Wednesday, July 31, 2013

DIY Vintage Teal Mason Jars


 I have always LOVED those old teal mason jars that you find at vintage flea markets and shops. However they are usually super expensive and hard to find. This week my aunt and I decided to create some of our own and they turned out wonderful.   

We went to Michael's and bought the Americana transparent glass paint.

Next we painted the jars with a paint 
brush and set them aside to dry for 4 days.
After the 4 days we put them in the oven at 275 F for 30 min 
( following the directions on the back of the paint).
After they are baked let them cool completely.

I wanted to show you the difference between an authentic teal jar and my own.

On the left is the authentic jar/On the right is my DIY jar
Pretty impressive eh?

Stick some flowers in it and you are done!
If you liked this tutorial stay tuned for my Coffee Filter Peonies shown in the photos below.

I hope your summer has been filled with blessings.
If you don't already follow Simply Shabby I would love to have you! :)
~ Haleigh

Monday, July 22, 2013

My Room

Have you ever wondered what my bedroom looks like? Probably not, but I'll show you anyway. :)

A few of my favorite peices
See my cute green reading chair. My mom founds this at an estate sale for $15! I love it!

Look at my vintage roll top desk

 Oh for the love of typewriters! I absolutely love them!

This was my grandpa's when he was a child.

 Dust Ruffle

Hope chest

My dresser
(don't look at the missing nobs ;)

Here are some rooms that I love and that inspire me when decorating my own room.
You seriously can't look at them without drooling!


Elegant teen girls room. I simply ADORE the green cabinet, the coral hanging puff and the word on string..such lovely ideas.


cottage chic bedroom

so elegant

ahhh some day...

Friday, July 19, 2013

Fun Summer Products

I love summer!!! Here a few products that I have tried and love! Enjoy the summer sunshine :)

Sweet Tart Revlon lipstick. 
$6.49 at Target

 Beach Babe 
$4.74 at Walmart

Scunci Headbands!
$2.98 at Walmart

eos Lip Balm
$3.49 at Ulta
eos Smooth Lip Balm Sphere, Sweet Mint

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$15.00 at Target
Women's Merona® Emily Braided Strap Gladiator Sandal - White

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Women's Merona® Emily Braided Strap Gladiator Sandal - Assorted Colors



Monday, July 8, 2013

Girls Retreat

My mom and I recently hosted a Girls Retreat at our house. It was so much fun and it went better than we could have ever imagined. My mom teaches a girls Bible study and the book we just finished was called 
Set Apart Femininity by Leslie Ludy.

It is a wonderful book about God's sacred call for all women. It gives girls practical ways to keep God as their First Love and to honor Him in everything they do! I would highly recommend this book.  

Anyway, Leslie, the author of the book spoke at a girls conference in Colorado and my girls Bible study watched a live simulcast in my living room. If you would like to learn more about Leslie and her ministry or you are interested in hosted a simulcast yourself you can visit her website Set Apart Girl

The key to hosting a girls conference in you home is to: 
1. Invite girls who are serious about honoring the Lord and living a set apart life for Him. 
 2. Make them feel welcome.
I made cute note books to hold the conference's notes for all the girls.

3. Make yummy food! :)

Ok seriously tho...this desert was incredible (thank you Pinterest)!

If you want to make this yourself the recipe is found Here.

4. Have the right equipment.

We set up a white screen and a projector in the living room. 

We also bought the notes so everyone could follow along.

5. Decorate!

Our theme colors were pink and green.

We had lilies on the table to represent that we are like "lilies among thorns" from Solomon 2:2.

We all had a wonderful time of friendship and fellowship and we would love to do it again. Big thanks to my Mom who worked so hard to pull it all off. :) 
I hope you are having a wonderful summer! If you have any questions just leave a comment below...if you don't have any questions...still leave a comment below because they make me happy ;)

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