Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Cake Stand and Wreath

There is an old bottom to a lamp on the right (old candle sticks work great too.) I got this at DI for $2. The dome came from D.I. for 50 cents. The plate I snagged at the dollar store. I glued the plate on top of the stand with gorilla glue and let it dry over night, then I painted it with white spray paint!

Yummy! Pumpkin, white chocolate chip cookies cheater style! Mix 1 box spice cake mix with a can of pumpkin. Then add chocolate chips and bake for 18 min @ 350'!

I also got an old book at D.I. for $1 that I made this wreath out of!

I took a piece of thin cardboard and cut out a circle.

Roll up your book pages and secure with a dab of hot glue.

Begin to glue them on the outside of the cardboard.

When you get to the third row begin cutting your pages in half and keep going.

For the flowers cut a spiral circle and roll it up starting at the outside adding hot glue along the way.

Hot glue to your center.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Addis day-bed and room.

In March Brandon and I decided to get started on a bed for Addis 2nd birthday! Her birthday is June 13th! We took plans from Knock Off Wood for a simple platform bed with storage.

The bed had to be built in 5 sections to be able to get it up the windy stairs, which was still not so easy! Thank goodness for family! This was all one piece and the 1st section. This was a good base to start from because we had the measurements right for the twin mattress.  I say we because I was the designer but Brandon did most of the work! Then we attatched an old door horizontally to the back of the bed for the 2nd section. The third section was the sides. They were built from 2x4's to form the square then covered with sheets of wood and filled in to look like one chunky piece. Then the last section was built to sit on top of the other sections at the end. On April 24th Brandon was out working on the bed while I was inside cutting hair and I heard screaming.. Next thing I know....

He had reached into the table saw while cutting trim and it caught his glove.  This picture was taken 10 days after the accident. He got the right three fingers and nicked the fourth. It was terrible. He was still very determined. My dad came over a few days later to help finish the crown and we started painting! The bed was in her room before her birthday after all that!
I love the storage underneath for her books and babies!

The bed spread I had my eyes on forever from Land of Nod. She got it from my mom for her birthday!

After 6 months, 3 surgeries and at least 10 pins, Brandon was only off work for 5.5 weeks total! He was such a trooper! He got released at the first of this month and we are so excited to return to the "new normal". Normal for me... not quite normal for Brandon. This is what his hand looks like now.

This was my dresser when I was in school. I re-did it for Addi when we moved into this house and I added the tulle today. I hate that new handles are at least 5 bucks a pop. The tulle makes it girly and probably didn't even cost a dollar! My mom made her the quilt for her babies, but I snagged it for her dresser:) hehe. The boxes are just unfinished covered in scrapbook paper, flowers, and ric-rac.

I found this high chair at a yard-sale! Score! Her name was made from chipboard covered in scrapbook paper and then mounted on a photo matte.

I found this great piece at the anitque store. The bottom was broken off and the top had no paint. I think it may have been the center of an old mantel or something?!? With a few coats of paint and primer...

The fabric piece on the wall was sewn in strips, then wrapped around a piece of cardboard and pinned. I added the chipboard covered in scrapbook paper and the fabric flowers.. (the sewing credit all goes to my mom!) The chair was re-painted along with the dresser. It was green when it was in Stryders nursery. My mom sewed the cushion to match her crib bedding she made. The dollhouse was in a previous post. Don't you love my cute little doggy curled up? She follows me everywhere I go!

We also put these fun doors in when we built our house that our chalkboard on the inside! They are so fun!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Happy Birthday to me!

Brandon got me a gift certificate in July for my birthday to Black Eyed Susans (my favorite store) and I ordered a shelf! I got to pick it up this weekend!! I am so excited at how it turned out!!! It added more light into the room and now I don't hate my computer desk being black anymore. It balanced it out!

The Oots sign I got from an antique store! I just love the architectural pieces! It is Dutch. I am not exactly sure what it means!

I found this at a yard sale!!!

I got this at D.I.!! I love these battery operated candles. I just wrapped sheet music around it and then took my lighter around the edges. I still need to find some twine and a cool trinket to tie around them!!

One of my clients brought this bird house! She said it was going to D.I. and knew I would find something to do with it! Of course! Does she not know me well?!?!

So here she is...with a coat of white spray paint and a rub down of glazing!! It was as simple as that!

I did a quick sweep yesterday to switch Halloween over to Thanksgiving. I didn't get too carried away because there is only a few weeks until I get out Christmas!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


What a fun year for Halloween. My kids are now 4 and 2. It makes it so much more fun when you have two kids to get excited about the holidays! Here are a few highlights of our Halloween!

This was Addis Hello Kitty pumpkin:)

Addilyn as "Nanas witch" as she called it. Stryder as Iron Man!

Almost impossible to get a good picture of all of us!

Stryder had to have another "Jack" (off Nightmare Before Christmas) pumpkin! Papa let him pick out the biggest pumpkin out of his pumpkin patch!

Stryder thought it was the greatest thing in the world that "Spook" got to spend the month of October in jail!

And of course... I couldn't post without adding something crafty!!!! I put together Addis witches costume inspired by PB kids... except by the time I had fun with it it looks nothing like the picture! I started by letting Addi pick out her own fabric! She picked green with black cross bones and that is the inside liner on her cape. My mom made the cape and we used the pom pom ribbon on it and the brim of the hat to tie it together. I had my friend Natalie make the tutu! (You can find Bebe Bows and Tutus on facebook) I added some flowers and toole to the hat and wala!!! What a cute witch! She even made the newspaper:)

Halloween Witch Doll Outfit

Nana and Stryder