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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

the going’s on…

I haven’t been doing a whole lot around here lately, but things are definitely in the works…

I hung some artwork and I love the way it looks…

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except for this  side…

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since I’m lazy and don’t want to rehang everything, I’m on the lookout for smaller lamps…

I’ve ordered this fabric to pimp up the little boys roman shades…more of the plan on that later…

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the swatches from Spoonflower arrived and yardage has been ordered…

For the Chippendales

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for the man room pillows…

pillow fabric

Also for the man room, a print I ordered from Fab arrived…

bacon flag

it’s bacon !!!  and it makes me giggle…

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Is this a joke??

Two snow days last week and another today...which I didn't mind except we woke up without power!! No coffee and a house full of kids who keep asking for food that requires electricity...wish me luck!!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

snowcalypse…

Wow!  Talk about snowed in…it didn’t start snowing until 6:00 this morning and by 8:00 there was already  4-5 inches…we’re suppose to get 10-15 inches!!  I haven’t seen that much snow since I was pregnant with my now 10 year old…

I will be enjoying the  snowstorm from hell in my pj’s  by a fire all day long..

While being a slug on the couch I’ll  keep myself busy making some of these…

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and a pillow I hope will look like this when done…

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Layla Grace

Thank goodness I’m not out of toilet paper…we may be stuck for a few days!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

fabric search…

I’m jumped in and painted my Chippendales…now that we finally hung our TV in the family room I’d like to put them under it with a table between…I played it safe and went with white.  I only did one and when I carried it upstairs I didn’t like it against the wall color…
Now I will go with my go to green, SW Lucky Green…I need to find a fabric for the seat which is easier said then done…
My dream fabric would be this…
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It’s from Calico Corners but I’m not sure it’s on their site yet…it’s gorgeous!!  In this house with that price tag it’s just a disaster waiting to happen, so I must move on…
This is the only other fabric I’ve found that tickles my fancy…
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It’s simple but has just enough color to not be boring…
I also found this which I think needs to go in the man room or the soon to be made over little boys room…
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Monday, February 18, 2013

schnitzelbank…

What the schnitzel does that mean you ask…Apparently it’s a German song.  As the hubby and I were estate sale-ing on Friday we found this very cool vintage poster…

I didn’t take a picture but it pretty much looked like this, except it was in a frame…

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It was $240, kind of crazy but I really wanted it…the reason?  My hubby is German and there is a little fat German kid holding a beer stein called “schnikel fritz”…my mom has called us that since I can remember…destiny right??

I was not willing to pay the asking price so I put in a low ball bid…the next day I went back and put in another bid…no calls, someone else got it

Needless to say the hubby and I were blood boiling pissed!!  We thought for sure no one would go for it…and to boot, I didn’t get the lithographs I put a bid on and I’m fully blaming the hubby for it!  He has now been grounded from estate sales…

So, the hubby and I were on a mission to find this Schnitzelbank thing somewhere….anywhere

Enter ebay…

I found this cloth, vintage and a little banged up but that’s all character as far as I’m concerned….

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I like framed cloth better…that’s what I’m telling myself to heal the wound

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I’m not sure what kind of frame…frameless or all glass perhaps… it will reside in the man room

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

gold makes me happy…

Sorry for the unexpected hiatus my little pretties…some gal pals and I hosted a little fundraiser last week so all my energies went into that…I kind of lost my motivation for anything else but my mojo is back!!
My workspace got another little item…
…the pitiful green TV cabinet that the kids broke the doors off….
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got replaced with the étagère's I scored off CL…they received a fresh coat of gold paint…yummy!!
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love that gold!!
and this is my sad little attempt at a gallery wall…
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