Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Blah to Beautiful!

So, when Gerald and I got married, we registered for our dishes at Target. Big spenders, I know. We even picked a reasonable set, where you could get a set of 4 plates in a pack. Basic white, sort-of fluted edges (not sure if they're technically 'fluted' but whatever). Once we opened all of our gifts, we received one pack. As in, 4 plates. No bowls, no mugs, no salad plates. Four. Big. Plates. It wasn't an issue when it was just the 2 of us, or when 2 people would come to visit us. Now, it's a different story. We've got a new set of dishes, but I didn't want to Goodwill our "Wedding Plates."

Enter, this idea.

I found some pretty scrapbook paper on sale @ AC Moore. I cut the circles to fit the inside of the plate, not the rim. A little Mod Podge...

and I had myself a pretty wall hanging.

***I can do math. There are only 3 plates. One of them broke the other day and didn't get the pretty paper treatment.***

So... what do you think?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Mason Jar Frappuccino

I had these tasty treats at a birthday party for a friend's son. Oh. My. Word. Yum!

So, since I made an extra-big batch of coffee this morning and only drank one cup, guess what's going in my fridge for later!

Thanks for the inspiration, PW & Daisy!

So, I made them and YUM! I used my pint jars (2 cups for those non-canners out there) and that gives me 8 ounces of yummy caffeine goodness.

hand-braided rug

I've really started to love this blog/store and I saw this link from my facebook profile. Maybe I can do something like this this winter? It also sounds like a great "quilting bee" project to complete with a great friend. Either way, I think I may have a rag-rug for the kitchen in the future.

*note to self: I think I'd want to zig-zag it back and forth to make it more rectangular. Think about that.

First Things First

Hey y'all. So, I've got about 4 bookmark folders on 3 laptops, and I'm all about the inspiration, not so much on the execution.

So... enter this blog.

It's more like a visual reminder/showcase of what I'd like to make, whether it's painting, sewing, decorating, or even cooking/baking. Anything to make my home more home-y, really.

I'll be blogging mainly for me, but if you wind up here, reading my stuff, PLEASE leave me a comment. I'd love to hear who is here, and maybe get some inspiration from YOU!