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.

Horses and Racks

So my laundry is in constant disarray with clothes hang drying. We have a laundry horse and it sits right between the 2 doors, mind you this is NOT a wide room. The horse is constantly getting knocked over by the dog and our kids who are typically making a fast bee line through when we get home from school, in the tornado they become and aftermath of distruction they leave behind my laundry horse spends more time on the floor than drying clothing. In other words moist clean clothing on the floor which is tile that has been re-carpeted daily with Husky hair by our wonderful  fur ball dog.

SO of course it was another Pinterest find. I can not even begin to tell you how many hours have been lost while I am searching Pinterest. It really is the blackhole of time. Initially I saved several different designs. Went and bought what I thought I would need for the wood and the hardware then let it sit in the garage for 2 months. I let it sit because I was so nervous about screwing it up with the measurements for the doweling. I DO NOT have patience for that and I don’t math. So finally my hubby had time to make it, or maybe I just pestered him enough. Who knows.

We fought with this project more than any other we have done and did a lot of DIY to make sure the frame was square and measurements were perfect.  Being there were no instructions and we are flying by the seat of our pants I think it turned out pretty good. We learned a lot in the process and if we ever needed to build another one we know what we would do differently.

I think once again my husband did awesome on the build, I love our team work. He was surprised that I use this as often as I have already. 


Twinkle Lights & Wine

The holidays are coming. I love decorating. Twinkle lights are tucked away in various locations in objects all around our home all year long. One of my favorite items that make me smile. I also enjoy the occasional glass of wine. So why not?  Lets combine the two!

These lights are so easy to do. All you need is a bottle and a glass drill bit. Which  you can purchase at various hardware stores. I happened to get mine at Home Depot. The trick to keep the bottle from cracking and getting to hot is to keep one person drilling the bottle while another mist is with water and keeps it wet.

 

Stuff It

The other day I stumbled across a stack of old clothing and fabric. One sweater was one from when I “borrowed”  it from my husband, which i did often when were in our 20’s. Another was a favorite white sweater of mine that is almost as old. So obviously I just couldn’t get rid of them or donate them. I could however repurpose them.

I had some pillows stashed away taking up valuable real estate in my closet that  I have been meaning to give new life to for quite some time.

So wah-la. Today’s projects. Sweater covered pillows. Easy and pretty fast.  They are so fun and soft and love how much charm they bring to the room.

I really didn’t want to toss the sweater remenants so I came up with a fun idea with fall around the corner. Sweater pumpkins. I really have a slight obsession with pumpkins and leave them out year around. Now I will be selling these little charmers as well so you can soften up your fall decor.