Thursday, October 3, 2013

For the little people....

So in less than a year we will be moving 500 miles away for the hubby's job. Meaning, I will have no job. I am by far not the breadwinner in our household, but my income makes this blog and any home projects possible (along with my Starbucks and boot addiction, but that's a problem for another day).
Since, I can't twerk and don't own a foam finger, my original plan to be the new Hannah Montana is out...so this blog baby of mine has to grow.
This means that within the next year my small E-design business, and this blog need to start earning their keep and generate some type of an income, which it doesn't always do right now. In other words, this blog needs to grow so that I can someday make it my full time job.
What this means for you?
-More posts, some being sponsored but regardless more content for all my beloved readers and hopefully good content.
-Better marketing..Social media is the best free marketing out there for a blogger, so hopefully I will learn to utilize this.
-A whole new organization system...This blog should run like a well oiled machine, but it's far from it now. Hopefully I will learn to run this blog like a small business, which should mean more organization in the future. Posts shouldn't be all over the place, they should be posted in an organized matter, and that is my new goal.
I'm hoping by putting this out there I will begin holding myself to higher standards, posting three or more times a week, doing more/better sponsor upkeep, and putting myself and my brand out there in the world a little more. Wish me luck and thanks for your support!

Now onto our regular scheduled post:
Our house seems to be infested...infested with little people...we tried spraying but they just keep coming back. The hubby, has three much younger brothers...in fact, Race is 26 years older than his youngest brother. They spend a lot of time at our house, what can I say, they love us.
While at the Ikea in Dallas a couple weeks ago, I had to grab one of those Latt tables for the boys, that I see hacked everywhere. I mean come on, $15 for a table and two chairs...you can't beat it. The reason for the price is because in raw form it looks like this:
Not completely terrible...if you like super boring and bland furniture in your house...which I don't. So I changed it...
Like everything else from Ikea, it came in 1,000,010 pieces, which in this situation, was actually much easier for painting purposes:
I used Rustoleum Ultra Cover in Gloss White spray paint, because I already had it on hand. 
I didn't sand. I probably could of, but I wasn't into investing too much time in a project that was going to be covered in crayons within a week.
I used the Rustoleum Black Specialty Chalkboard Spray on the top, so the kids could draw to their miniature hearts content.
And the end result:




Ikea, you sly, sly b****...You've officially been hacked.
Now those aforementioned little people, can completely destroy it
and trust me they will...

13 comments:

  1. I'm pretty sure Charlotte NEEDS one of these!! When can we make her one? ;)

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    1. Well I will probably make another Ikea trip in the next couple months when we're in Dallas again, so as soon as I can get my hands on the Latt table she WILL have one!

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  2. Ahhh, my daughter definitely needs one of these! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Looking forward to seeing your business grow and blossom. Love reading your blog and love, love, love this idea. My son will definitely need one of these in a year or so, so thank you for the inspiration!

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  4. Love it! Can't wait to see your blog grow!

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  5. I just joined Feedspot to follow your blog (since reader is gone) and noticed you've gained 27 new readers on there! You go girl!

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    1. Wow, I went and checked it out after I read this Nichole, and I do have 27 all new readers! Thanks for the heads up ;)

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  6. Saw this on Pinterest! Love it and love your blog, also I have a Starbucks addiction as well, so don't worry about it ;) You have a new reader!

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    1. Welcome Sarah! Thanks or the compliments and for letting me know, I'm not alone in my Starbucks issues ;)

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