Destination Anywhere

The Commitments was a new movie back in the day when my hubby and I first started dating in highschool. 25 yeats later and we still listen to the soundtrack, me probably way more than him but I am a sappy music, hallmark movie loving girl.

Todays sign is to commemerate our meeting and added a little fun but incorporating the a favorite song from that era and movie.

Google maps is my best friends most days when I go out and about into Phoenix or pretty much anywhere out of my little town. My husbands jokes and calls me directionally challeneged. I’m lucky I know what way is up but if I didnt have cellular data I would be perpetually lost. This is not a joke. I have GPS in my car and on my phone.  For example, I took a bad left and ended up lost in Compton on a visit in Los Angeles when I didn’t use GOOGLE.

I need GOOGLE maps. Need them like we need air to breathe and water to drink. Anyways this isn’t an advertisement for Google but I am going to talk about a cool feature. When you go into maps you can get Latitude and Longitude Coordinates as well as directions.

So needless to say these coordinates lead to house I lived in when I was 16 years old. Where I met my hubby on my patio for a “blind date” set up by friends. We lived in California at that time and had I been a resturant with a sign that said, “no shoes, no shirt, no service.” He would of been out of luck. As it was I thought my friend had lost her mind. He was everything I didn’t know I needed or wanted and I can’t imagine life without him. To reiterate the point here we are 25 years later. So this sign was for us. Our anniversary.


Happy 25th Anniversary my love. Were may have started at this point but I will follow you to any destination as long as we’re together.

Tick Tock

So we have this wall clock. Nothing fancy but it’s a good clock. I bought it when it was on a  discontinued item sale. I had a lot of compliments on it and I liked it but… it seemed everywhere i turned in town it was there.

Like this thing was the thing to buy. It was in the nail salon I go to. In a few homes I looked at that were for sale, in a friends house, in a classroom, the local froyo shop, restaurant, and the list goes on. I don’t live in that big of a town.

So being that it was a sturdy item and worked well I decided to give it a new look. A wall clock makeover if you will. Being that my style is farmhouse deco this didn’t really match any longer any ways. So I painted it white. Shocking I know right. Like if that didn’t surprise the pants off you the next one will. Wait for it… Then I used chalk paint and put on roman numerals. I told you.

So needless to say it is now an Angie “original”. Like so many other clocks I have seen. I bet theirs doesn’t hang slightly off kilter though. Memo to all  you who decide to do this. Make sure your hole on the back and your 12 on the front are lined up…perfectly. It helps to make it look asthetically pleasing and makes it easier to read. Now it looks like Salvador Dali has been to my house. At least until I can get my hubby to put a new hole in the back.

Anyways here’s the before and after photo. I wish I would remember to take a photo before I actually start working on a project. I had taken the hands off the clock  already when I took it. The hands were a bronze color. Instead of repainting them I flipped them over and have them on the silver side. I wasn’t sure at first but it matches the appliances and kitchen scheme well this way.

 

 

I want my blankie

So today was a cold, rainy day in Arizona. It was a nice change and the perfect day for me to break out my DIY project that was put aside for a day just like this. I had a box of Merino Wool calling my name. If you have not used it, it is amazeballs. Super soft and warm. I got mine on http://www.Artizenhomes.com There were tons of colours to choose from and you can buy the blankets already made if you don’t like diy.

So today I turned on the Hallmark station, had a cup of hot peppermint tea and went to work arm knitting. Now do not be intimidated by the thought. I have never arm knitted until today and I had the complete project done within 2 1/2 hours. It might of been quicker but I was OCD when I was casting on and kept starting over. Needless to say i have a wonderful blanket now that is perfect for cold weather.

Posted below are photos of my project and wool. Before and after. Now that I have done it once I want another. lol!