Saturday, June 26, 2010
Posted by Rach at 12:00 AM
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Even though it was 90 and rainy here all day I decided to get some stuff done. I was cleaning like always (have I mentioned that I have OCD)? Anyway, I was cleaning and decided to move some stuff around. Our living room is pretty good sized. It is not big but the stairs come down in it so some of the bigger objects have to stay in the same place. Enough with the blabbing and on with the pictures.
Posted by Rach at 10:10 AM
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
I have to be honest and say that this was not an original idea. I saw this on someone elses blog. I thought that it was such a quick and easy idea. I wanted the organizer to sit on my desk in my dining room. I spray painted the cans to match our buffet. I decided to use six of them. Once the paint had dried I brought them back inside and used my glue gun to glue them together. I ran a strip of glue down each side and they stuck pretty easy. When I was finished I cut a strip of leftover fabric to glue around the center outside. I also used a sheer ribbon to go over the top of the fabric for a layered look. Then I glued a flower to put on the center front to dress it up a little. Lastly I used three pieces of rope and braided them together to form a handle. I hope you enjoy the finished product.
Posted by Rach at 10:01 AM
Monday, June 21, 2010
For Fathers Day we decided to take a trip to South Haven which is a beautiful beach town located on Lake Michigan. We try to go as often as possible. We love Clementines which is a nice little restaurant that is on the main strip of road that is surrounded by so many cute little shops. We spent the day there shopping and eating and they also had Harbor Fest. going on down by the beach. It was the perfect day.
We found a cool antique store that we had not visited before. There were so many things that I wanted to buy. I could spend my life savings in there . I held back temptation and only walked away with one small treasure.
Posted by Rach at 10:28 AM
Monday, June 14, 2010
I saw a really cute idea on a blog about a month ago and finally decided to make one for my own home. It is a Brag Board. A Mama's Brag Board to be exact. I hung it right by my front door so that everyone can see all of the wonderful things that my children have created or the good grades the older two have received from school.
Posted by Rach at 9:35 AM
Friday, June 11, 2010
Anyway, I decided to give up my space in the garage and move our gym equipment in there so that it could finally be used. I am so excited to start working out again. I was really good at it after I had Gabriel but since Grace has been born it has kind of been pushed to the side. Please ignore the few things that still need some work but hopefully this weekend it will be completed.
Posted by Rach at 11:21 AM
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
What a busy weekend we had. I realize that it is already Wednesday but we worked so hard around the house this weekend and came so close to getting so many projects completed. I entered the week with such a positive attitude and then it started to rain. First, we decided to turn our garage into a gym. That is 97% complete. Then we turned our back shed into a garden/ storage area. We built shelving and a counter. It is coming along well. We also prepared our very first garden. We are going to try it and hope for the best. Lastly, we bought all of our flowers to plant around the house. I am so excited to finish all of these wonderful projects and show you the pictures. Unfortunately, we are looking at another beautiful day of rain so hopefully tomorrow I will have something wonderful to share with you.
Posted by Rach at 9:58 AM
Friday, June 4, 2010
I always have a wreath or some type of decor on my front door. I like it when people approach my house and feel welcomed as soon as they get to the front door. I have been seeing all kinds of cool and creative wreaths and monograms so I decided to combine the two. At my most recent garage sale adventure I found a wreath for $2. It was big and ready to go. When I got home I decided to spruce it up a little and added our S to the center of it. I think it is fabulous and I hope you do too.
Posted by Rach at 8:35 AM
Thursday, June 3, 2010
I have posted the before and after of this bedroom when it was Abbie's and Graces. Now that it is just a nursery for Grace I would like to show you again.
Posted by Rach at 10:05 AM
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
I have been seeing all of these beautiful lampshade/light makeovers all over blog land. I love all of the ideas that everyone has so I decided to try it for myself. Now, do not get me wrong. In no way are mine comparable to some of the others that I have seen. They are an improvement from their former selves and that is all I was going for.
Posted by Rach at 9:12 AM
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
So, not to long ago we refinished our kitchen. We redid almost all of it. New tile floor, cabinets, paint, bead board and chair rail, back splash, buffet for extra cabinet space, lighting, small center island, dinning room table, dishwasher, sink and countertops. The best part about it is that we did it all by ourselves. It took us quit sometime and there are still little things that need to be completed but everyday we get a little closer.
Anyway, I originally wanted to do white cabinets and make them a little distressed and old looking. I read and read about how to do this but was just to afraid to try. We finally decided to paint our new unfinished cabinets and antique white. I liked them a lot but soon began to question my decision. Like I said, I was happy with them but they were not exactly what I wanted.
Posted by Rach at 12:47 PM