Monday, February 15, 2010


Somtimes you just have to make something for yourself. The large local craft show was this weekend, and I went two of the days. Yesterday was Valentine's Day, and my 8th wedding anniversary. Hubby was so sweet and made reservations for us at a great restaurant and got us a jacuzzi suite Saturday night. He surprised me by agreeing to go to the craft show during the day on Saturday. That was soooo sweet, but I prefer to shop with the girls. There are very few things I don't like to do with my husband (get your mind out of the gutter), but shopping is DEFINITELY one of them. He can't help it that he hates the stuff, so I feel guilty the whole time. On the other hand, we were able to make it through all of the buildings in record time, and I felt like I had a decent idea of what I wanted to see when I went back out there with my mom, sister, and daughter yesterday. Still, I didn't spend as much as usual or get anything too exciting. I got a few knick knack things. I bought an old rusty looking lantern, a small hanging stitchery, and some letters to spell out my last name across a shelf. I was sorta disappointed. Still though, I have some things I want to do around the house, and these gals were the first.
There's never enough (if any) primitive decor to purchase, and it's very difficult to find uglee stuff (maybe that's because people think it's ugly!) I just find old stuff so charming . . . . can't help it. They fit well on my little tiny shelves. Each girl is probably 8 inches tall. One is holding some flowers and the other has her crow. They are mounted on stained candlesticks.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Robot Valentine Box for School Party

I just had to share these adorable robot Valentine boxes with you all! My kids had to make their own this year at home (as a family project), and they both decided on robots. Thankfully, these were made with supplies we already had (except for the rhinestones - and I actually probably had some of those in my stash, but I was too lazy to look for them - lol.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Ok, so I sorta finished the window coffee table project this morning. School is STILL out, so I only have my kids and my nephew. I was supposed to have two others (whose mother is not a teacher), but there's a stomach bug on the loose - EWWWWWWWW! That gave me a little free time (that I really should be using to clean or do homework, but where's the fun in that?) I am not completely satisfied with this finished product. I know there are some things I will change, but here is an idea of what can be done with your shadow box. I am a photo freak, so naturally, I wanted our memories in the glass. I added some scrapbook paper, buttons, and a few domino dolls (from Kirrily in Australia). I'm sure I will add more of my treasured items as I find them around the house (as long as they fit).


Just a quick update on the coffee table . . . . it's been sanded, primed, painted, sanded, distressed, and sanded again. I am very happy with the ALMOST finished product, but these darn pictures aren't showing the distressing at all. The snow and ice are barely melting away here, and I can't get outside for good pics so here it is . . . . try to imagine it more distressed! Remember, the part that shows through the glass is going to be covered with pictures and other stuff - just can't seem to figure out - I'm sure that will always be a work in progress. I thought about painting that a different color, but I can't decide . . . . this is why I am always doing home improvement - INDECISIVE AMY!