Cheer Up Basket

Cheer Up Basket

Aug 31

I received a message today from a tired friend reaching out for some comfort, prayer, and support. She is what I like to call my “3 a.m. friend”. That doesn’t mean we stay out partying after the kids go to bed until 3 a.m. {although we have considered it once or maybe twice.} No, she is a friend that I would call at 3 a.m. in the event that something goes down and I need someone...

Budget CPR

Budget CPR

Aug 25

Today is one of those days when there’s a million other things that I could be doing…. that I should be doing…. and I don’t feel like doing any of it. Perhaps it is the coffee wearing off and the mind-numbing tiredness greeting me like an unwanted guest, but either way, the only productive thing my hands have found to do in the past hour is have absolutely nothing to do...

Mission Impossible: The Dining Room Chairs

Mission Impossible: The Dining Room Chairs

Aug 19

I’ve walked by this bundle of colored circle pattern fabric draped lazily over a bar stool in my craft space for months now. I have every intention of breaking in my new electric staple gun this weekend and recovering my rather depressing dining room chairs. Have you ever reupholstered a piece of furniture? Sounds like a snap, but after reviewing Design Sponge’s Dining Chair Do-Over...

Fun with Paper Streamers

Fun with Paper Streamers

Aug 04

We interrupt Shark Week to bring you Amelia’s 1st birthday Tea Party! I’ve been in party-planning mode all day, and I just had to pause and show you my centerpiece. I plan to have two tables– one for mommies and one for the little girls. This is what I’ve cooked up so far for the little ladies. Wanna know the best part {besides that sweet little face}? Look closely. The...

Party Poms

Party Poms

Aug 02

I woke up before my alarm with birthday on the brain! Mia’s 1st Birthday Tea Party is this Saturday, and all I could think about this morning was where on Earth I was going to find a teapot cookie cutter. Of all the thoughts to wake up to on a Tuesday… Apartment Therapy featured these tissue paper pompoms, and I got inspired to create my own over the weekend. I attempted Martha...

Tea Party Invitations

Tea Party Invitations

Jul 21

There’s tired and then there is “incapable-of-operating-heavy-machinery” tired. I ran a red light tonight on the way to Harris Teeter, and when it occurred to me in mid-intersection what I had done, what did I do? I came to a screeching halt. So, I promptly came home and restricted myself to using beginner scissors to finish Mia’s tea party invitations which proved to be...