Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Current Project

I'll give you a sneak peak at a project I have been working on. A few weeks ago I stopped into my favorite fabric store- Home Fabrics and Rugs. It has tons of closeout fabrics at awesome prices. And then the whole back section is just for clearance fabric that is even discounted more. And most of it is drapery weight fabric- nice stuff for any house projects you might have in mind. So on this particular trip, I was looking for some fabric to make curtains for our closet doors. I knew I wanted something with red in it since that's what I'm using as an accent color in that room. That's when I spotted this:

Yeah that one!

Here it is up close.

And check out the price!

So I've been busy cutting and trying out some hem tape. I figured no need to sew, since these curtains are just for our closets and won't be inspected carefully by anyone....hopefully!

I'll be back later with the after pictures. That is, if they turn out well.

But that will have to wait until next week, because this weekend I will be busy visiting my brand new niece, Ellie- I can't wait to hold her and kiss all over her sweet face!
Pictures of her will follow too, I'm sure!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010


Well, thanks to the wintry mix around here, we woke up this morning to no power in the house. So we bundled up and headed to the in-laws to watch movies all day on their giant TV from the comfort of their new recliners :) We're lucky they just live around the corner!

(isn't he cute in his hat and scarf... I think so)

We saw this snowman on the way.
Complete with hula skirt & coconut bra.

My rain-boots sure came in handy.
It may be cold and wet outside, but my toes have been toasty and dry!

Also, lucky for us these little cuties were in town for the weekend.
Ty made a beard of Floam.

The younger two wouldn't stop long enough for a picture.
It was so cute to watch Lainey follow Bryce around and copy whatever he was doing
Even when the activity of choice was throwing a floam ball at her head!

Silly kids :)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Around Here

Here's what's been going on this past week! I've been too busy with work to post everyday, but as today was a snow day I had a little extra time.

Last weekend our twin nieces came in for a visit. Kinley & Ansley, you are so sweet and it's fun to watch you grow! I can't believe they are almost one.

Shopping with the sister-in-laws & mother-in-law (Betty wouldn't get in the picture), always a good time :) I'm blessed to have family that I enjoy and love so much on both sides.

And this is what I've been reading this week. Contemplating making something special for Valentines... not sure if I can. I need a lot of practice. Anyone hungry?

These pretties were from my sweet husband! When he brought them home earlier this week they were all closed up and green, but yesterday they decided to bloom. Hopefully they will last a little while- they brighten up my kitchen so much!

And finally . . . snow! Oh it's beautiful in the trees- I love it!

And that's been our week! Now we're looking forward to a great weekend with friends and family!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The view lately

We have had a lot of these this week:

It has been quite chilly... at least for Texas, my friends in Germany might have a different idea of "chilly"!

This has been the other view around here lately:

Since we've been spending our evenings inside, hunkered down due to the recent sickness and chilliness, we have been going back through all the old seasons of LOST to get caught up and ready for the 6th and final season that starts tonight!! Randall figured out how to hook up our computer to our TV so we can watch our favorite reruns from hulu.com on the bigger screen. We are going to go watch the season premiere with our friends the Densons who are also big fans- I'm excited! Any other LOST fans out there excited for tonight!?

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Doctor's office magazines

So, I've spent the better part of the last two days asleep on my couch. I have a bad sore-throat and feel achey all over. I finally went to the care now last night because it didn't seem to be going away. After a couple hours there I was told that I just had a bad cold that could last 7-10 days and there was no medicine to cure it just some to help with the pain of my sore throat and help me sleep... great. At least they had some good magazines to read while I was waiting to see the doc. Here's a couple interiors I liked out of the Feb issues of Country Home and House Beautiful.

This last photo looks like a fun table-setting for a sweet Valentine's Party. I like the idea of using those industrial looking garden chairs along side the fancy chandelier and candlesticks.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Wild Berry Zinger

This morning I woke up with a scratchy throat.
I hope I'm not getting what Randall had last week.
Anyway I'm now enjoying a nice cup of tea - with a little honey... for the throat right?

And see those darling little owls in the background?
They are salt and pepper shakers
From one of my favorite etsy stores, High Street Market
If you don't know what etsy is you must go there now
They sell anything handmade or vintage that you could imagine
It's fantastic
But beware, you could loose hours of your day searching for goodies!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

New nightstand and a clean room.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Exciting Friday Night...

I know, I know..... it's Friday night and I'm blogging! Randall & I just had a quiet night-in tonight. We are so busy usually that it's nice just to stay home and relax sometimes! So this is what we did:

I baked sugar cookies. Mmmm
Baking is therapeutic.
I bake while singing along to good music (specifically the "Glee Cast" station on Pandora).
I am making heart shaped sugar cookies.
The plan is to bake them and then freeze them so when Valentine's Day comes around all I have to do is thaw and decorate them- the fun part!
My favorite recipe is one from my Aunt Claire - they are the best Sugar Cookies! I think the magic ingredients are the sour cream and nutmeg. I might just have to bake a couple and test them out tonight!

And.....Randall slept. He's been sick all week and is still not fully recovered. He did manage to watch an episode of his favorite show Project Runway first :)

New Plan

I have a new plan for my blog. This new plan came about because of a couple facts:

1- I am horrible about updating my blog
2- I'm not a good writer, nor do I enjoy it
3- My camera is still not fixed
4- I jumped on the bandwagon and got an IPhone, and it has a handy little camera app

So the new plan is:

Take at least one picture with my phone everyday and upload it to the blog with a few words... or not (because a picture's worth a thousand words right?). I think this might be fun way for me to document details of my day whether big or small. So that's it! We'll see how it goes. Wish me luck!

I'll still do regular posts now and then if there is something I want to go into more detail about. Also Randall & I hope to start doing some more updating to the house soon that we have been procrastinating on, so there will be some more house posts too!