Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Over already!?

Well, my so-called summer filled with time to craft, sew, and take on new project was pretty much just in theory. I cannot believe it's been TWO months since I last wrote an entry on this blog! There was a lot going on around our place during the summer, but none of it (sadly, sort of) included house projects or crafts. Or maybe just a little bit. The biggest thing this summer...our baby girl Amélie, making her appearance two and half weeks earlier than expected!

We think she's perfect!

Of course now that she's here, I don't think that I'll be spending much time blogging here as I have much more important things to do such as stare at my baby, kiss her a million times a day, snuggle her, smell her sweet baby scent, and love her to pieces. My desire to work on new projects has definitely diminished and of course not having enough time to do them doesn't help either. I'm sure I'll come around to my crafting senses in time, but until then, I've got my hands full. 

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Officially Summer...

...because I have no more students and papers to grade! I last saw them on Friday of last week, but I still had to go in for training of our new textbook, ugh, and then some training on English language learner teaching strategies this week. Woo, the fun life of a teacher! Although I'm not prepared with lesson plans for next year, I'm really not concerned at all. I just cannot believe I have 5 months of vacation/baby bonding time starting today. I'm also happy to have been working with my sub, so I know she'll be working to prep for the beginning of the year. I still have one more work related meeting next week and probably some communicating with the sub, but I'm considering it SUMMER! With that said...I can finally begin little projects around the house. How about some beautiful images for inspiration now?! Yes, please!

{all images courtesy of House Beautiful}

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mason Jar Chandelier!

I stumbled upon this this blog and am impressed with all the amazing work the homeowners have done. It really makes me miss our little house in Petaluma where I could try out all of my crazy ideas. If we were still living there, I'd definitely try my hand at this DIY project.

{isn't it lovely?!}

You can check out the step-by-step instructions on how to create your very own chandie right here!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Friday Beauties

Just found a new blog full of amazing before and afters.

I'm going to stick to the afters today. 

I have to sneak this before picture in here because I walk by this house every single day with the doggies. It's about three blocks from our place. It was for sale a few months back and the hubby and I had a chance to see the inside during an open house. Pretty big changes were made. 

The (5 pictures) Afters:

Seriously, I could go on and on with the beautiful pictures from raenovate. 

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I love color.

Martha, you've done it again! Those people you have working for you really are great. All this color has just inspired me in the way I needed it most. 

1. Buoyant Blue, No. 6483, Sherwin-Williams.
2. Dragonfly, No. AF-510, Benjamin Moore.
3. Gray Horse, No. 2140-50, Benjamin Moore.
4. Blue Fir, No. MSL124, Martha Stewart Living Paint.
5. Cooking Apple Green, No. 32, Farrow & Ball.
6. Titanium, No. 2141-60, Benjamin Moore.
7. Punch, No. MSL014, Martha Stewart Living Paint.
8. Stonington Gray, No. HC-170, Benjamin Moore.
9. Babouche, No. 223HC-170, Farrow & Ball.
10. Heath, No. MSL212, Martha Stewart Living Paint.
11. Natural Twine, No. MSL217, Martha Stewart Living Paint.
12. Lancaster Blue, No. UL34, Ralph Lauren Paint.
13. Makaha, No. 19-32, Pratt & Lambert.

Here's what Martha came up with:

One of my top faves of the bunch.

My fave!

Friday, April 2, 2010


I think I need some of this in my life.

It's that time of year again where I need my environment to be lighter and less cluttered. Call it nesting, if you will.