Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Ruffled Bed Skirt...

I did a guest post for my friend Jess from Craftiness Is Not Optional!! Thanks for asking me Jess!! So I did a Ruffled Bed Skirt for Kadie's room. I love how it turned out!! Very girly...
With the left over lace I'm going to make some pillows for her bed, and I was thinking of using this same concept to make a valance.

Check out the tutorial here at Craftiness!!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Buttermilk Pancakes...

Buttermilk Pancakes

1 cup flour

1/4 cup sugar

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. salt

1 tsp. vanilla

1 egg

1/4 cup oil

Mix all dry ingredients. Add the rest and mix well. Cook over medium high heat.

Top with fresh whipped cream and berries for the perfect 4th of July morning breakfast!

Monday, June 28, 2010

My newest find!

I have been looking for a pedestal table for months, and I finally found one that was the size that I wanted!! I'd seen this identical table on a local site that people use to sell things for $150. Since I was wanting to refinish it, I didn't particularly want to spend quite that much. Then, last week I made a stop in the local thrift store, and there she was. $75 marked down from $100. I'm going to be doing the same type of thing I did with the cabinet with the glaze, but the paint will be a different color.
I am so excited to paint this!! I'm going to be going out today to pick the color I want, and then I'll get crackin on it! So excited to see how it's going to turn out!

It will be going in our new office next to a wing-back chair that I'm going to be attempting to reupholster. More on that later!!
Happy Monday!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Finally finished the cabinet!!

Remember this cabinet I refinished a few months ago? Well, I finally put some new legs on it, and now it is apart of the new home! I bought the legs at Home Depot for a couple bucks each...
Painted them and glazed them...

Putting them on was a bit tricky for the husband (I was going to do it myself, but there was no way I could!) He had to jimmy-rig them on, adding a block of wood underneath to screw the legs into. It just took a few minutes longer (only a few minutes since he does these kinds of things constantly and is a pro!) but it is now all done and sitting lovely in my entry!! I'll show you later another piece I found that I am squirming with excitement over!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Future Craft Room and House...

This is my future craft room!! Doesn't look like much now, but I'm excited to get started on it!! This will be my next big project along side decorating my house!! I'll show you progress on both as it comes. It might be hard to tell from the pictures, but it's pretty good sized!!
I drew where the wall will be along with the closet. Just in case you were dying to know. ;D

My BEAUTIFUL new kitchen! LOVE IT!
Here's what happens when you use a fruit display as decoration on your counter...Snow White gets ahold of it...found it like this this morning. Sneaky...

Here's the outside of our house all finished!! The husband's current big project: The yard!! Hopefully we'll get to enjoy it before summer is over!!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Ribbon Belts...

I tried the Ribbon Belt Tutorial from Ruffles and Stuff as a quick gift. And I must say, I'm in love. How can you not love something that is so fast/easy and so adoreable!? Now, to make some for me...

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Inspection Report:

Well, we tried to have our final inspection yesterday, didn't pass. The lady was a hard one. Some are relaxed and let things slide, trusting that you'll get them taken care of (and why wouldn't we?? Does she really think we want to live with dirt on the sidewalks and without trims on some can lights??!!). So we can't move in today like we planned. :( She's coming back Monday, so we'll see if we can get everything done this weekend for it.

Have a happy Saturday!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Little something for me...

Thank you to a good friend of mine for pointing out why I was struggling with blogger!!! It was so little and stupid of me. It happens. Thanks Kristy!!

With all the accessories I have been making for Kadie, I decided to make a quick one for me!I like wearing head bands. I need to make some more, but with all my craft and sewing supplies in storage (tear), I won't be doing any for the moment. But we should be getting into our new house this weekend!! Or maybe the beginning of next week!! And I'll get to start decorating, turning my house into a home. So keep an eye out for my House 2 Home posts, showing cheap ideas for decorating!!

Monday, June 7, 2010


So, Blogger is acting nice and weird for me...the photos aren't showing up like normal photos in my blog post as I'm doing this. Just a bunch of random letters and numbers...great. But here's a quick update on my house. Even more is done now, but I haven't had time to go take more pictures. We're kinda in limbo right now. Living at my parents house out of bags, and not having anything but clothes is a little stressful. But we're hoping to have our final inspection by Friday so we can start moving in at least by Monday. Keep your fingers crossed for me please!!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Memorial Weekend...

How was your Memorial Day Weekend?? Did you go camping? Boating maybe? Had a BBQ with the fam?
Wanna know what we did? WE WORKED! I'm not complaining though. Just means we're that much closer to getting our house done!!

We put the wood flooring down (well, the husband did. Not so much me. They're a little dirty right now as you can see in the picture)... packed some more...(all me)
and got some of our cabinets!! Woo hoo!!

More cabinets will have been put in last night and today, so I'll be heading over there later to take some pictures! Decorating is not too far off and I'll be sharing!! And I'll be browsing other blogs for ideas, so if you have any links to share with me, it would be appreciated!

Have a fabulous Tuesday!!