Tuesday, December 18, 2012


we had our gingerbread house competition.. now I have an entire village... xoxo Christmas is coming

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

sometimes inexpensive...

surprises you...
I found this Dr. Teals eucalyptus and spearmint bubble bath at the grochery store for cheap.. like $5 bucks cheap and it is AMAZING..  has almost turned me into a bath taker.. I was feeling kind of run down and crudy and thought a bath sounded relaxing and soothing.. so when I was grochery shopping, I picked this one because it said relax and relief on the bottle.. little did I know it was going to be exactly what I needed and really shocked me on the healing effects it had on my body.
Go get some... trust me..

* I do not advertise or get paid to endorse products on my blog.. I just really loved this product

Monday, December 10, 2012

My sis and her husband have expanded their bike line... this time for the little ones

almost makes you want to have another little one so you can get them this bike..almost little sis..
check out her blog too.. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

o'christmas tree

I saw these cute felt christmas trees over at Alice Lane Home's Blog..
thought to myself now there is an easy Christmas craft....

believe it or not I had everything already on hand!
However if you don't it is a pretty cheap craft.. felt is 4 for a buck at Hobby Lobby.. those cone shaped styrofoam things were 4 bucks and I had the antique wooden spools and can't remember how much I paid for them, but I did a search on Etsy and they are only a couple bucks each depending on what size you are wanting... 

I hot glued the cone to the wooden spool... then I just cut the felt to what I thought resembled the Alice Lane ones and used a hot glue gun adding them starting from the bottom and working my way to the top.. 
that is it..simple.. and cute

Happy Felt Christmas Tree Making! Link to your blog in the comments if you make one and post it for all to see.. I want to see them all :) 

Monday, December 3, 2012

this was a project to say the least..

I needed a table... ya know a big one that all 8 of us could sit at.. I was discussing this with J and was depressed that all that ones I was falling in love with were expensive.. like the potterybarn one I was obsessed with was $2400.. when he looked at it he got that look in his eye and was like "babe I can make that"..  he had a lot of reclaimed wood available to him and I knew he had fancy tools..
I was like seriously? Are we going to take on this project.. so we started looking on the Internet for DIY farm tables and I came across ..tommyandellie.com..
So we followed their instructions.. kind of working with what we had as well...and making our own decisions along the way.. like our table is a bit bigger and I decided not to do the breadboards at the end..
There was a lot of working with this saw...
 and this one....

 and then there was an OBSCENE about of sanding..planing.. and more sanding..
(I did end up buying a belt sander)
We decided on the jacobean minwax stain and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!
 2 weeks of constantly working on it and it was ready for Thanksgiving... I absolutely love how it turned out and everyone could not believe we made it.. I apparently suck at taking pictures of tables.. I could not get a good one.. but here it is.. we are currently using the Ikea chairs we already had, but I am planning on buying 8 new chairs.. I think I am going to do 6 wood ones and the two end chairs I want upholstered..

all in all the table cost us about $250 to make and part of that money was buying a belt sander to save my sanity. This table makes me happy... and it is a heavy sturdy table that will last us forever!

If you have any questions let me know...we also have been asked if we would be willing to make some for others and we are contemplating it.. if you live in the phx area and are interested let me know too and we can chat!