February 28, 2013

She Lives in an Airport

After painting the piano I decided the windows needed some curtains.

So I decided I would make them.

I really wanted to do them in this fabric.

But it was waayyyyy too expensive right now.

So I went to Ikea. And if you have never been to Ikea, it's like an airport. It is HUGE!
I love Ikea. Everything is super cheap and you can usually fit everything in your car. I have a Jetta and we fit a couch in there!
Ikea has everything. Seriously. And they have it all set up in showrooms. It's super fun just to walk around and look at all the rooms.



And super cheap curtain rods. Yes that says 99cents.
I was going to make rods too but they were so cheap at Ikea I couldn't pass it up.
So I bought 4 brackets and 2 rods.

I bought enough fabric for the windows. Ikea had tons of really fun fabric for not a lot of money.
Like, $2.99- $5.99 a yard and you can cut it yourself too.

I bought this craziness.

I don't have a sewing machine so I bought some adhesive strips.

You just iron them into the fabric and it sticks together.
So I stuck it all along the length of the curtains and ironed it on.

Then fold if over at the top. About 6".
Make sure you leave room for the curtain rod.

Boom!! No sew curtains!!
Super easy. So you can make new ones as often as you want.

On another note. I dropped my phone in a pot of boiling water while trying to take a picture.
Epic fail.
So today I had to go all over the place trying to get a phone back. They wouldn't sell me a phone without my drivers license. Well I lost that a couple of months ago and never got a new one. So today was the day I would finally go to the DMV and get a New Jersey drivers license.
I didn't wake up this morning thinking I was going to get my picture taken for my license, that I'm going to have to use everywhere. I looked a hot mess. And so does my license.

I hope you all are having a better day than me.


February 27, 2013

She Who Leaves A Trail Of Glitter Is Never Forgotten

I love Holidays. Who doesn't?! If it was socially acceptable to dress up for every holiday like we do for Halloween, I would. And I would totally be an adorable bunny for Easter :)
Since buying the house I think it is a must to decorate. And I try to make as much stuff as I can. Without it looking like a total mess!
That usually entails trying and failing a couple times before I usually get it right.

Thanks Pinterest, for making me think I can do everything I pin.

So I am going to start with some simple things like sparkly candles and eggs.
Because who doesn't love glitter!?

I went to the craft store and bought some glitter, foam brushes (they were 14 for $1, amazing) and paper mâché eggs. I already had the Modge Podge and candles.

I coated the eggs with the Modge podge using the foam brush.

I sprinkled the gluey egg with glitter.

I also rolled it around in the glitter in the dish.

Please put a dish under your egg when putting the glitter on.

Dump the extra glitter from the dish onto a piece of paper.
Fold the paper in half and pour back into bottle.

Repeat the steps with the different glitter.

Voila! Beeeaauuuutiful :)

I also bought some crushed glass. The store advertised it as vase filler. It kinda looks like sand.
It comes in different colors.

I tried one of the eggs in this.
I really liked it! It was a totally different style. Kinda rustic glam.

I decided to do the candles in this glass.
I had these candles outside in my lanterns but I brought them in for winter.

Get a bowl big enough to fix the candles in.
Fill the bowl up with the sand.

Coat the candle with the Modge Podge with a foam brush.

Roll the candle in the glass.

Cover the rest of the candle with glue and keep rolling through the glass.

I think they look great! I'm going to do more eggs like this.

Let me know how it works for you :)

This was my breakfast this morning.

And I could of pulled a Bruce Bogtrotter and ate the whole cake. Ugh :-/


February 25, 2013

Monday I'm in love

I know all of you with 'real' jobs probably hate Mondays but I LOVE them!!! My husband (Tyler) is back at work and my oldest son (Logan) is at school. And I'm with my youngest son Dylan all day.
It's amazing!
Don't get me wrong I love my family-most the time- but it's a madhouse here on the weekend.
The kids want cookies and cakes.
They are switching movies every 30 mins. And who knows where Tyler is! He's hiding in the basement playing the guitar or outside doing "yard work".
So Monday morning I'm pumped. I'm ready to get out and do stuff!
Especially when I have something planned.
Today I went to the craft store to get everything to make these sparkly beauties!!!

I know!! You all are thinking 'Easter? Already?!' Yea, well I thought they were adorable and I wanted to make them. So there. Ha!
I have big things to do next week. Like finish tiling the upstairs bathroom.
So something little this week will be nice :)

I'm super excited to make these! I saw them in the Pottery Barn catalogue but I was not paying $20 for 3. That's crazy stupid! I can make 6 for half of that!

Tomorrow I will post the steps.
This is one I did already.

It is so sparkly! I love it!

When I went to Michael's Craft Store today they had these Martha Stewart glitter for $1.50!! Amazing!! I loved the tinsel

We will see how the rest turn out.
Check back later!


February 24, 2013

Where Brooklyn At

I went into the city today.
It was perfect.
I was going to go yesterday but it was rainy and yucky.
It was beautiful out this morning! As soon as I got into the car one of my favorite songs was on the radio. Don't you love when that happens?!
Today I went to one of my favorite stores in Brooklyn, Stella Dallas Living.

It's a vintage household store. It has curtains, quilts, boots, jewelry, crates, just about everything. As its all vintage. Old, dusty and full of history.
But they didn't open till 12:30. It was 11:45. Ugh.
So I went to another one of my favorite stores, Milk.
Milk is a bakery. Kind of.

They have amazing, never-thought-of-that stuff. Like cornflake chocolate chip marshmallow cookies. Whhhhaaaaa?!?!

Yea, they are awesome!
So while Dylan ate cookies.

I waited.

And ate a bagel bomb. It's an everything bagel with panchetta and scallions cream cheese in the middle. Yum.

Then finally Stella Dallas Living was open.

I loved all the vintage curtains. I think I'm going to make some. But first I need curtain rods.

One of the things I miss about Brooklyn is all the creativity. Everyone is different. Nobody is afraid to be different either.
It's great. All different cultures all together.
It's truly beautiful.
Here are some pictures I took while we lived here.

Go out and do something creative!
I'm going to make curtain rods out of industrial pipes.