Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Breakfast at Emily's

I'm a little early this week; yes it is only Wednesday.
But this week I'm sharing a make ahead breakfast casserole called "Country Brunch" over on Cowgirl Clippings.
There's also a few pictures of my new, finished, kitchen.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Wedding Dress Photo Shoot

Yesterday was a grumpy day.

For me and the kids.

So I put us all in time out.

Trying to also be productive, I started to put more things away in my bedroom (still unpacking) and found the box with my old prom dresses and my wedding dress.

So I called to Hannah, let everyone out of timeout, except Miss Moddy (she fell asleep) and let Hannah try on my wedding dress and a few prom dresses.

The day went a little better after that.
But please don't grow up too fast Hannah-Hannah!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

With a Smile and a Song

This summer I stopped at a garage sale.

It was at the home of an older couple that goes to our church.

For the life of me I could not think of their names, still can't.

The man mentioned to another gentleman browsing the garage sale wares that he loved to hear me sing.

Then he turned to me and told me that if I saw anything I wanted I could literally have it for a song.

I started to get nervous.

What would I sing?


Was there anything I couldn't live without?

I politely declined the offer.

And now as I sit here contemplating the cutting up of 40 lbs. of apples to lay out in my dehydrator I'm mentally kicking myself.

I'm pretty sure there was a barely used apple peeler/corer/slicer sitting on one of the tables.

I remember pausing at it.

But that was before I had a dehydrator; I didn't know my need.

And I could have had it for a song!

Breakfast at Emily's

This is my 350th post on my blog and I'm using it to say, "I've got nothin'." With moving and unpacking I just didn't get around to writing Breakfast at Emily's this week. But tune in next week on Wednesday for an early post. All that said, you should still check out Cowgirl Clippings, there's lots of fun stuff over there.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Christmas Chandelier

I'm getting ready for Christmas.

I'm trying to be more creative this year.

I know, some of you are probably thinking, "more creative?! Yikes, how do you get more creative?!"

I'm branching out.

I'm playing electrician.

Okay, maybe not electrician but I've started playing with wiring lamps and lights and chandeliers.

I found this great chandelier a month ago or so at Cart'm for $8.
The plan was to take it apart and use my old light bar from my bathroom and make a new light bar with the pieces from both.
I succeeded to the point of taking them apart and putting them together into a funky looking light bar that I really liked. (sorry no picture)

The problem was that I couldn't figure out how to hang it on the wall. The old light bar used the fixtures on the front of the light bar to hold it with pressure against the back piece that was attached to the wall. That wasn't going to work this time.

So I gave up and bought a $40 light bar at Fred Meyer for my bathroom.

Not wanting to give up my $8 chandelier I decided yesterday to put it back together, decorate it will some beads from old jewelry and hang it in Hannah's bedroom for Christmas.

(You were wondering when I'd get back to Christmas weren't you?)

I saw a darling sparkly chandelier at Ikea a bit ago and immediately knew that Hannah would love it but didn't have the extra cash for it. She loves to watch Home Decorating shows with me and then designs her own bedroom, always with a sparkly, jewel be-draped chandelier.


So I put it all back together, and it works!
I'm really excited about that part.

I have yet to decorate it and hang it, but that's the plan.

Don't worry I will share pictures when I get to that part.

Please just don't mention it to Hannah, it's a surprise.

Breakfast at Emily's

Raw Fries
Cowgirl Clippings
Oh, I'm tired today.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

And Now For Something Totally New...

I finished my first ever felted project yesterday.

It's based off a felted diaper bag pattern I saw online.

It'll probably become my new project bag.

And I think I might make more.

Only a tad smaller, perhaps.

Friday, November 5, 2010

House Update

Well, the carpet is in.

But we are not.

Some of our stuff is.

But we are not.

And Erik won't let me touch anything in the "work area" part of the house. So I think it's best I just stay away until I can.

It's a mess, and I want to clean.

It's close. Really close. But my husband being a both perfectionist and a finish carpenter, took a look around our "almost finished" house and wrote out a bullet list of things that were not done correctly or needed to be fixed. he wrote small and filled two sheets of college-ruled notebook paper. Only one side of each paper though, lest you worry.

I'm trying to be patient.

It's hard to be patient when it's so close to ready. All of our stuff that was in the trailer parked in our driveway has been moved into the back bedrooms and the living room (which are finished) and I've started to go through a few boxes already.

A few friends and I are attempting a garage sale on the 19th and 20th of November. Eh, why not? I have four boxes of stuff pulled out for it already and I haven't even begun to completely unpack.

It has been wonderful living comfortably with 4 children in 800 square feet and other than furniture (and not even all of it) there is tons of stuff out of the trailer that I've realized I can live without.

Oh, wait.

You probably want to see our carpeting...

It's beige-ish, with flecks of browns in it. Still very neutral and yet will not show every speck of dirt.
Apparently the contractor's plan was to finish up yesterday. That didn't happen, and there's more guys, or a guy coming out Saturday to work on it....

Someday. Someday we'll move back in.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Breakfast at Emily's

Old Fashioned Cream Scones over at Cowgirl Clippings today.
As I was looking up the link this morning so that I can post it for you, Hannah caught sight of the pictures and begged to have them for breakfast today (I'll admit, I took the pictures a month ago or so...). So here I go, to look up my own recipe.