Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I'm a trashy kinda girl...

Are you?? A "Dumpster Diver" that is?? Or maybe that should be termed "Trash Taker?" Either way I am forced to admit that I am one. When I was little we lived in a ski resort community is California. There was a place with about six dumpsters that everyone brought their stuff too. Not no, but stuff! Like lamps, and lawn furniture. It was better than any junk store! The town would bring stuff one a month and everyone would "trade" trash:) It was SO fun!
So, it is in my blood to love stuff like this beauty. We were driving home from a trip to Anthro...I mean Austin and we were a block from our house when I saw this little jewel sitting with someone's trash! I mean really! Who throws this away? It's an antique! So I promptly made my hubby make the block and pull over and I tried to do the right thing and knock to make sure it was indeed mine for the taking. No one answered so I took that as a yes:) Luckily we were in my jeep and we had ample room for both the headboard and the foot board. It needs to be refinished but all in all it is in great shape!
So then while we were loading this (keep in mind that my hubby is laughing hysterically at me!) a car stops and the guy rolls down the window and asks me "Do you need another one like that?" Maybe, why? So it turns out that he has one like it that he is getting rid of and if I want it it is mine! SAWEEET! Two free headboards? Yes Please! Anyways, we are going tomorrow to get the other one:) Wish me luck that it is as nice as this one!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

A White Christmas?

Well, at least a white Christmas Eve! It's been a loooong time since we've had snow on or anywhere near Christmas here:) I am loving it and so is my baby girl!! Merry Christmas Eve!

ps: This is white for us...I know in most parts this is far from a lot of snow:) In Texas if you can see the snow anywhere other than the sky its a miracle!

Have Yourself a Merry Little...



I just finished wrapping all my presents! It's 12:07am my time! SO I technically finished on Christmas Eve!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Scrappy Holidays

I had a last minute gift to make yesterday. When I mean last minute I mean I had to make it in an hour or two:) Who doesn't love a little pressure. It was my own fault. I made a quilt for this person. But...I threw it over Ava's bed to get a visual on size and you know. It just looked sooo cute and it is all Momo's Hello Betty...which I LOVE! So on to plan B for the person's gift:) Selfish of me right? So anyway I was racking my brain and I decided to make a bag. Ruby made one a while back with some beautiful hand embroidered fabric that I don't have so I had to emprovise:) I dug through my scrap basket and found a ton of flowered fabric. I cut out the flowers and some branches and leaves and outlined them so that they'd fray with time! Then I braided the handles and called it a day:) LOVE it! I have to tell you the truth! I wanted to keep this too. But that was a little too selfish and I couldn't bring myself to do it:)

Happy Holidays!!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Yummy Fun

We put together a gingerbread house for the first time this year. The whole family, including the dogs worked on it and it turned out pretty cute:) My celebrity girl didn't want her picture taken and this is the best shot I could get of the construction in progress!!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Love it!

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I LOVE these! I am about to order them and if they are anywhere near as adorable in person as they are online I will be head over heals for them:) Who wouldn't be! A ponytail holder that doesn't hurt your head or leave marks in your hair? SOLD! Maybe I'll wear these when we're in LA for the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP! Did I mention that I am excited about that too? Oh yes I am! Can't wait!

Now go to this site and love on these sweet little pieces of elastic;)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Have you ever seen such a b e a utiful cake? It was SO good and SO rich:) Almost worth turning another year older:) Almost!

Friday, December 4, 2009


In Texas? Yes, but only for about an hour. It's now sunny and a pretty blue sky! What a tease this weather is:) We're drinking apple cider and decorating the tree tonight come hell or high water. But one plus, the hubs now has no recourse from putting up the Christmas lights:) And my baby girl was enthralled with the "NO." As you can see in this picture!! LOVE it!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

LOVE this!!

I made two of these for less than three dollars. One each for the wreath forms at the Dollar Tree and five cents for the two books I bought at the used book store! Sadly I didn't take any pictures of the two that I made. Good thing I've got another couple to do that I can share!!


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Not ready!!

How did we go from beach weather to rainy and 44 degrees?? Lord I cannot keep up! Although I did get to wear my super cute rain boots tonight which was a small plus in the land of minuses :)

But is it already December? How is my birthday this Saturday and HOW is Christmas in just three short weeks? Yikes!

Tomorrow brings tree decorating and house lighting! Wish me luck!