Monday, July 28, 2014

Work It Girl...

You all know I love a good workout, and yes I am still plugging along in the gym and walking these days- at 8 months and counting! Here are some of my absolute favorite picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for Fall. Is it just me or is Fall in the air?! I know it has been smoking hot but I am SOOO ready for Fall and Fall colors. Zella and Nike have become my new loves as of late. They are both super affordable and Nike has really stepped up their game in designing cute workout gear and Zella is really giving Lulu a run for their money in my eyes and at a fraction of the cost.




Click HERE to head on over to Nordstrom and get your Fall gear before it goes up to full price!!!
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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Black & White.

Tank: Old Navy | Jeans: Old Navy | Shoes: Prabal Gurung, option | Clutch: Tory Burch | Sunnies: Prada | Jewels: Michele, T&Co, Eleven O Eight Boutique c/o, David Yurman, Earrings Eleven O Eight Boutique c/o

I have to say that you can never go wrong with black and white. So simple, classic and chic. I completely spaced on owning these heels and when I went to look for shoes, my eyes immediately lit up upon finding these in the closet. I do like the option I included above as well because they remind me of a black version of these which are another amazing heel to wear. 

As for the pregnancy, I am now 32 weeks in. We have the nursery done, clothes and blankets all washed, folded and hung. I am also putting together a "What to Pack for the Hospital" list for you in case anybody needs one. I'm a total list maker from groceries to color ordering to camping. Having a list ensures I get most of the important things out of the house with me and well you know follows suit to my type-A-ness. 

Have a great day!!!
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Rustoleum Cabinet Transformations

Bathroom Vanity Makeover
I am in total loooove with our bathrooms now! A few weeks ago, I began pinning some bathroom DIY's after we decided to stay in our house. I knew from the first minute we originally moved in 2 years ago that the nasty cream colored (painted) vanities hads to go! It was just a matter of time to figure out which route I was going to take to Dr them up. Of course, pinterest is amazing as we all know and has a plethora of ideas. So, being 8 months prego and in full nest mode, I decided that the Rustoleum Cabinet Transformation Kit was my best bet. Plus, I had seen a friend on Facebook a few weeks back use it in her kitchen and loved how it was turning out. 
See how yellow and creamy this sets off the entire color palette in the room?! Yuck! You're going to laugh, our ENTIRE house was originally this creamy color when we first moved in... Ew!!
This bathroom is on its 3rd wall color too. Not sure if you can tell from the pics but it is a really loooong bathroom. I had it a gray last time and went away for the weekend and hubs painted it white. Insert furious face. However, there is a subtle gray undertone to the white that has grown on me now and I actually like it. Also, after having everything colored for a while, it is sort of clean and refreshing to have white walls again. 

Now for the nitty gritty! My experience with the Rustoleum Cabinet Transformation kit was stellar. A few things to take into consideration though. You need patience. The first bathroom I removed all the hardware and doors and set up a paint station in the garage. The second bathroom I left everything together. Shhh. The reason is because the nimrod that painted these suckers a nice, disgusting, creamy white painted all the hardware too and it was practically stuck on and I could not get the screws out. Since we are not keeping these beauties forever, I figured who would know if I painted right over them anyways. Well, maybe my dad will?! 

You begin by wiping everything down with mild soap and water. Then you use this deglosser they give you and scrub. Everything has a certain amount of drying time in between (I just kept watching the video which was super easy to follow). Then came 2 coats of base color, ( I used Tudor which has a lovely purple undertone & richness to it). Now this is where I freaked out. After my first coat, I had a ton of brush strokes and a stroke myself thinking oh f*&K, hubs is going to shoot me I just ruined 2 bathrooms! But then after my second coat, they all disappeared, probably because I was going from light to dark. Then waiting. And more waiting. There is a glaze step that I completely skipped. I just wanted dark and no wood grain showing so I completely skipped the glaze (which is an optional step). Finally, finally you get to the final step of top coat. Now, this sucked. I had read reviews about some being bubbly, some fine and mine was a total bubble making mess and looked like it went on streaky. SO I went over it really heavy handed then immediately over it with a dry brush to help alleviate some of the bubbles and white build up. And that seemed to work for me. 

So there you have it! My honest truth. Yes, I would do this again and probably will. Oh, I bought the large kit and barely made a dent in it for 2 bathroom vanities! So, as soon as I pop this kid out, I now have another project in mind. It was a little tiresome being on the floor and wearing a mask all weekend at 8 months prego, so this satisfies the nester in me for now. Well maybe I need to frame my mirrors next with molding ;] ?? Lol...

What do you think? Would you tackle this? 
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