Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Hurry! While supplies last...

I was at Walmart last week, picking up a few random items and just looking around the craft section when I spotted this...

I thought to myself, "What's this doing in Walmart?" And then I looked at the price...

It was $10. Yes. I'm sure. And I actually debated on whether to purchase this or not. Don't know what I'm going to do with it yet...but it's sitting on my coffee table for now, just waiting to be filled with something like artificial-but-real-looking artichokes.

So you better go grab one of these while they are still around! Walmart carried a gorgeous soap pump a couple years ago, and I think I purchased five! I went back for more, but they were gone. Since then, I haven't ever been able to find another soap pump that can compare. Have a great Tuesday everyone!

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Our summer in Ohio.

This summer, we got to spend almost two weeks in Ohio, visiting family. We had a great time and stayed very busy. We attended the wedding of a cousin in West Virginia, and a graduation party for another cousin who lives in Pennsylvania. And of course, Caroline got to celebrate her second birthday of the year while we were there. Grandma always comes up with some kind of fabulously creative cake just for her!
Here are some pictures from our trip:

Three generations of "Peterson" women. ...or does it count as four?

Happy Birthday Caroline! Again. She's not spoiled at all.

Grandma and Pap's grandchildren.

Caroline, all dressed up for the wedding with Grandma's pearls.

Caroline with her cousin Jacob. I've always said that they could pass for brother and sister.

Caroline with Grandma and Pap.

We love and miss you all! See you soon!

Friday, August 20, 2010

French Door "Mistreatments"

A few months ago, I attended a baby shower hosted by a very talented lady who lives in a MILLION DOLLAR HOME. I love the way this woman decorates. And, she makes her own curtains. Of course, only she can afford fabric that costs over $100/yard.
I noticed that she had hung some curtains on both sides of an entryway into her dining room. I loved this idea. So, in typical spontaneous fashion, I went to the local Walmart (yes, I know it's a far cry from designer fabric) and purchased these green faux silk panels.

This was okay. I was happy with it, for a little while... Then I saw this fabric and bought it, hot-glued it, and hung it up. I also added the white plates. It just really brightened things up.

It's not exactly the fabric I wanted, but it will do. For now.

And when the fairies come to clean my kitchen, I'll take more pictures for you. :) Have a great weekend everyone!