I love, love, love Monster High dolls. When I was younger I played with my Barbie’s until I was about 12 or 13. I loved to style their hair and clothing. I played beauty shop often and would paint their nails and cut their hair. I had my own sewing kit and would repurpose any old material from curtains, tablecloths and clothing to make homemade Barbie clothes. I wonder if my mother thought I would be a fashion designer when I got older. My creations would get traded with the neighborhood girls who loved my one-of-a-kind clothing. I would use what they traded me to make something else. [Read more…]
Many moons ago I was fluttering around Blogland when I came across Mommys Pinkie Lipgloss and her post for a Silverware Tray Makeover. The post was pretty inspiring. I don’t know about you but my silverware trays don’t take long to get all dirty and nasty. I live in an old farmhouse with equally as old cabinets. Every time you close a drawer wood shavings make their way into the drawer or cabinet below. It’s annoying. And there are things I tend to get pretty lazy about and let me tell you taking the time to clean out drawers and cabinets is one of them. [Read more…]
I’ve been gawking over at FoodGawker (because, that’s what you’re supposed to do, right?) and have been drooling over all their wonderful photography. I just love the dark distressed wood look and I have been searching like a madwoman for my own little distressed wood table since YUM launched.
I’ve also been keeping my eyes open for textiles and pretty dishes. In the beginning I went overboard at the thrift stores only to find out that regular size bowls and plates don’t really photograph so well.
Of course, it does depend on what you are photographing. [Read more…]
The weekend before Easter we had a wonderful Spring day. I was so excited so I took the opportunity to try to get some ideas together for the dirty space left behind from our barn drama last summer and fall.
For those who don’t follow me on any social media channels and didn’t know me prior to YUM, you really missed out.
Last May we were told by the city commissioner that we needed to knock down our big barn. The barn had been here since the house was built. We’re talking 40s or 50s. Husband bought this house with kiddos mom about 10 years ago. Just in the last 5 years that I have lived here that barn has slanted dramatically. We’re talking a building that looks like a trapezoid. So, the city told us we needed to take it down because it was deemed a ‘dangerous structure.’ They gave us 30 days to get it taken care of. First thing we had to do was get in touch with our home insurance company.
Holidays for me aren’t about the amount of money we spend. That was something I had to put my foot down about a few years ago with kiddo and husband. Husband has this way of thinking that if it doesn’t cost X amount of dollars than it’s just not enough.
When I put my foot down the first thing I did was give kiddo a 5 Things printable to request her Santa items. This limits her to only ask for something she wants, something she needs, something she will wear, something to read and one special thing. It has helped out tremendously. It also helps us with cutting down the presents we buy. The next thing we did was to start making homemade gifts and treats. I encourage you to pin it and save for this Christmas, because you and I both know it will be here again before we know it.
While I realize Christmas and Valentine’s Day are long gone, we are coming up on Easter and Mother’s day. These make great gifts for parents, grand-parents, even aunts and uncles!