Saturday, February 21, 2009

Ten Years Later!!!

We have lived in our current house for ten years. Several of the windows have been a bother to me the WHOLE time!! The living room window has looked like this...

The blinds were horrible and I never could get them open or shut without a major fight. I was unsure as to what I wanted there, so never gave it much thought and just did nothing. I have been inspired by several blogs and decided that it was time to stop fighting with the shades and add some warmth and color to this room!

This is what I came up with. I'm debating going back to the fabric store and getting more material to add just a bit of length to the bottom, but for now, it works. It makes the room seem much cozier to me. I don't know why I didn't do it before.

I'm reading through the book "The House that Cleans Itself." It has gotten me motivated to declutter. I've gotten rid of BAGS of STUFF! I'm anxious to work my way throughout my whole house and purge; hopefully making upkeep and cleaning easier. Have any of you read it? If so, I'd love to hear how it helped you out.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

New Scents

I just added two new soaps to my etsy shop!! They both smell great - fresh and springy!!
Stop by and check them out!!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

OWOH and a Swap!

It's time to announce the winner of myOWOH giveaway. And, the winner is...Morna @ Bittersweet!!!! Congratulations! This was a very fun event with so many people participating.

I recently sent off my Vintage Heart Swap (hosted by Dolly) items to Alice. Here are a few of what I sent her, followed by some of what she sent me!

I packaged up everything in this tote bag.

My items from Alice came all wrapped up in this great basket!!

Lots of sweet treats! :) Thanks so much, Alice - I love everything!!!