Tuesday, February 26, 2013

There is no cure for Paris...











 

je m'ennuie de toi...

Linking up to: My Romantic Home, French Country Cottage, Savvy Southern Style 

Monday, February 18, 2013

Hello Monday

 Hello to celebrating Valentines all weekend long!
Hello Vin Rouge for dinner. 





Hello random snow storm that we didn't even know about.
Hello to making it a cozy day by the fire 
and taking fun walks in the flakes. 
Hello spring mixed with a taste of winter.



Hello grace.
Hello happy. Hello love.


Hello Monday and no work!
Hello shopping, a lunch out and whatever the day may hold!
xoxo

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Antiqued Statue

 
In Annie Sloan's book, Creating The French Look, she explains how to antique a statue.
If you are interested in trying this technique, these are the steps in a nut shell.

1. Paint the statue using the edge of the brush, being careful not to push
 too much paint into the crevices. Start with a small amount of paint and layer on more as desired.

2. When the paint is still damp, rub potting soil into the crevices and any other areas 
that you would like to darken.

3. When the statue is dry, brush off any excess dirt with a dry paint brush. 

**Looking back on this process, I would have brushed off more potting soil
before the pieces was completely dry. 

Before:

After: 

This technique creates an aged patina that is hard to find. Just imagine how you could 
transform cheap dollar store statues. 

Happy Valentines Day!! 
xoxo

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Valentine Blogging Party: Gift Exchange



 

Happy almost Valentine's day!! 
My Valentines started earlier this week when I received a box
of goodies in the mail. 
I participated in a gift exchange, hosted by the lovely ladies above.   
L from All Glorious Within was my Valentine and I couldn't be happier. 



Look at all the fun things she sent me! 
Even though L and I have never met, 
we were able to read each others blog and pick out meaningful gifts. 


L lives her life with a tremendous amount of Grace. 
That, I adore. 
Her heart is full of His love, she dreams big and loves to share her journey.

L, you were a perfect Valentine for me. 

Monday, February 11, 2013

Paris Flea Market: Part 2



Today I am sharing with you my second set of Paris Flea Market pictures. 
If you missed Part 1, you can find it here here.

These pictures are mostly from the outdoor booths, which were my favorite!

















Sunday, February 10, 2013

Hello Monday

 Hello fabulous weekend.
Hello mint green tights.
Hello cowgirl boots. 


Hello Evos for lunch.
Hello vegan burger, air fries, fire walker ketchup and an organic chocolate shake.
Hello to running it all off on Sunday.

Hello Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint.
Hello Linen and Shutter Gray.

Hello to visiting the flea market.
Hello to a Shabby Sweet Tea booth this spring!!
Hello to Julie from The Doodling Bug for reaching out to me.
Cutest little booth ever!

Hello to lazy mornings by the fire. 
Bonjour cafe et macarons. 

Goodbye weekend.
Hello Monday!
xoxo

Linking up to: Lisa Leonard