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Saint Joseph, MO, United States
I'm a stay at home Mom of two children and I have the unique privilege of being able to homeschool both of them. I am a stepmother to two older daughters one who is going to college. I enjoy shopping, baking, cooking, cleaning, organizing, running, clowning, making soap, playing piano and lately painting with ASCP paint! I am learning to enjoy the little things in life and make the most of it...clinging to my Savior through the tears that life brings and enjoying his GRACE He gives us every day! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Chocolate Butterscotch Soap

Lately I'm getting a bit more BRAVE in my soap endeavors! I'm finally feeling a bit more secure about trying things on my own.  I love the chocolate EO and had gotten some Butterscotch EO free from Brambleberry and wanted to see if the two would go?!

I took my tried and true soap recipe and then just added three colors.  I used Tangerine WOW, Cappucino Mica, and Titanium Dioxide...

Soo far these are the two types of soap design I got!  I have no idea if the colors will change in four weeks or not.  I left fragrance out of the yellow but the orange I put the butterscotch EO in so we will see if it discolors....meanwhile this is what they looked like before going on the drying rack!

Did a bit of swirling


Then I put the rest of the soap in a vertical mold had a bit of some "technical" difficulties...but it turned out pretty cool I think!

Now we wait and see if the EO discolors or not...I really hope not because I LOVE how these soaps are all so very different! and the smell....oh SISTER! The smell is chocolate heaven...without any extra calories!

Can't wait to cut up this bad boy today!!!!

Colors are pink, white and black and I did some experimenting with embedding??? We shall see! Have a GREAT smelling day!!!!


Thursday, July 26, 2012

Reveal of Bedroom #2

It's finally ALL done!  I am soo happy! Now I can concentrate on Bedroom #3...WHEW! The bed, the dresser and mirror were all painted with ASCP in Paris Grey and Clear Wax and Antique White with Dark Wax.  The nightstand was an old rusty table that was spraypainted.  The bookshelves were in another room so I "shopped" the house.  The only furniture that stayed in the room was her table and chairs, and the dollhouse bookshelf....this was a MAJOR transformation.  I apologize for the lighting.  This room faces the North and when the sun comes up the room looks completely pink no matter the curtains that I buy.  My E loves it but it makes it hard to photograph...I thought night would be better but alas....I think not:(


The dresser with the mirror painted with ASCP in Paris Grey and Antique White with Clear and Dark Wax

Love how the mirror turned out

Nightstand redone

Ellie's artwork that we change out with Target frames

A place for hairbows

ARtwork that can be changed


Just love those legs

Gorgeous headboard!

Hanging flowers

Distressed Mirror

Another view of the dresser

White curtains
The room is completely changed, I pared down toys stuck extra that she doesn't play with much under bed...she has NO closet so storage is NON existent! So, we work with what we have!

Have a GREAT day!
The transformation of bed following this link http://jme71-loudsilence.blogspot.com/2012/07/redo-of-gmas-bed.html

The transformation of  dresser can be found following this link:  http://jme71-loudsilence.blogspot.com/2012/07/dresser-remade.html 



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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Repainting of sewing machine

I have had this piece for three years....and it has always BUGGED me! Finally I was brave enough to PAINT it!

So here is the before:

I'm sure to some of you you like this look and I can't say I blame you...after all...its natural and probably how it started out....but....I don't like it :(

So I used my good ol Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Antique White...

As crazy as it may sound...I really didn't like it at this point...really didn't like it...but I kept going....

ahhhh....starting to like it after some distressing


and still more distressing.  I like the way the chalk paint distresses...I love it...the missing details are now able to be seen more clearly!

all done and all pretty! However, I have more pictures taken with my GOOD camera....I do love Instagram though!

all ready at the top of our second floor landing



I left the handles untouched I love how they say Singer

I love how the details pop now!






Closer view of the distressing



I really like how great of storage it is for games etc!
Have a GREAT day!

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