Friday, November 16, 2018

Pumpkin & Chocolate Cheerio Treats


Hey y'all!  Can you believe that Thanksgiving is so soon!?  We are hosting and I'm pretty impressed with myself, because I have already done all of my shopping!  ðŸ‘ðŸ‘ðŸ‘  A few weeks ago I was at Trader Joe's and feeling festive.  AKA buying everything in the fall section...  These Pumpkin O's were terrible, like spit them out of your mouth terrible.  So rather than throw them away I decided to make some Cheerio Treats with them.   They turned out great and were SO easy to make!

Pumpkin & Chocolate Cheerio Treats

Ingredients:

4 TBSP Butter
1 - 10 oz bag Marshmallows 
5 Cups Pumpkin O's
1/2 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips

Directions:

1.  Grease a 9 x 13 inch pan.   

2.  Melt butter in a large sauce pan.  Add marshmallows and stir until melted.  

3.  Remove from heat and stir in the Pumpkin O's one cup at a time.    Stir in the chocolate chips.  

4.  Transfer mixture to pan, pressing it firmly into one layer.  Allow treats to cool completely before cutting.  



These would be a perfect addition to Thanksgiving if you have lots little ones running around.  I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

One Room Challenge {W6}: Fireplace and Finished!


I finished! I finished! I finished! I can hardly believe it but I made it to the finish line with a DONE room! Y’all there were definitely some moments when I didn’t think the room would come together. BUT IT DID!  ðŸ’ƒðŸ’ƒðŸ’ƒ

Can you tell I’m excited? I really had no idea what I wanted this room to look like when I started. Leading up to the challenge I kept texting some of my people asking for ideas... but they had nothing also. Before I get too ahead of myself, here are the first 5 weeks:
week 1 :: week 2 :: week 3 :: week 4 ::  week 5

I feel like I have learned a lot about redoing rooms since starting these One Room Challenges.  If you are tired of how your house looks just start with ONE room.  Then pick one month to dedicate some time to the room, and go for it!  Paint, target clearance, and Facebook marketplace can make your dreams come true! ðŸĪĢ Seriously y’all! Also, get rid of things you don’t love... I made around $500 selling stuff that was stored in THIS ROOM!




I can’t believe I ever let some someone sleep in here. Thankfully nothing was living under all that junk. 


One of the last missing pieces I had to do this week was finishing the fireplace. I really wanted to do something different than our upstairs fire place:



The problem was that I love the wood look... it just makes it look authentic and cozy!


I used this peel and stick tile from Amazon for the back of the fireplace.  Tall Tan Man cut me some firewood and that was it!  



One last thing I did in the room was add some hooks for towels/purses/jackets... or scarves!  


If you come stay with us, please don't leave a wet towel on the floor.  I think the worst smell in the world is musty towels.  ðŸ˜‚  This might sound crazy but towels go in the trash once they smell bad in this house!  Above the hooks I added a US map.  I'm going to leave a metallic pen for people to sign the map when they come see us.  Come on Alaska, come see us! 

 
I'll be on instastories later to share the room with y'all! Please let me know if you have any questions or want any sources!  ðŸ’—










Thank you for visiting and following along with my adventure!  

One Room Challenge™ Guest Participants, Week 6
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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

One Room Challenge {W5}: The Missing Puzzle Pieces



You know those nightmares when you're trying to get ready and you're moving in slow motion?  Like it’s impossible to get your socks on or make copies for a presentation.  Welcome to Leslie’s week 5 of the One Room Challenge. ðŸĪŠ I’m going to blame this on the Halloween craziness and an emotional two year old.  Is this just me or was last week nuts?! 🙋🏞‍♀️ 

I really wanted to get more done this week but it's ok, because we have ONE MORE WEEK! This week was all about getting some missing puzzle pieces.  I reeeally wanted a big comfy chair for the room, because this room is huge... and who doesn’t love a big chair? My one problem, the budget... budgets aren’t fun but they do stretch your creativity! I decided I wanted a chair for about $50. Jokes on me, right?! ðŸ˜‚

Wrong!


I STOLE {not literally} this chair for $50! 💃🏞. I made sure of a couple things before purchasing it on Facebook Marketplace: non smokers, good shape and from a nice neighborhood.  That might sound snobby/mean/wrong but I wanted a nice chair.  This chair isn’t perfect. It needs to be cleaned which is on my to do list for when my mom is here next month. 😂 Get excited mom!!! 


The faux fireplace was something I really wanted Tan Tan Man to build and I had to do some major convincing for him to do it. Tall Tan Man wants everything to serve a purpose and pretty isn’t a purpose to him. Thankfully, he loves me enough to buy into my crazy ideas! It still needs some type of insert {ideas please!} and decor, but it’s totally gorgeous!



Thanks honey! Last thing I did this week was hang this painting I got from my Grandad.  It was painted by my Great Great Aunt Jewell. It will eventually make its way up stairs when I know my boys won’t destroy it... or I have a space they are not allowed in. ðŸĪĢ







ONE more week!!!  Who wants to be our first guest?!

One Room Challenge™ Guest Participants, Week 6

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

One Room Challenge {W4}: New Bedding & Side Tables




It's week 4 of the One Room Challenge and I finally feel like the room is coming together! I just wish I could of taken better pictures...  This room is so hard to take great pictures of because  the lack of natural light.  It was impossible not to have terrible shadows so please forgive me!  If you want to check out my other weeks they are here:


This is going to sound dorky but I was on a decorators high yesterday. 😂 There is something about not having a clue how a room will come together and then all of a sudden it does. This week I got all the bedding put together and painted some side tables! 



The bedding was not an easy decision because I knew it would dictate the feel of the room.  I didn't want boho, floral, buffalo check or ever a plain white comforter.  So a few months ago I picked up this clearance duvet from Target {only $34!} and was pretty sure I would be returning it. #indecisive 



Now I’m wishing I would of bought the king size for our bedroom too! Tall Tan Man would love all the tassels. 😂 I also got these new sheets for the bed which really makes me want to sleep in the basement.  Tall Tan Man can get up with the baby right?! The side tables I used were ones I’ve had for years.  I’m a believer in buying solid wood furniture with good lines because you transform them many times!



I bought this table in college from an antique shop and it was a distressed white... then I painted it black... then I painted it blue... and then I stripped it all off back to the bare wood. It just never looked great {and someone, cough cough my DAD, put his cups on it} and I felt like this room already had enough stained wood with the headboard. 



After a trip to Ace and turning down $30 chalk paint, I decided I could make my own paint. I already had a quart of black chalkboard {not chalk} paint and a flat white paint I could mix to get the grayish black color I wanted { for free dollars 💃}.  Here is the other side table I painted for the room:


before...



They definitely turned out a little bluer than I planned, but it ok because navy is my favorite color!  







Again, sorry for the crazy lighting... I'll leave you with my favorite shots from my third and final attempt to capture the space!



That's some sexy lighting for y'all! 😂

One Room Challenge™ Guest Participants, Week 6

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

4 Month Old Levi

"Mom, you better get this posted before I'm 5 months old!"

I am soooo behind! 😎  I was good about taking these pictures when Levi turned 4 months {Oct. 1st}, but life happened and I'm just getting around to posting them.  







He is growing like a weed!  I love having these pictures because I've already forgotten how tiny he was.  At Levi's 4 month doctor's visit he had gained about 9 lbs and grown 7 inches.  Maybe thats why he still gets up at night to nurse... ðŸ˜ĒðŸ˜ī  Levi is still the happiest baby unless you are trying to give him a bottle.  Which he is still refusing!  He loves playing in his play yard and would rather lick the ground than raise his head during tummy time.
  





Levi took his 3rd trip on a plane to Oklahoma and slept through his first two tailgates.  The OU brainwashing has already begun!!!  #gotoOU #please 

Since his 4 month appointment he has been eating like a champ.  He has not refused any solids but still looks confused when he is eating.  Mack is definitely use to him being around now and is still so sweet to him.  He talks baby talk to him and loves to give him kisses.  Levi loves watching his brother but doesn't love it when he talks 2 inches from his face.  

I'll be back on Thursday for my week 4 update on the basement guest bedroom!  It is a little ridiculous how excited I am about the transformation!  ðŸ’ƒ 

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