Sunday, June 27, 2010

We Sold the House

We got an offer on our house on Friday. We countered and the buyer accepted. Now we wait for inspections and paperwork to go though. What a huge relief. Now we have to pack up, and move to... somewhere, and wait for the new house to be done. All this by July 21st. Wish us luck.

New House Update

The outside of our house is almost done! We chose a blue Hardie Board fiber cement siding with white trim. I absolutely love it! It's fresh and hip :0) All they have left is the stone work. Maybe that will be done sometime this week.

What do you think?

I love this Entertainment Center

I love Sawdust and Paper Scraps's DIY entertainment center. We want to do something like this on this wall in our new house. (the wall to the right of the hallway- just in case anyone was confused)

I also love the crates she made for the cubbyholes in the et center. Go HERE to find that tutorial.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

All Boxed Up

I found these circle boxes at the DI for dirt cheap. I decided to dress them up a bit by adding some feet and paint. I glued the feet on with E-6000 glue.Decide on a base coat. This will show through when you sand later on. I went with black.Paint the boxes and lids the base color.Once the base coat is dry, paint the main color over the box. I left the lids black.To give my boxes more character, I added stripes in blue. I also added some poka-dots. Once the paint is totally dry, sand the boxes to your liking. To give it one last umph, I wiped walnut stain over each box. Add some decor around them. I added some birds.

Sunday, June 20, 2010


Have you ever been to a co-op? Me neither. But I hear they are pretty awesome.

Here are some Utah co-op websites that I have heard about.

You can also go to for more links, and penny pinching ideas.

Pleated Purse

I want to make this pleated purse. I think it is adorable.
What You Need:

* 5/8 of a yard of 54″ width fabric for the sides, interior top bands and straps
* 5/8 of a yard of 54″ width fabric lining sides
* small piece of fabric for the top, exterior band
* small piece of fabric for the pockets
* 2 yards interfacing for the bag sides, straps and top bands.
* 1 yard fusible fleece- Pellon 987F
* 1 2-1/2 yard package of piping

See the tutorial HERE, for more details.

Friday, June 18, 2010

House Update

We have windows, shingled roof and dry wall inside. The home builders told us we have about eight weeks until completion.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

New House Update

The new house is coming along nicely. We have a roof, some plumbing, and some duct work.

Here she is as she stands today...