Thursday, October 22, 2009

And The Winner Is...

MINDY!!! You have won the Sara Groves CD/Journal!! Congratulations!!! If you can, send me a message with your address and I will get it in the mail to you.

And now, introducing my new china cabinet- the one I got for only $30 from Kmart (the store I always vow to never go into again, then find myself walking in when I occasionally run out of toilet paper):

Oh, did I mention I put most of it together myself? Well, when my husband went to finish the job, he found that I had installed a middle piece backward (where the drawer goes in) and we'd have to unscrew the entire thing to fix it. He rigged it so it works anyway. Oh well...

Many times I go into other people's homes and think they are so creative and cute. In our house, we have a lot of "mission style" furniture, but now that we have been married 10 years (and some of our furniture was not new to begin with), I really want a new "style." I would love to combine the mission style with some classy shabby-chic. For now, my one shabby chic bookshelf sits alone in our office, not living up to its potential. That brings me to these curtains. My mom came over yesterday to teach me how to sew. What I thought would take 10 minutes took a few hours, because she is actually a real sewer. We made three panels of these curtains for my kitchen. Now that I officially know how to sew curtains, I can change them when I want to. However, because I have no sense of style and no decorating style, I don't know what I want next. Hmmmm... Anyway, here they are. At least they match the china cabinet (although they do not match our 1970's tile). :)


  1. I love your cabinet!! It fits perfectly!! And yay for sewing!

  2. Wow - I never win anything! Thank you, I really can't wait to listen to the cd. I LOVE your cabinet and the curtains looks great too. My mom just (as in minutes ago) left my house after shortening my son's curtains. :)

  3. What an awesome find on the china cabinet! I have LOTS of windows and doorless closets waiting for curtains or blinds. In the meantime, my neighbors can just see everything we do.

  4. Jaimie...I love your china cabinet. What a GREAT find!!!