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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

DIY: Single board Serving Tray


I've been on the search for a great and cheap tutorial to make a serving tray.  I didn't need something fancy, just something simple and classic to serve drinks on.  Everything had sea glass or stones or paint.  So I decided to DIY and take my single plank tattered bathtub shelf and give it new life by tayloring it into a tray.


What you need:
single board 
rope or chain/old necklace


The board that I had was 34 inches long and 7 1/2 inches wide.  So I decided to make my tray into the dimensions below:


Basically, I sawed my board into three pieces and then turned the three pieces so the tray was shorter than the original 34 inches.  Screw your pieces together by either just screwing them together through the wood or if you want to get fancy (and easy) use a kreg jig.




I decided to use an old gold necklace for my handles.  So I just chopped it in half using wire cutters.  Once you have your "handles" grab a drill and drill two holes per side, so you can loop through your rope or necklace.  Knot the ends or grab a glue gun and you're ready to go!  Anyone want a drink?

Friday, August 15, 2014

Five on Friday

Its been an expensive week round these parts.  Yesterday D and I celebrated our five year dating anniversary, and I cried when I found out what gift I was receiving...


{one} KITCHEN AID:  I don't even know how many times over the past five years I've mentioned wanting a Kitchen Aid.  And the day has finally come!  Ahhhh, look at that beauty.  I'm already dreaming about all the goodies I'm going to whip up... my own butter, lots of bread, tasty holiday cookies.

{two} Bose Soundlink Mini:  My gift to D was the pretty Bose Soundlink Mini!  This bad boy is a lot smaller than I thought it'd be, it literally fits into my palm, but the sound is amazing!  We'll be taking this with us camping, to cookouts, to the pool!  Hooray!


{three} Nail Art:  What do you think of my attempt?


{four} SouthernDoe Fall:  I am loving Southerndoe's fall line!  Ah I want some many things! Anyone want to send me a gift?


{five} Weekend:  What can I say? I'm excited for some weekend after a hard week at work!

Have a good one everybody!




Thursday, August 14, 2014

Trip: Mom and Dad in Texas


Hey Y'all!  Yes, I know I've been away for a while, but I've been busy preparing my house for the visit that just took place.  My Mom, Dad and little sister Alexandra came to visit me this past weekend.  They're definitely east coast people so it was fun to show them some Dallas, Texas!

{had to grab a pic before the aquarium}

{top golf is essential to a dallas trip}


{red museum downtown}

{jfk site}

{some serious pizza}

{the view from NYLO}

{thanks for visiting Mom and Dad}

Ps: I can't wait to share my top five tomorrow!  Today is my 5 year anniversary with D and my gift = ahhhhh! More on that tomorrow :)


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