Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Orange Brick Stand

See this stand? I bought it for five dollars at a used furniture store in town a few years back. I used to be red, but the top was chipping severely so I sanded it down. I thought I wanted it white, but halfway into it, I didn’t like the white on it.

This is the color I decided to paint the stand. I hadn’t planned on it until I saw the color at the store and fell madly in love….It’s called Orange Brick and for some mysterious reason makes me want to sing Wizard of Oz songs.

Seriously, I’m in love. Love love love love. My favorite color is burnt orange and since Michael was totally against the color in our wedding, he’s getting it in his house..haha (evil laugh happening here).
I planned on starting to paint the stand today, but last night I just had to test it out. Right in the living room floor. With no floor covering (like it would hurt my grass for carpet anyway). Once I started, it was hard to stop… I didn’t.

Excuse the hair and lack of make-up. This is about ten o’clock last night.

Can you see the I Heart U in the middle there? I kinda have this habit of painting that on everything I paint. It was above the door in the living room for a few months. I don’t know why I do it, I just do. My almost seven year old liked it.
See how well the paint was going on? Michael was looking at it like it was going to explode at any moment. I told him not to panic, but that really didn’t help. I could read his mind. “I married a lunatic!”
After a very late night last night, this is what it looks like today!

I am so happy with it. I tend to buy a lot of browns and neutral colors, but this really makes the living room pop. And it goes with my favorite picture that’s also in the living room.



I’ve started on painting the kitchen too. That’s a task…
It took me hours to write all the number of comments down on a paper and draw a name…haha. I let my son pick one or two and he said one so Lillie is the winner. And since she’s my sister-in-law and lives two miles away she’ll get it soon. ;)

Friday, April 23, 2010


It's been a great week for me. And since I got this after a year and a half.

Someone will get this.

It's a plaque that says "Enjoy the journey" and two sets of India Overseas, The Natural Fiber Resource, kitchen towel sets.

I picked something I would put in my own house and I hope you like them too.

To enter comment on this blog post. The deadline is 11:59 pm on Sunday the 25th. The winner will be announced on Monday the 26th. USA residences only please (until I learn more about sending internationally).

Have a great and happy weekend.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Golden Crust

For the past six months (or more) the walls in every room in my house has been multicolor. That's my way of saying I've either half painted or parcially painted every room of the house. Seven rooms. Bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, living room.

Today, that changed....some.

Michael and I finished painting the living room today. It used to be a sage green and as much as I like that color, I got really tired of looking at it. Plus, it made the living room look small. We had started painting on it three months ago then I got sick and had surgery so it was put on hold.

I promise, my living room was spotless before we started a few days ago. This is what happened.

See that horrible green carpet? I hate it!!

I am very happy with the walls. I don't know how long it will take to put everything away and put things back on the wall, but at least we accomplished something.

That checkered chair will be one of my upcoming projects. It is the most comfortable chairs I've ever had, but we'll get into that later.

Believe it or not Michael and I had actually discussed it and decided to finish the kitchen before we start on anything else...yeah right!! I can multi-task. I painted seven rooms at one time remember? ;)

Monday, April 19, 2010

New Camera

I got it! I got a new camera. It's not a DSLR, but it's a good camera. 12.1 mega pixels, 4x zoom and it's a Cannon. Oh, it's pink too!! I'm extremely happy that I found it and it was on clarance.

There's nothing and I mean nothing better than a sale.

Now, I can actually take pictures and put them on the blog!! Hopefully it'll start getting a bit more interesting. Please forgive me if there's random pictures because I'm having a blast with this thing. I haven't seen a clear picture in so so long.

As you can tell from the background of this picture, I'm painting my living room a calming golden crust from Dutch Boy. I will post that as soon as it's done. I plan on rearranging everything on the walls. I'm just tired of the same thing everyday. Gotta change it up some.

I'm in such a good mood this week I believe I will have a giveaway towards the end of the week. Don't know what I'll be giving away, but come back and check.

Happy Monday all!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Starting my kitchen garden

This week I've been potting herbs. I found this kit from Wal-Mart a few months back, but the seeds didn't sprout. This time I bought the seeds separate and reused the cute little lime-green pots that came in the kit.

On the left I have basil, in the center I have thyme and the right is sage. This is after a week of being a seed. Nature amazes me. {Please excuse the messy counter, I was in the middle of cooking when I took the picture.}

These two little budding seeds are lavender. I've never even tried to grow it, but, I know this is strange, I watched the movie "It's Complicated" and Meryl Streep made lavender ice cream. "WHAT??" I thought to myself. "I gotta try it."

I've always thought of lavender as being an ingredient in smell good body stuff and candles. Never in my wildest dreams did I know it could be comsumed. So, since I like the smell anyways and I don't plan on buying a sachet of lavender from the local lingerie shop and try to add it in ice cream... This way, I know where the lavender came from and that there is no added smell good stuff in it. Keep your fingers crossed on my herbs for me. I've been known to have a black thumb, but at least it's not from lack of trying. One day I'll get it right!