Tuesday, January 25, 2011


if you can't tell I'm playing around with my blog template, so I apologize for the under construction look of the blog today!

When Amber met Chair

An homage to one of my favorite rom-com's (romantic-comedy) : 
When Harry met Sally.

But in my story it's more like:
Girl meets chair, chair meets girl, girl falls in love with chair, etc.
You get the point.
I've fallen hard for an old, stained, rough around the edges, burnt orange, seen better days chair.  
But I'm leaving out one important detail, OK maybe two,
this love story almost never happened. 
And here's why, I found my old chair two weeks ago at one of the thrift stores I frequent. I went to the
top floor where they have most of their furniture,  and as I was walking in the isles of old recliners and nightstands, 
there it was, 
this chair that had beautiful lines, intact caning, and... and a big fat sold tag on it! My heart sank, someone else could see the potential of this beautiful chair, and beaten me to the punch, again. I left the store feeling a little bummed, having been thwarted once again in my attempts to find the perfect piece of furniture to re-vamp. 
But don't loose hope, this story has a happy ending. 
My aunt came to visit baby E and I yesterday, and after lunch she casually mentioned we go to that same second hand store. 
I walked upstairs to check out their furniture again, and my chair was still there!!! 
It didn't make any sense!?! 
MY chair was suppose to be long gone, sitting in somebody else's garage or shop getting reupholstered and painted. So I found an employee, asked him about the sold tag on it, because it said to be picked up 
on Friday, September 24??? 
He informed me that it was an old tag, and that
 someone must have forgotten to remove it. I took it to the front counter and since he couldn't find a price tag on it, said "how about $4". 
At that point, I think I had a brain aneurysm because, I'm pretty sure he said $4 dollars!!!!!!! I don't remember much after that. 
I quickly paid for the chair, and got the H.E. double hockey sticks outta there before they realized they sold me a chair for only four dollars when they were selling similar broken chairs for $10! 
(*note thinking about it now and me, striving to be an honest christ following woman, and all, since I knew that information before hand I should have offered $10. I gladly would have paid that, since I thought that's what he was going to say. ) 
But in my defense brain aneurysm? Remember. At the very least struck in dumbfoundedness? Anything... anything?
Anyways, I'm totally head over heels in love with my awesome chair that I scored for only four dollars. And I cant wait to try my hand at reupholstering and painting it.  

And we lived happily ever after. 
See I told you it had a happy ending :)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

A little sumthin' sumthin'

 I've been M.I.A. for a while so here's a little look at something I'm working on...

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Year's Resolution


HAPPY 2011!!!

So I really don't believe in new years resolution's, probably because I know 9 times out of 10 I really am not going to achieve said "goal" or give up half way through. I'm a realist sprinkled with a dash of  pessimism, what can I say? Clearly, I'm not cut out to be a motivational speaker. So instead of coming up with some declaration of..."I'm going to... lose some weight, start running, read more books, relax more, blah,blah,blah..." {Don't get me wrong if those are your goals, GO FOR IT!!!} Anyways,  I thought I'd put my own spin on a new year's resolution, sort of one for my house, that obviously involves my effort as well. I mean the point of this blog is to share my home, family, style, and life adventures with you, so why not set out to tackle those house projects I've been desperately avoiding too busy to get around to doing. If you notice in the side bar of my blog I have a new list. House Projects 2011:  The Dining Room. One room at a time and one dime at a time! The first project is tackling the dining room. I figure if I do one room at a time, I'm more likely to actually get it done than feel overwhelmed by trying to do every project under the sun that needs to be done in the house, the list could go on and on! So wish me luck, I will keep you posted on my progress, and if you see items removed or crossed out from the list it just means, awww yes! I have completed that project. Yay! can't wait to share my adventures with you. 

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Baby E's ''Little Man Party"...January 2nd. 2010

My "Little Man" turned one today! It was such a fun bittersweet day, my little baby is growing up so fast right before my eyes. Here are a few pictures from the party. I got this great little man themed party from my friend Mindi. Thank you Mindi for being my inspiration. Enjoy! 

                              A photo book of E's first year!

Besties! E and Peter.

Photo "Booth" fun

Look at that loot!

Here is the birthday boy getting his first taste at chocolaty goodness

Happy Birthday my little man! Mommy loves you SO much!!!


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