Thursday, July 14, 2011


Just a sampling of what's leaving my house.

Hopefully, never to return...

Please, somebody come and buy it all!

This is the craziest piece for sale.  Why?

I actually sold it last year.  A nice woman bought the entire set.
In addition, she bought a table and chairs from my neighbor
Just how many people do you need to sit at one table?

Anyway, this chair needed a little TLC
and my hubby felt bad selling it in the quasi-wobbly stage
(you know being a carpenter and all)

So he glued and clamped it overnight
and the woman thanked him and agreed to come the next day and pick it up...

Well, she never did.

So.....For Sale.....One lonely chair!


Monday, July 11, 2011


Crate and Barrel cereal bowls
.25 cents each!

They are sort of a rounded square and perfect size for the kids
These are currently on sale for $4 each
I got all 8 for $2!

Pretty glass votive holders
.25 cents each!

Wrought iron wine bottle and glasses display (including 4 wine glasses shown)

World Market
Insulated zippered market tote
I've seen these for upwards of $25 in various stores


Wednesday, July 06, 2011

The Revealing

My July 4th Flag Cake Reveal!

See making of cake HERE

Monday, July 04, 2011


[compliments of my 12 year old son]

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Red, White & Blue....and lots of frosting!

Made a Flag Cake today.
I'll unveil with a few pics after July 4th

Until then...
here is the making of

AND what I did with all the cake scraps

First layers (Red) done
White and Blue layers done
(and some falling apart)

The best Vanilla Extract Evah!
and some cheap whipping cream
Priorities girls, Priorities!

So what did I do with the cake scraps from the flag cake?
(drum roll please)

Even my crumbs look Patriotic!
See cake reveal HERE

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I'm a SAHM of 4 kids living in the Chicago burbs and enjoying life!

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