My Blog List

Monday, January 31, 2011

Rug Decision


First off, thank you all for your input on my rug dilema!  I know, big dilema...but I have serious commitment problems to home decor!  I like to change things up, on a monthly, sometimes weekly basis.  And it can get quite amusing...and expensive.  So to make my husband happy, I need to make decisions that I can live with for least 6 months! ;)  Ha! 

No, I seriously think I can live with these for awhile.  Yes..I ended up purchasing two of them.  I chose this one...

Which might be a little hard to keep clean...but I did have one from Target a few years back and it help up pretty good.  This one from Overstock seems alot fluffier, and cushy though than the Target one.  I am hoping it wears better.  I ordered it in the 6x9....the same size as the seagrass one in there now.  I am keeping my fingers crossed.

The other one I ordered, not too many people picked..but for some odd reason I could not stop thinking about it.  Weird.  I know.  It is only a rug, but when I saw it, I couldn't get it out of my head for 48 hours.  So, I had to purchase it, right?!  I think it is eclectic and a bit different.  And it is a 6 foot square rug, that I know would work either in the living room, the family room..or even would go great in our bedroom.  It is this one...

Something about it, I love.  Nothing like I have seen before..and to me it kinda looks old..and worn.  Like I like.

So there it is...I hope they come soon!  I am so impatient!

On another note, I ordered this mongolian faux fur fabric.  They first sent me the wrong fur, so I contacted them and they said they did indeed ship out the wrong stuff and that they would send me the right stuff asap.  I was pleasantly surprised that they sent a whole extra yard "for my troubles!"  Yippee!  This is farely expensive at 30.00/yard, so what a great outcome!

Isn't is deliciously cozy looking?!

I think I might make some pillows out of it...although it looks nice, folded up like a blanket...  We'll see.

Hope you all have a great day!  I am off to get some groceries..there is a HUGE storm headed here and they are calling for 12 inches of snow over the next few days..better stock up!


Saturday, January 29, 2011

Please help! I need your opinion!!

Hi there!

Ok...I need your help please!  I am looking for a new rug for our living room and came across some great ones on

The problem is, I am a terrible decision maker and would just like some opinions.  I have ordered only one other rug from there (a jute one) and was pretty happy with it.  I am just nervous to order a big purchase like this online without seeing or feeling it!

Anyways, I came across these few.  They are going to replace the large seagrass one (which I love, but it is just too rough on Connors knees and he plays in there alot).  So it will move into another room where he plays less! 

Here are some of the choices..



So..what do you think?  I won't tell you my favorite..yet!

Thanks for your help!


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Some Random Favorites...

Hi there!

Not much to say today!  Busy getting some pillows finished and shipped out!  Only got about 275 left to make!  Ha!  I wish I were lying!  Not that I am complaining about how busy I am with thee little ol shop!  Gosh no!  Just would love one day with no pillows to make!

So, I thought I would share some of my favorite inspiration pictures!


Hope you all have a great day! 


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

It's A Dogs (and Cats) Life..

Sometimes I think that I would love to be one of my pets.  They have it sooo good, they don't even know it!  Sometimes I remind them how lucky they are and how their life could be.  They look at me like "Duh." 

I wouldn't trade them for anything though!


Monday, January 24, 2011

The Weekend

My birthday weekend went great..nice and relaxing.  Didn't do much..

Got my hair done (notice the darker shade)..
Went for Chinese..
Hung out with my parents for a bit...
Had some birthday cake (that I didn't have to bake!)
And watched Despicable Me (twice)

All in all a great weekend..

Connor and I...and pillow madness in the background!

How was your weekend?

Saturday, January 22, 2011



I got asked if I had ever seen Regretsy.  I have indeed and have comes across some pretty hilarious items and descriptions.  This one below has to be one of my favs!

Too freakin funny.  I guess she wanted to teach a lesson. :)

Check the site out.  You will be sure to get some laughs!

This is my birthday weekend!  I am allowed a weekend, right?!  I am going to get my hair done this morning with my mom....then tomorrow dinner with my hubby.  Nothing too fancy this year- just laying low!  I actually wouldn't mind painting something....  Is something wrong with me if I find that a fun way to spend my birthday?

Anyways..tootoloo!  Have a great weekend!  And stay warm!  It is about 6 degrees here right now!

Thursday, January 20, 2011



How are you?  This week has been crazy!  Monday school had a delay, tuesday Connor was home sick, yesterday school was cancelled from bad weather, today is a full day (amen!) and tomorrow is a scheduled 1/2 day!   This weekend is my birthday (yeehaw!) and then monday is another scheduled 1/2 day!  Gheesh!  Connor also has a doctor appointment tomorrow afternoon!  Wowzer.  No wonder the weeks are flying by.  What are your weekend plans?

Today I thought I would share some great rooms that have very little color, but tons of texture!  This makes the room soo less bland and so much more interesting.  I think the key to decorating in whites and creams, and greys is to add a bunch of texture.  Whether it comes in rugs, pillows, window treatments or throw blankets...there are a ton of ways to add texture and coziness to sometimes "cold" decor.

Take a look at how these rooms accomplish this:

The wicker chairs add some great texture to all the hard edges.

The adorable little sink skirt adds so much to this room!

Again, the wicker chair, as well as the chicken wire in the doors.  Glass would give this a totally different look, but the chicken wire is superb!

Here sthe bed skirt offers the texture.  As well as the chippy blue table.  I love chippy pieces!  They add so much character to room!

Here it can be as simple as some branches in a vase.

I just love all the different textures going on here.  Love rusty water can, the stone backsplash and the wooden countertop.  Perfect-o!

How do you add texture to your home?

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Sick Boy and a Globe...

I know, odd title.  That's how I roll. 

Yesterday I had a sick boy at home.  Around here you get lots of sympathy from our furry friends too when you are ill.

Some Kirby love.

"You woke me up!!"

Kirby loves snuggling.

On a different note, I got a package in the mail!  I love getting packages in the mail! 
I opened it and it was this...

I have been wanting one in this color forever!  I finally broke down and bought one on ebay!  I also bought another blue "regular" globe, but the base cracked via transit.  I am going to see if I can glue it.  It still stands..but is wobbley.  Bummer!  I am addicted to globes right now for some reason!  Love them!  What about you?  What do you collect?  I also love white and cream ironstone.  Have you seen the new Country Living with all those white dishes?  Heaven!

Anyways... I hope you have a great day!  It is COLD here!  If where you live has a temp. above 20 right now, I don't like you.  Just Kidding!  But I am freezing my arse off, I tell you!  When is Spring?


Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Someone sure is sneaky!  He snuck into my picture so quick!  How cute is he though!  He sure turned out to be a great dog for our family!  Everyday I wonder what it would be like if someone else adopted him before we did!  I was trying to take pics of the new pillows I made for our bed...and he popped right in there!  Anyways...there are my pillows too! ;)

Hope you're having a great day!  I am busy making pillows.... January has been swamped with orders, which is odd b/c it usually is a slow month... so hihohiho off to the sewing machine I go!


Monday, January 17, 2011

Bits of My Weekend Re-Arranging Extravaganza

So, as promised here are some pics from this weekends re-arranging extravaganza!  It really did take me all weekend, morning to night to get all this done.  I am a slow worker, figuring things out as I go and deciding on whether it works for me or not.  Things can moved 4 or 5 times before they feel right!  I am still tweaking some things, but here are a few pics of what I did!

Moved a table in the living room.

If you don't remember, it used to be here.... this is the table I got for 5.00 and painted it white!

Moved the couch against the other wall.  I only have two walls in there the couch can go on. :(

Something had to go here since the table was moved!  This was the lucky winner!  Another old table from a flea market, basket from Tj Maxx.

Tried a blue/grey rug I had in the upstairs closet.  It used to be in here.

Nope.  Didn't work.  Back to the seagrass one!  Much better!

Another old table that had been in our basement.  My lovely hubby helped carry this up for me.  He actually carried this up, a dresser from upstairs down, and my large heavy fabric cabinet upstairs.  My back still hurts from that one.  We have one tricky turn on our stairs that was not fun!  I might have sworn. :)

Yellow pillow.  Much better!  Now I need one more coordinating fabric to make another...on the hunt for that!!

Manners Manners...this I put in the entry...I got it from Roll and Tumble Press on Etsy.  Love it!

Someone loves the basket!

 Cuckoo bird.