Saturday, April 24, 2010


So I am having a delima and I need some help...
I was at my In-Laws house a while back and they had this beautiful hutch in their garage that was given to them and they didn't want.

I instantly fell in love with it, but had to do some serious convincing with the hubby to let me get it! It is not really the style of our house, but I just couldn't forget about it...Did I mention it was free? Who doesn't love that? So I finally convinced J to let me have it. I called my father-in-law and told him and he drove it up to me the same day! Talk about Service:)
Since it doesn't match the style of our house, I have wanted to re-finish it. I don't want to just re-stain it though. I want to paint it AQUA! My favorite color! Then I recently saw this post and knew that I had to do it! I just don't know how to get started.
If you remember ladies in all our drunken stuper, I took this photo last summer in Chelan.

This has been my inspiration the whole time. Anyone know how to re-finish this to make it look great? I don't think my husband wants to help me with this project:)

And here are a couple of photos of the girls in their new dresses! Too cute...I got the idea here...She is sooo talented! I am addicted to crafty blogs right now...

Friday, April 16, 2010

A few little projects...

I have been recently told that I need to post more of my projects, so here are a few that I have worked on lately:)

This is a dress that I bought for Payton for Easter. I tried really hard to just stay home for Easter this year. I was in the mood to just hang out at home with my hubby and girls. However, my parents, my in-laws and my husband all had a different idea. Needless to say, I lost and we split the day going between Tacoma (home) to Centralia and then to Shelton! And since I didn't have a dress for Payt, I ran out to the consignment shop that I trade things in at and picked this little dress up for Payt for $3. I was excited about the deal, but not the over-all look of the dress. So as Jason would say, I HAD to "be-dazzle" it:) I took off the tattered pink flower and replaced it with a line of little white Hydrangeas with jewels that I put in the middle of them. Then I gathered four spots on the bottom and put the same flowers/jewels on them. I was very happy with how her dress turned out for $3 and a little fun!

I have also been very busy sewing things for the baby shower below! Heidi plans on trying to nurse little Jack so I decided to figure out how to make her a nursing cover. These things go for $30+. So the tutorial I found was priceless! I made her and Erin each one for less that $15 combined. I was able to add boning and adjustable D-rings for fit. And something I decided to add was a little bit of terrycloth in one corner for wiping sweet little mouths!

Anyone want one? I would love to make more:)

This one I just could pass up. On all the craft blogs that I read, all the people find great deals at Walmart. Let me preface this by saying that I have shopped there maybe 4 times in my life! Jason HATES this store. I decided to run to the one in Lakewood the other day anyway to see if I could get any good deals. Well I struck out in many ways, but I came accross these little shirts for $2 in the junior section. I had to grab a few. They would make great dresses right?

Here is the before and after...

And last, I had to share this picture pf Payt! I have no idea what was going on with her at this moment, but it makes me laugh so hard everytime I look at it:) Enjoy!

Monday, April 12, 2010

And Finally a Baby Shower!

This past weekend I was lucky enough to co-host a baby shower for one of my best friends in the whole world! Erin and I hosted a shower for Heidi and her new little babe Jack. I have looked forward to it for months and was so glad that it was wonderful. There was no where else I would have rather been or anyone else I would have rather been celebrating. It has been a long time coming and I can't wait to meet you Baby Jack!
Here are a few from our day...

(Seriously, this young lady made this quilt for Heidi, she is like 11! I am still not over it:))

I wish that I had some of Erin, I obviously had my mind elsewhere! She did such an amazing job on the food, leaving me to get to do the decorations which was too much fun! The Dollar stor became my new best friend.
Anyways...As always Heidi, I love you! I can't wait to see you and John hold Jack in your arms and know what it is like to love your little man like no other. Good luck and I wish you a wonderful delivery:)