Saturday, October 15, 2011

New Treasures!!!

So, today, Saturday, on my way to check out a Goodwill I've never visited before, I see a sign for a yard sale. Screeeeee, turn...found the yard sale. (That was me making a sharp turn past the sign) I get there and 1st thing I see is a vintage red & white table. Unfortunately, I have no more room for tables and I'm not yet to the point where I will actually refurbish something. This table needed major love.

However, I quickly saw a cute mirror with a painted wooden frame that I will make a small side table out of when I have the chance. In the meantime, It's hanging up in my sitting room.

New mirror (plus a little bunny butt under the couch) in the background.     

Then, I turn around and I see a cute stool and an even cuter bench. You can see the bench above.

Sort of the same pic as above, but better view of the bun posing. ha (I am using the suitcases as footstools for now until I'm ready to make tables out of them.) Ummm...can you tell I'm obsessed with my new couch?

Then, I finally found the Goodwill and found an old Backgammon set. I remember watching my parents play the game for hours and I never paid any attention as how to play. My daughter and I decided to youtube a tutorial. We're pretty good at it.

It's a pretty cool set. The inside is wooden rather than felt.

I love treasure hunting.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Vintage Couch

Look what I found!!!!! I'm so so so so excited to have my new couch!!! Ahhhhhh!!!!! I love it!!!

Beautiful Vintage Velvet Lime Green Couch

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Baking During The Long Weekend

 I'm not much of a baker...I'm the cook in the family and teaching my kids to cook is so much fun. Especially when they make ME dinner. 99.9% of the time it turns out very yummy. HOWEVER, my daughter is obsessed with baking. She's always asking me to bake with her and I have always thought I wasn't a baker and hated it. Not that I won't do it...I just don't do it often and it usually involves savory baking rather than sweet. So, that Fall is here, I was totally in the baking mood!

And I discovered...

I loooove baking!!!! Especially with...


Maisee's Ready!!! Cherry Pistachio Biscotti (She eventually changed the hook to the actual attachment needed - she loves her mixer)
Helpin' out

They turned out DELICIOUS!!!
Then I decided to bake a pie on Sunday...this was my first pie since I was 10 yrs old. I was very proud. It turned out delicious!!!
And Maisee decided to make mini tartlets. They were sooooo yummy!