More Crazy for SPRAY Paint

Hi! This is Shannon. I have been MIA from this blog for quite a while and my beautiful sister, Tori has been the sole contributor for months now. I love her. Anywho....I have a love/hate relationship with crafts. When I love them, I LOVE them. When I hate them, thinking about crafting makes me feel sick in my tummy.
With that said, when fall and winter holidays are on the horizon, I start to get the crafting itch. Thus, the sudden desire to actually post on the blog! YAY!
Alright, enough blabbing. Let's get to the purpose of the post.
Shortly after Tori published THIS post on Shenanigans, I called her to tell her that I had done the EXACT same thing in my house. I got so tired of looking at my decor and I felt the desire to freshen up the colors in my kitchen. I wanted to throw all of my decor in the garbage and start from scratch. (Sometimes I do that.) However, I resisted the urge and thought about how I could make myself like my stuff again. SPRAY PAINT came to mind. I spent the next few hours gathering all the stuff I was tempted to trash and painted it.
Here's what I came up with.The star needed a re-do. I love the color.

I sprayed these things Ivory to go in a flower arrangement.

I sprayed the little hook to hold my cute apron that Tori made for me.
Did you know you can spray paint wicker baskets?

Remember THIS plate? Well, I was tired of it so I soaked it in warm water to take off the mod podge and added this cute little vinyl bird instead. I also sprayed the stars ivory and the little LIVE thing.

It's amazing what a little paint here and there can do to brighten up a room.


A New Favorite!

You may have already heard of this website, but it has nearly changed my life! It's called Tip Junkie. Laurie is THE tip junkie! I can liken it to a gigantic linky party, that's archived, organized, and focused on economical/DIY. In addition to the ideas that came to me on this site, I got exposed to many new blogs, including one that sang to my heart, named I Heart Organizing. Are you kidding me??? How did I not know this one existed?! Another new treasure is Living Locurto, where she shares amazing printables, recipes, party planning, and home decor ideas.

Just after spending time in the "free printables" section of Tip Junkie, I have seen tons of resources for a variety of themed birthday parties, home organization, childrens' activities, home decor, gift ideas, and many more things! Here are just a few of my many, many faves:

Cute recipe cards for homemade play dough. Great for a hosting a playgroup activity!

This ridiculously cute birthday party printable pack

And for those of you who are already thinking of Halloween (ummm, I totally am!), Tip Junkie put 20 great Halloween resources all together in one list here. It's a fantastic collection! You MUST check it out!

One final website I'm featuring today is Sprik Space. She is so kind to share a ga-jillion beautiful, free printables for home decor and holidays.

I downloaded this one because I recently started singing this song to my little lady. The first time I sang it, she got super still and quiet as we were cuddling on the couch, and she said, "That's a pretty song, mommy."