Thrifty Finds

Thrifty Find – Oil Can

We are soooo into the TV show Emerald City right now! Anyone else?? I thought it was fitting that this week's thrifty find is this cute oil can.  I love everything about it.  The galvanized metal, the tarnished spout/handle, and the brass label.  It is perfect on the fireplace mantle.  Im on the hunt for… Continue reading Thrifty Find – Oil Can

DIY

Garage Tool Organization

We have been chipping away at house projects for 5 months now.  Our tools have been scattered in the garage and hard to keep track of while we work on things inside, driving me crazy.  We FINALLY decided to get the tools organized and on a peg board like our last home (which was inspired… Continue reading Garage Tool Organization

Thrifty Finds

Thrifty Find – Chesty the Chesterfield

I found one of my top 3 thrifting bucket list items!  A vintage chesterfield couch in good condition for a reasonable price is verrrry hard to find.  We almost pulled the trigger on one last year for $1,500!  But I couldn't bring myself to do it. I was lucky enough to be one of the first people… Continue reading Thrifty Find – Chesty the Chesterfield

Built That · Thrifty Finds

In Progress – Landing Zone

Slowly getting the house furnished and decorated.  I don't want to 'settle' for the things that are going in this place, so we are taking our time.  We would like for everything to be meaningful and/or purposeful. At the base of our staircase there is this little nook, perfect as a landing zone for coats… Continue reading In Progress – Landing Zone

Keeping it real

Hoop Art – Frida

I love any and everything Frida Kahlo. So naturally I have to include her in an embroidery hoop series. This is the first: Kinda classy, Kinda hood.  Aren't we all? Those eyebrows tho

Thrifty Finds

Thrifty Find -Storage Bench $50

I'm OBSESSSSSSED with finding things on Craigslist for the hoard pile.  I have my almost daily searches that never let me down. The day before we moved in I found the most perfect storage bench for $50. So on move in day, I picked her up on my way to the new place.  She was… Continue reading Thrifty Find -Storage Bench $50

Embroidery

Hoop Art – Tina Belcher

Ever since the big move late last year all craft room projects have been on hold while we get this place unpacked and put together.  Luckily crafts like crochet and embroidery are mobile, and require very little in supplies.  I re-discovered embroidery last year and can't wait to get more hoops done. Here is one of… Continue reading Hoop Art – Tina Belcher

Built That · Thrifty Finds

In Progress- Tiny Hallway Makeover

Currently tackling the décor of our new home room by room.  We made it a point to start in the spaces we spend the most time in or have our eyes on the most. There is a tiny hallway just off the garage entry into the house that desperately needed a face lift.  The off white… Continue reading In Progress- Tiny Hallway Makeover

DIY

Built This – Rustic Picture Frames and Patent Prints

I've learned so much in the last couple of years about wood working and "building like a girl".  My crafty friend Heather got me on the building kick by showing me how to properly use a miter saw.  Before I knew it, My Christmas lists were nothing but Ryobi tools and safety gear.  With the help… Continue reading Built This – Rustic Picture Frames and Patent Prints

Keeping it real

New Year, New Look, Same Ol’ Me

Hello everyone.  After having disappeared from the Blog-osphere, I'm back.   So much to catch up on.... Here are the cliff notes for the last almost 2 years (yikes!): We sold our home, moved and bought another.  Lots of house projects to come! Thrift hoarding continues.  I've been given the green light to collect all the goods… Continue reading New Year, New Look, Same Ol’ Me

Sewing

A week in our lives

Still playing the 2015 catch up game at Casa Chavez.  Our to do lists are never ending alongside the bazillion hours we work a week.  We cram every second of our day with something to do and it is beneficial yet hazardous at the same time. Here is this past week in a nutshell What… Continue reading A week in our lives

Built That

Operation ‘Organize All The Things’

I LOVE an organized life.  I feel like our home runs smoothly when things are organized and in their place.  We have had our home for 3 years now and have been putting our stamp on the place little by little. I got some really cool power tools for Christmas and couldn't wait to put 'em… Continue reading Operation ‘Organize All The Things’

Thrifty Finds

UPcycle – Entry Way Table

FINALLY!  After more than 1 year of searching for the perfect entry way "table"... I found it! Remember this progress pic of the entryway? I had a vision for this super tiny area next to the front door.  The amount of time and energy I've spent on this corner is a little much, but if… Continue reading UPcycle – Entry Way Table

Keeping it real

2015 – Keepin’ it Real

Cleaning up the dust and cobwebs off this little blog.  Wish I had exciting news to justify my absence, I don't.  But, I'm back.  Hi.  After throwing myself several pity parties the last couple months I'm ready to get back to  sharing my stories. Even though I have not been active here.... I have been… Continue reading 2015 – Keepin’ it Real

Crochet

Police Baby Photo Prop Set and Puppy Growth Spurts

The last several weeks have been extremely busy and stressful.  Feel like we are being pulled a million different directions with all we have going on.  Luckily we have a few constants in our lives:  work, crafting, and Great Dane adventures.  I will do my best to get back to blogging and decorating. Im too… Continue reading Police Baby Photo Prop Set and Puppy Growth Spurts

Crochet

Whats on the hook Wednesday!

Well, its been a while since my last post.  So much to talk about!  Things at home have been a little hectic, actually a lot hectic.  In the midst of it all I have found my new obsession..... embroidery letters on coffee cozies! I am excited about ALL of them and have started to slowly add… Continue reading Whats on the hook Wednesday!

Thrifty Finds

Entry Way Progress

I've had big dreams for our entry way.  It's difficult to describe vaulted area that leads to 3 areas in our home.  I have been determined on adding features that would set this tiny area apart, we are 6 months into it now and it's still haunting me. This is the view as you enter the house...… Continue reading Entry Way Progress

Crochet · Sewing

Camo Bows and Hand Painted Baby Swaddlers

To celebrate this month's holiday I've been working on some very 'Merican projects. I'll never get sick of these little bows I took the risky newbie challenge of hand painting fabric for a baby swaddle blanket. Stars and Stripes SUCCESS! These blankets are huge, 45 inch by 45inch. So I did it again with an… Continue reading Camo Bows and Hand Painted Baby Swaddlers

Keeping it real · Sewing

DIY Camera Strap and the Miserable Cow

I've had the pleasure of experimenting lately with my first DSLR camera and its been a ton of fun.  Slowly learning how to use it and researching all the tips and tricks for great picture taking.  While searching for camera accessories I came across some amazing camera straps!  Some are leather, others made from colorful and vibrant fabrics....wayyy… Continue reading DIY Camera Strap and the Miserable Cow

Sewing

Baby Teething Rings

I've been itchin' to complete some sewing projects trapped in my mind.  Carved out some time I probably should have spent doing something else to make these amazing little guys. Adorable right?!  I used a gender neutral "bumble bee" pattern for this one backed with absorbent chenille. This one in a fun baseball print is perfect… Continue reading Baby Teething Rings