Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

Breakfast in bed...I love the choices they made: Toast with homemade jelly, a sugar cookie and my usual Special-K nutrition bar and a soda (even though I have coffee with my breakfast!) When I squinted at my breakfast with eyes that did not have contacts in them, I thought the cookie was applesauce. Lol.   This is actually much more than I usually eat - but to keep the peace I ate a bite from everything except the soda - I had to exchange that for coffee.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Children Have Spoken

I resisted getting a mobile phone for years, I just don't like the idea of people being able to get ahold of me anytime, anyplace.  Then I got an iphone. I love it. I love the apps, I love how it can make life easier in many ways. However, I AM guilty of many of the same things that the children in this article say that their  parents do.  It's definitely time to put down the iphone and make sure my children know they are much more important than some fun piece of technology.
The Children Have Spoken

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

25 ways to wear a scarf...

Emilie posted this on her blog.  She asks the question if a chesty girl can wear a scarf? I say YES she can! 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Salvation Army Hutch

I got this hutch for $47.00 at our local Salvation Army.  I got lucky and caught it at a 50% sale. In it's original state it was not bad but just looked somewhat outdated.  I sanded it down and primed it and then painted it a very pale turquoise blue and then put a Burnt Sienna glaze over it. I did not put the glaze on the inside because I wanted the inside to be darker. I also painted the original knobs and pulls and put the glaze on them as well. The glaze does not look orange in real life like it does in the photo. I think it turned out awesome - espeically for a first time project. It replaced  the generic hutch that I bought at a thrift store when we got married 17 years ago. That hutch is currently being painted pale pink and will replace the ugly Oak Express shelves currently in my daughter's room. That project was a little more labor intensive because I had to do some things to make it look like it belongs in a girls room and not in a dining room.  It's almost done and I will be posting photos soon.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Sew What You Love: The Easiest, Prettiest Projects Ever

Tanya at Grand Revival Designs has a book available for pre-order at Barnes&andNoble and at Amazon .  Go check out the book then go to Tanya's blog to find out how to receive a free down-loadable bag pattern.  Enjoy!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Hello Floyd

Meet the newest member of our family ~ Floyd Walnut ~ we adopted him Saturday evening. They say time heals all wounds and apparently so does a new kitten.  I was planning on waiting a while before looking for another cat/kitten. However, we all decided that maybe we should look.  I'm glad we did, he is very sweet and laid back. Right now he has an upper respiratory infection and we have to give him meds every day.  I think that once he feels better he might be more active and play more.  Oh, and he got the middle name of "Walnut" because that we his name when we adopted him and we felt he should keep it as part of his name.  We got him at the Denver Dumb Friends League  I highly recommend them if you are looking for a new pet.