February 20, 2015

• HOUSE & HOME • CRUSHIN' ON ...

  With the cold winds a-blowin' outside...
it means more time staying in the house where it's all warm & cozy!

And that means more time to peruse Pinterest :)




This is what I've been crushin' on...

Kitchen
This kitchen just makes me think of spring!! via


Laundry Room
Loving the sign that Sarah from Thrifty Decor Chick  has in her laundry room.



Living/Family Room
Love this blog via


Dining Room
Another room that screams come on spring/summer.  via


A Place to Read
A wonderful place to curl up with a good book on a cold wintery day.   via


and last but not least...


Dreaming of this
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Hope these fill your day with tons of inspiration!

February 15, 2015

• HOUSE & HOME • Easy + Inexpensive Box Spring Cover

  You know there are several different ways to cover/coordinate your box spring with your bedroom decor, when you do not or cannot use a bed skirt.


You could sew,
use velcro,
hot glue,
a staple gun,
and I'm sure there are more.

But...
 there is one tried and true way that I have been using for 15 years now.
In fact...I started doing this about the time that we welcomed Sheeba  (she passed away 3 years ago) into our home. Bedskirts are not a good idea when you have a kitten in your home...ya know this?

 It's so easy and inexpensive that you can change your the cover every month, week, or day.

I honestly have no idea why I've never posted it before but I figured what the hell I'll just post it. If someone else out there has had the same idea...well...great minds think alike, HAHA!




This easy change?



My grandson switched rooms...his room is a work in progress, this is his queen bed.


A fitted sheet!



Bella refused to move...so she was my model...haha!
No tools are needed.
You can pick up just fitted sheets at many stores.

(They are also good for protecting your box spring when you move...it keeps it clean, and if the sheet gets dirty it can be washed.)

I told you it was easy!!

February 2, 2015

•PROJECTS • Crochet, A Rediscovered Love


Over a year ago,
I was perusing Pinterest when I came across these beautiful crocheted throws.

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It has been over 30 years since I picked up a crochet hook. I immediately decided that I was going to start crocheting again.
But would I remember how?
So, I hopped on google and began to search. Just imagine how pleased I was to find an abundance of youtube videos to help me out.

I then set out to see if I still had my very first crochet hook...
can you beleive...
after all these years I still had it.
With hook in hand (not literally) I set out on my quest for yarn, more hooks and ideas!

My first project was a blanket for Michael. Yeah, the over 6ft tall youngest son...
BOY!
was that an undertaking...
it took me a year to finish it.

Unfortunately, I didn't have time to take any pictures before he gave me a kiss, thanked me, and wrapped himself in it. I thought I would have time before he went back to school...
Nope!

I did have several other afghans that I was working and reworking during the past year.
I couldn't find the stitch that I loved well enough to finish one project.
Until...
this past November 2014,
when I found this adorable little stitch.




I knew it was the stitch to use for the family room afghan. I went out bought some white yarn and got to work. It took me a month working 2 to 3 days a week for 2 hours a day.














Isn't it just adorable?
Plus, it's so soft and warm!

There is one part of this afghan that I didn't work on. So, let me give a big shout out to Mr. HSH, for making the pom poms!!!




You see the making of pom poms & tassels eludes me. No matter how many times I have tried they always come out looking like...hell!
So, from this point on Mr.HSH is my official pom pom/tassle maker, YAY!

Have you rediscovered somthing you've been away from years?


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