So last night, on a whim, I decided it was time to clean out the pantry. It was so full of stuff for so long, that we could barely fit anything else into it without it toppling over when we opened the door.
I know it's not the BIGGEST difference ever, but there is so much more room in there now, and with the use of a couple plastic shoeboxes and baskets, and some snapware I had laying around, it is much easier to find what we are looking for :) We still have to clean off the bottom shelf, that is where the wedding gifts we haven't opened and put out yet live currently. Then it will probably become the shelf for baking stuff (cake and muffin pans, etc)
I grew my hair out for well over a year for my wedding. It's really crazy, curly, insane hair. It's gotten super long by now, and is just boring me to tears! My dear husband laughs at the necessity of a married haircut, but I'm going insane here! I want something new!
Here is a picture of it (straightened) from this past January.
And here is the style I'm looking to be able to wear :
Thank you Katy Perry for having absolutely fabulous hair!
I'm still debating on color. Right now it's as close to my natural color as I can remember. I'm debating on going a darker chocolate brown, maybe with some red highlights. But I don't know! I'm hoping to get in this Friday evening, so hopefully by then I can decide.
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We got a little bit side-tracked, as my nieces came to visit! We finished Riley's new dog bed, and got a start on the shirt this week. The bed is ENORMOUS, but it's super cute and fluffy and he seems to like it :)
I've had a sewing machine for 3 years now. I have maybe used it a handful of times, mainly because I have no idea what I am doing with it! Tomorrow I am going to my mothers house, and she is excellent with a sewing machine! So she is going to help me make a few things so I can get the jist of it, and make more fun new things on my own. :)
First Lesson : Hemming pants. Every pair of jeans I own is about half a foot too long, because I'm ridiculously short. She's going to show me how to do this and not have them look goofy. (I'm not very good with a sewing machine, and straight lines don't happen!)
Second Lesson : Dog bed for Riley! He never seemed comfortable on any of the beds we have tried, so I am making him a nice soft one. I hit up Joann Fabrics buy 1 get 1 free anti-pill fleece sale. I also picked up some thread in the common colors, as that was also buy 1 get 1 free. Below are the prints I picked up. The blue is the top of the bed, the red is the bottom. :)
Third Lesson : I picked out a pattern a couple months ago for a style shirt that I really liked, picked up the fabric, and all the necessary items, and we are going to work on it tomorrow. Shirt C on this pattern. The fabric I picked out is a chocolate brown charmeuse with sage green dots on it.
Fourth Lesson if it's not too late : Pin cushions. I found an awesome pattern for a cute mushroom pin cushion (caught the pattern on sale for $0.99!) that I would like to make.
It's been a while since I posted now. I'm kind of a slacker like that. I have been busy with work, and life. Riley went on his first boat ride this past Sunday. We went to visit his half of the family to celebrate my dad's birthday and one of my cousins took us out on his boat, so naturally we decided to bring Riley along on it to see how he did.
As you can see, he loved it!
I decided to go up to Michaels to look around after work the other day, and caught a major clearance on unfinished wood craft projects.This is just an assortment of the things I picked up. I bought more quantity on some things shown there. But this should be enough to keep me busy for a while!
So, living in my moms old house is pretty great and all. I lived here for quite a few years. I'm comfortable here, I know where everything is, and I feel safe living in the same neighborhood that I spent that many years in. However, (sorry mom) she has awful taste in many things home related. Her obsession with purple took over, and it's everywhere. We are starting projects in the house now, from small to large. So our first project will be to paint the hallway walls, ceiling, and doors (don't mind the banner on the door in the 2nd picture. It was on the door when we arrived at the resort for our honeymoon, and he wanted to keep it around. It won't last long! The other picture is a close up of the horrendous purpley blue paint that we can't wait to get rid of! We went and picked out our paint color today! (Glidden - Mid-Day Mocha) We are hoping to get started on the painting sometime this week.
Purple walls, get ready, because you are going down!
I have hundreds of pieces of paper with recipes printed from the internet laying in every drawer in the kitchen. So I decided I wanted a recipe box so that I could type them all onto index cards, and have them fit in one convenient spot. Thus began the recipe box project.
I started off with this :
I painted the box with red acrylic paint. Then I cut pieces of scrapbook paper to fit on the top of the box. Then I cut out a bird from the same paper, and slapped it on the front. Mod Podge it all together and this is what you get :
Cost Wrap-Up Wooden Box - $2.50 with a 50% Michael's coupon Red Acrylic Paint - $0.67 White Acrylic Paint - $0.67 Polka Dot Scrapbook paper - $0.59 Total Cost = $4.43
What I learned from this project?
I learned that I either need to buy stencils, or never try to paint words onto anything ever again. My hand is just not steady enough!
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