Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Valentines Decor

Hello Friends, it is a bright and beautifully sunny day here in Idaho! We are just in love with Valentines Day here at the Brumley house. Valentines Day is such a sweet holiday, literally(!) but also of how simple yet meaningful it can be. I added just a few touches of Valentines decor slowly over the last couple of weeks, I never really feel like I should decorate for Valentines Day until February 1st but then BAM I turn around and Valentines Day is here. This first picture is my absolute favorite little spot decorated up for the day of love. Simple red tie backs on the curtains, and red hearts hanging in the windows. Oh look! That awesome pillow.The mother of my high school sweetie made that pillow for me, I may not love him anymore but I still love the pillow! ;) 

My grandma's hutch has a couple of little romantic touches, my fabric heart wreath, and some dried roses. I made the wreath several years ago and it got misplaced in our loft of holiday decor so I was super pleased to find it. My husband, nephew, and oldest son all looked for the mystery box that held it but I finally had to get up in the loft and look myself. I am soooo not a fan of ladders or lofts but I wanted my wreath! The dried flowers are some of the roses my hubby has given me that I have dried! I am so spoiled by him. 

 A little banner of hearts made out of sparkly pipe cleaners., hanging on my pantry door. 

 Hanging on a cabinet is my dump treasure heart wreath, with and added little heart plaque. 

Some heart garland graces our plant shelf. 

A sparkly heart wreath hangs on the bathroom door. 

This is the little display on my reclaimed headboard shelf, this is my favorite spot to decorate. 

I never really cared for these angels in my Christmas decor but I moved them to Valentines Day and it made all the difference! 

My Dining Room area, another dollar store heart, some red berries on the chandelier and a Love saying on the chalkboard. 

But this my friends is real life and real love ~ my nephew Josh and my sweet Darky dog, taking a snooze amongs the Valentines Day decor. 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Dump Treasures

Oh how I love a good sale, it is a great feeling to score something really amazing at a great price! Whats better than that? Getting it for Fer-eee (free)!

Our town dump has a little area called the "Clear Mart" - it really is my favorite store! My husband always knows I am in the mood to score some great junk  treasures when I offer to go to the dump with him. Sometimes these items cost a dollar or two but today I found four great things for free! 

My husband is NOT a fan of my dumpster diving...even if it is in the "Clear Mart" and not actually in the dumpster. (He has NO vision.) The first find was an easy one,  I spotted it while sitting in the truck as he unloaded the garbage. 

A great mailbox! I have BIG plans for this mailbox to be a part of my mailbox wall that is one of my visions for my entry way. 

This is the only thing I got on the first round of dump wars...........

I also spotted this super cool chair that clearly is screaming to be my first reupholster project. 

Hubby said no......

I put on my best pouty face and told him as he was driving away that he knows he has no powers against my pouty he turned around. 

At first he told me that it was unsteady, then he laughed and told me that it was just because it was on the gravel. What a joker he is.....

Then I spotted this perfectly cute flower pot and wreath! Clearly gems just waiting to be cleaned up and adored. 

On the way out of the dump he said "My pickup just decreased in value by putting this crap in it!" What a fun day we had.

Here is a little before and after of the wreath. Don't let the picture on the left fool you, those fake flowers looked much worse in real life, oh and that is not the chair we got. He had already tucked it up in the loft of the shop before I got home from an errand! He really didn't want it laying around! :)

I pulled the fake flowers off and lightly sprayed it with white spray paint. Now it is hanging sweetly on my cabinet door!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Super Bowl Spirit(s)!

Last night I had a wonderful time with my someday daughter-in-love, Brea. We whipped up 135 layered jello shots - oh my goodness - that is a LOT of layered Jello Shots. Now before you judge, we have 3 super bowl parties to attend between the two of us.

We followed the awesome instructions from Seattle Soap Girl, click here to get the instructions to make your own. Start now and get them done way before kick off!

*** We HIGHLY recommend cooling the jello in the fridge for about a half hour before you pour it onto the previous layer. We got some that came out pretty muddled. They will still taste amazing!

And I just have to brag, I got really blessed when Brea became a part of our family, I just love her. And isn't she just adorable?