Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Great Gift Idea

 I know you probably haven't thought about (dare I say) Christmas yet, but I know some of you have probably already have all your shopping done, This  idea  takes a little planning.

 My son gave this to us last Christmas. It was a planned staycation. You could do a short day or an elaborate weekend for someone you love.

He drew up the little book. He planned the whole day, including times we should be at each site. They had tickets and reservations for everything in advance.
It included food, brewery tour, shopping at an antique store, going up to Reunion Tower, dinner and hotel room at a cool retro hotel. We've lived in Dallas area for about 17 years and had never been up to the tower.
Instructions were to text pictures through out the day, so they could follow along with us.
Such a fun and creative gift that anyone could do.They also included pet sitting so we could spend the night. You could customize this to anyone.
If you aren't artistic another way you could present this gift would be a kiddie viewmaster slide show of the different stops. I did one of these for Hubby's birthday and he totally loved it. Here's the link for this-so fun to do. Let me know if you decide to this and how it turned out.
Here's some pic's from that day.

It was such a thoughtful and memorable gift. We loved it!
I promised a pic of the pig clock on the wall in the kitchen. It's above our back door.

It's been a crazy week here. Middle son is getting ready to move to Seattle this weekend. I'm so excited and sad at the same time. Is that possible?

Have a wonderful Halloween and week!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Kitchen Bits

Hi. I'm excited-we finally are getting some fall weather. Cool mornings and nights. Yeah! Today I thought I'd share some random kitchen pictures. I've been trying to go more neutral in my decor, so I can add in pops of color. I've also been trying to add some farmhouse touches to the kitchen. I found this cute Yeast box while antiquing. It works perfectly for my olive oil, salt and pepper by the stove.
 This is an old wood puzzle piece, that has magnets on the back. I added it to the fridge, for a pop of orange in the fall.
I love this caddy. It serves 2 purposes. One, the obvious-holding napkins and flatware. Two -it serves as a doggie blockade from the window seat, that's right next to the counter. One day, Bowie decided he could make that jump, and I found him checking out my counter. I can't have the little guy doing that. Anyway, it works. No more dog on counter.
 Last, I found this pig cutting board, that had already been chalk painted. I decided to do something with it.
 Drilled a hole, and added a battery clock kit. By the way, I painted the hands white, because all they had was brass.
 I may tweak the numbers a little, I will show it to you next time, when it's hung above the door.
 Lastly, I tore apart a cutter quilt, and made a few zipper bags out of the hand sewn squares. I love reusing old stuff, and making it into something new. I'll be adding these to my Etsy shop soon.
Lot's of randomness going on here. I'm enjoying the weather so much. Hope your week turns out to be a great one.


Monday, October 12, 2015

Halloween Vignette

I added a little Halloween vignette on my entry way table.I used  things that I already had. I made some of the prim stuff a long time ago, but I think it fits well with Halloween decor.
 A little Pumpkin man is sitting on the old scale.

 Here's the whole thing.
 Pumpkin penny rug that was so fun to make.
 We've been working on a project. It actually started last spring. As summer high temps hit, we put it on hold. Last weekend, we uncovered it to see where we're at. Planning a flagstone extension and pathway to our existing patio. I'll share more as we make some progress.Get out the icepacks-some back breaking work to be done around here!
 We're still hitting 90 degrees here. I'm so over summer and ready for fall, soups and football weather! Hope you all have a great week.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Evolution of a Table

This is the story of the evolution of one thrifted old sewing table. I took the antique sewing head out and have it displayed. First, I used it in my craftroom as-guess what? A sewing table.
 Next, it moved into the family room as an end table/all the tv junk table.
 Then I decided to paint it, and it moved to my bedroom.
 I tried to hide Bowie's crate under it, but the crate kept showing it's ugly old self.

Got a little creative, with some wood and lots of dowel rods and a little help from Hubby.

 So the crate has morphed into the reading table in my bedroom.
 There he is nestled in his cozy quilt and soft pillows.
 Added a cute knob and a little latch.
 There you have it. This is where His Majesty sleeps at night.
 "I like my new digs" says the interior design dog.

Wonder if the little table that could will change into something else? Not for awhile anyway. Lot's of new stuff in my Etsy shop. Will be adding more this week. Joining Tweak it Tuesday at Brenda's Cozy Little House.