Thursday, May 12, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
It feels so good to be getting some projects ticked off my list! Michael (AKA Minion 3) got a TV in his room for his 13th birthday (yes, we are those parents..all of our boys had to wait until they were teens to have their own personal tv) But after putting so much work into refinishing his vintage dresser, Hubby didn't want to put the table straight onto that painted surface. Sadly, that means that Michael's TV has been sitting on his bedroom floor since Feburary 6th waiting to be set up.
Now, I don't feel too awful about it, he pretty much uses the tv in the living room constantly since that is where the Xbox and Wii are, but in keeping with my quest to end the procrastinating and getting our house in order It's time to get his room Finished! At least as much as possible for now, the major construction of the reading nook won't be happening until the decluttering and downsizing is complete.
So today I took an hour to whip him up a simple quilted table/tv pad (Runner) He picked the fabrics (kid has a good eye!) and it will fit right in in his room! My only wish is that I'd used smaller strips of white and used them between each fabric. But he loves it and that is what matters!
Last Night I also whipped up some Mug rugs, they are just waiting for the bindings to be sewn down and then they will be winging their way to Ireland :)
I've got more news and some great thrifty finds for you, but I'll save those for later in the week!
Have a great Sunday!
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Please show my new bloggy friend, Vicki, some love and check out her blog!
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Now, my kitchen buffet has been taking a beating here lately, Have you ever noticed how whenever you are working on a major project or if you are feeling down that the hot spots in your home go completely crazy and out of control?
Monday, March 28, 2011
Well, in an odd way, it does.
See, as we find new accessories and furniture we are able to get rid of the rattier, crapified stuff, which makes the place look nicer, which in turn means that we are better about not letting crap build up.
The rules of acquisition are thus:
Does it have a use?
Will it have a "home"?
Do you love it?
Does it fit the budget?
Will you discard something else in order to bring it home?
If the answers are yes, then it's all good, if I answer no, it needs a bit more thought.
Since I did a major decluttering when we painted the loft, we were able to get a couple of accessories to replace those that were no longer...Us.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
This is a giant step towards being completely debt free (not counting the mortgage) And I know that with sticking with a budget we will continue to chip away at the wall until it finally comes crashing down!
In the meantime, as a reward we did splurge a bit..and are really enjoying the picture quality of our new Aquos!
Let the search for the perfect TV stand begin! Tomorrow I plan on hitting the used furniture and thrift stores, I haven't found what I'm looking for in the big chains as of yet, but for tonight, some more TV is in order ;)
Monday, March 21, 2011
I finally finished painting the library walls!!
Now I just need to go over the baseboards and trim, put up the crown molding, make the curtains and the rug and finish the footstool and it will be done until it's time to make the built-ins.
There's not a lot to report on from here, I went antiquing with my best friend and her daughter (Hey Sarissa and Bethany!) last friday We had a ball, there were no large purchases, but a lot of oohing and ahhing and dreaming, and we spent over 3 hours walking the mall, but we covered every inch! (The olde Shoe Factory Antique Mall in Lancaster Ohio for those who may wonder)
a bit of feedsack and a cool hankie,
Sunday, March 6, 2011
This corner is completely done for now. After all of the painting (whole house) is done I will hopefully start working on crown moulding, But that is later..Maybe by the end of summer. The book shelf has been loaded with some of the classics made simpler for the younger set, and a few favorite series (unfornate events, Twilight etc) As well as all of my crafting books and binders. These will eventually need to be gone through as well, but for right now at least they have a home.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
I just want to say thank you to Trixie, And to Ramsign for Offering such a fabulous prize to one of her readers (ME! LOL)
Friday, February 25, 2011
I've started printing out some inspiration pictures for our house, now that all of the children are older, we will be mostly toy free. which allows for a LOT more flexibility design and decor wise.
In other news, Bill has just this week changed over to a job in the company that will allow him to work at home, which could be fantastic..or an utter disaster LOL.
Seriously though, I think the fantastic days will far out number the sick of each other days.
The new meds are a mixed blessing. The pristiq I take in the mornings for depression really helps to get me moving and rocks the anti depression angle, however the seroquel I take at night for the mania basically overrides this effect and leaves me groggy and sleepy for hours after I wake up the next day. My doctor assures me that this wears off after a couple of weeks so I should just give it time, But I have to admit that, at times, it is so tempting to drop the seroquel and
Maybe if I'd started them both at the same time and not realized how good I felt on the pristiq alone I would be more enthusiastic about waiting out the sleepies, but I didn't, I had almost a week of getting more than should have been possible accomplished before starting the
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
While I have a lot of projects lined up and some even started for many of the sale designs, I'd like to share what must be a particular favorite of mine..(after all, I bought it a few days before the sale..and then again AT the sale! LOL No worries though, Crystal is Fantabulous and a quick email about this and one other duplicate purchase and she swapped them out in no time flat :)) her Bon Appetit image.
Last night I was in the mood to do some
So anyhow, these towels are HUGE! They come in at approximately 29" x 30".
Which is a bit too large for my purposes. So with a bit of a snip from my scissors and a tiny bit of humming from my machine I ended up with these:
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Grand total was $35. In addition to what you see in the picture, there was a pair of Sonoma jeans for minion 2, and 3 shirts for me. More on one of the shirts later.
I have achievable plans for everything here.
The arm chair tray will get a coat of paint to match my tray and be of use during family movie night, or when I'm stitching.
The airplane picture frame will go into Minion 3's room..it's metal and the propellers actually spin..So cool!
I go through so much stitch witchery that it isn't funny, so I will put it to good use and the tiny package is actually a pair of joints for a jointed monkey I plan to make soon.
The spindles and finial are for wreath hangers.These metal containers seem to have been made for herbs (there were originally from world market and marked at $3.00 a piece, I scored these babies for $0.90 each!!) But I will use them for glitters and beads.
And the glass globe was originally for a porch light or similar, but I have an idea for it that I will share with you after the weekend.
I love the pebble like texture of the globe.
And this wasn't part of the thrifting haul, but it didn't arrive until today, Hubby knows just exactly what to give a shopper for any occasion...Guilt free shopping!
With my Valentines mad money (Thank you again Honey! SMOOOOCH!) I/Bill got me this really cool vintage magazine rack..Which will of course get a nice new coat of....., Well, I haven't decided that yet lol!
It's double sided, and the plan is to keep my Country Living magazines (from the new subscription that I/Bill also got me for Valentines) and softcover crafting/needlework books close at hand and showcased here.Love it :)
I will never be "skinny", I will never be like many of the young little petite bloggers that I follow, nor would I want to. I am too big. I'm 5' 6.5" tall, and even right after Highschool when I *wasn't* overweight, I couldn't wear the same clothes as the rest of the girls, my frame is just too large. I couldn't (and still can't...now I'm allergic LOL) even wear bracelets, watches or anklets without special ordering them.
Sunday, February 13, 2011