Friday, April 24, 2009

Little updates

ACK! I've been cleaning like a mad woman! I'm hosting a party just for the girls this weekend and am doing just what I swear I won't do every time we have a party.

Freaking out.

I mean, reeeeeally, my girlfriend's won't notice the dust bunnies in the corners.

I've finished up a few projects over the past couple weeks I thought I would share with you this weekend. First, I got my tulips for this vase:
I love my birdies AnNicole! Now if the cat would just stop eating the flowers, that would be nice:

I recovered the ottoman from this post. Oh, hello loverly fabric:

THANK YOU Heldy for finding it for me!! I heart you! I have plans for the rest of the fabric I'll show you soon.

I found this mirror at Goodwill back before Christmas, and painted it months ago, but didn't know what to do with it. Tonight I grabbed some candles and made a mini-candlescape out of it for the table from my last post:

I love it!

I went ahead and got the white rugs for the bathroom, to match the curtain I showed you in this post. Ohhh, they are soooo soft and fluffy, heaven for our feet! I even put up a pretty towel for you all! But now all I can think of is that the towels don't match the white rugs and curtain.

Good. Lord.
And finally, I couldn't resist hanging another one of my new keys from another lamp. :)
Have a wonderful weekend! I hope your weather is going to be as beautiful as ours!


  1. Your house is beautiful! I'm sure the party will be delightful.

  2. I hope you have such a fun time with the girls!

    Love all your little projects...I'm on the prowel for some keys now!

  3. It looks beautiful! Have a wonderful time with the girls. What a great thing to do!


    PS - love that mirror with the candles. So cozy!

  4. I LOVE all your projects and I soooo identify with your cleaning frenzy. We just can't help ourself!

    BTW, I've posted a game on my Blog. You might want to use it at your party - just an idea.

    Have a great time and be sure to tell us all about it afterwards.

  5. It all looks beautiful. Love what you did with the candles and mirror!

  6. Ooooh, I wanna come!! :)

    Love everything. I love that vase with the twine around it. They have twine like that in the dollar bin at Target right now. Just sayin!!

    And that is one of those cheapie, comes-with-every-bouquet-of-roses vase, huh?? You're so genius.

    Have a great weekend!!

    P.S.--Did you see my post about the NKOTB today?? :)

  7. I know what you mean about freaking out, I do the same thing! Love all your projects. The mirror with the candles is my favorite and I think I need to copy it. :)

  8. Wow, you've done a lot! I'm the same way when people come over, though. I start to panic, the adrenaline kicks in and I'm a cleaning machine. I hope you're able to enjoy yourself. Sounds like fun!

    I'm glad you like the birdies. They look great in their new home.

  9. You really, really have me wanting some keys!
    I'm on a mission...

    Love the mirror with the candles idea. I may need to "borrow" that one for sure.

    Have a fabulous weekend my friend.
    ~Melissa :)

  10. Good grief woman! Settle down. Really, I have no room to talk. I do this exact thing every single time I have a party. And I always vow to never freak out again, and I ALWAYS freak out and go overboard. I am positive that everything looks always does. Have fun with the girls!


  11. Maybe I ought to invite some gals over. Do you think that would have me getting undone projects completed too? Does it come with a money back guarantee if not?!?

    Bleah. Good work! It's more fun watching you get stuff done anyway. :)

    Kudos on all the projects! Awesome!


  12. I'm so glad I ran across your blog from the linky party! I love your style... want those keys!

  13. Wow, you really have been busy!

    I love the ottoman (gorgeous fabric), and the candlescape!

    Have fun at the party!

    Hugs from Eventually Cottage!

  14. everything looks great. love all the special touches! have a great time:)

  15. Looks great. Don't worry about tthe bunnies, from the pics, all your stuff is great, I'm sure they will all ask how you did some of the things. Have a fun saturday!

  16. no...they shouldn't care about dust bunnies...but i would be doing the same thing!

  17. Everything looks great! =)

    Love those big keys, btw!

  18. If I promise to overlook the dust bunnies can I come??
    Your house looks BEAUTIFUL!!!
    PS. I'll bring some food and wine ~

  19. I have something for you on my blog! Go get it!! :)

  20. Haha...I'm having some girls over for an ice cream social thingie on Tuesday night after my kiddos are in bed. Also after they've had all day to destroy my house. You cleaned up good! ;)

  21. I love that key! Swoon! Praying that you have a wonderful party!

  22. What nice touches! I hope you havea great time with the girls. Enjoy it fully!!

  23. oh tulips! my favorite flower....

  24. Thanks for stopping by my blog! When I read your comment, I was like "OMGosh! The Thrifty Decor Chick thinks my puppy wall hangings are cauuute!!!" and my husband was like, "who?". Haha! He's so far out of the loop ;-)

    Have a great Sunday! And no, your girlfriends are not going to notice your dust bunnies in the corners. But they might notice if the house is covered in toys, so try to avoid that :-)

  25. What a lovely blog you have!!

  26. You have been a busy bee! :) I like the mirror under the candles, very cute!

    ~ Sarah

  27. I feel your pain on the cat nibbling your flowers - mine do the same. And, my flowers are artificial - you think they'd get a clue :)

  28. That is a riot about your cat eating your tulips! You always have the funniest stories to share! Your home looks beautiful and I bet the party was a blast!

  29. I feel your pain - I'm having the girls over Friday night and I simply MUST. DUST. MY. ENTIRE. HOME. Ugh, it is a sad state of affairs indeed.

  30. Love all your beautiful projects! Hope your party was fun fun fun!


  31. Oh honey, we are so much alike it's a little scary. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your changes, now just relax and have fun with your friends!


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