How many random topics can I fit into one post? Hmmm, let's try 8. :)
I've had some lovely folks sign on to be followers or "official readers" of this blog. I want to say HELLO and thank you so much. Every time I see that someone new has joined on, I still holler the news out to Alex. I'm sure he's starting to ignore my little outbursts by now but I still love to say and hear it out loud. It's so nice to know that there's someone out there!!! And it's you! If I met you in person I would take you out for a mint-chocolate chip ice-cream. It's still summer no matter what anyone says.
This morning when I should have been vacuuming golden retriever furballs (the inlaws were on their way for a visit) I decided to try and make a blog button instead. Not a good use of cleaning time! I still have no idea what the button is for but everyone else seems to have one so I wanted one, too. I only needed a wee bit of help from the computer tech guy (Alex)(he's computer-savvy, too) at the very end. So now I have a button. If you click it, it will take you to my blog. Although if you're clicking it, you're already on my blog. Again, I have no idea what the button is for. It's cute though, and that's all that counts, right?
I have been so very lucky to have a few of my projects featured on some very fun and crafty sites (The CSI Project, Fresh Crush, Remodelaholic, Domestically Speaking, Tatertots and Jello, The Virginia House, A Little Lovely, and Craft Gossip). I can't even tell you how thrilling it is for me. Two months ago I was too scared to try any projects on my own because I was always afraid that they wouldn't work out or that they would look ugly or "home-made". I think I've turned over a new leaf. Bring it on!!!!!
Tie-Up Shade Tutorial
So I think I need to find a "How to Write a Tutorial" tutorial. I started working on one for the tie-up shade that I made the other day. It is hard. One, I can barely even remember how the heck I made it, and two, I have no idea how to explain some of the sewing stuff. Is it called a hem or a seam or an edge?!? I have no idea!!! I'm working on it, though. You might read it and be like, "Wicked! I can totally make a tie-up shade now!" OR you might read it and be like, "This girl does everything @$$-backwards and her tutorial doesn't make any sense!" We'll see. Hopefully it'll be the first response. :S
A reader asked me a very good question. She asked why I hadn't shared a photo of my nice clean pantry (which is really just a cupboard) with my new, labeled jars. Wellllllllllllll, it's because the jars were so cute that I put them on our IKEA kitchen cart instead.... where we can see them. Okay, that was a lie. I didn't share a picture because then you'd see our crusty linoleum kitchen floor from our original-but-not-in-a-good-way kitchen. Yeah. Our kitchen is oogly. Not even ugly, oogly. It also has cupboards on one side only. The other wall is completely bare (except for the ginormous fridge and our 20-year old dishwasher). Hence the IKEA cart. I'll show you a picture of the jars if you promise not to look at the icky floor:
When I was in teacher's college I had this little cupboard with 3 tiny ceramic drawers. One of the drawers broke in the move back home but I kept the remaining two. How sweet does one of them look with a little bit of greenery?
Alex surprised me this morning (best husband ever!) and told me that we are going on a little shopping road trip tomorrow. Woot woot! We haven't been on any of our road trips together since the spring so he decided to take me on a little end-of-summer date. Hello antique and cottage-y shops. I'm coming!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to share if I find anything cozy, cottage-y, or cute.
Get it? Hahaha, I'm a dork.
Have a great weekend! And THANK YOU SO MUCH for all of your sweet comments.