Thursday, March 31, 2011

I Think I might be sick I am so excited....

According to Andrea's post at From My Living LONG LAST...ANTHROPOLOGIE is opening in Vancouver this May!

pics anthropologie

Click here to see! I feel happy, oh so happy....


Sunday, March 27, 2011

...stencil lyrical love....Across the Universe

I feel very blessed. I feel loved immensely. I feel lucky. I feel nothing but love. I love my hubby.

March 25th marked the 15th year of our chance meeting. But then, there are no 'chance' meetings are there. Everything happens for a reason. I was wracking my brain thinking of the perfect gift to get Josh for our special day. We are both huge Beatles lovers. We even played All You Need is Love as we walked out after we said "I Do".

Inspired by Subway art and some lovely Beatles lyrics I stenciled Josh's favorite Beatles song on a piece of word and distressed it...I love it. He was so happy with it :) In case you haven't figured out what song the lyrics are from, it is Across the Universe...

It means so much to me to have such a fantastic hus-friend. He is my bestie. So even though we are only officially married for 21 months....we have truly been 'married' and in love for 15 years...

If you would like any details about how I did this...message me! I would love to share how made this art :) A HUGE shout out to Jenn at Clean and Scentsible for spending the day crafting with me...even if it took 7 hours ;) Lovely day spent with a long time friend.

Much love to you all,

I linked up to: I Heart Naptime, The Girl Creative, Craft0-O-Maniac, The DIY Showoff, Under The Table and Dreaming


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Dirty little secret #1 part 2

Last June I started to makeover my fireplace and mantle. Remember my Dirty little Secret #1?
Well, let's just say it took a long time to find the perfect mirror to crown the fireplace. Once I saw her on Craigs List, I knew she was fit for the area over the mantle. I finally got rid of that UGLY dirty little secret-the old light fixture! Today Mr. C and I hung her over the mantle and boy, she looks purrty!
First, we capped the wires safely and put this over the spot to close it up, tho not permanently.

Here she is...isn't she lovely?

Now I just need some spring mantle inspiration! Gonna shop my house to try and come up with something pretty! Have you changed out your mantle for spring yet?


Monday, March 14, 2011

Seems a perfect time for this again...

When it comes to death and dying
There's a special gift you share
One that Angels all admire
One that goes beyond just care

It's a gift of deep commitment
One that eases pain and fear
And alleviates the sorrow
When the hour of death is near

Yet this gift is more than comfort
More than nursing at its best
For it cradles every patient
Right up till their last request

In this gift you give compassion
Wrapped in dignity and love
And in honor of your calling
There's a tribute found above

As a tribute to your Nursing
All the care that you bestow
High above this earthly planet
Hangs a Hospice Nurse Rainbow

And this rainbow graces Heaven
A reminder of your goals
"End-of-life-care" you excel at
It's your gift to human souls

To the soul of every patient
Every brother, Mom and Dad
Every household member present
Every heart that's feeling sad

To alleviate this sadness
That engulfs a grieving heart
Counseling and intervention
Set your Nursing skills apart

So within the skies of Heaven
Bows of silver dangle high
On a rainbow made of glory
That makes every Angel sigh

And upon each bow of silver
There appears a nurse's name
As an everlasting tribute
For the Heavens to proclaim.

by E.V. Stankowski RN

"Angel of Mercy Collection"


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Craigslist Dining Table and Chairs SCORE!

This is one excited house! After watching Craigslist for what seemed like forever, we finally scored a 'suite' deal on a dining table and chairs in the style I love. It has the lines I swoon for and yet not a ton of embellishment! Perfect. A HUGE added bonus is that the buffet and hutch were also included in the deal. And by deal I mean steal! To the little ditty of $150.00. So I thought I would show you the CL images as the before sneek peek.

The hutch is obviously not pictured here but it is in mint condition. We plan to paint it white and can't wait for good weather to start. I will recover the chair seats and will likely choose a natural color linen like fabric. My question to you dear friends is as follows: What is your favorite white paint?

Have a swell day!


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Flowers from a friend

I am finally on the mend! What a whopper of a bug! As I was vacuuming today, I opened up the front door to vacuum the vestibule/mudroom and look what I found!

Pretty white Gerberas! Lovely don't you think? White and turquoise...bliss...
My profession has brought many thoughtful people into my life...thanks to my sweet friend :)



Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Nursing myself today...

For about a week now I have been feeling under the weather. This evolving flu-cold (Man-cold as my Dad would say) really packs a mean punch. I took 2 hours out of one of my 6 days off work (I get 5 days off usually as I work 12 hour days) and it nearly killed me. I was so exhausted. Anyhow, I also went to my Mom's for a family lun-ner on Oscar Night. My little medicines were the form of a 4, 6, 10 and 18 year old. LOVE THEM. One of them made me and Mr C a sweet Valentines card. I had to share it with is so adorable.

I cannot wait for us to have our own kids...such a sweet gift of love. Little Sadie is quite the artist (so is her sister!!!) Their Dad has a very very artistic bone. He is a very talented artist himself. My sis is good at drawing as well so they lucked out there! They make me feel a little better just being around them :)

Happy Day to you all,