Friday, July 7, 2017

Girly Room Makeover

Hello beautiful readers! I love a good DIY and I love decorating. I had the opportunity to do a fun room makeover for my boyfriend's daughter. I did this a couple years ago, but in the true spirit of procrastination. I'm just letting you all in on it now. My boyfriends daughter was turning 12 and she still had the cute little baby girl room from when she was little. She needed an update fit for a preteen, so I decided to revamp her room for her birthday. I had so much fun. Let me show you how I did this fun update on a small budget doing a bunch of DIY projects. The entire start to finish project took me about a week. Sorry about my minimal before pictures, but here is a picture of what the walls looked like before the makeover.
My first step was to take down the old wall border. I bought a spray to help take it down, and scored it with a serrated knife because I was trying to save money on the scoring tool..haha. It worked ok.

The next step was to paint the walls and trim. I decided on a fun bright color scheme that she would love. I went with a bold purple on the walls, pink trim and teal accents.


I was lucky to have my mom and grandmother contribute to the room too. My mom made some fun sequined curtains and sewed some fuzzy fun pillows. My grandmother knitted a blanket for the room.There were already some cute girly curtain rods in the room, I just repainted them to go with the new color scheme.This next picture showed what they looked like before and you'l see the after in the later pictures. So the next step was to hang the fun new curtains.
Next she needed a desk, so I took to the local town wide yard sale and found a small dining table that would work perfectly for just a dollar. I took it home and spray painted it teal and black to match the accent color. 
I also did the same with her existing old dresser. I spray painted it in two colors and sprinkled it with glitter while it was still wet.I ran out of one can of spray paint as I was painting, so I just went with it and ended up with a kind of speckled graffiti look on top. I like the result.

I also revamped a couple other existing pieces in her room including a small chalkboard with hooks, and a small bookshelf.
The bookshelf was in primary colors with ABC cutouts on the sides. I painted it and covered the cutouts with home made pink animal print insets.I placed it on top of her desk for storage.
I repainted the chalkboard and personalized it with her name.
I also repurposed a small book shelf I already had, painted it pink and used it for some small items in her room.
I had a small lamp that I painted black. I covered the shade in funky duct tape, and added a pink feather edging. These were all things I had on hand.I used an existing chest against the wall as a bench seat or reading nook, and covered it with the hand made blanket from my grandmother. I added the fun pillows my mom made.
I bought 3 large foam boards at the dollar store to create some funky art for her walls. I painted 3 bright colorful designs on them. As they dried the paper separated from the foam board, but that was ok. I just tacked them to the wall. 
I added some fun accents to the walls, including these 3d butterflies that I got on clearance for $6, and some cute colorful wall stickers  from the dollar store.
I made this fun colorful little accent from a paper punch and some paint samples,some thread and a pipe cleaner.
Abover her desk I hung some of the fun crafty things we had made together, and a little magnetic white board I had.
I used most of her existing bedding. I just bought a new blanket for the bottom bunk. In a fun pattern.
I hung up a few existing things from  her old room and set up the rest of her things.
I ended up taking a patio chair and spray painting it for her desk.
 She loved it!! She was so excited!



This was such a fun project and I really had minimal costs. I used everything I could that was already there just by repurposing, and getting a little creative.
Total cost for everything I had to buy was under $100. How much she loved it was priceless. 

I hope you enjoyed this DIY makeover. I hope to share more DIY projects with you in the future.
XOXO
Roberta
















Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Litter Genie Review

I was lucky enough to try out a litter genie this past week. I've always wanted to try one. I have a multi cat household, and I've always used zip lock freezer bags to scoop and seal the used litter. The litter genie makes scooping discreet and easy.

The litter genie was very simple to assemble following the instructions provided. Once it's set up with the provided bag refill, you simply open the top scoop the clumps into it, and pull out a lever which drops the clumps into the bottom of the litter genie then closes it off sealing the order inside. It creates a nice tight seal and there are no orders.

 It also hides away the unsightly scoops of litter. The bottom holds quite a bit before you have to empty it. It's very easy to tie off the bag and start a new one. This litter genie makes my life so easy. It hides the mess and looks neat and tidy in my bathroom.

It comes with its own scoop and a scoop holder on the side. I was very impressed and am considering getting a second one because I have two litter boxes in my home. If you'd like to know more about litter genie , get one for yourself or engage with the brand, just follow the links below.
http://www.littergenie.com/
https://www.facebook.com/LitterGenie/
https://www.instagram.com/littergenie/
http://www.twitter.com/littergenie

Litter Genie is available for $14.99-$16.99 at Petco, Pet Smart, Target, Walmart, Amazon.com,and  Chewy.com. The refills are priced at $5.99-$35.99.
Each refill can last up to 2 months with one cat. This is an amazing product for any cat lover that wants a clear fresh smelling home.


I received this product for free for my honest unbiased review.

Tiger Tie Down Straps Review.


My boyfriend uses tie down straps with his pickup truck all of the time. The things he's hauling need to stay secure. These tie down straps from Tiger are easy to use with ratcheting clips to tightening them around whatever needs securing. They are great because they are adjustable per the size of your load. They are very strong and durable. 
They are great for moving, work related items, or anything you can put in a pick up truck. They are simple to secure with strong hooks and quick and easy to  tighten. Everyone with a truck should own a set of these straps.
 They make a great gift for any guy who works with his truck, but they also are great to have on hand for every family. They are so versatile and useful. I gave mine as a gift for my boyfriend and he loves them. 

I received this product for free for my honest unbiased review. 

Sewing Kit Review

It's always great to have a sewing kit on hand for possible wardrobe malfunctions. We've all had them and it's no fun to be unprepared. This sewing kit has everything you need in a pinch, and more. This kit includes 64 reels of thread in different colors, a variety of needles in different sizes, small scissors, a measuring tape, 2 thimble and 2 needle threaders. My only complaint is that it would have been nice to have a case to put it in to travel with, but I found my own, and it worked out just fine.

 The thread colors cover everything you might need. All of the tools work fine. I've already used my kit and it worked perfectly. This is a very handy little kit.
Buy it now!

I received this product for free for my honest unbiased review.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Men's Stainless Steel Watch Review

In this era of cell phones, no one wear a a watch anymore. We've forgotten that a nice watch is not just a stylish fashion accessory, but a nice classic way to tell the time. It's convenient, and discreet, not like pulling out a cell phone every time you need the time, which to me is kind of rude. This watch is sleek and stylish. It can be dressed up or down.

It's made of durable stainless steel. The face is scratch resistant and it is waterproof. It's comfortable to wear and looks great. It has a nice secure latch that is easy to take on and off.The time is accurate. It's easy to use and set. It makes a great father's day or birthday gift. It's a great combination of fashion and function.
Buy it now!

 I received this product for free for my honest unbiased review.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Magnetic Dry Erase Calendar Review

I had the great privilege of receiving a magnetic dry erase calendar from Lovellio on Amazon. This calendar has it all. The entire calendar is backed with a magnet, so it sticks firmly to your refrigerator, and becomes an easy and fun family command center, in a race where it's easy to access and disable to the whole family. The calendar is a dry erase calendar which comes with 3 markers and 2 erasers. The markers are also magnetic.

 This calender, because it can be erased, can be used over and over for and month and year. There is a space to fill in your own days, month and notes. It has an adorable dog theme with fun colors and pictures.Your kids and yourself will love it. It's easy to erase and clean. It's simple to fill in and write your family's schedule in the boxes. Keep your life organized month after month. It even comes with cute little emoticon magnets that you can place on the calendar to symbolize certain events. I love this calendar. It's so useful, convenient and simple.

I received this product for free for my honest unbiased review.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Deluxe Mandoline Slicer Review


This awesome mandolin is easy to use and makes your vegetables look great for parties, or just a nice presentation. It works on lots of different types of veggies, including onion, radish, cabbage and more. It's great for making salads. It can slice all your vegetables to not only get the most out of them, but make them easy to eat and beautiful to look at. It's very easy to clean, simply rinse under water or put it in the dishwasher. 

 You can use to to make so many things. You can even make potato chips. It doesn't take up much space so it's easy to store. It comes with a handle that holds the vegetable for you and keeps your hands safe. There are different blades to achieve different outcomes and they are simple to change out. It makes food prep and clean up fast, simple and effective. It's durable and the blades are very sharp. I'm loving my new mandolin. Buy it now!

I received this product for free for my honest unbiased review. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Universal Auto Cell Phone Holder Review

This auto cell phone holder is really great. It's very simple to install and it stays put. It's a great rest for your phone in the car. It is especially great if you use your phone as a GPS, because it keeps your phone at eye level.

 It works with any phone. It can be mounted on the windshield, dash or console. It also works well for a hands free phone call. It's very durable . It's adjustable, so that you can get it set up right where you want it. I've found it an awesome tool for holding my phone to make youtube videos. It's a versatile and very useful product.
Buy it now!

I received this product for free for my honest unbiased review.

Friday, February 3, 2017

#100yearsofmakeupchallenge : 1940's

Hello, my beautiful readers. Today's post is a fun one. I have been really enjoying doing some makeup challenges lately on Facebook, and I get lots of questions about what products I've used, so I decided to show my readers the looks I'm creating, and give you a rundown of the products I'm using. My first post is for a look I created for the #100yearsofmakeupchallenge. This challenge, as it's name suggests spans 100 years of makeup. The challenge is to create a look from each decade from 1910's to 2000's. The look I created today was for the 1940's. I browsed tons of pictures on Google for 1940's makeup looks, and this is what I came up with.
From the pictures I found I saw a thinner arched brow, red full lips, a subtle eye, and a soft rosy cheek. I also recreated a fun 40's hairstyle I found. I love this look.Here's a list of the products I used and how I created this look.

I hope you enjoyed this 1940's look, and I hope you have fun recreating it. 
Stay tuned for my next decade look. 
Thanks for reading. 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Customizable Coffee Mug Review

I was lucky enough recently to try a custom made mug from 5family. They have many different designs that you can get printed onto mugs, sweatshirts, t-shirts,bags and more. The designs are easy to customize with your own name. I got a fun mug made that reads " To save time let's just assume Roberta is always right. It's done in a cute font and hearts.

 It's surrounded by a beautifully detailed floral design. The mug makes a perfect gift and you can put anyone's name on it to make it very personal. The mug is durable and perfect for your morning coffee or tea. It has a nice large comfortable handle.The saying is funny and the design is stunning. It's printed on both back and front of the mug. The printing is of great quality. I really love this mug. Buy it now!

I received this product for free for my honest unbiased review