Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Entertainment Center Makeover

We found one! :)  After weeks of searching for the perfect piece of furniture, the perfect one came up on craigslist.  It was only $25 and it was at a thrift store...much better then having to go to someone's home. :)  It is absolutely perfect, and totally from the Lord.  I will post pics soon of the before and after, but here is a pic of the front of it in the thrift store.  This is what I saw on craigslist. Can't wait to show you the finished product...Kev is still putting the doors and knobs on.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Still Searching...

I never realized how hard finding the perfect media center is!  So difficult....I have been searching everyday for the perfect piece of furniture...while Micah continues to put his fingerprints all over our TV!  I just came across this before and after picture of a stereo cabinet that has been redone.  This would be PERFECT for us!  It has glass doors and lots of storage...so cute. The search continues...


http://alittleloveliness.blogspot.com/2011/02/buffet-style-before-and-after.html

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Tillandsia Plant Chandelier

We have a corner in our bedroom that needs some greenery so I decided to make a Tillandsia Plant Chandelier.  We don't get a ton of light in our place so i decided to go with air plants. :)  I came across this idea on another blog when I was looking online for where to by the plants.   Just hang these candle holders from some twine, place the plants in the holders and hang them all from a cute hook.  So fun!


$3.95 each from cb2.com


Airplants4u.com  

Aged Bird Hook from Elizabeth's Embellishments $7.95. Here is a link: http://www.elizabethsembellishments.com/Aged-Green-Bird-Hook.html 




 Here is a link to the blog that I got this idea from: http://www.modishblog.com/modish/2010/02/diy-airplant-chandelier.html

I'll post pics when its up!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Hunt for a New Entertainment Center





A few weeks ago the Lord blessed Kevin and me with a great deal on a new bed.  We are SO thankful, especially when Micah needs to share our bed with us because he takes up a LOT of room.  While we were at IKEA picking up our new bed frame, we were looking at entertainment units.  I'm trying to not buy IKEA furniture because, since we've been married, only a few pieces of furniture have NOT been from IKEA.  So anyway, we were just checking them out and the only one I actually liked was this
IKEA TROLLSTA sideboard
It is so cute, but I've decided that I really would rather find something vintage and fix it up myself.  So we are on the hunt for something super cool for our living room...before Micah destroys our flat screen (yikes!). Here are some inspiring pics...adorable pieces!



Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Blue Windows Bunnies

I made my boss a bunny as a part of her birthday gift and she asked if I wanted to sell some in the store.  She thought they would sell so I made 7 in 3 days!  The first four sold within 6 days of being in the store.  It was so much fun to make a little extra money and be able to contribute to her business. :)





Monday, April 11, 2011

Easter Bunnies


This is my latest project...Easter Bunnies.  I originally just made one for Micah's Easter basket.  But then I decided to make one for my friend's baby shower, one for my boss/friend, and one for Micah's cousin for Easter.  I embroidered the recipient's first initial on the back of them...just above their right leg (not shown).  Welcome Spring! So happy you are here...

The Chair of Hope

I was feeling a little discouraged a couple of weeks ago because there is so much I would LOVE to do around our place, but we just don't have the finances to do it.  BUT maybe we can after all!!!!  A few Sunday mornings ago Micah was sick so we didn't go to church.  I had to work that day, but before I went in we decided to take Micah on a walk outside.  As we were leaving we walked by a few dumpsters and sitting outside was this sweet little old chair.  I was SO excited I ran and grabbed it right then and put it inside of our door until we got back from our walk...after all, I didn't want someone else to take it!! It seriously made my whole week.  It was better then buying a chair because I got to creative and make it my own.  Thank You Lord!!!!!  I know it was from Him. :)  Here my the process of renewing the chair:


This is how it looked when I picked it up

Took off the upholstery and bought the materials I needed for the project: Sandpaper, Spray Paint, Material, Quilt Batting

Sanded the chair down


Primer (Had to relocate to my parents backyard)


Taadaaaa! All finished (with some help from my amazing parents!)


It now sits in our bedroom. Loved. <3

Baseball Sign

After spending some serious time on this project, the burlap baseball sign for Micah's room is finished! I had just enough embroidery floss...so glad because I really don't enjoy bringing Micah to the fabric store unless I REALLY want to go. :)


Friday, March 25, 2011

March Fun

I haven't been blogging much because I have very little free time during the day.  And lately in my free time, I've been working on projects for Micah's room, St. Patrick's Day (which is now past), and now Easter.  I also recently borrowed Martha Stewart's Sewing book from my mom and I am obsessed.  I have her craft book which I also love, and tend to get lost in.  I have been contemplating starting at letter A in the book and working my way thru Z making a project from each letter in the book. :)  Who knows, maybe I'll do it. :)

Anyway, here are some of my most recent projects I have been working on.
               Burlap St. Patrick's Day Door Hanger
                  Shamrocks for Micah's Window :)
Cornice Board for Micah's Window...looks SO much cuter now with it up!

With the leftover foam board I had from the cornice board I made for Micah's window, I decided to make his name for his room and hang it over his french alphabet poster (his fav since birth).  I bought a red frame for the alphabet poster from IKEA and it looks so cute all hung up!  (I didn't have time to buy a frame before he was born.)

Micah loves baseball and his Dad is a coach so we live baseball in our home it seems.  Micah really loves playing with baseballs so I decided to make his room a vintage baseball theme.  His room is in progress, but each thing I add makes his room so much more bright and playful.   I actually finished this project above but I haven't had a chance to take a pic of it.  I will soon...

So that is all for now. :)  I am currently working on shower gifts and Easter gifts, and getting ready to have our families over for Easter as well, which we absolutely love doing.  :)  Happy Spring!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day 2011

This year I decided to make the girls I work with Valentines cd's and I sewed little fabric holders for them.  I wrapped them in brown paper with white paper heart doilies.
And for Micah, I made him wax hearts to hang in his window from crayon shavings and hung them with ribbon.  He will always be my special little valentine. :)  It's amazing how much Kevin and I absolutely love him....he is the most precious little guy to us. God gives the best gifts by far!

Since our anniversary is so close to Valentine's Day, we just like to cook at home for our special dinner.  I honestly usually like it better then I would a restaurant anyway...I like knowing exactly what is in my food...and it is usually healthier.  This year we had salmon,asparagus, and rice and chocolate fondue for dessert.  For the fondue we had strawberries, bananas and semi-homemade marshmallows (they were from a barefoot box.)  The marshmallows were actually very good with the fondue compared to store bought. 

cd's for the girls at work!


wax paper hearts for my Micah <3


love these votives from Roost


I love fondue!

Our 6th Wedding Anniversary

Every year we try to visit a new restaurant for our anniversary.  This year we went to Naples Rib Company.  It was good...I got a steak and ribs plate.  We celebrated on Super Bowl Sunday so we were basically the only customers in the restaurant.  They were so happy to have us. :)  Kev got me the k+j necklace that I wanted and some knit and crochet stuff. I love everything so much! :)  I got him P90X because he wanted it, plus I got him 2 cook books, a gift card to williams-sonoma and I painted him a picture of when we were snowed in, in Big Bear. (I give gifts to show people I love them).  Here are some pics of our 6th! :)