Very Inspiring Blogger Award

I’ve been nominated for the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award” by SparkleandSpiceMakeUp. This was super sweet of her! New blogging best friend for life! LOL! ;]


The rules:

Thank the blogger who nominated you. (Thank you!)

List the rules and display the award.

Share seven facts about yourself.

Nominate other amazing blogs and comment on their blog to let them know you nominated them.


1. I don’t like bacon. =\

2. I would LOVE to re-purpose old furniture for a living.

3. I’d call my shop “Runt’s Pickins”. :]

4. You could probably cover cardboard in chocolate and I’d eat it.

5. I do not like cooking. It’s just not my thing. However, I love to bake.

6. If I could have one super power, it would be teleportation.

7. I’m pretty weird, but I’m okay with that. :]

I nominate the following bloggers:

Ahtea Blog

Plastic Bows

Trendy Thrifting


Creating a Bar and Man Cave with Chairish

Have you heard of Chairish?

“ makes it fun and easy for design lovers to buy and sell pre-loved decor to one another. Our shop exclusively features curator-approved treasures in a full-service and trustworthy environment. Buy. Sell. Adore.”

I was introduced to Chairish recently and they have some really great things! A representative with Chairish reached out to me and asked if I’d be interested in creating (and sharing) how I would create a bar. The first thing I thought of was a man cave/bar area for Hubs. So here I go!

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I pretty much LOVE that re-purposed tractor-front turned bar table. Isn’t that just the coolest?! What outdoorsman wouldn’t think that was cool? The simplicity of the black pendant lights really allow the tractor bar to take center stage. (Of course in reality I wouldn’t need to purchase moose antlers. I’m sure Hubs could contribute those all on his own. ;])

I couldn’t stop at just creating the bar area, so I continued on to create a lounge space as well.

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I couldn’t decide between the two main light fixtures above. The first one (black) matches the pendant lighting, but the deer antler chandelier is a must in a man cave! The old fashioned target wall hangings really tie in with the color of the blue on the sofa. Don’t you just love that nail head trim? I also picture old, worn in leather recliners in this room.
It’s the perfect place to kick off your boots and enjoy some down time!

Check out Chairish for yourself and then come back and tell me what you think! :]

Liebster Award

I was nominated for the Liebster Award by Ashley at Sparkle and Spice!
This was such a nice surprise! :]

liebster_awardThe Liebster Award is given by bloggers to newbies to encourage them to keep blogging. Once nominated you have to answer 11 questions given to you, list 11 random facts about yourself, and then nominate 11 bloggers, and give them 11 questions.

Her questions for me (and the other ten bloggers she nominated) are:

1. Beauty product you can’t live without? Is Chapstick considered a beauty product? I seriously couldn’t live without it!
2. Beer, Wine, or Liquor? None, I’ll take a water please. :]
3. What is your guilty pleasure? Pedicures! Part of me feels guilty for paying someone to paint my toenails, but I can’t help it!
4. Favorite mascara? Mascara is probably my second favorite beauty product and I have so many favorites! The Aveda Mosscara is reeeally nice, but I’m not a huge fan of paying $20+ for mascara. I also really like Rimmel Lash Accelerator and Revlon Photo Ready.
5. Favorite perfume? I’m not really a perfume gal. I prefer body mists/sprays and I LOVE Pink Chiffon from Bath & Body Works.
6. How did you come up with your blog name? I originally really liked “Sweet Pickins”, but that sounded too impersonal. Hubs’ nickname for me is Runt, so I went with “Runt’s Pickins”.
7. Favorite meal of the day? Dinner!
8. Who are your favorite bloggers? Ah, I have so many! I really like The Pioneer Woman and the BGR posts because they let me know when paid iPhone apps are free for the day (LOL!). Addicted 2 Decorating is also a fave of mine. That girl is a rock star!
9. What is your go to outfit for a night out? I’m most comfortable in jeans and a blouse, sweatshirt, tee, etc.
10. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Hm… I’m currently 25, so by 30 I hope to have at least one more kid, maybe be working part time (at a corporate job), and maybe possibly be running a professional Etsy account.
11. What is your biggest beauty fail? I don’t think I’ve done too many crazy things to have a fail… I dyed my hair 1,000 colors in high school, but I kind of liked it. ;]

11 random facts about me:

1. I don’t like bacon.
2. My first concert was N*sync. (Don’t hate.)
3. My little boy is seven months old today.
4. I’m pretty weird, but I’m okay with that. :]
5. I don’t pay attention or know as much about politics/everyday world issues as I should.
6. I’m terrified of needles.
7. I haaaaate waiting for nail polish to dry, so I hardly ever paint my finger nails.
8. I wish I had better handwriting.
9. I LOVE chocolate.
10. I’m super self conscious about myself, (appearance, etc.), but really confident in my beliefs.
11. I talk to myself, a lot.

And now for my 11 nominees…(forgive me if some of these aren’t “new” bloggers).

On Pins and Needles

Plastic Bows

DIY Confessions

Lemon Drop Life

Thoughts Appear

Trendy Thrifting

Redesigned by M

The Best Life

Simpleigh Organized

Maine Green Girl

Burlap and Lace

And here are my 11 questions:

1. How did you come up with your blog name?
2. What time do you normally go to bed?
3. Cats or dogs?
4. Where would you go if you had an all expense paid trip?
5. Why did you start blogging?
6. What’s your favorite color?
7. What is one thing (that you haven’t yet done) you want to do before you die?
8. What state do you live in?
9. What are you currently reading? (Or what was the last book you read?)
10. What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
11. What is one talent you wish you had?