It’s been kind of quiet around here the past couple weeks. Between writers block, a hectic work schedule and doing what we all love to do around this time of year (our taxes), traveling and checking out events had been pushed aside. With all of that out-of-the-way, it’s time to get back to the FUN!
How to cure writers block – take a trip! Texas has a little bit of everything and I’m now convinced that there’s nothing that we can’t find in this state, including a little bit of Paris. Situated just northeast of Dallas, lies the town of Paris, complete with the town square, a cafe and the Eiffel Tower of Texas.
Complete with a cowboy hat, the tower is easy to find. Just outside of town at the Love Civic Center stop by to grab a photo or two. You can’t miss it. A trip to Paris isn’t as far as you think!
Texas Eiffel Tower
Love Civic Center
2025 South Collegiate Drive
Paris, Texas 75469
Every once in a while I allow myself to turn into Martha Stewart. It may because I found something I really liked in a shop and wanted to replicate it or just trying an idea of something I came up with… it could even be a combination of both. That’s when it gets crazy!
I’ve had this blank area on one of my walls that I’ve wanted to try to spruce up. I finally started the process this weekend.
Here’s how you can make this yourself! This is semi-homemade. I bought the metal cross and wooden frame at Canton Trade Days a while ago. The paint I found at Hobby Lobby for less than $1. All together, this is probably under $12 total!
1. Paint the wooden frame with your choice of paint! I did two coats.
2. Nail the metal cross onto the wooden frame. I used a silver nail for this, in order to allow it to blend in a little better, I just colored the head of the nail with a Sharpie.
3. On the back side, I screwed in a D-ring hanger. This allows for a flush finish when hanging on the wall.
4. Pick a special spot for your newly finished masterpiece!
Ta-Da! Finished! Now I just need to add a few of my favorite Texas photos and I’ll have a great area! What do you think?!
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. I received free product in return for my honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.
Since moving to Texas, I’ll be the first to tell you that it’s had quite an impact on me. One – I LOVE turquoise. I’ve love to come bold colors and jewelery that shows the same. Yes, this is a Texas thing. My one pause is that I love original items, that I won’t see on others and is one of a kind.
A couple weeks ago, I was approached by Amanda Knott from Love Me Knott-Bilton Creations. I’m so thankful she found me because she has created me this one of a kind piece that I need to share with you all and hope to encourage you to find one of your own. Love Me Knott-Bilton Creations specializes in gemstone and glass bead jewelery. The items pre-made on their website are amazing but when Amanda approached me, I mentioned that I have been loving bracelets and turquoise recently. What she came up with blew me away. The detail, the quality and even though she lives in Canada the item arrived in no time at all. The bracelet is sturdy, beautiful, adjustable and I can pair it with so much! The best part – all of these pieces are so affordable!
If you are looking for a custom piece with quality materials, perhaps you haven’t found that one item that you’ve been searching for or want to treat yourself to a post Valentine’s gift – I’m highly encouraging you to contact Amanda and Christine! I guarantee you’ll be satisfied and if there’s still hesitation – use “25OFFLOVEMEKNOTT” FOR A 25% DISCOUNT!
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