Thursday, April 30, 2009
After posting my refurbished-Goodwill-99 cent-chalkboard frame here, I realized how much people looooove their chalkboard paint. I know some of you (Sara;) have painted whole walls with it.
So let's see where else the chalkboard paint is going. Next Friday, May 8, I'll have Mr. Linky all set up and we can come post about our chalkboard adventures. I'll have some brand new chalkboard pieces to share as well.
Now, I'll be spending all weekend trying to put my house back together. I promise some before and after pictures, even if I'm not done.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
I've been stalking Craigs List for about a month trying to find big girl furniture for her in my limited budget. I finally got a deal...and I can't wait to show you!
I painted this for her yesterday to go in her new "ballerina" room. It is based on Ava's favorite book right now: Tummy Girl by Roseanne Thong. It measures 2 feet by 2 feet and I showed you a little detail above of some fabric I used on the tutu. This will hang above her new bed. I am hoping to have the room put together by Friday. Wish me luck!:)
Monday, April 27, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
I hope y'all had a wonderful weekend. I've got new carpet and tile coming today and I can't wait!!:)
Thursday, April 23, 2009
I'm playing along with Kimm at Reinvented for Tuesday's Trash to Treasure. Welcome!:)
There are two brand new Goodwill's in my town that have opened up in the last month. They are so nice and clean! I conduct almost all of my retail therapy there!
I found this baby at the Goodwill for 99 cents.
I love how it turned out! However, you can see in the middle where I got hasty with the paint. But where I put it no one will ever notice.
This is the left side of the room. Do you see the chalkboard on the high shelf above the television?
I wrote out some lyrics from the song "I Hope You'll Dance". It's one of my favorite songs of all time.
Now head on over the The Shabby Nest party she's having to see more frugal finds...
Have a great weekend y'all!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
This is a great way to use up scraps of your favorite papers and smaller pieces of ribbon. It took me less than 30 minutes to make 4 of them.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
I had grand plans today to just CREATE, ya know, make a few things. I've got all these ideas I'd like to come to fruition, but it didn't happen. I told you my house is turned upside down with renovations, and then when you throw in regular chores and four children, the day is gone. It's okay, because I know the time will come soon.
These custom sets have been an evolutionary process. Ten minutes here, ten minutes there, until I had 5 or 6 complete sets. I love this initial one with the name on the bow. You can order one here.
I'm off to take off baseboards...isn't renovation EXCITING!!:)
Monday, April 20, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
I had a very busy week...filled with friends and fun. I'm still playing catch-up around here and we are about to start some pretty big renovations around the house this week. I can't wait to show you the before and afters.
I'll be in and out this week:) See you soon
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
What things are making you happy right now?
Monday, April 13, 2009
The first five (5) people to respond to this post will get something made by me.
This offer does have some restrictions and limitations so please read carefully:
1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make. Whatcha get is whatcha get.
2. What I create will be just for you, with love.
3. It'll be done this year (2009).
4. I will not give you any clue what it's going to be. It will be something made in the real world and not something cyber. It may be weird or beautiful. Or it may be monstrous and annoying. Heck, I might bake something for you and mail it to you. Who knows? Not you, that's for sure!
5. I reserve the right to do something strange.
6. In return, all you need to do is post this text on your blog and make 5 things for the first 5 to respond to blog.
7. Send your mailing address - after I contact you. IMPORTANT: This offer is null and void if I do not see you post your own blog to pay this forward.
This is going around blog-land. I saw it first here:http://2ifbysea-cristi.blogspot.com/
Sunday, April 12, 2009
So....... how was your Easter?
We had a lovely weekend! Mike and I went to a wedding on Saturday and had a blast.
We dyed 3 dozen easter eggs...
Loved on our presents from the easter bunny...
Wore our new Easter dresses and shoes...