Tiling a Coffee Table Part 1

Hey guys!

So moving in with my parents has been Awesome these past few weeks. Capitol A awesome! But it has its downfall, like it isn’t my house so it is hard to post updates! We have a few projects lined up that my Mom has been wanting to tackle, and the first one up is tiling the back patio’s coffee table.

Initially it had a glass top, but due to the earthquakes that are now popping up through out Oklahoma, one quake was a bit more then it could handle and it shattered. It makes me laugh, because this table lived in California for at like 7 years, made the move to Oklahoma, and then breaks on a 4.0 quake. I guess it was just one too many!

So dad and I adventured out to Lowes. He knew he wanted slate tiles with smaller tiles on the border and bigger tiles in the middle. This was to match some table pieces that they currently own.

Can we just take a second at admire the compass rose??

This is the table we were fixing:

My dad had already cut a piece of wood to fill the spot and then he took some 1×2 underneath for bracing in the middle. Tile is heavy.

So what tiles did we pick?

The bigger tiles are 2×2’s while the littler tiles are a mixture of glass and slate.

If you follow me on Instagram, you saw a sneak peak of this tile!

Next step: Tiling! Had to wait for the construction glue to dry.

 

Bonus: I got a job today! AND scored the CUTEST, ‘ugly’ headboard. Like. Seriously adorable. Mom said I should have bought a lotto ticket because I was on a roll!

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Urban Decay Vice 3 Released

Urban Decay has officially released their long awaited Vice palette for 2014. This is the third installment in their Vice series. It had been rumored for a while. Urban Decay is pretty good at keeping things under wraps. The first time I even saw a picture of this leak was about 2 weeks ago. Pretty impressed! I’m also overall impressed on the color range they’re going to offer. Dragon and Vanity offer some bright colors for “look at me” looks. Defy, Reign, and Bondage are going to make great smokey eye looks with the addition of Revolver.

If I had to guess which ones were contenders on making it to single pot status…

I would pick:

  • Brokedown – A sparkle/shimmer copper that will be a great addition to the original NAKED palette
  • Truth – Us extra white girls need some blending shades that aren’t white! This shade, sadly, looks like a perfect match for the skin around my eyes.
  • Angel – A shimmer taupe that will be a great companion for the NAKED 2 palette.

Are you going to order the Vice (3) palette? It’s available online NOW and will be rolling out in stores in October.

 

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Wide Calf Boots Under $100

I’ve lost a lot of weight in the last couple of years, but instead of losing inches in my calves I seemed to have gained them! This is more than likely because of all the running I am doing… but still. It makes boot shopping hard! I have a skinny ankle area and about 10″ up my leg it starts to bow out. Larger calves doesn’t always mean I can find a cute boot… or does it?

Here’s a list of boots currently available for Fall/Winter 2014. I hope this list helps some ladies having the same issue as I am! This first one is high on my wish list!!

Type Z Martiz Wide Calf – $79.00

These boots are available in Brown, Tan, and Black. I’m partial to the dark brown because it would go with most of my outfits. I wear a lot of burgundy and dark teal during the winter and this would be perfect!

Boot Measurements:
Circumference: 16 in
Shaft: 15 in

Unisa Toshio Wide Calf Riding Boot - $49.94

I love the smooth lines of this sleek black boot. The price tag isn’t that bad and I like it looks of good quality with the stitching in the shaft of the boot.

Boot Meansurements:
Circumference: 16″ topline elastic
Shaft: 15″ inside zipper

 

 

Wheeling by CARLOS for Carlos Santana - $50.00

Looking for an affordably priced OTK (Over the Knee) boot? Look no further. Check out this boot on Famous Footwears website. Currently at 62% off!! For this comfy laid back slouch look I think this is a great deal!

Boot Meansurements:
Circumference: 16.5″
Shaft: 20 in

Good Luck!

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