Monday, December 8, 2014

Partial Projects + An Early New Years Resolution!

Hello everyone! Just wanted to give you lovely readers some updates on where I am on a couple projects I've mentioned in previous posts, and stick around because at the end of this post I'm going to share my New Years resolution (early I know, but I have to start preparing myself ;), and challenge you all to join in with me :)

It's a rug if you were wondering ;)

I saw this rug at Walmart over a month ago and every time I would look at it and contemplate buying it, and every time I would leave it there! about a week ago I was in and saw that it was marked down to $20 and there was only one left, and yet I still left it there. I told myself today if it hadn't been sold yet then it was meant to be... and long story short its now at my house!

 It serves a greater purpose then just being an awesome rug, it is my first purchase and my style basis on how I will be redecorating our laundry room. I'm already in love with the pop of color it is adding by replacing the horribly boring brown rug that formerly resided on our laundry room floor. (To read my previous post on my Laundry room redo go here.)

It's not finished, but who doesn't like a work in progress ;)
Last week I shared a post with inspiration for DIY Christmas gifts (view post here.). One of the ideas I shared was a DIY Mug. Here is a little sneak peak at where I am at on this project. If you know me at all you know that I am a constant doodler so that's what I decided to do on this mug. I purchased a $2 plain black mug and Painters brand paint markers at Walmart and just started.

Now this isn't going to turn out perfect by any means, but I think the people that I give them to as gifts will appreciate having some authentic artwork while they drink their morning coffee. I clearly still need to finish the design and then bake it to set the paint. (oh yeah and I still have 5 more I'm going to make after this one). I may try some simpler techniques for those ;)

And now the moment you've all been waiting for...

... Or not, but I'm going to tell you anyways. Seth and I are kinda messy people and I usually wait until the house get so messy that I start panicking and go into "crazy cleaning mode" as Seth so kindly calls it. Well my vow is that next year WILL be different, and here is how. 

Get the printable from Tried and True Blog here
Each month I'm going to follow the deep cleaning advice of this nifty schedule, and I challenge all of you to do the same! Starting in January I will be posting each month what the challenge is and how it went when I completed it.

Let me know if you plan on joining me on this challenge, you have almost a whole month to decide ;)

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