I’m leaving for Texas in the morning! I can’t wait! Of course I’ll be making a video, and I found these songs when I was looking for the perfect song to use for the Austin video. I think they’re great for any Texas road trip…. Anyone have any additions?
Loretta Lynn — You’re Lookin’ At Country
Lady Antebellum — Perfect Day
Shania Twain — I Feel Like A Woman
Carrie Underwood — Young and Beautiful
Lyle Lovett — That’s Right (You’re Not From Texas)
Zac Brown Band — Goodbye In Her Eyes
Joohnny Cash — In My Life
Josh Abbott Band — Road Trippin
Zac Brown Band — The Wind
Charlie Worsham — Could It Be You
And then there’s this… or any song by the Oak Ridge Boys…
The Oak Ridge Boys — Amazing Grace
I have this condition called, “I was born in Florida where we have no style sense.” Flip-flips are everyday wear, in many cases for work and church too. Outside of those things, shorts and a t-shirt are really all you need. I also had a double whammy in that I went to a school with a uniform. Not just a dress code, but full on plaid skirt, knee-high stockings and penny loafers. Traveling with any sort of style while not packing three suitcases was definitely a challenge for me at first.
When I went to Paris in 2008, I was walking around in jeans, flip flops and a t-shirt (terrible I know). It got really chilly in the afternoon, so we stopped at a market and bought some scarves.
I got this baby. I think I thought “Oooh shiny! Pretty colors!” I still do really love this scarf, but this matches with very few things, it’s pretty obnoxious and orange really isn’t a good color for me…. which is why, like a terrible daughter, I stuck my mom with the gaudy orange scarf and took her wisely chosen, black and brown scarf…
She’s so much better at this stuff than me! It matched with everything and it was really warm!
It started like this…. then the orange beast descended upon my mother…
And I “borrowed” the black one for the rest of the trip..
Much better right? Plus, how awesome is that subway entrance! Am I the only one with fashion slip ups? I’d love to hear your stories in the comments below!
So I found this little table by the side of the road. IDespite my mom’s objections, I picked it up. I thought with a little TLC it could be adorable. As you’ll see from the pictures, it was covered in about 25 different layers and colors of paint. It was wobbly and it was sad.
The first picture shows it in all of its peely glory. In the second one, I had already painted the legs with a brown base boat and peeled off A LOT of the paint already. What’s left is what I couldn’t get off aka it was too much work.
Ignore my feet please!
I glued the joints to make it a bit more sturdy, and because I didn’t have clamps at the time, I used bungees. Yay for improvising.
So my laziness cost me in the long run. After the base coat, you could still clearly see the chunky old paint showing through. So I had to go back and peel it off and paint over it again. Don’t cut corners!
It was my plan to distress it when I was done, so I thought it might be kinda cool to add some gold between the brown and blue to add a little sparkly effect. There wasn’t a science to it, just slapped some on there before the blue coat.
Once I finished with the final blue layer and the distressing, I wasn’t really satisfied. It needed a little something else. I’ve been in love with this stencil table over at Domestic Imperfection and it gave me an idea…
Tada! A few coats of polycrylic and it was finished.
I think it’s perfect! I use it as a little hallway table with candles and a picture. The lighting is terrible though, so getting a good picture is near impossible. That’s what’s great about blogs, you see other people’s great ideas and make them your own!
Today my good friend Linda came down to my little town and join my parents and me on one of our favorite past times, Estate sales! There were a few things that I saw today, but didn’t have the space or the money to share. First we have this adorable little breakfast nook dinette thing:
I have just never seen anything like it before! If someone knows the actualy name for it, please let me know. I feel certain that “breakfast nook dinette thing” cannot possibly be correct.I even love the washed out light blue color of it. Anyway, next we have a beautiful solid wood bed frame. Again, I have no spot for it in my house, but it was just too gorgeous to not get a mention:
It could be because I just watched Pride and Prejudice yesterday, but I feel like this bed frame comes right from a Jane Austin novel. Lastly (for “the good” anyway) I saw these cast iron patio table that were really different:
I just liked them. Nothing else to say about that! Now for the BAD. First we have Linda’s unique toilet paper holder:
After the estate sales and the local farmers market, we decided to hit up a thrift store that always has… uhhh… interesting things, shall we say. Everything was half off and while I did find a cute dress and scarf… I also found this:
BUT Linda did also find $10 in a really nice pair of shorts that she tried on, so it wasn’t all bad! Always a good time with that girl! I’d love to read some comments about everyone’s best and worse sale finds!