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Month: August 2012

Vintage Baby Nursery-Idle hands just make you hungry anyway

 This past week while Troy was on a business trip, I decided to make myself busy by finishing our nursery to surprise him!

I had heard about a new product called “Calk Paint or chalk paint” that you can use on furniture and not have to suffer the hassle of sanding or priming the wood first. Knowing that the nursery was not going to be a easy task to finish in 5 days, Chalk paint seemed like a God-send! I searched all of Kelowna and not one place carried it, so I decided to make my own. The process was actually way easier then I thought and my furniture turned out great!

My learnings with using this product-

1)The first coat looks horrible! So don’t get worried the second coat will smooth everything out.

2)Once the paint has been sitting for awhile, little lumps will form “Plaster of Paris” add a tiny bit of water, mix and paint should thin out.

3)The Chalk paint will be thinker then any paint you have worked with and will have a bit of a sandy sound going unto the wood.

















Every Furniture piece has been thriifted or purchased second hand

Vintage Rocking Horse $5

Redone Coffee Table $10, Vintage Lamp $5

Vintage Love seat $60, Mirror redone with chalk paint $20

Armoire Redone with chalk paint $80

Sweater and Onsie Joefresh

Stuffed Animals-Olive and Elle

Vintage photos- Sparrows Nest

McCarthy testing the room out


Vintage Cradle redone with chalk paint- $15

Vintage Blankets $4 (I also noticed McCarthy added a reciving blanket to this photo)

Thrifted mirror redone with chalk paint $20

Hats photo-Olive and Elle

Lighting-Home Hardware on sale $50

Dear Baby Doell, I’m so excited for you!!! 

I just can’t get enough of you!




Favourite things right now-

#1 Dreaming about dessert (So I make healthy ones)

#2 Maxi dresses paired with cute tops to add variety to my favorite accessory (The belly)


If your going to crave dessert every day (thanks a lot hormones), you better be prepared to come up with some creative ways to subside those cravings. Rather than run from them, I run to the blender and whip up some of my favourite dessert shakes.  What’s your favourite healthy treat?? 


Blueberry cheesecake

6oz Almond Milk, 2 scoops of vanilla protein, 20 frozen blueberries, tsp graham cracker crumbs, 2 oz fat free-free cream cheese and 5 ice cubes. 



8oz. Almond milk, 2 scoops vanilla protien, 2 tbsp suger free butterscotch pudding mix, 1 tbsp. reduced-fat peanut butter & 5 ice cubes. 


Chocolate Cheesecake 

6oz. Almond milk, 2 scoops chocolate protein, (or you can use vanilla protein powder and add 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder) 2 oz. fat-free cream cheese & 5 ice cubes.


Raspberry Mint Chocolate

8oz. Almond milk  2 scoops vanilla protein, 30 frozen raspberries, 1/2 tsp peppermint extract, 1 Tbsp, cocoa powder, 5 ice cubes.