3/31/10

Bring On The Spring

The weather has been so BEAUTIFUL the last couple of days.  Today it was actually in the 80’s – awesome.  I am just hoping the weather stays nice.  Flowers are starting to bloom and I am getting excited to get outside and start planting.  Thinking of planting, here are some amazing planters that I would love to have.  All are planters I found on Etsy.

Pumpkin Spice Ginger Jar by Doublemusepumpkin spice ginger jarConcrete planter circles Indoor/Outdoor and Awesome Concrete Planter-circle- by TortoiseLovesDonkey



Vintage Aqua Blue Pottery by BusyBreeVintage Aqua Blue Pottery  
Terracotta Stones by jjceramics
Terracotta Stones
GiantCeramicChalice 






Giant Ceramic Chalice by CropCircleClay



Yellow Floraline Bowl/Planter by HolyPotato
Yellow Floraline Bowl Planter
African Violet Ceramic Glazed Pot by flabbyrabbit
African Violet Ceramic Glazed Pot
Wooden Planter Poplar and Red Oak 





Wooden Planter – Poplar and Red Oak by ErdeDesigns




Oh-so-orange Floraline Vase by VoulezVousVintage
oh so orange 2

3/30/10

Our House Project

Only three months into our marriage, my husband and I decided to buy a house. We were living in an apartment that had two bedrooms and was rather small. We felt that we needed more room and also just wanted a place of our own. Like many couples starting out, we didn't have a ton of money to put towards a house, so we searched for a fixer upper.

The one we fell in love with was a huge fixer upper, brick and built in the 50's. Although the interior left much to be desired, we knew that this house had good bones. We closed on our house at the end of November and had one month before our lease was up in the apartment. This meant that we had only one short month to get our new house livable. Both of our parents told us that there was no way we could be living in the house in one month and they both graciously offered to let us move in with them. Not wanting that to be an option, we worked every possible moment on getting it up to par. All we really needed was a functioning bathroom-right?

We started going to work each day and rushing over to the house to work on it. The prior owners had let a roof leak go on for too long and it had ruined several of the ceilings and a few of the walls. They ended up repairing the roof, but none of the damage on the inside.
I will continue with this story another day, but will show some pictures of the damage. Hope you look forward to the before and afters.


3/28/10

The Beginning

For my first post, I would like to start with what this blog is about. This blog will be a collection of my interest on design, decorating, remodeling, vintage finds, family, music, and just a lot of randomness in my everyday life. I have a lot of interest and would describe myself as extremely creative. A lot of my creative ideas are only sketches in my mind and will hopefully one day be brought to life. I have two etsy shops - one with my vintage finds and the other has items that I have created. I love to make things and find usefulness with discarded items. I have too many hobbies for one person and I continue to add more all the time. Hope you enjoy!