6 April Giveaway: Silhouette Gift Basket

Howdy friends!! We’re quickly approaching the very last few days of April and before you know it, we’ll be welcoming the lovely May… which means it’s time for this month’s giveaway. I’m particularly excited to bring y’all the chance to win a pretty fantastic Silhouette Gift Basket...
Black and White Obsession My Paper Craze Please Excuse My Craftermath... A Prudent Life Creative Ramblings Weekend Craft Silhouette School Simply Kelly Designs Bringing Creativity 2 Life Peace Love and Joyce Sowdering About in Seattle Rafflecopter Giveaway Rafflecopter Giveaway Rafflecopter Giveaway Rafflecopter Giveaway Black and White Obsession My Paper Craze Rafflecopter Giveaway
Holy cats guys, that’s a lot of crafty goodness!! In case you missed it, we’re giving away (1) 12x12 cutting mat, (1) Silhouette Blade, (1) Fabric Blade, (1) Roll of Stencil Material, (1) Pack of 12x12 Adhesive Backed Cardstock, and (1) $25 Electronic Gift Card to Silhouette America all valued at approximately $100.

7 Black and White Obsession 2014 Blog Redesign, Grand Tour

Another season of Blogging conferences is upon us-- eek Snap! is in just a few days!! Picture me scrambling like a mad woman-- which means that Black and White Obsession got a teeny-tiny makeover. Alright, I totally realize this is quite a bit delayed since everything officially went at the end of March, but better late than never right?!

As usual, let’s begin with a Style Guide for the entire site:

Black and White Obsession Designs: Style Guide | Blog ReDesign/Refresh | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com

2 #thriftscorethursday Cruet Decanter Bottle Set + Visor Beanie

How the heck is it already Thursday?! I guess I’ve been eyeballs deep in projects for Snap! (blogging conference) next week. Anywho, let’s get this party started #thriftscorethursday style!

If y’all don’t know the drill by now as in you’re just stopping by for the first time... Welcome I’m so glad to have ya! Brynne from The Gathered Home, Megan from Rental Revival, and I scour our thrift stores, auctions, estate sales looking for fantastical pieces to use in our homes. Sometimes we shed a tear and walk away. Other times we admire the courage on outrageously hysterical pieces.

My favorite part is when YOU play along with us by hash tagging your thrifty find via #thriftscorethursday on Instagram or #thriftscorethursday on Twitter. Your photos gain more drool-worthy fans when others scouring the hashtag. Maybe one or all of the hostess will fall for your piece too and feature your photo the following week on our blogs!
#thriftscorethursday Week 13 | Trisha from Black and White Obsession, Brynne's from The Gathered Home, and Megan from Rental Revival

1 Powerful Weekend Storm Tears through Our Neighborhood

This past weekend, our little town- or should I say street was shaken up by a funnel, tornado, or ‘downbursts’ (we weren’t sure because thankfully we weren’t home). Luckily everyone in our neighborhood was safe and our street only suffered somewhat minor damage.

Powerful Weekend Storm Tears through Our Tiny Neighborhood

We had heard through a friend of ours that there was a funnel cloud spotted near our home. We weren’t home at the time but he sent us the above picture.

Thinking little of it as we drove home (through some blinding strong rain). As we pulled up, immediately I noticed a pine tree down in our yard.

 Powerful Weekend Storm Tears through Our Tiny Neighborhood

4 #thriftscorethursday Desk with Boomerang Copper Drawer Pulls

Woot woot, in case you haven’t been properly introduced, welcome to Thursday!! It just so happens to be favorite days of the week because it’s time for #thriftscorethursday!! And boy do I have the Score this week… Hint: it involves Boomerang Copper Drawer Pulls- you know if you couldn’t tell from the title.

New ‘round these areas?! Well my friends, my incredible co-hosts Brynne from The Gathered Home, Megan from Rental Revival, and I get together every week and drool all over YOUR dreamy Thrifty Submissions #thriftscorethursday on Instagram and/or #thriftscorethursday on Twitter.  We mingle, heart/favorite and chat up what you’ve found recently at your favorite second hand store/location. We then come back here and show off our favorites (which totally could be yours!!).
#thriftscorethursday Week 12 | Trisha from Black and White Obsession, Brynne's from The Gathered Home, and Megan from Rental Revival

14 Entryway- Installing New Tarkett Plank Flooring

Last time I talked about our dated and grimy entryway I added some much needed color which gave the room a more modern look all while bring in some excitingly bright colors. It was totally the motivation we needed to get this area completed. Naturally, the next step was get rid of the dingy worn out carpet and install new flooring.

Installing New Tarkett Plank Flooring in our Entryway | Progress + New Flooring | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com
Don’t mind the door, there’s only one coat of primer on it.

Click here to see what the entryway looked like in the VERY beginning!

2 #thriftscorethursday Vintage Fainting Couch

Today we’re cruising right through the 200th snapshot of the BEST thrift score party around, #thriftscorethursday!! (the 200th gram being the lovely Ms Turena from TSFinds who has been hanging with us from the start!) Can I just say that the entries this week were out.of.this.world. It totally makes my job harder narrowing down my favorites.

If you’re new here, every Thursday, or should I say late into the evenings on Wednesdays, my cohosts (Brynne from The Gathered Home, Megan from Rental Revival) and I cruise through Twitter’s #thriftscorethursday and Instagram’s #thriftscorethursday virtually taking a peak into the thrifty things y’all come across to find our favorites. Whether they hail from thrift stores, antique stores, or even some roadside treasures we adore seeing those second hand goodies getting their much deserved second chance. Or have a laugh at some good ‘ol 80’s d├ęcor.
#thriftscorethursday Week 11 | Trisha from Black and White Obsession, Brynne's from The Gathered Home, and Megan from Rental Revival

3 FONTS FONTS FONTS: Go Bold or Go Home!

I have a thing for fonts. It should come as no surprise, since I’ve been dabbing in graphic design and typography here and there. I just can’t help myself especially since it’s just so much fun playing with font sizes, shapes, styles, patterns. Some may even call me a font junkie. Oddly, I’m OK with that.


Many readers have requested font resources that I’ve used on various projects (like the freebie printable blog planner, or some of the Thrift Score Thursday posts) so I thought I’d start up a fun new monthly series dedicated to my font addiction. For this first round, I decided to pull some Go Bold or Go Home font’s from the bucket and paired them with some of the boldest musical artists I could think of, without further ado:
FONTS! Fonts! Fonts! Go Bold or Go Home | Monthly font series by www.blackandwhiteobsession.com // perfect for parties, invitations, weddings, printables, Christmas Cards, + more.

You can find all these fonts for free by clicking the links below:
--} Cher // Scribble Table
--} Elvis Presley // Zdyk Scorpio
--} Elton John // Sistema
--} Madonna // Hard Rock
--} Lady Gaga // The Maple Origins

Are you a font junkie like me? Check out my pinterest board specifically dedicated to fonts + typography or even dedicated to Graphical Geniuses, you’re welcome!



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