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Archive for October, 2014

Glass Eggs & Chicken Wire

I thought this was a pretty grouping and made a nice picture:

chicken wire

In my opinion, you just can’t go wrong decorating with chicken wire.  Also, glass eggs fascinate me.  Is that what they’re called, glass eggs?

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Just Call Me Susie Homemaker

I’d say my Mom was a pretty decent seamstress as she was able to make anything from simple pillows all the way up to some pretty difficult dresses and beautifully shaped and lined curtains.

So, when I was about 16 years old, she tried to impart some of her awesome sewing skills onto me.  We tried to make an apron and I’m not even sure that I finished it.  I just remember that sewing was not something I had either the desire for or the patience for at the time.

All these years later and I now have the sewing bug.  After mulling it over for a couple of years, I finally signed up for a sewing class and went out and bought a sewing machine and couldn’t have been more excited!  In fact, after two classes, I’m still excited.  Excited to keep going and to keep learning.

My first project in the class was a cute little draw string bag that I just finished up.  I love the fabric my daughter chose (it will be her bag).  The second project currently in the works is a pair of pajama pants, again for my daughter.

Sewing project 1

I mean who doesn’t love space monkey pajama pants!!  I think my Mom would be proud of me.

Can’t Stand the Cuteness

Lately I’ve been just a tad obsessed with photographing my pets.  I’m pretty sure this is because I recently got an Instagram account (follow me, @tealbluecherry).  Instagram is full of so many darn cute pictures of dogs and cats!  So here’s my spoiled sister (she’s my parents dog) in all her cuteness:

Maggie

maggie edit

Bathroom Remodel and Making the Best of What You’ve Got

Three houses ago I had a pretty decent sized master bath with a separate shower and a garden tub.  The toilet was in it’s own little room that you could shut the door to.  It also had separate vanities for myself and my husband.  Yes I said SEPARATE!

But then circumstances change and now three houses later I’ve got a pretty small master bath that only has a shower.  This has become my husband’s bath since there’s only really room for one person.  So my daughter and I share the hall bath.

A few months ago we were finally able to do a small-ish remodel on the hall bath and I couldn’t be more pleased with how it turned out.  It’s nothing fancy, ya’ll.  But it’s way better than it used to be.  This bathroom has one small window that has frosted glass so even on the sunniest of days not much natural light gets through.

We removed a wall between the sink and the toilet that had a door frame that once held a door separating the toilet from the sink.  It was making the long narrow bathroom seem even more cramped and tight, so IT HAD TO GO!  We also added some recessed lighting, removed popcorn ceiling, put in new tile and new vanity with new countertop and sink.  If I could’ve moved the tub (which is located behind the other wall near the toilet) and toilet it would’ve been heaven, but the expense for this house wasn’t justifiable, nor was it in the budget.  Here are the before’s and after’s:

bathroom before 3

bathroom before 2

So much more open!  It makes me happy and that, folks, is surely enough!

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