Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Front Page & I missed it!

HUGE Antique Ceiling Tin Tile 8x10 Picture Frame LARGE 24x24 2ft

A quote for today...


Friday, May 20, 2011

Weekend DIY Projects

Want to be inspired?  Check out these weekend DIY projects from Apartment Therapy.  If you're truly motivated, click on the photo for a tutorial link.

Believe it or not, this was actually vinyl flooring before!

My favorite is this dining room table!  I love the mix of rustic & modern.


This stool was given a new life.  Fabulous!


After seeing these, I wish I hadn't purchased new lamps.  I love the cork lamp!



Thursday, May 19, 2011

Weekend Goals Accomplished ???

Well, I did love on my family, but I always feel like there's more to give.  It's so easy to be selfish so a daily (um, hourly) reminder of my purpose in this world is always needed.  

I did make the jam, yahoo!  1 flat of strawberries + a lot of sugar (ugh) + over-priced pectin = 20 one pint jars of jelly.  Yum!  It seriously pains me to add all that sugar.  I try hard to limit my kids sugar intake unless it comes from a fruit.  But, I tried a sugar-free jam last year and it sat in the freezer.  I enjoy the jam process, the freshness of the ingredients and the assurance that I know what my food is made of, but I'm also very frugal and this needs to be cost effective.  Sugar-free jars of jelly left unused in the freezer do not count as being cost effective.  So, sugar it is.  

With the help of my sweetie, the raised bed garden is built & planted.  Love it!  I did the planning and planting, but my husband spent hours cutting the cedar boards and constructing the box.  Knowing how particular I am, he spent extra time making sure it was just right.  Love him.

I did not make any welcome signs. Sigh.  Try as I might, it is hard to get my work completed on the weekends.  It is pure chaos around here.  So, I've moved that on to this week's goal list.  But, I did get a batch of Hook Racks created.  They are perfect for jewelry, towels, keys, etc..  Visit my etsy shop (sidebar) to purchase.

Here's to lists!


Friday, May 13, 2011

My Weekend Goals

1. Love on my family.

2. Make a big batch of Strawberry Freezer Jam. We eat a lot of PB&J in this house.

3. Create a ton of my Antique Ceiling Tin "Welcome Signs" (the         last small batch sold immediately).

4. Love on my family a little more.

5. Build a raised bed garden (with the help of my hubby). 
   Click on the photo below for a great tutorial.

Nothing like setting the bar high, right?!  We'll see how it goes.


Monday, May 9, 2011

Ikea Before & After

I must admit that I love Ikea.  It feels like an adventure every time I walk in the store.  When people would talk about their favorite restaurants, my daughter, who was then 3, would answer "my favorite restaurant is Ikea".  It made me chuckle every time.

Check out these fun Ikea transformations:

{via Design Sponge}


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A Coupon Code

I rarely offer coupon codes to my shop.  Not necessarily intentionally.  Just a combination of lack of time, lack of planning, lack of margin room.  Excuses.  I have worked with a lot of wonderful people and *sincerely* appreciate their support of hand made products.  It may not be much, but I wanted to offer something small just to say "thanks".  

Only catch...LIKE me on facebook & have a Joy Frameworks purchase on record prior to 5/3/2011.  Visit Joy Frameworks facebook page for the coupon code and expiration info.