Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Coffee Filter Lampshade

A friend showed me this and I am in love! I really think I want to try this on my teal lamps in the office.
here is the link with instructions on how to make this!

Wouldn't my shades on these lamps look good like that???
That picture the shade still has plastic on it! It is the only one I currently can find though. I have so many updated house photos I need to load on here! Guess I will have to do that in one big happy post.

Headed My Way!

These beauties are headed my way! I am so excited! Especially because of the Excellent deal I got on them thanks to Jessica's extra 40% off at Anthropologie right now. Even better is that the items were on sale!
I don't think I could have done better!

Here are some close up pictures...
First up:
This is why I needed a new bag.... on my trip to Orlando I forgot that I had eye drops in my purse and so the eye drops exploded in my bag on the airplane. So I have been toting this sadly stained purse around for a month.

I had wanted an over the shoulder bag for a while though and this one caught my eye but I just didn't have $150 for a purse. However... after it went on sale for $79.95 and I discovered I could get an additional 40% off it was mine! The purse says it is green...but looks yellow to me... we shall see when I get it!

The knobs I am going to put on my vanity table in my dressing room. I have been eyeing these bad boys pretty much since I got the table so that is probably a good 8 months at least.

And the curtains I got 2 panels, one for each window in my studio/office.  I got ones that are 63" long. I will hang them and hook them to the side. I think they will be perfect in there!

I can not wait until these goodies arrive!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

New Paintings!

24" X 30" made for my friend Rich.

Three 8" x 8" canvases done for my friend Kyle

This is a 10" x 10" but it is still a work in progress and is not yet complete!

Click on images for a larger view

Little Photo

Finally! I have at long last found a photo app I adore! It is called Little Photo. It has a bunch of different effects including Lomo Film, instant film, 2 hand lens and countless others. In my boredom of being stuck laying around this week I played around with this app.

(Lurina was a very happy cat this week)

Pets make the perfect subjects. 


Last summer we had a plumbing issue and had to dig up and destroy our front flower bed. It looked like this with the hole....

A few plants were salvaged but it has looked barren and empty ever since. Luckily daffodil bulbs still came up ...

 Like these!
 ... and there are a few perennials left. Yesterday my dad took me to McDonald's Garden Center and we got some new plants to fix my flower bed. After lots of hard labor here is what it looks like now.

Of course a lot of these plants will get bigger. There is a type of Azalea's in the back that will have purple flowers. Then there are some carpet rose bushes that will have really light pink flowers. We planted some grassy plants and along the front added in some other little green plants that will have tiny little purple flowers. The trellis has a honeysuckle plant that will have yellow and hot pink flowers. I still have day lilies, daisies, and some other crazy purple plants, not sure what they are called though, so come summer this flowerbed should look even nicer.
Poor house really needs new siding or a power washing.

I plan on expanding the flowerbed on the far left so that it connects to the flower bed in the front of the house on the left. Right now there is a small flower bed in the very corner of the front yard with one little bush and a bunch of Irises. I want to curve the bed out and bring it up to the hedge on the left. I want to plant more of the same honeysuckle to go up the fence and  hopefully plant a hydrangea over there in the corner and maybe a butterfly bush? Not sure, however I did have three bags of mulch left so I definitely will be making that one whole flower bed.

Zach has also made us a vegetable garden!

We have a few things already planted, and Zach currently has a bunch of things started from seeds inside the house. Some of the little seedlings will be ready to be transplanted outside in a week or so. Come summer time we will have lots of fresh herbs and veggies including:
Jalapeno Peppers
Cayenne Peppers
Bell Peppers
Green Onion

I am very excited about all the yummy things I will be able to pluck fresh straight from our own backyard.

On another note I have painted the shutters and front door since these pictures have been taken. When Zach puts my shutters back up I will get an updated picture from outside up. I actually broke my foot while removing the shutters to paint them, The saddest part is that Zach was able to take them down without even getting on a ladder. Just my luck, being a gigantic klutz.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Owl Butter Dish

I love West Elm. I think I need this butter dish they have for $16.00. I am in love!

On another note. I may be doing a lot of blogging the next few days since I fractured my foot on Tuesday.... and I am stuck doing a whole lot of nothing....