Tuesday, May 3, 2016

April in Review

Hey friends!  Welp, it's May, and they say that April showers bring May flowers, but so far, where I live, it's just bringing showers, so hopefully that starts looking up really soon!  We are trying to get some work done around the outside of our house, and it keeps getting delayed due to the weather, aargh!  April was a pretty busy month for me because it is the height of high school track season, and Mr. 16 year old is a runner.  And did you know that track meets last most of the darn day?  It was slow going for any projects around here, but we did manage to get a few things done.  Here is a nice little review of what went on at SPP in April, you know, just in case you missed something!


Monday, May 2, 2016

Tried & True Tips to Getting a Natural Sunny Glow

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Hey friends!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  I am here to share some of my tried and true tips and tricks to getting a natural sunny glow today!  I think I talk about this every Spring, but I can’t help myself because I am a huge fan of a sunless tan, and I have been using JERGENS® Natural Glow products for years, and I consider myself an expert in the sunless tan just from my years of experience at wearing it.  I know that when it is time to bare my skin every Spring, I definitely look and feel better with some color on my skin, and I think mostly everyone does!  Below, you will see a before and after picture of my Natural Glow® tan, and it took me maybe four days to achieve it.  I hope you will stick around today and that you will be inspired to try some of my tips to get your own natural sunny glow, let’s go create our own sunshine!

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Sweet Parrish Place Style {Vol. 48}

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Hey friends!  It's hump day, so the work week is all down hill from here, right?  It's been a while since I have done a SPP Style post, but I still photograph my daily outfits as always, so today I'm sharing some of the things I have been wearing this Spring.  If you have been reading my blog for a while, you know that I wear my clothes for a long time, I try to work with what I have in my wardrobe by styling my clothes in different ways to keep things fresh. I like to find some of my clothing in thrift stores and consignment shops, and I also love vintage clothing as well!  Since not everything I wear is brand new, I can't always link back to specific items, but under each of my outfits, I have linked to items that are similar in case you might be interested.  I hope you enjoy a peek into my personal style today!  this first outfit is something I wore to work earlier this Spring.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Before and After- DIY Subway Tile Backsplash

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Hey friends!  I am so excited today to share with you some major progress we have made in our master bathroom!  I finally finished the subway tile backsplash that I have been working on, and you may have seen me mention it here and there.  Let me say now that this post is a reveal of my tile backsplash, but in no way is this a tutorial.  This was only my second (and largest) tile job, so in no way do I feel in any position to tell you how to do it.  I am, however, very happy with the way it turned out, and this particular project was a big transformation in this room!  I have lots of pictures to share with you today of the evolution of this room and where is is right now, and along the way I'll also tell the story of the transformation.  This room is only a couple of projects away from being complete!

Before we get started with this post today, I just want to say it is the second time I have had to write this post.  I spent several hours putting this post together over the weekend, and when I was finally finished and went to publish it, I lost it forever.  I won't bore you with the details, but my original post was gone, and I was left just sitting there staring at the computer screen and trying to absorb the fact that all of my work was lost.  And just so you know, it was totally fabulous, and witty, and cool.  So I will try my best to rewrite it and have it be equally as good, but I must admit, not fun at all!  

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Our Plans for Exterior Home Improvements

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Hey friends!  Today I am here to share some plans we have for the outside of our home, and to show you a few pictures of the exterior of our home.  I don't show the outside of our home very often on the blog, but this is it!  I love the time of year when this tree is overflowing with pink flowers!  We have made some minor changes to the outside of the house since moving in, but we have some major changes in the works!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Trashtastic Treasures- DIY Painted Jar

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Hey friends!  It's time for another Trashtastic Treasures post today, and I love Trashtastic Treasures! One of my favorite things to do is to scavenge around at thrift stores, yard sales, and online for new to me items that I can make my own.  Sometimes I take items that I already own and am tired of and make those over too.  And I share all of them for Trashtastic Treasures!  If you are new here, Welcome!  I’m so glad you are here.  And you can find all of my Trashtastic Treasure projects right at the top of my page.  Today I wanted to share with you this jar that I painted for a charity auction basket.  This jar used to contain a candle, and when it was all burned down, I saved it to use it for a future project.  I like the way it turned out, but this project was close to being a complete fail.  I’ll share more about that below. 

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Jewelry That Smells Good

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Hey friends!  It has been a beautiful weekend here in West Virginia, and I hope yours was equally as pretty.  I have something really special to share with you today.  Do you ever have one of those moments where you discover something really awesome, and you think to yourself, why didn't I think of that?  Well, that is kind of what I thought when I discovered this amazing line of jewelry called Vessel Scents of Style.  I was so enthralled by it that I contacted the company and proposed a collaboration with them.  They agreed to send me a piece of jewelry of my choosing to review on the blog.  I chose the long cross necklace that you will see in all of my pictures today.  And I love this necklace you guys!