Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Trash to Treasure Tuesday

My husband and I have decided to venture into the "Trash to Treasure" business. I love it! I love painting or fixing things up. It is totally up my "alley" as my hubby would say. I am a sucker for buying lottery tickets so over the weekend hubby told me to stop and get some Powerball tickets. Well I couldn't resist and got a scratch off while I was at it. We like to play the $20 ones. I won $100! I was so excited. I used that money to buy a piece to refinish and then to buy some supplies I knew I would need for this and future projects. On my local garage sale site I found a cute table for $15. A steal right? I was so sad when I realized I didn't take a before picture. It was solid wood though.

We went a picked it up and brought it home. Hubby sanded it (which was optional but it had some scuffs so we wanted to make it more evened out) then I began painting. One coat didn't seem to be enough.

So I did a second coat...

And finally a third coat. I think the third time was a charm for this piece. Each one will be different depending on the color and look you are trying to achieve. We let it dry for 24 hours and then while I was at work hubby sanded it and waxed/sealed it. Here is the final product.

I think it turned out great! I am so excited! We have about $30 invested in this piece and I am trying to sell it for $50. Hoping it sells well and we can do this on the side to make a little extra money. :)

Have you ever tried to chalk paint anything? How did you like it?

Hope to see you tomorrow :)

The Cantrell's

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Kozy Shack Indulgent Pudding Giveaway

I am so excited to do my first giveaway since coming back to blogging. I had the opportunity to get a free pack of KozyShack Indulgent Pudding from BzzAgent. I had heard of KozyShack before but I had never tried them. They recently came out with a new line called "Indulgent Recipe". I generally like pudding so figured I would give it  try. When I got to Target I noticed they had chocolate, vanilla and salted caramel. I am a huge sucker for fall flavors so of course I went with the salted caramel. Speaking of, have you tried the new Greek yogurt that is salted caramel flavor? Its to die for! Love it! I enjoyed that one so much so I got the same flavor in pudding. Look how yummy it looks.

When I got home I quickly tried it. I mean it looked so good, I just didn't want to wait. My first thought when opening the package was the pudding looks thick. Surely there was an air bubble in there right? Nope. Just really thick pudding. Right then I knew I wouldn't be a frequent buyer because I am a total texture freak when it comes to food. Can't help it. But I do have to say the flavor was on point! I loved the caramel flavor. These would be the perfect "in bed, watching a movie and relaxing" type snack.

I received two free product coupons as part of my BuzzAgent kit. I used one to purchase my item and I am going to host a giveaway to let someone else try these puddings. :) This giveaway is only open to the continental US and to participants 18+.

a Rafflecopter giveaway Hope to see you tomorrow :)

The Cantrell's

Thursday, September 24, 2015

I'm Back!

Hey everyone! I am back from hiatus. So much has happened over the last 3 years... wow has it really been that long? Guess so. We are now a family of 4. Which makes my heart so happy. We welcomed "papoose" December 2014. Hubby got a job closer to home and I have been working on getting my personal trainer certificate. I will be certified in December of this year. I was just accepted to start back at our local university in January so I can finish my degree in management and then the plan is to get my masters in teaching. Life got a little rocky last year but this year seems to be amazing so far!

We took the boys to Disney for their first time over the spring and now I am trying to take them back as much as possible. The goose loves it. I took him and a friend of mine and her little boy there this past weekend. We all had a blast. Now to plan Octobers trip. ;)

I recently started training to run my first half marathon. I want to do the RunDisney race in February. It's been a goal of mine and recently I started a "30 by 30" list (which I will post more about later) and it is one of my goals.

We have recently made a couple changes around the house. With everything going on the past couple years I slacked off a bit. Not anymore. We painted our front door turquoise instead of the maroon that it was. And I bought this CUTE outdoor light from Pottery Barn. I am in LOVE. It is a little hard to see from the road but when you get up to the porch it is beautiful. Seems to flow perfectly with the new door.

Missed y'all!! Hope to see you back tomorrow. :)

The Cantrells


Saturday, September 1, 2012

~Gift for me~

So I decided to buy myself a gift.

Sure is cute isn't it! Getting ready to take little man to gymnastics practice. Afterwards, getting my hair done. First time since May! How crazy! I used to go every 3-4 weeks for highlights but life has been way to crazy lately. We are thinking of taking man to the local fair this weekend. He has never been big enough to ride the rides before so we haven't taken him to one since he was 3 months old. Bet he will love it. :) The big state fair is in two weeks and we are def. doing that one. Looking forward to fall! I love to make homemade pumpkin pie's and decorating. Best time of year!

What is your favorite time of year?

XoXo, The Cantrell's

Sunday, August 26, 2012

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Exciting News

So I have some exciting news for all of my followers... I have purchased my domain name! Pretty soon I will be live at www.chaoticcantrells.com I will able to do a little more with the site then and much better organization. I also can't wait to play with the look and feel of the site. This one always just seems so jumbled up, but I can't do too much with blogger. At least I don't think I can. :) Oh yea and I will be on wordpress. Very exciting!
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