Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Wishing everyone a spooky, fun and safe weekend!

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Dreaming of a new light for my foyer....

I like this...
Hundi Lantern
Pottery Barn

And this...

Barton Pendant, Iron finish
Pottery Barn

And I LOVE this...

Spencer Lantern, 3-Arm, Iron finish
Pottery Barn


Time to start my "saving for pendant light" jar....

Monday, October 18, 2010


To my husband...
You are...

* Strong *

*Smart *

* Funny *

* Loyal *

* Philly Sports Fanatic *

* Committed to you family *

* Strong work ethic *

* My best friend *

Happy 40th birthday!  You finally caught up :)!  We will have the best day today!

Love, ME!

Friday, October 15, 2010

The ever changing frames...

A few months ago I changed my picture frames above my sofa using Amy Butler scrapbook paper.


Now as the season has changed to fall I felt it was too "springy" soooooo I used photo copies of this...

(Family cookbook from the 1890's)

To create this "sofa art"...

I know you might think I'm crazy for making copies of 100+ year old cookbook but I promise it was only one copy of each page! I couldn't help myself! I just love the old handwriting and font of old newspaper clippings!  I may even attempt to make one of the old recipes  for Thanksgiving this year...I'll keep you posted :)
 I like the change (for now) and at no cost it makes me happy!  My family think I'm nuts but thats ok with me!

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Kitchen Chalkboard

What started as a false wall to cover the refrigerator has now become our kitchen chalkboard (insert cheering children).  This simple project took 3 months to complete due to "fear" of messing it up!  I finally took the plunge (and constant nudging from my kids) to paint the wood panel with chalkboard paint.

Grab your supplies...
I picked up my chalkboard paint at Walmart
(I still have a lot left for future projects)

Take a deep breath and dive into painting :-0!!!

After drying for a few days let children prep (AKA color like crazy with chalk) the new chalkboard.

I selected cheap plastic trim to attach around the chalkboard.  I spray painted it a cream color.

Add trim and admire your work.  My family loves the new chalkboard!  I'm so glad I FINALLY did it!

Note to self: DO NOT use scrapbook glue dots to attach trim! It WILL come crashing down in the middle of the night, scaring the "beep" out of you!  Get strong glue ASAP and stop being lazy :)!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Weekend is here!

It's a long weekend here in New England....
Time for some...

 apple picking

cranberry festivals

kids sleep overs

soccer games

brownie baking

baseball playoff watching (Go Phillies!!!)

and all the other "good stuff" weekends bring!

Happy weekend!!!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Some Days....

Some days I feel like my life is like this....

...and that's ok with me! Life is a like a roller coaster.... ENJOY THE RIDE!!!! Have a beautiful weekend!