Sunday, September 11, 2011

Clock to Cloche: Before & After

Maybe it started with Beauty and the Beast (which happens to be my favorite disney princess movie), but I am really drawn to glass cloches. Hmm, come to think of it I also love libraries, french design, and tall, hairy men. Haha, kidding about the hair, but tall guys are definitely hott :)

                                                               1920s French Glass Cloches

I saw these these cloches at Restoration Hardware and had an idea. After a little searching here's what I found at goodwill for $2.99.                                          

Not cute. The saleslady reminded me that there was no guarantee the clock was working, and it could not be returned. Little did she know this tweety was about to be ransacked and completely put out of commission after I was done with it.

I painted the base with a left over can of white spray paint and cleaned up the glass. I am not completely sold on the white base w/my black and white wedding cake topper but so far I love the overall look.

And here it is on top of my kitchen cabinets.

I'm loving it!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

It's football season!

Yesterday we were at the event to be at; the inaugural football game for University of Texas, San Antonio. And although I am not a roadrunner, I did support my husband's school by cheering on the team and celebrating as they made history. There may also be some footage of me throwing roadrunner signs, haha, but what can I say, it was a good time to be had.....well, once we made it inside the alamodome and escaped the 100 deg weather. Yikes. And yes I kind of had a meltdown (lol). But it was all good once we made it in the stadium.

gathering to welcome the football players

 Oh yeah, and we, err UTSA, had a record breaking opening game ticket sale. The previous inaugural game attendance record was 49,212. For Saturday's game there were 56,743 people who showed up to the game! It was insane!

We had front row seats in the student section right behind the goal post. Fun during the game. Not so much afterwards when the crowd decided to rush the field. Yeah, talk about crazy. 

Winners!! UTSA dominated Northeastern State case you were wondering :)