Monday, July 27, 2009

Next on the tour...

... my "office." And I use the term office fairly loosely. Its actually more of a corner of the living room. But I actually like that better than being closed off in a room by myself. Since I do a lot of my "work" here in the evenings, this way I can still watch TV and chat with Mr. Z while I'm working. And by "working" I mean editing photos, crafting, or now (apparently) working with all the foster dog files for the Humane Society of West Texas. It would seem that somehow I've managed to get myself appointed as the new "person in charge of knowing where our dogs are."

Its a giant L-shaped desk from IKEA and I LOVE it. The left hand side is for crafty type things and has my sewing machine and a big basket for works in progress, etc. The pictures above the sewing machine are actually just two really pretty pieces of scrapbook paper matted in some IKEA frames.

The right hand side is for photo stuff. The big pictures over the computer are two gorgeous canvases from In the middle is a smaller print from WHCC. Eventually I will have a desktop computer sitting there and the monitor will fill in the weird space between the two canvases, under the cat.

And behind the couch is a bookcase that doubles as a sofa table. Its full of craft books and baskets of yarn and other appropriate things to go in the space. Oh yeah, the bookcase is from... IKEA.

Hopefully this stylish space increases my productivity. If nothing else, at least it frees up the dining table for actual dining.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Grown up furniture

Wow, its been a long time since I posted here. Yikes! Its been a busy couple months with graduation and work and traveling and dogs and blah blah blah.

But one of the most exciting things (yes, I've turned incredibly lame, I know) is that we finally got some real furniture! Nice, non-hand me down, living room furniture. And I LOVE it. You can also see Ken's paint job, as well as the picture arrangements we finally managed to hang.

the little dog butt belongs to Penny, the springer spaniel we are dog sitting

Behind the couch is my office/craft space that is still getting organized. I'll post a picture of that once its all neat and tidy. After that, we're painting the kitchen. And I have to say, after getting it all set up the way we like it, I actually quite like this house... except for the stupid laundry room set up. That, I will never understand.

Also, for family and friends, you can see my photos from Adam and Jessica's wedding here. Don't worry, I'll send an email.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Foster parents

If you don't read the Nizhoni blog, or haven't checked it lately, you may not know that we are foster parents.

Isn't she precious?! There are more pictures on the dog blog. (Oh, and sister, notice the link to Nizhoni there on the right ---> That's just for you)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

in which i reupholster a chair.

kind of.

So a few months ago, my mom gave me this super cute little telephone chair that used to belong to my great aunt. Considering that I haven't had a land line in ages, its unlikely that it will ever function as an actual telephone station. But I still love it.

What I did not love was the nasty seat. The fabric was dingy and kind of gross looking, and it was practically worn through in places. So I decided to recover it in my spare time (which I seem to have a lot of suddenly).

Luckily it was not a complicated project. It consisted of lifting the seat off, pulling off both layers of nasty fabric and worn-out padding, then stapling more over it.

I used some sample decorator fabric from my grandma that I've had in my fabric chest for AGES. And now I love it even more! yay :) How cute is this chair??

Saturday, May 9, 2009

best hundred dollars...

... I have ever spent. Not even kidding.

I have a thing for swings, porch swings in particular. We always had one growing up and we all spent many an afternoon napping on the back porch, swaying gently. I would love to have a porch swing, but not having a porch makes that somewhat difficult.

Enter hangloose hammocks. I found these guys (or this couple, rather) at an art show in Tubac, AZ. He convinced me to sit down and put my feet up and it was love at first sight. After a lengthy discussion about my shoes (which may have been a scheme to keep me in the chair until I couldn't imagine not having one) I decided to pony up and buy one.

I think I see a second hammock in our future...

Thursday, April 23, 2009


Oh hi, remember me? I finally have some cutie-patooty pictures to post! The last few weeks have been mostly just relaxing but I did get to see my god-baby at least. How cute is this guy?? And... not only is he cute, but stylin too! :)

I did knit that blanket it the background though...

I even knit him some cute little white booties for his blessing ceremony, but I didn't remember to take a picture of them. At least not one I could find on the mess that is my computer.

Hop on over to the Nizhoni blog to see what else I've been up to!

Thursday, April 2, 2009