Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Spare time...what spare time???

I have been working on several projects in my spare time.....what LITTLE I find. :) Two babies makes for very little spare time, but a missing husband actually creates a little extra. Here are a few things I have done since we have moved.
Pictured above are Oreo stuffed chocolate chip cookies which I feel I have successfully mastered. (At least I have mastered the eating of them!) Recipe found here. We have also done the Oreo stuffed brownies a few times.
Below is vegetarian home-made pizza. Accidentally mastered this one when I spread the crust extra-thin and used Garden Vegetable Tomato Pasta Sauce as the sauce. So good!!!

The backboard for this shelf got scratched up in the move. I found some upholstry fabric I liked and used spray glue and a staple gun to cover it. I love what it adds to the room!

I wanted to try and spruce up this OLD cardigan before I threw it out so I used a tutorial from my cousin's Modest Fashion blog and tried adding some lace. Turns out I am not as great of a tailor as I thought before I started, but it was fun to do and turned out ok. Here is the link to that tutorial.

Easton loves Cars right  now and I got him some cheap sticker sets at Target. After seeing how much he liked them, I wanted to try and make them reusable. I glued the paper background scene to a sheet of metal and laminated the stickers. Then I mounted the stickers on magnets. It was cheap, easy and a great use of the stickers he enjoyed so much.

I have also tried to start working on ONE little BELT more. These are some of the new colors of girl's belts that we will be selling soon. I am excited to be getting an SLR camera soon to improve my product photos even more. We also have a boutique sale coming up in May which will be fun and the prep work will keep me busy.

I have also been trying to keep couponing out here in Missouri. It was easier in Seattle with more retailers, more couponers, and only one kid- but it is a work in progress. This is one end of our basement and the AWESOME shelves we were able to snag from Eddie Bauer. They work great to put food storage and my stockpile on. I hope it just continues to grow- there is nothing like feeling prepared!!

Anyways, that is what I have been up to when I have an extra minute. It has been fun and hopefully I continue to have more to share!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Our House!

We just love our new house and couldn't be more happy with it. I have been dreaming of paint and wallpaper and decorating, but for the near future we are content with our beige walls, cream trim, and fabulous carpet. Here are some photos I have taken of several rooms in the house. There is more to see, but here is a start.

The front of the house during a recent snow storm. A three-car garage is amazing!
The entryway

Our enormous kitchen; I love it and am amazed at how lucky I am!
The kitchen joins to the living room which I don't have a photo of yet- it is usually not picture-ready during the day!

Our bedroom

The master bathroom. I was so excited for this tub, but Easton has used it way more often than me!

The boys' room

The second bathroom with TWO sinks!

Our backyard. We love how it joins a giant farm field behind us. We also have no neighbors yet on either side of us, just empty lots. It feels like we have soo much space!

I also haven't taken any pictures of the basement. It is 1/2 garage and 1/2 unfinished. We are just using it for storage and belt making until we finish it one day.

So that is the house. I'll add more pictures as I do more things to it, but this is how it started!