This was after the branches went on.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Hollie got an embroidery/sewing machine for her birthday!!! Can't wait to see all of the cute things she comes up with. To get her started I found her some cute appliques
Monday, March 29, 2010
But I can't because blogger won't show any pictures. I can load them, but they don't show up. Also the pictures in past posts aren't showing, only red Xs.
Anyone know why or how I can fix it?
**Edit - I just read that blogger is having some formatting issues today, hopefully they will be fixed soon!
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Rustic Cocktail Party
Lakeside Party - love the chalkboard used as a serving piece
They also have great pictures of food that make you really hungry
I am really needing pesto for lunch, like pesto only, love it good stuff!
Other great party blogs I read
Hostess With The Mostess
Friday, March 19, 2010
1. Target has a lot of their office type stuff 75% off right now. So I bought a few things. I've been making tons of notes lately and have a million little post its stuck to different notebooks. In college we had to keep notebooks but I can't remember what they were called, maybe inspiration journals? Anyway I hated that so the night before we were graded I would do a ton of sketches throw some paint samples in and tear out some magazine pages to get it finished.
So that was a really long story just to say that I've decided it would be best to keep a notebook with me. Right now it holds my daily to do list from last week to April 10, favorite fabrics, random websites, gift lists, photoshop directions (that one day I hope to have enough brain power to implement).
So all that to say at Target I bought a little notebook for $.48.
I also bought these 2 graph sketchbooks. They are really pretty faux snakeskin and I love to sketch things out on graph paper. They were only $1 for 2!
2. I've decided I'm not smart enough for the show Lost. I haven't watched it this year because it comes on at the same time as The Duggars. But Tuesday I was trapped in the living room with my glue gun while E was watching Lost. It is way over my head. A few seasons ago, Sawyer mentioned that he was originally from Jasper, AL. That freaked me out so bad. It is not too far from where I grew up and it is supposedly the "hitman capital". And if Sawyer was involved that could just be true. Plus how did the writers know that?!
We use to watch the show in bed with all of the lights off and at the end where it plays that music and LOST shows on the screen always scared me. Plus who walks around on an island alone. So I wouldn't even go to the bathroom by myself, Eric would have to go with me and it was about 5 feet from our room. And Tuesday night I had to go in the middle of the night but I fought the urge so I wouldn't have to wake Eric up to make him go with me.
3. Sunday I painted our bedroom. It is a whitish shade that I mixed up. It looks ok, growing on me, but now the trim looks terrible. I'm working up the muster to paint the trim. I'm thinking about going with a color several shades darker than the wall.
I am changing the bedding out, making some new shams as well as bringing in some of our old bedding. It makes me want to paint our night stands and wardrobe.
Since it smelled like paint fumes and I've lost most of my brain cells in the past year renovating our home we slept in the guest room. And we are still sleeping in there. When we first moved in, our bedroom needed some work but even after we had moved all of the furniture in we still stayed in the guest room for several weeks. Not sure what it is I think it is a little smaller than the room in our old house so it is more cozy? Eric said it is our staycation for Spring Break.
5. Isn't this frame pretty from black eyed susan on etsy.
6. I've enjoyed looking at party supplies at Plates and Napkins for the past several weeks. No party to plan but I still like the eye candy.
7. After thinking about my journal in college I went and dug one out of the attic. It is making me sort of nervous looking at all of the work we had to do.
And Natalie in case you are wondering you had to present flooring materials from ToMarket on March 16 2004 almost 6 years ago to the date! Elizabeth you had to present Edelman leather floor tiles and I had faux suede upholestry.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
I baked the cake and let it sit over night then yesterday I crumbled it up and added a can of icing mixing both together with my hands.
I put the cake/icing into the freezer to chill so I could roll into balls. I wish I had left it longer, but didn't have time so they turned out a little wonky.
Then I melted a package of white chocolate bark and rolled the cake balls in it to coat.
Eric sprinkled the shamrocks on.
I put them in the fridge overnight because I didn't have time to wait for them to set up and just packed them up this morning.
I wish I had dipped them 2x in the white chocolate that way it would be a total surprise when you bite in.
And that is it. Maybe with some practice mine will look more like Bakerella's cake balls. I am thinking of making some for Easter with different colors, how sweet would that be?
Monday, March 15, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
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Thursday, March 11, 2010
I bought this light fixture for $4.99 last week.
Works - check
The yellow definitely doesn't work with the shower curtain I have now. While I still love that shower curtain it is almost 5 years old, so I don't feel bad about moving on. The bathroom doesn't open up to our bedroom so I don't feel bad about it not matching our room.
I would have to see this one in person to see if it would still work with the yellow (doubtful) but it does feel more "me"
Home Paisley Shower Curtain
I've loved this shower curtain for a long time. But we have a mostly white hall bath so I'm not sure I want to have another white shower curtain.
Rock the Bath not what I'm going for, but I would have loved this as a teenager
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Featured in Better Homes & Gardens May 2011 Issue
When we bought our house I was so excited to have a dining room. We love to use ours it makes me feel "fancy" eating in a dining room everyday.
Here is how it looked when we bought the house.
And now it looks like this
My daddy made our table for my birthday. I wanted a picnic x base table and that is what he built.
We are pretty casual people. I wanted something that would be durable and hold up to daily meals as well as daily life. I love not having to worry about scratches and just being able to enjoy our table and did I mention my dad made it.
This little cabinet was once a dresser in its former life. But I rescued it from the side of the road and had Eric add shelves so it can hold my milk glass and china serving pieces. My favorite milk glass are the hobnail pieces and my birthday is June 2nd in case anyone has homeless milk glass they want to send my way! The topiary is from Crate Barrel.
Last fall I sent out a desperate cry for help with my curtain fabric. I left the two candidates draped up while we had tailgate party before a rainy AU/West Virginia football game and all 25 people voted the bird fabric. I still sort of wonder if I made the right decision but it is growing on me. Maybe with a beefier curtain rod I will love it.
(The fabric no longer shows up on fabric.com com but here is the fabric, Golding Cantata-Chocolate just 2x the price.)The light fixture was the only thing we changed in the room. I was really wanting a bell jar fixture and this one was the cheapest one I could find. I would have loved to have 2 lamps over my table but I have only have one.
Of course I was
unlucky blessed enough to have a concrete block and plaster home. Eric wasn't comfortable putting that many nails in the wall, plus you can't just put a nail in a concrete block, so I used command strips. We have been awoken several times during the night to plates falling so we have used nails on a few to hold the plates up. We are just waiting for the wall to crumble from broken plaster.
Hope you enjoyed the tour of our dining room, aka the plate room. Lots of good memories have been made in this room and hopefully many more are to come.
Monday, March 8, 2010
Angie, Mother, Hollie, Me