Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Paint does a house good!

My oldest kids went to Grandma and Grandpa’s house, and while they were there mamma played. 

I  Painted!!!

Here is my newly painted dining room.  The color is Sauna by Lowes Home Improvement.  I needed something lighter and fun in my dining room and this was just what the doctor ordered.

Dining Room After

Here was my dining room before: I have lived with it for 6.5yrs and I was beyond tired of the puke gold color.

Dining Room Before

A quick comparison again… The pictures do not do it justice.  It is more grey blue then Carolina Blue I promise!!

Dining Room Makeover Collage

Of course, as I was hanging pictures back up I realized my picture frames probably 50+ years old needed a major update.  There were my Paternal Grandmother’s that she got from Japan.  She LOVES the idea that these are hanging in my home.  I really hope she likes how I changed them… Grandmommy???

Frame Update

My dining room before and my Grandmother is the one in the back right corner…


As THRILLED and EXSTATIC as I am that I painted my dining room it doesn’t take a rocket scientist other things need to change too.  Here is what is next on the list…

What is next

My husband kindly mentioned…”I thought we were just painting? I didn't know you were going to change curtains, frames, and lighting?” My response…It is a women’s prerogative to change things as she see fits!” It is really that simple Smile

Let me know what you think!! What type of curtains do you thing I should make???? I love your opinion.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Seamingly Smitten’s Rory Bubble Romper Pattern

I am very fortunate to have a great blogger friend Jennifer from Seamingly Smitten who let’s me test her patterns.  Several months ago she asked me to test The Rory Bubble Romper pattern and unfortunately my procrastination skills shinned though on this one.  I’ve had it cut out for months but always found other projects/ customer jobs coming first.  So first I have to apologize to my friend Jennifer for being such a lousy tester.  SORRY! Second, I have to say I absolutely LOVE this pattern! When I did finally sit down to make it, it took less then an hour to put together. PLUS, when we went out yesterday she got many compliments

Check out my sweet girl in The Rory Bubble Romper Pattern

Rory Bubble Romper Pattern

A cute side view…ha, she matches the cushions!

Cailyn in Romper

Even the chicken approves!!

chicken checking things out

I can’t say enough about this pattern. It is easy, the fit is perfect, and I love all the different ways you can finish out the legs.  I will be making Cailyn some more of these.  Check out the pattern here you will be so happy you did!!!

Thanks again, Jennifer, for letting me test this pattern!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Introducing L-bean's Corner : Make Barbie Nail Polish

You know that saying the "apple doesn't fall far from the tree" well my oldest daughter is finding her own creative outlet by making Barbie and AGD accessorize! Yes, she is 100% my kid, and I love it!

Here is my 7 year old daughter, Lawson.

I can already tell she has 10Xs the creativity I have that is just waiting to be unleashed.

To give her a moment in the spotlight (although it might be small to her being on my blog is a big deal) I have created just for her "L-bean's Corner." Whenever Lawson comes up with a new craft she wants to share (I am not setting up schedule because school comes first) I will document it for her and post it here.

This whole idea came to me when she invited me to her bedroom for Mommy/Daughter craft time and all the supplies were in order ready to go and she told me "mommy video this so we can put it on YouTube" I did not video it but I did take pictures. haha!

Without further ado, here is L-bean's Corner Barbie Nail Polish...

Supplies needed...
Black Sharpie

1. Color your toothpick on all sides with black marker

2. Put glue on toothpick and insert toothpick in bead, push up bead on toothpick until it is tight on the bead.

3.Cut off toothpick to leave the "brush handle" be sure if you trim the bottom of the bead and lower the bead slightly so the toothpick does not stick out and the bottom is flat.

4. Color the cut toothpick with the Sharpie so the raw wood is also black (we did not do this but looking at pictures it would of been a good idea) Enjoy your Barbie's new nail polish.

She is ready to go to the salon...

Thank you, Lawson, for your unbelievable creativity!

My child cracks me up, when I woke up in the morning she made several more nail polishes and found a bag to keep them all in!

I hope you have enjoyed L-bean's Corner. I know Lawson would love to hear from you so be a sweetheart and leave her a nice comment!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Wrapping things up so I can get some R&R

This has been an incredibly busy week but I see the light at the end of the tunnel. First my daughter started the 2nd grade this week and the homework is insane but we are loving the new school.

Then I have been finishing up some orders for my awesome customers... Beautiful. Valance for Erin

Then an order for a birthday dress for an 18" doll and matching aprons for a girl and her doll. Sorry for the poor quality picture I used my phone.

Plus, a few odds and ends....

All this so I can go and spend the weekend with my college besties...

The last time we got together was 2010! It is time for some R&R with my girls. I hope you all have a great weekend and all orders from Maridith's Designs will be filled next week!

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Monday, July 9, 2012

I love happy customers…

A friend of mine from college ordered her niece a birthday dress and party hat from me at Maridith’s Designs  and was kind enough to send me a picture of the birthday girl!!

I would say this is one happy 6 year old, Happy Birthday, Emma! 

Birthday Dress

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

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