Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

I woke up to snow here in NJ this morning. I want to wish everyone a happy, healthy and safe new year. Since it was my 50th post yesterday I want to celebrate by having a giveaway...perhaps with a Valentine's theme...Leave a comment between now and Sunday at midnight and I'll draw a winner. I will announce the winner on Monday January 5th, 2009.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Snowball Candles

Here's a quick and cute project that Jen over at Sanctuary Arts had a tutorial on. Go check it out. Her link is in the sidebar. I absolutlely love this new product that she introduced me to called Snowtex. I'm thinking of other ways to use some cute snowmen or putting it onto some pinecones.

Monday, December 29, 2008


I am having an after Christmas scarf sale over at my etsy shop. Check it out!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Look What Santa Brought

Look what I got from Santa. I already ripped open the pink tennis balls and they went into the garbage . I also peed on my bed. My mom wasn't too happy about that. I just wanted to mark my territory! Cali

Monday, December 22, 2008

New Christmas Decor

I went to Michaels, Joanns and the supermarket last night and I just couldn't resist buying some more holiday decorations. Michaels and Joanns had 70% off(yes I said 70!) I bought some berry picks for 29 cents each. I wanted more but all I could find were 9 of them. Don't think I'm not going to check out other Michaels stores for more of them. I also got a felt star treetopper from Joanns. It's a Debbee Mumm and was $4.80. Then from the supermarket I got the berry wreath and bark tree for $5 each. I had some extra garland,already lit and added to the bed. The fabulous pillow is from jenn of noodle and lou.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Not So Pretty...

My attempts at making a gingerbread house did not go so well. I bought the kit on sale at Michael's and thought, this will be so easy. After the wall started collapsing I lost my enthusiasm in decorating it.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree..

Well the tree is up. Just some minor problem with half of the lights not working. I ran over to Michaels for another set and when I got home and plugged them into the rest of the lights...miracle, the lights that weren't working just turned back on. I had to elevate the tree even more this year so Cali wouldn't be too tempted. So far, she hasn't even noticed the tree.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas...

Last night I pulled out my decorations. The tree isn't up yet...The problem is last year Cali was 4 months old when I put the tree up. I put it up on a table to discourage any curiosity that nosy girl may have had....she was just tall enough to reach the tree skirt(and pull it) and jumped up a couple of times and pulled ornaments off. This year I need to elevate the tree even more...I am thinking of a plant stand that I have...we'll see how that goes. In the meantime here are pics of the decor.

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving everyone. Why does it seem like it takes 2 minutes to eat and way longer than that to clean up?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Spray Painting Part 2

I went outside yesterday in the freezing cold to get another spray paint project done before it snows. This is a lamp that I bought at Home Depot last year. It looked like it was a dark brown finish in the store but after I brought it home and finished assembling it I realized that it was a cherry finish and matched absolutely nothing. So out came the black satin finish paint that I used on the mirror in my previous post...voila, "new" lamp!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Spray Paint Virgin

Yes, that's right, I had my first foray into spray painting last night. It was dark out and damp, not the best conditions, but I just couldn't wait. I was quite tired of this distressed blue framed mirror in my entrance so satin black was calling out to me. I then sprayed and old urn that I had and I have more things that I'd like to spray...a filing cabinet, a floor lamp and possibly some picture frames. I have to do something with the urn, possibly stick one of my pumpkins in it and a little moss. I'll post a picture when it's done.

Friday, October 31, 2008


Have a Happy Halloween. Remember...too much candy=belly ache!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Surprise from Noodle and Lou

Vanessa from A Fanciful Twist had a Halloween party last Saturday and I won this great painting from Jenn over at Noodle and Lou. Check out the link to her awesome blog over on the right. Thanks soooo much Jenn!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Changing leaves and some new stuff

over the weekend a friend of mine had a garage sale. so on friday i started cleaning out my closets like a mad woman. in the process i pulled out an antique laundry basket that i had gotten on ebay last year and some rusty iron fleur de lis candlesticks that i bought for a $1 each at the christmastree shop last year. i was at the garage sale most of the day yesterday and she had it again today. well it didn't go so well today...1 customer and $5. i also managed to snag a frame from her and a lamp yesterday. i've already put my spin on them with the profile of cali and the decorated lampshade.(thanks angie over at the happy homebody) i'm now obsessed with the idea of decorating lampshades. one problem though, they only carry two different sizes of those self adhesive shades at joanns and the larger size was too large and the small one, which i bought, is too small. oh well, it's staying like that for now!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


okay, so i'm finally getting over my pumpkin decorating obsession. i just made one more for my dining room table and 2 for a friend of mine who just got married. she has a cocker spaniel and on one of the pumpkins i did a silhouette. of course after i packed the pumkins up to send off to her i remembered that i didn't take pics. it's a cute idea though and you could even do your cat's profile or your kids. i am done buying fall decor for more room to put it... although i did see some dark sparkly pumpkins at joanns. if they still have them and they go on super duper clearance, then i'll buy them. i went to the dollar tree last night. bought some propel water, batteries, air fresheners(renuzit rasberry-smell great) and the above christmas balls. yes, they have their christmas stuff out now and if you don't snatch it up soon, it will be gone by the time you actually need it. i have an apothecay jar on my mantle that is currently filled with faux pumpkins and gourds. i figure i'll fill it up with the balls. apothecary jars are so versatile. you could fill them up with just about anything and change it out for the season or whatever holiday it happens to be.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

More Fall Decor

I keep seeing these cool pumpkins all over the blogs and I just love them. So yesterday I made a trip to Michaels to pick up some pumpkins, stencils and a new sharpie. I also added some tulle ribbon that I had left over and some wire ribbon.. The "c" pumpkin is for my doggy Cali. Such a quick project that makes a great impact.