February 17, 2011

I actually did it!

Ok don't laugh but my dad bought me a sewing machine for my 24th birthday. I know...it's a weird gift for someone who has never shown any interest in sewing or anything domestic. So I said thank you and stored it in my basement for the past 7 years neatly tucked away in it's box.

Another true story...I asked my wonderful hubby for an apron from Pier One for my birthday but he forgot. It's not any apron...it's funky and colorful and cool and I love it. So I decided since he forgot and I couldn't justify spending $25 for it, that I would sew one. Yep sew one...the girl who never took her sewing machine out of the box and didn't even know how to thread a sewing machine.

Thanks to T-Rizzle (my moms new nickname) I have learned how to thread my machine and also how to somewhat use it. I am now the proud owner of my own funky cool apron...and I didn't even use a pattern...what? Sorry I got a little carried away there and my fabulousity came out!

So now that I can rock a sewing machine...guess what everyone's getting for Christmas this year????

really???? Cardboard?

It amazes me how something so simple can amuse my kids for hours...yes hours people! But yet the toys that we spent loads of money on are sitting in their toy box, maybe played with for a few minutes a week.

Cardboard seems to have captured my kid's hearts and they love the stuff.

February 11, 2011

some of the art work around my house

Downstairs bathroom pic

Master bedroom picture above my bed

A very unusual piece...this is actually a picture developed on a
piece of metal, done by Jason Thompson!
I love this piece bc it reminds me of Dan.

This piece is my absolute favorite, it was done by my cousin who is a very talented abstract artist. It it done on a piece of wood and it has many dimensions to it. I LOVE this one!

This one is from POPS and it was in my living room but now lives with
my cousin Charity in her dining room!

I ordered this one for my upstairs bathroom from Lithuania.

This one was done by a friend of my moms. She took a picture of the boy's
bedding and painted all the animals on the canvas.

February 5, 2011

Time 4 Change



February 4, 2011


Homemade Hospitality - Giveaway!!!!

Head on over to Enjoy the Journey and enter to win a fantastic book on hospitality!!! I have to be honest hospitality is something I struggle with big time! I have many other gifts that I excel at but hospitality is not one of them and I would love to change that!!!