Thursday, April 28, 2011

To dye or not to dye?

I got quite tired of having dark rugs in the bathroom and decided to get something light when we first moved to our current nest one year ago. After only one day I remembered why I don't ever buy white rugs. I had to wash them once a day! Of course I didn't.. who does? Instead I'd wash them, put them on the floor, then put them back in the laundry basket the next day; where they lay until laundry day.
So my bathroom has been without rugs 90% of the time.

While spring cleaning last week I found my bottle of brown dye.

Skirt + Skirt = Purse

My purse was falling apart and I was in need of a new one... A friend of mine makes handmade purses and sells them on Etsy
(Purse'onally Yours ~ Please check her out)
Upon seeing her beautiful creations I wanted to buy one!

Unfortunately it was not in my budget at the time... so what was I to do?

I had 2 skirts in my stash of clothes waiting to be mended and/or refashioned. One was black and the other was a silky silver with black felt-like flowers on it. Sorry didn't even think to snap a photo. 

I had some purse patterns and decided to give it a try. Of course I wasn't completely in love with the pattern so I tweaked it here and there.

And viola! I have a new purse!

Gooey Butter Cookies

These little cookies just melt in your mouth!!! And they go quickly!

A lovely pair of flats...

Before.... super comfy, but ruined...

I bought these super comfy flats at a thrift shop last year...
they were plain brown "leather" and did I mention super comfy?

Now even though they were new...
literally they were brand new...
I decided to throw them in the wash.
I was almost in tears when I took them out!
The "leather" had peeled and my flats were ruined!

Papasan Refashion

Chocolate, cookie and milk stains... oh my!

This papasan is in major need of a new cover.

Carrot Salad

Морковь по Корейски [Morkov' po Koreyskee] Korean Carrot Salad

This is one of my super favorite salads!! It is a marinated salad, with fresh carrots as the main ingredient. The dressing is a simple vinegar with fresh garlic, coriander, cayenne and black pepper.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Welcome to my Nest!

There are so many things I try to do that I enjoy, all the while still taking care of a family, that sometimes I lose my serenity.

"The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought, this in turn makes us think more deeply about life, which helps us regain our equilibrium." ~ Robert Platt.

This had always been true for me and until I had my second child I kept a diary. It has been 4 years since I had written anything down and I need an outlet!

When I don't write, I talk to my close friends and share my experiences. Every woman, wife, mother needs a friend with whom she can share anything with, to unwind, and not feel judged. I have a very few that have been there for me when I needed them. Whether it was to help me get through a tough time or laugh with and have a relaxing time. Thank you Lord for such a blessing.

I have decided to combine these two things to help me stay a little more sane. Here I will share with you a little bit of my life, my thoughts, ideas and creations.

Grab a cup of tea and unwind with me!