Friday, March 30, 2012

Drop Cloth Covered Chairs

More chairs..I bring home chairs, my Love brings home trucks! This is what we do. This is what we love.
These chairs were given to us and they were in bad shape. I didn't think to take a before picture but just try  to imagine dry rotted, blue fabric and yucky yellow foam peaking out!

I looked everywhere for fabric to upholster them with but it was all WAY to expensive! So I ended up using paint drop cloths from Lowe's!

I love Low es. We go there on dates together!

It worked great and cost me $60, compared to $300 for the fabric that I liked at the fabric store. I had a friend of the family upholster them for me. This was just not something I wanted to tackle. I am very happy with them and they look great in the office!

Your probably starting to wonder if there really is an office, since I have not posted any pictures...its there trust me.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Fleamarket Find

Over the past weekend my Love was out of town and so I went to the Springfield Antique Flea Market with my sister and niece! We had fun perusing all the booths!

This is what I ended up with...

For the office... I know the office that I have yet to share pictures of! Well it is a work in progress. We have a desk that we are not sure about and I have pictures waiting to be hung. I just don't feel it is blog worthy as of yet.

I was told they came out of an old court house or something like that. They are in really great shape so I don't have to do anything to them..which is good because I am bad buying something with good intentions and then never getting around to it.

I should have taken a close up. Sorry.
I also bought a few pieces of Fire King and Pyrex. I love the vintage Pyrex stuff. It is so fun!!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Laundry Soap

So last week I decided that I would try making my own Laundry soap.
I hate how expensive the stuff is! It drives me crazy to spend money on it.

I seen this post over at Sugar Pie Farmhouse and thought I would give it a try!

It works great!
This is a bar of Fels-Naptha soap grated. It looks like cheese!

Mix it all up and it looks like this.

It smells great! It makes my laundry room smell so fresh!

It only takes 2 tablespoons per load so this should last me a good while!

Laundry Detergent
I box Borax
1 box Washing Soda
1 box Baking Soda
1 bar Fels-Naptha Soap -grated

Mix together!

Give it a try!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

The Little Things

Here are a few things that have just made me happy lately. They are cute and fun and I encourage you to search them out!

A small Le Crueset pot that is a lovely orangie red. It's the perfect size. I think its three quarts.

Homemade croutons. Cut up bread that is getting a little stale, melt some butter, add some spices, mix and bake on a baking sheet until brown and toasted.  Yummm.

Spring covers on my magazines. I love all the flowers! I am so ready for Spring!

I am loving these little baby butter sticks. They are half of a stick of butter and I think they are cute! Silly I know but they make me happy.

Homemade waffles! Yummy and so easy to do! The recipe makes more than we can eat so I freeze the rest and pull them out and put them in the toaster when I need a quick breakfast.

 A book by Mary Jane Butters. I love this book and have been wanting one for my own for a long time. I would get it from the library all the time and I finally purchased one for my very own.

Mary Jane even signed it for me! 

The pictures are so beautiful! This book makes me smile over and over again!
Check it out!

Have a great weekend friends!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 Can Be

So, I think life is getting back to somewhat normal. Dad is home and recovering well. Steve is working a lot, but is home at a normal hour rather than 10pm. I'm back to working a few days a week. I only worked two days the month of February. The weather has been good this week. It is starting to really feel like spring! That makes me happy. I am so ready for consistant warm weather.

Today is my SIL Birthday check out her lovely creations over at VanHook and Co. and wish her a happy birthday!

I have several things I want to post about...
I had some chairs recovered with drop cloth that look so great!! I need to get pictures of them for you guys to see.
I have a few things I want to share that have just made me smile this past week.
Some receipes and kitchen ideas..
So, I hope to get these posted soon! Have a great week!