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What’s Your Passion?

Everyone has one, or two, or three, or more things in their life that they just adore doing. It goes beyond just a past time, it is that passion that defines you. That love that captures your heart regardless of how old you get.

I have so many but the one passion that has stood the test of time for me is photography. I love taking pictures of people when they least expect it.  The candid photos that capture the very essence of that moment.  And of course, my favorite shots are those of my family.  Here are some of my favorites:

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I also like to get a little artsy now and then….;-)

For every “perfect” picture that I take, I have about 30 that don’t turn out the way I wanted them to. Yet, every time I run out the door, I make sure I have my camera in tow because you just never know if today may be the day you get that perfect picture. 

Now it’s your turn. What is your passion?

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Cha Cha Changes

We definitely have some changes in the works but I don’t want to let the cat out of the bag just yet. I will however give you a sneak peak.

Eddie Bauer Colors by Valspar 8 oz Cabin Red Interior Satin Paint Sample

Anyone want to take any guesses as to what kind of cha cha changes are in the mix? And it isn’t as simple as painting a wall….althought that is how it started out.

In the meantime, let’s pinterest shall we? I am back on the DIY kick and am looking for cute ways to make my home feel…well homier without spending a boat load of money. 

This is a great little chart to print off, frame and hang in the kitchen.

Think I'll print & frame this in the kitchen!  Printable Kitchen Conversion charts! or order a poster on high quality paper via @ChasingDelicious

Love , love, LOVE this. The colour, the look, everything about this!

old dresser turned entertainment stand - love it!

Wouldn’t this look so cute on a dining room table or in the kitchen plus….now I have a reason to drink more wine.

wine cork candles

I’ve been talking about painting my door for quite some time….yellow is pretty.

yellow front door

This is a cute idea for all those pictures that you want to display but don’t have any frames for.

This is what i'll be doing with my shutter things. But i'm just going to leave it the way it came :)

Well, that is the end of my musings for now. Stay tuned for more DIY fun and some Friday giggles.


DIY Vase Makeover

It is time for the unveiling of my submission in the Winter Edition Pintrest Challenge.

If you recall, I had so many cute ideas to choose from and it was too hard to choose just one, so I did a couple and I will post about each later on. For this challenge, I decided to submit my take on the DIY Vase Makeover.

Here was my Pinsiration:

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Source: http://pinterest.com/pin/62768988528742404/

I chose an empty Desorono bottle which I thought was quite pretty (and tasty) and a clear vase that I had tucked away.

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We had some purplish paint left over from our JBear’s room which will complement the green hallway upstairs. I know that sounds crazy but trust me, the purple against the green looks so pretty. 🙂

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I laid out some newspaper on the counter to accommodate my extreme clumsiness. This was a great idea since I managed to spill some paint just by opening the lid. 😉

Using a paper cup, I scooped up some paint and began pouring it into the empty bottle.

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I used a wet paper towel to wipe up the paint that spilled on the outside of the bottle and then began to swirl the paint around so that it covered every side.

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Once the inside of the bottle was fully coated I repeated the process on the vase.

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As to how much paint to use in each, it is really just a guess. I kept adding a little at a time if I thought it needed it. I was amazed at how different they looked just by adding some colour. Picture these babies filled with flowers….can you tell I am dreaming of spring. 😉

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I found a broken necklace that I had been hanging onto and added it to the vase for a little flair.

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What do you think? Is this something you would do? I must admit I am hooked.  These are so easy and quick to make and that my friends is my motto. 🙂

A big thank you to SherryKatie, Megan, and Michelle, who hosted this edition of the Pintrest Challenge. Don’t forget to pop on over to their site and check out what DIY goodness they came up with.

Happy DIY’ing and thanks for stopping by.


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