Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
A nice, white packaged mix cake. I used two of the four eggs, and thankfully I had some oil. Presto! I decided I would garner some mothering brownie points by telling my eldest son that it was a cake to celebrate the completion of his first ever exam. In reality, I just wanted something with my tea, but he appreciated my lie!
I know many of you have a fancy pants Kitchen-aid mixer. But honestly, who needs one of those when you can get a pretty red hand mixer for $9.99 at The Superstore? I might even dress it up with some pretty cherry stickers. Then again, I probably won't.
Either way, it was a perfectly acceptable supper...even if Sophie did pretend to gag on my splendid casserole. Apparently Good Enough, in her opinion, just isn't!!
It seems she would prefer to eat snow...
What do you fix for dinner when the cupboards are near bare??
First, gather your supplies. You will need:
Scissors and Glue
A Glitter Heart (Package purchased at WM for $1.50, but you could easily make your own)
Glue on a large glitter heart.Cut two large I's and two large U's out of coordinating paper. Stagger the two pieces for a shadow effect and glue them onto the painted canvases.String ribbon through the holes in the canvases to tie all three together.And there you have a sweet, and fairly easy, Valentine's Day decoration!
I love a craft that you can personalize to your own taste!
I'd love to see yours!
Thursday, January 29, 2009
The other day as I sat contemplating my design dilemma, it occurred to me that the solution was right in front of my face.A little tweaking and I had my solution. I love the layers and balance, as well as the repetition of design from across the room. I even like the look of the hanging wire. It helps to tie the two frames together.
right in front of you?
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Statelier homes:Gorgeous details abound:
Every colour under the sun:
Stalking houses is a good way to pass time between basketball games... ...and my girlie even seemed to enjoy it!
Two coffees and a decaf Cafe Mocha simply added to our bliss...
You don't have to change everything in your house to keep up with the styles, just incorporate a current item or two.
and not leave them unattended.
I'm pretty sure that fire and smoke damage
is not a new design trend.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Luckily for me, some of you came to my rescue. When I asked for reader input, I actually got a couple of contributions, which did well to prod me into finishing what I started.
Vee of A Haven for Vee sent me these photos of little tricks she pulled out of her sleeve to tackle storage issues in her lovely home. I don't know if I'd consider Vee's home small, but it is most definitely cozy!
One of those spaces is behind my bed. I disguise and use it this way. A screen purchased from HomeGoods several years back sits right behind the bed. Behind that screen is the awkward space, which proves just enough room for Christmas storage."
Ohdeedoh is one of my favourite sites to glean inspiration when decorating a kid's space. This home-owner made perfect use of the floor space in her child's room by elevating the bed and using the space underneath for cool storage. Can you say, Ikea storage unit? Brilliant!
Another of my readers was very generous with her small space living ideas. Jen of A Thousand Words is a South African girl living in England. She writes: "Organising is one of my passions. Since we live in England I've had to come up with creative storage solutions to maximise the limited space that the houses over here afford. I've been inspired by projects online as well as come up with my own ideas."
This next idea is genius, yet simple.
I mean that in the nicest way, of course!!