Friday, January 30, 2009
Oh my!! Can we stay here forever??
our middle guy
The middle guy sifting for sharks teeth
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Hobby Lobby is having some great clearance sales!! I picked up this cute polka dot frame for a couple bucks. I added a sweet little photo of my Mom and Aunt.
This is what I do when I'm bored....putz around the house switching things up. The girls lamp shade was looking boring and plain so I added a ribbon.
Monday, January 19, 2009
I bought this topiary a couple years after hubby and I were married.
I have yet to start my Valentine decorating. I suppose the chalkboard is Valentine ready!!
This is hubbies bed side table. Real masculine don't ya think?? LOL
Old books picked up from a garage sale last summer. They sit atop my mantel. My fireplace brick and mantel recently got a much needed make over.
You can see a wee bit in these photos, but I'll do a post on the whole process along with before and after photos later. It took me seven years before I finally decided to just do it. So many people discouraged me like painting brick is such a sin!! I am soooo glad I finally did it . I love it!!
Sunday, January 18, 2009
I was concerned about the finish on the table top not holding up to the kids abuse, but I must say it really has. A few dings here and there, but that alway adds character in my eyes.
Friday, January 16, 2009
So, I hit TJ Max on Thursday and hit the jackpot! I found two table cloths for $4 a piece. I loved the colors and I think that I will use them for curtains. I draped them over this rod to see if I could live with them or not. Well, I think I can. I'm thinking of adding a panel of coordinating toile and maybe some ball fringe to each one, and of course I'll have to paint that rod and move it up a bit higher on that wall. Now, I'm on the look our for an affordable area rug. I think that will add a lot to this space. Break up all that carpet a bit. Then it's on to those wall sconces. Maybe new shades, or maybe new sconces??
Hope your all well. It was below zero in my neck of the woods today. I didn't think my van was going to turn over this morning, but luckily I got her going and got the kids off to school safe and sound!!
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Yes, our home is currently for sale and has been for just over a year. It's so frustrating and I know I shouldn't get my hopes up, but just look at her. We keep in touch with the owner and the good news is that she currently rents it out. It seems like she is in no hurry to sell and so I hope this beauty will still be waiting once our house sells.
It's so hard not knowing where you will be in the spring. Especially since we have big plans for our gardens this year. Sigh....
Monday, January 12, 2009
It doesn't look like much, but I could so live in a tiny house like this as long as I had my children and my hubby to keep me company. It looks so serene. I often think about what it would be like to simplify and leave all the clutter behind. LOL...I am such a clutter bug!!!
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Thrifted jewelry boxes.
Isn't this little doll adorable. My sister cares for a little old granny who makes these. She came with a few extra outfits and even a cute little pair of shoes. oooh, look at the dust on that shelf. Gross.
Like I said, this room is small and we have crammed about all we can into it. This is the girls doll house. It's behind the door, so she can't play with it unless her door is shut, but it works!!
You gotta love Target. This rug I picked up on clearance. It's covering up a huge stain on the carpet.
The window valance is a cut up shower curtain with ball fringe hot glued to the edge. It's tacked to the wall with thumb tacks. Yip, I'm all about using what I have.