Month: October 2016

How I Made Wood Bead Garland

I’ve been working on little touches to add to Miss Addison’s room recently.  We painted her IKEA malm dresser to start, and now have moved on to several other projects.  I saw an inspiration picture on Pinterest, and knew I could recreate the wooden bead look to make some really pretty garland for her room. I started with round wood balls in two sizes- 1 inch and 3/4 inch.  It was much cheaper to buy the solid wood balls as opposed to actual wood beads.  I picked these up at Hobby Lobby with a 40% off coupon. I set the wood balls up in the vice and used my drill to create the holes.  Actually, I’m totally lying here.  It’s been a tad bit crazy, so Brandon did this step for me.  He used a drill bit that matched the size of the string I wanted to use to string the beads.  In just a couple of minutes, I had homemade wood beads! Next, it was time to paint!  I’ve been so excited to try the …

Cincinnati’s Bargains and Buyouts

This is a sponsored post, but my opinions are always my own! I’ve been wanting to visit Bargains and Buyouts in Cincinnati ever since I first read about it on my friend Sarah’s blog.  She raved about the deals she was able to score, and her pictures showed a great variety of styles and furniture items for sale.  I finally got my chance this past weekend, when I was invited for a blogger event at their Western Hills store. What really struck me the most was the heart of the owners behind this company.  In our conversation with them, it was evident that they love serving their customers.  They want to make shoppers happy, and really go out of their way to make that happen.  For those that have spent any time at all reading this blog, you know that I truly value that others first mindset!  I love when I find organizations that are truly trying to do good, and Bargains and Buyouts is surely that.  I can’t wait to share the details of …