This giveaway is sponsored by INK361, but my words and opinions are all my own.
I’ve got a fun giveaway for you. I have two totally customizable iphone cases to giveaway. INK361 allows you easily take your favorite instagram images and turn them into fabulous iphone cases.
I turned one of my favorite instagrams of Olivia into this iphone case. I took this picture one evening outside one of our favorite Mexican restaurants while we waited for a table. That’s the beauty of instagram, you may not always have your camera with you, but you probably will have your phone. And then you can slap on a fun filter and share your shot with the world.
You know I’m a huge instagram fan. I’m on it all the time, posting pics and checking out what everyone else is up to. But some of my favorite shots of my kids and adventures are just stuck in the virtual world of instagram. It’s nice to be able to bring them to life in print. INK361 offers professional photo prints, elegant fine art prints, photo cards, mosaics, canvas prints and iphone cases.
For a long time I’ve used the INK361 widget to display my images in the sidebar of my blog. They offer a great instagram web viewer where you can like, comment, share and organize your instagrams.
So here’s how you can enter to win one of 2 iphone cases from INK631. Simply follow me (@jeranmcconnel) on instagram and then leave me a comment below with your instagram handle so I can check your instagrams out as well. For additional entries, just share this giveaway on twitter, facebook, pinterest or instagram and then leave me a comment telling me how you shared. This giveaway will be open till Sunday, July 7th noon. I will announce the winner on Monday, July 8th. Two lucky readers will get to head over to INK361 and make their own instagram iphone case.
While I was in Idaho, the week before last, my mother in law and I checked out a mini vintage flea market. It’s a new vintage show run by Two Chicks in a Barn. They’ll be holding another event in September, so all my Idaho friends, be sure to check it out. This California girl was impressed with Idaho prices.
I came away with a couple fun, very inexpensive treasures. These vintage alarm clocks just had to be mine and for just $5 for the pair, it was meant to be. I think they’ll look really cute together on my bedside table, or maybe I’ll put them in Riley (my vintage trailer) since they are wind ups and no batteries or electricity is needed. And maybe this a collection in the making, we’ll see. For now I’m happy with these two little guys, but if I see a third, I might need to get it.
Have you had time to hit any garage sales or done any thrifting this summer? Tell me about your best find lately.
|Denali would have loved one of these brass owls or cats.|
|The view of Manhattan from the Flea|
Well, I have to admit, I’m not the best with house plants. Truthfully, I haven’t invested in any that are very big, because I’m afraid they just won’t last. But, I really like plants and would love to have some in our living room or dining room. I’ve been doing a little research and I’ve found a few that I really like in the homes of some of my favorite bloggers and designers.
|photo source: Making it Lovely|
|photo source: Making it Lovely|
|photo source: Emily Henderson|
And this last group of well styled plants is in the home of Bri Emery (of Design Love Fest). Emily Henderson recently teamed up with Bri to makeover her living room. It is a fabulous space with beautiful splashes of color. But, I think it’s the plants that brought the room to life.
Are you a house plant kind of person? Can you recommend any plants that are easy to care for and look beautiful all year long?
I’ll be going to my favorite local nursery this afternoon, and I better be on the look out for some stylish pots as well.
Well, I finally found a little dresser to use as a nightstand for the hubbies side of the bed. Ever since I found and fixed up the one on my side of the bed, I’ve been on the hunt for another piece. I kind of thought I wanted something round or a different shape, but when I came upon this piece, the storage element won me over. That’s the adventure of Thrifting, you never know what you’ll find and you have to be ready to change your plan when something great is spotted.
This was definitely a little spendy for me, I paid almost $50 for this little dresser. But, it is solid oak and really a new piece of wood furniture is going to cost me at least $200. And after I gave it a makeover, I have no regrets at all. I think it looks more like a $300 piece of furniture now, and it’s one-of-a-kind. No one else owns this piece of furniture!
I used my How to Paint Laminate Furniture method, even though this piece was wood, and it worked really well. From start to finish, I had this piece sanded, painted and moved into the room in 24 hours.
I debated on what to do to the piece, what color to paint it or stain it. It wasn’t going to stay that yucky oaky color, that was for sure. I didn’t want to paint it the same as the other dresser, trying to make them look like a set, when they weren’t. Plus, I think that’s just too matchy matchy for me. So, I turned to my Instagram friends for help and advice. They had some great ideas and I actually ended up going with my stylish friend Julia’s idea and did the opposite paint job of my bedside table. I also gave the old hardware a good sanding and then sprayed them with a metallic gold spray paint. This grey, white and gold combo is really quite sophisticated.
Come back tomorrow and I’ll share pictures of it in our bedroom. Are you working on any furniture projects? Do you own some pieces that could use a makeover? I’d love to hear what you have in the works.