Friday, June 21, 2013

I present to you...

A freaking pillow. That I made all by myself.

It didn't exactly turn out how I wanted it to, but I still love it! The really sad part about this pillow is that I bought all of the fabric in March.. MARCH! This wasn't THAT hard of a project.. It scared the crap out of me, and it took me forever to even cut out the base fabric, let alone start sewing.
And whilst sewing, I got a major blood blister. Don't even know how that happened. Also, my fingers are very crooked. 

 The lovely back of the pillow. Teal, to match our room colors. And that black string was just a stray that I didn't notice until I took this picture.

 And look, I sewed a zipper on it!!! I was so nervous about that part, but it turned out to be quite easy! I watched this video, and it helped out a TON. It was a super lame video, but it worked so I won't complain.
 Cody and I got these Santa pillows as a present, and we've been using them since Christmas because we didn't have any pillows for our couches. Hence the reason that I made this pillow cover. And I'm really hoping that I get the second cover finished within the next week or two, instead of dragging it out for another 3 months.

Also, we're going to try to paint our couches so they're not so hideous.. Look for that post coming in the next... 3 years.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Kitchen Update

So I'm actually getting somewhere with my kitchen! I guess I've only finished two of the things I wanted to do, but since I only had 4 things that I wanted to do, I'm halfway done!

I finished the curtain in the window area, and I added the colorful garland! It adds a TON to the kitchen already, and I'm just really excited to finish it!

It kinda looks like the colorful garland doesn't go to the end of the cupboards, but it does. It's just the angle I took the picture from.

Also, how rad is that curtain?! I'm so proud of myself for making it up and having it turn out the way I wanted it to!!

I still need to finish the black polka dots, obviously, but that's not going to happen for a little while. But the other two things are to get a curtain made for the door area and then get some jars or vases and paint them for the window sill area.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Plant, plants, Dexter, and random. What a fun post!

So, I'm officially obsessed with plants! We currently have 8, because of the sweet bunco prize that I won tonight! Like I said on Facebook, I love it when I bring a super awesome prize, and then I win and get to pick first, and take home what I brought.. It makes me so happy!! Here's the two plants:
We bought them at Lowes and all together, both plants, pots, and pot bottoms, came to $10.11! Such a good deal! And I bought the clay pots so I could customize them to our room, and I'll probably paint them black and white like this one that I did last night:
This plant (and the other Croton that we had) just doesn't want to stay alive! So many leaves have fallen off already, but these ones that are left are goin strong! I got the idea for the painting from none other than Elise Blaha Cripe, of course. I just love her and her sense of style. It's not perfect, as I just freehanded the whole thing, but it's perfect enough for me because I LOVE IT!

So now on that shelf thing, we have all four of these plants:
Such a happy sight, right?!

Also, if you didn't see the picture on FB, Cody and I planted a few fruits and veggies. See?

 There's cucumbers, watermelons, cantaloupes, beans, peas, squash, gray pumpkin, and two different types of tomatoes. And look what I found when I went outside tonight??!?!
One cucumber plant decided to make an appearance!! He's the first one so far, but I have high hopes for the rest of them (:

Also, it was this little dude's birthday on Monday! One year old!! He was so cute and sleepy all day (:
So, for a long time, I've been wanting a cute necklace with Cody's initial on it because he has a necklace that reminds him of me, and I had my eye on this one. It never felt right to get it, and then on Memorial Day weekend, I looked again and she had it on sale for $13.50! So I snatched it right up. I LOVE IT!
The chain it came with was actually like 2 inches shorter than this, and I hated it, so I ghettoly added a few more inches using another big chain.

A few days ago, Cody and I wanted hot dogs, but didn't want to put them in the microwave. And since we don't have a grill, we made a fire in our back yard and cooked some up!

 Yes, that's a paint roller without the foam thing. We got desperate.
 We brought the rest of our food outside, along with Dexter's food, and watched Raising Hope on the computer. Beautiful weather, great food, awesome show.. I'd say it was a wonderful night!

 Oh.. and then one of the metal pokeys from the paint roller just came off. Whoops!
 I love my cute boys!
 Isn't this peony BEAUTIFUL?! Dexter liked the smell apparently.
 So it sat in our kitchen for a few days until it died.
Also, last Friday we went camping with Cody's family for their annual family campout, and Dexter found a dead snake right before we left!
Yummy, right?! I was trying to get a video of it, because he was so happy and proud of himself for finding it! He was practically leaping everywhere he went!

And then Cody and I were shooting Austin's bow and arrows, and Cody got a bullseye...
 And I got all four of my arrows on the box! Let it be known that this was my first time shooting a bow and arrow since I was like 7, and the arrows weren't the best. I'M AWESOME, RIGHT?!
 This post is almost long enough to be called a book, so I'll end with my skills. See ya on the flip side, or whenever I do something that's worthy of a post.