Saturday, January 31, 2009

I LOVE Cowhide Rugs!

I just love the look of cowhide rugs in both modern and traditional spaces. I just ordered one for my Formal Living Room...I can't wait to put it in there!!! I'll be sure to post pictures as soon as I do...

Here are a few pictures of rooms I love with cowhide rugs in them...

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Who are you on Lost?

I am so happy the new season is starting tonight!!! Click HERE to find out which character you are similar to...

I am most like Sun...

"You Are Sun"
You have a past history of being secretive and deceptive.You're the type of person who will protect yourself at all costs.While you can be crafty when you need to, you are usually giving, friendly, and likable.You truly care for other people, and you are very sensitive.People tend to underestimate you. You seem like a fragile flower, but you're not.You are gutsy and clever. You have a way of getting what you want without anyone noticing.
I am just glad it didn't say Hurley!!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I am Loved...

Thank You, Dad.

Thank you, Will.

Thank You, Tyler...

Thank you for spending so much time on "My" projects. Thank you for always offering to help me get things done around the house, even when they are merely for my own decorating fun.

Thank you for always doing such a great job and thank you for always working out the kinks in these little projects, rather than just tell me it can't be done.

You guys mean the world to me. I am so Lucky to be so Loved.

2 more projects completed by my dad, brother & husband (the ceiling fan & the window treatments). Our home is so much nicer because of you...

I love you.
I love you.
I love you.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Angel's Trumpet

Angel's Trumpet's are my ALL TIME favorite flowers.
These pictures were taken in our backyard on Christmas Eve!!!
These plants are actually called Brugmansias, if you want some your own, click here!
I have no idea how many times I have made my kids pose under this thing for pictures!!!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Mission: Make Cupcakes from Scratch.

Well, this weekend my daughter & I took on Mission Cupcake as shown on the MomAdvice blog. The cupcake recipe is one of The Farm Chick's ( I love their blog, check it out!!!). I had been wanting to try it for a while, so this was a great incentive. We put on our matching aprons, Naomi was so excited about this...and we got started...
We carefully followed the recipe, we took our time, we were having a lot of fun...until I checked in the oven to peek at our little masterpieces and this is what I found!!!

I am not sure what was the CAUSE of this disaster, it was either:

  1. Because I overfilled the cupcake pans...or

  2. It was because my husband put old, used oil back into the large vegetable oil container without marking it. He said that the old oil would have made them taste bad but not make them explode like this. But, I guess we will never know what happened...

    So, anyway...I went upstairs to pout & watch "25 Biggest Decorating Mistakes" that I had previously recorded on HGTV and my sweet husband remade the cupcake recipe with good oil (and I am sure he put a NORMAL amount of batter into the cupcake pans) and they turned out GREAT!

The cupcakes were so moist and delicious! We all love them... I don't think I have ever eaten such delicious, homemade cupcakes...


Saturday, January 10, 2009

Nesting Place

Nesting Place

Ragamuffin Garland!!!

This is the Ragamuffin Garland from Nester...

Click here for the Instructions. It looks so easy, just will take some time. I am sure Naomi will help me! You can just use fabric scraps, ribbon, some people use old shirts, blankets, whatever you want. It would be cute to make a big, fat pink one for Naomi's room. Or, maybe I'll start on an Easter / Spring color theme...we'll have to see.

Here is a Halloween one, it's cute with the little spiders hanging from it...

I'll be sure to post pictures when we finish our Ragamuffin Garland! I have to finish all of my painting projects first...