Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Shall We Dance??

Recently Ted took Indy to her first "Father/Daughter" dance.

Don't they look adorable?

As like every OTHER dad that night...

As soon as they walked in the door, he was tossed aside like a cheep suit so she could go "hang out" with her friends.

Little Punk.

This coming from the same child that cries if he doesn't give her a kiss in the morning before he leaves for work.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Need a Facelift???

Not you... your bookshelves!!

We have officially lived in this house for one year. I have spent that entire year wishing these shelves were painted white with that coffee glaze... Yummy!!

Since changing the color of the wood would make me look like a ungrateful spoiled rotten brat   fool, not to mention way too pricey, I spent the better part of the year trying to come up with a more affordable, more creative change.

One day as I was staring blankly at the shelves it dawned on me. Why not try some sort of wallpaper one the back panels to lighten them up. This room doesn't get any direct sunlight due to the screened in porch that is off this room even though it has three sets of french doors.

Grass cloth is back!! I love the organic look of it and the way you can make it look casual or put it in a formal room. The color options are endless.

This project was so easy I'm almost embarrassed! just measure the back panel of the shelf after you remove everything .
I cut a piece of grass cloth and used a staple gun to secure the paper to the wood. I could have used wallpaper paste but that would have been way too permanent for me. Plus way too messy!!

What do you think? Not bad huh?

I love the texture of the cloth and the extra dimension that it ads to the shelves.

Total cost of the entire project???


Yea that's right... $36  for one full roll of real grass cloth that is 8yards.

Now go take on a project that makes you happy!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

My little chef

My little punk demanded asked that we make whipped creme the other day but we had no creme so he decided that egg whites would be the next best thing.

I had to break it to him that whipped egg whites didn't quite measure up to homemade whipped creme. After much whining  debate, i managed to convince him to make a baked meringue cookie instead. Of course he HAD to do this on a day when I was not the slightest bit interested in cooking but when my little punks show interest in something I feel obligated to deliver.

So I did what any self respecting mother would do...

I told him to look up a recipe on the Internet.

And I told him he was on his own... and to clean up after himself!!!

The meringues came out great.

Do you think this is how Bobby Flay started out?

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy LOVE Day

Today I share with you some photos that I have taken myself and some that I have stolen borrowed.

Give your people an extra squeeze today.

And more importantly... Give yourself a squeeze too. 

Nobody should love you more than you love yourself.