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Sneak Peak, and Other Things

Even though I'm starting to feel bummed that my staycation is winding down, I hope to make the most of the time I have left.

A few days ago, I mentioned some of the things that I hoped to accomplish during my little vay-cay, and so far I've done relatively well with the list.  I've spent some time cleaning, posted a new Inspiration Board for my master bedroom, made my first Craigslist sale transaction, and I'll be posting a Tour-My-House video sometime this weekend (possibly two of them).  Oh yeah, and I put together another color scheme that I will be posting soon.

On the other hand, I'm not sure if I will make it to some of the items I was shooting for.  I mentioned that I was helping with the decorations for my friend's bridal shower, and the past few days that's been keeping me pretty busy.  Looks like the Roman shades, and the curtain fix will have to wait for another day.

But...since I've been so busy with the decorations, I wanted to give you guys a sneak peak.  I won't be able to post all of the details until after next weekend, but this should give you an idea of where this shin-dig is headed!

But first, some housekeeping...

Alright, now that that's taken care of, let's start with a glimps into what my dining room looks like right now:

What a mess, right?  I think I am drowning in a sea of paper, but it will be worth it in the end.  

Here are some close-ups:

Painted clothes-pins...

Painted newspaper...(yep, that's right)...

DIY'd stationary, cut into strips...

The soon-to-be, cutest pencils on the planet...

...and, some paper hearts.

So, I know that this sneak peak doesn't really give you much to go off of other than the colors that I'm using.  I'm sorry about that, but I don't really trust that the bride really stopped reading this post, and I don't want to ruin that priceless moment when someone sees something you've put together for the very first time.  But, on the bright side, at least you know the colors!

Since I can't really post any more details about what I'm working on, I figured I'd share a few things that I found while eating dinner with my sister and her husband last week.

We went to dinner at a place called Cracker Barrel, and for those who haven't been there before, Cracker Barrel has this genius concept of placing a boutique at the entrance of the restaurant.  This means that while you're waiting to be seated, you're also staring down things like these book-ends (which I thought were really cute)...

...or these art pieces (which I thought would be easy to duplicate)...

Of course, there's a lot more in the store, but sometimes I just have to put on my blinders so that I am not tempted to spend money that's not in the bank.

Well, that's it for now.  Let me know your thoughts!

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