Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Pocket Pixies

The girls have everything under the sun at their mom's house. It is outta control, really. D and I won't even attempt to compete. We do, however like to give meaningful gifts, something one of a kind so that we can ensure that these girls don't already have it. 

Aren't they the cutest thing?!

I found the pattern posted on Pinterest (LOVE it!) and it linked up to an etsy shop. Shelley from Gingermellon is so sweet! She was also quick to send the PDF after my purchase. She has many adorable patterns available, you can visit her shop here.

We were in a super huge hurry, since we waited until the last minute (as usual) to sew these up, so we didn't add all of the details that are in the pattern... and somehow our dolls don't quite have the neck that her photographed ones do, but I must say I adore these little gals.

Allison (6) is learning to sew, I can see this being a valuable gateway to creativity for her. I can envision making mermaid tails and fairy wings for these pocket pixies. Also writing stories together about the lives of these gals!

Happy stitching!

Have you make any hand sewn gifts for the holidays?

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Family Name Signs

Now that it is after Christmas, I can show y'all what I made for some of my favorite people!

I adore my family! My big brother is so kind and talented and he married an amazing woman for him, a perfect addition to our family. I wanted to give them something honoring their family, something that they can display in their home.

I love how it turned out!

I consider Nicole my sister. Her mother and my mother met in lamaze class when they were pregnant with us. Nicole was born 3 weeks after me. I don't know what I would have done in life with out such an incredible little woman to experience everything with. She's taught me a ton and tested me as well, as any sibling should. She married her hubs the same year that my big bro married his wife. I can not believe it was almost 4 years ago already! I adore The Cookes and I am thrilled that Bernie is also a part of our family!

As you can see, the coloring is different on the two signs. I know that Tay and Jen have more black and white in their home plus there is just a touch of green- Jen's fav color. Bernie and Nicole are more into the dark browns and mahogany shades, so I ran with that. I hope that my sweet siblings love their signs as much as I loved making them for them. 

If you are interested in ordering a custom sign, email me. 

What did you give your siblings this year?

Monday, December 26, 2011

Our Stockings! DIY Christmas Stockings

I went thrifting and purchased a shower curtain that was this beautiful sage green color. I love the fact that it is not that traditional green christmas color, so I figured it'd be perfect to make the girls' stockings out of. I wanted something simple and timeless, stockings that we would use for years and years to come. The red stockings were a gift last year from my bff. I considered just ordering more from Things Remembered, but then thought it was more visually interesting if the stockings were different. 

I used the BIG red stockings as a template, added 1/4" around 3 sides for seam allowance and stitched them up. I then made off white felt flowers and put a dot of gold fabric paint in the center. I used my paper cutter to make the names and filled them in with gold fabric paint on off white cotton fabric. I stitched the fabric on and frayed the edges. Then used my favorite fabric glue, Fabri-tac, to attach the felt flowers.

I love how they turned out!!

Please forgive the top of our tree, we didn't have time to make our star! lol

Full stockings. Santa sent us a note to let me know the stockings served their purpose ;)

What is your favorite DIY Christmas Project?

Tis the season to be frothy!

Join me for a cup of tea?

This time of year I love to drink warm beverages, coffee/tea/hot cocoa/whatever...
I found this pumpkin spice chai from Townshends Tea here in Portland. Well, chai is amazing with steamed and frothed milk. I don't have a steamer, but I'm about to give ya some good news... you don't need one!

This Westsoy vanilla unsweetened soy milk is my favorite for coffee/tea drinks. Cow milk and almond milk also froth very well, but rice milk not so much. I like more tea than milk in mine, so I figure about 3/4:1/4 tea to milk. I pour the milk into a pot and heat it up on medium. It doesn't take long and you'll want to stand there the whole time.

The little device photographed below I believe is called an emulsion blender. 

Pour your milk in a pot, heat it up on medium, and use a little frother/emulsion blender/whisk to keep the milk moving until you see steam. Once it is finished, it's frothy and beautiful!Mix it into your tea/chai and add your favorite sweetener!!!

Ta Da!

Happy Frothing ;) 
What's your favorite tea/latte?

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Holiday madness!

I'm still (partially) sane, but...

My husband is sewing?!?! My home is a wreck.

-pocket pixies are almost done
-the girls have brand new homemade stockings *with their names on them!
-the PVC fort is almost fully constructed
-we are sipping a lovely malbec at 3:00pm lol

We are brimming with excitement and biting our nails to finish everything up. Hand made Christmas is making me one happy/crafty/tired momma!

Are you giving any handmade gifts this year? If so, what?

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Just a little look back

Some times I am blown away with how fast time flies! As I was sorting through my photo card trying to locate pictures for yet another tutorial :P  I happened on these photos from June of our little Portland wedding celebration. 

This cake was my first gluten free try at making a big cake! It was a lemon cake with homemade (of course) lemon curd filling and a lemon butter cream frosting. It was to die for! I have learned a bit more from the internet about making layered cakes. I don't necessarily make beautiful cakes, but they taste darn good! I do love how this one turned out to look like a hat! I'll have to take a class on cake decorating one day. Wouldn't that be fun?!

Mom and I asked a very kind lady from our neighborhood if we could cut hydrangeas from her yard, they were gorgeous! we scavenged some rosemary (it's supposed to be good luck) from the neighborhood, and cut a little lavender and hosta leaves from our own yard and voila! Free floral arrangements :) they smelled delightful!

I so love this quote from Ben Folds. So sweet. We still have this framed in our bedroom.

This was such a sweet time with close Portland friends. I feel like I was in such a daze in the planning/participation of my wedding in South Carolina that I forgot many details. The photographs are lovely, and I had the time of my life marrying the love of my life; I couldn't ask for anything more. Maybe I'll post photos/memories of my wedding day as a blog sometime!

Have you hosted a celebration that you were particularly fond of?

Monday, December 12, 2011

Up cycled Cocoa Box To Stamp Storage

I have been brainstorming for things to keep in my entry storage hutch to hold my stamps and return address labels. In general, I feel like the packaging from the things we buy should suffice, but I want them to look nice. This solution was so simple, and turned out adorable!!

Here were my supplies:

We'd just finished a box of cocoa power (from Trader Joes). E6000 is the best crafting glue on the planet! If you've never used it here is an excuse to purchase it, I know you'll come up with a million other reasons to use it! These label holders were purchased from Joann Fabric and Craft. I found them in the scrapbooking department for $3.99. 

Step 1) I sliced and peeled off the label from the cocoa powder container.

Step 2) I spread E6000 glue on the rim of a small label holder.

Step 3) I affixed the label holder to the box.


See how it turned out?!

Now all I have to do is type up a little label that says stamps.

I hope this inspires you to create up cycled storage. 
I'd love for you to share ideas/photos of your diy storage!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Mudroom under $100 - part 2: A recycled kitchen cabinet turned mudroom storage hutch

So, we all remember what my tiny entry way looked like, right? If you didn't see it in this post of part 1, here is a reminder:

I identified that I needed storage in our entry way:
(From part 1)
What do I need to store in my entry way? Shoes, jackets, dog leash, poo bags, shopping bags, incoming and outgoing mail, family binder (meal plan, cleaning plan, bills), reusable shopping bags, shopping list, keys... I'm sure this list will grow in the future as this becomes a usable space.

I love the challenge of making things that look very nice (and function very well) out of quality inexpensive materials. My go to place is The Rebuilding Center. I had the recollection that upper cabinets are about 12" deep and that is about the amout of space we could spare in our narrow entry for storage. I always have to have a little chat with myself before I go, "Now Lauren, be open to what you might find. Don't let your vision be too narrow and if you can not find something that you believe will be just right, they'll have a whole new inventory next week."

Well, I went, I searched, and I found! Only $10 for this upper cabinet!

Pardon the photos, y'all know how impatient I am at starting new projects and this cabinet was all taken apart and ready to paint the night I bought it. But you get the idea.

There's the cute little planter turned shoe rack back there!

ew. But such incredible detail!

Wide insides!

I got to work sanding, priming and painting. I decided to go with black since the walls are so light and our kitchen floor is black and white checkered. Plus it helped that we had a can of Behr Mickey Mouse Ears (black) in the garage left over from a previous project. I was so excited about this find that I even woke up bright and early, earlier than Preston even, to get this baby finished.

I soaked the icky hinges in all kinds of cleaner in an attempt to de-gunk them, then spray painted them white in contrast to the black. 

I bought legs from Home Depot for $20, which was steep in my book, but I was ready to get this entry under control and I wanted something simple. The ones I purchased are 2"x2"x6" wooden screw in legs and the screw in plates (sold separately). This way our cabinet would be raised above the trim and we would have more room for storage underneath. I also painted the legs black.

I put it all back together and my husband anchored it to the wall by screwing it into the studs for ultra support, and here's the finished product!

There is still so much more that needs to be accomplished in this entry area, but we will save that for another day! Thanks for checking out my musings.

What is your favorite up cycled home improvement project that you have scored on the cheap?

I linked up to A Bowl Full of Lemons!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Mudroom under $100 - part 1: A shoe rack consolidation

Our house is small, just under 1300 sq feet, to be a little more descriptive. We have one cat, one 50lb dog, a 14 month old son and 4 and 6 year old daughters (several weekends and all summer long). I guess what I am trying to say here is that there is a lot going on in just under 1300 sq ft of space. I knew this when we bought the place in 2009. I saw it as an inspiration and a challenge. My husband thought the place was disgusting and didn't see the charm that I did when we toured it the first, second, or third time! I have had big dreams for this skinny little home and let me tell you, a lot of them have come true. David now shares my vision!

When we first walk into our home, there is a long skinny hallway. There is hardly any room for a proper "mud room" and there is no coat closet. We are the take-your-shoes-off kind of a house, but where do you put your shoes in a long skinny hallway? Well, we have had a wire rack that served as a catch all- leash, poo bags, shoes, coats etc. all got dumped on this rack. I must say that it is less than appealing to come in the front door after a long day and see such a mess. I couldn't even bring myself to photograph all the crap, so here is the before picture!

So many things that need to be accomplished in this space!!

We also struggle with mail pile up on the kitchen counter. I know a lot of folks deal with the same thing, so I started searching the www up and down for inspiration and guidance. All I could find were spacious beautifully designed open floor plans and huge mudrooms that stored everything under the sun and ample room for shoe removal as well as mail storage. I have the same needs, but none of the space! That is why I am writing this series!

I decided that I needed to get very basic: 
1. What do I need to accomplish in my entry way/ mudroom? I need order, organization, and a landing space.

2. What do I need to store in my entry way? Shoes, jackets, dog leash, poo bags, shopping bags, incoming and outgoing mail, family binder (meal plan, cleaning plan, bills), reusable shopping bags, shopping list, keys... I'm sure this list will grow in the future as this becomes a usable space.

3. What feeling to I want when I am entering my home after a long day or leaving in a huge rush to get somewhere? I want to feel a) inspired b) put together c) like I know where everything is d) I have a very valuable family and I want my home to represent this.

Our most simple need is to contain our shoes. I saw this on Pinterest and thought these wall mounted planters could be a great solution for corralling our shoes! So we went to Home Depot and they were $14 for each 24" horse trough planter, great deal huh?! My dear husband affixed them to the wall. Away with the wire shoe each catch all!!

Cool huh?!

Here they are from the side, I had to super crop it so that I didn't give away the rest of what we did in here, That's a whole other post! They're super flush, I love them!!

Stay tuned for the next installment!!

Is there a particular clutter nucleation site in your home that you are searching for a solution to?

I linked up to A Bowl Full of Lemons

Sunday, December 4, 2011

DIY Christmas Ornaments with Polymer Clay

Gather your supplies:
Cookie Cutters (I used star shaped, of course!)
Polymer clay that can be baked to set (I used white)
Stamps (Pictured in the jar are one of my mini font sets)
Versa Craft Ink Pad (maybe other inks would work?!)
Wax Paper
Ribbon (not pictured)
Skewer or tooth pick (not pictured)
Rolling pin or wine bottle (lol not pictured)

I was totally inspired by this blog: Jessica Jane Handmade

But I couldn't make a bird shape to save my life! So, here's my take on it.

The clay that I purchased had to be baked at 275 degrees so I pre-heated the oven. Y'all know I am an impatient crafter! I wanted to just pop these babies in as I made them so I'd be too busy making more to be pacing and opening the oven to check on them every 5 seconds!

1. Roll a chunk of clay into a ball.

2. Plop clay ball on wax paper sheet, and place another sheet of wax paper on top. Kinda like making a pie crust!

3. Cut out your shape with cookie cutter. I made some round ones too by using the top of a cup and mini mug!

4. Ink your stamps and stamp your letters/words into the clay. You might want to practice a bit on scrap paper first.

5. Use your skewer or tooth pick to poke a hole in the top.

6. Bake according to clay package directions. I baked them on the wax paper on a cookie sheet. There was some smoke. So I'd be sure to have the hood vent/fan on and maybe even a window open.

7. After ornaments are cooked poke some ribbon through the hold and hang on the tree!

Finished Products:

My husband made a forklift! :)

If you make some of these, please share photos!! I'd love to see them.

Have you made any Christmas ornaments this year? If so what is your favorite?

We got our tree up!

I am by no means a Scrooge or a Grinch. But I have never been into the whole holiday music and get the tree up as fast as you can kinda deal. Our little man loves lights! We have been walking him down the Christmas light aisle at Target and Fred Meyer for weeks now. He gets so excited that he starts shaking. We debated about real tree or artificial tree, weighing the pros and cons of both... Smell and pine needles, sap and water, what will the cat climb up/eat/mess with and what would Preston do with one or the other?! I don't know that there was ever a final decision made, but I found myself in Target (humming along to the holiday tunes!) on the Christmas light aisle with lil P staring at an artificial tree that stood "6 feet" tall and only cost $20. It was in the cart in a matter of seconds and we were checking out before I could even say Christmas spirit!

I got home and assembled the tree. Let's just say we got what we paid for. It was not 6' tall by any stretch of the imagination. It looked nice, but the dog/cat/baby could pull the thing down in the blink of an eye, it was so light. Feeling defeated we disassembled the tree and packed it back into its box.

While running errands we decided to swing by my favorite Goodwill. There in the home goods section stood the sturdiest, burliest, fullest artificial tree! For only...wait for it... $25!!! I'm not really sure how we fit it into the little car, but my husband makes miracles happen! We had white lights from the real tree we had a couple years ago. But hardly and ornaments. Since I'm a DIY gal, I'm on the search for some inspiration. I have been scavenging pinterest and the www for ideas. I have come up with some great ones so stay tuned for tutorials :)

The Danners are one happy crew, $25 heavy duty tree and Preston gets his lights!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Journey on a pie crust... Gluten free pumpkin fluff mini pies!

How delicious does this look?!

OK, so I have been too afraid to embark on a gluten free pie baking journey through out the year. There it is, I admitted it. I was too afraid to get all excited about a delicious pie and have the crust turn out, well, totally gross. 

David and I decided to do our Gratitude Day (Thanksgiving) here at home together with our sweet lil P. We are truly amazed by our family and thought it would be fun to cook up a storm for just the three of us (the girls are with their biological mom this year). In my view, Thanksgiving is just not Thanksgiving with out PIE (or casseroles for that matter). So I mustered up my baking courage and waited till the last minute went for it. 

Well, I went a little crazy with the pie crust. Um, maybe a lot crazy. I started with the intention of pecan (pee-can) pie- southern tradition baby! Then the thoughts, ideas and inspiration took off and I would not stop mixing, kneading, and rolling out gluten free pie crust dough.

GF Pie Crust:

1 C + 2 Tablespoons GF Pastry Flour Mix
2 Tablespoons Sweet rice flour
1 Tablespoon Sugar
1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 Tablespoons Spectrum palm oil Shortening (or butter)
1 egg
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1.5 teaspoons vanilla

mix dry ingredients. cut in shortening and blend until the flour looks like corse meal. add egg and vinegar and vanilla, if you're making a sweet pie. mix on low until ball forms. plop dough ball on wax paper, then place another piece on top and roll out. I use a wine bottle :) grease 9" pie pan/dish peel off top piece of wax paper, turn bottom sheet upside down to transfer dough to pan. Pinch edges and cook according to pie recipe. If you need a precooked pie crust ***check recipe first! then prick the bottom of the dough several times and bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes.

I made it with: 
1. orange juice to sub for ACV  
2. vanilla sweet pies

So what did I put in them? 

Well, this is what went in the vanilla one. My mother always had this pumpkin fluff pie recipe, which I forgot but reinvented. 

1 can organic pumpkin pie filling
1/2 container of cool whip
1 pie crust
1 pecan on top

that's it. so simple.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

GF Pastry Flour Mix -for gluten free baked goods

Get out your measuring cups, it's flour mixing time!

GF Pastry Flour Mix:
2 C brown rice flour
2/3 C potato starch (kinda hard to find, but you can buy it on Amazon)
1/3 C tapioca flour

Mix them in a jar and shake, shake, shake!!!

I use all Bob's Red Mill flours, they're here in Portland :)

Gluten is a binding agent, it is what holds baked goods together when made with wheat (and white) flour. In gluten free baking, there is no binding agent- the gluten. So we use xanthan gum. Each recipe will call for a different amount since we want certain baked good to be tighter than others. I stay clear of the all purpose gluten free flours that have xanthan gum already in them. The ones I have tried have tasted funny and I never really know what I am going to get for a final product. This mix is tried and true! I have used this to adapt many recipes and test out about how much xanthan gum to use.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

DIY A Fall Wreath- Tutorial

Here is my front door!  I have been so inspired by these fall wreaths that I have been seeing on Pinterest!  I decided that I should give it a whirl, even though I thought (past tense) wreaths were just for old people. :P Sorry, mom.  There are so many other tutorials on the net, but I did not want to buy anything new.  Well, other than the wreath form.  I started with a wicker form from The Dollar Tree.  Yes, $1 for a wreath form, can't beat that with a stick!  I should tell you that I was inspired by this wreath.

(Step 1) I wrapped my wicker wreath form in jute twine that I had left over from our wedding favor bags.  I wrapped and wrapped and wrapped until I got tired of wrapping it and then I had another idea.  Ruffles!

(Step 2) I had an old tshirt that was a beautiful cranberry color.  I was going to donate it, but decided it is free fabric for my stash and I'd better hang onto it. Glad I did! I cut the shirt into strips, sewed down the center of the strips and to my amazement it ruffled by itself!  If your tshirt strips do not ruffle, you'll simply pull on the ends of the threat to gather the fabric up.  No need to finish the edges of the strips as they won't fray.

(Step 3) Bust out the hot glue gun!  I chose which side I wanted to be the back of my wreath, made sure my jute twine was secured to the form and wrapped my ruffles around the front of the wreath and secured them in the back with hot glue.  I made 15 ruffles and attached 11.  Id suggest making a couple/few extra since the seams popped out of a couple of mine and I didn't want to run back and forth to the sewing machine.

(Step 3) Pick out felt colors for flowers and scavenge string and ribbon stash for coordinating colors.  From the tutorial linked above, I loved the texture of the white yarn that is wrapped around her wreath, but as I'd noted above I didn't want to buy anything new, I raided our ribbon stash and found white ribbon that I thought was too thick and then tied evenly spaced knots in it to created the texture that I was seeking.  I love turquoise and found some thread in my bonus daughters' craft stash (thanks A & B)!  I wound the string around in one angled direction all the way around the wreath and then came back the other way with it angled in the opposite direction.  The turquoise string basically made x's all around the wreath.  See photo below:

(Step 4) I wound my knotted white ribbon around the wreath, crossing the form (on the front side of the wreath) in between the turquoise x's.

(Step 5) This part is soooooooo fun- make felt flowers!  This is a link to a great tutorial on making felt flowers- it'll hook ya, watch out!

(Step 6) Hot glue flowers to the wreath.  I chose 2 clusters similar to the inspiration wreath (linked up above), but really you can do them however you like.

(Step 7) I looped a piece of white ribbon through the top of my wreath and hung it on the wreath hook that I got from Home Depot for only about $2.50.  

Since I already had just about everything to make this wreath in my crafting stash, this project only cost me about $3.50!!  
As always, feel free to contact me with questions or for tips or tricks! 

Friday, November 11, 2011

DIY Weekly dry erase meal planner board and broken computer

So, my computer broke. A very sad time right now, we have been together for 8 years, she made the move with me to Portland. I was very attached to my little PowerBook g4! So here I am, back from hiding and posting crappy photos (from my iPad) of a cute project! Lol This will just have to do until I either get a new computer or the camera adaptor for my iPad.

I went to The Rebuilding Center on Mississippi and scoured the old windows. I found this one and decided it was "the one" - I figured that a black frame would be a little too dramatic for this piece since the paper in the back has so much black in it.

(Step 1) So using packaging paper to cover the glass and painters' tape my dear husband covered the front of the glass and one a day when it actually wasn't raining here in Portland, I spray painted the frame with a matte metallic silver.
(Step 2) I cut my decorative paper to size by inserting it behind the glass and using and exacto knife around the edges of the paper for precision.
(Step 3) I punched 7 circles out from a complimentary paper using my Fiskars circle hole punch, then spread Mod Podge on the back of each circle and evenly spaced them out on my decorative paper- using a ruler.
(Step 4) I could have stamped my letters in to the circles or even cut them out with the Cricut, but I found these stickers last week in my scrapbook stash and decided that a. I was feeling lazy and b. These would be really cute with the design of the decorative paper that I chose. So I chose the lowercase letters, peeled them off and stuck them in the middle of the circles. In our house the week starts with Monday and ends on Sunday, so I ran with that.
(Step 5) I cleaned the glass really well with my homemade glass cleaner and used a microfiber towel to remove all excess lint.
(Step 6) I slathered Mod Podge on the back (unpainted frame) side of my window glass and very carefully and slowly adhered my decorative paper face down in the Mod Podge. I let it dry and...
(Step 7) I applied Mod Podge on the back of the decorative paper to protect the paper. If you wanted, after the Mod Podge dries you could seal it with clear acrylic sealer, but I didn't feel it was necessary.
(Step 8) We attached 2 sawtooth picture hangers on the back to hang it and balance it out when we write on/erase it!

What I'd do differently next time:
Less or lighter color pattern on the decorative paper so we could read the meals better.
Overall, I LOVE how it turned out. I am an instant gratification crafter and this met all of my expectations and time constraints!!

Happy crafting! If you make one, please send me a picture, I'd love to see what you come up with!!

 What is your meal planning process, tips or tricks?

Friday, October 14, 2011

We love you

I just finished up this sign for a friend. Her little girl is such a happy little blessing, and she just got a new bedroom! Pink and teal are in the room, it is coming together and so cute :) Almost makes me want to redo Allison and Brianna's room. Almost.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Gluten free pumpkin scones

Ok, let's face it. Being gluten free gets easier... Then it gets hard again this time of year. Every. Single. Year.
So last year I found a Starbucks pumpkin scone recipe online and adapted it to be gluten free. YES! You heard, um , read that correctly- proceeding is a recipe for the gluten free version of Starbucks pumpkin scone recipe! I adapted this recipe from a gluten full one and I'm feeling pretty proud about it! ;)

1.5 C Basic gluten free pastry flour mix
1/2 C gluten free oat flour (I make mine from GF oats in a coffee grinder sometimes)
1/4 tsp xanthan gum
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cloves
7 TBS sugar
1 TBS baking powder
Mix well.
Cut in 6 TBS butter or shortening (I use spectrum palm oil shortening)
Mix it into your dry ingredients until it is crumbly with no huge chunks. Set aside.

In a separate bowl mix:

1/2 C (heaping) canned pumpkin
1/2 C milk (I use rice milk)
1 egg (or equivalent replacer)

Whisk wet ingredients together then mix them with your dry ingredients. Pour into a greased 9" round cake pan and bake for 17 minutes at 350 degrees.
When finished, take the round pan out of the oven and cut your scones into triangles then place them on a greased cookie sheet and bake them the rest of the way for 8-10 minutes (or until done) at 450 degrees. ( I like to eat scones that actually look like scones!)

**My little twist is to drizzle melted white chocolate on top and place a pecan half in the center when they have finished baking and are cooled.  Or melt white chocolate and add in a pinch or nutmeg and cinnamon!
The picture shows this, but we are out of pecans this go round. They're still so delicious. And gluten free is suddenly not hard anymore :)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Supplies run

By now you should know that I reduce reuse and reapply any and everything that I can. I get more inspiration than I do sleep and I love a "steal!"

So we made a trip to the farmers market, got bundles of fresh fall produce and a supplies run to the rebuilding center in nopo.

Look at my treasures for today! The only difficulties with shopping are 1. How do I haul this to the register? 2. How do I haul this to my car? 3. Will this even fit in my car? 4. Where will I store this in my house/garage?

So, here you're looking at a couple new jewelry boxes and tons of coasters! Stocking up for the holidays! What would you like to see in my shop?