Thursday, March 19, 2009


Off to Southern California to see these people- My Family : ) and to do some of this !!!
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Ok ok I'll be working on big brothers new pad too.... See you in two weeks!!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Amazing Grace !

Just amazing!! Loved this that my Mom sent me this morning this is the song that my Sister-in-Law sang at my Dads funeral I've always loved it. Its worth a listen.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Something for Sara and Matt

A fun and super comfy chair for Matt and Sara this is a great swivel rocker that needed a little redo ( no before pics sorry ) it was red but now its a beautiful buttery yellow in the softest Ralph Lauren Corduroy I have to say that this was one of the nicest fabrics that I have worked with to date.
Supper soft.. this will truly be one comfy chair!

Sara wanted the lace up back as it would be showing, so that's what I did.
Hope you love it Sara and Matt!!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Getting my Spring on!!

I have been slowly getting some things switched around in the house. In anticipation of spring/summer, I took all my reds out of my upstairs and am putting back my green and whites I love the the neutral background of the house its so easy to switch things up for a refreshing change! one of my favorite things about my dining room is this textured wallpaper its one of the few things that I did when we bought our home that has never been changed out!! I just love texture and this totally fits the bill.
and with the left overs I covered some of my favorite decorating books!

I have lots of fun projects that I am looking forward to around the house this week.
Happy Monday !!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Soap making 101 ???

There it is... homemade soap This past week I tried my hand at making my own soap It did not go so well. I was never able to reach trace so my soap while moldable is not as hard as it should be but it works all the same and it lathers up so nice. I got the instructions here and had a great time trying it and am looking forward to giving it another go in another week or so.

This is a shot of my mixer after about a half hour of mixing waiting, waiting, waiting for trace but trace was never reached!

On another note I found it over on soulemama this morning and thought I'd share it with you!

have a wonderful day

Monday, March 2, 2009

Knitting a little bit

Working on a little something for me. slowly slowly it goes but I love love love the pattern. no matter how many times I tried the Blister pattern on this one I could not get it to turn out. and since I have no one close enough to help out in person I am changing things up a bit although Katie over at philigry was so kind as to help out with some great suggestions and advise, with out a real visual I just could not get it. so with her encouragement I am plowing forward. all I can say is that it will not be exactly what I wanted but I think I will like it anyway Looking forward to sharing a finished project with you!