Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Have a Safe and Happy Halloween Today!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Pinterest Interest

I've seen some really cool things on Pinterest this week:

You can write to a Disney Princess and they will respond with an autographed photo and message!

I wonder if my HOA would consider putting one of these in

Forcing bulbs over the winter!

I love the music sheet for wrapping

Find me on Pinterest here

Thursday, October 27, 2011

This post is for all my "Networked Blog" Readers.

I read this blog post today about using a third party to post your blog posts onto Facebook and Twitter and I have decided to no longer use Networked Blogs because my posts are getting hidden because of it. So, for the 24 readers that are following me via Networked Blog...please take a moment and follow me on Google Friend Connect because I will be deleting my account with Networked Blog.

Wood Flooring

The wood flooring guy came today. 
I'm so glad the stack of wood is gone from my hallway...
my girls used it as a jungle gym for the last week.

He was able to match pretty perfectly the type of Cherry wood we have. It has lots of wood grain and knots in it. I didn't know this when we were building our home 4 year ago, but Cherry gets dark as it sits, especially in the sun. If you lay a rug on it and move it to sweep underneath there is a square outline from where your rug was. SO, that means the wood will be lighter in that room for awhile, until the sun basically 'ages' it.

The guy still needs to put on the base coat, I'll update you with those pics!

You can see the difference in the wood without the clear coat.

Here's the before pic again:

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Go! Baby AccuQuilt

AccuQuilt has given me an opportunity to recieve one of their machines so I can do some fun tutorials and projects with it. I got my machine yesterday and and when I got it out of the box it was so easy you really didn't even need instructions. I played around cutting out with different material types.

I will have more posts coming up using this machine! And there may or may not be a giveaway in the future :)

Sorry for the unflatteringly green plastic tablecloth in the pictures. They are a little blinding!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Built In Shelving

Bookshelves are almost finished. The bottom right and bottom left will have doors on those. The wood flooring was delivered, and is spending a week acclimating to our house. 
So, shelves and floor should be done this week.
Paint...Probably Next week!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Living Room turns Office/Library - FINALLY

In about 4 weeks from now we will have lived in our home for FOUR years!

We are totally old timers in our community, which still has tons of construction going on, but I can't believe it's been 4 years now.

In those four years the "front room" has been discussed, re-discussed, hashed out, changed plans, changed around, discussed some more and then re-discussed, TIMES 10!

The discussion has always been Formal Living Room or Study/Office/Library type room.
It was a catch all dump for awhile which was not great because it was the first thing you saw when you entered the home. Then we made it an office'y type room, then the formal living room. BUT, my husband is finally sick of having no place to go plus he has a church calling that really does need him to have a place to go and have people over or take phone calls with some privacy!

Enough of the saga!

We finally decided on a plan and we are moving forward on it!

Built-In book shelves, Paint shelving and walls, Remove carpet and install wood flooring to match the rest of the wood floor in the home, Have electrician install can lighting to brighten the dungeon that it is, Gallery wall, Purchase desk, chair and seating for additional people.

Here are some pictures of The Room

After moving in and it was storage it became this office'y space. 
Like the carpet chair?? Still have it...but now it hides in the master bedroom so no one can see it.

Then until now it's been the Formal Living Room. Which it was just that...Formal. We never used it for much of anything. 
*side note - the couch is almost a 100 years old. It was the couch we had growing up in our Formal Living Room.

The stupid boob light 25 feet in the air up in the sheds NO light in the room. Most the time if you turn on the light switch you can't even tell. You have to use the 2 lamps on the side tables. That's why we are putting in can lighting. Would you replace the light up in the dormer too? In addition to the can lights?
  Thoughts??? Comments? Advice?

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Gardner Village

At the first of October (while it was still 80 degrees outside) I got a babysitter for the baby and me and my oldest daughter went on a date to Gardner Village.

This is the first year I thought she would appreciate all the fun decorating and stuff that they do for Halloween.

We went into a bunch of the stores and had lunch at the little cafe/bakery there.

She posed with a bunch of the witches but particularly loved the one that was lifting up her skirt to show cats running around under there!

Gardner Village is a historic flour mill dating to the mid 1800's and the Mill that is still there running was putt in around 1870's. There are many buildings with shops on the property, a reception/gathering hall, restaurant, area for animals, a stream running through the middle. The types of shops that you can find here are quilt shop, fabric shop, doll shop, day spa, candy shop, kids boutique, furniture store, and in general everything a woman enjoys can be found here! Perfect for GNO or lunch dates with your friends.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fall Goodies!

I could make a batch of all of these and eat them all by myself!

Friday, October 14, 2011

New Winner

I'm having a heck of a time picking a winner for the Cut It Out frame giveaway.

Either they haven't been following me via Google Friend Connect or there is no way to contact them!

here's a new winner, You got 48 hours to contact me camillastarks at gmail dot com

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