Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The reveal.......almost

Well, if you guessed a kitchen, you were right! Give yourself a high five.

Just over 2 weeks (not including the 2 months it sat under/near our carport) and $100 later, I gave Jocelyn her birthday/Christmas present early. Because I couldn't wait to give it to her. And.... it was hard to keep it a secret and....because it wouldn't exactly be easy to haul it to Colorado for Christmas.

Here is the before picture again:

Here is the after! Without all the little details added. I am very pleased with the final product. I'll tell you about all the details in a later post. The important thing is that Jocelyn is happy (and Samuel too)!!

Now, here's where I need your help. Which fabric do you think I should use to make the cafe curtain?

A. Just the strawberries?

B. Just the stripes (they have to go horizontally because it's only half a yard.

C. the stripe on top of the strawberries?

Here is my thinking. I loved the food themed retro fabric. Perfect for a play kitchen. But I bought these two fabrics online so it's hard to see true colors through a screen. And I initially wanted to make a valance with the striped stuff on top of the strawberry stuff, cute and gathered and such but then I realized how perfectly the striped stuff matched on it's own. And then I wondered if it was too muted to go with the strawberry stuff. And two different styles. And although the striped stuff matches perfectly it almost seems too mature and not playful enough for this play kitchen. So what do you think?

Once I come back from a little trip to D.C. I will finish the curtain and the little details and give it a complete reveal!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The dream...?

I am so excited! This project has been a year in the making! I have spent more hours dreaming about the project than it actually took to make it. I'm not finished yet so I will have the big reveal next week when I do!

Can you guess what I transformed this $25 changing table into? I suppose if you saw my facebook status that would give it away. Maybe I'll have to delete that status away now.

Okay, there I deleted it so you can't cheat. If you guess correctly I'll give you....a high five!

Stay tuned for the big reveal!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Tyler is pretty talented. A renaissance many, really. That's why I married him, after all. We went to a dinner w/one his professors and she and her husband listened to our "credentials" like all of his foreign languages studied, and the Humanities/fine arts studied b/w the two of us, they realized we should have lived at least 150 years ago. It's true, I think we would have done well living back then. But which time period would I choose? That would be hard.

Anyway, pretty much anything Tyler does, he's good at. It makes me jealous sometimes. Other times it just wants me to work harder at my "skillz". So I don't look like a total bimbo next to him. But I refuse to ever be a "trophy wife." No siree Bob, I do not aspire to that title.

He started playing flag football last year as a law student and has done so every semester since. The kids love to go his games and finally he had one before bedtime so we all bundled up, brought our traditional mug of hot chocolate and tried keeping Samuel off the actual field, thereby being tackled or trampled over.