Friday, April 30, 2010

My Formal Dinning and Living Room Curtains

When my folks came to visit a few weeks back between all our playing my mom and I worked on my curtains. It wasn't quite as easy as I hoped but we got it done. We also made some pillows and that really finished off the rooms.

The chairs in the last photo we got at Costco last year and started working around them. In the fall I found the same fabric that is on the chairs. So I put it on the bottom of my curtains. How cool is that.

So I have a question... I like having the pillow pushed down in the middle like the chair on the left, my husband likes the pillow on the right. What do you like? Right now they are both pushed down.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

My 1st Blog Award!

I received my very First Blog Award!
A BIG BIG Thanks to Angela over Secrets of a Super Mommy.
Check out her cute Earth Day Dinner. She really is a Super Mommy. I really know this because we are friends in really life.

10 Things That Make Me Happy.

1. Being a Mom! Sticky hands and all
2. Power Tools/ Cool Tools
3. Finding a good deal or better yet dumpster diving
4. Working along side my hubby
5. My kids laughing!
6. An organized house
7. Eating fresh raspberries
8. Knowing I get to be with my family forever.
9. Having good friends
10. Home cooked meals

I am Awarding this Blog Award To:
Melissa @ 320 * Sycamore
Stacie @ The CrEaTiVe CraTe

Here are the rules for accepting the award:
1. Copy & Paste the award on your blog
2. Tell who gave you the award and link to their blog
3. List 10 Things that make you happy
4. Pass the award on to other bloggers and visit their blog to let them know about the award.

New Spring Mantel

My other mantel was more an Easter spring mantel and the egg wreath needed to go. So I made a new wreath just like the egg wreath but with out the eggs. I found some cool shutters at the Habitat Restore and knew what I wanted to do with them. I painted then a Buttercup Yellow. I could not be happier with them. Well, I might put a brown glaze on them. I'm still thinking about it.

I LOVE how the shutter make the mantel look.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Wreath Holder Stands

So I'm still bummed about my Atlanta post and I will work on it soon. While I was pouting about all the hard work that was lost with the links to all the cool places, I worked on making a wreath holder. I cut a 4 foot dowel in half and a piece of MDF 6 inches x 6 inches. I stapled the dowel in the middle and then screwed the top knob on. (I got a pack of 2 at Lowe's for around $3)

I got my handy black spray paint out sprayed it then sanded the base then put another coat on. I then screwed the hook on. I just eyed it to see where it looked the best and where I thought it would work for a wreath.

I ended up making 2 the one is a little shorter so it could go on top a stand. It didn't take long to make these.

Thursday, April 22, 2010


I just spent over an hour working on my Atlanta trip post and I just lost all my work. I think I'm going to cry. I don't have time to spend another hour on it right now. Ahhhhhh!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

same idea 2 differant things

A few weeks ago I went over to my friend to do a tee shirt redo. We had seen a redo on Blue Cricket Design and had to make one for our own. We played around with different fabrics and ribbon and colors we came up with 2 different things, yet the same.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Spring Break

I hope that you all are having a wonderful SpRinG BrEaK! We went to Atlanta to visit my sister. We did a lot of fun things for little or no money. When we are done playing I want to tell you all about My Not Too Shabby vacation to Atlanta on the cheap. Plus I was able to go to Hobby Lobby for the 1st time ever. Those stores are so cool. For you all that have one in your town you are lucky.

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