Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
Monday, January 9, 2012
This is a Valentine project I found on Pinterest. Pin is HERE and initially came from THIS SITE.
I just had to post this because I think it is an adorable Valentine gift idea for my husband. I got myself a deck of cards, I got some paper and glue and I'm actually working on my list of 52 things I love about my husband now. This is already a really sweet project for me because its fun realizing all over again all the things I love about him.
Consider doing this project for your spouse or boyfriend. It could make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside!
My inspiration was found HERE on Pinterest and it was so simple and easy to do! It didn't come out too well in the picture but my favorite part about my wall art is that two of these sheets are glittered so it just shimmers in the room. Glitter makes me happy!
Materials I used.
+ Two stryofoam pieces 36" X 12"
- I got these instead of the 6 12" X 12" pieces because cutting them myself was MUCH cheaper. $6 each for the two pieces that I got versus $18 for 6 individually cut pieces. Grant it the pieces I got were a little thinner but it worked out better for me because I was able to get thinner ribbon which was cheaper anyway! Besides that, I also used a 40% off coupon for each piece to save even more. Making the total $7.20
- These were on sale at Joann's 5 for $1. That meant I had to buy 10 because the individual prices applied if you didn't take advantage of the sale. Considering the 6th piece would have been $0.79 alone I opted to get 10 pieces and set 4 of them aside for another project.
+ Regular glue ($1 at the Dollar Tree)
The rest was cake!
All I did was cut the stryofoam to size, glue the paper to each styrofoam piece and then glue the ribbon around the edges.
Sunday, January 8, 2012
I've been so inspired lately to do some fun things around my apartment. Seeing all the organization ideas, home decor ideas and crafty solutions on Pinterest have been making me want to take my living space from just an apartment to feeling more like home.
I found these two wood pieces at the recycle center at my apartment complex. A guy had broken his futon because he had to get it out of his apartment but then couldn't put it back together to take to his new residence since he broke it too much to get it out. So, naturally I had an idea and jumped at the chance to take the wooden pieces and my framing project began.
First, I tried gluing ribbon to the back of frames to tie onto the boards and then hang behind my sofa. It was up and I loved it and then slowly but surely the glue failed on every frame.
After many more failed attempts I opted to tie the ribbons to the frames and then tie them to the boards and ultimately hang them behind my sofa. Now, all of my frames are in one spot and have cleared a couple of shelves and become a fun conversation piece for me and my husband to enjoy.
I can't wait to do another project!
BEFORE: The materials I used were a small plate and a large plate that I had. I received a new set of plates for Christmas so these ones needed to be repurposed! I also used Gorilla Glue ($4.99 at Michaels-used 40% off coupon), Black Shiny Spray Paint ($3 at Wal-Mart) and a Candlestick holder ($1 from the Dollar Tree). It took two coats of black spray paint to cover all those flowers!
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Toyota of Tampa Bay has found the error. Apparently when the car suffered the impact there was a leak created causing the car to lose transmission fluid & this wasn't visible during repairs. They are fixing the leak & refilling the fluid & Geico is going to reimburse us for the rental car we ended up having to get.
Toyota of Tampa Bay is awesome! Geico has been moved from my crap list to still in the dog house & I am still looking @ quotes for car insurance.
Here's hoping I will get my car back today & this nightmare will FINALLY be over!
Monday, January 2, 2012
The cop on scene said he was sorry he had to give us a ticket and said we should fight it in traffic court because even he disagreed with having to give us one but that is not the current issue at hand...
It was Thanksgiving weekend when the car was towed to Toyota of Tampa Bay and we were informed that because of the fact that it was a holiday weekend our car would probably not even be looked at until the following Monday...okay...makes sense...we're in a rental car at this point so no problem.
Monday we are told that our car will not be totaled, it will instead be repaired by Toyota of Tampa Bay...many unanswered calls and angry messages later we receive our car back and the check engine light came back on. So...we brought it back...after arguing to get it fixed the issue was fixed and we were given our car back a few days after Christmas.
Well, over the past week we have been noticing some trouble so on Friday my husband called to tell them something was still wrong. We called Geico, we called Toyota and no one would help us. Our guy with Geico NEVER CALLED US BACK on Friday. That was the first problem. So...we called the repair shop and they said they could not help us until Geico authorized them to look at the car...so we called back Geico.and our agent NEVER CALLED US BACK!
Of course...here we are on Monday and our Geico guy's phone is saying he is now on vacation and Geico is telling us they can't do anything without his authorization. Awesome! NOT!
So, fine...the plan was to drive the car their tomorrow morning but I attempted to drive the car to the grocery store this afternoon and now it doesn't move AT ALL!
Needless to say here were are a few hours of phone calls and angry messages later and Geico is saying they can not help us at all today and to bend over and take it...the car won't move! This is our only damn car! We need a car to get to work and they won't help us at all...
Trying to get a rental car now and are probably going to be screwed by the $40 airport fee because since they didn't get back to us in time to tell us they would not help us we are stuck having to find the only damn place open after 6.
First thing tomorrow I'm looking for a new car insurance company!