Thursday, August 12, 2010

The ever popular dollhouse bookcase

Hello all! I have in fact not dropped off the face of the earth but instead have been busy with life. I would like to eventually get back to blogging on a regular basis but for now I want to share some information regarding the dollhouse bookcase (see post here

So many of you have commented asking where and how to find plans for the bookcase. Unfortunately the 4.00 pdf plans appear to be no longer available on eBay, however, I have found an even better alternative for you. With that said, please let me introduce you to Knock off Wood. The fabulous Ana gives you step by step instructions on how to build this bookcase along with a supply list. The best part is it's FREE! There are a ton of other amazing plans to browse through on her blog and I highly recommend you check it out.

Happy building - I'd love to see the results!

Friday, June 19, 2009

I'm Still Alive and a Blog you must check out

Hello friends!

Sorry it has been so long since my last post. I've been so busy with the kids, the house, the job and reading everyone else's blogs that I've not given my own much attention. I eventually will get back into it and have good intentions of posting regularly but in the meanwhile you simply must check out this blog I stumbled upon 'My Sweet Savannah' while perusing Rate My Space. She has a fabulous house, fabulous sense of style and a super fun fabulous blog to read.

I'll leave you with some random pictures from over the past couple months until I post again (hopefully soon). :)

Me and the kids over Memorial Day weekend (I have plans to replace the tile surround. Can't wait to show you!)

Little home project, added the moulding and kids height coat rack

The kids being goofy

Friday, February 13, 2009

Cora Paige

I like so many others have been extremely touched by little Cora Paige. Cora went to be with Jesus on after a short battle with cancer. I've cried and cried for her and her family. For some reason feel such a connection to this little girl and her family even though I don't know them personally. They are fellow Kansans and live just a few hours from me. Perhaps I should just drive down there and give them a big hug!

I wanted to post about Cora and their story not just because of how much I've been touched by this little girl but to spread the word. They are working to collect money to build The Cora Playground in her honor. You can learn more about Cora and her family here
A group of Etsy sellers have also banded together to create neat items that are for sale with proceeds going to the playground. I ordered an adorable little Cora Paige flower pin and there are so many other cute things as well. Just type in 'Cora Paige' to find the items for sale.
If you're able please donate to this wonderful project in honor of this precious little girl who has touched so many please do.
Goodness, just looking at her little picture makes me want to hug her and cry. I must say, I've hugged my Aidan and Delaney a bit tighter and for a lot longer. My heart aches for Cora's family.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

That's one spooky tree!

This project was so much fun! Susie posted about this project on her blog and I knew I had to make one too. We took the kids out to a nearby park for a nature walk to find a 'spooky' branch for our tree. It was a beautiful day and a fun little adventure for us all. I had all the items I needed on hand for this project except for the crows (Dollar Store) and the branch (nature trail :) . The little lanterns were from the dollar bin at Target last year, I just spray painted them black. Love 'em! For specific steps on how to do this project be sure to check out Susie's blog. She's a very talented person. Love so many of her ideas!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Fall is in the air....

And I couldn't be more excited! I like apparently many fellow bloggers LOVE, LOVE, LOVE fall. It's my absolute favorite time of year.
I love so much about fall; fall clothes, fall colors, the smell of burning leaves, KU football season, Halloween, crisp evenings, yummy cold weather foods, cozy cable knit throws, pumpkins, mums, cute jackets. I could go on and on but I'll spare you. :)

I have started some fall decorating and thought I'd share with you. As always everything is a work in progress!
My latest unbelievable Target clearance deal is the big silver lantern you see in the first picture. I've been ogling them for months now and just the other day I found 2 (the only two left) marked down to 5.98. Yes, that's right girls, only 5.98! They were originally 30.00 and they are absolutely GORGEOUS!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Oh my goodness! Has it really been that long since I last wrote?

Aidan and I have started a little mother & son tradition of going to garage sales a couple Saturday's a month. We always start out with a stop by our beloved Starbucks; I get my non-fat Cafe Mocha and Aidan goes for the old fashion glazed donuts. Ok, so I generally get one too. :) Once we've got our drinks and donuts we set off on our treasure hunt. Aidan's on the watch for toys he didn't realize we couldn't live w/out and I'm on the look out for anything else that strikes my fancy. We visit as we go and it has been a great little bonding time for the two of us. He's almost 4 and it's always amusing some of the conversations we have.

I found these chairs for the dining room table. Just begging for me to take them home and fix them up!month ago. A subdivision not far from us had a neighborhood garage sale and it was pretty amazing. It is a very wealthy neighborhood with some beautiful 'junk' but we weren't really finding much until the last stop of our trip. It was a beautiful, and I do mean BEAUTIFUL home at the end of this winding wooded cul-de-sac. I could almost hear the heaven's sing as we neared the house. The driveway was loaded with furniture of all kinds. Some were antique and some was thrift finds that she was reworking.

I ended up buying these 4 chairs at $10 a piece.

BEFORE - looking a little worn and sad.

AFTER - all freshly painted and feelin' sassy!

I sanded them down and painted them in a satin black. Added the foam to the seat template Handsome Hubby made and added the fabric. I wanted something in a floral print and stumbled upon this at JoAnn's. I believe it's from the Liz Claiborne line. I love it! It has the chocolate brown and greens I was looking for. Sort of a mod, vintage, even slightly South Pacific vibe...I will probably switch out to a black and white check or something with red this fall but I think this will look great for the spring/summer months.

I just love a good project and the thrill of a good garage sale hunt! My list of projects is long and plenty and I can't wait to share them with you. I promise to write soon!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Walmart, I'm impressed!

Ok, as you all know I'm partial to Target, very partial. But, the other day I was at looking at the HP 3-in-1 printers when I came across a new line that they are carrying called 'Canopy' and I have to say that I'm impressed!

We'd like to start slowly updating our master bedroom furniture. Everything in our bedroom is hand me downs. We have a very large, very ugly dresser that I got at a garage sale a few years back. It's made of solid oak but it's not very functional and often find ourselves (read Handsome Hubby) stacking clothes on top of it for easier access.

Check out this dresser! Based on the description it is well made and it looks sharp. The best part is that it's under $300 which is really a good deal for a dresser if it is indeed well made.

A few other items from the Canopy line that I think have promising potential....

I've not been into Walmart in awhile and I don't know if the line is so new that they're not all in store yet but I'm anxious to check them out. If any of you end up purchasing something from the line you'll have to let me know what you think!