Sunday, November 27, 2011

Just this week...

I kept myself very busy this past week!

Finished up my curtain for over the kitchen sink and got it hung. I found this adorable vintage fabric on etsy that matched my kitchen colors perfectly. I backed it with red gingham and made red gingham piping to finish off the bottom edge.
More painting...of course. The main floor of our house is pretty much done being painted. We are going to put some paneling up on our living room wall and then get our pictures and things hung up. So when we do that I'll post some pictures of the complete room.
Added a little fall touch to our (unfinished) mantel since we were having my family over for Thanksgiving on Saturday.
Went on a major search for the above ingredients to make the following:
A to die for Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cheesecake to take with us to my husband's family Thanksgiving dinner.
I thankfully got plenty of time in with these two. My little Peajay on the left and my husband's kids' dog, Skeech.
My family did Thanksgiving at my house on Saturday. A very exciting event for me since I'd never done a turkey dinner before and because it was the first time my whole family had been in my house since we did so much work! My sister brought me this house warming basket with all kinds of baking goodies! I'm very excited to start working my way through them.
My mom gave me her original China from when her and my dad got married. I think this set is so pretty and simple. I just love it.
I set it up on our corner hutch that we acquired when my hubbie's ex-wife moved out of the house. Right now its pink, not my favorite color and does not match anything we have. So we are planning on stripping it and painting it dark brown or black to go with all our stuff.
My mom also brought me some cute placemats, napkins and kitchen towels to get me started with decorating for Christmas. Plus she got me a couple more cake plates that I need to get ribbons for in my kitchen colors...guess I need to start baking more cakes to put on all the cake plates I now have!
Now I'm going to spend the end of my week relaxing and making plans for all the Christmas events coming up!

Friday, November 18, 2011


Well I'm still working on the house. I'd say we are about half way done with painting. I'm still figuring out where to put stuff. I know we desperately need furniture and decorative moments to round out the place. However, it's starting to feel like home.

The worst part is I don't know when I'll get around to setting up my sewing place...and I'm thinking its not going to be before the end of  this year. I'm itching to start working on projects again, especially since I have some great ideas for Viva Las Vegas. I have been attempting to knit in order to appease my crafty side. So the only time I get to sit down at a sewing machine these days is at work...making liners for my caps. Which is not all that exciting, but at least it full fills a little bit of the emptiness.

A few little photos I snapped at my happy place(my work machine):