Friday, September 24, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Promptly around dinner time the skies opened and a torrential downpour started and lasted four hours. I went to bed wondering if I was going to be able to have my yard sale.
The next morning I was pleased the sky was blue and it seemed like it was going to be a nice day. We had four people move their cards from an area of the carport and started setting up.
The sale was to start at 8 but we had early birds starting at 7:15 asking us questions about what was for sale and your Craigslist note said 8:00 AM. Of course, the more questions we were aked the more we were going to be delayed. Most irritating!
All the work was worth it and the nice weather I was hoping for did happen. It was sunny and nice all day. We made about $140 which was really nice. We still have plenty of items we can sell piecemeal on Craigslist. We even sold another book on Amazon this morning. All of the money we are raising is going in to our savings account so we can build a little up and focus on paying off our credit cards.
After the sale we had a community BBQ which was a lot of fun. We got to meet neighbors we didn't know and get to know others better.
Friday, September 17, 2010
If you live in the greater Seattle area drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you the address.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Don't you just love it when you hear about someone who loves what they do? Like their job was meant for them?
Well, that is the case for Anna over at Door Sixteen. I have been reading her for aboujt a year now. She is a gal in New York who is slowly bringing back to life a house in Newburgh. Although her style is different from mine I really enjoy her design perspective and writing style.
Her real job is so very cool too! She is a book design cover. I have pondered a change in career direction and graphic design is at the top of my list. Not certain that is the way I will go but the thought of having her job for a living would be so very.
For more information on her job and how she got it in to it, link on over for part one and two.
The specific Holiday we are talking about is Christmas and Matthew Mead's site is hosting a give away from one of my favorite bloggers, Brooklyn Limestone. Click here for the giveaway.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
I already had the larger pumpkin (it was orange) and purchased the smaller pumpkin (also orange). I painted both of them with some white craft paint and used some of the grey wall color to paint the stems. The larger pumpkin has black velvet ribbon attached with pearly stick pins. The smaller pumpkin has swirls painted on ith black puffy paint and black and grey stickey backed "gems".
I have a small collection of silver and glass items I keep around to use for display and when I have parties. The larger pumpkin is sitting on a cake plate and the smaller pumpkin is sitting on a small glass plate which is resting on top of a small glass bowl. Both the plate and the bowl have a silver base.
I have a few more tricks up my sleeve to get prepared for the Holiday. I am having a candle party in mid October so I want to be ready.
How are you getting ready for the holiday?
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
The wall color will be a neutral that goes with the grey we are putting in the dining room. My husband wants to make the walls look like leather. I would love to recover two matching chairs in a brown and cream houndstooth like the chair below.
A large art piece is in the works. Recently my husband and I were able to get some old movie reels for free and I would love to have a large map like the one below.
Followed by a little accent of paisley and leopard
These sepia and black tones are really neutral but I love them!