Thursday, August 20, 2009

Big Changes

Well, we found out we'll be moving to New Jersey next month so all my projects have to stop and I’ll be spending the next (not quite) month packing up and getting the house ready to rent out.

I’m sad and excited at the same time. This is the first house we’ve owned and it’s been fun to work on it and get it to where I love it. I just wish I had time to finish. I’m also sad for my kids, they won’t be able to see the grammies and grandpas very often like they do now.

I’m excited because the house we’re moving into is bigger and brand new (they won’t be finished building it until about October 1st so we’ll have to spend about 2 lovely weeks in a hotel of some sort) but it won’t be “mine” so no painting walls or big changes. I’m already looking at ways to change things but not really change them.

Any good thrift/consignment/antique stores in NJ?

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Pier 1 Knockoff

I was in pier 1 this weekend and saw these awesome jars and glasses with little chalkboards on them.

I decided to create my own with a jar I already had…Project cost: free!

I just taped off where I wanted the chalk board paint…


Then just spray your chalkboard paint…


Then when you take the tape off you get this…


Here is Zoe’s new treat container…


Love it!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Wow Wednesday

I’ve been having trouble keeping up with Crafty Wednesday so I decided to change it to Wow Wednesday. Every Wednesday I’m going to feature an Etsy that I’ve found and love.

This week, in honor of my new pup, I’m featuring Sugar Plum Collars. She makes collars and with awesome fabrics and hand stamped tags. She can do matching leashes too. As soon as Zoe is full grown I’m going to order one.

Candy Stripe-Adjustable Dog Collar

Stainless Steel ID Bone Shape ID- Sugar Plum Collars

All photos from Sugar Plum Collars

She has a contest going on right now…If you become a fan on Facebook and send in a pic of your pup you’ll be entered to win a collar.

If you want your Etsy shop featured or you have a favorite you want me to share send me an email or leave it in the comments and I’ll check it out.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Two New Additions

We added this little girl to our family last weekend. Her name is Zoe and she’s a Puggle. The girls love her!


The second new addition arrived this weekend….My new Canon Digital Rebel T1i! I’m so happy to finally have a camera again!

EOS Rebel T1i EF-S 18-55mm IS Kit

Here’s one of the pictures I took with it…