that is Chris thinking he can snow board down a big hill, maybe he has been watching a little too much of the X Games ;) 

We had so much fun! Can't wait to go back again! 

Today I am off to work for a bit then run some errands and get ready for the Bachelor party tonight which is being held at my house with guests including this pretty lady and this pretty lady!  :) 
I am going to make snacks and dinner while we enjoy Sean and his crazy ladies on the television ... and make our guesses at who will stick around another week! 


I wasn't a huge Sean fan in the beginning ... when it was between him and Arie, I was Arie all the way!
But I will say he is growing on me. I love his personality and how kind and giving he is.

And I think he is so sweet with Sarah ...
 I like her a lot.
She is super sweet and just a normal girl I feel like!

I wanted to like Tierra ... I really really did.
When she did her interview on the first episode I thought she was so cute and fun!
I will say, after the last episode, she is a little out there... and that is being nice ha.


And I hate to say this, but I am glad to see Kacie B go home ...
I liked her previously, but this year I kinda felt like she was trying too hard and maybe she was just back on there to be on TV ... I didn't like that she had one up on all the other ladies, but hey, that's reality TV for ya!


Have a great Monday!
PS. Who is your pick for Bachelor thus far? :) 

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Sunday, 27 January 2013

Sunday Social Link Up

Well hello there Sunday night ... my favorite TV show night...
 I look forward to you alllll week! Ha! ;)

Tonight I am linking up with Ashley and Neely for a little Sunday Social!

Sunday Social
1. What is your ideal way to relax?
Definitely all snuggled up in a blanket in bed with Frankie... 

(and sometimes Chris if he is good, ha I kid, I kid) 
while watching a plethora of trash knowledge & information on TV including: Teen Mom 2, Real Housewives of anything, Pretty Little Liars, Bachelor, you name it ha. 
2. Where is your favorite place to be?
Hmm... this is a difficult one. I guess it depends on my mood. Sometimes I like to be at home with Chris hanging out and relaxing, sometimes I like to be working because I could never stay home all the time, I would go loco! Or if I had to pick an actual place, I would say the beach for sure, nothing better than some sun and sand in my opinion! 
3. Who do you consider your biggest role model? 
This is too much for me to think of right now, lol 
I don't know the answer to this. Ella just asked me the same thing for some school project last week and I told her that was my least favorite question because everyone expects you to say some fabulous person that is famous, or someone who totally changed your life! I need more time to think on this one. 
4. What does your life look like in 3 years?
I think in 3 years I will be happily married :) Hopefully living as great a life that I am now, running a successful business, and whatever else is in God's plan for me ;) Just thankful to have the blessings I have now.
5. If you could go back and change one decision, what would it be?
I think this is a hard one too, but I would have to say the decision to end a really special friendship I had with someone a few years ago, over a reason that I am still not even sure of, is probably the one thing I would change. It is so hard when you're so close to someone, to lose that when you're not even really sure why. Responding or reaching out to that person after years is a scary thing to do... but lately I have been feeling led to do that, so I will keep you posted on this one! 
6. What is your biggest accomplishment in life so far?
Ok now if you would have asked me this about 9pm last night I would have answered:
"Learning how to fishtail braid by practicing on Ava a few 100 times" haha
I have been wanting to learn for a long time now and just never had the time, so last night we watched youtube videos and played and finally I got it! :) 
However, the real answer to this question ... my biggest accomplishment so far is just how much I have grown my business and the fact that I sold over $10million in real estate in 2012 on my own!!! I am proud to have started my own team...
 ... proud to be working with some amazing people, and proud to know that I have done this on my own... not handed down a business from my parents, not by riding someone else's coat tails, but by truly learning the business and how to help people, and learning what NOT to do from previous people I was around in this business, and what TO do by some other very successful people. 
This is my biggest accomplishment without a doubt, and I am very blessed to have my business. 
Happy Sunday Friends! 
Go Link Up! 
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