Saturday, January 29, 2011

Stuff I'm loving.

My Pottery Barn Kids and West Elm catalogs were waiting in the mailbox for me today. Probably because I hadn't checked the mail since Monday. I kind of hate getting them. Because everything is so pretty. And expensive. But I couldn't resist flipping through. And then I went to 

& here is the stuff I'm in love with.
 I LOVE that little bird cage chandy! Now the $149 price tag is another story.
I bet I can make that fancy shmancy lavender wreath for less than $50. I just need to stop by my aunt's house. She has like 5 giant lavender bushes in front of her house.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Big Trouble & Little Trouble skirts

Whoever says girls are cleaner than boys, has never met my girls.

That's the skirt I'd just finished making her. Like 25 minutes ago.
Thanks for the lovely skirt Mom!

The big one got a new skirt too.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Sometimes it's hard being me.

No really it is. Especially when I'm sick and feel like I've been beaten up. Luckily, I married a great guy. One who took a half sick day so I could sleep for 2 hours. In silence. Because he bundled up the girls and took them to the playground. It was heaven. And now I feel MUCH improved. In fact I feel so good I finished my latest project while he made ribs, baked potatoes and broccoli for dinner. Yum-O!

And without further ado, my loverly new coat rack mirror.
I picked up at the mirror at the Goodwill on Monday for $40 bucks, which is a little more than I wanted to pay but it was the perfect size and all. It was an ugly orange-y wood when I got it, so I sanded it down, filled a couple little holes and sprayed it with Rust-O-lem in Heirloom White. Added some hardware from Home Depot for $2.50 each. And then distressed the edges just a bit.
And this is where it'll hang as soon as I borrow my FIL stud finder.

So maybe it's not so hard being me...

Friday, January 7, 2011

I love busy Fridays. Oh wait, no I don't.

I have like a 100 things on my to-do list. Which usually spells disaster for any plans of a lazy weekend. My house is still torn up from Christmas. Plus Baby Girl is growing from size 12 month to 18 month. So I have a ton clothes to wash and put away. And then there are the projects. I have a baby quilt to start and finish asap, my book wreath is 3/4 of the way finished & I have another throw pillow for my bed to finish. Plus I'm dying to make some curtains, burpies and cloth diaper inserts for the gDiaper, (which I've been eyeing since Baby Girl was born, that's about 15 months)

I need an espresso and this image in my brain to get me through today, as I am off to do the dishes so I can bake up some yummy birthday cupcake for my sweet SIL.

One day my kitchen will be half as beautiful. I hope.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Year

I'm not really one to set New Years resolutions. But seeing everyone else's has kind of made me stop and think about myself. And here's what I figured out.

1. I like little birdies. A lot. Not real ones, well I do, but I'm talking decoration and inspiration for my home.
2. I hate my apartment. It is seriously small like not quite 900 sq. feet.
3. No one takes me seriously, not even me.
4. I doubt myself too much.
5. In the interest of keeping peace I give into stupid ridiculous ideas I know are going to fail.
6. My husband and I make fairly good friends but that's all.
7. I am depressed. (That's probably why I hate sunshine and people.)
8. I don't care about half the stuff I pretend to.
9. I didn't enjoy or remember most of 2010.

So in the interest of actually living and not just going through the motions I'm going to stop censoring myself. I'll try to be polite but I'm not going to fake my life anymore.

And I deserve an Emmy. Because I'm fairly sure no one knew any of this before right now. Well maybe the part about me loving birds and hating my apartment but the rest is new.

SO here they are my resolutions.
1. Make my apartment function better for me so I hate it less.
(This means more projects and less CRAP!)
2.Try to enjoy my kids. I rarely play with them because I have so many chores to do by the time I have time to play I'm tired and want to relax.
3. I'm going craft more.
4. I'm going to try not to hate my husband's face. (Which is just code for not staying mad at him)

So Happy (belated) New Year. And let the fun begin.

I'm going to end with a new project.

My new throw pillow.
Inspired by Suzanne of Just Another Hang Up.


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