Thursday, February 18, 2010

Virtual Home Tour

After collecting and organizing pictures from what I like to refer to as our "old house", we decided to create a page where our readers could go to get a more cohesive picture of our home.  So... ta da!  You can now take a virtual tour.
We hope you have fun perusing this part of our blog, and that you check back often to see our progress and be able to compare befores and afters!  

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

And the Award Goes To...

I just love watching The Oscars (and I am secretly counting down the days to Steve Martin & Alec Baldwin hosting this year)... and last week, I was so happy to see that a fellow blogger, Brittany @ Little Miss Scatterbrained, nominated us for a Beautiful Blogger award.
Thanks for spreading the award love to us, Brittany! We love you back!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Our Winter Wonderland

Pictures from a very snowy day.  Too bad it was a Saturday...

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Snow Day Planning

It kind of sounds like an oxymoron to plan ahead for a snow day.  And I don't mean the run out to the store and buy eggs, break and milk kind of planning.  But I figure if we're going to be stuck inside Friday night and all day Saturday, I might as well put it to good use.  Here's what I've got planned... working on some of my year's to do list and working on some other projects I've been "collecting":
  • Finish second linen wall board project (made first one a few weeks ago, but still have supplies sitting around for the second).
  • Get to the bottom of the laundry pile.  This is on my list EVERY week it seems, but somehow, it's a bottomless shopping cart pit.
  • FILE! And not the taxes (thanks to 2 accountants in the family, I won't have to use the TurboTax this year).  We have so many bills and tons of paperwork that hasn't made it out of the bill box into our filing cabinet yet.
  • Felt craft art project using some materials I found recently in the $1 section at Michael's.  Pictures to follow this project, of course. 
  • Get Rob to finish re-installing all of the outlets so we can cross that off of our list.  Not many to go!  
Other than these projects, we will probably build a fire and watch some movies. And maybe I will try a new PW recipe from my cookbook.  Any snow weekend plans for you?

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Chocolate Wrapper Art

For under $6 and less than 10 minutes, I was able to create some artwork more than appropriate for the kitchen.  And I got to eat some antioxidizing chocolate before I started.  Well, actually, I ate it a week ago, and the chocolate was a gift, which was even better.
(click on the image to see the collage in BIG view)

And the finished project, nicely displayed on my kitchen counter for all to see (and I have to say how glad I am that it takes attention away from the peach countertops that I've mentioned in the past)...
Gotta love the vintage modern art, inspired by something so simple.  Sometimes decorating and accessorizing is just about working with what you already have (or in my case - HAD - after I polished off my yummy treat... not in one sitting of course!).  

Monday, February 1, 2010

My Love Affair with the Red Sticker

I'm sad to say that it's true.  There's not much that gets my heart pumping (in the world of shopping, that is) like seeing a red sticker at... yes, I'm sure you love it too... TARGET.  And the red stickers must love me back these days, because I sure have found some great deals recently.

Take these babies for instance.
My first pair of adult rain boots! And for $6.47 I just couldn't pass them up.  Rain, snow, mud in the garden this spring.  I know I will get my money's worth.

Then, there were the abundance of frames with little red stickers.  It was difficult to decide, but taking some advice of a fellow blogger, I decided to go with her strategy of trying to identify one room to concentrate on when purchasing.  And ever since we got the curtains hung in our master bedroom (pictures still to come, of course, although you can get a little sneak peak below!) I haven't been able to help but notice how bare the walls are, even in their nice hue of green.  Do you like the green?  I don't think I've posted anything with pictures of our bedroom in yet!
And yes, I am normal, shown by the fact that I don't make my bed everyday.  Sorry, Mom.  I know you're probably embarrassed.  
A great size poster frame, originally $19.99 purchased for just $4.98!

Finally, these great little frames will look fabulous and add some geometrical interest, at $2.48 a piece, either one on each of our night tables, or on our dresser.
Dear Target, sometimes you really do show me your loyalty back.  And although I love you, I still love my husband more.  Really.  Especially with drill in hand! :)

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