Tuesday, January 31, 2012

For the Love.... :)

So after I awoke from my Home Tour induced coma on Sunday, I realized Valentine's Day is just a few weeks away. I don't have much in the way of decorations, maybe because the whole red/pink thing could make me crazy reeeal quick. Luckily as of today, I will only have to deal with it for a mere 15 days:)

I found these cute felt button hearts at JoAnn, and I just strung twine through them and then wrapped them around a jar filled with sixlets candy:) I love that pic of my babies, when they were babies... :( sniff sniff....

Had this little ceramic house forever, card made by my sweet niece:)

Then I decided to get my craft on:)  Here are the materials you'll need if you want to craft along with me:)
About 1yd. of felt (I used white, but pink or red would be cute too)
1 foam heart (I got mine at JoAnn)
And yes, chocolate. My sis gags that I like 3 Musketeers. Honestly, I can only eat half of it before my brain freaks out on the mystery that is "nougat". Anyway, whatever your sugar of choice is, you'll need it.

I used a glass that was a little over 3" wide as my template.

Start cutting about a million circles. Eat some sugar, then cut out a million more. I don't exactly know how many I cut, but it was almost the entire yd of felt. **to make it quicker, I doubled my felt and cut 2 at a time:) I'm so smart:)

Then  take your circle and fold it in half, then in half again.

Then stick a straight pin through the bottom of the flower into the foam heart. (yikes!someone needs a manicure!)

 Continue doing this for what seems like 7 years. Really it took me one episode of Hoarders:)

Tie with a big ole beauty of a ribbon.... 

 And DONE!!

Every day should be Happy Heart day doncha think?

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

It's the final countdown! ........ :)

Ok peeps! Just a mere 4 more days till the Mesa Historic Home Tour! I thought I'd give you a sneak peak into a few of the lovely homes on the tour:)

Leslie's. Yes, check out those flowers. Love em:)

Goodies everywhere! Like everywhere! I mean, like she's the one we all borrow party stuff from everywhere:)

Katherine's. LOVE her!! And her hubby, because he builds her cool stuff like this sweet bench. Made out of an old headboard Katherine dragged home:)

And yes, I want her dining room chairs. Bad. Like really bad.

Courtney's. Oh my. She has original wallpaper EVERYWHERE. And it's AWESOME, like you won't believe it's that old awesome.

Yep. Original. Beautiful huh?!?
So there ya have it. 3 good reasons to hit the tour this Saturday:) Oh reeeally? You need more?? Well fine then! There will be a Flea Market also on the greenbelt on 2nd Street!! Yessss:)

Come by and check out the goodies that these peeps will be selling!!

Tara from Whimsy Funk
Suzi from u2rblessed
Tara from Junk Restore
Tricia from Vintage Bliss
Caroline from Boho Farm and Home
Mary Jo- bringing some fab painted furniture
Katie- bringing her sweet jewelry
.....aaand of course what would a Flea Market be without a hot dog cart and a lemonade stand!!

Soooo see??? You don't want to miss it:)

Tickets here

And for all you faithful readers who won't be able to make it because you live in a fabulous place like Slovenia or something, you can have a look see of my house (and my most awesome of acting skills) here:)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

New obsession.... :)

Obsessions. I have so many. But my latest? 

Orphaned old green books:)

Look at them! Beautifully worn, and wonderfully happy to be rescued:)

I find them everywhere. At thrift stores, antique stores and garage sales:)

I haven't met one I didn't fall in love with and bring home:)

This last set of books sits on top of my TV cabinet. The direction I've been staring at all day in my Mucinex induced coma:( Being sicky is all kinds of yuck, but looking at those old books that were once loved by who knows how many people, makes me feel a smidge better:)

How bout you? Tell me what you're currently collecting!?

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Curtain call... :)

Boy. Nothing like over 800 people coming to tour your house to make you get your butt in gear!! Over the last few weeks I've (okay, who am I kidding here. I can't do ANYTHING without the help of my sweet hubby) been finally getting around to finishing up some projects around the house that have been bugging me forever. See it? See all that stuff under the candy maker cabinet? 

Okay, here's a closer look. Here's where all my glass cake stands and such are stored. Oh and my cake. Yeah, that's where I store all my homemade, beautifully decorated cakes! It's faux silly! And it usually makes it's appearance around Valentines. Makes for the perfect sweet display:) Anywayyyyy, looking at all that stuff made me crrrraaaaaazzzzzyyyy!! Like everyday.

So I whooped me up a skirt:) And I love it.

Hides all the stuff. And now I can cram it with more stuff:)

Hope to see all your sweet faces at the Home Tour on the 28th! And hey, if you're a crafty one and want a chance to sell your goodies at the Flea Market let me know!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Year, New Mojo!!....:)

It's UH-MAAAAAZING what a week off will do for your soul!!! This is our second year that we decided to stay home for the week between Christmas and New Years. Best week evah!! After un-decking the halls, and putting all that craziness in storage for another year, I got down to business:) It sure helped that the weather has been in the 70's! Feels more like Spring. And I guess that's why I did all kinds of crazy this week! For starters- I needed a new centerpiece for my dining room.
 I always kinda get tripped up in this department. I'm a simple gal and I actually like to see and carry on a conversation with the person across the table:)


So something like that just really wouldn't work for me:) However the color of that car is fab!! Anyway, I asked the hubby to make me a box about yay long, by yay wide, by yay high. Yeah, I think that's really about how I said it:)

I found be some large Kerr jars ( I buy them by the case and use them for EVERYTHING!) and stuck em in the box. I bought a bag of sheet moss from Joanne and literally stuck it in all the cracks and crevices:)

No hot glue, no fuss, and no rules!!

Bought these unscented candles at Tarjay and stuck em in:)

I wrapped twine around the top of the jars a few times and tied it in a knot:)

Done and done:) My mom's coming over for din and GASP! We'll be able to leave the centerpiece on the table for dinner and not have to do that weird tilt your head to the side to see around the flowers nonsense!! Yay!!

Why am I working on my house so much? Weeell, I am once again (call me crazy!) going to do the Historic Home Tour this year:) I'm thinking it's going to be the last time for me. So if you want to have a look see, buy yer tickets!! The houses this year are reeally good, you don't want to miss it! Also, there will be a Flea Market out in front of my house, on the greenbelt where some fab people will be selling some fab stuff!!

Saturday, January 28th
10am - 4pm
Buy your tickets here!