Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Yep, I'm verrry thankful.

So I'm sitting here thinking about what to write. I know this is the time of year for all those "thankful" posts, and I reeeeeally wasn't going to go there, till we met the kids tonight for dinner...

This is the result of the only job I've ever had. Almost 22 years in the making...

Rio is a gorgeous girl inside and out. Never afraid of a challenge or rescuing a stray chihuahua. She has the biggest heart and smile to match. But most importantly she truly FEELS with her heart. If you know her, you love her. Her crazy creativity is just beyond, the girl can seriously figure out how to make ANYTHING!!

Ryne is the thinker. He sees the world as it is with the honesty and wisdom of someone twice his age. He's got the brains like his Dad, and will no doubt follow in his footsteps. He too has an amazing heart, always ready with a hug and a smile for his "pearl" ( his name for me). He's a lover of the earth and wishes he could save it. :)

I guess I'm trying to say, that I thank the Lord every day for trusting me to raise these babies. When you're in the thick of it and you don't know exactly how it's going to turn out it can be quite worrisome. Trust me, I've had my days, and many sleepless nights with these two. But sitting there tonight listening to them be the adults they have grown up to be, I sorta gave myself a little pat on the back. It was aaaallllll worth it, and I'd do it all again... :)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I'll MAC it fit!!!!

Since moving into the new little bungalow, I've been really challenged with making the best use of the little storage space I have. In saying that, my obsession with MAC eye shadows and makeup in general was becoming quite a problem. Quit buying them you say? YEAH RIGHT!! I mean everyday when I would go to get ready I would have to deal with this nonsense!

So yesterday while sifting thru my makeup, I happened to notice the unused space on the back of the door. That's some prime real estate I thought! I can make use of that!!

So off to Home Depot I went. I found these squares of galvanized roof flashing already cut in 6x7 inch squares. I bought 4 for each door and secured them with this miracle adhesive called lightning bond. This stuff is sooo easy to use and works in seconds.

Next, I found this roll of magnets that you can cut to any size. It has a peel and stick back on it so it made it really easy to attach to all my eye shadows.

Here's the finished product!! I lOVE it!! I did both doors and now all 63 (yes 63) of my eye shadows are verrry happy to have a home :)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The new tiny...

With construction on our place in the works, we realized there will come a time when living in the little cottage in the back will become really inconvenient. Like when they have to do the electrical and pluming and all. Soooo we started hunting for a new place to hang while our house in being beautified. Luckily enough this sweet little 1927 bungalow behind us (and I mean that literally, it's just on the other side of our back fence!) came up for rent. These little cuties are one of downtown's best kept secrets. They are ADORABLE!! So here's a sneak preview. Cut me some slack, I just started moving 4 days ago so boxes are still around as you will see in the pics. Enjoy! I am... :)

The front room. And yes, that is the original trim and floors! Couch and chair? Domestic Bliss

How grand is that wrap around plate rack in the dining room!!! My old cow pics are verry happy:)
The perfectly chippy green cabinet? Sage in Phoenix:)

The green chair? Salvation Army $19 !! But $65 to clean :(

Master bedroom. Amazing windows all around :) Iron bed? Domestic Bliss. Green chair? Round Top Texas.

Green dresser? Salvation Army $15 !! Painted Rustoleum Oregano:)

Green dresser missing it's upper drawer? While driving down Center street, I spotted it on some old man's front porch. I pulled up and asked him if he would sell it, (okay, Rio asked) and he looked at me like I was crazy for wanting "that ole thing" $20 :) Beautiful antique bed? On loan from my sweet friend Melonie :) Beautiful old mirror? Domestic Bliss.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Oh Goodness....

OKAY!! I'll admit it. I'm terribly in love with my dog. I love all things frenchie. In saying that, I made this:
I found the tiny stool at Joanns and painted it white. I cut foam to fit it and used spray adhesive to attach it. I found this adorable frenchie silhouette online and printed it out and used it as my stencil. I covered it in burlap to finish it off. Cute huh Shelly? Earlier in the week I purchased this:

I guess because it reminded me so much of this: