Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Vernal equinox



It's here! Happy Spring, Friends.


Friday, March 9, 2012

Because you asked....boy's room tour







If you know me, then you know that plenty of what you see is DIY, thrifted, hand-me-down, or sewn on my machine.   Honestly, you should have seen the shelves before I painted them with four coats of  "Luscious Mango"!!!  (They were black and brown, bought from 2 different yard sales.)  What I love about this room is that it is functional, colorful, and fun.  There is nothing that is unused or simply for show.  I also take just a wee bit of pride in the lovely fact that not a piece of furniture is brand new or purchased from a major catalog source.  Truthfully, I wish I could have grown up in this room.  What I love is that he appreciates this room as much as me.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Love my weekends



Making things makes me happy.  Every weekend I try to spend a little time messing around, doing whatever it is that I want to do.  It washes away the stresses of a busy week.

A while back, I found this antique aquarium for a quarter.  It has a crack in it which no longer allows it to hold water.  The kids and I started getting antsy for spring.   We went to a local nursery and bought $6 worth of plants.  Then we scavenged a little moss from the woods.  Easy peasy.   Our own indoor spring. Go make one! It's fun and I promise you'll love it.  There's nothing like creating something that offers up immediate gratification and takes very little time and money to achieve the effect.