Monday, January 25, 2010

On Hold

As you are aware, I have not posted anything new for quite some time. I do not know if I will continue this blog or let it lie in a blogger wasteland. For the moment I will only suspend my activity and see if I have a desire to come back. If I can accumulate some good info or I begin a few new projects, I may return to document those things. Time will tell.

Thanks for stopping by my 5 followers :). Thank you for sticking with me and for sharing your thoughts and advice. I hope to return and hear from you again in the future.


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

DIY Christmas -- Wreath

Take one feather wreath in a pretty holiday color (I found this red one at Tuesday Morning for $10).

Apply ornaments randomly using hot glue. These ornaments were bought last year on clearance so this project was super inexpensive to do.

It was quick and simple and looks beautiful in person (for whatever reason these photos don't do it justice. Must be my darn camera -- AGAIN). I think this photo makes it appear as though it could use more ornaments but I am not convinced that it really does. I'll hang it and decide later.

Are you making anything this holiday for your home or to give as gifts? Please share!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Before & After

Here's a headboard I just completed for one of my guest rooms (you may remember this post in which I reference an upcoming project. Well, this is it -- finally).

This piece has been in my family for years and was handed down to me when I was a girl (actually a whole bedroom set which will eventually get a facelift too). It has never been painted or improved upon until now.


I wish these photos were better (damn camera). I hope you can see them clearly enough.


For once I am pleased with the results. The room is in dire need of a makeover but this is a good starting point. What do you think of the transformation?

Until next time...

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A Ghoulishly Good Gift

Finally getting around to posting something after a very long (and inexcusable) absence. Yesterday I spent the better part of my day baking cookies and making these cookie mix gift jars courtesy of I just love that site!

So cute (if I do say so myself)

Sorry about the blurry photo

I modified this recipe for Halloween. I loved coming up with the name of the mix, creating the labels and finding the ribbon. Such a simple idea and one that can be changed up for any holiday.

See the pretty Halloween M&M's?

I had to test the recipe before I could make the jars and I can tell you that they are delicious!!! I hope my friends enjoy this "devilishly" good treat!

Mmmmm, good!

Don't forget to check out Bakerella yourself for some amazing ideas!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Leaf It To Jenny Lee

Ultra-talented Jenny Lee Fowler creates these silhouettes out of real leaves. That's right -- REAL leaves. Find her on Etsy.

I'm fascinated by her work. She also creates silhouettes using paper and tree bark. How cool is that? Seriously.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Lonny Is Live

Can't wait to check out this new online shelter magazine. Meet Lonny:

The jury is out as to whether I prefer this to an actual paper version, but I'm certainly looking forward to browsing this baby. Off to enjoy...

Take a look and tell me what you think.