I will be taking-off for the Haven Bloggers Conference in Atlanta on Thursday morning. It has been a hellaciously hot week here in the 100’s, and I would like to think I am going somewhere cooler … but that is probably not the case.
My flight leaves at 5 freaking AM, and for someone that has extreme insomnia and doesn’t usually go to sleep until 4 am, I’m guessing it means I will be arriving without having gone to sleep.
Being from Kansas, I know what humidity is. Atlanta gives a whole new meaning to humidity. I fight my natural curl daily, but down there it is a battle this girl just can’t win. I bring out the big guns with every anti-frizz product known to man, and once it’s styled I spray it within an inch of its life, and by the time I reach the hotel lobby I have Diana Ross’s hair and not in a good way.
So between the 8 lb bags under my eyes from zero sleep, my spray tan that will be melting off in a puddle at my feet, and my ginormous hair, people are going to talk about the crazy freak show from Kansas. So I will do the only sane thing I can do, which is to “hydrate” myself with whatever alcoholic beverage I can get my hands on, so that I don’t care about all of the staring.
On the brighter side, I will be taking lots of classes, such as photography classes, how to write a book, advertising, and lots of DIY classes from companies like Kreg, Home Depot, and Behr. The best part is being able to hang out with all of my blogging buddies that I am only able to see once a year.
I will be updating my Instagram account the whole time I’m there if you want to follow along!
Have you been to any yard sales or thrift stores and seen any dome anniversary clocks like these?
They were popular in the 70’s and 80’s, and many companies gave them out to employees after working there for so many years.
Now people have them in their yard sale piles and thrift stores are full of them.
While out at yard sales a few weeks ago, I found four of them for a whopping one dollar a piece.
I removed the clocks and painted the bases with some DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint.
Now they are stylish cloches!
I inserted vintage flower pots that I had whitewashed and planted some faux succulents in them. They now are part of a cute new centerpiece for my kitchen table.
I used another one of the clock/cloches on my Green Retro Bookshelf.
I inserted an owl I picked up for 50¢ at a yard sale under this one.
This is just one example of how decorating your home doesn’t have to cost a lot of money.
I love when using your creativity gives you the high-end look that you want!