January 29, 2012

banana bread

Hi guys!
I made some banana bread this weekend and I got to say, it was pretty yummy. It's a great way to use up over ripe bananas.

January 23, 2012

it's here!! it's here!!

It's here! Holy smokies it's here!

A few weeks ago I won a giveaway through The Pinterest Project for a bag from Daisy Lane Designs! And it's fabulous!

I took a few pictures to show you guys!

Isn't it great! And the quality is amazing... definitely a good investment. The above link is straight to her Etsy shop. You should take a look!

And a picture of the tag.

Well that's it for this post. If you are in the market for a new purse and wanted something handmade and unqiue. Check out Daisy Lane Designs!

Until next time!


January 21, 2012

downstairs bathroom update

Hi guys!
Today I just have an update about the downstairs bathroom. I mentioned before here that I had some hyigene items that I needed to move from the upstairs bathroom.
This bathroom is in serious need of a makeover, but it will have to wait!

Here is a quick before

(please ignore the paint brush - I didn't notice it until right now!)

And after a quick redecoration. It's not much, I just grabbed what I had around the house that wasn't being used.

And a shot of the items that were moved. Before I moved this all down here, the space was empty. I am ashamed to say that, but it's true.

But not anymore. I am happy that I found a place for all of our "sometimes" products.

Have you guys completed any mini-makeovers?


January 20, 2012

quick before & after

Well hello!

I just have a quick post for you today - a before and after of sorts. I took a plain storage container, you know the clear ones that have drawers?

Well I made some chalkboard labels for it.


January 19, 2012

the great crap cleanup - laundry room

Hey there!

A few weeks ago I linked up to a party going on a Lovely, Crafty, Home. I joined up three different areas in my house that I started to pile crap in. If you missed it you can check out my original post here. If you have already viewed the horrors you must think I am brave.

I felt we all should stop hiding the truth - we all do it! I am sure that some part of your house has piles of randomness all over it.

But back to this post, I have an update!

This is

The Great Crap Cleanup - Laundry Room Edition

(snappy title, eh?)

First a before picture.

I decided to tackle the easiest room first. I know, pretty good strategy.

All of this stuff was from the upstairs bathroom from after the Reno. I ran out of room, and needed to move it into the downstairs bathroom. Once I got my buns in motion, it was pretty easy to clean up.

January 14, 2012

you & me wall art - my take

I'm back! Did you miss me?
I saw a great art idea at Little Lovelies that I just had to try! It called You & Me wall art. Allison pinned this print here from Castle & Things
Isn't it just great? I just love it (get it?). When I first saw this, I thought it would look great with my gallery wall in the basement. So, I pinned it and forgot about it.
Don't we all?

January 11, 2012

wordy wednesday


I thought I would try something a little different to spice this blog up. I have just been posting when I complete a project or when I think of something to show you guys. Everyone has things going on in their personal lives, and I have been letting things get in the way of doing something I was really starting to enjoy! And that is this blog.

It's an outlet. A way to share things with people I would never usually meet in real life. It's a place I can show things I like, things I'm proud of, or show something just because I want to. And I know that you guys won't judge me (much)! I have trouble letting people into my life, and this is a way to help me open myself up. I can be proud of something and put it our there for anyone to see; and whether I get a million (did anyone read that imagining a Mr. Biggles-worth on my lap? No? Just me then) page views or none - the main thing is that I put it out there.

So anyway, back to the reason behind this post!

With everyone on Pinterest, it is great to be able to like something and keep it with you in a way. When you see something funny or cute, you pin it.  You may never look at it again, or you may feel like sharing it the world. 

I am always finding quotes, sayings or just funny word posts all over the web. Recently I started pinning them to my Words & Phrases board on Pinterest.

I decided that every few Wednesday's I would share some of these with you guys. It is something that everyone can appreciate and have a chuckle with. 

So enjoy!
Pinned Image

January 7, 2012

i have crap too

Hi there!
 Look at me, I am actually keeping up with a goal I had for this blog!

Lovely Crafty Home is having a Get Your Crap Together link party this week. I am feeling this kind of party.

After the hustle and bustle of Christmas, and then the quick get rid of all the evidence sweep - I have some major crap piles going on. And in the spirit of sharing, I figured I would take pictures (read: evidence) of the crap I have going on and show you guys.

I have a few minor areas and one major area. First, to make myself look good I will show you the little stuff.

~ Craft Closet ~

January 5, 2012

Kitchen After

Hello again! The stars seem to be aligning for me right now and my computer is going to let me show you guys the kitchen after pictures. They didn't seem to want to be uploaded the last few days.

So anyway, as I mentioned here I did a mini-reno of the kitchen. The yellow cabinets and brown counter top are history!

 A before and after picture, side by side:

January 4, 2012

Top 5 of 2011

Hello Again! Can you believe 2012 is here already? I know I can't; time sure flies after you are about 12 years old!

My wish for this blog in 2012 is get get my creative juices going and show you guys how crafty I can be. I found last year (so weird to say that four days into "this" year) I would forget to take pictures of before I did a redo, or of the steps. Even sometimes I forgot to show you guys at all! This blog is so new to me, but I promise to do better from now on.

I have been seeing "Top Posts of 2011" everywhere I look, and it got me to thinking? What were my top posts? This blog only started in September 2011, so there are really not many "top" posts. But I did find five that were head and shoulders above the others.Without further delay:

Top 5 Posts in 2011!
#1 - Ribbon Tree; with over a thousand page views is by far the leader of the pack.