Monday, June 29, 2009

Come have Coffee with me. I like tea too.

So my front porch bistro set project is done!

The chairs turned out just like I imagined in my head. I painted a black bistro table I already had white and I think I'll add an outdoor rug when I find the right one. Otherwise it's ready for company!

I love it so much that I thought about opening my own little cafe right here on my porch like Jack does outside his apartment on Will and Grace. Yes, I think I love that idea:)

Now off to make the right coffee house apron...

I whipped up a matching pillow out of the left over fabric and added it to the bench on the other side.

I am a proud 'DIY'er!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Mantle Magnificence

I stopped in at my neighbor's house and a spur of the moment divine design happened. Bethanne is an avid thrifter/yard saler like myself and she has a great collection of colored glass throughout her house.

All of a sudden I had an intense desire to see it all on her mantle. Luckily she's open to spur of the moment suggestions. We collected all the glass from around her house and together we arranged it on her mantle.

The result was so lovely and is even more so all aglow. I am inspired to look around my home to see if there is anything I have that would lend itself to a re-design!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Front Porch Chairs

So last week on my Bellevue Street Sale bargain hunting I found two of these chairs:

$4 a piece!
I know I can breathe new life into them.

Along with a bistro table they will make the perfect compliment to my front porch.

Just the place for my morning coffee!

These chairs are soon to meet with these:

Can't wait to show you the beautiful results!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Birthday Bliss

My 29th birthday has came and gone and boy was it a fun weekend! My day started out with t-ball on Saturday morning. Caleb is ridiculously adorable in his uniform:

See what I mean:)

Afterwards I hit the Bellevue street sale for a minute before I was off to the spa. Joe arranged for me to have a wonderful day at the Avalon spa in Hyde Park.

A swedish massage, manicure and pedicure later I felt like a new girl! See here that I decided to go dark with the nails. The Starbucks coffee cup was also a sweet little birthday gift.

The night ended with my and my girlfriends celebrating at Jefferson Hall listening to the Swimsuit Models. We had a great time!

Sunday morning I woke up to a cookies & cream birthday cake complete with candles and song from my boys. So adorable!

Couldn't have celebrated 29 any better thanks to my wonderful family and friends!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

My Etsy shop is finally open for biz! A long time coming, I just haven't had the time to dedicate to getting some of my things uploaded into my store.

So I hunkered down tonight and got 5 of my most precious vintage finds posted. I have alot to learn yet about the photography aspect but I figure I'll get a groove soon enough. Now I just can't wait to get some of my handmade goodies in there!

Click on my etsy button and come visit me!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

1st Birthday Party Success

Quinn's 1st Birthday Party was a success! We all headed to the local Y and had a fun day by the pool on a really beautiful day!
The favors:

The icecream cone cupcakes:

The birthday boy:

Birthday fun had by all:

Summer birthday parties are the best:)