Friday, April 30, 2010

Dining Room

I really like my dining room area. I get a lot of compliments on the floor. The floor is made of brick pavers that I found at Lowes. My husband made me the table. I was going for a farmhouse look. The dining chest is Broyhill Attic Heirlooms.

...and yes. That is my vacuum handle at the bottom of the picture.

I replaced some really old sunflowers with some new red geraniums, and now I LOVE this pitcher:

And I bought some fake, yet in my opinion, realistic-looking fruit for my apothecary jars. I'm happy now. :)

And pretty much everything on this dining chest came from one of either three places: Hobby Lobby, Kirklands, and Walmart.

Thursday, April 29, 2010


My husband bought me a gift.

A bottle of wine.

He knows that I love merlot.

He found this bottle at Publix.

In a funny way, that was sweet of him.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Caroline's Bedroom

Here are a few pictures of Caroline's bedroom. I have so much fun working on projects and buying pretty things for her room. Recently I made some window mistreatments and re-did the canopy over her bed.

This is the "Before" picture:

Here is the "After" picture (the room wasn't very tidy when I took this picture, but you get the drift):

The "mistreatments"

The canopy:

And I have to include this. I found this picture a long time ago...maybe when I was eleven or twelve-years-old... but anyway, my mom and my dad colored this together when I was a baby. I'm thinking that my mom told me that they bought the picture-page at a gas station. I saved it and hung it in my room when I was a teenager. Then put it in a box hoping to give it to my kids one day. I found it a few months ago, framed it, and hung it in Caroline's room.

And this picture was taken by request. Let me tell you the story... While I was gluing (yes, of course I used hot glue!) those pink flowers to her canopy, she was in her closet demanding that I put a dress on her. I told her that she was about to take a bath and put on pajamas, and she pitched one big fit! Then she looks at me and says, "Momma, you told me "no." You break my heart!"
O-H! M-Y!
I just wanted to laugh. Laugh because I was thinking, "Girl, you are too smart!" Can you believe that a three-year-old has the ability and the brains to try to manipulate? Wow! So, after the crying, she says, "Momma, take a picture of me crying."
Okay, so now I'm rolling on the floor laughing.
So, I grab the camera, tell her to cry, and this is what she does:

Life is never boring with this one!

Friday, April 23, 2010

wreaths, banners and...?

This is a wreath I made for a cousin's baby shower...

Hope she likes it. Maybe she'll hang it up over the crib or on the door to the nursery. This project by the way, is one of the easiest things I have ever made. All you need is a grapevine wreath, a boa, and some wooden letters and acrylic paint. I hot-glue everything on. But I'm sure you figured that one out already.

Speaking of hot-glue... I hot-glued a sign on a wall in my house. That thing is not coming down without bringing down some sheetrock with it! One of the greatest ideas I have every had. :)

Here's a banner to match the theme of the shower...

And these are some... well, I don't really know what to call these. I saw some of these made from fabric scraps and buttons and I thought I could do these with ribbon. I believe I'll be attaching them to headbands, purses and some cardigans that I own. Maybe flip-flops too. ...well...I like them anyway. Don't faint! I actually used a needle and thread for this project. :)

So, what do you think?

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Night to Be

Here are some pictures from our Night to be Much Observed. Mom and Dad hosted at their house this year. Mike and I had plans to be with someone else that evening, but our plans had to be changed last minute.
We had a nice evening. There was beef brisket, cornish game hens, all sorts of vegetables, and of course desserts.
I have memories of this "night" from my past... I remember my parents hosting almost 50 people in their home. They would order whole prime ribs from Steak and Ale. People wouldn't leave until almost 2 a.m. My friends and I would go upstairs to my bedroom and just stay up late talking. Good memories. Don't know how my parents did it. Hope one day that I'll be half the good host that they are!

Call me a dork, but I was so super excited to get to make those tomato skewer things. Southern Living calls them "mini caprese bites."

Me, with the best husband on the planet. (sigh!) I am so blessed!

All dressed up.

This post is just for you, Amy!
It's amazing what a comment on a post will do for your self-esteem. :) I don't have a blog with a thousand followers like a lot of the blogs that I like to follow. Actually, I only have TWO followers. haha! Anyway, it's just good to know that I have at least one person who reads my posts. Now I know what "blog-love" feels like. :) Thanks so much girl!!!! Hope to see you on Pentecost!

Here's our little girl on the Last Day of U.B. She's growing up so fast!

This dress came from Target. How cute are their clothes? And not expensive either.

I just love that her nose wrinkles up when she smiles. Who would have ever thought that I would have a little girl who wrinkles up her nose? :) God is good.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Master Bedroom Re-Do

This project was really inspired by
Below are pictures of my new bedroom. I really don't think that the pictures do it justice. However, I now know that I really need to get rid of the rug by the bed and replace it with something that actually matches just a little bit better. I will also be making another panel for the window by the dresser.
So, just ignore the dust under the dresser :) and the wires from my husband's fire-pager. ...Oh!...and ignore the shopping bags on the floor by the bed. I tried to crop them out with the camera.
Something you should know about the curtains...! They are window "mistreatments" inspired by I can't sew. These were hot-glued. And I am quite pleased! I will never buy curtains again!
The plates came from TJ Maxx for a wopping $2.99, and I just repainted the night-stand, and shutters above the bed. The fabric for the curtains came from Hobby Lobby. 30% off! And, the mirror, the lamps, and the brown pillows came from Kirklands. The "blue-green-can't describe the color" pillow on the bed came from TJ Maxx. I'm going back to get another one today!
The first picture is the "BEFORE" picture!
Comment below and tell me what you think of the room!
Oh, and I know I use too many of these !!!!!!! :)