Thursday, March 20, 2014

Get to know me

What is the last thing you watched on TV?
Being Human on Netflix.

When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
This afternoon, getting home from work.

What is on the walls of the room you are in?
Shelves, Photos, Mirrors.

If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy?
I honestly don't know.  Maybe our forever home, but first I think I would want to pay off all our debt, as well as our immediate family members.

Tell me something about you that most people don’t know.
I am TERRIFIED of bees, I HATE EVERYTHING about them, and you will find me screaming like a little girl if one is near me.

Who made the last incoming call on your phone?
My mom!

If you could change something about your home, without worry about expense or mess, what would you do?
I would build an addition to the kitchen area.  It would include more cupboard & counter space as well as a separate room for dinning.  (we now just have an eat in kitchen) Oh and I would make the garage bigger!

What was the last thing you bought?
Make up of course!

Would you go bungee jumping or sky diving?
Probably bungee jumping as I have done something very similar at a theme park. (sky coaster for those that know what that is, it involves being attached to a cord, pulling it and free falling/swinging)

If you could eat lunch with one famous person, who would it be?
Gosh, I don't know. 

Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
Either Homegoods, Hobby Lobby OR Old navy.

Is the glass half empty or half full?
half full

What’s the farthest-away place you’ve been?
Probably Isla Roatan, Honduras

What’s under your bed?

What is your favorite time of the day?
Dinner time, I love being home with my husband and dogs.

What Inspires You?
People that are motivated, and positive!

Friday, February 21, 2014

My next victim in the house will be.....

The main bathroom.  I love my bathroom as it is, however I think it's missing something.  I just need to convince my husband that this will be a simple project and it will look much better in the end.  Here's to hoping right!!!

This is my inspiration.  However I think I would put the hooks for the towel's behind my door.  I will also keep the color I have painted in the bathroom now for the top part that is not covered by the boards. 

Here is my bathroom as it is now.

Tell me what you think?  Should I go ahead and do it?

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Kitchen Progress

We have finally completed painting the cabinets and installing the new floor!!!!!  I already love the kitchen so much more.  We still have to get new counters and a new back splash until I can call this baby finished!!! (oh yea and wait for our new hardware/hinges/pendant light to come in)

So with out further ado, here it is.....

2 photos above are from before we moved in


It is a huge improvement!
What do you guys think?


Tuesday, February 4, 2014


We went ahead and decided on our kitchen flooring.  I fell in LOVE with the cork floor look when Young House Love did it in their second house's kitchen.
So after finding a cheaper alternative we went with the TraffficMASTER Allure Cork in the Dark color option.  (These should be in around the 14th!!!!)
We are going to be laying it right over our current flooring that we have in there, so it will make for an easier installation. 
Because we are just covering that UGLY old floor up I am going to do my painting of the kitchen cabinets before we install the new floor.
So I will be painting those white, then I will be installing some new hardware.  I also found a cheaper alternative for those online at Home Depot.  They are stainless steel, but they are hollow.  If anyone has experience with these and would like to share as I am a little undecided.  The reviews said you cant even tell they are hollow once they are attached to the cabinets.
Then eventually I would like to paint our counter tops with one of those rustoleum counter top paint kits. 
If anyone has experience with this kit, please comment below and tell me what you think!
I cant wait for this all to be done, and for it to all come together.
Anyone else making some changes in the kitchen?

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

It's been too long....

Hello, and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!! It has been some time since I last posted, and to be honest I haven't been doing much house stuff/DIY.  I do plan on getting to work on the kitchen cabinets this winter, so more on that another time!!

What I have been doing A LOT as of lately is photo shoots for people.  I started a facebook page for my photography, and it has been getting a lot of attention.  I have pretty much had a shoot or two every week since I started the page.  If you are interested in checking it out just search Kristina Perry Photography on facebook. 

I personally feel that I have improved a bunch since I began shooting over the summer.  I am completely self taught at this point, and I know I have a whole lot more to learn, and I am looking forward to it.

Here are some of the most recent shoots I have done. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.  I don't mind constructive criticism, as it will only help me improve some more!



Thank you and I hope you all have a awesome Thanksgiving!!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

{DIY} Cork Message Board

Hello everyone, I'm back with another little update on the office! I made my own cute little message center/cork board!  I found some inspiration from another blog I follow and LOVE.   Its a Pretty Prins Life. She always has the cutest little DIY projects and I love her decor taste.

Anyways I did mine a little different.  I bought a 4 pack of the dark colored cork squares from Michael's. They were under $10 with a coupon.  

Once I got home I began taping the cork board up with some frog tape in the pattern I wanted.

After I was done taping I took some metallic gold acrylic paint I had around the house and painted the exposed cork with a sponge brush.  

Finally once I was done painting I peeled the tape off.  

Here's what I was left with

 Of course I couldn't wait to go hang it up in the office!!

I love it!!  

Oh yea....we went to IKEA a couple weekends ago and here's what I bought:


Shelf (holds all our DVDs and husbands video games)

Bunch of white frames!!

Overall i would say it was a successful trip, I could have definitely bought more but my wallet and car space would not allow it.  

Has anyone else made their own message boards/cork boards?  Anyone else have a love for IKEA!?!