Friday, September 03, 2010

Since I'm just about ready to break out the Uggs, sip a Pumpkin Spice Latte, light my fall candle, and sit Mr. Scarecrow back on the front porch, I thought now was as good of a time as any to show off a couple springy/summery projects I did a while know, like in May.

I have an unexplainable love for throw pillows.  All kinds, colors, shapes, and sizes.  I can't say my husband shares my love, but he loves me and tolerates my obsession.  Soooo, when spring finally rolled around these parts, I was automatically on the lookout for some fun, bright, springy pillows. That's when I spotted some super cute, double layer, placemats at Target one day and I knew they belonged on my couch. As pillows. The catch?  I don't sew. However, with a little guidance from my mom, some pillow fluff (I'm sure there's a technical term and that's probably not it!), and a needle and thread, this is what I came up with:

Plus, at less than $3 a piece, they fit in my budget (or lack there of) perfectly.  Reminder: I'm cheap.

My spring/summery mantel leaves plenty to be desired, but Addi and I had a ton of fun making this jute twine wreath.

The frames were finds from Goodwill and were spray painted to fit our "color scheme."  It's highly likely that they'll be totally different colors very soon. The "S" made a reappearance from when we first moved in and is your basic letter from Michaels, Mod-Podged with some fun scrapbook paper.

I can't take credit for this next project.  As usual, I was the brains behind the operation and J was the muscle, cutter, nailer, painter, and installer.  What I do have to take credit for, however, is the horrible picture.  Anyway, we he put beadboard on the back side of our kitchen "bar area." Total time = 1 hour and we love the results.

Finally, while not entirely my project, our whole family has been working on this for the last few months:

It's our Summer of '10 Bucket List and we've had a blast checking things off one by one!  There are a few items that we have been able to check off since the picture was taken, several we still hope to do, and a couple that we know aren't going to happen this year. Looking at this list makes me happy.  We've had a GREAT summer and done far more than what is included in this list. Most importantly?  We've spent a LOT of time together.

Um.  Yeah. I guess that's it. My mind is now turning to fall and I have all sorts of project ideas floating around in this head of mine.  Stay tuned for those...probably around Christmastime.

Happy weekend-ing!


Jenni said...

i love it all and am extremely jealous of your awesome house. all in due time i suppose :)

p.s.: there is not much better than checking things off lists....especially fun ones like that

Jodi said...

I love it all but probably especially the check-off list on your wall. GREAT reminder of the fun times!

sillycyclone said...

Love, love, love the bead board in the dining room! What a great touch! And of course the list!

Give God the Credit! said...

I really like your style of decorating. I can't quite see how you did the picture frame above your bar area in your kitchen. How are the pictures hung within the white frame? Super cute.


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