Rolling Shelves- Ikea Hack plus free calendar printable

Jul 29, 2016



Last week I saw some Ikea king size slats for sale on a local FB resale page and I knew they could come in handy somehow. I got about 24 individual pieces and only paid $5 which was a steal. I had been wanting to give my little "office" space a little make over so I decided to make a rolling shelf unit to store some of my things on. The entire project only cost me around $12 and I couldn't be more happy with the outcome. 

Shopping list
screws
stain
2x1s
slats
I got a free cart a while back so I used the castors on that for this project. It was fairly simple and it looks great in it's new home.  


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Anchors & Honey Marketplace

Jul 26, 2016


Wow, it's been almost two months since my last post, but I've been busy, busy. With my new job and the kids home from school things are a little hectic around here. Some exciting things are happening around here. I have decided to re-open my vintage shop. Like I said on my instagram, I used to have an Etsy shop when we lived in New Jersey and after much thought I have decided to re-open shop but this time it's going to be bigger and BETTER! Lots of handmade decor and vintage and antique as well. I'm going to start small and sell at local craft shows/vintage flea markets but I eventually want to actually have a store front. For now I need to learn the actual business side of things and start making things. I'm so excited for this new adventure!

Here's a little peek of what's to come.

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MOTHER'S DAY PICNIC

May 8, 2016


My goodness it's been a while since my last post. My life has been pretty hectic lately. I started going to the gym again 5 times a week and on top of that I got a job! I haven't had one since 2011 so I'm still trying to get on a schedule so I can have some time to blog. I did however managed to pull off a pretty amazing Mother's Day picnic surprise for my mother and sister. I had been planning it for weeks and finally made it happen this past week. Although my plans did slightly change due to mother nature. People always think San Diego has the perfect weather, which in reality it doesn't. So instead of having the picnic at the beach I had to settle with our neighborhood park which I'm not going to lie had me pretty upset but in the end everything turned out alright. 
For the picnic I didn't intend on cooking anything. It was the middle of the week and my husband and oldest were off at work and school so I wasn't going to have much help at home with the kids so instead of cooking I settled for some yummy sandwiches, salad and pasta I purchased from Stone Oven. Treats I purchased at Von's which weren't so bad and a yummy naked cake I ordered from Amy's Cakery
For the decorations I bought a ton of candlestick holders at the thrift store and sprayed painted them gold. Flowers were from Trader Joe's and the eucalyptus leaves were a gift from mother nature. A lot of stuff I already owned so I just incorporated it all. Everything turned out great and everyone had such a fun memorable day. I hope everyone had a great Mother's Day!!

Details
table vase- Ross
table runner- Target
cups, plates, eating utensils- Target
 small cake stand- Target
large cake stand- Home Goods
bamboo mat- Daiso
serving platters- Target
cheese board- Home Goods
pitcher-Home Goods
"table"- Home Depot
 My beautiful mother
 and sister 

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DOLLHOUSE TO BOOKCASE MAKEOVER

Apr 21, 2016

My wonderful neighbor who is always giving me amazing things recently gave me a doll house. It wasn't in the best of shape since she kept it in her garage for the kids to play whenever they were out playing so it was a little beat up. I'm running out of room in the kids playroom so I figured I would put it in the kids actual room and use it as a bookcase instead. I didn't want to spend too much time on it so I gave it a fresh coat of paint and added a little color to the roof. I was inspired by my kitties teepee since it's such a fun colorful print. It took no time at all and it was looking brand new. The kids love how it turned out. 

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