Jun 24, 2008

New - Hand Made Paper Baby Quilt Square

Here is one of my latest creations - a Handmade Paper quilt in pretty pastel colors for a baby room (although I suppose you could hang it anywhere). I found some white metal scrapbooking frames at Michael's and thought that would be perfect to hold my "quilt square" with a little white border. I thought of sewing the pieces of paper together, but decided that my sewing ability was just not perfect enough for my perfectionists mind and that inevitably I would start sewing, get distracted and a line of stitches would go all the way across the square and look horrible! And because it is handmade paper, I had a limited quantity to work with - so no mistakes!

I originally was making this for my friend, Tempy, who is having a baby soon, but then I found out she was having a little Boy! So, no more pink quilt square for her! This is currently in my Etsy shop. I'm still trying to come up with the perfect boy baby gift for Tempy, even though her shower was like 3 weeks ago! Any ideas?

Jun 21, 2008

Bowling Awesomeness

Tonight, our Sunday School class went bowling and had a fantastic time. Here are some highlights of the night with brief descriptions so we don't actually look like a bunch of crazed hoodlums, haha.

This is a photo of all of our bowling balls. I love how colorful they are!

David and Lindsey showing an awesome new fashion trend... and taking it seriously, haha.

Me after one of my many strikes (notice how all of the pins are still up in the background, haha)

Jeremy Bowling. He is pretty darn good.

Robin and Scott at Chilli's before bowling. Fun times.

Anywhoo, I had a wonderful time tonight and I am so thankful to have such wonderful friends! Now off to bed to get what little sleep I can before garage sale-ing in the morning.

Goodnight Never Never Land!

Jun 14, 2008

My newest Creation

Here is my latest and greatest creation... for which I will make millions (so don't steal my idea). I found these awesome antique pillow cases at an antique mall and made them into girls' dresses! I love them. They are so cute and so easy to make. Check my etsy shop for new ones in the next few weeks! These are already spoken for, but if you want one for the little girl in your life, please send me a message! I can make them for all sizes (baby through 10-12 years (the middle girl is 12 in July). I think they would make cute shirts for older girls too. I love them!!

Photo credit: Lisa Pittman

Jun 11, 2008

My Relationship with Makeup

Like putting pants on a cat...

This is seriously the funniest thing I have ever read! Plus, it is totally how I feel, minus the olive complexion. If I could only write like this, I would have a blog that could take over the world with it's hilariously awkward moments caught on the internet for all of mankind to read.

Read THIS jewel of awesomeness from The Park Bench.

Jun 7, 2008

Our beautiful new house

Through the past few years, Drew and I have made a lot of adjustments in our lives. We have grown up, finished college, got married, became teachers, and now the next step - buying a house. We currently have a contract pending on a beautiful house in Oak Cliff and I am a total mix of excited, nervous and "what in the hell am I thinking??". This is so huge! So, let me give you a little tour, courtesy of the photos from the listing agent (and I will try to walk you through my awesome ideas in each room).

The house sits on a double lot, so, the lawn is HUGE. It has about 6 cedar trees in the front yard, 6 pecan trees in the back yard, a couple of Oak trees, a red bud, a peach tree, banana trees (do these actually grow bananas, or are they just called that?), and tons of other shrubs and plants. If you go here, http://www.adigitalu.com/pan/har.asp?PropertyID=9485, you can see a panoramic view of the front yard, back yard and a couple of views in the inside.

Living room

This is a view of our living room. When you come in the door, you see an arch from the entry way to the living room, and then from the living room to the dining room. It has beautiful windows and hardwood floors. In this room, I am considering a dark chocolate brown paint, with white and green accents. We have no living room furniture as of yet, so, I can pretty much do whatever I want in that room.

Dining Room

This is the dining room. I have too many ideas for this room, so, I still have a lot of thinking to do between now and our closing date. What I am thinking right now, is to put up a ledge (decorative shelf that is about 3 inches deep) all the way around the room. Above the ledge would be one color, and below would be another color. On the ledge I could put photos, paintings or some of the china that Drew's mom gave us for Christmas.


Although the kitchen is on the small side, it has some really interesting features. It has black and white marble flooring, and Granite counter tops. My plan is to remove the wall mounted oven (there is an oven that is built in that is not in the photo, and a range that you can see, but that is not the one that is there) that is from the 50s and reads the temp incorrectly by about 100 deg., and put in shelves there for the microwave, and then for pretty things. I also want to move the fridge to the wall next to it, and build cabinets around the fridge. I have no idea about paint color in this room cause it already has a lot going on. And no, the duck above the oven is not built in - it is no longer there. Glad to clear up that confusion, haha.


Behind the kitchen is this awesome wood room that we will use as the den. It has a beautiful picture window that looks onto the backyard and what was at one point in time, a fountain that I might restore if I am not too tired from doing the other things in the house that need to be done. I am thinking white accents in this room since it is already so dark. White linen curtains and throw pillows, with our couch and dark tv stand sounds pretty to me.

Master Bedroom

This room will be Drew and my bedroom, so, of course it needs a lot of work to make it a sleep sanctuary. I honestly have NO idea what I want to do in this room. I bought a ton of House Beautiful magazines at Half Price book and I am looking through for ideas.

There are two other bedrooms, one of which will be our office/studio. The bathroom needs a bit of work, but since we close a month before our apartment lease is up, we will have the time to work on it.

I am so excited! I can't wait to get the keys in my hand so that I can start painting and "nesting" as Drew calls it.

Jun 4, 2008

My Awesome Realtor and Friend

So, as most of you know, Drew and I have been house hunting over the past few months. It is a lengthy and sometimes frustrating process, but I have had wonderful help and words of wisdom from my friend/Realtor Katrina Whatley. I HIGHLY recommend her to anyone looking for a home in DFW. She specializes in Oak Cliff, but knows the area well and has lead us to many things in other parts of Dallas as well.

She is honest, trustworthy, and has really been there to walk me through the process and calm my frazzled nerves.

Find her website here, call her up and use her as your Realtor. You will not be sorry.

More about the home search in future posts.