Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
here is a little peak into my kitchen. the stuff pictured is some goodies I had at the apartment that I took on over to to keep me busy today. this is where it will all be sorted out: keep or maybe it's time to be donated.
I think I am going to really dig our new place. I feel really great about it and even my older son said that he felt peaceful. I hope so because I plan on staying in this home till the end if GOD permits.
well just wanted to share a few pics I took tonight.
Have a great CHRISTMAS!
Friday, December 19, 2008
I know I will probably be up early and ready for the weekend to be over so that Tuesday will be closer.
Just a bit antsy I tell you. Don't know how much I will be on my blog next week, but I am wishing you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS, HOLIDAY whatever you celebrate. I wish you much happiness with your family, friends and loved ones. May it be the best for you. I wish this for you from the bottom of my heart!
Peace to you,
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
I don't know about you, but I love rayon seam binding. I have been lucky enough to find rolls of it at the flea or at the thrift store. You can dye it, stamp on it, wet it and crush it and let it dry that way. It looks real pretty once it has dried up. I taught a class a while ago at Red Lead in St. Louis on how to dye different things (paper, ribbon). My favorite was seam binding. It came out beautifully. You should try it. I would start off with seam binding that has a lighter color/tone.
Monday, December 15, 2008
hope you are all doing wonderful.
I did nothing but wash and pack.
sounds boring hugh?
it's okay. I woke up this morning to the left overs of an ice storm that hit us last night. I knew I would have to get out early to scrape the ice off of my windshield before the kiddies went to school. not fun and heck yeah it was cold outside.
the only thing that saved the day was that the sun was shinning brightly.
so here is the result of a picture I took earlier. I hope tomorrow will be a little bit brighter.
Oh P.S. go check out Eddie Ross' link on the right side of my blog. He posted pics of his decorated Christmas tree. Adorable I tell ya! Eddie is a very talented individual. If you watched TOP DESIGN (on Bravo) he was one of the designers on the show.
okay y'all...I will leave you now. gotta go pack up some more boxes for our big move next week. I am getting really antsy. I need to be patient......but I don't want to be patient.
have a great week!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
YES all mine!
Why are you so happy you ask?
Well out of all the homes that we saw, before we made our final choice, this was the only house that had space for my art supplies.
Many of the homes in this area do not have basements. Also if there was to be an empty room that would have to be my husbands as he needs a room for an office.
We picked the house that fit's all of us as a family and as individuals.
I will have to share this room with the washing machine/dryer/storage area, but that's okay.
As long as I don't have to get rid of my rubber stamps, I am okay with sharing my room.
So stay tuned. I can't wait to get my hands on this space and turn it into my own personal haven.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
they also had a train sets in a few areas. my boys enjoyed that part the most.
It's a wonderful place to visit. Not that big, but well worth it to visit.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
I am looking forward to doing that next year.
This house will hopefully be mine till the end. I don't plan on moving again. NEVER SAY NEVER right? Well that is my plan.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
The egg ornament I bought at the antique mall while I was there this past week. it has a 3d scene inside and I am planning on giving it to my mom. it just reminds me of her.
The other pics I took are of Christmas thingies I have collected. The two pics below that contain the vintage pics are paper ornaments I made last year. I really love the glitter card board frames that I am not able to find this year. I need to make more as they were fun and easy to make. If packed right they hold up pretty well for years to come.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Ya'll it was cold outside..... just a tad I tell ya.
We took them to see the enormous tree that I believe is at the Daley plaza... don't quote me though. It's by State Street. They had vendors selling food, drinks and also Christmas decorations from different countries. Of course, they got to take a picture with non other then Rudolph. They were a bit embarrassed. I guess they are growing up. We then made our way to the Rock N Roll McDs to get out of the cold.
We got to go to the plant conservatory at Lincoln park zoo as well and I will post pictures soon. It was really awesome in there. Even though the weather was not cooperating, we still had a nice time together and for that I am blessed.
Yes, I agree with Patti. We had some wonderful snow falling yesterday. Not sure how many inches, but it looked really pretty. So I took the day to just stay in and relax for a while.
I brought back with me some of my favorite ornaments that I started collecting last year.
The antique mall I visited in MO on Friday had tons of these beauties.
I really enjoy how they show their time by the worn out colors and patina. They are so delicate. I kept them packed in a shoe box with tons of tissue.
Again here is one of the pictures I purchased. 1920s I believe.
You know I just thought of something. I believe the Kane county flea is on this weekend. I really need to stay away though.
I hope you are having a relaxing weekend. It's Sunday here now around 6:40 a.m. I am looking out my window and it's starting to show a bit of daylight. I was telling Patti that this is the most snow I have seen in 12 years. MO did get snow, but never this much in a short time span.
Okay, I am off to visit some of my favorite blogs for some inspiring eye candy.
Peace to you.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
We did make it though and we are back to the start.
A chapter of our life closed. It really needed to be. I fill more at peace now.
We did make an offer on a house on Friday evening before we left. They accepted! YAY! The house is close to downtown/main street Wheaton.
Hopefully, if all goes well we should be moving in on the 24Th of December. YES, Christmas eve!
Okay enough of my happenings....
Yesterday when the movers were packing up the truck, I drove really fast to my old favorite antique mall on highway 94 in MO. They had some great stuff. I bought this wonderful picture of this young lady, a few Christmas post cards, misc. vintage Christmas picks and pins, plus some other things that I did not take pictures of. (I will try to soon). I love this mall and when I lived in MO I used to frequent it at least once a week if I could. I promised the lady that I would return. Maybe sometime in Spring.
Okay well gotta run. I want to go sit at the table and look through some of my goodies I brought back with me. not sure if I will decorate this Christmas as much as I would like to, but believe me next year my new Little home will be!