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Hello lovelies.  I interrupt this shoe challenge to bring you some exciting news!

We finally got around to installing my birthday present from my husband.  Thanks to my wonderful father in law for his help!  I love it more than I imagined I could.

I mean, just look at her.

Isn’t she lovely?

Look at her details

And how she shimmers at night

We are very happy together.  Very happy indeed.  I love her.

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Hello my pretties.  I hope you have all been well.  April has proven to be a bit challenging at times, but I refuse to remain anything but positive.  Despite all of the rough times, there have been great moments.  I turned thirty on the 18th and was so spoiled for my birthday.  For example, I have this lovely just waiting to be hung in my dining room.  A beautiful gift from my husband.

My husband also thew me an amazing surprise party at one of our old favorite bars.  There was live music and the best friends and family a girl could ask for.  I was thoroughly surprised, spoiled and recognized just how blessed I truly am.

On the morning of my birthday, my lovely in laws got up early to place signs all across my front lawn to let the neighborhood know I am now thirty.  It was a great surprise to wake up to, as it had me in fits of giggles.  They also got me something I have been lusting after.  Yes, Big Joe (doesn’t everyone name their camera) will now live in this beauty and I shall look like a tourist no more!

My parents gave me just what I asked for, but you will have to wait some time to see the results of their perfect gift.  Just know that it is perfect.

My friends know me so well and were incredibly generous.  Not only did I get a pickle card filled with lottery tickets, and an amazing owl statue, fleur des lis cookie cutters (how did you know I have always wanted some?) but I also got something dear to my heart…..the gift of shoe shopping.  That’s right, a DSW gift card.  I headed there this weekend and came home with these puppies.

Am I a lucky girl or what?  Thanks so much ladies!!  The best part is that I even have enough left to get a strapy pair of heels.  Now, as you will learn soon, this is totally counterintuitive to my upcoming shoe challenge, but there is a method to my madness.

As you can tell my April was much crazier than I thought it would be.  I wasn’t around as much as I had hoped but here is to May!  Stay tuned, details on the shoe challenge are  coming soon!

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Hi Pretties.  Looking for something easy and lovey for Valentine’s Day?  How about thisValentine’s Day Print.  You can go here and The Fickle Pickle has been lovely enough to provide a print that you can frame.  Pretty!

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Hello my pretties.  Sorry if posting is currently sporadic.  We are dealing with one sick baby and it looks like Momma and Papa might be coming down with it as well.  Not to mention we are less than two weeks away from baby girl’s first birthday.  And the day after her birthday is her big party.  Lots of preparation underway.

Among all of this craziness though, I have continued my quest of finding pretty.  Next on my list.

I am going to turn this

into this

Thanks to the The Idea Room for the great inspiration!  Stay tuned to see how I do!

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You are all about to love me.  So now that I am faking crafty, I am on the hunt for some furniture pieces on the cheap.  A dresser, and some dining room chairs that I could repaint and cover in some fun fabric are at the top of my list.

Then I learned something that changed my life.  When you are hunting on craigslist mainly by pictures, there is a great way to do it.  It sounds complicated and I can’t understand how it works, but it only takes a minute to do and then you can view all pictures on one page and click for more info if you want.

How you ask? Craigseasy.com!

Two simple steps.

1-Get the easy button. Drag and drop the “easy” button into your bookmarks bar.

2-Use it!  SEARCH Craigslist® or your favorite classifieds website, THEN hit the bookmarklet.

Check it out with a video tutorial (if you need it) at Craigseasy.com

There you have it.  Craigslist made easy!

Now those of you in my area, don’t go snatching up the great furniture now that you know this gem of a tip!

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Hello my pretties!  I made a new blog header.  What do you think?  I think I am still loving the Quatrefoil!  I am glad to see so many of you tuned in for my tutorial on my basement bench cushions.

Maybe I will post a tutorial on some of my other projects.  Maybe the custom art for Lily’s room, the hair clips I made, or I can post one when I make my pillows to match the cushions.  I am considering posting a picture of my crazy out of control pantry to force myself to take the first step and admit that it is out of control.  I am kind of on a roll.

Stay tuned to see what will be next!

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Hello my pretties!  I hope you have been well.  I am so excited to share with you the updates in my basement.  In the corner of my basement there are built in benches that have been screaming for attention.  I set to work with a plan and enlisted my husband and dogs to help out.  And now I shall reveal the results and give a brief tutorial.

First the boring, cluttered before.  Notice the back shelf filled with all kinds of junk?

Want to see the amazing transformation with a quick how to?  Click for more.

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