DIY Rusted and Distessed Painted Flower Buckets

Friday, April 24, 2015

Hayyy! I’ve got a tutorial for you guys today! :) This one is a DIY project – DIY Rusted and Distressed Painted Flower Buckets. I’ll also have a few extra tips further down in the post. These buckets are perfect as centerpiece vases filled with roses for a shabby chic wedding (also see my tutorial – DIY Distressed Mason Jars). And now that Spring has sprung, they’re also great for outdoor flowers.

In the first part of the tutorial I’ll show you how to get these buckets to rust in only a couple of hours. If you’ve ever tried to rust galvanized buckets like these, you’ll know it’s nearly impossible unless you know a few tricks for rusting galvanized steel / metal. Of course these buckets are made to not rust, so most people who buy them won’t want them to rust… be we do! Mwahahaa! That’s an evil laugh… because traditionally people don’t want things to rust; it’s bad… and we’re going to make these buckets rusty… nevermind. :/ Okay let’s take a look at those rusty buckets so you can see how impressive it is, and then a photo of what the end result will be once they are painted and distressed.

My Week In Review x2 -Four-

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Hey there! I hope you all had a great weekend! Wow things are really starting to look quite green outside! It’s crazy how fast it happens! The tree buds are just about to burst open – I give until sometime during this week and the trees will all be nice and green too! I didn’t have much to write about for last week’s My Week In Review so I decided to skip it to not bore you and do a double post this weekend; that’s why it’s My Week In Review x2.

Monthly Beauty Buys From March

Friday, April 17, 2015

Hey Everyone! I’ve got another installment of my Monthly Beauty Buys for you. This one is featuring the products I liked in March. I’ve got another nail polish color that I’m loving, an awesome hydrating face serum, and an eyeshadow palette that has 10 different colors.  So, let’s take a look!

DIY Hot Glue Decorated Mirrors - Shabby Chic Look

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Hey, Friends! I've got a fun tutorial for you guys in this post! Very inexpensive too! You’ll see once I show you the supply list further down! I'm going to tell/show you guys how to do these really simple or intricate designs on these framed mirrors using hot glue! Yes, hot glue!!! Once they’re finished they fit nicely into any shabby chic type of d├ęcor, which, you all may know by now, I am really into!

Dealing With Negative Comments Online

Friday, April 10, 2015

Pardon my moment of negativity here, but sometimes people can be real turds on a stick!!! Don’t worry, this’ll turn around before the end of this post!

Everyone is exposed to these kinds of people on a regular basis so I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. As a blogger and YouTube creator you’re exposed to it quite a bit, and, unfortunately, the more fans you gain, the more these kind of people stop by to dump on whatever you’re doing. But, if you love what you’re doing, you learn to cope and take the good with the bad. It’s not always easy – sometimes you just want to say “oh, yeh? Where’s your wonderful video or blog post that is soooo much better than mine?” or “I’ve come a long way since that video/post and have gotten a lot better” or “Just shush, meanie!” but you really can’t. And you can’t allow these comments to get you down or stifle your progress, you just have to concentrate on the positive people, the ones that make you smile on a regular basis and take the time to say nice things or just say “hi”! Those are the ones that count and those are the ones that make it all worth it! Sometimes it's hard, but I've got some advice to help make it easier, so keep reading! :)

My Week In Review -Three-

Monday, April 6, 2015

Hope you all had a fantastic long/Easter weekend and that the Easter Bunny found you! He/she was pretty nice to me, giving me just enough sweet treats while not over-doing it, otherwise I’ll still have leftovers when next Easter rolls around.

Makeup In A Rush - For Busy Beauties

Thursday, April 2, 2015

This one is for all you beauties in those moments when you need to get out the door in 15 minutes or less - 5 minutes to get dressed and 10 minutes (or less) on makeup! I will admit that this rarely happens for me and people who know how long I take will tell ya, too. It even frustrates me, but I just prefer to take the time to get ready - I feel much better and more confident and that just makes for a better experience and mood no matter what I'm doing. But, there are those occasions when I really have to run out, or someone is gonna pop by for a sec, and I'd at least like to be presentable and NOT look like I don't give a damn. So this is what I use really quickly in those occasions and most of these I consider my absolute essentials:

My Birthday - Age, Adventures, And CAKE!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Hi, all! So, I just wanted to tell you all about how my birthday went, in case you wanted to know. My birthday was on the 28th of March, this past weekend, and this year I turned a big 33. There’s no escaping that number because even if you try and switch the numbers around, you’re still left with 33. Oh well - we can’t go backward so we have to move forward. :)