Friday, March 4, 2011

A Rough Reveal

Okay so I shared this pic earlier in the morning of a beautiful April Cornell tablecloth that I found at HomeGoods this week. I knew I HAD to have it for my sewing/craft room!

Before any gasps, I did say this is a ROUGH reveal. My mom cave is not even close to being blog worthy yet but I wanted to share what I made with the table cloth. Ignore the pink sample paint. It is a little flamingo and I need to find a softer shade.

Tada! Here are the finished panels I made from the table cloth which I might add I actually made in a day and a half and not two, three months later! Ha! I actually purchased four table cloths. Two sets in two differ sizes since I was not sure how long I needed the curtains to be and not sure if I wanted to spend the money on two full table cloths or not to create fuller panels. Well sensibility won out and I decided to use just one table cloth and cut it in half to make two panels and sewed the sides back up. Yes, I would have loved two fuller panels but I just could not justify to myself spending $50 on curtains for in here.

I went to HobLob yesterday looking for some type of hanger and came home with this. The Fleur de leis curtain clips were on clearance and they only had one pack but it worked fine for me. The hanger actually matches the chandy I purchased a while back for in here but have yet to decided what to do with. Now once the walls are painted pink the clips may go white as well or the hanger may actually get painted to match the clips. Not sure and the important thing to me was to just get the panels made and hung. 

This print really does makes me just smile every time I go in here. They distract your eye from all my messes going on!;) I loved this table cloth even more because it has a boarder to it and the border is actually sewn on all around and not just printed so it adds a little bit more something special to it.

And here is my assistant who is addicted to open windows. I was actually taking a pic to show ya how the panels puddle on the floor. Oh and as an extra there in the corner on the floor is that chandy just patiently waiting.
Hope y'all are having a wonderful week and thanx for stopping by to share in my  excitement over a table cloth! It truly is the little things that make me happy which is a total plus for The Hubster!

Linking up to the following Linky Parties!

Inspiration Friday- At The Picket Fence

Feathered Nest Friday- French Country Cottage 
Saturday Night Special- Funky Junk Interiors

Sunday Showcase Party- Under The Table & Dreaming

Metamorphosis Monday- Between Naps On The Porch

So Excited!

Look at what I found at HomeGoods this week! I fell instantly in love with the vintage feel it had and those colors just make me smile. Right away I knew it was perfect for one particular room in our home. The one room that is last on the list of importance and thus is taking the longest to get anywhere near completed but that is okay. That room would be my sewing/crafting room. One day it will be done and I will never want to leave it!;)

I have already started on the transformation from a tablecloth to curtains. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


It is that time of year where the weather starts warming up, ya pack away all your cold weather clothes and ya start day dreaming abt the ocean! That is just what I have been up to in between the every day craziness. I have been sooo busy this past week planing a birthday party for Oldest where for the first time ever he requested to invite more than just close family friends. So of course there was the chore of finding a place to have it, the theme and then finding all the items that go with that said theme but not till after I was done having a heart attack over birthday party prices for a possible 25 children since he is inviting his entire 1st grade class. When did having a simple party become so expensive!!?? It is ridiculous to say the least. I also have been working on orders, yard work, and getting stuff done around the house for back to back grandparent visits which we can not wait for!
 One of my most favorite things though that I have been doing that I do every year at this time is to search for a place to stay at the beach. It can be very nerve racking and I must admit at times I do just want to give up but then  everything falls into place and I can breathe a sigh of relief! I literally am the family travel agent and have to take in the request of all members to include The Nana and The Papa who always come with us. It is usually The Hubster who causes the issues though with his "this is what I want to pay price" and the price of what he actually wants to stay in. 

One of the reason I ENJOY looking for a place to stay at the beach though is because it is a great way to find pics for your inspiration file! There are such beautiful homes out there that I can spend hours drooling over them all!

Just look at the front of this home. It is just as darling as darling can be!

Check out the wooden beams in this home! I love the openess of it.

This very simple but sweet nautical twin bedroom is just darling.

Who wouldn't want to stay in this master suite!? I love the headboard and those floors are to die for!

Again such a wonderful open spacious feel and I love the raw wood table with the contrasting kiwi colored chairs.

This kitchen speaks for itself.

Even with no ocean view this out door living space is dreamy! I have high hopes of adding a bead board ceiling to our back porch and to our front porch but shhh don't tell The Papa just yet!;)

Now this home is a home we actually considered staying in last year. I fell in love with it right away!

Look at that table and the view just makes ya speechless not to mention the bead board ceiling and raw beams.

Loving the simplicity of the kitchen.

This bedroom the boys love!

Now this is just the most magnificant view ever! I never would have thought such a beautiful place could be affordable but can you believe it is less than $3,000 for a private home with three bedrooms right on the beach!!?? It sits between Pensacola and Panama City so if ya stay that way and are interested in this home just visit HomeAway and punch in Seagrove and it should pop up. All the other pics are also from HomeAway and I believe most are cottages in Santa Rosa Beach. They all are truly lovely and I wish we could one day stay in one but we are kinda ify on the fact that we are not sure we could do with out ocean front views so for us it is always condo living for a week since they always have something for everybody like the pool which is the main reason why we have not stayed at the beach house in Seagrove. One day though we will just have to throw a blow up pool out there for the boys and call it a day cause I mean really just look at that view!!

I mention HomeAway only because it is the site I use to book our family vacation every year. Another great source as well and I believe connected to HomeAway is VRBO. Sometimes you can find more pics for the same listing on VRBO so I always research both. Again all pic credits go to HomeAway listings.

Now off to work on some more sewing. Hope your week has started off well!

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