Friday, February 26, 2010

I Heart Pottery Barn

Here are just a few reasons why I LOVE Pottery Barn. Sure, their prices are (way) more than my budget, but I just love the style. Dan thinks we can make this I call it, the desk of my dreams. I've had my eye on it for a loooong time now. I picture myself scrapbooking, sewing, wedding planning in my future the way, anyone need someone to help coordinate their wedding? ;o)

I'm digging blue and brown together...mixed in with a cream. So peaceful.

Love the blue on the walls, and it would so easy to make this idea budget friendly!

Comfy, comfy bed. I like the shutters in the corner. Love the color of the set of could totally buy something like that from a thrift store and paint it.

Also, we were at the hardware store yesterday and found that Benjamin Moore carries a Pottery Barn paint collection. Not sure how long this has been going on, but I was excited!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Grassy Cupcakes

My friend Amy (who is so cute and crafty) sent me this. I'm not sure how to post videos yet, and my blog savvy hubby isn't home, so just click on the link. It is of Busy Philipps on the Bonnie Hunt Show.  She is showing what else, how to make grass on cupcakes!!!  Definitely taking notes.  (And wishing I could buy some cake decorating supplies!) 


Monday, February 22, 2010

Here are some February baking items.  Superbowl Sunday we had a party at our church.  I made cupcakes, and tried to make the frosting look like grass (except the 4 I gave up on because my wrist hurt... :o)  

At the last minute, I decided to make the flags out of scrapbook paper, toothpicks, and white crayon. I've seen this on a couple other blogs (more professional looking than mine!) and wanted to give it a try.   

For Valentine's Day, I made sugar cookies and used a recipe for icing from my friend, Missy.  (The one who makes adorable cookies!)  I bought these pearl sprinkles at Yoder's in Shipshewana last month and was excited to use them!  

I love how they looked with our dishes!  Dots everywhere! 

Thanks for looking at my latest projects!  I'd love pointers and other ideas to improve my baking.   

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Dining room color schemes

Here are my color ideas for Laura and Paul's dining room!  It is suppose to be sage (couldn't find the exact color...).  I like a gold/yellow color because it brings in the color from the living room, and it looks good with the sage!  

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Laura and Paul's House (before and after)

Our friends Laura (who I've known since I was 2!) and Paul bought a house at an auction a few years ago.  They are auction experts and get AMAZING deals and really cool stuff!  Anyway, this house was old, cute, and had tons of charm.  Paul and Laura decided they wanted to strip all the original woodwork that had been painted white, as well as the fireplace. Below are some pictures of their house before and after!


(They painted the bricks navy blue and added a maroon trim.  The landscaping was also worked on.)


(Doesn't this look so homey???)


( I LOVE these windows!  I am also quite fond of their baby girl! :o)

Before (nursery)

After (Laura painted the sign above the closet.  Also they used picture rails to hang artwork!  So cool!)



So cool!  I'm working on coming up with some ideas for their dining room at moment.  Those ideas will be up soon, AND hopefully we'll get more before and after pictures of the house!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Wedding Hair Bling

For my wedding day, I searched high and low for the perfect, inexpensive hairpiece.  I finally decided to use 2 brooches that my bridesmaids were wearing on their dresses.  I had my friend Sam's mother-in-law turn them into hair clips, and I loved the way they turned out (except when one fell out about 2 minutes before I was walking down the aisle!  Ha!).  However, why did I not know about Etsy?  I think it would have saved me a lot of time!  Check out the cute headbands below, and then visit the Etsy site!

So, I saw this cute photoshoot on Style Me Pretty, and I loved this headband.  

Then, I went to the Etsy site and saw even more gorgeous wedding hairpieces.  Check out more beautifulness at Feathers and Frills.  (Sorry for the creepy model heads!)

I don't know why these are smaller, but they are still sooo pretty.