Tuesday, March 31, 2009

New Kitchen Pics

This kitchen has  beautiful wood walls and ceiling. It's odd shape and sections require some creative thinking! This round window overlooks the wrap around porch, to the right is cabinets and counter with dishwasher, see 3rd pic...  
This is the area when you first enter the kitchen (entry is on the right, past the stove) Cabinets are definitely going to be painted! I really love glass tiles and am thinking of adding them as a backsplash to break up some of the wood.  A new countertop is on the list. Really not sure about a color scheme. Creamy cabinets...some blues? Keep in mind there's going to be a lot of DIY projects with LOW budgets, Heating and Air are the money eaters in this house. You'll see wall air units and baseboard heating throughout.  
This is the dishwasher area...to the right is a step down to the breakfast area and the built in fridge. Maybe build an island with a cooktop over here?
This area will have a table, maybe a bench built in to the left side and some comfy chairs to complete the seating. These beautiful big windows... love them but what do I do with them?
There's also not a lot of wall space for artwork..gasp! I'll figure out something! 
I'm thinking I'm a great candidate for HGTV'S Rate My Space makeover....   

Monday, March 30, 2009

We have a winner!

Comment #21, Craftola is the lucky winner! Congrats and thanks to all who entered and or posted about my buckets on their blogs! I hope everyone had fun during the party! 
I really didn't get to enjoy much of it. Besides being swamped with orders, WE GOT THE HOUSE! Actually my stepdad is closing on it this week( THANKS Charlie Pop!), we will be buying it from him AFTER we sell our current home. Lots of work to get this place ready to sell! The job will be so much easier after we move a large portion of our STUFF to the new house!  I start packing TODAY. We are so excited about this move! Lots of big changes for us but all for the good we think!   
The above pic is at the new home, looking thru the kitchen to one side of the wrap around porch.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Ultimate Blog Party!

I had so much fun at this PARTY last year! It's not too late to join in, just go to 5 Minutes for Mom to sign up, you won't regret it....lots of prizes and you get to meet so many great women!

My prize picks would be 
* a $5o.oo Target gift card from HERE
or the cute flip flops or jewelry or books or....  ANYTHING!

Leave a comment here and telling me about your favorite item from the above grouping and I'll draw a name at the end of the party. You'll win your choice of a small easter bucket, a key fob, or a soap bottle! 

P.S. get a second entry by following me! Just add a second comment telling me you did it!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Shop Update

The shop has been updated FINALLY! I was not techy smart today. I could not for the life of me figure out how to get pictures from email to iphoto!  Any hoo, I listed what I could and will be adding more a little at a time. I still have some small eggs and buckets to add then it's painting time all weekend. EXCEPT... remember this? Well we made an offer so put us on your prayer list or cross your fingers that if it's meant to be it will work out!

delayed posting....

I've been trying to put everything in the shop... give me a couple more minutes, I'm having iphoto issues. Issues meaning I'm dumb today! 

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Easter buckets and more

Just giving you a heads up. I'll be adding Easter Buckets and MORE to my Etsy Shop on Friday at noon.  Each can be personalized with a name or monogram and there will be some small ones too. I'll try to post pics here tomorrow so you can see the new designs. I expect them to sell quickly at $25.00! Tell your friends! 

Monday, March 9, 2009

key fob sale!

Here's the sale I was talking about. Buy any key fob and get a custom key fob with initial, name, or monogram free! As always you choose colors and design! Sale lasts thru Thursday. Purchase here and include your info for the free one! Thanks! 

Job Hunting

I'm trying really hard to follow the "If you can't say anything nice..." adage.  Hence, no blogging for the past month.  I have managed to pick up some new shops and they HAVE paid me, I wish I could say that about ALL my accounts. I have shops I've been doing business with for years that have yet to pay for Christmas merchandise. I now have a NO PAY NO SHIP policy.  
  Anyway, I'll be Job Hunting after 7 Years of being self employed, I really really don't want to but I have no choice if I want my kids to eat, have power and water etc.  I know a lot of other artists are experiencing the same thing.   
Better shut up before I quit being nice...
I will be having a SALE posted later today if you're interested.