Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Coffee Bar Makeover!

I found some really fun things over the last couple of weekends and just finished re-decorating my coffee bar! Most everything is from antique stores, craft sales, and Junk Bonanza!

This was an old window I painted with chalkboard paint...

I used my cricut and some vinyl to make labels for the cubbies, inside I store all my little coffee pods for my nespresso machine!
My SIL Erin found these at Junk Bonanza, and I knew they would be great in my coffee bar, they were old pumps for syrups, I just had Mike cut off all the excess hardware and modified them to fit on the wall!

now I must go to the store and get some Milk so I can have a cup!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Cranberry Fest 2009

Just a small view of the crowd!
The gang! Dena, Peggy, Erin, Suzie, Cindy, Amy & Katie! What a great group!

One of my favorite finds!!!
Cindy is that you??

Can you say score??!!! $15 bucks for these chairs!

here are some of my Antique and flea market finds!

Girls Just wanna have fun..and we did! Can't wait to do it again next year, and now I know to save more money! and to bring a u-haul!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

What will 500+ miles in a weekend get you?

Lots of stock car races at the legendary 100 in New Richmond Wi...

183 burlap bags from all over MN & WI...
I can't wait to get sewing!

& some really fun stuff from Junk Bonanza in Shakopee Mn!

I will be re-titling my blog soon, I have a new logo for my all of hobbies and will be opening a store on ETSY very soon! Stay tuned for all the fun details....

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Locks of Love

I finally did it! A little more than 2 1/2 years ago a very dear friend of mine found out that her 3 year old son had cancer. He is doing great now and has been cancer free for almost 2 years! But it was not an easy battle, surgery, radiation and chimo. It broke my heart to watch them have to go through this, but they all stayed positive and had a great out come. You feel so helpless on the other side wanting to do something, anything to make it better, when really all you can do is be there, so that is what I did! I also decided that I would grow my hair out for locks of love. It was so sad to see that little guy with no hair, but you know, it didn't keep him down a bit, he was such a trooper through it all, and today he looks wonderful, with a head full of beautiful hair!

I just hope that some child will be able to benefit from my donation and maybe it will make her battle a little easier knowing that people do care and want to do anything they can to help! So if you can, grow out your hair and donate! It is for such a good cause!!


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Hand Made Tote Bags

I have been working hard making tote bags from recycled coffee bean sacs. They are also lined inside and have a nice small pocket for all your little things like keys, cell phone and chapstick! Check out my entire line now at my ETSY store! Want a custom design, send me a message, i would be happy to male something special just for you!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Thrifty Thursday!

So today I took a gander inside a local thrift store too look for some wool sweaters for my SIL and although I did not find any cute wool sweaters, I did find this fabulous light fixture! $4, and it works!!! I have the perfect spot for it in the new part of our house, my husband thought we would be putting a pool table in and decided to wire an outlet right into the ceiling, well our furniture is quite over sized and there is no room for a pool table! So for 2 years we have just had this outlet sitting empty in the middle of our ceiling, until today!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Need a new vanity?

I really had no idea what this table was going to be when I picked it up, but after some thinking and creativity, it looked like the perfect vanity for my room! I had some old windows in the garage, and decided to glue some mirror tiles to it to turn the window into a mirror! I re painted the table, attached the mirror and moved it into my room!

Now i have my own little space to sit at and get ready in the morning! Maybe this will make my morning routine a little more enjoyable? Doubt it, maybe just on Saturday and Sundays!