Wednesday, June 13, 2012

DIY Burlap Lamp

After doing some shopping over the past few days, I've noticed burlap is starting to be a trend. Anyone else agree?  I've been searching, for quite some time, lamps for one of our guest bedrooms and haven't found any I I put my thinking cap on and decided to use burlap and re-do the lamps that were already in there.  Here are some pictures of the process!

1) Cut original fabric off, leaving a skeleton of the shade.
2) Cut burlap strips, tie at the top and bottom.

Lamp shade is complete!

I had to spray paint the bottom of the lamps black as well.
Here is the final product! 
 I'm hoping to get a few burlap accents for the room to tie it all together!


Celebrating Our Marriage!

So, we took a lot of pictures (and don't worry, I will share them with you) but I wanted to start with this one....this was our view from our room in the Belligio...jaw dropping..

Ok, to continue....we flew in on June 4th our anniversary and had reservations at Delmonico in the Venetian Hotel and Casino.  I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend it--thanks to Sarah Scott for recommending it to us :)

The next day, we got up and went to Serendipity 3 in Caesars Palace....oh my it was AMAZING!
The item we had to try was the 'Frozen Hot Chocolate', they had a regular and a double....we decided to go with the regular, and look at the size...
 Then we ordered the 'French Toast Log'...that's right LOG, thankfully we were smart enough to split it.
left to right: potatoes, eggs, syrup, whipped cream, berries
Underneath: French Toast Log
After our tummy's were stuffed, we decided to walk it off and went into every hotel/casino. Here are a few pics.
Our lovely hotel: Bellagio

Caesars Palace

Sports Betting

The Cosmopolitan

Monte Carlo

We also went into the M&M's store....oh my goodness over-whelming!
Not sure if you are familiar with Man vs. Food on the Food Network, but the show visits different restaurants and one that it visited in Vegas was Hash House A Go Go.  Sooooo we had to go!

Yep, Chicken and Waffles were calling our name!
Stacked high with a knife holding it up.

We also did the gondola ride in the Venetian Hotel...not quite like the gondola ride in Venice, but was very special doing it with my hubby! 

The next little adventure was going to the Pawn Stars Pawn Shop! This place was not close to the Strip, the best way to get there was by bus (our feet were worn outttt).  Right when we got there, they had kicked everyone out to do 40 minutes of filming.  I guess someone brought in a "TV worthy" item.  So we waited in a long line in the middle of the day in the desert!! It was toasty! Finally, they were done filming and we were able to go in a look around.  None of the actual pawn star dudes are out and about, but it was cool to see the place!

 We also went to two shows.  One was called Vegas (a variety show) and "O" Cirque du Soleil. They were both good... "O" was outstanding! Here are some pictures.

Hope you enjoyed a brief summary of our trip!! Our next trip is to Chicago to visit Chris' grandmother--we are both looking forward to it!!


365 Day ol' Cake = Delicious

Chris and I celebrated our one year anniversary for a week in Las Vegas! But, before we headed to the desert, we had to enjoy the top tier of our wedding cake.  I was very skeptical at first, but it turned out very yummmy! Here are some pics of us enjoying it--we are dorks, so you'll have to excuse some of them, we are silly.
Enjoying our cake with diet coke & cherry coke! 

Vegas post coming up next!!