Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day

Just wanted to pop in and say Happy Memorial Day, I don't know about your household but with kindergarten graduation and school finally being out...things have just been crazy! I will hopefully have more time to catch up on fun projects I have completed, but until then just wanted to send out a reminder of my summer (more varieties available just go to blog post)
 Summer Printables Link
4th of July Printables Link

Friday, May 11, 2012

Gold Mirror Re-do

After living here almost a year...I am finally getting a sense of what I want to hang where. I really haven't done much decorating, and in a way I think it has been good to 'live' in this space and figure out what I really want, and what will really work for our home. Our entry is small and I just had this little table with flowers on it, but it needed something.
I headed up to my 'junk' room where everything I haven't unpacked is including all our decorations and my thrift store finds. I came across the perfect gold mirror.
The gold is not my style, but with a little primer and turned out perfect. I love it, the perfect addition to my small entry. (plus it feels good to finally start making our home our own!)

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Vase Redo with Jute

 Wanna take a boring plain glass vase and give it something special? How about using jute?

So cute right? I got my jute from website that does wholesale and the prices are great. Go to    There prices are great and they shipped fast too. Really great to work with and they have so many fun options including burlap coffee bags, burlap webbing (so plan on getting some of this), cheesecloth, jute and sisal twine. You should totally check them out! I use jute for so many things, wrapping gifts, decorating, hanging things. Here is a basic tutorial on how I created did this vase-redo.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

It's really May

I apologize if you this post already showed up...I apparently pushed publish before I even typed anything...this new blogger will take some getting used to. Well, its been a month, and where have I been?? Well, I had surgery, good news is that I shouldn't have gall bladder problems anymore, bad news is my other symptoms are back and I have been referred to a GI to figure out what the HECK is going on! I am tired of feeling horrid all the time, its been a real bummer and this has been going on for months. Here's hoping they will be able to diagnose the problem soon.

In other news: I have still been able to do some projects here and there, and hopefully I will feel more up to blogging about them. See my super cute vase I re-did, I'll post details soon. I made it pre-surgery and it was so cute holding my get well flowers from the hub. I got the awesome jute from     They have great products and you can't beat the price! I have some more projects using their burlap and cheesecloth coming up too!
Even though I haven't felt great, I am still loving Spring here in WY. Here's my super cute front yard tree.
I am FINALLY working on hanging a gallery wall...its a work in progress just trying to figure out placement, want a sneak peak?
I also started one of the WORST projects ever, seriously it is horrid, you'll be hearing all about it. Let's just say it wasn't cheap...and it is taking days and days and I'm still not loving it.
I finally started on some curtains...I've only had this fabric sitting here for 8 months...hence the wrinkles! Can't wait to show you the finished product.

And lastly, even though I haven't felt great I have decided to start couch to 5k. I need the scale to start moving in the right direction again...have I mentioned I have lost 70 lbs since last August? I have been plateaued this last month and a half with surgery and everything. Its been a rough go so maybe this will help? If you're on the weight loss bandwagon I would love to hear what you are trying out and how its working for you! Well, thats all for now...hopefully it won't take me another month before I post again. :)