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Mum’s Kitchen DIY Idea

My Mum is amazing you guys, I mean seriously! With getting the tiny house and prepping for it and all she came up with the best idea for tiny kitchen organization! My Mum loves the Harney & Sons teas (as do I!) and they come in these little metal tins. Mum gave me two tins and told me to save them to fix up and use as kitchen storage.

Now I’m not the most creative at times so while Mum was seeing adorable little storage tins, all I could see was this:

I kept them and collected the others she had given me. I still had no idea what to do with them! One day when I was at my Mum and Dad’s, she gave me an idea for them. With her idea in mind I went to the store to buy some good metal spray paint.

I picked a light teal color for the first three tins. I sprayed the lids and the tins with the spray paint:



Afterwards Mum gave me some chalkboard labels that I put on the tins:


Voila! Adorable little storage tins with cute little labels! I love the way they turned out! I will definitely come back to Mum for more storage and DIY ideas! Thanks Mum!

Not only is my Mum good at giving me ideas, she also has a blog! If you want to go look at her blog and see what other DIY’s, recipes, and decorating she has done over the years click here.

I love the idea of reusing items and making my own decorating and storage things for my house. It will help give my home the look I want it to and will seem more me.

I hope everyone is having an enjoyable summer! What are some of your little projects you’re working on? I would love to find out! (:



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Hello There…

Hello everyone, it’s me again! I’m back! How are you? How’s work or school? Any big plans for the summer? Good, good, nice to hear that. I’m so sorry for the long absence, I didn’t mean to be gone this long. Well it looks like we all have some catching up to do so here goes!

I’m still on night shift at work, but now I’ve been moved to dispatching. There is a bit more involved in this position, but I have a bigger desk so that’s nice. I will start college back up in the fall with Arkansas History as the number one class I need to take. I probably should’ve taken it when I was working on my associates degree, but I didn’t need it. So now here I am needing it for my bachelors degree.

Towards the end of last month I went and put the down payment on my tiny home! It should be completed being built towards the end of June! Then it’ll be time to start fixing it up from the inside out. I’m very excited about this and can’t wait to get started!

This summer I am also going to work on finding a better all around schedule for life. Mainly a better sleep schedule that won’t make me tired for work, but will also help me not sleep all day when I’m off work. I also want to work on blogging more, I’ve been trying to find a better schedule for blogging and this summer I will find it!

I hope your summer has started off great and I will talk with y’all soon!

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Battle of Jefferson TX Part 2

Sarah and I left our hometown in the afternoon to travel to Jefferson, TX. It was about an hour and a half-ish drive to Jefferson. For me it was the shortest distance out of the state driven to an event- and as someone who gets carsick easily it was also the easiest drive!

Two pictures I took while we were driving there.

The downtown area is so beautiful! I loved the brick roads and the lovely brick buildings. My favorite building out of the downtown area was the Jefferson General Store. Stepping foot in the general store was like stepping back in time. I’m looking forward to going there again!



Sarah saw this card and had me stop to look at it. It was so cute! They had quite of selection of adorable cards!



We also got a selfie with John Wayne!

A beautiful church, a lovely home and magnolia tree, and a downtown museum..

That Friday night there was a street dance. Not many attended, but those who did had a lot of fun dancing, laughing, and talking the night away. In fact (between you and me) I enjoyed the street dance a lot more than the actual ball….don’t tell Sarah that though! ;)