Monday, October 25, 2010

A New Week Begins!

I have not posted anything recently because I have been swamped with things to do between taking our trip to Chicago, celebrating my hubby's birthday and getting settled back into my routine now that we are home.  Let me just say we had a wonderful time in Chicago visiting with Jason's cousin (he has not seen since he was 6) and her husband.  We had sooo much fun enjoying the food and shopping together.  Here is my favorite picture of my hubby and his cousin.
After returning from our travels I got right back to painting the infamous cabinet doors for our kitchen.  I also got lured away this past Friday by my mother-in-law.  We spent the entire day embroidering Old World Santa's for some Christmas pillows.  We are now on the hunt for just the right fabric and trims to complete the project.  As you will see below, the embroideries turned out aaamazzzing! We loved them sooo much that we decided that we need to add some projects to use these Santa's on.  I am definitely going to make hubby and I some new stockings to hang on the fireplace mantel this year and I just may have to have a few more pillows too!  I keep reminding myself that I don't have to make everything I want this year; I can add new designs each year.  I am not sure how successful I will be at convincing myself of this. :)  
Hope that all fellow bloggers are having as much fun as I am getting into the holiday spirit!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tuesday Already?

It does not seem possible that this week is already here and that Monday has already come and gone.  This is the week that my hubby and I travel to Chicago so he can go before his PhD panel at DePaul.  It also means that I have to get my house in order, go shopping for clothes and supplies and get us both packed.  I was meaning to post some pictures of my latest jewelry creations last night but instead was out late shopping for some last minute items. :)
My mom also had a day off from work yesterday and invited me to go see that new movie, "Life as We Know It" with Katherine Heigl and Josh Dumel.  It was a nice chick flick that had me crying one moment and laughing the next. While I like Josh Dumel and he did a great job in the movie, afterwards I could not help but think how Matthew McConaughey might have been just a bit better and definitely better to look at. (Hubba Hubba!) :)
Anyway, I do have pictures of the two rings I most recently made.  They are both sterling silver and while I would love to have some diamonds to play with, I opted for cubic zirconia instead for the first ring and I just used some swarovski crystals on the second ring.
Ring 1:
Ring 2:
I realize that the photos are a bit blurry.  I am still in need of a good camera and Christmas will be here soon so hopefully I will get one and be able to post some better pics! Overall, these are some of the better photos of jewelry I was able to take with the trusty ole camera phone. I will try to get some better pics taken and if successful will re-post some new images of the rings.  I am sure I will also have some good views of Chicago captured on camera too that I will most definitely share. 
My hubby and I looove Chicago.  It has the best of all worlds... food, shopping, shows and did I mention food?  We are also getting to meet up with my hubby's cousin who he has not seen since they were kids. It is going to be a great rest of the week and getting away for a few days is always nice.  Hopefully I will return with a renewed outlook on my remaining kitchen cabinet doors and the rest of the kitchen list.  
Have a happy rest of the week and weekend! 

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Still Painting...

As my title states, I am still painting cabinet doors. I did not fall off the blogland bandwagon. It seems that lately if I become more resolved to get something completed, then life happens and my attention is required elsewhere. I also severely underestimate the time it takes to complete a project leaving me frustrated at the fact that I did not reach my goal. Ok, now I am just blathering and need to stop. While it seems as though the cabinet doors are rapidly reproducing I will get them done... Definitely before the end of the month.
I don't have any pictures to post tonight but tomorrow I will definitely have some new jewelry pictures.
Hope everyone had a great weekend! (ok now I feel like I am just talking to myself, does that mean I am ready for my room at the funny farm?):/

Monday, October 4, 2010

A New Week Begins...

Happy Monday!
I had a wonderful weekend and was excited that my mother-in-law and I were able to get our Nutcracker Christmas tree skirt completed.  Here is the final product of our hard work.

I also got the writing transposed onto another kitchen cabinet door leaving me only 5 more to go!!! I was planning on working on my cabinet doors today, but my mom surprised me with the news that she had today off so I went and spent the day talking laughing and window shopping with her.  
Tomorrow, the cabinets are all mine! I am determined to get at least 3 completed if my hand falls off and we go without food!  Ok, just kidding, I don't think my hubby would really go for the lack of food.  I am so glad to have him around to remind me to do such trivial things as eat and sleep. :)
Better go get my beauty sleep so that I am ready for my marathon cabinet door decorating.  
Wish me luck!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Michael Franti & Spearhead - The Sound Of Sunshine

I spent the better part of my day trying to redesign my blog page. I did get some changes made as you can see if you had previously been on my blog site, but I did not get as much accomplished as I would have liked. I suppose it will get easier with time...
Anyway, I do not have any new pictures to post today, so I thought I would post one of the songs I listened to over and over today.

Hope everyone has a great weekend! I am going to go spend the day tomorrow finishing up my Nutcracker Christmas tree skirt with my mother-in-law.