Category Archives: The Challenge

The bustle of Christmas time.

I have had the busiest past three weeks! Not only did I totally move my bedroom from one room to another, my whole craft room got moved one floor up! So between rearranging my life, the girls, and Christmas time…PHEW! It feels good to wake up today and be a little less busy. (even though I woke up to a sick girl… )

Yesterday, I started the day off with.. “honey, I’m going to get the tree today”

Soo…that was code wording for –  I BETTER GET BUSY!

I totally redid the arrangement in the living room and added some decorations to boot.

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Redid my plain-jane lampshade.

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A little lace, burlap, and fabric goes a long way.

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Our lovely tree..thanks to my honey ;)

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Spruced up my curtains.

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Hung the stockings.

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Reupholstered my couch cushions.

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This is a couch over and I just redid the cushions. The original color is a hideous orange! But, while we’re renting, we don’t want to purchase brand new furniture. So, I learn to improvise.

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I fell in love with the pattern and color.

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Cute Christmas owl pillow that I won at a Christmas party. :)

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Put up another banner on my mirror.

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Some of the tree ornaments.

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My very own ornament from my parent’s tree. This is 25+ years old!! (it makes it “vintage”…hehe.)

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I WISH I could remember who/where I got this cute angel from! It’s simply adorable!

This was my day yesterday….hopefully I can get my new bedroom and craft room on here at some point!

Ta Ta for now! :)

Happiest Holiday wishes to you!

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Great book = slacking on the housework

ImageI discovered this GREAT writer a while back, and within a few weeks (literally) read every one of his books. Yesterday morning, after little debate, I purchased his newest book via Kindle. Needless to say, the whole day was shot as far as housework went, fed my girls enough to survive (kidding) and read the entire thing from front to back. It’s great, like all of his other books, and I recommend it to ANYone!!!!!! You will not regret getting sucked into this author’s world.

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Ooommm! Easy Peasy Yoga Pants!

Remember I had pre-ordered this book? (this post)

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Well, I received it a couple days ago! I love it! There are such cute patterns that I’m planning on trying for my girls. Last night I took a crack at my first project…wow, was it easy!!

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I did a pair for my teeny-tiny 1 year old…and they are a bit big, but I’d rather that than small!

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And I did a pair for my 3 year old…which I did in 4T so she has room to grow. She loved them so much, she slept in them! (SCORE! She’s my picky-dresser!)

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The instructions and patterns are so easy to follow…at least for the yoga pants!  I’m fired up to try more of these patterns!

Happy Day to all!

Just another day in paradise…

The last few days have been absolutely DELICIOUS (weather-wise)!!  When you live in the “snowbelt” it’s hard to remember just what spring/summer feels like…but on days like the the last few!!! YOU REMEMBER!!

Great weather brings on all kinds of crazy…suntanning in the snow, short-sleeves, sunglasses (!!), and it also brings on the need to redecorate or revamp.  In my kitchen, I’ve had a little garland strand of snowflakes across my window. TIME. TO. GET. RID. OF. IT!  I’m all for superstition when it comes to sunny days!  Maybe if I get rid of the stupid SNOWflake garland, the sun will stay and play! :)

So, as I posted in this post, I tried the paper garland.  And it adds just what my kitchen needs for spring!  I love it!  It’s so happy and cheerful!  Check it out!! :)

 Happy Spring!!

Collection of my favorite sites + tutorial pages

I don’t know about you guys, but in my “favorites” bar on my computer is FILLED with craft sites (or just awesome sites) and tutorials that I want to try.  I’ve probably attempted some of them, but I have MANY to go!

I thought I’d share a few of the awesome ones! (click on picture for link)

This AWESOME shower curtain from A Little Lovely

This blog puts me in a good mood just looking at it! So colorful!!

And this cute garland is so happy looking!

Kara’s Party Ideas is a MUST-SEE site if you plan on throwing parties. SO MANY IDEAS, so little reasons to party!

Great idea for baby gift from Blueprint Crafts!

Grace Is Overrated journal pages…I. Love. These.

Naughty Secretary Club has been a fave of mine for a LOOOONG time. I have her book and it’s seriously inspiring!!

The CUTEST clothes EvEr from Persnickety!  I would dress my girls in these everyday if I could! (someday?)

persnickityThere you have it! A sneak peek into my computer’s favorites! Hope you enjoy them and even try a few!