Monday, April 29, 2013

Hello Monday {testing}

Hello big week...
state testing begins tomorrow for my boys and my school.

Hello praying everyone stays calm
and shows all they have learned this year!!

Hello entry update...
thrifty decorating is so much fun!

Hello broken dryer...
so thankful for warm weather, banister space, and a handy hubby...
an $8 part should have the dryer back to work by the middle of the week.

$2.38 for about twice as much detergent 
as I have been paying more for each month...
sign me up!

Hello warm weather...
in the 90s this week...
we have had no spring, but warm is better than freezing and rain in my book!

Hello end of the school year...
29 school days has gone by so fast!

Hello new week...
you're going to be busy, but it will be great!

Until next time,

Joining Miss Lisa for Hello Monday!

Entry Update

We have been in our house for almost 6 years.
When we moved in we tried to match the style of the model home 
we fell in love with that fateful afternoon so long ago.
The problem was it was a bit dark for me.
Don't get me wrong it was beautiful,
but it never felt like it was my style.

Now after all this time I am finally shifting back to a style that makes
my heart happy with it's pops of color and displays of things that make me smile!

Since our budget is super, super tight
all redecorating has to be done on the cheap.
 Thrift stores that have 50% off sales, coupons, and spray paint are my best friends!

I was able to get the five frames for $5.20
the spray paint for $3.87 
(Rust-Oleum~Gloss Seaside and Flat White-already had)
the mini clothes pins for $1.97 (Hobby Lobby coupons for the win)
the plant for $3.48 (Walmart)
the flower pot and coaster for $2.17 (99 Cent Store)
Photo prints $1.69 (Costco 5x7s for $0.39 each!!)

We had the clock, the candle holder, plate for Kenny's change and keys, 
and the beautiful fire engine already 
(From my beloved Mam.  She was adamant we take it home 
with us on one of our visits before she passed away).

So for less than $19
I was able to update our entry and give it some personality!

Totally worth spending a little of my "egg money"
to bring some personality to our entry!

Hopefully this summer we will be able to repaint the interior to a much lighter shade,
but that is a big project and big expense 
so we will have to see.
Fingers crossed we can make it happen!!

What do you think?
What is your favorite way to update a space?

Until next time,

Friday, April 19, 2013

Coffee Date {whirl}

If we were having coffee...
I'd tell you I am so thankful it is Friday!
It has been a busy week for me!

If we were having coffee...
I'd tell you I had to give a presentation to my fellow teachers this week...
I'd also tell you I am not a big fan of teaching adults...
but I survived and had a positive response!

If we were having coffee...
I'd tell you the wind was in the air this week...
that translates to crazy kids at school!  
We are doing test prep, so that is not a good combination.

If we were having coffee...
I'd tell you I thought I messed up my sewing machine,
turns out replacing the needle made all the difference.
I am so bad about remembering to do that!

If we were having coffee...
I'd tell you I am so ready for a free weekend!
I need to seriously restock the freezer with breakfast goodies...
my poor boys have gotten the short end of the stick lately.
I will fix that!!

If we were having coffee...
I'd hug you tight and say your turn!
How was your week?

Until next time,
  Joining Alissa for Coffee!

Joining with Miss Casey

Joining with Amy

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Jewelry Organizer

I saw a beautiful jewelry organizer on Pinterest a while back.
When I went to the source it led me no
With the help of Kenny I was able to figure out the design
and make my own...yay!

Now we're making them for the shop
because I love them and I really love doing projects with my hubby!

Now I'm on the hunt for decorative knobs and trim to make more.

I may or may not be a little obsessed with them...ehem.

So be on the look out for more than fabric creations heading to the shop!

Until next time,

Friday, April 5, 2013

Coffee Date {pretty good}

If we were having coffee...
I'd tell you this week has been pretty good!

If we were having coffee...
I'd tell you {knock on wood} that my new student
 is doing so much better!!

If we were having coffee...
I'd tell you I received a sweet gift this week.
I love friends that bless me with their talent!

If we were having coffee...
I'd tell you I am in the process of a ruthless purge...
closets, cupboards, drawers,
simplifying is so good!

If we were having coffee...
I'd tell you Kenny is amazing...
he jumps on board with my crazy ideas without complaining.
We are such a good team!

 My dresser inspiration...see her blog here

If we were having coffee...
I'd tell you my dresser makeover is going to be fantastic!
I've never loved the look of the dresser, 
but now I think I will.
Cute and functional = love

If we were having coffee...
I'd say your turn...
how's it going with you?

Until next time,


 Joining Alissa for Coffee!

Joining with Miss Casey

Monday, April 1, 2013

Hello Monday {rested}

Hello new week...
last day of spring break...
so glad we had the time off...
the rest of the school year will fly now!

Hello spectacular spring storm...
so thankful for a cozy house and boys that are heavy sleepers.

Hello calm...
after the amazing storm we had the prettiest morning sky.

Hello busy...
progress was made on new bags for the shop.

Hello color...
spring has brought color into our home.

Hello collections...
building up a stack of new hobo bags...
loving the pintucks!

Hello Easter dinner...
beautiful and delicious food,
my favorite.

Hello growing boys...
it was discovered last week that Lukas 
caught up an passed me in height..
time is a punk!
I blame the raw milk and real foods!

 Hello projects...
Kenny is my partner in crime...
he loves helping me make things for the house,
especially when there is little money involved.
I will be doing a tutorial on the organizer, 
since the pin on it lead me no where...

 Hello new week...
back to the grind,
but first a few things to finish up today!

Hello everyone!
Have a great week!

Until next time,

 Joining Lisa for Hello Monday!