Month: June 2016

Coastal Inspirations with Saltwash

  This is a sponsored post, but my thoughts and opinions are always my own! I’m back with another round of The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest.  For the month of June, the theme was “Coastal Inspirations” and the contest was sponsored by Saltwash. I’ve been following Saltwash on Instagram for quite a while now, and I was so excited to get to try their product!  Saltwash is an additive that you can add to any type of paint to create a worn, beachy look.  Saltwash gives a layered and textured effect that can be achieved with a very simple process.

Organization for Boys: Cars Container

Some days it feels like toys have overtaken our entire house, and I’m always looking for simple ways to store and organize toys.  Since I’m sure I’m not alone in this situation, I thought I’d share an easy and cute new storage container I created! Recently I used up the last remnants of several Bath and Body Works candles (anyone remember Caribbean Escape?!  BEST scent ever, and sadly they don’t make it any more.)  I was determined to use those cute glass jars for something else. After a couple of Pinterest searches, I found a method of cleaning out the little bit of wax still remaining in the jars.  In case you need to do the same thing, here’s what I did.  I didn’t take any pictures of this process, but it was very simple.  I poured boiling water into the candle and let it completely cool.  Once it cools completely, the remaining wax will float up to the top and harden.  I was able to just pop it out.  Then, I pulled the metal …

Why I’m Loving BeachBody OnDemand (A non-coach review!)

When it comes to diet and exercise, it seems I’ve tried it all in my quest to build and maintain the healthiest version of myself.  I’ve had successes, failures, fallen off the wagon at times, gained pounds back, had months of laziness, worked really hard, and everything in between.  I’ve had gym memberships, tried running programs (and completed two Flying Pig half marathons in the process!), counted steps with my Fitbit.  But I’ve always found myself coming back to one thing… After the birth of my first child, my husband couldn’t wait to get me to try the crazy new program that he and his firehouse buddies were using.  It was called P90X, and despite an uncomfortable experience at first (something called Ab Ripper X is not a great idea 6 weeks after a c-section), I was hooked. Fast forward a couple of years, and I was in need of a new routine.  A friend raved about the new workout by Shaun T, called T25 and I decided to go for it.  Just like I …

Finding Purpose Blog

Boy, does it feel good to be writing this post.  I’m not sure if you have noticed or not, but it’s been quiet around here for a couple of months.  We’ve had our hands full around here with wrapping up the school year, a family health scare, and just needing to take a minute to regroup and breathe. I’ve also taken this little break to put some thought into what exactly I want this little space of the web to be.  I have to be REALLY HONEST- it’s hard, if not impossible, to share new repurposed furniture projects weekly.  I often found myself feeling guilty for not posting constantly, but also know that it’s not a reality for me to be able to paint furniture on a weekly basis while still living my life. Going forward, this little blog will be called Finding Purpose Blog.  I’ve been working behind the scenes on the technical stuff, and it seems everything is ready for me to move forward.  You’ll still find occasional DIY/repurposing projects, but also lots …