Tuesday, February 22, 2011 0 comments

Party Time......

For me, February is a busy month for birthdays.  My daughters birthday is on the 26th and this year they decided not to have a birthday party.  Instead, they would rather invite one friend over to spend the night, get their nails done and go to dinner. Sounds good to me.  Even though this is a low key birthday I still wanted to send out an inviation to the lucky friend to invite them to spend the day (and night) with us.  I found a beautiful template on Download and Print  and it's perfect. The colors and graphics are great and best of all, free. Thank you Anna Skye!  Don't these invitations make you want to host a party?

This is the template I chose.  I changed the fonts so my end result is less formal.


Anna also has free envelope templates, address labels and recipe cards too.  

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 0 comments

I'll take it...... I know I can use it someday........

For those of you who are like me and come across certain things and say to yourself "I know I can find a place for it someday", this post is for you.  Last year we were visiting family at their house on the lake and I saw this piece of wood drifting in the water.  You could tell it had been in there a while and  I loved the shape and texture of it so I pulled it out of the water and took it home.  I thought about making a lamp out of it but hated the thought of cutting this piece of wood.  It has been beautifully crafted by nature and I wanted to appreciate it as I found it.  After 8 months of thinking, I finally found a place for it.  It is now proudly displayed on the front of house with our house numbers on it.  I couldn't think of a better place for it (although it has been made to bring inside if I choose to do so at a later date).  My husband made a bracket for it so it can be mounted to the brick and the numbers are drilled in with the smallest and longest screws possible. The numbers are a brushed nickel and although I like them, I'm keeping my eyes out for something maybe a little more contemporary.  What do you think? 



Tuesday, February 1, 2011 0 comments

Decorating Virgo Style

I am one of those people that get cranky if things are disorganized.  I definitely think that as a Virgo, organization is a way to stay in control of my surroundings but being organized also helps me to appreciate the things that I have. I can handle a junk drawer here and there but when spaces look messy even though you've straightened up, that's a problem.  Case in point, my closet. My Master Bathroom/Closet is an addition by the preious owners and consists of a ridiculous skinny cabinet and several hanging bars.  That's it. The Master Bedroom is quite large and my HH (Handy Husband) and I decided to take the closet out of the bathroom and build a closet in the bedroom.  Another perk to this scenario is that the antique pedestal tub that has been in my backyard holding basketballs and jump ropes will now have the home it deserves in the Master Bathroom.  The shell has been built and the recessed lights have been put in (Thank You HH)! Sheetrock work will commence this weekend and when that's all done it's time for the fun part.....    A few months ago I went into the Container Store to do some Christmas shopping and went over to the Elfa storage department and never looked back.  Measurements in hand, I worked with one of the designers and planned both closets down to the last hook.  My Elfa closet is now in pieces in my office and I can't wait to put  it together. With options like a jewelry box, valet rod and belt hooks, there's nothing that won't have it's place.  I'll keep you posted on progress and will post the before and after's. 

Elfa Jewelry Box with Sliding Top (Container Store)


Expandable Valet Rod

Elfa Walnut Belt Hook

Left Side of Closet

Right Side

Both Sides