Tuesday, July 31, 2012

July Photo-a-Day Part II


Day 16: Sign
NO Soliciting (Unless you're a kid) - Too bad this sign doesn't work!

Day 17: Your Addiction
Hair products (that almost never work in my hair)

Day 18: Plate
Okay so this obviously isn't a plate - but it's my breakfast "plate"

Day 19: Animal/Insect/Pet
My precious little Lexie all cuddled up

Day 20: Eyes
My eye - it's hard to take a self eye pic...FYI

Day 21: 9'oclock
Jamba Juice on our way to Ikea! Oh Yeah!

Day 22: Upside Down
Hunterbear eating his homemade popsicle...so he wasn't upside down but the pic is:)

Day 23: Mirror
LOTS of mirrors @ Hobby Lobby

Day 24: A Stranger
Okay so Miss Audrey is obviously not a stranger but I haven't seen her in SO long!

Day 25: Heart
Just some of my Heart necklaces...can you tell I'm obsessed with hearts??

Day 26: Sunshine
Beautiful sunset in Pville!

Day 27: On the Road
Austin skyline flying by...or I guess I'm flying by the skyline

Day 28: Cup
My bubba-keg...perfect for staying hydrated at work/pool/home...anywhere...love it!

Day 29: Last Thing You Bought
Dinner/drinks @ Max's Wine Dive...DELISH!

Day 30: Calm
My "calm" place to watch tv at night :)

Day 31: Toothbrush
I <3 my Sonicare toothbrush with the attached sanitizer...another obsession haha

Friday, July 20, 2012

Canvas Pinterest Project

Our guest bedroom is still incomplete and we've lived here almost 3 years (crazy!). Recently I got a new bedspread and I feel like the room is almost complete...yay! There are still some blank walls in this room (if you've seen the rest of our house you know how odd this is) and I've been itching to fill these spaces. This is our "travel room" where I have a lot of vacation pictures hanging up. Last weekend my friend Magan were hanging out and decided it was time for an impromptu Pinterest project so we headed over to hobby lobby and stocked up on supplies! Magan had pinned these fun quote canvases so we decided to give them a shot. I decided it would be perfect to do a travel quote and put in our travel room :)

First I cut the scrapbook paper and the mod-podged the paper onto the canvas. This was more difficult than I anticipated because there ended up being some bumps I couldn't get out. After the mod podge was dry I put my vinyl letters on...luckily you can move these if you don't get them in the right place!

 Next it was time to paint the canvas. I used acrylic paint - it was actually meant for patio furniture but I picked it because of the color. I ended up using almost the whole bottle and couldn't cover the chevron stripes completely but I think it's okay!

I let it dry overnight and then peeled off the letters and I must say it turned out better than I anticipated!!

Here's the finished product!

It goes perfectly with the bedspread!! I will post a complete room picture/tour once this room is done!

Magan - Can't wait for our next Pinterest project!

Monday, July 16, 2012

July Photo-a-Day Part I


Day 1: Self Portrait
Self portrait @ Painting with a Twist class!

Day 2: Busy
Busy packing for our trip!

Day 3: Best Part of Your Day
Shutting down my computer for 5 whole days for vacation :)

Day 4: Fun
What could be more fun than beach time in Mexico??

Day 5: On the floor
Our tile floor in our room...and the snake our pet-sitter found at home - EW

Day 6: Chair
Okay so this chair may or may not have kicked Ryan's butt...he had injuries to prove it

Day 7: Garden
Garden view from our balcony

Day 8: Lunch
No picture of lunch today since we were en route home :( But here is where we ate many of our breakfasts/lunches while in Mexico!

Day 9: Big
BIG pile of laundry - 2 weeks worth plus vacation clothes...eeek

Day 10: Your Favorite Color

Day 11: Letter
T is for Trojacek :)

Day 12: Texture

Day 13: Open
A rarity in this house...open blinds!

Day 14: Building
Work on a Saturday...boo!

Day 15: Finger
I forgot my middle finger ring today...oops

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

4th of July...in MEXICO!

What a better way to celebrate the 4th of July than taking a trip to Mexico?! We had 3 1/2 full days soaking up the sun at the beach, relaxing, eating, drinking, and just having a BLAST! There were 18 of us and never a dull moment. We stayed at the Iberostar Lindo in Playa Paraiso, halfway in between Cancun & Playa Del Carmen...my parents and I have stayed here twice before (in 2004 & 2006) and it did not disappoint! Justin brought up an interesting point...this is the first "relaxing" vacation we've really gone on (other than Caribbean cruises) so we decided another tropical relaxation vacation is in our near future!

Just a little glimpse of paradise
Early morning at the beach is my favorite
White sand & blue sky
Clear water!
Some undeveloped land next to the hotel
Beautiful water
Rocks & Waves
I <3 Mexico
On our walk!
Some pre-dinner fun at the bar
The Sim Family
Dad & I...I think this is pre-flaming shots!
BFFs...how cute
Justin & I before our Mexican dinner
The boys & their cigars
I get up from the table for 2 minutes and I come back to this...hahaha
Teeny Tiny baby Kudamundis...they were SO cute...loved all the wild animals
Justin & I before dinner on night 1
Last night...we walked out to the beach...it was super dark
Iberostar Grand....where we were supposed to honeymoon...we WILL be going here soon :)
iphone pics 
Ipod & beach....I couldn't ask for anything more
Grounds of the hotel
More beach
Part of the HUGE pool
Pool & Pool bar
Back of the wave pool
On the way to the lobby
One last beach picture....adios Mexico...until next time!