Friday, June 1, 2012

Donuts, Closet Re-Do and a Dress!


Happy National Doughnut (or Donut) Day y'all!  I had heard tidbits here and there all week long that it was coming up, but it didn't really hit me until I drove through Dunkin Donuts this morning for my coffee and was told "you get a free doughnut today!"  What a way to start out!  I chose a French Crueller (or however you spell it).  I LOVE them and as an added bonus, it was covered in chocolate.  (Of course, Lisa, I didn't eat it....okay, I did, but it was just ONE!)  :-)

In other news, today is the last day of my mom's visit.  We haven't seen her since just before Christmas so it was a great week.  Lallie got to spend several days, just the two of them, which is always fun for any grandparent.  We will miss her too (my Daddy wasn't able to come this time).  We are hoping to get to North Florida very soon to see them and their new house.  They have completed tons of renovations to it and I can't wait to see the finished product.  Maybe I'll be able to show you some before and after pictures.

Speaking of before and after....I've been thinking about starting a monthly series called $100 makeovers.  I have several areas of my house that I'd love to makeover and I'm pretty sure I can complete each area for less than $100.  It would start in July as June is a very busy month for us (i.e. family visits, Vacation Bible School, our annual trip to the Keys, yahoo!!!)  And my first area would be my closet.  It's a disaster!

Excuse my horrible attire!  Husband and I were being silly and this was actually the best picture!  You can see that my closet is horribly organized.  Here you can see my stack of Sweet Valley High books in the bottom right corner, the two boxes in the top corner that I don't even KNOW what's in them (they've been there since we moved three years ago), a slew of bags on the floor, lampshades galore...and that's only this side of the closet!

My current favorite part of the closet has to be this shoebox with Denta Toothpicks, random headbands, a book that's been packaged and ready to mail to Ashleigh for over a year now, a jewelry organizer among other things.  My jewelry box is a mess and I'm not even sure what's in the blue box. The best are the two pillows that need to be thrown out, stuffed into another box that has been sitting there since we moved (I think it has a ten year old Tivo system in it???)

Yeah, it's not good.  I'll be collecting ideas over the next few weeks and then blogging about the transformation come July!  I'm excited!  

Who wants to do this with me and then link up?


Last but not least, a dress.  Look how cute this dress is?  I love it and it's only $63!  Not a bad price for a dress!  Get it HERE.

Happy Friday Y'all!

23 comments:

  1. What book are you mailing me?

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    1. Perfect On Paper: The Misadventures of Waverly Bryson.

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  2. I love the idea of a makeover series! Such cute, cute stories about the rainbow dresses and paper clips. You've got one creative girl on your hands! I recently saw the cutest picture of a baby in her mama's wedding dress--I'm sure it was on Pinterest. I can totally see you in some mint or pink jeans. Go get some!! I know you've had a wonderful time with your mama in town. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. I am loving that dress! Good find! I'm looking forward to your organization tips - I could definitely use some help with cute storage ideas. Our apartment has VERY limited storage space and I have lots of things!

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    1. I'm already spying (from the road) small dressers at several thrift shops that were having sales ...of course, I will be re-doing it with some paint and pizazz! I'm excited!

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  4. I look forward to your closet makeover! What fun. For what it's worth, I highly recommend those huggable (I think that's what they are called) hangers.

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    1. Thanks for the tip! I know what you're talking about but couldn't think of the name, I wonder how expensive they are...hmmm...

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  5. Totally jealous of your closet size. :) Thanks for linking up to that dress; it's adorable!

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    1. It is an adorable dress...I cannot complain about my closet size, it's fabulous (but it also means I never get rid of ANYTHING!)

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  6. Oh my, Jennifer! I just checked in here for the first time in awhile... your new design is ADORABLE! Hmmm, my closet is a "semi-organized disaster zone" right now... any tips you get would be appreciated on this end as well. I love my closet but can't seem to get it where I want it! Cheers to organization.

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  7. Your closet is HUGE! I'm so jealous of it's size! I totally think you can organize for less than $100! I can't wait to see what you do!

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  8. Yeah...Happy Donut Day! Krispy Kreme is giving away a free donut today as well.

    I am so loving your blog design! Did you do it yourself? I need a facelift but get intimidated every time I contemplate doing it myself!

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    1. We don't have a Krispy Kreme anywhere around here :( I would LOVE a warm doughnut (if I could arise early enough). No, I didn't create the design, I wish I were that talented. A friend of Ashleigh's designed it for me. I had very few comments, she hit it dead on my personality.

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  9. I so wish I didn't know now about national donut day...I'm going to have to track one down! Hope you have a lovely weekend and love that last sea glass colored dress!

    xo Mary Jo

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  10. I'll do a transformation and link up with you! email me at rachelegunn@gmail.com if you're interested! We can coordinate dates and such!

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  11. I've been craving donuts all day!

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  12. I love that dress! I can't wait to see/read about your closet transformation. i sadly do not have a closet in the house I live in. I have a bunk bead (in a spare room, which also doesn't have a closet) and I keep a lot of my 'stuff' on the bunk bead.

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  13. Your closet looks about like mine! Can't wait to see your re-do! :)

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  14. Love that I found your blog, but sad I didn't find it on national doughnut day! Dangit! I love that place.

    Also, jealous of your closet! Looks full of fun and preppy clothes! :)

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  15. I love the makeover series idea! I would love to link up (if you can post or email the topics in advance). I like a cheap transformation!

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  16. love that dress! too cute :) just came across your blog and wanted to say hello! please come check out my blog sometime!!

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  17. That is a wonderful idea for the redecorating.
    That last dress is so cute didyou get it?

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