Saturday and Sunday are my two favorite days of the week


Good Monday morning followers and visitors :-)
I hope you all had an enjoyable weekend, I certainly did and always sad to see another weekend go away, some days I seriously wish that my husband could be the sole bread winner and I could stay at home but then some days I enjoy being at a full-time job and getting to help those around me.
Like I said this weekend was enjoyable, and for weekends after weekends to be described as such is a great feeling, which is why I am sad to see each weekend disappear so quickly. 

Just a few things to share with you all. Friday night, my husband was suppose to work and I had plans to hang out with my friend, Laura (the one who just moved back from New York) by going to a local Friday night farmer's market. This is the most popular one in the area that I live in, and since Sean was going to be home earlier than expected the three of us went. The weather was perfect for a summer night, and the food was delicious thanks to a humongous bag of kettle corn cooked on the spot. 

Saturday as I had mentioned in my Friday post I had plans to meet up with the lovely Becca from A Blonde's Logic. The thing about blogging is when you meet up with a blogging friend you already know a little bit about the other person so you kinda just start talking about like you had been actual friends in life outside of the blogging world and this was no exception with Becca. We had a very successful first time blogging meet-up. Lunch was terrific and we did a bit of window shopping in downtown Orange. Here is proof that we met up!
Adorable, yes?


Recently I have been trying to change the look of our living room, I'm attempting the country chic look and can reveal to you a few things. I saw this on Williams-Sonoma on sale and couldn't pass it up :-) I love tea lights and I thought the woven holder was adorable and oh so country chic!


Sitting on one of our end tables.


Last Wednesday in my Oh Pinteresting post I mentioned I found a striped rug in our garage. I also found a white lamp with a lampshade. And that got this little head of mine churning with some ideas of how to redecorate our living room. I didn't like the lampshade I found, plus there were a few places where the shade was cracked. I went to our local Lowes and bought a replacement lampshade but came home and found it didn't fit the lamp. 
That day I also  happened to stop at Michaels and bought some cute red damask printed burlap bags that are wine bags. My original plan was to wrap a wreath with the burlap but what did I do instead? I covered the old lampshade with that burlap bags. Look at my handiwork!

Using the oh so wonderful Modge Podge to glue the fabric into place


Gluing down the fabric
Making sure the fabric wrapped over the edges and was glued down tightly!
The edges
It took me a week of gluing, drying, more gluing and more drying. I have to use four of those burlaps bags which I cut to open
In its new home in our living room instead of out in the garage, looking so pretty!
Lastly, if you all could see prayers and good thoughts to my husband and his team who are traveling today, I would greatly appreciate it. :-) I am a bundle of nerves with them driving considering what happened last year, see last Tuesday's post. Fortunately thought one my friend is coming over to hang out with me tonight and watch Bachelor Pad, that ought to take my mind off of the traveling. 

35 comments:

Michelle said...

The lamp shade looks great!! That's such a good idea. I'm pumped for the Bachelor Pad too. Nothing like mindless entertainment. :-)

Aimee said...

Lamp shade is so cute! I really admire people who take on the tasks of DIY projects. I'm hoping that if I read enough blogs about it, I will get the itch/creative juices too lol

Rebekah said...

Meeting blog friends is always fun! I love how the lamp shade turned out. I wouldn't have thought to do that!

Ashley said...

Looks like a fun weekend! Lovin' the lamp shade- how cute? Sending good thoughts and prayers your way!

Krysta said...

That lamp shade is adorable. Praying for your hubby. Bachelor Pad will take your mind off anything.

Rebecca said...

super cute lamp!!!

Nicole said...

That lamp looks awesome!

Alexa said...

What a great project...looks so chic!
xo
Alexa
www.theshortandthesweetofit.com

Holly said...

bravo on the lamp shade, looks adorable!

Jenna said...

Kettle corn sounds so amazing right now, especially some that has been freshly made! Yum!

I absolutely love what you did with your lamp shade. It turned out beautiful, and I think it will look great with your new living room theme!

Also- I will say a quick prayer to St. Christopher for your husband and his team. Glad you have a friend coming over tonight to help keep your mind off things.

Becca {A Blonde's Logic} said...

Wow Meg! Great job on the lamp shade! I'm very impressed :)

Becca
http://blondeslogic.blogspot.com

ashley said...

that lampshade looks great! love that you got to meet up with Becca, her blog is so cute!

katie [the bright life] said...

Reading through your posts...LOVE your blog! The lampshade is especially adorable!! Read last Tuesday's post...I remember hearing about the Cal Baptist accident last year...so tragic. Will be praying for your husband and the team as they travel. My husband and I did XC/Track for Point Loma Nazarene, and now my husband is an assistant XC/Track coach here in Abilene, TX...so cool to see that we have that in common! Xo, Katie

Kitty Cat said...

LOVE the creativity of the lampshade!

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

I would never have thought to do that with a lamp shade...great idea! xx

typefashion said...

The lamp looks so good ! I love your idea ! I am going to try it too !!!

TaraMixandMatch said...

That lamp is super adorable :)

Rachel said...

Wow that lamp is SO cute! Love your blog!

Ashley said...

sending prayers your way! and the lampshade is wonderful, you done an amazing job!

HeatherAMarie said...

the lamp is so adorable! i love DIY's and i never really thought about using modge podge! super cute!

Meghan said...

oh my gosh, i love love love this lampshade idea! i'm big into making my own pillow covers but never thought to cover a lampshade myself. i'm trying to put our living room and bedroom decor together for our new house, so this is great. thank you for the tip! ;)

natasha {schue love} said...

Great job on the shade!

Susan said...

I love that shade! So cute! My prayers and thoughts are with you today Meg. I know God will protect him and his team and they'll arrive safely. Good choice with the Bachelor Pad! haha I'll be watching too...it's too addicting!

Meggan of Lila Grace said...

Love your lampshade makeover! You did a great job and I am going to have to look for those cute damask bags at Michaels! So glad you had fun on your blog date! :) xo

Ashley said...

The lamp shade turned out great! So crafty :)

amy grace said...

Great job on the lamp! Love the fabric. I too often wish my hubby could be the bread winner and I could stay home!! I have hope though that at least when we have kids I'll be staying home with them, and if he gets a really good job, maybe stay home for longer!!

dani said...

I think an OC blogger meet-up needs to be in the works... :)

agalandherdog said...

The shade looks adorable!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

That shade is so so cute! You did a great job!

Brandi @ Home Team Dreams said...

The weekends are my fav too! Glad that you had such a great one :)

The lamp shade looks so good! Great job :)

Cathy said...

Great job with the lamp shade! And I love meeting fellow bloggers in real life.

sherri lynn said...

Your lamp shade looks great!

Danielle said...

Your weekend sounds amazing! I wish I lived closer to you and Becca; I'd love to meet up :) I love the little editions to your home - so cute! House tour? ;)

Liesl said...

LOVE this and DIY's or get crafty, as I call them, moment! Lovely!

Liesl :)

Holly said...

Aww I wanna go on a Blate, glad you had a good time! Love your lamp shade!