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DIY Easy Shabby Chalk Paint Recipe & side table makeover

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Watch me make chalk paint on my DIY segment on the Central Valley Today Show!

Who wants to pay up to 35.00+ for a small quart of chalk paint? Not me when I can make my own! Here's how to get the boutique look for less!

For my aqua side table I did the DIY color. I had white latex house paint and added turquoise acrylic craft paint until my desired color was achieved. Then I added the water/baking soda mix and stirred until the right consistency. Then take off your hardware/knobs and paint away! With chalk paint there is NO need to sand!
I scored this awesome side table at Goodwill for $10! Can you believe it? I already had all the paint and supplies on hand so instead of paying an arm and leg for local boutique furniture, mine was only $10 total!
I also scored the brand new Nate Berkus pillows, vintage avon seahorse decanter, the brand new threshold from target lamp & lampshade and super cute ornate mirror which was only $5!

After the paint is dry I put the knobs back then I took some sand paper and distressed the edges where it would naturally be worn over time. You can then seal your piece with some clear coat spray paint. 

You can definitely distress more or less depending on what you want the end result to be.

How to make the perfect green tea by the pitcher

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I have to admit, my mother in law passed down her black tea recipe to me and I changed it just slightly for green tea. My family LOVES green tea, my kids included! The health benefits are great on top of the taste.

Pour 2 cups water in a glass measuring cup and microwave for 3 minutes.

As soon as it is done in the microwave, place 6 green tea bags in the hot water.
Let all 6 steep in the glass measuring cup for 20 minutes.
Set your timers!
After the 20 minutes, place 1/3 sugar at the bottom of a pitcher and then pour the hot concentrated tea from the glass measuring cup into the pitcher. I also squeeze the tea bags above the pitcher to get any leftover tea still in them.

Pour 6 more cups of cold water into the pitcher and stir.
Pour over ice in a glass and enjoy!

*I found the plastic mason jar pitcher at Marshalls for $5.00 and I also bought a hot pink one too!
WalMart does carry these in an assortment of colors around $5-6!

 Check out THE VANILLA CHAI SKINNY DRINK RECIPE which calls for my green tea!

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Shabby Nest

The Skinny Drink Recipe

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1.Make 12 oz. of green tea by steeping a few tea bags ( On Friday I will be sharing how to make perfect green tea by the pitcher)

2. In a blender add 12 oz green tea, almond milk, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, vanilla extract and stevia.

3. blend it all up & enjoy in a cute mason jar!

I derived this recipe from and changed it to my liking.

This stuff is GOLDEN! Like with a capital G!

I'm addicted and drink it every morning.

All the ingredients are clean eating friendly too!

Guilt free!

No added sugar!

THM says that it promotes energy and metabolism. It also helps you resist the urge to snack!

DIY No Sew Table Cloth Bed Canopy Tutorial

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Sparkle table cloths- HomeGoods $9.99 each
Curtains Rods- Marshalls $9.99 each
Swag hooks- can be found at any hardware store but I had mine on hand

Inspired by Dwellings by DeVore

Beautiful Love Project

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Did you know I run a non profit? 
Well I do!
It is definitely in the beginning stages but we will see where God takes it.
I am a dreamer. A big dreamer!
I want to be used for kingdom business.
Nothing is more satisfying than helping someone who has less than you.
My heart burns for the homeless, the hurting, the unloved, the children. HUMANITY.
I love people. I see more. I see a soul.
The very soul that Jesus died for.
Not their worldly worth.
I see their who they are in the kingdom.

So if you are interested in finding out more about my heart, who I am and what I am trying to accomplish please check out is a site under construction but check it out anyways!

Carlet Edmonds Orange & Silver Office Redo

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A few days ago I had a meeting for Carlet Edmonds. After the meeting Designer Marjie and I headed out to Homegoods, Marshalls and Ross to find some orange and silver accessories for her new office space. We had such a great time scouring all of my fave stores.

When I hit up my favorite stores (which are HomeGoods, TJMAXX, Ross, Target & Marshalls) I go straight to the clearance section. I can find AMAZING stuff for next to nothing sometimes. Just check out the cute Orange and white herringbone rug  that we scored in the clearance section!

The new Carlet Edmonds Intern Courtney!

We quickly created a gallery wall to her liking, added accessories, pillows and a rug and it's a start!
Photos courtesy of Marjie Carlet Edmonds... 

I am the Styling Director for Carlet Edmonds. 
Check out their scarves HERE

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