28 December 2010

Freshening Up The New Year

With the New Year upon us....I started looking around my home....and thinkin'....she needs a little freshening up....

like a new farmhouse metal headboard {so happy to finally have one}....

a little tweaking with the bed linens and sidetables....

I made this wreath for Christmas using some old baling wire and some boxwood garland I had on hand....

I loved it so much....I just may keep it up all year.

I fluffed my eiderdowns....I love me some beautiful eiderdowns.

I changed up my dresser....just shoppin' around the house.....

I love this huge spool of rope....it's the perfect color and adds so much texture....plus.....it's a great way to hold some old photos of my dad.

Yep....I've been freshening up this old farmhouse.....and drawing up plans for some outdoor makeovers....is it wrong to already be wishing for spring and summer ;o)

23 December 2010

Merry Christmas

Wishing you and your families a blessed Christmas...and thank you...thank you for taking the time to visit me on this little ol' blog of mine....and making my day....everyday....I truly appreciate you all.

Andrea

20 December 2010

Isn't She Cute


Please don't mind the dining room...it doesn't look that great....instead, focus in on Sophie our White German Shepherd...isn't she cute...and she matches my house...that's just a bonus.


And here's a little peek at our Christmas tree. It's rather bare, as the tree is huge...like 12 feet around...but I rather like it's plainness.

Off to have some hot cocoa....with lots of whipped cream.

15 December 2010

When Someone Gets You.....

When someone gets you.....doesn't it just put a big ol' smile on your face....well, it does mine. I've had the pleasure of getting to know Mary from Urban Farmgirl for a little while....and I just love her! Our tastes are so similar....and when I recently received a package from her I was utterly surprised. I had mentioned that my birthday was soon (well, now it's past...whoohoo...I'm 39) and she quietly...kinda like a ninja...sent me the most gorgeous package. I was in awe of how she wrapped everything....from the packaging alone....I know she gets me. This is what was in the package....I know huh....isn't it all just beautiful....man....does that girl now me or what. She even sent me some amazing yarn...but that's not in the photo...because it's already been all used up....like the same day I received it.

And...you know what....if you like what you see above....you better put on your runnin' shoes and jam on over to her new etsy shop...cuz it's filled with beautiful things.

Oh....and I just thought I'd throw in this photo....because it's so darn cute. My cats have a new neighbor...Charlie our rooster has made his home with Molly (shown) and Emily (not shown) our cats. He's our oldest guy and seems how we have a few young fellows (roosters) in the chicken coop, he's decided he doesn't want to bunk with them any longer....so he's moved himself into our garage. Spending his nights under a warm heat lamp with his 2 new girls...and the cats just love him. Yesterday after I took this photo I walked in and he had fallen asleep all snuggled up in the same crate as Molly...cute huh?

11 December 2010

When The Weather Outside is Frightful....


sewing inside is sure delightful....

let it snow...let it snow...let it snow.

okay....so the weather outside is truly frightful...I know the photo above from my kitchen window doesn't look like it...but it is.....it's blizzard like with 50 mile an hour winds.

As if I hadn't been sewing enough (I've been sewing up a storm with special orders and Christmas gifts) I thought today I'd stop...if for only a little bit....to sew something for myself.

I made me this. I've been wanting a linen bread bag (or a le pain bag in french) for some time....and thought today's the day. I don't know about you...but I'm so lovin' the red embroidery...it really gives it a french touch don't you think....and I realize that the embroidery is kinda wonky and not perfect...but I gotta say...that's what I love most about it...it truly looks handmade.

Okay...that's enough sewing for me....I gotta get back to sewing for others now....as in this new pillow I just made....you can find it here or here.

Stay warm & cozy!

08 December 2010

Just A Quickie....

Just a quickie post....

to let you know I've added some new (old) things to my etsy.....like....


Oh...these towels aren't old ;o)...but they're new to the shop and etsy.





Sorry about the short post....

but I'm super busy at the sewing machine....

I even hear the sound of a humming sewing machine in my sleep ;O)

01 December 2010

Warning....This is a Venting Post

I'm burnt out....

via

on figuring out what to cook for my family.


I can't tell you how many times I've cooked dinner....and half the family likes it and the other half doesn't....it drives me crazy....after so many times of this happening....I just kinda feel like....well....like not cooking.


What's a mom to do!


I'm not one to cook different meals for everybody....when I cook dinner....if you like....you get dinner....if you don't....you get cereal.


I know that may sound harsh....but you can't please everyone....especially my family at dinner time.


Does anyone else have this problem?


I actually had a bit of a fit tonight about dinner....


so much so that I refused to cook dinner!


Not really....I cooked....if you call mac and cheese from the box cooking.


And I went a little dramatic when I said...."I'm done cooking....it's t.v. dinners from now on"....really...I truly said that....can you believe it. We haven't had a t.v. dinner in the house for years....and that's what I resorted to.


So what's a mom to do?


Any suggestions?