Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Sweet Parrish Place Style {Vol. 40}

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Hey all! Welcome to my weekly style post!   Every week, I take pictures of my outfits and join other bloggers around blog land who do the same. These posts are something that I really enjoy, because I have always had a passion for fashion. I love putting together new outfits, and shopping my own closet to wear things in different ways. I wear the clothes I own forever, but I usually don’t wear any item in the exact same way more than once or twice.  As a middle school counselor, I am always looking for inspiration, and ways to be stylish, professional, and age appropriate, and I hope to provide inspiration to other women and mothers in similar professions or lifestyles to shop their own closets.  You don’t always have to buy something new!   All of the outfits I am wearing for this post are things that I have worn to over the past week.  I love the combination of the yellow top with this denim vest in my first outfit.  And the leopard sneakers are super comfortable for work, but still look cute. 

Monday, August 31, 2015

What I'm Loving Right Now #4

What I'm Loving Right now

Another busy weekend is in the past, and Monday is upon us!  We spent Saturday at the Indian Run Invitational here in Bridgeport, watching our son and about 1000 other middle and high school students run, and volunteering at the meet.  Mr. 15 Year Old came in 26th place with a time of 19:18 out of 223 runners, so we were very proud of his performance, especially since he is only a sophomore.  But enough about me, let's talk about some of the things I am loving right now, and of course I have to start the day off with this awesome picture of Mr. 15 Year Old running, because most of all watching him run is what I am loving right now!

Coleton Marsh BHS Cross Country
Source- mah belly!


I love this Sobe Lifewater in Pacific Coconut Flavor.  I absolutely love this stuff!  I take a bottle of it with me to work every day.  I find it to be very refreshing.


Sobe Life Water- Pacific coconut




I've been obsessively looking at Farmhouse tables lately, because guess what, we are going to build one!  I think this one is really cool, and I love the bench and the mismatched chairs as well.  Although I probably won't paint ours that dark on the bottom, I love the style of this one.

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This Rustoleum comfort grip will attach to any spray can.  I received it for free in my swag bag from the Haven Conference I attended in July, but I used it for the first time this past weekend.  And wow! It changed my spray painting life!  I will never again spray paint without it!  

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There have been very few times that I have seen a nail color someone was wearing and liked it so much that I went out and bought it.  But recently I did just that!  I have a friend at work who was wearing this sparkly, iridescent bright blue on her fingers and toes, and I couldn't stop staring at it.  
She told me it was Sally Hansen Miracle Gel, so the next time I went to a store that carried it, I picked some up, and my toes are sporting this color right now.  And I love it!  

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel


And that’s a wrap for What I’m loving right now!  I hope you like it!  I thought it would be a fun way to bring you some cool stuff.  do you have something that you are loving right now that you want to share with me, or that you think I will like?  If so, tell me about it in the comments, I love trying new things!  Have a great week!

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Small Dining Room Changes

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It’s been awhile since I have taken any pictures in my dining room, but I have made a couple of small changes, so I took some photos of these changes and thought you might like to see them!  I am really enjoying my new camera!  The first change is the canvas I bought several months ago at Marhsalls. It was on clearance for something like $12.  I love the message “Do all things with love”  but I also love the bold black and white with the metallic gold.  It goes well with other elements in the room, like the shelves over my desk, and the gold frames that are also in this room.  Plus, this wall art would be fairly simple to DIY on your own, don't you think?  But for the price I paid, it was just something I coudn't pass up!

Here is what the room looks like right now as you enter from the living room.  The chandelier will eventually be moved to be centered over the table.  And I know, I have been saying that for three years.  One day it will happen!  You can see what used to be hanging where my new wall art is here.

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You have seen my vintage table cloth before if you were around my blog last summer.  I bought it on a visit to Amish Country last spring.  It is round, and my table is oval shaped, but I use it on this table anyway, and it doesn’t bother me that it isn’t the perfect shape. 

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The second new element in the room is the tall glass vase on the dining table.  I have owned it for several years, but just moved it to the table a few weeks ago.  I used to have it on this table at our old house, but not with these red flowers in it.  And in other dining room news, this table will soon be a thing of the past!  We have plans to DIY a farmhouse style dining table that will be a rectangle shape, and will comfortably hold six chairs around it.  Very excited for that!  And I think it will fit better with our design style.

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Have you met my giant utensils?  I scored these a few years ago at The local Mission, and painted them green.  Still loving them too!

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I also have some plans I have been recently ruminating on in my mind for this window in our dining room, and adding some shelves across the mid point in the windows.  I haven’t ran this one by LC yet, but he won’t mind Winking smile

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This is the buffet in the dining room that you have seen styled many different ways over the years, if you are a regular around these parts.  My DIY burlap wreath is still going strong and I am still changing it out for the different seasons.  Never a dull moment for this wreath!  And you can see the many ways I have decorated it here.  I recently purchased the metallic gold egg you see on the buffet at a yard sale, and have plans for a minor update to it.  And you can see the landing spot for my chalkpaint pitcher that I shared on the blog earlier this week.  I do still have plans to paint this buffet at some point.  It’s always something, right?

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While I have shown you the pretty parts of my dinging room, I thought I would also give you a glimpse into our reality in this room that doubles as our office.  See the mess on the floor to the right of the dining table?  Yeah, it has been like this since January.  I have to be real here!  My husband is now a pharmaceutical rep, and he had to have this fax/copy machine for work, and the other stuff is also work related for him.  The plan is to buy some type of storage to put right here where he can house it all nice an pretty, but I just haven’t found the right piece yet.  Also, this gallery wall you see a piece of (see more of it here) is probably going to change soon too.  I am thinking of painting this wall white, and changing the gallery wall a bit. 

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And across the room is our office area.  This is where I blog.  You can see more of the desk and shelving here.  It is fairly organized, but you know how things go.  It needs tweaked and cleaned up a bit, but this is the spot where the blogging happens, so it is a workhorse for sure!

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Lots of plans for this room, but not enough time to get them all done.  That is the story of my life.  I am trying not to expect too much of myself lately, with work, sports, and family life.  although I love working on this little blog of mine, and I have to sometimes make family a priority, and so there are days where I choose them over projects that need to get done.  I know when all is said and done, I will never regret time spent with the most important people in my life. 

Tomorrow is a huge cross country meet for Mr. 15 Year Old, and we will be spending most of the day cheering him and his team on and volunteering our time at the meet.  wish him luck!  Right now he is ranked number 49 in the state as a sophomore, and that is no small feat!  His team is ranked number one, so we have high hopes of a third state championship in a row for his team this year, I’ll keep you posted!  Have a great weekend!

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Sweet Parrish Place Style { Vol. 39}

Sweet Parrish Place Style

Hey all! Welcome to my weekly style post!   Every week, I take pictures of my outfits and join other bloggers around blog land who do the same. These posts are something that I really enjoy, because I have always had a passion for fashion. I love putting together new outfits, and shopping my own closet to wear things in different ways. I wear the clothes I own forever, but I usually don’t wear any item in the exact same way more than once or twice.  As a middle school counselor, I am always looking for inspiration, and ways to be stylish, professional, and age appropriate, and I hope to provide inspiration to other women and mothers in similar professions or lifestyles to shop their own closets.  You don’t always have to buy something new!   All of the outfits I am wearing for this post are things that I have worn to over the past week.  I bought this orange skirt in Anthropologie a few years ago, and I still love it, particularly how the buttons are not centered on the skirt. 

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Orange skirt- Anthropologie (old)// striped top similar// cream wedges// scarf- Target similar// tassel bracelets



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I love this touch of red with the navy tiered ruffle tank I wore in this outfit.  The striped flats have a little slice of red down the back, so I added the red cardigan to wear in my freezing cold office.

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Navy tank- Loft similar// khaki cropped pants similar// red cardigan// striped flats



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I bought this vintage dress at a consignment shop called Holy City Consignment in Charleston, SC in July, and this was my first time wearing it.  Isn’t it to die for?  I love the ruffle around the neck, the fact that it is a wrap dress, and the pockets.  Not to mention the fact that it is chambray floral!  And let me just tell you, what a cute store this woman had!  I did take a picture of one of the super cute dressing rooms ( I love cute dressing rooms), but best of all, she served alcoholic beverages there at this really adorable bar in the back of the store!  I was blown away, and so was Delaney (she has thoughts of owning a vintage store one day).  so if you are in the Charleston area and you like vintage stores, go there!  You will not be disappointed!  Delaney and I always seek out the vintage stores when we travel, and we have found so many awesome places!

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Vintage Dress// flip flops



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I have owned this brown linen sun dress for probably ten years.  I bought it at Gap, and I still love it!  If you purchase classic pieces like this, you can wear them forever!  I added this new floral scarf and a denim jacket to wear to work ( I don’t like showing too much skin at work)

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brown dress// sandals// scarf



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Sweet Parrish Place Style

And that is a wrap for this week's style post!  Thanks for stopping by for my Sweet Parrish Place Style post today!  If you would like to stalk my other outfit and fashion posts, click here (I want you to)!  I also have a Pinterest Board where I post all of my daily outfits, and I frequently post on Instagram!   Happy Hump day!

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Trashtastic Tuesday- Chalk Paint Pitcher Makeover

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Hey all!  Welcome to Trashtastic Tuesday! This is a little series around here where I show you something that I thrifted, sometimes I make it over, sometimes I don’t.  Or it may be something that I have owned and I am tired of, or no longer like, so I make it over.  But nevertheless, it is usually something that I paid very little money for.  My project for today couldn't be much easier.  Seriously people, so very simple!  I bought this little pitcher at Goodwill a couple of years ago.  I left it as it was for a couple of years, but the color was starting to get on my nerves, so I decided to slap some white chalk paint on it and give it a little distressing.  Here it is before as part of my fall buffet a while back.  

Before photo


Friday, August 21, 2015

The No-Sew Way to Hem Curtain Panels

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After three years of living in this home, I finally bought new curtains for Mr. 7 Year Old’s bedroom.  This is the only window in his room, and when we first moved in, I hung brown faux wooden blinds, and the red roman shades that we brought from his old bedroom.  But I never did love the way they looked, so last winter I took them down, and he lived several months with just the blinds (not that he cared, but it bothered me).  This window faces right into the street outside of the front of our home, and the blinds are needed for privacy at night.  I happened across these polka dot curtain panels (Tommy Hilfiger) at HomeGoods over the summer, and although they were too long, I scooped them up because I just knew they would look great on his window!  So I brought them home and I made them work by hemming them.  I don’t own a sewing machine, so I used hem tape.  It was so simple, and I wanted to show you the no sew way to hem curtain panels. 

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Before I hemmed these curtain panels, LC helped me hang them.  We raised the curtain rod as high and wide as possible.  As you can see in some of these pictures, I have the wood blinds pulled all the way up.  Once the curtains were hung, I could then see how much needed hemmed at the bottom. 

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I simply folded them under at the bottom while they were hanging, and marked with a pencil where I needed to hem them.  I chose to make them so that they come all the way down to the floor, but they are just barely above the floor so that they aren’t actually touching the floor. 

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Supplies you will need:
Heat n Bond ultrahold iron-on adhesive
Pencil to mark where to hem
Iron- no steam

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I took pictures of the whole process, and I added text to each picture so that you can see step by step how to hem the curtain panels.  Here you go!

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After you have re-ironed the crease, pressing really well where the hem tape is, you are finished!  All that is left is for you to rehang the curtains!

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This is what the curtains look like on the back side after hemming them the no sew way. 

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I just love the little pop of cheer these polka dot chambray curtain panels give my little boys bedroom.  No one would never know that I ever hemmed these curtains at all.  It looks like they were bought this way!  BTW, you can even wash these afterwards!

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In case you hadn’t noticed, Mr. 7 Year Old’s bedroom is a tad schizophrenic.  It is a little bit a train themed room, and a little bit a SpongeBob room, and even a little bit Frozen.  And guess what?  That is OK with me!  Because you only get to be 7 years old once, and this bedroom makes him happy.  It is his favorite place to be, and he spends hours upon hours creating stories and acting them out in this Thomas the train SpongeBob room.  If he is happy, then I am happy too!  I’m not trying to get my 7 Year olds’ bedroom in a magazine or anything, I am just trying to keep the toys off the floor enough so that I don’t trip over them!  Ha! 

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He went to art camp for a week over the summer, and it had a SpongeBob theme.  He brought the little blue lantern hanging from the curtain rod home from that camp.  It looks cute lit up at night.  And the SpongeBob that you see on his window sill in the pictures above is another thing he made at art camp.  It lights up too! 

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These were his creations at art camp as well.  I am so proud of him for making these!  I think they are so great for a 7 year old!  He loves having his own creations hanging proudly on his wall.  And they just make me happy. 

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And oh look, there is a little Frozen going on on the other wall!  This was hanging at a friend’s birthday party, and they let him bring it home.  He immediately wanted to hang it on the wall, and I thought oh well, what’s one more character, right?

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And of course, his room wouldn’t be the same without his Thomas table.  He refuses to part with it.  I am starting to wonder if he ever will.  I am not kidding.  #thomasthetrainforever

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The moral of this post is that if you see some awesome curtains at a great price that are too long for your window, and you don’t sew, never fear!  Just hem them with some hem tape, and they are as good as gold!  Have a great Friday! 

Before I go, let me mention that Mr. 15 Year Old has his first cross country meet of the season tomorrow morning.  And his team is ranked #1 in the state, and are two time defending state champions, so good luck to Bridgeport High School Cross country team this week and every week!  I am ready to see that long red line, and so proud of how hard my boy has worked to prepare for this season.  He has trained all summer long.  Only three more years left of high school, and I don’t want to miss a single minute of it, so if I happen to post not quite as many times as I usually do this cross country season, you’ll know why.  I usually do a lot of my blogging work on weekends, but several of my Saturdays are going to be full of watching his and his teammates run, so forgive me right now, and please, stick around because I will be back to a regular schedule as soon as I can!

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