Painted Coffee Table

Here I go again, painting old items to make them "new" (and fabulous).
One of my favorite DIY projects in our condo is the coffee table that I painted.  Eric and I had an old brown wood coffee table that we were going to toss but last minute I decided to see if I could paint it to our liking.  Luckily, I was able to to paint it to our loving! All I did here was paint the legs and base black and then made black and white stripes for the top.  To make the stripes even I used thick painting tape (my favorite). For anyone who has old furniture laying around that they want to toss, hold that thought and try painting it first. As always, I used acrylic paint so it dried quickly and didn't cost much.  One piece of advice I have is to make sure the paint is totally dry before you put the painters tape on, otherwise when you rip the tape off you might get some paint with it too!

Tasty Green Juice

We all know eating your greens is right up there in importance next to sleep and exercise.  Start your day off right with this truly delicious green juice.  The spinach can be replaced with Kale if you prefer kale over spinach. 

1 Kiwi
10 Green Grapes
large handful of Spinach
1/2 Banana
1/2 green apple
1/4 cup Orange Juice
1/4 cup water

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.

St. Patrick's Day Treats

In the mood for some St Patrick's Day treats? So am I! Here are 3 quick and easy treats to make your St. Patrick's Day much sweeter

Fruit Skewers:
Place melon, grapes and kiwi slices on a wood skewer and serve

Lucky Charm Rice Krispies
Melt 3 tbsp butter in a large saucepan over low heat.  Add 40 marshmallows and stir until marshmallows are melted.  Mix in 6 cups of Lucky Charms. Flatten into a baking dish and let cool. Cut into squares and serve

Green Chocolate Pretzel Bites
Preheat oven to 175.  Lay pretzels on a baking sheet and place a Hershey Hug or Kiss on each pretzel.  Bake for about 3 minutes, or until kiss is melted.  Remove pretzels from the oven and place a green M&M on top. Let cool before serving

Prints with a Purpose

The best way to transition into spring is with a closet refresh. Even though temps don't warrant pulling out last year's springtime favorites, you can still brighten up your look with printed pieces. Prints are everywhere for spring, coming in all different forms; floral, geometric, and mirrored prints just to name a few.  I've found a handful amazing wear now pieces in prints I just can't resist!  Act fast because a few of the pieces are already marked down (even more of a reason to buy) and won't last long.

Images pictured in order from left to right:
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7 For All Mankind Printed Skinny A bit of a splurge, but totally worth it.

Nordstrom Long Sleeve Printed shift dress  On sale for 50% off! Only $29