Friday, February 22, 2013

Oh, How Smashing!

Wow, the month of February is just flying by! (Get ready for sarcastic tone) We all know that everyone's favorite holiday is in this month...Valentine's Day! Ry and I had an awesome D-Day...oops I mean V-Day. Now that I have long-gone given him his gift I can now share this with all my fellow followers!

Awhile back I came upon this gift idea on Pinterest in which she took a Smash book and put words of scripture into it for her child to read to them as they continued to grow...AWESOME IDEA RIGHT?! Check it out at Lowercase Letters.

Lowercase Letters
I took this great gift idea and made Ryan a Smash book full of his favorite scripture, quotes, humor, entertainment, and mushy notes from me! I love Smash book because the pages are already decorated with fun designs, all you have to do is add your special notes and journaling to it.

  • Smash book (I ordered mine off of Amazon)
  • Decorating accessories, mine that I ordered came with a ton of SWAG all for $30!
  • tape, glue, stickers (smash book comes with pen and glue on the other side of it)
  • Photos, favorite sayings, quotes, scripture,etc...

Took scrapbook paper, printed off letters, and glued them to cover.

*WARNING* The following pages may be cheesy to you...I apologize in advance for all the mushy gushy stuff you see...ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK ;)

A lot of the scripture and quotes I found off of Pinterest and then printed them off! 

Little table of contents

2012 a year of great changes for us! 

Found some printable "love coupons" like free 5 min back rub, pick out movie for the night, etc... on Pinterest. Also, found great date idea list! Thew them in the envelope attached in Smash book.

 The next pages are some of Ryan's personal interests that I captured for him! Abe Lincoln his favorite President, and wise quotes by him. 

His trip to China.

 Humor that he loves. 

 Favorite Bible Verses

King David and other heroes that Ry likes. 

 A place to jot down favorite entertainment...

 Summer Vacation with a list in the envelope of questions for each other on the next roadtrip.

Our Songs.

There you are, the very smashing book that can be oh so personal. There are also additional pages I left blank for us to add to it! The best part was when Ryan opened it and how much he enjoyed looking through each page! This gift can be given at anytime and will surely be liked because of how different it is from other gifts. Hope you all made it through all the mushy gushy pages! Until next time...

~Wishing you creative bliss~

Thursday, January 17, 2013

5 DIY Headboard Ideas

So, I have a confession to make... I am a pinaholic. I. LOVE. PINTEREST. Who doesn't love Pinterest?! I think I even catch my husband liking, laughing, or wanting me to pin certain ones when I am on and he is near by! I remember one of my first pins was a DIY headboard idea. So, thanks to Pinterest today's post is dedicated to my favorite DIY headboard ideas. 

1. Rustic Window Influence:

Something Breezy
My first headboard idea is featured from no other Using old windows just adds an element of rustic chic to any room. This is a fairly simple DIY because all the materials you need are window(s), fabric, and a staple gun. The best way to get these rustic windows is either from antiquing/thrifting OR find a family/friend who has barn connections. I was lucky and had a friend grab these at their family farm.

Here are the three easy steps I did to make mine:
  1. Wipe/Clean windows up
  2. Measure and then cut fabric 
  3. Staple fabric onto the back of the window

YAY! Super easy and super cute! My favorite part about this is you can change out the fabric any time that you please...nothing permanent. Here is the picture that I got my inspiration from:

the boo and the boy
2. Cozy Up:

Better Homes and Garden
I am all about cozy. Find a fireplace screen, unfold, and hang. I would spray paint it an accent color so it would complement with the other colors in the room. Throw some Christmas lights around it to make it extra cozy.

3. Bookworm:

Better Home and Gardens
AAAAAHHH for those bookworms, this one is for you! One of my favorite DIY headboard ideas yet again comes from Better Homes and Garden. Curtain panel, curtain rod, fabric markers, and favorite quotes....few materials to make a bold statement would make this DIY well worth the time!

4. Reclaimed Wood:

I hate throwing away items when I know I can reuse it for something better! This DIY uses reclaimed wood and makes it a great upcycling project, and who wouldn't want to give back to the enviornment?!   Head over to Remodelholic for the full tutorial.

5. Chalk It Up

Apartment Therapy
I am obsessed with chalkboard markers. So, any time I get to chalk it up, I will! This DIY is simple and versatile by being able to erase and draw/write whenever you please. Inexpensive chalkboards can be found at Hobby Lobby or any other craft/decor supplier. 

So, there you have it, Something Breezy's top 5 DIY headboard ideas that I absolutely adore. 

As always,
~Wishing you creative bliss~

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The White House

It sure has been one crazy year for Ryan and I. Graduated from college, moved, got new jobs, adopted a black lab puppy, and most recently.... bought our first home

The past two months we have been working our hiney's off making some cosmetic improvements to the house. Ripping wallpaper down, painting, and redoing the hardwood floor in our dining room kept our nights very busy.  With the help of our awesome families we were able to make all the improvements we wanted to! In the end it was ALL worth it!

So, without further ado here are the before and after pictures of our home... the White House ;)

Before Exterior View:


Before Entrance:


Yes...I had to paint the door yellow :)

One of my favorite pictures of my grandma Echo is framed in this entryway....

Before Mini-Library:


An English teacher's have their own library!

Before Living Room: 


So excited to have our first couch and be able to ditch the college futon! Wahoo!

Lovely gift from my parents....electric fireplaces are nifty :)

 Before Dining Room:

Biggest Improvement Award ;)


Yes...hardwood floors...aaahhh...

This gorgeous table was made by my father-in-law...AMAZING.

Antique Chairs that had been collected by my mother...LOVE.

Love upcycling...barnwood we got from some friends and turned into baseboard!

Before Kitchen:

This makes me cringe....


Much better! Fresh paint on walls and cabinets!

Our little coffee bar...this was a must!

Fell in love with the exposed brick right when we viewed this house!

Before Bathroom:

A little color can do wonders to a room...



Before Master Bedroom:

After Master Bedroom:

Our cute puppy, Titus, taking a pose :)

DIY Window Frames for our headboard was a must!

Before Hallway:


Before Guest Bedroom:


Before Computer/Craft Room:


Finally my dream craft room...still adding on, but it's a start!

That's my hubby :) Getting ready to get his gaming on...

 Before Mancave:



We are so BLESSED to have this as our home, and can't wait to raise a family here :) We would love to hear some comments below!

~Wishing you creative bliss!~