Creating a stunning coffee table with a few simple materials

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Since our budget is tight, and I still want to redecorate, I thought I would build something unique with Mixed Materials. At a local tile shop, I found a gorgeous marble tile on sale in the clearance department for less than 20$ – Jackpot!! Then, with some quick measurements based on the 24" x 24" tile, I had some wooden legs cut to size. Did you know that if you buy wood planks at Home Depot, they will cut them to whatever size you ask? They didn't even charge me extra!

So when I took all my materials home, I started by building a wooden frame. I grouped four 23" 2×2 wood pieces making it a 4x4x23 wooden leg.

For extra style, I wanted to create a textured look on the legs by grouping 4 legs together and securing them with metal screws and wood glue. I made 4 of these to make up the table legs, then I joined each set forming a square by securing a wooden piece to each leg group. This is how I began the project…

Finally, I had a stained table frame that was ready for staining! I used a dark grey because I thought it would go nicely against the white marble top that I had,

Using ProBond Advanced glue, I secured the marble top to the wooden frame, and within 24 hours of letting it dry I had a brand new marble top table that I was proud to display in my living room for less than 35$!

And the final product…. my new table drying in my messy garage!! I let it dry for 24 hours before I brought it inside.

And here she is, finished in all her glory! A finished little side table that's perfect to keep next to the kitchen table!

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Saving more with the lowest priced unlimited plans around from Walmart Family Mobile

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Back to school time has long been one of those times when everybody looks to save a buck. Maybe its because there’s new clothing, school bags and books to buy for kids, or we begin realizing that christmas is around the corner. Either way for some odd reason I find myself pinching pennies at this time of year.

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Because we are now out of our contract with Verizon, I am looking for an easy way to cut back and still enjoy all the services that we have gotten accustomed  to by using Verizon for the past two years. For one thing, communication with my son’s school is all done online, and it will keep things simple if I can still use my phone to check up on his progress when I’m not home to use my notebook. One of the lowest priced unlimited plans that I have discovered in my attempt to find something better is Walmart Family Mobile. If you look really closely, you’ll notice that Family Mobile is available almost all over the country!

Did you know that the Alcatel One Touch Evolve is currently on rollback? The in store price for the actual phone is $29.88 marked down from the regularly priced at $79.88! Total steal if you ask me – it even has a much bigger screen than my iPhone 4 AND is much thinner and lighter. I love that there’s no contract too, so there’s no obligation if you decide that you don’t like the service or something better comes along – which I highly doubt on both counts!

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See how thin? AND its light!

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That’s not all on rollback…. The actual service plan cost has been marked down from $39.88 to $34.88! Join during the promotional (7/18 thru 10/31) period and enjoy that rate for the duration of your service with Family Mobile. The only catch is that if you sign up multiple phones on the same account, you will only receive the promotional monthly rate on the main line.

If this is what you decide to do, don’t forget to pick up a starter kit when you get your phone. This includes all the stuff that you need in order to register your account and get a phone number assigned to you. Be sure you are buying the right one for your model!

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Keeping our bathroom looking chic with Listerine

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I've talked before about my front bathroom's little facelift, and for under $300 I was able to add some style and color without changing anything major. I took it from a sterile, bland looking room and transformed it into a fun space for JP to enjoy. Since he was getting old enough to use the bathroom on his own, I thought he needed something colorful that would appeal to his needs. After all, I wanted to entice him into good personal hygiene habits!

Looking back, I thought potty training was difficult… But teaching this kid to properly brush his teeth has been a major headache for me! Sure, he can squeeze out toothpaste on to his brush by himself- but only about 1/2 of it actually makes it ON the brush. Then after 3 quick strokes, he spits out the excess into the sink, leaving behind his clumps of gnarly used toothpaste to sit on the bottom of the sink.

Naturally after a few of these experiences, I've decided that I should brush my teeth along with him and show him the example I expect out of him cause old toothpaste stuck to the bottom of the sink grosses me out.

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I like to use a mouthwash after I brush, and I've found the cutest ones from Target that are perfect to match my bathroom. For a limited time, you can choose from 4 different designs and flavors – Cool Mint, Fresh Mint, Arctic Mint & Fresh Citrus. 


I love how it looks on my bathroom counter! The flavor matters not to me that much, but I thought the orange chevron one would look adorable! Be sure to check out Target and see what they have available in your area or Save Now with Target Cartwheel!

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