I just saw that I made it to 50 followers! Might not a big deal to all you big bloggers out there but it's half way to 100 and that is a big deal to me! Thanks to all of you for following along with me...it means a lot to me and I love reading all your comments :) Now lets see if I can make it to 100!
I haven't posted anything since Halloween, maybe because not much has been going on...(one kid with an ear infection another child throwing up,soccer games,hitting up after Halloween sales,taking down all the Halloween decorations,and all the regular day to day stuff!) at least not anything that I think would interest people ha! I did hit up one of my favorite shopping spots and found a couple things to bring home with me (I usually have a harder time NOT bringing home things so I was good and only picked 3 things!). I threw in a couple pictures of my kitchen...I don't think I have ever really shown my kitchen. I would say it's still a work in progress, but I guess the whole house is always a work in progress. There is always something to change or tweak...it would get boring if everything stayed the same all the time!
Here is a picture that caught my eye..I love pigs and sheep...and well any farm animal it seems. I also love England and the maps on this are places in England...so for $4.88 it came home with me.
Then I found this old Spool...I love things that are made of wood, especially if it is old and worn looking. I have seen these and always want to buy one but never did. $3.00 bought me this one.
Last but not least I had seen this wooden tool box a couple weeks ago when I went to this store and didn't buy it. I believe it was around $10.00 when I first saw it. I was excited to see it was still there and it was marked down to $6.88!! Needless to say I didn't hesitate on that purchase ;) I love the color blue it's painted and the detail of the handle. I also think adding the chalk board surface to it was a cool idea!
Here is how I used the tool box...I filled it up with some dry lavender and added some faux hydrangeas, pears, some real pine cones and cinnamon sticks. I put some burlap in there as well.
These are some shots of my kitchen.
I just made this valance this week. I used some Muslin fabric and acrylic paint. It took about 30 min and cost less then $4.00! I am really happy with the look of it. We also added the shutters shortly after we moved here. They were pre-cut ones sold as a set at Lowes. I have always wanted plantation shutters and decided that living in military housing wasn't going to stop me! :)
This is the chalk board I made a while back you can see the before pic here. My kids love to draw on it!
Another shot of the kitchen. I painted the dinning room but never made it into the kitchen.
We added undermount cabinet lights from Ikea. I love them!! They add so much light to your work space and because they are plug in's I can take them with me when we move!
That was a little tour of my Cucina! Hope ya liked it :)here .
I think that is all for this past week...I have some more crafting that I will be doing this week and hopefully getting the house back on order after Halloween! Hope you all have a great week!