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Friday, August 31, 2012

{Feature Friday} #79

Can I just say that I love looking at all your fabulous ideas linked up each week!
You sure make it hard for me to pick a few to feature. 

Here are just some of my favorites:

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Catch a Glimpse Party #95

It's time to party!
 Catch a Glimpse Button
What fabulous ideas do you have to share this week?

Rules:

1.) Link up any crafts, recipes, home decor, tips, etc.

2.) PLEASE be sure to link to your specific post not your general blog. (I will delete any posts that do not follow this criteria.)

3.) Add my button or a link to my blog in your post or somewhere on your blog so others can come party too. (You can find my button code by clicking on the button icon in the top, left column.)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Stenciled Bedroom Wall

We have this little alcove area in our bedroom. I guess it is suppose to be a sitting area but my husband's dresser is in the area along with our hampers and such. 
I had gotten a stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils and it is the Marrakech Trellis Allover Stencil and decided that it would look really pretty to put into the alcove for a little something extra. 
So this weekend I finally got to it and it looks great!


It was super easy to do as well! 
Here's how I did it.

Before Travis deployed we painted our bedroom a medium gray color.
While my parents were here for P's birth, my dad painted our master bathroom one shade lighter on the paint chip so I used the left over paint from our bathroom for the stencil.
 
To begin, I measured out and used a chalk line to find the center of my wall. 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

2 Month Adventures of Miss P

My baby girl just turned 3 months old on Friday!
 How can this be possible? Time is just flying by! 
She is getting so much more active and her little personality is starting to shine through more and more everyday. 

Here is a review of Miss P's 2 month adventures:

 What a difference a month makes! 
She got a little more meat on her bones from 1 month to 2 months and a little longer as well! 

My little cutie sporting her 2 month onesie! 
At her 2 month check up she weighed 10 lbs 9 oz and was 22 1/2 inches long. 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Canon T3 Camera Giveaway Winner!!!

It's the moment that y'all have been waiting for!
Are you ready to know if you are the lucky winner of the Canon T3 with 18-55 Lens?


Well, before I announce the winner, I have two points of business that I'd like to discuss.
First, I just want to take a second to thank all of the other amazing blogs that teamed up with me to make this amazing giveaway happen. You ladies are fabulous and can't wait for more fun collaborations together!
Please also take a moment to thank each of them!

Friday, August 24, 2012

{Feature Friday} #78

Happy Friday everyone! 
Do you have any big plans for the weekend? 

I am hoping, hoping being the key word here, to start on a project in my bedroom so wish me luck and that Miss P takes some good naps so I can get it done! :) 

I bet you all really would like to see today's features though, right? 
Well, here ya go! 


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Catch a Glimpse Party #94

Don't forget about the Canon T3 Camera Giveaway going on!! :)
  It ends tonight so hurry and enter if you haven't yet!

It's time to party!
 Catch a Glimpse Button
What fabulous ideas do you have to share this week?

Rules:

1.) Link up any crafts, recipes, home decor, tips, etc.

2.) PLEASE be sure to link to your specific post not your general blog. (I will delete any posts that do not follow this criteria.)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012

Round Table Makeover

We had this space between our family room and kitchen that was calling for a small table. I wanted something round to make it easy to get around and so I was on the hunt for something inexpensive.  
I struggled finding anything that I liked so finally one night I was browsing Craigslist and came across a moving sale with a small round table. I contacted the seller and luckily she still had it. So a few days later I popped on over to check it out and took that bad boy home with me. 
It was in pretty good shape but it did have some dings on the legs and I wasn't too keen on the stain color so I decided to give myself a project and gave this baby a makeover. 

Here is a before and after shot of the table. 
Like I said, it wasn't bad before but I wanted to change it a little and give it a fun color.
I got out my trusty little sander and sanded the entire table down.

Friday, August 17, 2012

{Feature Friday} #77

Happy Friday everyone! 
Thanks to everyone that linked up to this week's Catch a Glimpse Party
Of course, the party continues until Sunday night so if you haven't joined in on the fun yet, pop on over and link up your idea! 

Here are a few items that caught my eye:

DIY Antique Mercury Glass shared by Newlyweds

 Christina's Adventures created this Flower Trough

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Catch a Glimpse Party #93

Don't forget about the Canon T3 Camera Giveaway going on!! :)
 
It's time to party!
 Catch a Glimpse Button
What fabulous ideas do you have to share this week?

Rules:

1.) Link up any crafts, recipes, home decor, tips, etc.

2.) PLEASE be sure to link to your specific post not your general blog. (I will delete any posts that do not follow this criteria.)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

New Sponsor: Meet Bei Fiori

I'd like to introduce you all to A Glimpse Inside's newest sponsor, Marilyn from Bei Fiori.
 beiFIOR

Marilyn has some of the cutest items in her shop!
I love all her pillows but she also has some super fun Christmas items in her shop already as well.

Let me show you a glimpse of her talented work.

 Osnaburg Pillow Cover with Ruffles
I actually have this pillow cover and it is just as adorable in person as it is in this picture.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tasty Tueday: S'more Ideas

Have you seen the movie Sandlot? 
Do you remember the S'more scene when they are camping? 
That is totally one of my favorite parts of the movie and I could probably recite every line. 
Ham- "Would you like a S'more?"
Smalls- "S'more of what?"
Ham- "A S'more."
Smalls- "How can I have more of something when I haven't had anything to begin with?"


Anyways... August 10th was National S'more day and even though it has already past, I thought I would share a few S'more recipes I found on Kraft Foods.

Retakes on the Classic S'more:


Monday, August 13, 2012

Blogging Tip: How to Backup Your Blog


I haven't shared a blogging tip in a while and I did this tip over the weekend myself and thought it would be a good one to share with all of you. 
Unfortunately, this tip is only for those of you with Blogger blogs (using the new blogger version) since that is what I have. I'm sure you can also do this in WP but I can't show you how to do it in that. 

HOW TO BACKUP YOUR BLOG:

Have you thought about what would happen if you went to your blog one day and it was gone? 
Or what if you were messing around with your design and suddenly everything got completely messed up or disappeared? 
Well, if you backup your blog then you wouldn't have to worry about starting completely over! 
You could just upload your saved template and be as good as new. 

I backup my blog every few months but I should probably do it more often. 

So here is how to backup your blog. It is super simple!! 
 On your Blogger dashboard, click on the arrow that gives you the drop down menu.
From that menu, choose the "Template" option.

Friday, August 10, 2012

{Feature Friday} #76

Welcome to Feature Friday! 
Sorry I didn't post earlier but I wanted to give a good amount of time to the AWESOME Giveaway
 If you haven't entered to win a Canon T3 camera then WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?? 
Head on over to the giveaway post to enter! 


Ok... now onto this week's features! 

 Front porch makeover from Saving 4 Six

 Fortune Teller Garland created by Shaken Together

Thursday, August 9, 2012

GIVEAWAY: Canon T3 Camera!


Are you ready for an AWESOME giveaway?!?!? 
I'm so excited about this!! 

Have you been wanting a super nice digital camera? 
Well, I hope you are feeling lucky! :)

  PhotobucketA Glimpse InsidePhotobucketPhotobucket taradara  

OH YEAH! It's true!! 
I partnered up with 11 awesome blogs to bring you just about the best giveaway ever!
We are giving away a brand new DSLR camera- the popular Canon T3, equipped with an 18-55mm "kit" lens.
This is a perfect way to get you all set up and started with DSLR photography.   

The Canon T3 is one of the most popular entry level DSLR cameras on the market. It is lightweight, and you can buy tons of lenses to best fit your style of photography. While you learn more about your camera, you can use it's automatic settings- then move to aperture priority and manual modes fairly quickly! 
The 18-55mm "kit"lens included with this prize is a zoom lens that is great to begin with. It can work indoors, works with landscapes, and even portrait photography to make it a wonderful beginner all-around lens.

Catch a Glimpse Party #92

It's time to party!
 Catch a Glimpse Button
What fabulous ideas do you have to share this week?

Rules:

1.) Link up any crafts, recipes, home decor, tips, etc.

2.) PLEASE be sure to link to your specific post not your general blog. (I will delete any posts that do not follow this criteria.)

3.) Add my button or a link to my blog in your post or somewhere on your blog so others can come party too. (You can find my button code by clicking on the button icon in the top, left column.)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Miss P: 1 mth Adventures

Time sure flew by and I couldn't believe when P hit the one month mark!

 My mom made the embroidered month patch and I ironed it onto a onesie to take some pictures of P on her 1 month birthday, June 24th. 
Looking back at these pictures, it is amazing how much she has already changed!! 


The day after she turned 1 mth, she gave me her first REAL smile that I knew was for me and my heart melted. 
This was the morning after when I could get one in a picture. 
I LOVE IT! :) 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: Chocolate Silk Pie with Marshmallow Meringue

I received this recipe in an email from Kraft Foods and it looks so yummy! 
I love a good Chocolate Silk Pie and I am sure that marshmallow meringue is delicious!

 Chocolate Silk Pie with Marshmallow Meringue

Prep Time:  15 mins
Total Time: 2 hr and 15 mins 
Serves: 10 servings

What You Need:

-5 oz.  BAKER'S Bittersweet Chocolate, divided
-4 oz.  (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
-1 jar  (7 oz.) JET-PUFFED Marshmallow Creme, divided
-1 pkg.  (3.9 oz.) JELL-O Chocolate Instant Pudding
-1 cup  cold milk
-1 OREO Pie Crust (6 oz.)
-1 cup  thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping

Make It:


-Microwave 4 oz. chocolate in medium microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 to 1-1/2 min. or until melted, stirring after 1 min. Add cream cheese, half the marshmallow creme, dry pudding mix and milk; beat with mixer until blended. Spoon into crust.
-Beat remaining marshmallow creme and COOL WHIP in separate bowl until blended; spread over chocolate layer in crust.
-Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm. Use remaining chocolate square to make chocolate curls; arrange on pie.

Kraft Kitchens Tips:

How to Make Chocolate Curls:
Microwave 1 oz. chocolate on HIGH a few seconds or just until you can smudge chocolate with your thumb. Pull a vegetable peeler slowly along bottom of the chocolate piece to make curl. Repeat to make additional curls.


ENJOY!! 
 
allison

Friday, August 3, 2012

{Feature Friday} #75

You all impress me every week with your great ideas. 
Here are just a few that caught my eye this week.

 Chocolate, Chocolate and More shared this Fast Pizza Dough recipe

 Perfect Shade of Blue Shutters shared by Shabby Love