Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Two before and after projects!

These projects were both some time ago but I thought it would be fun to post them. I LOVE having projects. It gives me something to look forward to. I love the before and after of it. I have another project that I'm about to start. It's a bench...I'll post pictures when it is done. But for now, here are the two projects that I have pictures from!


This piece was given to us by a friend. I decided to use it for our kitchen, but our whole kitchen is Martha Stewart Tiffany Blue so I went with that color theme. Here's the before:

Here's the after! I love it! I just painted it and then sanded the edges a little to give it a little shabby chic look.
This second piece was more random. I got a school e-mail from a random person trying to sell a bunch of furniture. I didn't see a picture, but just saw that one of the items listed was a vanity and I thought it would be a fun project. So I went and picked it up. I obviously hate how it looked to start out, but I love how it turned out. Here's the hideous piece to start with.


So I painted it black, bought a new knob, and ordered some stripped fabric to cover the seat. I sit at it everyday to do my makeup. I love it!
I'll post before and after pictures of the bench once I finish it!

Monday, October 11, 2010

The sweetest farm wedding

...First, I know I've been gone from blogging for so long, but there's no better way to come back than with a post about a wedding! So...I present to you the Trentham wedding!

My sweetest friend, Chaili Christine, got married 16 days ago to one of the greatest guys on the planet. Chaili was my college roommate for two years! She was my first friend I really had when I moved from Arizona to California. And to this day, she is one of my closest friends in the whole world. I had the honor of being a bridesmaid in the wedding and I would say it was one of the most beautiful weddings I have ever been to. The ceremony and reception took place on her grandparents farm. It was a beautiful Southern California day and the ceremony took place under a huge Oak Tree. It was idyllic! I apologize for so many pictures but there are so many great ones from the day! Enjoy!

The cute couple at the rehearsal!

Roommates, friends, and now...both married ladies!

There were signs like this one all along the windy road leading to the farm! So cute!
The beautiful bride on her wedding day!

Those eyes!

Her cute red shoes!
Reading a letter from her (almost) husband!
He wrote her 25 letters from the 25 days leading up to the wedding. :)
I love this darling girl so much!

The first look!

So happy!

A perfect day!

During the ceremony!

Right before the kiss...I love this picture!

Couldn't be more proud of her, or more thankful for her!

The Lynch girls! Love my mom and sister so much!

Everyone got an herb with that had their name and table number on it. Such a creative idea.


My husband and I with our herbs! :)

My Darcy Kleven...so thankful she was there!

Fresh Kettle Corn...so delicious!

I just love how fun this looks. It was an amazing reception!

Lynch girls with the bride...Chaili is part of the family!First dance as husband and wife!

Keeping Chaili company while her husband was off talking to people!

Chadwick sang to his bride...so sweet! And such a beautiful night...love the lights!

As you can tell from the pictures, it was a unique and beautiful wedding. It was totally reflective of Chadwick and Chaili. They were both so happy and calm. It was such a joy to be a part of the day. I love the Trentham's so so much!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I'm graduated!

I did it...I finally graduated from college--With a Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene. There aren't many people I know who wanted to be done with school as badly as I did. I added a year and a half to my college career by switching to Dental Hygiene after 3 years of trying to pick a major. The extra time was hard and overwhelming, but I couldn't be any happier that I did it.
I don't think anyone on this planet loves DENTAL HYGIENE as much as I do. It's the perfect career choice and fit for me. I love everything about it--even the dirty mouths. I'll be honest...I don't love the smell, but I love cleaning!Here are some pictures from all the graduation celebrations. I'm from Arizona, but now live in California, so it only makes sense that I would have parties in both places, right? ;) I'm so lucky two have to great homes!

My Arizona party:
Here are some toothbrush cookies we made:And the party favors!
Prizes for dental hygiene trivia!
A little display of all my dental hygiene paraphernalia! Teeth, teeth, and more teeth!
We hired a Taco Man...UNBELIEVABLE! He brings all the plates, silverware, napkins, and tons of food, salsas, guacamole, toppings (all homemade). Tons of leftovers for days!
My parents and me!
My whole family!
This is the start of my graduation weekend out in California. This was my pinning ceremony.
Here's Danny's family and me!
My parents and me!This was the next morning; we had a baccalaureate service!
My family, cute husband, and me after the service.
And finally....MY GRADUATION DAY!With my family!
With Danny's family!It was windy, but I got my diploma!!!
My cute little Mayla Belle is already ready to graduate!
California graduation party!
More party favors of course!Tooth and toothbrush cookies!So, there are all my graduation celebrations! Now...who needs their teeth cleaned?