Tuesday, June 5, 2012

New Entertainment Center

Hello out there!  Hope everyone is having a great week!  Last week my husband and I celebrated 7 years of marriage.  My great man knowing me like he does bought me a new entertainment center for a gift!  Plus a beautiful card and flowers!  Here is a picture of the old entertainment center:

We got this one from Crate and Barrel maybe 4 or 5 years ago.  It has two shelves on either side and glass doors that slide.  My daughter has been climbing on this since she could walk and always playing with the glass doors.  The big spot behind the TV is where our old TV got ripped off the wall when our house was broken into(not ready to post about that event yet).  As you will see in the next pictures that looks alot better now.  So here is the new entertainment center and new organizing:

Yes!  Love it!  We got this one from IKEA.  It is an Expedit shelving unit turned onto its side.  I love all the openness of it.  The file boxes on the bottom left I got at the Container Store and I have had for years.  I just found a new use for them.  I am storing school mementos inside now.  You cannot really see it in the picture but in the bottom right we have a large case full of photo and music cds.  I have a new home for my scrapbooks too.  They fit perfectly on the shelf.  We also painted this wall a lighter color and it really shows well in the picture.
 These photo books I got from Target on clearance for less than $4.00 a piece.  The boxes are from IKEA.
Well, there we have it!  I am really enjoying our new entertainment center.  The best part, my daughter cannot climb on this one!  Well, not easily at least!  Have a great week and take some time to organize.

I linked up with:
The Gunny Sack
The NY Melrose Family
Fireflies and Jellybeans
The Taylor House

Friday, June 1, 2012

Summer Wreath

Happy Summer Time!  Well, technically not yet, but close enough here in Texas!  We got to 94 degrees here today.  Can you say hot?  HOT!

My son and daughter had some friends over today to kick off summer break.  Water guns, slip-n-slide, popsicles and cupcakes.  They had a good time.

Yesterday I decided to change the wreath up on the front door to make it a little more summer like.  Here is a picture of what it looked like for spring.

It took me forever to wrap it, so I left the yarn on and just made two minor changes.  I took off the flowers and used cupcake liners and stick pins.  I got the cupcake liner idea from Hating Martha(wreaths).  So simple, but it made a big change.  The second thing was changing the ribbon out.  Here is the new look.

Wow!  Simple changes can make such a big difference.  I really like it!  Welcome Summer!

I linked up with:
The Gunny Sack
Not JUST A Housewife
The REAL Housewives of Riverton
Sugar Bee Crafts
The NY Melrose Family