Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Topsy Turvey

Well my life has been really crazy lately. My job was cut back to one day a week so the rest of the time I have been training in the call center. I am good at it but it isn't my cup of tea. So now I think after next week I will be moved to a store. Not sure if this will be any better but at least I will be busy. This also means less computer time and less blogging. :(

I am going to make more of an effort to blog after work though! I have a few projects going on at home. Painting the kitchen table is next. I've been testing the paint because Zach is worried the Poly will be tacky or sticky. I also have gotten a big ornate picture frame. Which I will be turning into a cork board. (with wine corks) I think Liz is giving me some.

 I have painted it teal so it matches the lamps. That back room with the desk is also next on the to do's. I think I am going to paint it a light yellowy green. Still on the hunt for a chair or stool to go at the desk. The desk still needs it's middle support and a top. Then we will be painting it white.

I have so many projects I want to do. I also have a plethora of paintings to do. Alyssa got me some canvases (4) to paint for her apartment. I am painting something for my friend Candace in exchange for a goober plush and I am hoping Chris will maybe chip in with some photography or something. ;) I also have two paintings to do for my dad's office.

The good news is that I have moved all of my painting stuff to Cousin Ashley's studio and I am planning on heading over there after work a few days a week. Now that I have space there is no excuse! Hopefully people will see the paintings in my dads office and want some of their own!

I've also been watching the seasons of weeds I haven't seen (1-5). I'm trying to see them all before they are no longer on showtime on demand.  I have until the 31st and I'm on episode four of Season 2. Long way to go!

So that's the scoop as of late. Hopefully there will be some good blog posts to come.

Since I must liven this up with a picture. I love this dress from the shabby apple . Thanks Ashley for more dresses to swoon over...

Thursday, August 12, 2010

roasted chicken

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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Birthday and house wants

I know my birthday is still around 2 months away...but still here are some things I really like!

These are all from my favorite store... Anthropologie. Sadly everything is so expensive there.However anyone who wants to get me a present theres some ideas!

Here are some things I want for my house:

My dad finally wrote me a check for the things I left him at the old house. I am considering using it to buy these for the living room...I still plan on making curtains to go in front of them though.

Ive also been on a hunt for containers like these. Found one small one at a garage sale for $2. These are at Crate and Barrel, which we still have an unused gift card there. Maybe I will get those. 

Remember this idea?
I want to do it here:

Here are some ideas:

Both at Crate and Barrel.

I really like these two, like paint speckles. I like the idea of alternating blue and green. I wonder if I found white ceramic plates at a thrift store if I could recreate this with acrylic paint? Because the Anthropologie plates are a bit expensive.
Here are some more from Anthropologie:

These are from Target:

I was thinking I could paint the back of this last one to make it more interesting. It is an acrylic plate. I am liking the idea of the white painted ceramic plates the best so far.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

New Sofas

Well remember this sofa and loveseat I loved from Value City?

Well we went to buy it yestereday only to find out a hotel just bought all 308 sofas!!! What luck! They wouldn't get any more until probably December. I was very bummed.

We went to Lazy Boy then because Zach and Janet liked a set there. It actually ended up being really nice. The fabric seemed like it was way nicer than the Value City couch. Only no dark grey. So here is what I ended up getting.

in this color. Looks sandy which will go with my beachy cottage look.

I think it looks a lot better in person too. As for those pillows I will definitely be recovering them. So now I need to hunt for some fabric for that. They get delivered on Tuesday!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Well looking through the Anthropologie catalog I got the other day I saw this quilt.
Then I discovered the back is different than the front. I love it though not the colors.

I also really liked this one...

This in turn renewed interest in the quilts I have started and sadly not finished...

Antropologie also got new curtains!

This last one is even patched together similar to a quilt, which is pretty cool.

My Aunt Rosa is an awesome quilter I'll post some of hers later....