A Musical PIck Me Up

January 28, 2013

Hello Loves,

How is it only Tuesday??? I know I shouldn't be complaining because really I have nothing to complain about.   Seriously, I was the Chiquita still in her PJ's at noon yesterday but doesn't  it feel like it should be at least Wednesday?

So to get my lazy self up and moving and for all of you feeling the Tuesday meh's,
here is a little pick me up from the ever so talented CANADIAN "Little Miss Higgins". 

Little Miss Higgins - BARGAIN! SHOP PANTIES from Colin Hubick on Vimeo.

Did you bust a move? Do a little sexy wiggle?   I even threw in a little sprinkler and  pepper grinder.  I love this song!! Consider me PICKED UP.... btw I don't even know where we would find bargain Panties in Vancity :P

Happy Tuesday Loves!!!



Weekend Update

Hello Loves,

Welcome to Monday!!  We had a FAB weekend here at Casa M. Well I did anyway, the hubs was working.  Lil man and I hosted a Stella and Dot Soiree Saturday night and we had a blast. Lil Man got to stay up playing with his toys and Mommy was able to play with the all the neck, arm and finger CANDY (HEART).  I have never been to a S&D party...So I was a newbie to this experience and  I have to say it was love at first sight over and over again....

Gilded Arrow Bangle

I mean seriously how awesome is it to have all your GF's over to eat, drink and shop..... Ridiculously AWESOME.

 SO Fun right??? I have to apologize for the photos.. this little lady was busy having laughs and a few cocktails and forgot to take pictures ......

 Okay maybe I didn't completely forget...

BOMB... as in Photo bombed by our sweet Maxi cat....." do you think this is my good side?"

Oh we had fun!!! 
For all you Loves that want to host a "Ladies Night In Soiree"
Having Stella and Dot come by for a visit is a great idea!!  
We had the Fabulous Vanessa as our S&D Stylist. You can find her HERE

How about you loves... How was your weekend??

Thanks so much for stopping by


Sweet Hearts

January 24, 2013

Hello Loves,

How is everyone's  week going? Over here at Casa M we have been a little lazy, 
I think it is due to the RAIN ...... 
I love the rain but I don't want to BE in the rain.  

So little man and I filled our days with dance parties, car races, puzzle solving and a few ridonkulous games of memory. Oh and LEGO... Check out that 'copter..yeah that's right I made that!

In between our dance parties and races around the house 
I managed to make this sweet little heart garland. That's right I got my CRAFT ON....

 Grab some Scissors,  a pencil, pretty paper, twine/thread and a hole punch, and I have to say I cheated and used a heart template...

Here is my photo montage of 

TA DAAAA sweet little Heart Garland

 Fun right?? 
I am working on getting my craft on this year! 
SO there it is, my first little Crafty craft creation for 2013! 

 I was thinking of making this awesome LOVE pillow next!  This GORG gem was made by the FABULOUS Shalyn of the blog
 "So Shay"
Be sure to check out her amazing post on her new office as well... LOVE IT

SIDE NOTE: As I was making this heart garland I was wondering what else do people do to decorate for Valentines Day? I mean besides sticking hearts all around the house... How do you decorate for VALENTINE"S DAY???

Thanks for stopping by LOVES!!!

Sound the Alarm

January 17, 2013

Happy Thursday Loves!!! It has been Chilly here on the West Coast but we can't complain it has also been beautiful! 

We finally have the house back in order after hosting lil mans 3rd bday party this Sunday, Man those preschoolers know how to PARTY!!! It was a great day to host a Firetruck Party (is it a firetruck or fireman party?)
My Brother created the all too awesome fireman on the Chalkboard wall for lil Man and one of my amazing GF's made the Happy Birthday sign! I am telling you all this chalkboard wall was the best addition so far!!

OMG This Firetruck cake made by the ever so talented Stacey of Sweet Cakes by Stacey was the highlight of the party and is still the highlight at Casa M everyday day after dinner!!! You can check out Stacey's website HERE

Check out these mini cupcakes Stacey Created as well too cute and absolutely DELISH

Lil man had a blast with all his friends running around being CRAZY. I am loving 3, of course it has only been 6 days but right now we are having a blast!



PS I Love You and you made me laugh so hard coffee came out of my NOSE

January 16, 2013

Happy Wednesday Loves!!

We almost have the house back to normal after hosting lil mans 3rd birthday party this past weekend. I am telling you pre-schoolers know how to PARTY!!! I will be posting pics tomorrow from the RAGER!!

Hubs and I were able to go on a morning date this week, (loving this year) We dropped the lil monster off at pre-school  and headed out for a stroll at on of our local parks/beaches with our coffee's in hand.

Right after this pic HUBBY made me laugh so hard that sip of coffee came out my nose... SO CLASSY

It was the perfect morning. We were able to finally catch up and hear whats going on with each other and also talk about what our plan was for this year for Casa M!

I never thought it would be so hard for us to carve out couple time. It's so crazy to think how much  of our time is spend just trying to get through our daily routines and by running around getting our errands done. This year we have chosen to focus on family time and couple time. .... Meaning there will be nightly dance parties at Casa M ...... That's right we will be raising the roof over here.. HOLLA

How about you... How do you spend FAMILY TIME???


Weekend Update

January 11, 2013

Hellooo LOVES

Happy Friday!!
Look I made it, I actually blogged 5 days in a row!! Meaning I have accomplished my first goal of 2013!

 Yay me

This weekend is going to be a busy one at Casa M. We will be hosting lil mans 3rd birthday party....

I will give you one guess what the theme is......

SO our weekend will be filled with preparing for the party on Sunday and then recovering from it.

And you Loves, what do you all have planned for the weekend??


I wish I was...

January 9, 2013

Hi again Loves it's me
CRAZY hearing from me 4 days in a row right???
So my little bug will be turning 3 on that's crazy!

Look at this ridiculousness


Today myself and one of my besties made and decorated cupcakes for lil J to celebrate his bday with his pre school mates. As I was planning the cupcakes that I wanted to bring I found myself wishing I was this mom/lady

Pretty right??

But sadly I am this mom.... honestly I can make a pretty wicked cupcake but these ones got all wonky in the oven so BIZARRE -the 2nd and 3rd batches were much better..

One day  I will be that MOM/lady but for now this will have to do!



Chalkboard Wall

Look at me 3 posts in a row!!! WOOT WOOT fist pump fist pump. (too much?)

SO Loves awhile back (Spring time 2012)  on a "I hate the decor of my home" moment I ran out to Benjamin Moore and purchased chalkboard and metallic paint. I needed to shake things up a bit and what says CRAZY fun more than a metallic chalkboard wall???  Now I have to share with you that I bought these paints at a very inopportune time the hubs was on sick leave from an injury at work so there wasn't really any extra moola to be throwing around ..... so you could imagine my buyers remorse the second I got home. I had decided that I would return both paints the next day but than I got busy and the buyers remorse wore off. 
Than finally a few days after Christmas one of my besties that is staying with us for a bit asked if there was anything I wanted help doing around the house and immediately I was like ..YES I finally want to paint a chalkboard wall!!!!!

SO I went out to the workshop and grabbed the paint after fighting off a few spiders I found the can and some roller  brushes. Now here is how it all went DOWN

SO of course I can't find a BEFORE shot of the wall but if you are wondering it is the wall on the right that I painted...

8 steps to your own chalk board wall

1) Pick paint- there are so many options for chalkboard paint - you can pretty much pick any colour your little heart desires and have it made in to chalkboard paint. I choose to use Benjamin Moore's Latex Chalkboard Paint in black

2) Make sure to wipe the wall down and remove any grease, dirt or wax...sometimes if the wall has bumps and scratches you will have to smooth them away by sanding them down lightly

3) Once your desired object is free of dirt and so on your are ready to paint..(obviously I did a little wipe down but that was pretty much it..)

Now you are ready to paint!!!! Make sure to stir the paint thoroughly

4) paint on first coat with roller brushes. I found that roller brushes spread the paint on smooth and evenly, every time we used a bristle brush to do the edging and hard to get spots I noticed brush lines and the paint was uneven. Another tip for painting is when brushing or rolling apply generously using short overlapping strokes, always moving from unpainted to painted areas

Here is what it looked like after the first coat

5) Let the first coat dry for 4 hours... this was REALLY hard to do. I am a very impatient person when it comes to working on projects they have to by finished in a certain time frame an hour

6) Roll on 2nd coat

7) Let the paint curate for 3 days... this almost KILLED me! I am not gonna lie I broke and tried writing on it after 2 hours of putting on the first coat

8) The instructions on the can of chalk paint "suggest" to write and wipe chalk over the entire chalk paint surface  and then wipe away therefore creating a solid base to create your chalk masterpieces but I was too lazy to do that..... but I think overall it looks pretty fantabulous.....

I also thought about framing out a large rectangle on the wall with crown moulding and only painting the inside with chalk paint that way it is like your own framed piece of work but I decided I liked the bistro/industrial look of the entire wall being covered in paint.

I absolutely love the wall, the whole family uses it everyday. We actually christened it by writing down our goals for 2013!! I find myself covering the board with blog ideas, trip ideas, doodles pretty much anything that I just want to jot down. LOVE IT

and there you have it CASA M's Chalkboard wall!!!

 Oh and one last thing I have had to try a few techniques in cleaning the wall 1 blog suggested COKE I tried it and it worked OK I found another that suggested vinegar and water in  a spray bottle ...this option works splendidly!! 

Wishing you all a lovely WEDNESDAY!!


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