Monday, May 30, 2011

Makeover Monday #1!!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

What My Sunday Mornings Look Like and Giveaway Winner!

I doubt any of you know this about me but I play bass guitar. I actually met my husband doing so. :)  My husband is the Worship/Music Director for our church and I have the privilege of playing bass at least once a month.  It is such a great way for me to worship and to even get to play along side my handsome hubby is even better :)  Just thought I'd share this little tid bit of a fun fact.

(this is a really old pic but it has us both in it) :)

Now on with the 5th Annual Cottage Charm Giveaway winner.  The winner was selected by number generator and it chose #52! 

Congratulations to...
Fairfield House said...
Visited you beautiful etsy shop. What's NOT to like? Adore the banner, the burlap pillows, the coasters ... Deborah
Thank you to everyone who participated! I was so happy to have so many entries!  Keep a look out for more giveaways coming soon! Have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day everyone!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Vintage Dresser Makeover

I finished the dresser! I think this is my favorite restoration by far. I love it! Remember the piece I found at The Salvation Army...

Beautiful but in need to some TLC!  So I sanded this one good!  It needed a heavy sanding to get all of the chipping paint off.  Once it was nice and smooth I primed it with spray Kilz primer.  I had a lot of paints here and there left over from rooms and other projects, so I mixed 4 different paints together to get a creamy, grey, beige.  Sounds weird I know but it's really pretty.  Here is how it turned out!

I love the way the colors in this room pull together so nicely.  Happy girl right here!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Most Recent Salvation Army Find

Last Friday, my friend and I hot the local Salvation Army for their 40% off day!  I wasn't really looking for anything in particular just wanted to check out what they had.  When I decided to move my craft room to the family room,  I started slowly cleaning that room out to eventually turn into a nursery for our next child (no I'm not pregnant yet, just planning ahead).  For those of you who know know this :)

Anyway, I was wanting to find a long dresser to use also as a changing table.  I was totally not planning on buying one yet but COULD NOT pass this one up!

It's from 1954 and has BEAUTIFUL lines!  The detailing on this is perfect.  The price was also perfect at $41.50!  I could not pass this baby up.  It's already sanded and primed and I'm hoping to paint it tomorrow!  Once it is finished I will post the final product.  I'm so excited about this one!

Monday, May 23, 2011

She Melts My Heart

I know, I know you are all getting tired of seeing pictures of my wee one, but I have to share these! My friend Christy from " Simply Harris" has been taking a photography class online and she wanted to shoot some photos ofKaydence. She called her a "unique beauty." I love it! Here are some pics from the shoot! I think she did an AMAZING job!

Friday, May 20, 2011

5th Annual Cottage Charm Giveaway!

{this giveaway is now closed}
This is a re-post of a previous post, but if you haven't entered must!  There are some great giveaways over at Twice Remembered Cottage.
What is the Cottage Charm Giveaway you ask? Well it's a month long giveaway where A LOT of different bloggers give away AMAZING items! Enough said eh? :) Each blogger has different ways to enter their giveaways, so make sure to read each ones post carefully.

Visit the Twice Remembered Cottage to see all of the other giveaways up for grabs.

So without further delay, here is what I have decided to give away...(I really didn't mean to rhyme there, but I kinda like it)

a set of vintage inspired number tags...

Brown floral pillow case with burlap backing...

And it's matching partner ;)

There are 3 ways to enter my giveaway:

1- Become a follower of A Cozy Cup of Tea's blog
2- "Like" A Cozy Cup of Tea on Facebook
3- Visit my etsy store and tell me which item is your favorite!

Please leave a separate comment for each so that you will have all 3 chances to win!
The giveaway starts May 1st and ends on May 29th. A winner will be announced on May 30th!

Thank you all for visiting and entering! Good luck!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Loving Prints

I love the way that a simple art print can add so much to a room. I have to say that I am going a little overboard with art for Kaydence's room. :) These are some of my recent purchases.

Such a simple statement but yet so fun!

This line comes from a line of one of my favorite songs, so I couldn't resist!
This little lovely resides in my Family/Craft Area.  It reminds me everyday to be filled with joy!

Have you found any fun prints lately that brighten up a room in your home? I'd love to hear about them!!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Vintage Carnival Bridal Shower Inspiration Board

My sister-in-law has finally met an amazing man! She definitely had to kiss a few frogs to find him but the wait was well worth it! I have the honor of throwing her bridal shower at the beginning of July. She is having a vintage carnival themed wedding and we will carry that theme throughout the shower as well. Needless to say I've been doing a lot of researching for inspiration to make this the cutest bridal shower ever! :) Here are some great inspirations that I have found!

I'm in love with the cotton candy in the cute! I'll definitely be doing a lot more research and try to make this a fun yet classy vintage carnival shower.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Lay Baby Lay

Have you all seen the website Lay Baby Lay?  If you haven't, you have to head over there now!  I'll wait......

Ok, now that you're drooling I'll show you a few of my favorites.  If you didn't look yet, this will make you want to!

 The one above is from her daughter's die for!!!

 The colors in this one remind me of Kaydence's room...I may be redecorating a bit after seeing this :)

 ok...the crib...need I say more!

I love these five all SO much.  The colors are so refreshing...I wouldn't mind having a lot of this in my home!  I want to start painting the room that used to be my craft room in preparation for baby number 2, but since we aren't trying to get pregnant til the fall...I have some time :)  Love looking at these for inspiration though!  Enjoy!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day Dinner

My mom is one if the single most special people in my life.  Not only is she my mother, I can truly say that she is my best friend.  I was honored to make dinner for her and my step dad tonight (it's his birthday tomorrow) so I thought I'd share my basic, yet inviting table setting.

I love this table cloth that I got just yesterday at a little flea market in a nearby town.  Again, the red and turquoise...LOVE!
Putting fresh sprigs of Rosemary in blue mason jars added the perfect simple touch to the table.  We had Rosemary Shrimp Scampi so it was nice to have that little extra fragrance.
It was all delicious and I loved being able to do this for my mom. I love you Mom!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Vintage Farmhouse

As I was perusing the internet for inspiration, I decided to search for "vintage farmhouse" and came across the most GORGEOUS homes...and a lot of beautiful kitchens.

Don't you just want to sit and stay a while in this cozy living room! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

I love how fresh and clean this dining area is!

I would LOVE to have this as my dining room/kitchen! It's so me!!!

 Love the sunshine in this one!!

Love the red and turquoise in this kitchen!

What inspires you?  What decorating style is favorite at the moment?

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Home Tour- Master Bedroom

I am pretty much finally finished with our master bedroom.  There are few little things here and there I will be adding but for now, here it is!

Our little life story on the wall :)