Just a Girl Blog http://www.justagirlblog.com A Lifestyle and Design Blog Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:10:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Midweek Mentions http://www.justagirlblog.com/midweek-mentions/ http://www.justagirlblog.com/midweek-mentions/#respond Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:10:35 +0000 http://www.justagirlblog.com/?p=10852 Author information
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Well what d’ya know? Here on a Wednesday! Tapping back into my Midweek Mentions that you seem to like!
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This time of year always has me finding things that bring comfort. Blankets, textural items…and a wine tumbler.
1. Did you hear the word? Crocs. They’re making a comeback, people! My daughter received the gray pair above. She wears them for softball tournaments so she doesn’t have to wear her cleats all the time. Just trust me–they’re back.
2. That stunning picture with the beautiful view? I shared it on Instagram this week, and I think it’s safe to say people agreed with me. It’s beyond beautiful, and I would LOVE to look at that view every day!
3. I’m on the hunt for throw pillows. The problem here is that I’m always on the hunt for pillows. I like pillows on beds; I like pillows for guests; I like inside pillows; I like outside pillows! It’s a never-ending battle that eats at my inner core on a daily basis. I’m sure there’s therapy for it somewhere. These pillows from Etsy caught my eye–especially because they’re affordable!
4. Speaking of therapy…I received one of these wine tumblers from a student for Christmas (funny in itself!), and I love it! I’m not a huge drinker, but I have to have my drinks cold! Score 1 student!
5. And I’m pretty sure I saved the best for last. I stumbled on these jeans/jeggings/leggings from Old Navy, and they changed my life. Now four women that I work with have the same jeans because we’re so in love! They have a BAND at the waist, people! Old Navy Rockstar Jeans for President? Yes. Here’s my vote.
So there’s what I’m eyeing and buying this week! Hopefully you enjoyed a little virtual eye candy yourself. 🙂
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Book Club Beginnings http://www.justagirlblog.com/book-club-beginnings/ http://www.justagirlblog.com/book-club-beginnings/#respond Mon, 15 Jan 2018 04:13:09 +0000 http://www.justagirlblog.com/?p=10847 Author information
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I am an English teacher who doesn’t read books. 

There. I said it. I read ferociously, ok? Just…not books. So my resolution is to change that. I have joined a book club with my girlfriends, and now I’m asking you to join!

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If you’re like me, you want to read more. Finding the time, however, is another issue. Work, spouses, kids, hours binge-watching Netflix…I get it. But let’s take reading back, people! Let’s read like we’ve never read before! (Imagine me standing on stage with an echoing microphone at this point. I think it helps the effect.)

January Book

Before We Were Yours

Full disclosure–I read this already. I’m kind of a month ahead of you. Rule #1 of book club etiquette. Don’t read the book ahead of the rest of your group. #oops


From Amazon: Based on one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals–in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country–Lisa Wingate’s riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong.

You can purchase it from any of the links I provided here–including through Kindle, which is what I use–borrow it from someone, or check it out from the library!

Just a Girl Book Club!

Perhaps you want to read it with me. Maybe you don’t want to read it now, but you just appreciate the suggestion–either way is fine with me! I will be back at the end of the month to do a brief review of it, and you’re welcome to chime in in the comments section! I welcome it!

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I did it! I survived another year of decorating cookies with a ton of teenagers! I’ve been hosting this cookie decorating party for years, and it’s fun to look back and see how it has evolved.

how to set up a hot cocoa bar

It started small with a few girls, moved into something massive with way too many girls, came back to just a handful of girls, and this year…..BOYS. Hello!

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The conversation this year went something like this-

Mom, you don’t have to, like, decorate that much this year.” Aka…”Mom, please don’t, like, decorate that much this year.”

“Oh ok, honey. I won’t.” Aka…”Girl! You better watch yo self! Mama is decorating! That’s what she do.”

We should probably work on our communication skills.

Christmas party buffet

Sugar shakers for all the sprinkles. Whoa. That changed my life.cookie decorating supplies

Pre-made cookies that I threw in the oven. Another life changer.

ready to bake cookies

Aaaaand a hot cocoa bar. My fav.

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cute hot cocoa bar

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how to decorate for Christmas

And finally…the cookies were sent home. I love these foil containers and use them every year! I purchase them at Gordons Food Service (cheap), and they hold so many cookies!

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And now I rest. And eat lots–and lots–of cookies!

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2018 Golden Globes Fashion Recap http://www.justagirlblog.com/hosting-a-cookie-decorating-party/ http://www.justagirlblog.com/hosting-a-cookie-decorating-party/#respond Mon, 08 Jan 2018 01:46:00 +0000 http://www.justagirlblog.com/?p=10807 Author information
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I’m 44 years old, and I’ve been watching the Golden Globes for about 44 of them. I thought it might be fun to show you some of my favorite fashions from the night. Deep? No, but these award shows are like the Super Bowl for us. It’ll be great!

Thank you to People Magazine for these images. I literally stalk them all night to see each attendee. Head over to their site to see more!

Ok…literally my heartthrob! My. Favorite. Chris Hemsworth, folks. Easy on the eyes.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP/Shutterstock (9309494fw)
Chris Hemsworth arrives at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, Calif
75th Annual Golden Globe Awards – Arrivals, Beverly Hills, USA – 07 Jan 2018

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 07: Actor/rapper Common attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

My top 3…The velvet combined with the beautiful back? Ugh! Love it!

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 07: 75th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS — Pictured: Actror Dakota Johnson arrives to the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 07: 75th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS — Pictured: Actor David Harbour arrives to the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 07: 75th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS — Pictured: Actor Gal Gadot arrives to the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

One of my other favorites–’cause her body is spectacular! Weird? #creeper

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 07: 75th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS — Pictured: Actor Halle Berry arrives to the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

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75th Annual Golden Globe Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA – 07 Jan 2018

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 07: 75th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS — Pictured: Actor Mary J. Blige arrives to the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 07: Actor Matt Smith attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Roseanne Barr arrives at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, Calif
75th Annual Golden Globe Awards – Arrivals, Beverly Hills, USA – 07 Jan 2018

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 07: 75th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS — Pictured: Actor Halle Berry arrives to the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 07: 75th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS — Pictured: Actor Angelina Jolie arrives to the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

My other favorites from the night. So classic, right?BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 07: 75th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS — Pictured: Actors Reese Witherspoon (L) and Eva Longoria arrive to the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 07: 75th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS — Pictured: Actor Dwayne Johnson arrives to the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

And in case you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, the attendees are all wearing black as a means of solidarity against sexual harassment and inequality within the workplace. Pretty cool.

If you want to learn more about “Time’s Up” please go read. It is a fund started by Hollywood actors in order to cover legal fees for women or men in sexual harassment lawsuits. Pretty powerful!

Ok. I’m done. I’m a movie fan. Can you tell?!

 

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2017 In Review http://www.justagirlblog.com/2017-in-review/ http://www.justagirlblog.com/2017-in-review/#respond Wed, 03 Jan 2018 00:20:59 +0000 http://www.justagirlblog.com/?p=10788 Author information
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I’m posting my year-in-review three days into the next year. Would you expect anything different from me? #late

So I struggled on the blog front just a little bit, but it was a full year on the personal side! Let’s see what happened, shall we?

We built a deck. At the end of summer. (see hashtag above) We will have a grand reveal for you next spring, but Build Direct has some awesome products that we worked with! Stay tuned…

Build Direct deck

I took over as student council advisor this year. We have about 650 kids in each class, so it kept me a little busy. I put on my first homecoming dance, and it was a success! 490 kids and no one broke any laws! That I know of.

Speaking of Homecoming–my son was nominated to court this year. Handsome and extremely friendly–so proud!

 

Oh. And I took his senior pictures. THAT’S not stressful at all!

Then we decided to slow things down a bit (lies) and do some college visits. #columbiabound

Lest we forget that I have a daughter, we were plenty busy with that one too. Miss Thing is quite the baller, so we travel with her often during the summer. Notice the hottie on 3rd base. #coachdad

But of course, she’s ALL girl. She loves to dress up, and she knocked her first homecoming dance out of the park. (Get the reference?) Har har.

And some of the biggest news this year? HAVEN is moving to Charleston! My team is hardworkin’, y’all. We are super excited and are already planning for July.

So did I remodel a bunch of rooms? Uhh no. But man did I spend some quality time with my fast-growing kids! If you’ll excuse me, I now have to go plan for a graduation open house. Please hold me.

 

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Pergo Laminate Flooring http://www.justagirlblog.com/pergo-laminate-flooring/ Thu, 28 Dec 2017 02:48:09 +0000 http://www.justagirlblog.com/?p=10435 Author information
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You guys. I’m going to jump right to it. The basement flooring is finished! We’ve been doing SO many projects down there that it took a minute to get it actually cleaned up (aka sawdust for days!). Wanna see?

Pergo Smoked Chestnut

Did you just gasp? ‘Cause I gasped. And I know what it looks like! That concrete floor has been taunting me for years, and I silenced with some good ol’ Pergo flooring! Woot! What’s my name, concrete? What’s my name?!

Pergo floor

Clearly, we have a lot of work to do. That huge hole in the wall could use a giant fireplace. But really…do you even notice it with that gorgeous Pergo floor whispering gently to you? It’s not a scary whisper. But…all whispers are a little scary, eh?

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I’m calling it now. Getting new flooring is the game-changer. There are so many layers that need to be done, but this makes it a room! A room I want to send my teenagers down to. Like STAT.

wood laminate floor

You obviously have a bit of a sneak peek here. We’re doing some cool trim work in certain areas, and that Smoked Chestnut goes perfectly with the paint I’ve chosen. Score 1 for Chris.

Smoked Chestnut Pergo

My story (and love for!) with Pergo is not finished yet. Would you believe me if I said my in-laws loved our floor so much that they had their entire main level done with Pergo Laminate?! You should believe me. ‘Cause it would be weird to bring that up if it wasn’t true.

Pergo floorsI can’t encourage you enough to try out Pergo. Grab a sample (or 10) to see if Pergo works for you (it will). I am beyond happy with ours. Happy shopping!

Disclaimer: I am partnering with Pergo floors for this project. They have provided me with the materials needed, but all opinions are my own.

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Christmas House Tour http://www.justagirlblog.com/christmas-house-tour-2/ Mon, 18 Dec 2017 05:38:10 +0000 http://www.justagirlblog.com/?p=10586 Author information
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It’s a Christmas tour! With really cool bloggers! And it got me to blog today!

Hi. I’m Chris. I have abandoned my blog for the last several weeks because life is sucking the energy out of me to do anything other than survive! Easy, drama queen. I do have LOTS to show you though! How about we start with Christmas. With some of my best friends.

Beth from Home Stories A to Z is posting today too! We’re keeping this tour small and gorgeous, y’all. Please go visit everyone!

Perhaps we should start at the beginning? Snow…and lots of it in these parts! And it decided to downpour on the day I went to take pics. Yeesh!

I made my own winter urns again this year, and I think I’m starting to perfect it. By now, I’ve collected enough sticks and pics that it’s free every year. We like free.

If you want to see other urns I’ve put together you can see them here, here, and here.

I also spruce up the window boxes. They are so buried right now that you can’t even tell I did anything. The snow gods are against me.

Ok…come on in! I’m a bit obsessed with fresh greens, and I try to decorate my house with them as much as possible. Well, let’s be honest. As much as my wallet will allow.

I found a new photo grid at Michaels that I’m using as a card holder. But then…I don’t really receive any cards, so it was kind of unnecessary.

My living room is my favorite. I come home from work, get into my pajamas, and sit by the fire–even if I have to get dressed again to go out! It’s just too cozy to deny it.

The wrapping looks more intense than it was. Only two of those boxes were actually wrapped! The buffalo check is a paper, but everything else is just a box with a ribbon on it. DONE. You’re welcome.

So there’s a quick tour of JaG land! Would you believe I’m still decorating? I’ve hosted three Christmas parties already, and I have one. more. to go. Then I’m going to nap until New Years.

Please go visit my friend Beth from Home Stories A to Z! She’s my best blog friend, and I apparently only surround myself with people who know how to decorate. I loooove her new home! And her. 🙂

More bloggers all week!!!

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Brooch Magnets http://www.justagirlblog.com/brooch-magnets/ http://www.justagirlblog.com/brooch-magnets/#comments Sun, 10 Sep 2017 14:04:00 +0000 http://gator685.hostgator.com/~jagirl/?p=2192 Author information
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Anyone else out there have a thing for magnets? Like, every time you see them, you want them. Or you look at something and think, “Oh, I could make a magnet out of that.” Yeah, I wonder if there’s a support group for it. ‘Cause I’ve got some issues.

Brooch Magnets

Some time ago I had written that my grandparents moved in with my mom and told me they wanted me to take anything valuable.  Being the sentimental sap that I am, I quickly took anything and everything that had meaning to me–namely, my grandmother’s brooches.

jeweled brooches

I thought it was such a personal item that I would cherish for years. Her brooches and my grandfather’s collection of fedora hats have always intrigued me. It’s a tangible reminder of a more formal time period that doesn’t seem to exist anymore.

make magnets with brooches

Trying to figure out what to do with them/how to display them/how to do them justice, I simply did nothing for months. But THEN…I came up with an idea.

jewelry magnets

Why not turn this little $7.00 beauty into a framing piece for the brooches, yet still be reminded of my grandmother while using them? Brilliant, Chris.

hot pink mirror

Want a tutorial? Good “cause I’m gonna give one. I went to Lowes and purchased a piece of sheet metal in the plumbing department. I laid the frame backing over it and cut the measurements with a utility knife. They have fancy schmancy scissors that cut sheet metal, but I used an old pair of scissors I had around the house. It worked perfectly.

magnetic sheet metal

It was a scary moment, but I took some wire cutters and cut the backs off of each pin. No going back now.

jeweled brooches

They offer a wide variety of magnets in craft stores, but NONE of them work like the ones below. Trust me—I’ve wasted some money figuring that out. These babies are strong! I glued them on with some E-6000 glue. Also very strong!

jewelry glue

Spray painting the sheet metal black helps the brooches show off their color better (I think), and it turned out beautifully.

spray painted frame

Another treasure that came with me was my grandmother’s recipe box. It’s full of hand-written family recipes, and I just love it! There’s just something about hand-written items.

family recipe

I paired it with a couple of my favorite pictures of them called it good. I love neutrals, but the color in this project has me smitten.

magnet board

The moral of this story? Don’t be afraid to show off family treasures in a non-traditional way. I think about how long these beauties remained hidden simply because I wasn’t thinking “out of the box”, and it’s so disappointing. So go forth and rethink those heirlooms that have been stored away for too long.

framed magnet board

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Beautiful Barn Wedding http://www.justagirlblog.com/beautiful-barn-wedding/ Mon, 21 Aug 2017 03:07:59 +0000 http://www.justagirlblog.com/?p=10423 Author information
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Good friends of ours were married a while ago, and I just kind of never posted about it (whoops). It was seriously the prettiest wedding I’ve ever been to, and I asked the bride if I had permission to share photos. Thank the lord she said yes!

I think it goes without saying that my friend made a ga-horgeous bride! This post, however, is allll about the decor. I couldn’t resist at least one picture of the beautiful couple.

Most photos were taken by the very talented JamieSarah Photography. They did such an amazing job. Enjoy!

rustic wedding reception

wedding cupcake barrustic table setting

Barn wedding reception

Let’s take a moment to realize that these next several pictures were taken with my old cellphone. I clearly don’t do the wedding justice, but I couldn’t resist.

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Haven 2017 http://www.justagirlblog.com/haven-2017/ Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:30:55 +0000 http://www.justagirlblog.com/?p=10481 Author information
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I’m back and rejuvenated from Haven Conference! Woot! It was a great success, and I was able to see so many of my dear friends! Never enough time though, ya know? #imissthem

Haven Conference

Haven conference

I think I would be remiss if I didn’t shout out our incredible sponsors! I’m telling you–good people to work with!
conference sponsors

Oh. Did I mention that I met Clint Harp. Rumor has it he could not WAIT to meet me. He was pretty star struck. #liesClint Harp Haven

If you’ve been to Haven, you know that we know how to throw a good party. Tropical, flamingoes, and awesome food? Yes, please!


haven buffet

I stupily didn’t take many pictures of classes, but I did catch the watercolor class by Mrs. Craftberry Bush. So fun, eh?

Watercolor class
Ryobi interview

Closing ceremonies. With lots of giveaways. And humor. Hope you didn’t miss it!

Haven 2017

We certainly can’t thank you enough for helping us be such a success! And now…we plan for next year! See you in Charleston, Mavens!

Haven Team

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