Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Spring Has Sprung!


Spring has sprung in our neck of the woods and the flowers are starting to bloom!

Speaking of flowers...I want to hear how you store your flowers?

I had all my florals in clear shoeboxes until a week ago when I came across this find...A Recollections Clear Tote (with dividers). I managed to get my large, disorganized pile of florals into 2 of these...color coded.

What are you using to store your florals? I would love to hear!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Pirate Paper to the rescue...

Completing some pictures to put in our Family 2013 album, I found myself looking through my stash for some 'nautical' type paper.

Low and behold, I came across this old Karen Foster Kit I had picked up at Hobby Lobby years ago...probably 2008. I remember I had purchased it as an extra kit, for a pirate layout, from a trip we had taken in 2007. During that trip we had stayed in a hotel with the pool decorated in a pirate theme, so OF COURSE I took lots of pictures.

Well fast-forward to Summer 2013, and here we were visiting friends on the east coast. Ah ha...the perfect reason to break out the pirate kit and mix in a bunch of other stuff from my stash!


 
 


Both of these layouts are from our trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. In the bottom layout, I applied crackle medium to the gold coin paper to make them appear more like real coins.
 
 
 

 
 

 
At the bottom of the layout I staggered the coins with some fishing stickers that were in my stash!
 
Sadly, I have STILL not reached the end of the Pirate Kit! 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Spring Kitchen Rejuvenation











 

I finally got the mojo in me to update my kitchen this past week!

Above is the BEFORE. I love these blues and didn't want to stray too far.
 
I also wanted to bring in the shelves in the left hand corner that we had added after the kitchen was installed!




TA DA...above is the AFTER! I expanded the blue in a lighter shade all through the kitchen and above the cabinets. It really makes the room look a lot bigger and brighter!

I also added some new d├ęcor items above the cupboards to give the room a little update. And I added the chocolate brown and turquoise baskets and clear canisters with stainless lids. (I thought this was a good way to disguise the usual kitchen junk) LOL!

In the corner I decided to add some JAZZ. A new colorful salad bowl and platter! The salad tongs I already had and thought they add a little pop in the new bowl.

Thanks for looking ladies! This was a fun and rewarding project!
 
Gilly