Monday, November 11, 2013

Jaxon's baby announcement

As far as cards for announcements go, let's keep it cheap.  I can't believe cards are sooooo expensive!  After fishing through some websites for ideas I decided to make my own card with PicMonkey.  If you haven't heard of PicMonkey it's known as the "poor man's photoshop."  It's for cheapies like me who don't want to spend tons of money on photoshop.  TRY IT.  You'll love it.

Walmart has 5x7 stationary cards for about $ .70 each.  Which is great deal in comparison to Shutterfly, TinyPrints etc.  Up to 1/2 the cost.  I can't wait for my announcements to arrive!  So excited to show off my little man:)

Friday, November 8, 2013

Python Contact Paper Make-overs!

When I was pregnant everyone told me "You don't even know how much this baby will change your life!"  You know when you hear something over and over again but don't understand it until it happens to you?  Um I fully understand!

Having a baby is amazing.  Yes my life has completely changed.  There is nothing quite like being a mom and I love it.  I'm in the changing diapers, feeding, and sleeping cycle.....over and over again.  Maybe doing the dishes here and there haha.

I'm a huge HGTV fan.  House Hunters, Property Brothers love love love.  In the wee hours of the morning (trying to get Jax back to sleep) I discovered The High-Low Project.  Um how have I never seen this before?!  I LOVE it.  It is now a recorded series on my DVR and I've seen more episodes than I can count.

Why I like it so much?  It shows you how to find high end looks on a low budget and if you can't find what your looking for, DIY.

Last night I watched an episode with a great idea that I hadn't thought about.

Sabrina Soto found a luxurious high-end python dresser that looked a lot like this:
I found this dresser at

It was around $10,000 and the budget she received for her client's entire room was $5,500.  So obviously this called for a DIY.  Her associate(I forget his name but he is reeeeeally good) ordered an unfinished dresser online, and PYTHON CONTACT PAPER. Yes contact paper!  Who knew?
Something so easy I never thought of.  It ended costing around $300.  Honestly if you took an old dresser and sanded it down the cost would be even less.

I've searched and searched on the internet and python contact paper is hard to find.  had some animal print contact paper around $90 for a 32 foot roll.  That may be a little expensive for some, so I found some bloggers that can help you in your search...