Monday, April 28, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
Here is a landing at the top of our stairs. Cute, but so much more potential. I really wanted the frames to look like I had collected them from various flea markets, but did not have the patience to do so. When I want to copy something I want to do it NOW!
I am almost completely happy with it. In the future I would like to:
- replace pad and pillows with an updated color scheme. I am thinking creams and greens (maybe a slight hint of pink)
- add chunky moulding around the window
- collect more gold toned frames to add to the collection
Hubby has been out of town all week, we shall see if he likes it...
A big thank you to THE COTTAGE NEST for the inspiration!
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
something we have to fight, but since we are such a violent people we should also focus our energy on getting rid of hatred. Hatred is what could potentially kill all mankind, in war, before global warming will.~ Okay, that was a major paraphrase and he said it much better! Check out the video clip linked and I hope it is inspiring to you as it is to me!
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Great theater! Not so great area!
This was D's first theater experience. E has seen many productions and wants to be a Broadway star!
This show was really, really fun! I had seen a couple of Disney productions and had not been very entertained, but this one far exceeded the expectations! It was really fun!
E's favorite thing to do, besides watch the show, is to wait at the stage door for autographs. I have to admit, this part is really fun for me too!
"Gabriella" Arielle Jacobs
"Troy" John Jeffrey Martin
Ryan" Bobby List
"Sharpay" Helene Yorke
Monday, April 14, 2008
favors- pacifier candy in organza bags (found at Wal-Mart)
centerpieces- bud vases (resembles antique baby bottles) with blue stones, ribbon and flowers
dessert- a very talented friend made the yummiest strawberry cream cake and pound cake kabobs drizzled with chocolate, YUM!
a variety of scones, served with jam & lemon curd
croissants, served with chocolate & hazelnut cream
bagels, served with an assortment of cream cheese
assortment of berries
assortment of cheese
One of my very favorite things to do is to honor the special people in our lives! This friend is indeed that! Congratulations and I hope you had a great time at the shower!
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Sorry for the following long story. Let's just say that electricity in our eating nook was considered a luxury for the past eighteen months. It all started when we took down the chandelier in the nook and put it in the family room (seen here) due to scale. I quickly made up another chandelier for the nook, which blew out the electricity. Hubby went up three or four times to try to fix it, but became too frustrated. A great friend came over and took care of it for us in a matter of 45 minutes. What would I do without great friends and their hubbys?
This is how the chandelier looked when I quickly mocked it up eighteen months ago. YUCK! But since it was this chandelier that caused the whole problem, hubby told me I better use it.
So I climbed up there, got rid of the flowers and green paint and it looks much better. The best part is that it works! Electricity is not longer a luxury!
Monday, April 7, 2008
I had picked up a role of this beautiful toile wallpaper a while ago, just because I needed to do something with it sometime. So because removing the tv is such a huge ordeal, I decided to "wallpaper" without removing the tv. It was fun and easy. I used staples that are hidden so there was no mess.
I am getting a lot of experience on the miter saw, so I trimed out the niche with a picture frame moulding. I painted the shelf and the moulding the same color as the wall. This was because I did not want this area to compete with the true focal point, the mantel and fireplace, right next to the niche.
Someday I would actually like to wall in the entire niche and use a flat screen, the entire thing just bothers me. BUT I really love this solution, for now. It softens the media crud and gives a little of the unexpected.
Where is your problem spot in your house? Stay tuned for more problems and solutions!
Saturday, April 5, 2008
- Sometimes when you think you are doing the right thing, it does not always turn out to be right.
- I will never, ever type in a password without thinking it through & writing it down!
- I spend wayyyyy too much time on the computer! I had to find things to keep me busy instead of checking my email or surfing the net or blogging. Most everything I did in it's place was better for me or my family. Sad, but true!
I hope someone, somewhere, can learn from my mistake!
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
hour 1, minute 17: subject tries to catch bird for zoo
hour 2: subject catches bee
hour 2, minute 15: subject calls friend on phone to recieve bee, friend not at home
hour 2, minute 17: bee is loose in house
hour 2, minute 18: subject's mom dashes upstairs with fly swatter, subject yelling, "don't kill it!"
hour 2, minute 20: bee retrieved without harm and escorted outside, zoo closed
hour 2, minute 30: buckets of mud being transported through house to balcony without subject's mom knowing
hour 3: subject eats apple, mom happy for healthy choice
hour 3, minute 10: subject pours mud on floor of balcony and plants apple seed
hour 3, minute 30: neighbor invites subject and sister over for four square match, dog and sister run through mud and then through the house
hour 3, minute 31: mom says goodbye and is exhausted!