Friday, February 26, 2010

Happy Weekend!

A little touch of spring!  I hope everyone has a happy, relaxing and fun weekend.  To my followers in snowy areas, I promise spring is coming.  I have some plans for reclaiming spaces, rearranging rooms, and redecorating a few rooms on tiny budget in the works! Pictures coming next week!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Feeling Beachy

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Here is one of the projects I have been working on. I needed to get out of my winter "funk" and was inspired by all the Subway sign creations on so many blogs that I decided to make one myself. One of my favorites was from Jen at

Enjoy! Get Crafty!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Hello? Are You There?

Sorry for being M.I.A. for the past week.  The kids were on winter break and we had family come for a visit.  I am still new at the "blogging thing" but I am learning more every day! I plan to get in my blogging groove now! I have a few projects and craftiness to post so come on back.  I also want to say a BIG thank you to my 3 very loyal followers! I "heart" you!  You keep me wanting to blog about "stuff". 

 Any of you recognize the phone above?

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Frames in Progress

I have had this grouping of frames over my sofa for about 4 years.  The first 3 years years I kept the "photos" that came with the frames when I purchased them from Target.  After tiring of hearing my kids make fun of my decorating neglect, I filled them with some boring scrapbook paper out of desperation.  The frames stayed that way until this pass summer when I stumbled upon a new collection of scrapbook papers designed by my favorite fabric designer Amy Butler! A little snip, a little tape and TA framed art work! Love it! The best only cost a few $!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Valentines Day

 Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Birthday to my smart, loving, creative and strong Mom who I miss dearly!

Pixie idea from Wendy @

Kate's Valentines Rock!

Kate is my very creative child who is always seeking to "make" something. This year she chose to make "i-pod" candy valentines for her class.  We found the instructions and print outs at the Family Fun website  They were a hit! You rock Kate!

(We used Hershey Kisses instead of Peanut Butter Cups)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Simple Valentine Decor

Over the summer I found these two frames in the dollar section at Michael's craft store and snagged them!  They sat in a pile of "stuff" waiting for inspiration.  February came and I was seeking a few Valentine decorations.  Out came the frames, out came the scrapbook stickers & paper and Ta-Dah my new V-Day Decor!

After a crazy "snowish" day yesterday, I going to enjoy a little of this....
Shhh, so not on my diet!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

My "New" love seat

The love seat is finished! I love the change! I still have A LOT to learn about reupholstering (notice no close ups, hee-hee), but I am happy with my first attempt.

"New" love seat

What I really love is my display above the love seat (please excuse the glare)! It is a collection of family diplomas, my grandfather's teachers contract from 1929 ($160.00 a month!), my grandmother's H.S. class picture from 1931 and so on.  I call it my "Inspiration Wall of Knowledge". It's my way of honoring the importance and the gift of education.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Making a list & checking it twice

This was my list of "Must Have" today:

  • Hot Chocolate Mix (check!)
  • Cookie making stuff (check!)
  • Movies (check!)
  • Board Games (check!)
  • A few good magazines (check!)
All because we are getting some of this ........  

Here's to digging out tomorrow!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Take Time to Create

Take time to create. It's good for your soul! Write, paint, color, cook....whatever makes you happy. Everyone is different and everyone has different ways to express themselves. Find your path and go!

Happy Weekend!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Love Seat Update Continues

I wanted to reupholster the love seat as cheaply  nicely as possible on a little budget. I had read how other creative bloggers used drop cloths to cover furniture and thought why not!
I purchased one super big one (forgot what size, still new at this blogging stuff) and away I went. I used a staple gun,3,000,000 heavy duty staples (just kidding), a hammer and scissors to cover the base. Next time I would use a power stapler, my hand hurt for days!

To cover the cushions I used the old fabric as a template and a smaller drop cloth. I cut and sewed the new fabric together and inserted the old foam cushion. The drop cloth fabric is not the best but it is great for first timers like me, no guilt if I REALLY mess up! So far so good, come back and see the finished project!

1994 called and it wants the sofa back!

Here it is in all it's hunter green plaid glory!  Don't get me wrong I loved this when we first got married, but almost 16 years later my love has changed.  The love seat is still in great shape but it is now a little dated, hence the need to reupholster!

Out came the pliers, hammer, utility knife and my big muscles (hee-hee)! I tore the skirting off and the cushions apart. No turning back!
Come back tomorrow and see the work in progress!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Farewell January

Dear January,
              You were cold, grey and long. You did gave me time to reflect and focus on what is important. I know that you mark the beginning of a new year, a fresh start and I am thankful for that. It is time to say goodbye, for now and turn my attention to February and all that it will bring.

Until next year.......