Saturday, August 30, 2014

Want to go to the Influence Conference?

Even though I was really hoping to head to the Influence Conference this year, we had a number of extra expenses come up, so it's unlikely that I'll be headed to the conference.

But! I have some money saved for the conference and am close to funding a ticket for another gal to go (but I still need to sell a number of prints to make that possible!) So, I decided to do a bit of a "raffle" to build up that fund and send another lady! All the funds from this raffle will go towards her ticket (and if there is extra, her extra expenses!)

Here's how you can enter to win a ticket to the Influence Conference:
1. Purchase a printable or hard copy print from the Nicole Joelle Print Shop. In the message to seller, write INFLUENCE CONFERENCE
2. One printable = one entry, one hard copy print = 2 entries
3. If you already have a ticket, but want to help fund another lady's ticket, you can grab a print too and just note that you are just helping fund ticket.

If you buy a print from between now and 5pm on Labor Day, you'll be entered in to win. I'll announce the winner on Monday!

So, if you've been eyeing a print and want to go to the conference, this is an easy opportunity to win a chance to go :)

ps. would you help me spread the word since this is all happening between now and Monday evening!!
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Let's Build a Table, And Paint, And Peel, and Have Fun too!

So, life was just hitting that "wow, we aren't crazy people running around and doing tons of stuff" and "hey, look, there aren't 34 boxes laying around" stage after moving twice and doing a lot of work in the new place in the last two months.

And then. Whoosh.

Well, let's build a table.

Let's go buy cabinets and put them in (kinda...still working on that!)

Let's peel the painted over wallpaper in our bathroom (this project is the still.going.on.)

Let's paint the hallway.

And then suddenly, our house looks like this (hold me...):

Now, we do dishes like this:

But, aside from way too many things going on with the house, we've been enjoying Friday nights downtown, playing with fingerprints in the bathtub, finally putting on the pretty white slipcover and enjoying sunny mornings, peeking at sleeping babies, trips to the park in the morning, and lots of momma + kid selfies ;)

How has life been for you lately?

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Throwback Thursday: House Edition

Since we are actually beginning our DIY kitchen redo (wish us luck!) this weekend, I thought I'd share a before and after of what the kitchen looks like now. We didn't put too much effort into it since we planned on making some big changes within a few months of moving in.

So, here's what it looked like upon moving in:

ack. This photo is so blurry.

And here's what it looks like now:

I absolutely love my few when I look out the window above the sink. It's my favorite part of the kitchen :) 

Honestly, it does not look a whole different. But, soon...soon, it will :)

What we've done:

  • paint back wall with chalkboard paint
  • clean cabinets
  • remove wallpaper above the cabinets
  • painted walls with "Rope" by Valspar
  • Added a few plants

We plan on removing the cabinets and adding a few to increase storage and counter-space, installing a regular oven instead of the stovetop and wall oven, removing the wall oven and building a pantry space where it is, and remove current tile and retile (that's a whole other story!), plus seemingly 1000 other little things :) I look forward to sharing the process!

See other tbthe posts here :)

Happy Thursday!
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