Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Still Trying!!

I am still trying to get some things done around the house. My four year old has the stomach flu and a fever of 104.. so I've spent the day sanitizing the house, washing sheets, and cleaning up various bodily I did manage to whip up these tablecloth curtains for my kitchen window.. the window needs more sprucing up though. I made breakfast burritos for dinner and now I am going to attempt to finish up a scarf for my daughter while I watch a little TV and drink a hot cup of Joe.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Starting Christmas

Well, today I thought I’d get a jump on the Christmas Decorating.

My husband brought in all of the boxes this weekend and I’ve got to get them organized and out of my living room…. I’ve got crafting to do!!

I Got this vintage tablecloth from my mom last week and the stains are too big to use on the table for it’s actual purpose, but I am thinking of making it into a curtain for above my kitchen window. We moved to a new home in September, and the house is a big white blank canvas. I haven’t done much except for painting the playroom and the baby’s room. I need to figure out exactly what colors I would like to run with before I get paint crazy. The kitchen is not only painted white, but there are white cupboards and white tile countertops.. A lot of white!! There are some glass display cabinets I need to set out to decorate as well.. Haven’t commited to a color scheme yet, so it has all been seasonal stuff so far. I used to live on the west coast and had a lot of vintage cottage décor.. Reds, yellows, greens and pinks. When I moved to Michigan, I decided to go a little more country cozy and even incorporated a lot of prims to my décor. I stopped painting items white and distressing them and started painting furniture black and distressing it. It seemed to go with my first country house. I am now debating going back to my old color scheme and chucking the prim accessories. The nice thing about cottage décor is that it is eclectic and I can still incorporate and keep my favorite pieces. Once I get this blog going and have more readers, I will post pics of my rooms I will be working on and try to get suggestions from you all.. But that will have to wait until after the holiday’s.. and after I have a plate of yesterday’s cookies!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

It's snowing!!

Remnants of Summer....

Well, today it is snowing like crazy.. my kinder is home sick from school and my pre-kinder is gone at school..

Thought I'd make some Toll House cookies..seems like a cookies and milk kinda day. My 4 year old will squeal with delight when she gets off of the bus and my 6 year old daughter sick on the couch may drool as well...

As I prepare the ingredients.. I can view my very fit neighbor cross-country skiing ( what is she thinking?!?) and I have a view of a sink full of dishes.

Forgot to add the eggs one at a time...ooops!

"Mom, are those cookies done yet?"
I think I just may eat the dough.. that's the best part anyway, right? Now I am off to wait for a bus, eat some dough, and maybe get some dishes done:)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

I'm Jumping in...

Christmas / Winter 12x12 pages...

Baby Boy Album using Cosmo Cricket Happy Days Paper and embellishments!!

Turned out very cute, I must admit!!

Well.. here goes nothing!! My first blog bear with me!! Just thought I'd share what Iworked on all day. I have to raise money for Christmas for the three kids and so I've jumped back into selling on Ebay. Tonight I worked on scrapbooking items and basically ignored the rest of my home!! Hope to get more done tomorrow. Hope you like!!