Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!!...... :)

A very Merry Christmas everyone!! I hope your day is full of happiness:)
I will be spending the day with my hubby and beautiful babies. The kids will be opening their presents that may or may not have been peed on by LB:(
Yeah, SOMEBODY is getting a lump of coal!!
Merry Everything. Happy Always:)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A little detour.... :)

So yesterday I was out and about and supposed to be Christmas shopping, when my car suddenly made it's way here. Standard Restaurant Supply. Rio and Chase have been telling me how much I would love to look around in here, sooo I made a little stop:)
 Ooooooh  my goodness!! White dishes, every shape and size:)

 How perf are these little tinies for salt and pepper crocks!

And if you like colored dishes.....

 Had to force myself to put these little cuties down.
 French onion soup anyone??
 Step. Away. Now. Dorie.
 No reason, just want this chef jacket:) Okay, truth be told I'd love to be wearing it one night when Rio comes to dinner just to see her reaction. I'm pretty sure it'd go something like this...
Seriously. No. Mom. For reals. (eye's rolling, head shaking)

And honestly, who doesn't want a freaking cotton candy machine??!!
While I was staring longingly at this thing, I swear I heard something calling me from 2 aisles over...

 Dorie!! Take me home!! You NEED me!! You LOVE me!! Come on!!
It was so weird how that thing totally jumped into my cart. And made it's way...
...... under my tree:) Merry Christmas to me!!
Standard Restaurant Supply in Mesa is open to the public, check it out! 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Sugar Pine Cones.... :)

Oh hello gorgeous mammoth sized pine cones!!!  I've never in all my life seen the likes of these. And neither had my mom, so I'm not crazy. They're called Sugar Pine Cones, and they are HUGE! Some friends of ours (thank you Rigneys!) just happen to live in Lake Arrowhead, CA where these crazy pine cones live:) One weekend when my son was going for a visit, I begged him to bring me just a few. He filled his whole trunk. He loves his mama:)
So this Sunday, I decided to finally clean em up. I gave them a good hosing down first. Then I needed to deal with the sap:(
My friend Roseann told me to bake em. It melts off the sap and makes them all pretty and shiny:)
Cover a large baking sheet with foil. (and let's all have a gander at the complete lack of color in this pic! LB makes up for it in handsomeness though)
Bake the beauties at 220 degrees for about 20 minutes per side. Yeah, I could only fit 3 per sheet, they're THAT big!!
And boy oh boy! the house smelled AMAZING!!
Just look at them!
Soooo cool huh!?
What wasn't so cool? The stinkin sap that dripped onto the bottom of the oven.
Unbeknownst to me.
Until I turned on the oven the next day to roast a chicken.
And holy SMOKE! Literally:(
Sooo, the ole gal went back into the fridge and I went to the store to buy oven cleaner:(
The hubby ate leftover pizza and I ate popcorn.
Buy hey, my mantle sure looks lovely!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Better late..... :)

Usually I have my Christmas goodies all out and done by the day after Thanksgiving. Not this year!!
Since the new little tiny is, well..tiny, I kept the decor in here pretty simple:)

Tiny house, tiny tree! It's a 7 ft. slim tree. It fit perfectly:)
How cute is that new pillow?!! It's white linen/burlap and has a hanging gift tag:)
I found it at Design Lab by DDG. It's the cutest little store in the same building as FOUND:)

I found this tree skirt there too:) So far LB has not put his "mark" on it!
He's adorable. Aaand really bad sometimes.

I put all my favorite things on my ole cabinet:) I just taped a piece of ribbon around that lamp shade to add a little red on it:) Those green little trees I bought at Wally (walmart) for $1 each. The boxwood wreath is from FOUND.

THIS is my fav thing this year:) The reindeer head from Tarjay:) It was $29.99!

And here is the shelf about my kitchen sink. A recipe for beer bread and my sweet little
 Lori Mitchell figurines. I love their skinny legs!! FOUND carries them, but I'd call first for availability, they go fast!!

And this candle is my all time fav holiday smell ever!
Its Frasier Fir by Thymes. It's the best smell! It's not too overly piney or sweet.
And yep, FOUND has the entire line:)

So that's what goin on here at casa de tiny!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

It's here!!... :)

Finally. It arrived. In a box that was half the size of my living room.
And man! it was a 3 fingernail (meaning, that's how many I broke)  job getting it out of that stinkin box!
But how CUTE is it!! It's the Claudette headboard from Ballard Designs. I went with the darker wood because I thought the white would just look too blah in here:)
This room is tiny, so I wanted to keep it super simple. And a BIG thank you to Rob at Matage Framing for fixing my fav cow pic that got broken during the move:)
Speaking of broken.... :(
In my excitement to put the headboard up and not wait for hubby to get home, I broke mr. birdie:(
Hubby came home, re-doweled him and saved the day:)
The deets:
The large pillows are Ballard also.
The duvet is IKEA
The lamp and topiary are from FOUND
The dresser I found at Eclectic Monkey- this fab thrift store on Main St. in downtown Mesa. It already had that perfect worn finish and it was $35!! Score!!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I sure did! We spent the entire week in DP with the kids and Little Bully:)
That of course means, I just came home on Sunday to a house full of Fall decor:(
The only Christmas I got goin on here is this cutest little thing that came home with me:)

I'm going to get out the Christmas goodies and dig deep into the creative side of my brain, because decorating this tiny is going to be a challenge! 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Therapy .... :)

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
We used to have one of these turkeys. His name was- (are you ready? cause it's sooo original!)
Rio loved him:) maybe because she was the only one Turk was nice to!
He was meeeean I tell ya!!
I think he was just stressed out. Like I get every holiday season. I really try not to, but I think it's my nature:(  How do I cope?? A little retail therapy:) If you're ever in San Clemente, CA hit up Del Mar street.
  How cute is this chevron dress from my fav Lincoln Street Boutique!
And boots. I buy in bulk:) actually, I finally found some comfy AND cute boots that I can wear to work:) got em at Sam's Shoe Store on Del Mar street too:)
 Then I bought myself some tulips:)
Ok! I can git to gittin now!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The teeny tiny tour.....part 2:)

Alrighty! Here we go! So last week we toured the kitchen and this here living room:) Today we are going to head through that little doorway and see where we really live:)
This is the teeniest of family rooms:) and it's where we mostly hangout.  The love seat is IKEA, the desk was my makeup table at the old house. The little old white chair is from Sweet Salvage, the fab once a month sale that just so happens to be this coming weekend!! Go. Do it.
Picture me blogging here. Yep, this is where all the magic happens... I kid. More like, this is where I bite my nails every Monday night because I'm the worlds worst blog procrastinator and never know what in the world I'm going to write about!!
I bought this calendar decal at Tarjay. It's really cool, but man! it really should come with a warning... Please don't try this at home if you have the patience and math skills of a 4 year old.
The hubby put it up for me:)

All the curtains and rods in the house are from Tarjay too. The curtains were on clearance so I think they were $10 a panel? Can't remember really. The fence. Gaaa!! Who would return the fence halfway into the window?? It apparently never bothered my son, but geeeez!! it's all I see when I'm sitting there watching my Ina! It's on the honey do list... :)
I had to include this pic of my Alison Krauss autographed guitar. It was auctioned off at her concert several years ago, and it just so happened to be my birthday sooo the hubby won it for me:) Aaaaand I got to meet her and the entire band. It was sweet. What wasn't sweet? My delusional haircut. Let's just say in a moment of weakness I let my hairdresser go all Edward Scissorhands on me. Uh huh. You will NEVER see that pic. NEVAH. EVAH!!
Let's turn the corner and check out my laundry "room". What? They didn't have laundry rooms in 1922? Nope. They di int.
So needless to say, the laundry gets folded on the bed. And then immediately put away. Because there's no where else for it to go. And because I'd have a freak out if it was out for more than a minute. I have OCD. I think.

And there you have it! Next week we'll finish up the tour. Oh wait, no we won't. Because I'm heading to Dana Point for Thanksgiving! And truthfully? I'm still waiting on my headboard. Sooo, who knows what the sam heck I'll be posting about......

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Teeny Tiny Tour...part 1 :)

I LOVED this book when I was little. I think because I could totally relate? She went on a teeny tiny walk, found a teeny tiny bone for her soup- and then went home to take a nap, only to be disturbed and woken up and have a complete meltdown at the end. So ME!! Anyway, when I was little I used to always dream of little cute houses. I don't know why? I guess I just wish for coziness...
Well be careful what you wish for- cause you just might get it all!! So here I am in my teeny tiny house. It's been a week and I'm finally all put away.
The teeny tiny kitchen:) 
The cabinets were here. We just repainted the walls (Benjamin Moore- Hush) and added hardware to the cabinets:) The floors and windows in the entire house are original:) and so is that fab built in! The island is IKEA. The black chairs are my sons that he left here at the house, soo I just helped myself to them:)
To save cabinet space, I used this old tool caddy that I had and put my everyday plates and silverware in it. The silverware are sitting in mason jars inside the box:)
The table bases I got at Sweet Salvage a few months back. The table top came from Dan at FOUND:) Oh! and that runner was a Sweet Salvage find too. Love that place:)
The teeny tiny living room:
The love seat is Lee that I got from Domestic Bliss about 4 years ago? I found some green chenille fabric for $2 a yd (yep you read that right) and had Brown's Upholstery recover it:) they recovered the chair and ottoman too. The pic on the fireplace and the topiaries are from FOUND:)
I got around to adding a little fall decoration to my sweet old cabinet:)  
 I LOVE these kooky pumpkin guys!
They're weirdly cute!
 Velvet pumpkins:)
 Aaaand here she is. What I call my contraversial harvest pumpkin lady. I thought she was the cutest thing! That is until Rio informed me that she's a witch. She said because she has purple glitter on her hat that she's a witch. I'm not seein it!? Then my sweet nieces came over and I think 2 out of the 3 of them said she was a witch too!!? Rio's bf Chase said she's just a confused witch. I don't even remember what my hubby said about her. I mean come on! I know I've been a little busy lately, but GEEZ I think I would know if I have a stinkin Halloween decoration still out in November!!
But now I'm second guessing myself! Here's my argument. She's a PUMPKIN. She has green velvet sleeves and pants on. And her socks are orange and brown. So other than her (according to Rio "tell tale Halloween") purple glitter, I ain't seein it!? 
Do you??
I was dyyying when I saw these today at Trader Joe's!! I'm adding them to my teeny tiny veggie soup tonight:)