Thursday, February 28, 2013

Beach Time

Off to North Captiva, where I plan to do nothing but look at this.  Chow for now!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

My Mom Can Sew

Another project I totally forgot to show you.  As you can tell, we did this over Christmas (hence the tree in the background).  My mom sewed me this ADORABLE lampshade cover... I am kind of a slave driver I guess.  She watches my kids, does my sewing, and somehow finds time to eat:)  Thanks mom!  I LOVE this lamp.  Like seriously love it.  What do you think?

Hope you are all blessed to have an amazing mother like I do!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013


I totally forgot to show you guys this dresser.  It sold a while ago but it is so darn cute I thought I should share.  

One of the perks of working at The Barn once a week is that people bring you awesome stuff.  People are always coming in asking if anyone wants to buy their old crap.  Well, most of the time it is just that, crap, but once in a while you get a little gem.  A lady came in and my friend Pat was working.  She brought a picture of a really plain dresser.  Pat, the wise woman she is, looked past its simplicity and gave her my phone number.  Believe it or not this dresser was turned down by quite a few other vendors.  Yay for me right?!  She texted me a picture and dropped it off the next day.  I loaded it up, with the assistance of my friend Amanda... once again, she saves the day, and took it strait home. 

The dresser was literally just white with little tiny white knobs.  I liked the clean lines and planked top and sides.  I took it home and sanded the CR&* out of it.  Seriously my arms were numb by the end of all that sanding.  Then I popped out all of the little white knobs, drilled new holes and put these adorable cup knobs on.  After just a few hours of work I think it is one of my favorite dressers ever.  It lasted less then a week at The Barn and found a new home with an expecting mommy.  I was not surprised it left so quickly:)

See, sometimes simple is best.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Am I Turning Red?

 I do a lot of embarrassing things.  Just ask my best friend Heather.  She could entertain you for a week with stories of my embarrassing moments.  This time, I did something SO embarrassing that I just had to share.  It is one of those moments that you replay 100 times in your head, trying to figure out how you could possibly be THAT awkward of a person.  I just have to accept that I am who I am, and that's all that I am.

So here it goes, confession time:

My mom was supposed to watch Luci for me but she had a vet appointment for her dog Chester.  It was in a convenient location so I just said I would meet her there and drop Luci off.  I had been there ONE other time and met her very nice, VERY shy veterinarian ONCE.  I can't remember his name so we will call him Steve.  Well, I walked in about half way through the exam.  I stood quietly while my mom finished up.  

When the appointment was over Steve said it was nice to see me again and  walked towards me with his arm extended at about shoulder level. As he approached me my mind was racing.  Is he going to shake my hand?  Nope, his arm is up way too high for that.  Well, in my panic and awkwardness I did the only logical thing I could think of... I hugged him.  I mean what would you do if someone walked at you with their arm extended at shoulder level????!!!!!  As I wrapped my arm around poor, unsuspecting Steve's waist (going with the awkward side hug of course) I heard the click.  And then it hit me.  Nope, he was NOT going in for the hug, he was just opening the door that I happened to be standing in front of!!!!!!!!!  Yep, I just hugged poor Steve.  A man I have met once... and plan on NEVER seeing again.  

I about died.  I don't think I have stopped laughing since.  Have you guys ever seen the episode of Friends where Rachel kisses her boss???  Yeah, it was that bad.  So, needless to say, I will not be hugging perfect strangers anymore.  Or at least I will try not to!!!  But if we ever see each other in public, just know, I'm awkward and unpredictable.  Fair warning.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Blame My Gypsy Soul

You will have to forgive my absence lately, I have had a CRAP ton going on.  All good, fun things, but time consuming none-the-less.  Well, I wanted to show you the new shirts I have for sale at The Barn:

I love them.  Seriously, I'm obsessed.  Check out how cute my friend Amanda looks in it!

She is one hot mama!  Plus she gave me the idea to have these shirts made... so really I owe her... Like seriously owe her.  So, if you ever need a kidney or anything let me know Amanda.

I love my job.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Adventures in Toddlerhood

Do you guys remember the show "Kids Say The Darndest Things" with Bill Cosby?  Well, sometimes I feel like I live in one of these episodes.  My life is hilarious.  Let me give you an example.

Luci has been potty training.  I thought she would never get there, maybe she would still be in diapers when she went off to college, but one day she just up and decided she was ready.  The doctor told me not to push her because she is so "spirited."  Ummmm by spirited she means stubborn, but it was nice of her to say it so gently.  So, I listened and didn't push.

One day she saw me getting dressed and pointed her cute little finger at me and said "Mommy what's that."  Oh Crap, is she pointing at the scars where my belly button piercing used to be and now I have to talk about bad decisions we made when we were young? Is she pointing at my c-section scar and I'm about to have to explain where babies come from?  Phew, nope, she was pointing at my undies.  Crises was overrated.  Right then and there she decided she wanted to wear them too.  So we did.  With only a few accidents and tears later she finally got the idea.  In her exact words, "We don't peepee on mommy's floor or in the bathtub."  She's one smart cookie.

Well, daddy got her up from nap this weekend and when she came downstairs she just looked so sad.  I asked her why she had a pouty face and she told me this...

"Mommy, I went number twoski in my pants."  I about wet my own pants laughing.  Obviously she has been talking to daddy too much.  

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

No One Puts Baby in a Corner

Unless baby is this super cute corner cabinet.  I actually redid this cabinet this summer but it has been living downstairs at The Barn and serving as the snack cabinet.  Well, we are rearranging the downstairs area so I went ahead and brought this awesome piece upstairs to the shop, so I guess that means it is officially for sale:)  There is just something about a corner cabinet that makes me happy, with all of its space saving awesomeness.

 The cabinet didn't have a back so I decided to do chicken wire.  I originally planned to go with burlap but I'm glad I stuck with the chicken wire.  There is just something so country and sweet about it.  

Do you guys have the same love for all things fitting in the corner??  OR am I alone in this obsession?