Friday, April 29, 2011

Things that make me smile...

Talk about glam! This room just screams luxurious to me...I think its gotta be the chandelier! Wow!

Monday, April 18, 2011

I did it!!

Sorry for the bad pictures, it is ridiculously difficult to get good shots while facing a sun-filled window! But I couldn't wait any longer to take some.


For now they're operating as purely decorative, and I might add they make my window look much bigger! Never a bad thing, I'm thinking. Hopefully someday they'll get to have the spotlight to themselves but for now they're enjoying backing up their friends--the white curtains :)

And I must say I definitely love the ring clips. Not only does it require no sewing for the top, but I love the way it looks...I might have to adjust the other curtains so they can have ring clips too! (plus I think that'd go a long way in making this look more cohesive...the differences in how they're hung is kind of driving my type A personality crazy!)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Things that make me smile...

There are too many great things in this kitchen...I don't even know where to start! The open shelf island? The light fixtures? The hood? The faucet? The stools? The cutting board inset on the island? The glass cabinets? And then there's the archway framing this beautiful room!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The final lesson...

good things come to those who wait! :)

I made these sugar cookies for my cousin's bridal shower...pretty cool huh? I love how personalized they are! (of course, that is the point!)
good thing there weren't any left...I have a serious weakness for sugar cookies...

PS: The message cookie cutters are from Williams-Sonoma if anyone's interested in making their own. It come with 3 cookie shapes & endless possibilities!! Check it out here.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

I'm willing it so...

It is time for spring!
I'm hoping if I get all ready & pretend it is spring then maybe the weather will follow suit!

It's at least worth a shot!

okay weather...I'm ready! Bring on the sunshine!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Life lessons learned from making cookies...

its messy...
there are consequences...
yields rewards along the way...
and forces patience...

really? they really have to chill for 2 hours?! really?

Saturday, April 2, 2011

A new project

I started my second sewing project this weekend...wow, look at me, I'm ambitious! If you remember from this post, I got a clearance tablecloth at Target with the intention of hanging it as a curtain. Well I've since decided I'd like to cut it in half to make two curtain panels. Curtains are always more functional as two pieces, right? And now that I have some faith (granted very little) in my sewing ability I figured I could attempt it!

I've gotten it laid out, and measured...

Cut in half...

Ironed & pinned...

Now I just have to work up the courage to do the actually sewing :)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Things that make me smile...

It kind of amazes me how many beautiful kitchens I come across. I think its pretty cool that with how often they're used they can still have their time to shine :) Just check out that chandelier! It is all about the shine! And it looks good doing it. The pops of coral add so much to this room, but without the beautiful white/gray backdrop they'd be lost. Its just so perfect. And I'm thinking these chairs are the way to go...maybe I'd actually eat dinner at the table if I had nice chairs like that...hmm...