Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Sunday Waffles, Trips to the Library, And Thrifty Finds!

Well hi there! It has been awhile. *apologetic smile*

I don't recall summer ever being this busy :P This month has toned down on all the hustle and bustle but I still feel like it's going too fast :P Ya with me?

So between work and get-togethers I have been able to fit in quite a few projects these past two months! OH FRABJUS DAY! I know, right? I have even remembered to (wait for it...) take before AND after pictures of some of the projects I've completed. I'm usually terrible at doing that, guys!  *pats self on back*

Onto the pictures!

Three Sundays ago, Robert and I unintentionally started a tradition. A WAFFLE tradition! Who knows if it will stick, but we've had waffles for three Sundays in a row now and who are we to stop it? ;) I shall proceed to make you hungry with these next couple of pictures:

My waffles topped with strawberries, blueberries, and honey. Is your mouth watering yet?

Robert's waffles topped with apricot jam, honey, and peanut butter.

We went to the library and came out with more than we'd planned :D I tried to stay away, really! But, but, just look and that scrumptious stack!

This is the dress I got myself in celebration of getting my license! It reminded me of rainbows. I like rainbows.

I also got these! Russian nesting doll key covers and a tea strainer! *squeals* I collect Russian nesting dolls, so obviously I'm in love with these.

Isn't she cute?!?! She just floats in your tea cup looking super adorable.

This is the Sacred Heart of Jesus driving cross that Mom gave me :) And the pretty heart earrings that go perfectly with a necklace Robert made me a while back.

First project! This was an old frame that Robert's Mom gave us and it happened to be the 'almost' perfect size for one of our puzzles we had been wanting to frame. So I painted it with the leftover red paint that I used in the Phantom of the Opera music room.

Voila! Robert cut the matting down to size, glued the puzzle together and onto the matting since we opted not to buy glass for it. I love it and it is now quite happily hanging in the dining room :)

Nerdy cups! Over the past year I've developed this nice collection. My family enjoys choosing who they are going to be every time they come over :)

I found the large mermaid when I was out shopping and my brother brought back this little mermaid after a trip. Both needed some tops painted on them! So here they are, all complete and awkward-free. I LOVE mermaids! Our bathroom is mermaid /sea themed and I'm always looking for something new to add.

New shoes! I've been needing some new tennis shoes for a while now and I found this brilliantly blue pair at Wally World :) I also finally had a good excuse to buy myself a pair of wellies. I've been looking for the perfect pair for a looooong time and here they are! More rainbow awesomeness :D

My niece's birthday is coming up and I was trying to think of what to get her the other day. I found these shirts in the women's section at Goodwill and came up with the idea to refashion them into dresses for her! I can't wait to see what she thinks of them!

I also found all of this on the same Goodwill trip! Some of the shirts might get refashioned for my future little girls. Goodwill is awesome.

THIS is a sign I have been wanted to create for a loooong time now and I finally did it the other day!!!!!! It will be going in our kitchen once we glue the hanging attachments on the back. The sign was inspired by the song 'Scarborough Fair'. This picture doesn't do it justice :P We don't have a lot of natural light in our house so it's hard to get really good pictures while inside.

This is my latest project. This is a desk that my sister was getting rid of and I claimed it as my own. It definitely needed some character added to it though, so I decided to give it a nice coat of paint.

I know the paint looks white in this picture but try to believe that it is really a very light blue. I just put some clear coat on it tonight so hopefully it is totally done!! It will be going into my craft room once it's dry :)

*sigh* I feel so accomplished :) I need to keep being creative 'cuz I seem to thrive when I'm working on a project!

How has your summer been so far?

Love you guys!

Cheers :)

P.S. I have read 47 books this year!!!!!!!!! How many have you read? I wish I could be as dedicated a reader as somebody else I know..... *looks meaningfully at Cait* :D Someday, I tell you! SOMEDAY.


  1. OMG THOSE WELLIES. (I call them "gumboots" in my country, but whatever.) Ever since I was little I've been obsessed with gumboots. I finally found myself a thrift-shop pair and they're my favourites. x) I love how bright your are, though, and that awesome rainbow-ish dress. YAY. And so many DIY projects...go you! I'm hopeless with projects. I get distracted very fast....heh. That's awesome that you've hit 47 books too! Nearly 50! AWESOME MILESTONE.

  2. Well, technically the term 'wellies' originated in the U.K. but I've stolen it because I like it better than what we call them here :D We call them 'rain boots' :P COMPLETELY unoriginal. In my grandparent's younger days they might have been called 'galoshes' but I'm not sure about that one....
    *Dances* I love hearing about what people in different countries call everyday things! It's so fun!!!! What do your gumboots look like? It took me forever to find a pair I liked, but then I'm rather picky about such things....hehe :)
    I usually get distracted too, but I've been trying really hard to be more crafty this year. I just have too many hobbies and not enough time :D
    47 books is probably the most I've ever read in a year, so far! I've never really counted before, but it's fun so I'm going to keep doing it :)


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