Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Instead..... :)

Sooo, I was all ready to show you some pics of upstairs....buuut
SOMEBODY thought it would be super awesome to eat
3 square meals of cat poop (whyyyyy???) and then get sick and
barf all over his moms white duvet.
He's the most rottenest bully.
But that face....

I'm gonna show you instead- my office. Oooh that sounds so official!
Like I have meetings and make million dollar deals in there.
I don't.
I don't have meetings or make deals.
It's actually more like my craft room. Or crap room:)
I found these panels at Target.
Then I remembered I bought some green velvet ribbon at Sweet Salvage forever
ago and I thought hey! what a perfect marriage:)
And I got to sewin'.... I wish I could blame the wine for this blurry pic:(
I just did a wide zig zag right down the middle.
Easy peasy.
My little tiny office sits right behind the dining room, where
the old kitchen used to be:)
I've had what I refer to as "miss chunky leg" table for I don't know how long.
It was our table in Dana Point, and I've never been able to part with it. 
My BFF in all the land bought me that cutest green rug:)
It looks like grass.
The hubby busted out these simple shelves for me. The top one is 6 ft. long,
and the bottom one is 5 ft. long. Perfect:)
And how stinkin cool are those chairs???
They're known in my family as the "stick" chairs.
My moms brother Elias made them in the 60's out of wood
he collected in their natural shape, while living in Kino Bay, Mexico:)
I treasure them:)
Since there is an awesome built in, and a small closet in this room, I can fill
my shelves with all the goodies that I love to look at:)

 My sis gave me the little bully pic in the black frame this year for Christmas.
She knows me so well:)

Here's a close up of the velvet ribbon on the curtains.
I looove it:)
I plan on hanging my small ironing board from that hook on the green shelf.
But first I have to make her a new cover. Poor thing, she's still sportin' that
ugly silvery blue one that she came with:(
So there you have it. A glimpse into the room where all this silly
blogging takes place:)
I hope you all have a safe and Happy New Year!!!
I'm hoping 2014 brings me a bully who just learns one thing...

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merriest Christmas !!..... :)

 Seriously people. This post almost didn't happen.
I got sooo busy with Christmas that I forgot it
was Monday night and I was supposed to be sittin
in front of my computer writing something fun for you all to read.

And then I was thinkin..ummm, I'm pretty sure there won't be too many
of my peeps reading blogs on Christmas Eve!!

But if you are....
We here at Casa de Tuesdays with Dorie wish you
the Merriest Christmas!!
Dorie, the hubby and of course...Wallace :)

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

A lil bit of this and a lil bit of that.... :)

So I finally got my decoratin' on.
Just a little.
Having been so overwhelmed by messes for so long,
putting out a bunch of Christmas stuff was the last thing
I wanted to do!
So I put out my skinny leg people....  
Got suuuper crafty with some twine and a kerr jar...

Put out some pillows....
Put the tree up!! I was looking at all my boxes of ornaments and getting hives.
I simplified. I used this adorable pom pom garland from Design Lab,
sweater poinsettias from Cracker Barrel, and some random acorn and squirrel ornaments.
Done and done.
I had to shoot the tree from this angle because....

The dining table is where I'm getting my sewing on.
Yep. I'm going to TRY and actually make some Christmas
presents this year!! 
I went to a little pop up boutique this weekend and found the JOY sign
and the painted deer guy. Cute huh?? The sign was $20 and the deer was $25
The stockings are from Cracker Barrel too.
(okay, it looks like I eat there every day! I don't. every other day. hee hee hee)
I moved my buffet to this wall. I liked the warmth of it over here.
I just put out my favorite things.
The snowman I've had for like 15 years.
The tiny angel lady on top of the books was my hubby's

And since I said I would show you upstairs...
lets head up there now!
(upon closer inspection of this pic, I'm noticing I've never removed
the brass hardware on the door that held the ugly curtain on there!
what in the world Dorie.....)
This is the little reading nook at the top of the stairs.
Similar to our last house, but on a much smaller scale.
This is where the hubby spends countless hours reading. He can have
like a million books going at once.
This room still needs curtains and decorative touches, but
he's happy here:)
Here's the other side of the nook.
My side:) ya know, where I read People magazine, Pinterest and watch
I've watched sooo many good movies lately!
The Woodlanders, Augustine, A Royal Affair, North and South,
Mansfield Park, and Ethan Frome  just to name a few.

Here's the master bath.
The trim was just finished this last weekend.
Cabinet doors and towel hooks still need to be done.
I mean, while it's a super genius idea- hanging towels
from the window cranks is gettin' kinda old.
My blackout curtains came! But I forgot to order the drapery rings...
and they're on back order till Jan. 26th..
Gaaaaa!!! (shakes fists in air, collapses on bed, screams into pillow)
So reveal of the Master bedroom is going to have to wait....until, well..
sometime after that:(
So for now I'm going to take a breather from this house and enjoy
this time before Christmas. I want to cook, bake and hang out,
and love on my friends and family.
Because really? that's what it's all about right?!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

It's beginning to look a lot like..... :)

A house! A real house:)
All the construction debris was finally cleaned out
on Saturday. A huge thank you to all who showed
up on that verrry chilly morning and hauled off my hoard.
All I had left was a set of lockers that Rio decided to
keep and paint gold and put in her craft room!
(I'll be sure to post pics of that!!)
Sooo, I finally started to put out a few of my favorite Christmas things:) 
Like this pillow from FOUND:)

These boxwood wreaths from Trader Joes ($9.99) are one of my favorite things
this year:) I bought 2, but have a feeling I'll be going back for more:)

I've had this feather wreath from TJ Maxx for like evah.
And I still love it:)
We went to storage and scrounged through what seemed like a million
boxes just to get to these stinkin' porch pillows:)
I needed them! Ya know, for when I'm sitting out here enjoying
my coffee and taking in my freshly graded dirt front yard.
Grass can't come soon enough for this green lovin' gal!
 Oh!!!! and Mr. Speedy Gonzales finished the upstairs!!
3 weeks, start to finish.
He said "now it's your turn".
So I'm busy movin' stuff and settin' up.
And lovin' every minute of it:)
Here's a little sneaky peak of the Master bedroom.
The hubby still hates the cowhide...
I keep saying... give it time!??
And so far Little Bully hasn't put his "mark" on it:)
Yeah, give that  time too.....
Photo Cred- the fabulous Heather Bullard:)
I'm gonna get to crackin' and take some more pics of the upstairs
and hey, maybe even get a tree up and decorated!!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Come and get it !! No seriously, please come and get it!!!

Ooooh, see all this stuff?
Yeah, that ain't my stuff.
See these people?
Yeah, they ain't my people either...

but I'm a visual gal. And I just wanted to let you all know....
That yes! It's a happenin' !!
Dan and I will be putting it all out there on the table.
(pun totally intended. because I like puns. puns are cool.)
this Saturday December 7th at 8am
at the Casa de Tuesdays:)
So come on! Make our crap...your crap:)
**email me for directions