char's bedroom


I got a little carried away and went all out on this one. Well, it was raining and I couldn't go outside and work has been a little slow. I really wanted to get this bedding done ASAP. So, on Tuesday, Char and I went to the Cotton Shop and got all the coordinating fabrics. Then over the past three days I have been busy sewing. I made 2 pillow cases, one with an owl on it. Two smaller pillows, one with a tree on it. And a long legged owl, I named Penny. I don't know why, but it just seemed fitting. (Penny is also the name of my little sister.)

Char absolutely loves it. I got the toddler bed at a garage sale for only $10! And the comforter is actually a Pottery Barn Kids sleeping bag that I took the zipper out of and made into a quilt for Char. It had an embroidered name on it, but I just picked that out and tada! Brand new for only $20! Can't beat that! I found the mirror at a Thrift Store in Canon City, Colorado for only $8. Pretend it's painted white. I still have yet to do that...

I also made a coordinating pennant. I've been wanting to make one for a while now, and now was my chance. I had so much fun doing it. I know that Char will enjoy it for years to come!

And, here's the curly haired wonder. Isn't she the cutest!

green kitchen


I've been getting requests to see more pictures of my kitchen, so here ya go... I have wanted a green kitchen since I could remember. I found this strainer at Ross and fell in love with it. I only paid $8 bucks for it. Not bad.

I made the curtains from IKEA fabric. I just cut the fabric in half and then added rice to the bottom in a type of pocket to keep it hanging straight. As you can see, one curtain is shorter than the other. That's because I forgot to wash the fabric before I made the panels. Then my daughter decided to spill orange juice on it and I had to wash it, and it shrunk. I guess I should wash the other 3 panels, but that would mean taking out all the rice and then having to put it back in again, and who has time for that?

I painted the electrical box with chalkboard paint. It was this ugly gray thing, and now we use it to leave messages to each other.

The chairs I found at Target. I couldn't believe that they were the same color as my walls. If you like the paint color, it is Behr Scotland Isle 410D-5D. It's kind of an asparagus green. Whenever I see my kitchen, I just smile. It's my happy space! Do you have a happy space in your house that you'd like to share with us? Just leave a comment and a link.


I'm enjoying the lilacs from my side yard. This is our first Spring in this house. I had no idea what I had hiding in my garden. I also have had daffodils and tulips. I love flowers!