...a blog about fashion and photography rolled into one...

...a blog about fashion and photography rolled into one...

Monday, August 10, 2015

DIY Cabinet Refacing

One of the things that I love doing is DIY projects! There are so many things around this house that needs replacing and upgrading. One example of that is our cabinets! The stains on them are really coming off.

There is nothing more I would love to do than refacing our cabinets with this oak veneer! I really love the finish and the way it looks! Only if we had the money right now. It always comes down to money issues why we couldn't do what we need to do!

My First Time Buying Michael Kors Bag!

As much as I would like to keep this handbag for myself, I just couldn't! I need the money more than the handbag! This is my first time buying a Michael Kors Handbag! There were having 50% summer sale last week and my friend showed me this handbag that was on sale for only $89! So I grabbed the opportunity to buy two, the Vanilla and Brown (not pictured) colors with the intention of relisting it on Ebay!

The brown one already got sold online and this one is still pending for purchase, so even if I want to keep it for me, I couldn't because it is already reserved for somebody! I am just so proud of myself because I don't have that urge anymore of buying handbags when I don't need them like I used to do. But I still ended up selling those Coach handbags anyway because I haven't used them, they were just sitting in the closet, taking up space and we needed the money bad. We are having a financial meltdown this year! So my way of helping is selling stuff on Ebay. Not really much but at least I am trying!

Playing With His Old Electric Guitar!

My husband is all geared up about playing with his old electric guitar! He pulled it out in the closet about two weeks ago and has been playing with it constantly. The sound kind of reminds me of a bunch of teenagers in a band practicing in a garage, but in a good way!

I am glad he's having an amazing time playing with his guitar. I am sure it brings back a lot of memories of the days when he was in a band. Just today, we went to a music store to buy strings for his guitar so he can replace the old ones, he also bought new guitar picks.

While we were there, he saw this sennheiser e609 guitar microphone, he was so tempted to buy it, but it was just too expensive to buy it right now! So I will keep that in mind. I might be able to get it for him for his birthday this year. I have plenty of time to save up some money!

It Has Been A Busy Week!

It has been a busy week in this household! With back-to-school is fast approaching, one week from now to be exact, I am glad that I am done buying school supplies for my soon-to-be 4th grader! There are going to be two of them now that are going to school this year. 

Like I mentioned on my previous post, my youngest son will be going to school as well, but we haven't bought him any school supplies since we do not what supplies he will be needing. We will find out after "Meet the Teacher" day, which will be held some time this week! 

Anyway, I am excited for my boys to go to school, but at the same time, I can't help to feel sadden as well. It will be so quiet in this house without my youngest son. I still cannot believe that he is going to school this year! I am going to miss him so much as well as the big brother! I love them both!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

He Will Be Going To School This Year!

We received a very good news last week that had us all very excited! My youngest son who is 3 and a half years old will be going to school this year! We are all very excited about and so does the soon-to-be schoolboy! He asks everyday if it's time to go to school yet, he's just too excited that he couldn't wait anymore! He is so looking forward to riding the bus with his big brother!

Anyway, this weekend is tax-free back to school shopping. That would be the perfect opportunity to shop for school supplies and save a little bit of money. Now that there's two of them, I am sure it will be a bit more expensive. I haven't bought him a backpack yet, but I might buy his first school backpack at this website that I stumbled upon online! They do personalization so that would be an awesome idea to have a personalized backpack for his first time! I am so excited for him also!

My Second Original Oil Painting

It has been a long, long time ago since I did my very first original oil painting! I have been wanting to do another painting but I kept putting it off since I didn't have all the materials to paint and I kept saying that I'll buy more canvas and oil paint colors that I ran out. But over 7 years had passed and I still hadn't done it until a week ago! I wasn't so sure if I still know how to do it or if I've forgotten all the technique that I've learned from watching Bob Ross video. 

So my husband decided that I should refresh my memory by watching more Bob Ross video and I did and I really think it helped me a lot although I am not that satisfied of the outcome of the painting but I really still think it's not that bad considering I haven't had any practice for several years!

Anyway, I would have loved to share the painting on here but I decided to join it in a contest and one of the rules is the painting haven't been shared to any social media platforms. So just to be cautioned, I am not sharing the photo of my painting until the contest is over! I am fully aware that I am not gonna win, but I just wanted to experience something like that because I have never experienced it before! As soon as the contest is over, I would really love to post my painting on here! :)