October 27, 2010

Its Good to be Four!

We ate, we sang, we watched Scooby-Doo. It was a fun little birthday!

Happy Birthday Spiderman!

October 25, 2010

My New Wallet

My latest creation:

Inspired by Kat from That Darn Kat tutorial
I made a few changes, but it was pretty easy for the most part.
Finally, a project worthy of this super cute fabric! Thanks again JJ!

I discovered if I zig zag the edge of fabric it almost looks like its surged with a rolled edge, or maybe even cooler! Thats how I made the ruffle edges.

It has room for everything! And even though the bottom pocket turned out smaller than its supposed to be, its the perfect size for my mini Maika'i card (Foodland Store discount card) which ALWAYS get lost in my purse. So, YAY!

My phone fits nicely in the top pocket (happy accident!) and its yellow so it matches! But I guess when most of my stuff is yellow, everything tends to match. But it still makes me happy!

And my checkbook can be tucked in the back of the top pocket. My checkbook has a habit of hiding from me too. Problem solved!

I learned a lot and am excited to give this another go, or 5 ;) They will only get better from here! Who wants one??

October 20, 2010

A Tour of My House: The Dining Room

I've been forbidden to go to the beach till I post something, so this is for you Laura!

I love this room.
I have never had my own dining room till now.
Its not huge, but it fits our table perfectly and my sewing desk. The desk is to the left, but it has some Christmas gifts in the works so Im not going to show it yet.

Still only have 2 chairs, one finished one half way there. I think the blue color is perfect for this room. It really brightens it up. Just close your eyes and imagine 6 pretty blue chairs in here... nice huh?

The built in cabinet is one of the things I was really excited about when we looked at this house. I keep my cookbooks, pretty mixing bowls, cake plates, and some of my favorite vintage pieces in here. Oh and all our empty Waialua Soda Works bottles. Not sure what we are going to do with those, but they are kind of cool so I dont want to throw them away! (Pack rat much?)

And Im all decorated for Fall in here. I always feel special this time of year. Its like the world is paying homage just to me. JK! But I do love seeing my name everywhere! The awesome pendants were a gift from my sister-in-law Adrienne. It has glitter AND leopard print ribbon. She knows me well.

More art on the wall. These are our biggest pieces. Done by moi

The window view. These windows never close. They are open 24x7. Just like the other 25 windows in the house. That might be why my floors and everything else is so dang dusty!

Our newly acquired pumpkins! One for each boy.

It may look like Fall but it feels like Summer, so NOW, Im going to the beach!

October 06, 2010

A Tour of My House: The "Library"

This is an odd sort of space. Its not really a 'room', its kind of like a really big open hallway/entryway. We didnt want to use it as an office since the computer is pretty much our lifeblood around here and we didnt want to put it in a corner. Cuz then how would I watch Project Runway on mylifetime.com? From the computer chair? No thanks. We have it in the living room. Anyway, here are some pictures...

Before: A plain open space. So much potential!
After: A colorful reading area!
I wanted to hang the paintings with a sort of a gallery feel.
The kid books are here on the lower shelves.
The taller bookcase is organized by color courtesy of Bradley. I love it, such a cool idea.
I swiped these oversize jacks from my Mom. Arent they the coolest? Ive loved them since I was a babe.
A closer look:
The REDs
This corner gets a lot of use!
I might make some big cushy pillows to throw down in the corner. What do you think?