Friday, December 31, 2010

Clean Slate

Here we are on the eve of a new year. I am immediately compelled to shout "HUH RAH! at last!" as 2010 was not a stellar year for The Cupcake family. Mr C and I both agree the best part of 2010 was adopting Charlie-which we are so thankful for and feel so fuzzy just thinking about him. This calls for a gratuitous fur baby pic:

Resolutions? Yeah, I have them...most people I know do. Mine are different this year than previous I think. Here is the Coles Notes version.

1) Organize Organize Organize!

  • Kitchen-food storage and pesky lower corner cupboards!
  • Bath-under sink in particular
  • Paperwork-started this already
  • Daily and Weekly chores/ shopping-this is a must! We are so mamby pamby.
2) Positivity in the workplace and at home
  • project positivity in the workplace (hard when you are dealing with 'doing more with less' mentality. Make it infectious.
  • Create my day with intent as I wake (I already try to do this-will try harder!!)
  • Decrease the cuss words...yeah, I cuss. At times, too much.
3) Green steps
  • Switch to 'Green' cleaners to protect the environment and our own health. Post soon to follow re: our new cleaners thus far!
  • Looking into rain barrels (Mr C is very interested in this!)
4) Healthy Lifestyle
  • I certainly feel off this wagon over the past year. I would love to blame it on the difficult losses we had this year, but I know I am in control of me. But I somehow forgot this. Back to Basics for me. Eating for energy and well being! MAYBE some exercise ;)
  • Cook more and meal planning. Mr C is on board with healthier fare too!
So that is the quick version. Boring I know, but I needed to type it out. It is written. Happy Happy 2011 to you all. May this be your BEST year yet!! Cheers!

Love and Light,
Mrs. Cupcake


Saturday, December 18, 2010

Love Story meets Viva La Vida —Piano Cello—by ...

This reminds me so much of our Wedding day...I am so Blessed...xoxo


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

For Buckshee

Couldn't resist...and yes, I said it like that out loud.



Sunday, December 12, 2010

A dose of style for the...Medicine cabinet?

Talk about a late night project! The other night I was full of energy (caffeine) and ready to create. I wanted to sassy-up the medicine cabinets in our main bath for a while and why not start at 1230 am? I bought some Mod Podge months ago for this and one other project I have yet to tackle. Funny thing is, I couldn't find it ANYWHERE last night! I scoured the craft room and even a few other no avail. Anyhow, I told Mr C what I was going to do and he was instantly intrigued. He was up with tool in hand to help really tackle this job! Here is the HERS after:

I wasn't going to paint the cabinets, but that is exactly what we ended up doing! They were the same as the wall color but Mr C suggested white. White, you say? I am not one to argue with white!!! (you all know that!) They are now painted, clean and fresh. Today, we went to Michaels to buy more Mod Podge (I said to Mr C, and I quote "you know we will find the other jar tonight somewhere") Then, we picked out HIS and HERS scrapbook papers from my stash. We used Mod Podge to paste the scrapbook paper to the back of the cabinets! SO CUTE! I will be more than happy to do a tutorial as to what we did if you would like one. My camera died for the "afters" so I am only posting afters with iPhone pics. I can post the before and afters if you wish once the camera is recharged! I really love how it turned out!!!

Me C is awaiting a second glass shelf to be cut that is why there is only one at the moment!
Tell me what you think! Have you done anything like this in your bathroom to make the ordinary a little less blah? I love how it is personalized to our own tastes. I love blue and the black and white is so masculine and classic. Hope you like it!! Have a great day!

P.S. YES!!! We found the other Mod Podge...unreal.


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Holiday Photo op...oh charlie!

We started decorating our tree and Charlie was right there as we did it...he was so curious and adorable, I had to take a picture. He wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas so, here he is!

Hope you are all making new memories and remembering old ones as you decorate your home with loved ones...Have a great week...